It is a passion that regained real momentum in 2020. While many economic sectors found themselves in crisis during this year marked by the coronavirus crisis in France, video game sales are on the rise. Purchases of digital games have jumped 183% since the start of the global pandemic.

The total video game market was experiencing a slowdown before the arrival of Covid-19, with almost 16% loss. Since the establishment of containment, a 51% increase has been observed. A way for the French to escape during the long weeks of confinement, but also to maintain the bond with those close to them through online games. A passion for these activities which is confirmed with the enthusiasm for the new Sony console: the Playstation 5. In less than 5 minutes on the day of its release, stocks were sold at all the merchant sites.

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