Consumer spending in the US on video games surged further in April, touching $1.5 billion and making a new record for the month as people stayed home.
Video game sales rose 73 percent overall from April last year, according to market research firm The NPD Group.
“The year-to-date sales of the Switch are the highest of any platform in US history, topping the run of the Nintendo Wii in January-April 2009,” said games industry analyst Mat Piscatella.
Games like Call of Duty: Modern Warfare topped by the debut of Final Fantasy VII: Remake which became third-best overall this year.
In the January-March quarter, the overall total spending on video gaming reached a record of $10.86 billion.
Nintendo Switch devices had an especially good sales quarter, helping push hardware sales up 2 percent over a year ago to $773 million.
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Overall total industry consumer spending on video gaming saw an increase of 9 percent, compared to the same time period last year.
“Video Games have brought comfort and connection to millions during this challenging time,” said Piscatella.