The quarantine life has become a dream come true for many people. They are slacking off, eating their favorite food, doing their favorite activities, and watching Netflix all day long. However, among the other popular activities that have been boosted in the quarantine, video gaming is also an activity perfectly suited for the quarantine life.
Today, gamers come in all ages because we are in the pinnacle of the online gaming scene, which many people enjoy. Not only it acts as an immersive distraction from the state of the world right now, but it also allows the players to be social and interact with their friends or even strangers without even having to leave their home. Moreover, there are a lot of video game options these days, and someone who doesn’t play video games that much can also find something of their liking in a video game.
The gaming industry has been at a rise as more and more Americans are opting for video games to be their activity of choice in the pandemic. The US video game industry posted some impressive results in the last four months of lockdown.
According to the industry data from NPD Group, the total spending on video game hardware, software, accessories, and anything video game-related summed up to $1.2 billion in June 2020 alone. This number was the highest since 2009 when the Wii console came out. In terms of video game sales, this year has proven to be a great year for it.
The trend started in March when the lockdown was imposed, and despite the majority of the businesses sinking, the video game industry is one of the few industries that is still thriving in the pandemic. Take a look at the following infographic for a comparison of video game sales of this year to the last two years.
Infographic by: statista.com