US game sales up 30% during Q1 2021 | US Quarterly Report

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Consumer spending on gaming reached $14.92 billion from January to March 2021, NPD Group reports

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Games consumer spending during Q1 2021 increased 30% year-on-year in the US to reach $14.92 billion, according to the latest NPD Group report.

Growth was experienced across all gaming categories from January to March, with hardware in particular rising a healthy 81% year-on-year.

Content spending was up 25% to $12.8 billion, while accessories saw a 42% boost.

The report highlighted some best sellers during the quarter, including Among Us, Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, Super Mario 3D

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