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May was an awful month for video game sales as the world prepares for the next PlayStation and Xbox - here were the best-selling games

Posted On: Jun 19, 2019   |   Posted By: Business Insider

May was an awful month for video game sales as the world prepares for the next PlayStation and Xbox - here were the best-selling games

Video game sales in May 2019 were down 13% compared to the same period of last year, according to data from the NPD Group.
This was the video game industry's worst sales performance for the month of May since 2013, which came about six months before the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One were released.
The low sales are tied to a lack of big-ticket May releases. Several publishers are saving major titles for next year, when the next generation of video game consoles is set to arrive.
Only two new releases cracked the list of top 10 best-selling games for May 2019. April's top sellers, "Mortal Kombat 11" and "Days Gone," continued to dominate in May.
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Only a handful of notable games were released last month, and it showed on the sales charts. According to data from the NPD Group , video game sales in May 2019 were down 13% compared to May 2018 and reached their lowest revenue total since May 2013, a few months before the release of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox...

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