COVID-19: Plague Inc. game sales increase 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic that spread across the world at the beginning of 2020 was not only a big threat to public health, but also to the entire entertainment industry. While cinemas and theaters closed their doors to try to stem the spread of the disease, many people turned to home entertainment and gaming during periods of self-isolation. In a reflection of the real-life situation, Plague Inc. is a mobile game that challenges people to spread a lethal disease across the world. Global downloads of this game increased by 123 percent during the crisis in comparison to the same time last year.

Increase in sales and downloads of Plague Inc. as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic worldwide as of March 2020

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Release date

March 2020

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

as of March 2020

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year-to-date, compared with the same period last year

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