Why Digital Gaming Is Expected to Increase This Summer

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“This year isn’t like most, so we’re seeing major titles come out regardless of the season,” SuperData analyst Carter Rogers tells TheWrap

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Digital sales of new video games are expected to gain steam this summer as the industry drops several blockbuster releases, and consumer spending could set a new monthly record for what is otherwise a typically slow sales season. June’s digital console games sales are expected to surpass May sales, thanks to new releases this month that include Naughty Dog’s “The Last of Us Part II,” Riot Games’ new first-person shooter title “Valorant,” and a third season of “Fortnite.” July, typically the slowest month of the year for the industry, also will see the release of Sony Interactive Entertainment’s first-person action-adventure game “Ghost of Tsushima.