Q2 2020 saw the US players spend $11.6 billion on video games and related products. The figure, according to the NPD Group, is an absolute record for the US market. More interestingly still, every third PS4 or Xbox One owner actually owns both consoles.
Media tracking firm Comscore found that 38 million US households had a console in May 2020. It is up 31% from the 29 million identified in May 2019.
As China and the US ease the trade war, a number of proposed trade tariffs are getting shelved. One of them is 25% import tax on consoles, which are mainly manufactured in China.
Call of Duty Mobile’s revenue neared $87 million in its first two months, even if the second month saw a considerable dip in user spend.
The trade war between China and the United States is gaining momentum. Its next victim may be TikTok, one of the most popular mobile apps in the US.
The US is on its way to becoming a nation of gamers. Their share of the entire US population reached 73 percent (last year, 67 percent played games, that we know of).
GameRefinery estimated the Q2 revenues of gaming genres in the US iOS market. Match 3 is leading by far.
The U.S.’ trade war with China might enter a new phase as the Trump administration proposes tariffs of up to 25% for thousands of imported goods. Among them are a number of items related to video…