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New research using online search, revenue and survey data shows people are ditching screen time to flock to more social, and more affordable, in-person entertainment - a post-pandemic trend that geek merch retailer Merchoid predicts is set to keep surging.

While Netflix reported its first net loss in 2022, and is predicted to lose 700,000 UK customers over the next 2 years, tabletop gaming giants are enjoying record revenues. And it isn’t just about preference. Affordable entertainment is becoming a priority, which Merchoid explores in a new report.

- No more streaming spend! A survey of 1,479 entertainment fans found that 22% have cancelled their streaming subscription this year and 43% are considering cancelling soon.

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