NPD Group has presented their report for about sales regarding hardware and software. They offered very important insights about the performance of both on the same month but on the previous year.
In the end, the two most glorious winners of the “Player Preference” awards. Which are the Nintendo Switch and the Microtransaction fest, Middle Earth: Shadow of War. The second best seller in regards to software is Assassin’s Creed: Origins. However, video game spending overall was down 11 percent year-over-year, according to the industry-tracking firm.
“Total video game spending in October 2017, which includes hardware, software and accessories, fell 11 percent versus year ago to $825 million,” NPD analyst Mat Piscatella said. “Gains in hardware spending were offset by declines in software and accessories.”
With this, we have the rough data presented by VentureBeat in conjunction with NPD Group. The numbers of the gaming industry’s performance go as far as October 2017 is concerned are the following:
- Total: $825 million (down 11 percent from $932 million in October 2016)
- Hardware: $238 million (up 10 percent from $216 million)
- Console software: $447 million (down 20 percent from $556 million)
- PC software: $27 million (down 29 percent from $38 million)
- Accessories: $113 million (down 7 percent from $122 million
The Nintendo Switch has presented a very challenging perspective to the Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Nintendo drove hardware sales last month with the Switch and SNES Classic. This means that Nintendo is still the number 1 on the American market. However, they haven’t been able to dethrone Sony and the PlayStation 4 as the most selling console this year.
It’s good to see that Nintendo came back from the very deep pit they sunk into. There are still some problems that need to be addressed with their console. However, it seems like Nintendo is going to become a household name again.