Software sales know the lowest month in NDP since 1998
The August of August figures show that software sales dropped to $257 million, the lowest number recorded since 1998, as well as Madden and Nintendo Switch recording a month of low sales. While Madden is at the top of the software ranking for the second month, it is followed by Minecraft, Grand Theft Auto 5 and Fire Emblem: Three Houses. Madden 20 quickly became the third best-selling game of 2019, just behind Mortal Kombat 11 and Kingdom Hearts III. Nintendo Switch's hardware sales increased in August compared to their sales last year, showing stagnant sales of Xbox One and PS4, down 22% overall, which allows for Maintain the engagement of players even during the lowest months.
It is not surprising that Sony and Microsoft work on their successors to the Xbox One and the PS4 when NPD numbers continue to show a lack of interest for consoles over the months. Many fans of sports games are furious with the lack of updates from one title to another, with the inclusion of gaining more to win each year, but the continued success of games like Madden and FIFA proves that these mechanisms do not change at any time. Soon. Astral Chain figured in the top 10 NDP numbers of August, although available only two days before the numbers are published. Mortal Kombat 11, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and Grand Theft Auto 5 display their sales as the month and year's leaders of software sales.
Many players who do not play sports titles do not get their popularity, but it is clear that Madden is at the top of the ranking in August and that it is one of the first three games of the year in terms of sales, The dynamism of sports games does not slow down. After the season of Patrick Mahomes of Kansas City last year, it is quite appropriate that it is the cover player of a Madden as well sold. Nintendo Switch is the most widely recognized hybrid console on the market, which Microsoft and Sony have laid behind.
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