In a report by NDP Group, US Consumer spending reached an insane amount of $10.86 billion. This is a nine percent increase from the last year’s first-quarter record. Moreover, this number is taken from the first quarter of 2020. These numbers are gathered from the sales of video games, hardware, software, online and physical purchases.
Various games made up such number in the US. The most games sold include Grand Theft AUTO V, Minecraft, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Doom Eternal, Dragon Ball Z: Kokarot, Fortnite (micro-transactions), NBA 2K20, and MLB The Show 20.
“Video games have brought comfort and connection to millions during this challenging time,” said Mat Piscatella, games industry analyst at The NPD Group.
“As people have stayed at home more, they’ve utilized gaming not only as a diversion and an escape, but also as a means of staying connected with family and friends. Whether it was on console or mobile, PC or virtual reality, gaming experienced play and sales growth during the first quarter.”
The 9 percent hike is particularly because of Coronavirus. Most of the countries have imposed complete lockdown. Hence, everyone is home playing games or streaming Netflix. Due to Coronavirus, we have seen a lot of records. Steam broke its record numerous times. Xbox Game Pass also saw a massive increase in its player base. Call of Duty Warzone player base reached 50+ million in a month.