According to the NPD $3.4 billion were spent on video games for the first quarter 2012 in the United States. $1.5 billion of that was spent on new physical video game software and $525 million was spent on used game sales, as well as rentals. The other $1.38 billion is from digital sales, which includes new games, downloadable content, subscriptions, mobile games, and social network games.
Software sales declined five percent year on year, while digital sales grew by 10 percent. However despite the growth in the digital market the total amount spent on video game in the US have dropped.
Research done in the UK, France and Germany shows that consumers $1.3 billion during the same quarter in those three countries. $300 million were spent on new physical video games software, while $959 million were spent on the digital market.