Video Games

Video Game Sales Are Extremely Seasonal

As millions of Americans are kicking off their holiday shopping season this weekend, Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals involving video game hard- and software are among the hottest bargains once again this year.

And while total video game industry sales from January through October are down more than 10 percent compared to the same period of 2018, it won't be until the end of December that we find out whether 2019 will be remembered as a successful year for the gaming industry or not.

As the following chart shows, video game sales are extremely seasonal. According to the NPD Group, video game spending usually peaks in November and December, with monthly sales that are often more than three times as high as they are during the rest of the year.

Description

This chart shows monthly video game industry sales in the United States.

Download Chart
+
Revenue of the U.S. video game industry 2017-2019
+
Monthly revenue of the U.S. video game industry 2017-2019, by segment
+
Software revenue of the U.S. video game industry 2017-2019
+
Monthly hardware revenue of the U.S. video game industry 2017-2019
+
Monthly accessory revenue of the U.S. video game industry 2017-2019
+
Canada video game industry revenue share 2019, by source

Any more questions?

Get in touch with us quickly and easily.
We are happy to help!

Do you still have questions?

Feel free to contact us anytime using our contact form or visit our FAQ page.

Statista Content & Information Design

Research, storytelling, infographics & presentation design on any topic in your corporate design.

More Information