The latest gaming industry research by the NPD Group has said that the gaming industry is recession proof, while consumers are set to maintain or increase their spending on games in 2009. The NPD’s Entertainment Trends In America report claims that 65 percent of the 10,000 candidates surveyed intend to spend the same amount on video games, or more in 2009 as they did in 2008.
NPD entertainment industry analyst Russ Crupnick had this to say:
Even in the face of a down economy, entertainment remains a popular spending category. There is anxiety about the economy among entertainment buyers… but consumers have clearly shown that compelling content will get them back into the stores or theatres.
Source: Tech Radar