COVID-19 impact on monthly video gaming service subscribers worldwide 2020

Video game subscription services provide gamers with access to a library of hundreds of video games for a fixed subscription fee, often offering different tiers which provide various features and upgrades. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, many people turned to video gaming as a form of entertainment during long periods of being locked down at home. During a global survey in June 2020, over 60 percent of subscribers to video gaming subscription services stated that they were likely to spend more time gaming as a result of the pandemic.

Impact of COVID-19 on time spent gaming among monthly gaming subscription services users worldwide as of June 2020

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Release date

October 2020



Survey time period

May and June 2020

Number of respondents

13,000 respondents

Age group

13 years and older

Special properties

e.g. Xbox Game Pass, EA Access

Method of interview

Online survey

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