Video Games Deliver Strong June Revenue

Video-game sales -- hardware, software, accessories/game cards -- continue to see big gains in 2020, even as stay-at-home orders are removed or soften in many states.

June revenues rose 26% to $1.2 billion, according to The NPD Group, the best results for the month in 11 years. June results are down from May sales, up 52%; and April, which climbed 73%.

June hardware sales fell 17% to $191 million. Some of this is due to the industry, which is poised to see major platform updates later this year.

Software sales in June were 49% higher to $570 million.

The best games, in terms of dollars: “The Last of Us: Part II,” followed by ”Call of Duty: Modern Warfare” and “Animal Crossing: New Horizons.”

Video-game accessories/game cards improved 29% to $417 million, with Xbox Elite Series 2 Wireless Controller the best seller.

Year-to-date video-game sales -- total revenues from hardware, software, accessories/game cards -- were 19% higher to a total of $6.6 billion, the best half-year results since 2010.

For the first six months of the year, software sales was $3.0 billion (up from $2.5 billion over the same time period a year ago) in 2019; accessories/games, $1.98 billion ($1.7 billion, in 2019)  and; hardware, $1.6 billion ($1.3 billion, 2019).

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  1. jay orban from Jays Marketing, July 19, 2020 at 3:26 a.m.

    Video games, Amazon, health @ fitness niches, and anything related to being in the house more during these covid times are booming in this day and age.

    Video games booming doesn't shock me one bit.

    They do great in all economies down or up.

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