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NPD: “The Nintendo Swap was once more the best-selling platform of August”


As at all times, The NPD Group’s report isn’t restricted to simply video gaming software program. We additionally get info on the gross sales of video gaming . Total, video gaming isn’t doing too good. The gaming business remains to be within the means of preparation for a brand new era of consoles, and gross sales for Sony and Microsoft’s getting older consoles have decreased due to this. In keeping with NPD analyst Mat Piscatella, “ spending in August 2019 fell 22% when in comparison with a yr in the past, to $167,000,000. 12 months-to-date spending has declined 21% versus yr in the past, to $1,600,000,000. Whole August 2019 spending on equipment and sport playing cards declined 6% when in comparison with a yr in the past, to $242,000,000. 12 months-to-date gross sales of equipment and sport playing cards have fallen 2% when in comparison with a yr in the past, to $2,300,000,000”.
It isn’t all unhealthy information, although. Sony and Microsoft are ready for 2020 to launch their subsequent consoles, so it has allowed 2019 to be primarily the yr of Nintendo. The Nintendo Swap remains to be younger, it’s nonetheless profitable and it nonetheless has momentum and gross sales potential. Due to this, Nintendo has had yet one more profitable month. Piscatella mentioned that “Nintendo Swap was once more the best-selling platform of August and stays the best-selling platform of 2019. Nintendo Swap is the one platform with gross sales features each in August in addition to yr to this point”.
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