The Xbox One and PlayStation 4 generation is ending. That shift is showing up in software sales, as you can see in software report for . But of course, that also means fewer people are buying new consoles now that consumers have had nearly six years to purchase a system.
In particular, the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 are starting to drag down comparisons to 2018. This is despite strong sales for the Nintendo Switch, which continues to do better year-over-year. Switch outsold its older competition in May both in terms of units and dollars.
“Hardware spending in May 2019 fell 20% when compared to a year ago, to $149 million,” NPD analyst Mat Piscatella said. “Nintendo Switch sales growth was offset by declines across