Home » World News » Video gaming is thriving under coronavirus conditions
Video gaming is thriving under coronavirus conditions
Coronavirus crisis leading to video gaming spike: Gamer World News entertainment host
Gamer World News entertainment host ‘Captain’ Rob Steinberg explains why the spread of coronavirus in China has led to an increase in video gaming.
Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here.
Continue Reading Below
It’s not just TV that is having a resurgence during the coronavirus pandemic. The video game industry is having its best month in terms of sales – having increased by 35 percent in the past year thus far with about $1.6 billion spent in the month of March alone, according to data compiled by The NPD Group.
This large number combines spending on gaming accessories, hardware and software.
VIDEO GAME COULD GENERATE CORONAVIRUS VACCINE
The only other year to have higher first-quarter revenue in video game history was 2008, which yielded $1.8 billion by March as The Great Recession began to escalate with a national unemployment rate of 5.1 percent.