Record video game sales in the United States in 2020
Cairo – Middle Gate | Saturday 16 January 2021, 09:07 pm
A person takes a picture of the Xbox logo, during a Microsoft press conference in Los Angeles, June 10, 2013. (AFP)
Video game sales in the United States reached a record high in 2020, reaching $ 56.9 billion, according to a report by the company “NBD Group”, Friday, confirming the positive performance in the sector driven by home quarantine measures..
The total revenues of companies operating in the sector increased by 27%, equivalent to an additional $ 12 billion, compared to 2019.
Last December was also the highest-earning in US video game history, with cumulative revenues of $ 7.7 billion, up 25%, or $ 1.5 billion, compared to December 2019..
The overwhelming majority of sales come from video game content, whether sold in non-virtual, downloadable format, or through subscriptions, various services, or expenditures on video games..
The “Call of Duty” game, available through PlayStation, Xbox and computers, generated the largest revenues in 2020, and Cold War and Modern Welfare had the highest revenues in dollars..
The Japanese company, Nintendo, won the battle of video game consoles, as its Switch machine was the top selling device, whether in terms of revenue in dollars or the number of units sold..
PlayStation 5, launched by Sony in November, ranked second in terms of the number of units sold, while the previous model, PlayStation 4, generated the second largest revenue..
NBD did not give details of the sales of the two new versions of Xbox (Series X and Series S), which Microsoft also launched in November..
Sony and Microsoft have also not released any sales figures for their new models.