As we enter another week of Level 4 lock down, price aggregation site Pricespy has been in touch, telling me that it found quite a few New Zealanders searched for new games to keep themselves entertained before we went into lock down.
Liisa Matinvesi-Bassett, New Zealand country manager for PriceSpy, says: “In March alone, the number of clicks received across the entire shopping category of ‘games and consoles’ skyrocketed, increasing by almost a third (+30 per cent), which is extremely high.
“Interestingly, the number of clicks received started to rise from the 18th March before peaking on the 24th, ahead of the national stage four lock down that started on the 26th.”
In terms of the most popular games people were clicking on, the data also found between the 18th and 26th March, the most popular games based on historical click data from PriceSpy that people searched for were:
- Animal Crossing New Horizons (Nintendo Switch)
- Fifa 20 (PlayStation 4)
- Call of Duty Modern Warfare (PS4)
- The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild (Switch)
- NBA 2K20 (PS4)
Matinvesi-Bassett says looking at the historical pricing data across the top five most clicked-on games, even though the country is still on a stage four national lock down, 80 per cent of the games were found to have spiked on the 31st March compared to the 24th March.
So, did you pick up any games before lock down? If so, what did you get & if not, what are you playing through the lock down?