Good results for the video game industry at the end of the Covid-19

The American video game market is riding the momentum linked to the health crisis with very good results in the second quarter of 2021.

According to a recent report by the NPD Group (via MediaPlayNews), total spending by Americans on the video game industry in the second quarter of 2021 was $ 14 billion, 2% higher than in the same period. last year.

Video games, essential consumer hobby

Following an unprecedented boom last year due to the health crisis, the fact that growth continues shows that video games have become an important part of consumers' leisure and social life. In detail, gains are observed in the areas of PC content, Cloud, virtual reality (excluding console), mobile and subscriptions. Only consoles and console games are seeing a decline, despite the arrival of new PS5 and Xboxes, which are difficult to find due to permanent or almost permanent out of stock.

List of the most popular games

The best-selling and played games this past quarter are: Among Us, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, Call of Duty: Warzone, Candy Crush Saga, Candy Crush Soda Saga, Clash of Clans, Coin Master, Fortnite, Garena Free Fire, Genshin Impact, Grand Theft Auto V, Homescapes, Mario Kart 8, Mass Effect: Legendary Edition, Minecraft, MLB The Show 21, New Pokémon Snap, Pokémon Go, PUBG Mobile, Resident Evil: Village, and Roblox.