Since Mark Zuckerberg announced the rebranding of Facebook to Meta, more attention has been paid to the metaverse.
Although Meta has been struggling to achieve its goals, the digital world has been thriving, and business is definitely booming. By 2030, the metaverse space is expected to produce revenue as high as $5 trillion. Several investments have been made toward the growth of the metaverse. However, only some people are fully supportive of the immersive virtual world.
In a study conducted by CoinKickoff, 19 of the most popular metaverses and 1.6 million tweets were taken into consideration. There was also research on metaverse-focused keywords on Google in 192 countries.
According to the survey of the 1.6 million tweets, Vietnam sits at the top of the list of countries that love metaverses, owning 56.8% of the tweets showing support for the virtual world. The second and third countries up on the list are the Philippines and Ukraine with 56.2% and 54.9% of the surveyed batch. Up next is the African country Nigeria with 51.4% and Indonesia with 49.9%. At the close of 2022, Turkey with 46.6% had begun testing its CBDC.
On the other hand, Ireland, Denmark, New Zealand, the United States of America, and Canada own 14.4%, 13.2%, 12.8%, 12.2%, and 12% of negative tweets in the survey respectively.
Half of the ten most optimistic countries about the metaverse are on the Asian continent, which highlights the region’s positivism about extended reality tech. Since its debut last year, Axie Infinity, which is one of the most popular metaverse games in Vietnam, has accumulated a total of 2.5 million players.
Residents of the Philippines have shown the most interest with a shocking 2,421 Google searches for 1000 people. In May 2022, the country hosted the largest metaverse conference in Asia in its capital city of Manila.
Although America is on the list of countries that hate the metaverse, studies show that citizens are becoming open to the concept. 75% of the country’s population know about the metaverse and over half use platforms based on the metaverse. An Ipsos poll shows that 41% of these familiar users are curious, and over 30% are eager to see the metaverse’s potential.
Although the metaverse has gotten more publicity and popularity due to Roblox, Minecraft, and other major names in the gaming industry, tech giants, like Meta, have also shown a considerable amount of interest in pushing the metaverse world forward.