Gamers in the US shelled out $5.39 billion last year in games. That's just 1 percent more than the previous year but the different between physical and physical games have changed dramatically.
According to research group NPD, gamers spent $6.34 billion on new physical and PC games while spending about $1.83 billion for used games and rentals.
Meanwhile the biggest surprise is that digital games, expansions and subscription games accounted for $7.22 billion, the lions share.
The Xbox One and PlayStation 4 also pumped up hardware sales, jumping 5 percent from the year before. "The bottom line is that the overall games market is growing,” NPD analyst Liam Callahan said. “NPD reported declines in content and hardware spending in both 2011 and 2012, so the growth in 2013 is a positive indicator for future market growth as we enter the first full year with all three new consoles on the market.”