January 2020 NPD: Even Goku can’t rescue game spending

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Gaming fans in the United States are over the current generation of consoles. And that has led to another month of significant declines in spending. Even the younger and more vigorous Nintendo Switch was down in terms of hardware spending. January was also light on major releases outside of the month’s top-selling Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot. Here are the results from industry-tracking firm The NPD Group:

January 2020 Dollar Sales

Jan’19

Jan’20

Change Total Video Game Sales $918m $678m

-26%

Video Games Hardware

$199m

$129m

-35%

PC & Video Games Software (PC, Console and Portable; Physical and Full Game Digital Formats from the STEAM, PlayStation and Xbox platforms)

$451m

$311m

-31%

 


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