This is a 27 per cent increase compared to 2019.
The consumer spending on hardware reached its highest level since 2011 at $5.3 billion, a 35 per cent increase compared to 2019, according to data provided by global market research company Npd Group.
"December 2020 consumer spending across video game hardware, content and accessories reached a record $7.7 billion, 25 per cent higher when compared to a year ago," said Mat Piscatella, Executive Director at the Npd Group.
"Full year spending also set a new record, totaling $56.9 billion, 27 per cent higher than 2019".
Hardware dollar sales reached $1.35 billion in December 2020, an increase of 38 per cent when compared to a year ago.
"Annual hardware dollar sales totalled $5.3 billion, 35 per cent higher than 2019, and the most since $5.6 billion