According to The NPD Group, the Nintendo Switch was, “the best-selling hardware in terms of both dollar and unit sales in the United States for the month of June”. It is also the “best-selling console through the first half of 2019″. Also according to NPD analyst Mat Piscatella, the “Nintendo Switch is the only platform showing year-on-year growth. Hardware spending in June 2019 dropped 33% when compared to a year ago, to $235,000,000. Year-to-date hardware spending has declined 20% versus a year ago, to $1,300,000,000″.