The US games industry saw declines in January despite a full slate of big new releases. The NPD Group today released its monthly US sales report, showing total game sales down 19% for the month to $893 million.
That decline came despite the January debuts of Kingdom Hearts III, the Resident Evil 2 remake, New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe, and Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown. Some of that was dip was due to a tough comparison; last year's January haul of $1.1 billion was led by Monster Hunter World and Dragon Ball FighterZ, representing the industry's best opening sales month since 2011.