Google’s cloud-based game streaming service, Stadia, has witnessed a surge in users after the tech giant gifted two months of free access to its premium version for gamers sheltering at home to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
Google Stadia Gains Users After Giving Free Access for 2 Months: Sensor Tower
Stadia’smobile app, one of the multiple platforms to use the service and to configure the Stadia controller, has crossed 1 million installs globally, according to data from analytics firmSensor Tower.
Sales of gaming hardware, software, and accessories in the United States jumped 35 percent to $1.6 billion (roughly Rs. 12,200 crores) last month from a year earlier, according to data from research firm NPD.
The sales and growth are the highest for the month since March 2008, when sales grew over 52 percent to $1.8 billion (roughly Rs. 13,790 crores), NPD analyst Mat Piscatella said.