The sharpest decline was again seen in the iron sales segment: $ 240 million, which is 22% less than in September 2018. Sales are up only at Nintendo Switch, which remains the best-selling console of the year in the United States.
There is also a drop in the video game segment: $ 732 million, which is 4% less than a year earlier. Analysts blame the PlayStation 4. Last month, the platform was unable to compete with the start-up sales of Marvel's Spider-Man, which was released in September 2018.
The best-selling game in the United States in September was NBA 2K20. The new basketball simulator debuted at the beginning of the month, and by the end it became also the best-selling game of the year, moving Mortal Kombat 11 to the second line. Also, the NBA 2K20 showed the best start in the history of the USA in the debut month for a sports game (previously the record belonged to NBA 2K19) .
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In addition, thanks to the NBA 2K20, the entire NBA 2K series became the sixth best-selling franchise in the history of the country, beating Guitar Hero. In September, the NBA 2K20 could not get around even Borderlands 3, which was on the second line. However, the new role-playing action game became the third best-selling game of the year and broke the record for the series in sales in the debut month.