October 16, 2020
Sales of videogames, hardware and accessories continued their months-long increase as industry revenue in September increased 10% to $4.3 billion from $3.9 billion in the previous-year period, according to new data from The NPD Group. Through nine months of the year, the videogame market has increased 21% to $33.69 billion from $27.84 billion last year.
Videogame content spending increased 8% to $3.84 billion from $3.55 billion. Year-to-date revenue is up 20% to $29.78 billion from $24.98 billion.
Accessories increased 30% to a record $191 million from $46.9 million last year. The segment was driven by sales of the Xbox Elite Series 2 Wireless Controller. Consumer spending on accessories is up 26% to a record $1.6 billion from $1.27 billion.
Finally, Marvel’s Avengers and Super Mario 3D All-Stars knocked off Madden NFL 21 as the top-selling game titles in September.