Because sources with insider information said so?
"Did Microsoft state that sales are down YoY two years in a row?"
Why would they? thats bad PR, instead they ll mention how many hours of gameplay this year had, how many bullets where fired in this and that game ect.
It's obvious that when you report MAUs is because you are breaking sales records.
duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"
Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"
Azzanation: "PS5 wouldn't sold out at launch without scalpers."