Day: August 15, 2020

Three Billion People Worldwide Now Play Video Games, New Report Shows

A new report by DFC Intelligence has revealed that, as of mid-2020, there are nearly 3.1 billion global video game consumers.

With nearly 8 billion people around the world, this means that about 40% of of our population plays video games of some form. The fastest growing segment of these consumers are those who only play games on their smartphones. This accounts for almost half of all video game consumers.

Of those nearly 3.1 billion players, only about 8% are dedicated console consumers, but this group has the highest per-user spending.

1.5 billion, or 48% of global video game consumers,

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I Was Supposed to Compete in the Pokemon World Championships Today

I was supposed to compete in the 2020 Pokemon World Championships today.

Originally scheduled to kick off on August 14 and run through the weekend, the event would have brought together hundreds of pro Pokemon players to see who was the very best like no one ever was. It was meant to be held in London as a thematic tie-in to the new Galar region from Pokemon Sword and Shield inspired by Great Britain.

But as we all know, the coronavirus pandemic has caused the cancellation of not only gaming events around the globe but sports, movies, and pretty much

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Nintendo Switch Was The Best-Selling Console In The US In July 2020

The NPD Group has revealed various games industry sales charts for last month and 2020 so far. According to the industry analysts, Nintendo’s Switch was the best-selling console for July 2020, and also remains the best-selling console hardware for the year-to-date.

NPD analyst Mat Piscatella shared the tweet below showing a small decline in industry-wide year-on-year hardware spending, as well as highlighting Nintendo’s Switch success:

With the arrival of

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