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Games market hits record in April

The sector was driven by the pandemic, and continues to show growth trends!

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The Global Games Market, hit a record this April, record this of US $ 10.5 billion! The value represents an increase of 17% compared to the same month in 2019!

With the social isolation resulting from the pandemic, markets based on face-to-face laser have had great losses, from theme parks, cinemas, clubs, etc. with the game market.

The demand for a hobby, coupled with an “excess of time”, has made a huge increase in the sales of digital games! To give you an idea, the Remake of Final Fantasy 7, has sold 2.2 million in digital units just last month! what surpasses the Marvel's Spider-Man, plays that previously held the title of most digital launch sales (for Playstation 4 exclusive games).

The remakes had a good highlight, perhaps because it was a childhood memory for people who didn't have time to play for a long time, as they are away from their services they have extra time, in this case, in addition to Final Fantasy 7, the remake of Resident Evil 3 it also sold more than 1 million digital copies.

But it's not just PCs and big games like Xbox and Playstation that are on the rise. Likewise, Nintendo also showed an increase in sales of the Nintendo Switch. And its new title Animal Crossing: New Horizons was the game that sold the most so far, US $ 3.6 million digital units!

In addition to selling titles, in-game consumption too!

Part of the increase in spending on games is not only related to their purchase, but also to consumption within them, that's why, since the beginning of the quarantine, several titles have been distributed for free as a form of aid and encouragement to isolation. Among them, he recently had the Grand Theft Auto V (GTA 5) that was distributed for free in the promotion of Epic Games.

The increase in players of free titles has also increased significantly, another example is Fortnite, which in addition to increasing the number of players month by month, has been showing its biggest gains since 2019.

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Student of Information Systems, a lover of games, anime and technology in general. In addition to being a writer for News Geek, I also write for other sites, which belong to Grupo SED.

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