The new generation of consoles is fueling growth across all gaming categories in the United States. Hardware saw a 144% year-over-year surge, but software also grew 36%, according to industry-tracking firm The NPD Group. January 2021 consumer spending across video game hardware, content, and accessories reached a January record $4.7 billion, said NPD analyst Mat Piscatella.

Source: N4G PC January 2021 NPD: Nintendo games and holiday hits lead surging sales