January 18th, 2021, 22:46 Posted By: wraggster
US games sales gained new heights in 2020, with total spending reaching $56.9 billion. That's a 27% increase year-on-year, according to tracking firm NPD's latest report.
Software represented the vast majority (86%) of this figure, with game content spending reaching $48.9 billion in 2020. That included physical and digital games, DLC, and subscription across console, cloud, mobile, portable, PC and VR platforms. Software sales were up 26% compared to 2019.
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War was the best-selling game of 2020, followed by another CoD title, Modern Warfare. It's the 12th year in a row that the Call of Duty franchise is at the top of the annual US charts -- a record. Animal Crossing: New Horizons made it to No.3 for 2020.
"In 2020, [Animal Crossing: New Horizons] achieved the highest physical dollar sales for a Nintendo-published game in a calendar year since Wii Fit Plus in 2010," said NPD's VG industry analyst, Mat Piscatella.
2020 sees record US games spending at $56.9bn | US Annual Report | GamesIndustry.biz
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