July 19, 2019
Anticipation of new hardware in 2020 continues to undermine the video game industry in 2019.
New data from The NPD Ground found that total industry sales dropped 13% in June to $959 million compared to $1.1 billion the previous-year period.
Hardware revenue plummeted 33% to $235 million, while software dipped 1% to $386 million and accessories fell 7% to $338 million. Half-year revenue is down 4% to $5.6 billion.
Lone bright spot: Nintendo Switch, which saw the highest monthly sales and continue to deliver year-over-year growth.
Top-selling titles in June included: Super Mario Maker 2, Crash Team Racing: Nitro Fueled and Mortal Kombat 11, which remains the top-selling title of year.
Other top-selling titles included: Grand Theft Auto V, Minecraft; Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Marvel’s Spider-Man, NBA 2K19, Mario Kart 8 and Days Gone.