Gaming Spend Hits Record $10 Billion As Shelter-in-Place Continues

Nintendo’s “Animal Crossing: New Horizons” sold more digital games than any console game in history within its first month, SuperData principal analyst Carter Rogers tells TheWrap

Consumer spending on video games and hardware grew 11% to a record $10 billion in March, as gamers both new and experienced sought new ways to entertain themselves during quarantine. The sudden rise is expected to level off slightly once the COVID-19 virus is quelled, but analysts remain optimistic the overall upward momentum will continue.

Several analysts noted the record-high gaming spend in March, including SuperData, a Nielsen company tracking the gaming industry.

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Samson Amore

Samson Amore

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