Mario Kart 8 Deluxe*
Grand Theft Auto V
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild*
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Wildlands
Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadow of Valentia*
MLB 17: The Show
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Siege
Horizon Zero Dawn
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
Call of Duty: Black Ops III
Mass Effect Andromeda
*No digital sales
*No digital sales from Blizzard's PC app
"Total video game spending in May 2017, which includes hardware, software and accessories, fell 11 percent versus year ago to $542 million," NPD analyst Mat Piscatella said in a statement. ”Spending growth in hardware and accessories was offset by a decline in software spending driven by a lighter new release slate when compared to May 2016."
Which is expected with the shortages. However, I am curious what next month will be like. It seems like retailers and stores in June have been getting more stock regularly compared to March, April and May.
I suppose what we've seen in Japan for most of May (weekly shipments way down compared to earlier) has happened in US (and maybe in Europe...?) as well. Basically, given the current potential production (limited) capacity, reducing shipments for a while to stock up enough units for the next important (Arms) / gen-defininf (Splatoon 2) launches.
Which is probably why we've been hearing about improved restocks in US for the last two weeks.
Prey bombing in US means 0 chance at a sequel. At least Bethesda seems to be supportive of Arkane doing more Dishonored beyond the stand alone DLC this fall.... Although, maybe Prey will have strong legs and warrant a sequel, it's our only hope...