HONOLULU (AP) - A new report shows that the video gaming industry in Hawaii added more than $23 million to the state's economy and employed 165 people last year.
The Entertainment Software Association reported the figures this week as part of a report detailing the industry's impact across the country.
Hawaii's 165 video game developers work at five locations in the state.
The report shows that the interactive entertainment software industry had real annual growth exceeding 10 percent compared to the state's overall growth of about 1.4 percent.
Nationwide, California had the largest number of video game employees at more than 13,000, followed by Texas, Washington, New York and Massachusetts.
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