MTV Multiplayer writes:
"People spend $15 a month to play "World of Warcraft", but if your MMO content was completely free, as it is in "Perfect World International," would you pay for items simply for convenience or a unique costume style?
We told you that some "Perfect World International" players spent $50 on a unique mount, but there was the possibility it was a one-time investment. Pacific Crest Securities analyst Evan Wilson said that's not the case.
Parker follows Perfect World, the company that runs "Perfect World International," and told MTV Multiplayer Chinese gamers spend an average of $10 a month on items in the game's marketplace. These items are optional."