Being stuck at home during the Nintendo Switch a boost. Sales of the device more than doubled in March compared with last year, according to The NPD Group. The launch of last month also likely gave the Nintendo Switch a leg up.may have given the
increased 63% to $461 million, The NPD Group said in a release. Software increased by 34%, and accessories and game cards sales grew by 12%.and also each saw sales go up by more than 25% year over year in March, according to a Tuesday report by VentureBeat. Total spending on video game hardware this month
"As communities have practiced social distancing and observed stay at home orders across the United States over the past weeks, many people have turned to video games as a means of finding connections," Mat Piscatella, games industry analyst at The NPD Group, said in a statement. "Whether together on the couch playing locally, or playing online, gaming has generated increased engagement, which has resulted in corresponding increases in consumer spend."