Matt Piscatella of NPD has released a forecast for the US video game market for the holiday season, which begins in early November. He expects total spending on video games in the US to reach $ 13.4 billion in November and December, up 24% from last year and setting a new record for the holiday season. The release of PS5 and Xbox Series X / S will especially boost sales.
The best-selling console should be Nintendo Switch, because PS5 and Xbox Series X / S shipments won’t be enough to power the market. They will be one of the hottest gifts of the season. The deficit will persist throughout 2021.
The best-selling game of the year and season will be Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War. If this happens, it will mean that the Call of Duty game has become the best-selling game in the United States for 12 consecutive years.
Piscatella added that the total money spent on video games in 2020 could exceed $ 50 billion, a new record for the US market.