Video games have continued to see a significant boon in sales despite lockdown restrictions all but stopping in the US.
In June total spend in the sector jumped 26 per cent year-on-year to $1.2 billion, marking the highest June spending figure in over a decade.
According to the latest figures from NPD, the video gaming industry raked in a whopping $6.6 billion, again marking the highest figure since 2010.
JUNE 2020 US NPD THREAD – June 2020 tracked spending across Video Game hardware, software, accessories and game cards totaled $1.2 billion, gaining 26% when compared to a year ago. This is the highest tracked spend for a June month since $1.3 billion was reached in June 2009. pic.twitter.com/VliGtYt4sc
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By category, gaming software sales hit $570 million, aided by the highly anticipated release of Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us: Part II, which was the best selling game during the month.
The Nintendo Switch was once again the bestselling console during the month, however hardware sales overall declines by 17 per cent to $191 million.