Gamers Spent $10.7 Billion in September, Mostly on Sports

Simulated sports title “NBA 2K21” outsold all other games in September, SuperData finds

Sales of sports video games led by “NBA 2K21” propelled worldwide digital gaming spend to $10.7 billion in September, up 14% annually and continuing the momentum from last month.

Nielsen’s gaming analysis outfit, SuperData, wrote in a recent report on player spending that console earnings were up 40% in September compared to last year, driven by the typically busy fall game release schedule.

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Samson Amore

Samson Amore

Gaming and technology reporter • samson.amore@thewrap.com • Twitter: @Samsonamore