Gaming appears to have received a short-term boost due to the global pandemic. App monetization and ad firm ironSource offered the latest indication of that this week, reporting that its company has seen increases in people playing games since countries started implementing social distancing policies and going into lock down.
First and foremost, ironSource saw a jump in weekday daily average users (DAU) across the board. (Weekend numbers also rose, but not as significantly.) In the US, the weekday DAU was up 13% since March 13. In South Korea the jump was 23% since February 20, and in Italy DAU was up 15% since the country began lock down.