NPD: Video Game Content Sales Total $3.5 Billion In First Quarter
The video game industry tracking organization says that sales on total video game content were the same as the first quarter of a year ago, with digital content sales rising.
In the company's Games Market Dynamics: U.S. report, NPD revealed that a total of $3.5 billion had been spent on game content in the first quarter of this year. This figure consists of $1.37 billion spent on physical retail console and PC games, $559 million on used and rental physical games, and $1.59 billion on digital content (including full games, add-ons and expansion packs, subscriptions, mobile games, and social games).
The total spend of $3.5 billion is actually identical to the same quarter in 2012, although digital sales do make up a bigger piece of the pie this year.