Wed. Mar 22nd, 2023

After announcing 10 million PS4s sold worldwide earlier this week, Sony has confirmed that the PlayStation 4 continues to outperform its console competition in the US. According to data from Sony and NPD, July marked the seventh month in a row that Sony’s system was the best-selling console in the country.

Neither Sony nor Microsoft have released concrete sales figures for the month of July, following NPD’s monthly report on US video game sales, but Microsoft did say the console “continues to sell at a strong and steady pace following the console’s release.” from $399 in June.” Microsoft previously announced that Xbox One sales in the US had doubled in June following the unbundling of the Kinect sensor, saying this month that “we continued to see this momentum in July”.

Combined, US sales for the Xbox One and PS4 are up 80 percent compared to the first nine months of sales of the last-generation Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, according to NPD. Those consoles sold a total of 3.82 million units in the first nine months of 2005 and 2006, bringing the current combined sales of Sony and Microsoft’s new consoles in the US to approximately 6.87 million.

On the software side, the release of The Last of Us: Remastered on the PS4, combined sales for that re-release and the original PS3 helped push it into the No. 1 slot for sales in July, NPD said. The month saw particularly strong sales for a number of older titles: The last of us, Minecraft (No. 2), FIFA 14 (Number 3), Call of Duty Ghosts (Number 6), Grand Theft Auto V (No. 7), NBA 2K14 (No. 9), and Lego Marvel Superheroes (No. 10) all made the top 10 despite being first released last year. Overall software sales fell nearly 70 percent this month compared to last year, largely due to the lack of an NCAA Football release in 2014, NPD said.

Nintendo has announced that for its part mario kart 8 has become the second Wii U title to sell more than 1 million units in the US (after New Super Mario Bros. YOU). Nintendo 3DS software also continues to sell at a healthy pace, selling more than 40 million units in the US since the system’s launch in mid-2011.

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