Video Game sales were a disaster last month

Whether it’s due to E3 anticipation, Summer right around the corner, new consoles on the horizon, or just a dearth of quality new games, May 2019 will go down in history as the worst May for video game sales in 6 years.

According to NPD, tracked game revenue fell some 11% from the same time last year, due to declining hardware and software sales to consumers.

If you count only sales of new software – titles released within the month – the picture gets even more bleak; May 2019 is the worst May for new game sales on record since 1998.

The top 10 games during the month of May 2019:

  1. Mortal Kombat 11
  2. Days Gone
  3. Total War: Three Kingdoms
  4. Rage 2
  5. Grand Theft Auto V
  6. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  7. Red Dead Redemption 2
  8. MLB 19: The Show
  9. Minecraft
  10. NBA 2K19

Nintendo Switch was the best-selling hardware of the month; coincidentally, Nintendo was the only major console manufacturer not to announce new hardware during or around E3.

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