Entertainment products and services are overall the most popular nonessential purchases made during the pandemic, according to a WalletHub survey.
The survey found that 29% of Americans are spending money in this category.
Streaming services Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and Disney+ have seen a surge in use, with home data consumption up 33% during the first 10 days of May 2020 compared with the same time in May 2019, according to the Comscore Total Home Panel.
What’s more, video games are having a moment: Gaming companies hit a record of $10.86 billion in U.S. sales from January to March this year. That’s 9% more than at the same time last year.
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