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Shopping centre creates man pods filled with video games to improve male shopping experience


Thousands of men have already rushed to the retail refuge to keep themselves occupied as the women in their lives take their time to shop

The huge Global Harbour mall in Shanghai, China created four glass pods featuring comfortable leather seats so the men can play retro video games.

Shopping centre creates 'man pods' filled with computer games to improve blokes' shopping experience

Mr Wu, a shopper who has grown tired of following his girlfriend shopping said: “I do not like to accompany my girlfriend shopping, so whenever we go out shopping I will look for a movie to see or find a place like this at which to eat and sit.”

The games area has already proved to be a big hit with the male shoppers as over 1,000 have used the facilities since its launch in June, according to Ruwo Smart Technology, the company behind the scheme.

Users can recline in a chair with a large screen and play video games in the area enclosed away from the busy shoppers.

The pods are free to use during its trial period, but customers will be required to pay a fee once they become a permanent fixture in the mall.

Yao Lei, a 26-year-old man who used the booth said praised the idea.

He said: “I think this idea is pretty good because nowadays many boys like me are not willing to go shopping with their girlfriends.”

The bored customers are shut off from the busy shopping mall to enjoy the retail video gams

The bored customers are shut off from the busy shopping mall to enjoy the retail video games

The huge Global Harbour mall in Shanghai, China where the pods have been installed

The huge Global Harbour mall in Shanghai, China where the pods have been installed

The remote for the retro video games which enables the customers to relax in the retail refuge

The remote for the retro video games which enables the customers to relax in the retail refuge

The centre encourages all customers to use the facility even though bored men are the pods main target audience.

Zhao Wei, an operator of one of the pods said: “We found in most malls men and women go shopping together but men cannot accept spending a long time shopping.

“Sometimes they’ll even start having arguments. So we think in this situation, we can have a product that gives a man something to do and the girls can go shopping at ease.”

The company behind the man pods said their product will give men something to do and let women shop with ease

The company behind the man pods said their product will give men something to do and let women shop with ease

Retail spending in China soared by 10 per cent in the second quarter of 2017.

The firm behind the pods have announced their plans to expand the service to other shopping malls in the future.

Source: https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/4127602/shopping-centre-creates-man-pods-games/

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