US game spending up 18% to $5.6 billion in March, says NPD

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The industry-tracking NPD Group today reported its results for March today, showing growing US game spending for the 13th straight month.

Industry-wide, the NPD Group found that last month’s US spending on games was up 18% year-over-year to $5.6 billion.

Hardware saw the greatest growth, with sales up 47% to $680 million.

Nintendo’s Switch led the way in terms of both unit sales and dollar sales for March, but the PlayStation 5 continues to sell well enough that it has brought in the most dollar sales of a platform over the first quarter of the year.

According to the NPD Group,

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