Basketball Fans Push Digital Game Spending to Record $10.8 Billion in August

“What’s happened since lockdown has started is spending month over month has jumped drastically,” SuperData analyst Carter Rogers tells TheWrap

Worldwide spend on digital games totaled a record $10.8 billion in August, up 16% from last year and driven by a surge in simulated sports titles including “NBA 2K20.”

Players have been dropping more money on games since April, when the market crossed the $10 billion threshold for the first time and generated an estimated $11 billion, according to revised analysis from Nielsen’s SuperData, which tracks monthly spending on digital video games across consoles, mobile and PC.

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Samson Amore

Samson Amore

Technology and gaming reporter • samson.amore@thewrap.com • Twitter: @Samsonamore