From March to May specialists Ozone, like other retailers, note the increased interest among Russians in retroconsoles. Sales of such devices grew in March by 56%, and in April by 64% compared to these months of last year, they said. “Gambling” in the press service of the marketplace.
“The greatest demand on the marketplace was recorded for Dendy, Sega, Gameboy, Magistr and Game box consoles. Retroconsoles and cartridges for them are presented in a wide range on the marketplace. Shoppers at Ozon often prefer modern, retro-styled consoles that are equipped with an HDMI output for easy connection to a TV.”
Press service Ozone
The press service of the store also notes that current game consoles are still sold on the marketplace. An example is given Playstation 5which is implemented by almost 30 sellers of the site, including offers with express delivery.
Previously, the growing popularity of consoles for classic 8 and 16-bit games was noticed by experts “Check index”. They attributed such growth to the departure Sony from the Russian market and, accordingly, the termination of supplies. AT “M.Video-Eldorado” also note the increased demand for 8- and 16-bit re-released consoles. In a commentary to Aroged, a representative of the store said that in April and May, the demand for such consoles increased by about 15%.
Note that many experts attribute the decline in interest in current set-top boxes not to the difficulties of buying the console itself, but to the limitations of working from online stores.
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