It's the last sign that the current generation of consoles is on top, but as NPD analysts Food Piscatella notes, upgraded hardware (think Xbox One X and PS4 Pro) have increased sales patterns. It can explain why Microsoft and Sony's respective platforms continue to shift millions of devices so far into their lifespan. While Piscatella previously describes as a predictable "maturity for hardware sales", would have entered now.
Now, because of the iterative (Pro and X) and greater consumer response to the campaign, we are seeing these normalized baskets are no longer useful. Xbox One sales are so dramatic in their sixth calendar year, for example, or PS4 is posting new records.
̵1; Food Piscatella (@MatPiscatella) November 20, 2018
In the case of individual winners, outsold their rivals last month while the PS4 is the top dog in this year's last sale. Compared with last year, hardware spending increased by 3 per cent in November to $ 3.9 billion, with the Nintendo switch's gains contributing to compensating for a decline in other platforms.
On the software side, the biggest sales game in November – and the second largest seller year-to-date – was Red Dead Redemption 2 . The top of the year went to Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 which was runner-up for November to start. In third place last year Battlefield V, was followed by the very maligned Fallout 76 . Pokemon Let's Go Pikachu and Eevee nabbed respectively the fifth and the sixth slots.
However, November's software sales sales were down 15 percent the year before with the courtesy of CoD's relocated release date from November to October. On the plus side, annual game sales exceeded $ 5.8 billion, marking the highest comparable annual software total since the same period in 2011. Total expenses on accessories and playing cards also peaked 35 percent year-over-year to a full-time $ 503 million . In tweets added Piscatella "there are several different games that hit the top 20 than I ever remember." What a time to be a gamer.