United States gamers spent a record-breaking $43.4 billion in revenue on products from the video game industry in 2018.
Entertainment Software Association and The NPD Group released the stat yesterday, which hails from marketing analysis company Sensor Tower, and that revenue number is up by a whopping 18% on the $36.9 billion spent in 2017.
Hardware revenue was up 15% in 2018 to $7.5 billion. Software was up 18% to $35.8 billion the following year. All areas including console, PC and mobile saw significant growth along with subscription and game streaming services.