Chinese Shopping Centre Sets Up Gaming Booths For Tired Shoppers

By Brian Ashcraft on at

For those who need a break or a place to wait while your significant other shops, there are these.

As pointed out by The Paper (via Shanghaiist), the booths were installed in Shanghai’s Global Harbor Mall for a one-month test period. For those who don’t want to game, they can watch TV.

These “private lounges” promote themselves as a “husband relaxation” spaces. The idea is that wives can ditch their partners in them and go look in stores. (However, pictures and footage online naturally show that it's not just men using them.)

[Image:The Paper via Macy Studio]

The booths don’t have air-conditioning or ventilation, which probably helps inadvertently limit how long people will want to relax in them.