It’s not just software that NPD covers in their monthly report. We also get some data on video gaming hardware, and it was another great month for the Nintendo Switch. The Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console of May 2019, and it “remained the only hardware platform that saw growth and the continued victor year-to-date both in terms of dollars and units”. Sadly, according to NPD analyst Mat Piscatella, “Nintendo Switch sales growth was offset by declines across all other hardware platforms”. The reason for this decline continues to be the current generation of Xbox and Playstation consoles coming to an end. With next generation consoles still a year away, it’s very likely that this trend will continue for a while.