Us video game market revenue reached a record high of US $10.86 billion in the first quarter


Sina science and technology news Beijing time on the morning of May 16, according to foreign media reports, market research company NPD released the first quarter of 2020 game market trends in the United States, the report shows that in the first quarter of 2020 (January March), the total consumption of the U.S. video game industry reached a record $10.86 billion, an increase of 9% over the same period last year.
Video game content sales reached $9.58 billion in the first quarter, up 11% from the same period last year. Digital game consoles and PC content, mobile device and subscription spending, and hardware and accessories categories have all grown.
“Animal Animal Crossing:”, “call of Duty 4: Modern War (Call of Duty: Modern Warfare)”, “annihilation Warrior: Eternal (DOOM Eternal)”, “Dragon Ball: kakarat (“) “,” night of the fortress “,” Grand Theft Auto 5 “(Animal). 5) Games like “minecraft”, “MLB the show 20” and “NBA 2k20” were the best in the first quarter.
“In this challenging time, video games have brought comfort and connections to millions of people,” said mat piscutella, an analyst in the game industry at NPD group. Nowadays, more and more people stay at home, playing games is not only a kind of recreation and escape, but also a way to keep in touch with family and friends. The game industry saw sales growth in the first quarter of this year, whether in gaming consoles, mobile phones, personal computers or virtual reality. ”
The decline of other hardware platforms was offset by the strong growth of Nintendo switch hardware and software sales, so the entire video game hardware market grew by 2% in this quarter, reaching $773 million. In the first quarter of this year, sales of video game accessories, including game consoles, headphones, joysticks and other peripherals, also increased by 1% to $503 million. (maple)