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Friday, April 16, 2021

Record Gaming Sales

 Implications? Increase of spare time? Increase of game hardware sales. Less serious work being done?   Opportunities for more gamification?    Will this continue postpandemic?

We're still spending record amounts on gaming, a year into the pandemic in Engadget  By J. Fingas  @jonfingas 

The PS5 and Switch played key roles in the sales surge.  

Video game sales are still smashing records roughly a year after the COVID-19 pandemic led many people to stay indoors. The NPD Group has determined that video game spending in the US surged 18 percent in March 2021 compared to a year earlier, hitting a new record of $5.6 billion. Hardware sales in particular jumped 47 percent to $680 million, breaking a March record that hasn't been touched since 2008 — yes, the heyday of the Wii, PS3 and Xbox 360.  ... "

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