U.S. Consumer Spending on Video Games Reaches $19.5 Billion in the First Half of 2018

cageymaru

Fully [H]
Joined
Apr 10, 2003
Messages
20,728
U.S. consumers spent $19.5 billion on video games in the first half of 2018 with $16.9 billion coming from a 43% increase in video game content sales according to The NPD Group. Hardware sales increased by 21% to $1.7 billion which is a 7-year high. Not to be outdone, accessory sales increased 41% with headsets and headphones doubling in sales.

"Video Game industry spending in the U.S. showed strong growth in the first half of 2018, with content sales driving performance across all platform segments including mobile, console, portable, and PC," said Mat Piscatella, games industry analyst at The NPD Group. "Hardware and accessories also reflected strong performance, while the evolving segment of subscription spending has experienced an accelerated growth rate. I maintain an optimistic outlook for the remainder of 2018, thanks in part to the strong lineup of titles set to be released in the fourth quarter. This, combined with continued strength in hardware and accessory spending, should result in double-digit annual percentage gains for the total market."
 

RealBeast

Gawd
Joined
Aug 4, 2010
Messages
648
So they made better games and sold more? But I thought that piracy caused poor sales, and if they made better games they would sell fewer. hmm ;)
 

vegeta535

Supreme [H]ardness
Joined
Jul 19, 2013
Messages
7,323
I
Are these actual sales of the game themselves or micro-transaction type revenue?
It says 16.8 billion ingame content sakes
So they made better games and sold more? But I thought that piracy caused poor sales, and if they made better games they would sell fewer. hmm ;)
It would of been 20 billion if it wasn't for those damn pirates.
 

Uvaman2

2[H]4U
Joined
Jan 4, 2016
Messages
3,143
I

It says 16.8 billion ingame content sakes

It would of been 20 billion if it wasn't for those damn pirates.
Freaking sad.
I guess these are my last years of being a 'gamer' of any sort.
I will not join the bullshit of micro transactions in endless games, and all the bullshit.
They can go screw themselves... them and all the billions that prove me wrong, and them right over and over and over year after year after year.
 

PenGunn

Limp Gawd
Joined
May 30, 2013
Messages
349
OK. Well I finally bought Doom at $10. It got cheap enough, I still have Rage. ;)
 

CptCabbit

Limp Gawd
Joined
Jun 15, 2017
Messages
265
Freaking sad.
I guess these are my last years of being a 'gamer' of any sort.
I will not join the bullshit of micro transactions in endless games, and all the bullshit.
They can go screw themselves... them and all the billions that prove me wrong, and them right over and over and over year after year after year.

I dunno man. There has been a huge influx of absolutely stellar games containing absolutely 0 microtransactions in recent years.
 

Private_Ops

[H]ard|Gawd
Joined
Jun 4, 2007
Messages
1,870
Pretty sure I've spend around $100-150 in the last two years. Not much catches my interest anymore.
 

tetris42

Supreme [H]ardness
Joined
Apr 29, 2014
Messages
4,518
Done. You should too.
I guess you called my bluff. I wasn't actually expecting someone to advocate for the removal of essentially all of human culture. With a view like that, I have no idea what your own personal situation is, but I think it's safe to say I'm certainly not envious of it.
 

Probleminfected

[H]ard|Gawd
Joined
Dec 20, 2013
Messages
1,392
I guess you called my bluff. I wasn't actually expecting someone to advocate for the removal of essentially all of human culture. With a view like that, I have no idea what your own personal situation is, but I think it's safe to say I'm certainly not envious of it.

Working, making cash, but mostly just trolling here...

People can do whatever they like. I just have zero time for video games these days and every time I play one there’s a voice in the back of my head telling me I should be doing other things, like fixings things around the house, cleaning, learning something productive etc.

Anyway, have fun.
 
Top