Videogame sales in March hit their highest in over a decade.
As the coronavirus shut down the country and forced millions inside their homes, certain businesses including gaming, online streaming and video conferencing have witnessed a boost in user engagement.
Sales of gaming hardware, software and accessories in the United States jumped 35% to $1.6 billion last month from a year earlier, according to data from research firm NPD.
According to Reuters, with games like “Animal Crossing: New Horizons”,“NBA 2K20”, and “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare”, sales are the highest for the month since March 2008, when sales grew over 52% to $1.8 billion, NPD analyst Mat Piscatella said. New-generation consoles, Microsoft Corp’s (MSFT.O) Xbox Series X and Sony’s PlayStation 5, are expected to come out at the end of the year.