The PlayStation 4 remains the top selling consoles in the US in July, according to the latest NPD sales data. The PlayStation 4 has also outsold the Xbox One for the seventh straight month. Sony also announced earlier this week that the PlayStation 4 has sold 10 million units.
In July in the US consumers have spent a total of $514.3 million on new hardware, software and accessories. That is a 16 percent increase year-over-year. The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One is the majority of those sales figures.
"Similar to the pattern seen in seven out of the last nine months, strong growth in hardware sales offset declines in software sales in July 2014 while accessory sales had modest growth," NPD analyst Liam Callahan said.
"Two factors caused declines seen in July 2014 software sales: reduced sales for new launches, and the decline in seventh generation software not entirely being offset by eighth generation sales," continued Callahan. "When comparing the increase in eighth generation sales over the decline in seventh generation sales, the net decrease was $20.1 million."
"Four SKUs for the 3DS would make the top ten software list when ranked on an SKU basis: 3DS Tomodachi Life, 3DS Pokemon Y, 3DS Pokemon X, and 3DS Mario Kart 7. With the addition of Wii U Mario Kart 8, five of the top ten SKUs this month were published by Nintendo and helped drive Nintendo into the top video game publisher spot for July 2014," added Callahan.
The Last of Us, for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4, was the bestselling game in July. The Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 retail release of Minecraft was at the number two position. The combined sales of all the versions of FIFA 14 was the third bestselling game, followed by the combined sales of Watch Dogs. Mario Kart 8 rounds out the top five.
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