According to data provided by the NPD, the Nintendo Switch console has managed to once again defeat the competition by becoming the best-selling hardware of May 2019 in the U.S. Read on below to learn more:
“Per NPD analyst Mat Piscatella, overall spending across hardware, software, accessories, and game cards was down 11% year-over-year to $641 million last month. Year-to-date spending didn’t fare much better, down 3% year-over-year to $4.7 billion.
“Both hardware and software saw overall declines, while accessory and game card spending stayed steady. Hardware took the biggest hit, down 20% year-over-year to $149 million. Year-to-date spending dropped 17% year-over-year to $1.1 billion. These declines are possibly due to the approach of the next console generation, with Sony revealing the first details of its next console last month and rumors of what would eventually be the official unveiling of Project Scarlett at E3 2019.
“The Nintendo Switch remained the only hardware platform that saw growth as the best-selling console of May and the continued victor year-to-date both in terms of dollars and units.
“Software dollar sales hit $262 million for the month of May, down 13% year-over-year. Last month marked the lowest May software dollar sales since 2013, and the lowest May new release dollar sales since 1998. Year-to-date, software sales are up 2% to $2.2 billion, with all platforms declining save for Nintendo Switch, which saw software sales grow enough to offset the drops.”