Well, gamers. Congratulations.
You’ve officially spent more on video games in the past few months than you’ve ever done before, quite a feat considering how explosive the growth in gaming has been (and continues to be) over the past decade.
According to a report from the NPD Group, video game sales in the U.S continued to break records, with total spend hitting a high of $11.2 billion between July and September of this year. That’s an increase of 24% (yes, an entire quarter more) than last year’s figures.
The best-performing titles included Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, Fortnite, Minecraft, and Marvel’s Avengers. Games industry analyst Mat Piscatella expects figures to continue to rise as time goes on:
“We continue to see more video game players, playing for more hours, across more devices. We can anticipate another record-breaking quarter in Q4,”. With current world affairs as they currently are, it’s no surprise spending on digital entertainment has skyrocketed over previous months.
As we enter a new era of next-generation games and the technology fuelling such advancements, I think we can expect to continue seeing new records being made, particularly as the gaming market continues to grow.
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