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US players spent less money on video games now than they did last year

What you need to know

  • According to the NPD Group, spending on video games has fallen compared to 2021.
  • Spending for Q2 2022 reached $12.35 billion in the US, a decline of $1.78 billion compared to Q2 2021.
  • The NPD Group cited a lack of new game releases and the rising costs of necessities like food and gas as some of the reasons for the decline in spending.

Players in the US are spending less money on video games compared to last year, according to a report from the NPD Group.

The NPD Group shared (opens in new tab) A report on Q2 2022 spending across the video game industry in the US, revealing that spending reached $12.35 billion for the quarter, a drop of $1.78 billion compared to 2021.

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