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‘Pushed to the limit’: could 2021 be the worst year ever for video games? – The Guardian

Millions bought new consoles in 2020. But with the pandemic ruining big releases, there’s a shortage of games to play on them

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Since the pandemic began, the video games industry has been booming. Last year was a bumper year, with most of the worlds population forced inside by lockdowns and looking for safe ways to have fun and socialise, and new games consoles such as PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S launching in November. UK consumers spent more on games last year than ever before; Roblox, a gaming platform popular with children and teens, saw an 85% uptick in players and shares in the company recently rose 60%, increasing…

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