US Videogame Sales Surge In March On lockdown
SAN FRANCISCO: Videogame sales in March hit their highest in over a decade, as users binged on Animal Crossing: New Horizons and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare due to lockdowns to stem the spread of the coronavirus
Sales of gaming hardware, software and accessories in the US jumped 35pc to US$1.6 billion last month from a year earlier, the highest for the month since March 2008 when sales grew over 52pc to $1.8 billion, according to data from researcher NPD.
Analysts have expected gaming sales to benefit in the near-term from the stay-at-home orders.
New-generation consoles, Microsoft’s Xbox Series X and Sony’s PlayStation 5, are expected to come out at the end of the year.