The Texas town of Laredo rounds out the top three, joining fellow top-10 border town El Paso, which is No. 7 on the list.
This strange marriage of common interest between border towns and the bourgeois ‘burbs tells me one thing–how much we spend on games seems to have nothing to do with how much we make. The median household income in Huntington is just over $100,000 and more than three times the median figure in Laredo. Makes you wonder if the people in Laredo will appreciate playing Battlefield 3 three times as much as people on Long Island.
My theory is different though. In the same way that our local Walmart and many other chain stores are top in sales, it isn’t because Laredoans spend their money there, it is shoppers from Mexico. You think? Maybe? They list another oft visited border city, El Paso, too. But Laredo… Laredo often breaks retail records for sales. Who knows – maybe I am writing something no one will ever read because they are off playing games.