Because sources with insider information said so?
I don't know what kind of information Niko have access to, or if Zhuge based his comment on information he had access to, or something that was made public. That's why I asked.
"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.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but haven't people been able to discern that certain months were up or down YoY even though Microsoft didn't outright say so, by piecing together information we got from all three companies?
I haven't kept track of their PR as of late, so I thought they may have accidentally revealed something that people picked up on.