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Final Fantasy 7 Remake topped April video game sales.

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Following a great first quarter, Video game sales continued to increase in April, according to a report by the NPD research company, jumped 73% from April last year. Sales reached $ 1.5 billion this month, beating the record US $ 1.2 billion set in April 2008. That figure includes sales of software, hardware, accessories, and game cards for the month.

“So far, this is the wildest one-month data I’ve ever seen,” said Mat Piscatalla, a video game industry analyst with NPD. “We are talking about levels of spending and demand that are unprecedented in the US market for video game. “

According to the CNET Gamespot sister site, Final Fantasy 7 Remake have big first month and is the top seller for April. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare continued to sell well months after its release and was the best-selling game of the year. Animal Crossing: New Horizons is game No. 2 for 2020. Overall, software sales totaled $ 662 million for the month, surpassing the previous record of $ 642 million set in April 2008.

Hardware sales were also historically good, with hardware spending surging 163% over the same period last year, to $ 420 million. And Nintendo Switch The sales set a record for new hardware sales, NPD said, beating the previous record set by Nintendo Wii sales in 2009.

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