PlayStation 4 Top Console in the US in July, The Last of Us Bestselling Game

by William D'Angelo, posted on 15 August 2014 / 5,289 Views

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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A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. Outside, in the real world, he has a passion for the outdoors which includes everything from hiking to having received his B.A. in Environmental Studies. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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Yafea (on 15 August 2014)

Congratulations to Sony and The Last Of Us. I still can't believe some people used to think the remastered version isn't "needed."


AllCreation (on 16 August 2014)

It Isn't... People Are So Starved For PS4 Games They'll Buy Anything Right Now... It Could Have Been Pac-Man Remastered and It Still Would Have Sold Well Especially As A Rare PS4 Exclusive... Just Like With Watch Dogs We're All Just Trying To Justify Our 400+ Dollar Purchase.


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FentonCrackshell (on 15 August 2014)

Not bad! With TLOU out and Diablo on the horizon I'll never not have fun with my PS4 ever again!


Mr_No (on 15 August 2014)

Great news for the PS4 and The Last of Us. Not bad for a remastered game.


OfficerRaichu15 (on 15 August 2014)

go ps4 greatness awaits!


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mizorefan (on 15 August 2014)

The best selling game is a old gen game. This is the proof that is too soon to get a next-gen console.


DialgaMarine (on 15 August 2014)

Are people really still naysaying about purchasing an 8th gen system early on? You do realize that without early adopters, these consoles would never have a chance to improve because there would be no money in them and would get discontinued almost immediately. The fact that people are still complaining about a remaster AFTER what we saw at Gamescom completely baffles me. I'm happy with my PS4, have plenty of games for it, and can't wait to play the many awesome titles that are coming.


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nanorazor (on 18 August 2014)

It takes at least 3 years for industry to fully adapt the console, the later the release the same time of waiting.


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