- COVID-19 saw video games explode in popularity, as consumers were forced to stay at home and keep themselves entertained.
- In the year to date, $29.4 billion of video games have been sold in the US – a 23% increase from the same period last year.
- Mobile game sales on iPhones rose 44% in Japan and 20% in the European Union in July, according to data from Sensor Tower.
Video games were already growing in popularity before the coronavirus pandemic. But now they’re everywhere.
Gaming sales in the US in August increased 37% year-over-year to $3.3 billion, according to the market research firm NPD Group. That’s the fifth straight month of huge jumps in sales compared to the same periods in 2019.
After a “low” point of 26% growth in June, sales in the US have accelerated the past two months—a sign that video games continue to surge in…