The videogame industry was glad to say good riddance to 2019.
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The industry wrapped a down year with a fifth straight month of declining sales, suffering a 15 percent drop in December, the key holiday shopping season, according to Seeking Alpha.
December sales fell is $2.98 billion, along with a 19 percent decline in November, according to NPD Group.
The industry saw declines in December as well as the full year across the major metrics: hardware sales, software sales, accessories and game cards.
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There could be light at the end of the gaming tunnel as 2019 was the last year before an expected console refresh that could provide a boost.
Among the winners for 2019: The Nintendo Switch was the top hardware platform and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare topped the software chart.
The Call of Duty franchise has led the way for 11 straight years.