Gaming spending in the United States hit a record amount in June of this year and if trends continue, 2020 will be the largest in a decade…
US video game spending resulted in $1.2 billion in June, according to a recent report by NPD Group. This represents the most money spent on this form of entertainment (and competition) in the month of June since 2009. Plus, it’s an increase of 26 percent in a year-over-year comparison.
US Video Game Spending Reaches $1.2 Billion in June 2020
That’s not all, though. June is likely indicative of a bigger, ongoing trend. For instance, year-to-date gaming spending on hardware, software, accessories, and cards hit an impressive $6.6 billion. That’s a rise of 19 percent compared to the same period last year. It is also the largest total for the year-to-date period since 2010.
Among the most popular titles were The Last of Us: Part II, Animal Crossing: New Horizons, and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. One of the biggest position movers was Ring Fit Adventure, which leaped from 835th place in May to 7th during June.
Even though hardware spending dipped last month, the Nintendo Switch earned the top spot for the best selling gaming platform. Meanwhile, the Xbox Elite Series 2 Wireless Controller was the best-selling accessory.