Console and video game sales have increased since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19). This has been reflected in sales in different countries, such as the United States. This morning we tell you about the games that have broken sales records during the month of March, with an undisputed leader: Animal Crossing: New Horizons.
As reflected in the latest report from NPD Group, the start of the lockdown has exponentially increased spending on consoles, up to 63% over the previous year. In total, $461 million has been invested in consoles, divided between Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Nintendo’s hybrid console has led sales for the past month, breaking its own record, the previous peak of which was recorded during its release in March 2017.
Nintendo seems to be making a significant transition so far this year despite the turbulent period we’re going through. The launch of Animal Crossing: New Horizons has boosted sales of the console to the point where it is out of stock in many physical and online stores.