Video game market, record month of July 2021

Several billion dollars were spent by players around the world for a record July 2021.

After a record month of January, the video game market continues to conquer the world.

4.6 billion dollars for July 2021

According to the latest figures from the NPD group (via mediaplaynews), consumer spending for the video game market - machines, accessories and games - reached $ 4.6 billion in July 2021, compared to $ 4.18 billion last year for the same period, at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic. It was also the best July ever for the video game market.

PS5 and Xbox Series X / S a little more available in store

The slightly better availability of the new PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X / S consoles of course contributed to this result, and the sale of consoles totals $ 323 million in revenue, 98% better than in July 2020, and the best month of July since 2008.

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword tops games

The games for their part generate $ 4 billion in revenue, 6% better than last year with topping the list The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, followed by the inevitable Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War. Since the start of the year (or seven months), the total video game market totals $ 33.5 billion, or 14% better than last year for the same period.