Analysis from The NPD Group shows the categories of video game hardware, software, accessories, and sales overall decreased from Oct. 30 through Nov. 26 from the same period last year.
Video games hardware decreased 35 percent from $1.12 billion last year to $723.8 million this year; video games software decreased 18 percent from $1.17 billion last year to $955.2 million this year.
The top 10 games based on dollar sales are Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, Battlefield 1, Pokémon Sun, Pokémon Moon, Titanfall 2, NBA 2K17, Watch Dogs 2, Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, and FIFA 17.
“The year-on-year software revenue decline was driven by the strong comp to last November’s top three titles: Call of Duty: Black Ops III, Fallout 4, and Star Wars: Battlefront, which were all full-priced console new releases. This month’s top three games were Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, Battlefield 1, and Pokémon: Sun. Battlefield 1 launched in October, and Pokémon: Sun launched at a lower MSRP than last November’s console games,” says NPD’s Video Game Analyst Sam Naji. “As all titles outside of the top three grew a combined 12 percent versus a year ago, it is the top three title grouping that drove the year-on-year decline.”