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.