This is something that doesn’t come as a shock. People are inside their homes, and they have nothing to do. Only two industries are there that are earning the most revenue. One of them is streaming services like Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Hotstar and now the second one we know is the gaming industry.
The Raising Stats Of the Gaming Industry
According to news, the gaming giant EA (Electronic Arts) reported sales worth more than 102 million monthly. This is huge, they are one of the most popular companies, but they would never have thought about such good sales. This is the effect of lockdown. People have so much time and less to do; schools, colleges, offices, and everything else that kept people busy have been closed. There is one thing now that is left: their computer and their laptops. These people have been watching movies and shows for a long time now; there is a limit, and people need something interactive. What can be better than a game?
Features That Are Making People More Attracted To Online Games
Let’s look at the things that are increasing the interest of people in the gaming industry during this lockdown:
There are multiplayer games available. This is when people cannot go out or hang out with their friends. Multiplayer games are no less than their saviors. These games are a great way to enjoy this time with friends. There are team games that they can play with other teams like ‘Counter-Strike’ or ‘PUBG’ and then there is FIFA, NBA, and American football. All these games allow people to dive into a competitive arena with several players from different parts of the same country or maybe from the world. Some games like chess and ludo are getting as multiplayer games, too. People have even found ways of playing games like truth and dare and singing games virtually. This lockdown and this virus have taught everyone how to use technology to stay close even when everyone is far away.
2. Better Way Of Passing Time
Playing games is a better way of passing time than anything else. It is fun, refreshing, and thrilling. It is everything but never boring until the players play a game that is not their type. There are so many options available, and the users do not have to sit idle and watch compared to other things they do nowadays to pass the time. Everything is good at its place, but gaming gives fun like nothing else.
3. Great Offers
Game companies have launched many tempting offers that people can’t refuse. No matter how big these companies offer, they know that they will gain profit because of the number of people who will buy their games. Gaming giants mostly do this as they know people will not miss these offers now. EA has made sales that will maintain a record for a long time. 102 million in a month is a significant achievement. They have made the gamers run behind them.
4. Change From Streaming And Other Things
Gaming is a good change from all people’s activities in this lockdown. This keeps their mind working and is also a great way of dealing with stress. Competitive games are a great place to vent out the frustration. Some games will even release tension because of their music, graphics, and gameplay. It is all good when a person is playing a game.
A Rise Of The Gaming Industry During Lockdown
The best types of games are POV shooting games and sports games, though EA is not yet into POV shooting games. They still are legends in sports games. They were the ones who brought the revolution of the cricket PC game. Brian Lara was one game that was there, but it was complex. EA has both graphics and simplicity in its gameplay. The games developed by EA in the past few years are vibrant in terms of graphics and very entertaining and thrilling to play. Fifa is the most popular game to date and a favorite of many players worldwide.
The central part of their profit goes to FIFA. Many other gaming companies face the same situation and are the only ones happy in this lockdown. Streaming companies are also enjoying this, but now they know they share this happiness with the gaming industry. They do not have a monopoly over the world business in these challenging times. The reason for this huge sale is also the offers Gaming companies are giving out. Even if they sell at massive discounts, the number of people buying will provide them with great profit. This is a win-win situation for them.