PS4 is Top-Selling Console for Seventh Month in US According to July NPD

July NPD data is coming soon, and Sony has revealed that the PlayStation 4 has come out on top in the US yet again.

Monthly video game sales data from the NPD will be announced later today, but Sony sent out some early highlights ahead of the report. And first on that list: PlayStation 4 was the number one "next generation game console" in sales for the seventh consecutive month in the US. Note that, while at GameSpot we typically refer to PS4 and Xbox One as "current-gen," Sony refers to them as "next-gen" in the press quotes.

Sony reported that PS4 "led the month for next generation software sales by a considerable margin," and that "more than half of total next generation software sales" were for PS4.

The number one game in current-gen software sales was The Last of Us Remastered.

Sony also claimed the number one spot in "combined home console hardware sales" for the second month running.

We'll have more information from the NPD later today, but that answers most people's biggest question of "who came out on top for the month?" But that shouldn't be too big of a surprise since Sony revealed that the PS4 passed the 10 million consoles sold worldwide milestone earlier this week at their Gamescom press conference.

Have you made the transition to a current-gen system yet, or are you holding out for a little bit longer?

And for more NPD sales data, you can read the list of top 10 US game sales in July right here.

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justinhaywald

Justin Haywald

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383 comments
runningman5ksmak
runningman5ksmak

good for  Sony there's also a huge update coming to PS4 this fall for game sharing  to send a friend a game invite so they can play your copy of the game which will be an awesome feature 

fkhalf16
fkhalf16

If MS have any chance this gen, They need to take back the US first and foremost and likely Halo MCC later this year and Halo 5 next year changes that. If they dont, SONY will dominate this time around like the PS2 Era.

derceto
derceto

Congrats to Sony on learning some humility this generation.   Quite a turnaround in 1st year sales figures in comparison to PS3.

mattress805
mattress805

Before the ps3 releases, Sony is riding the huge success of the ps2 and is so full of themselves they forget the people who got them that tht success ....the gamers! Cue 2013 and Sony is humbled and listens to their target market and immense success follows the ps4. Now rinse and repeat this story with Microsoft prior to the xbox one relalea. Microsoft makes the exact same mistake , with the All-in-one talk that and entertainment hub...and they make an even bigger blunder....force motion controls on early adopters when that technolo fad is just about over. History always repeats itself.

saltlife225
saltlife225

Lady Gaga sells more albums than Bob Dylan nowadays, but we all know who the better artist is

#XBOXPREMIUMCONSOLE

sonyonly4
sonyonly4

@saltlife225 Well I prefer to look at it like this, MC Donalds couldn't charge you for a Big Mac if they were only selling you a Cheeseburger so why is the Xbox One the same price as a PS4 ?

dreamreaver721
dreamreaver721

@saltlife225 Highly subjective and irrelevant statement. First of all, you're not even comparing apples to oranges. Dylan and Gaga aren't in the same genre of music, nor to do they reach the same audiences. I agree that sales numbers aren't the sole indicator of who has the better quality product, but it IS nonetheless a compelling factor. But to compare Dylan's folk music from how many years ago to Gaga's pop culture music in today's millennial generation is not only subjective, but a false analogy. You would need to compare Gaga with Katy Perry for a proper analogy. And even then, it's subjective. There are those who couldn't care less about either side (like PC users in this stupid debate).


The point of the article is simple: PS4 is crushing XBone in raw sales, and that's it. Take it or leave it. Moan and complain about it. Whine and cry about it. Insult and get mad about it. Nothing changes the fact. You may think XBone is better than PS4 and to that you are entitled, but again, that changes nothing about the facts.

willre00
willre00

I have a xbox and I'm thinking about getting a ps4. IMO the exclusives are much better and the hardware is a little better

anshanlord
anshanlord

@saltlife225 That is an incredibly stupid statement, Music industry is nothing like the game industry, at all!!!!! no similarity anywhere from developers to costs to customers....

UltimateBastard
UltimateBastard

99% of the time I would agree with this analogy, but in this case it's wrong. People buying gaga, justin bieber, 1 direction, whatever, are generally kids that wouldn't know quality if it kicked them in the face. A lot of people buying consoles, have been gaming and buying consoles for the past 20years, they know what they are doing

kryotech
kryotech

@saltlife225 in terms of consoles, that's debatable. I own both consoles and I can't really say the XBone is better.


In any event, it doesn't matter which one is better. Clearly people believe PS4 is better, that's why it's selling more. It's the sales figures that count at the end of the day.

mattress805
mattress805

Xbox one is dead last in sales this gen but Phil Harrison is moving them in the right direction. I'm a big 360 guy and I was so upset with the BS that Microsoft tried to pull with the xbox one that not only did I get a ps4 at launch, but I've convinced most of my xbox live friends too buy a. Ps4 and I've even motivated those that haven't bought a ps4 by buying them copies of the Last Of Us that are aitting on their gaming shelves......all cued to be played when they purchase their ps4. Microsoft shouldn't piss off their loyal customers like me. And I got my little brother to pre order a launch day ps4 which we both love playing together.

anshanlord
anshanlord

@STBadly @abhisheknerdy20 In some countries it is doing much better, in Iran (where we live) no one buys Xbox one even though almost everyone bought X360 during the last gen (because the cracked version was much more accessible, I bought a ps3 though) Sony has a much stronger fanbase outside of Europe and US.

STBadly
STBadly

@abhisheknerdy20 That narrows your location down to....every country?  The PS4 is kicking names and taking ass so far! 

daviz88
daviz88

Good job Sony

Now show vita some love

willjohnboy
willjohnboy

@sladakrobot @daviz88 that would be good if it was possible they would have to drastically dumb down the game for the vita to run it if 2k games struggled with borderlands 2 imagine how tough it would be trying to fit the graphically impressive the last of us onto the vita

willjohnboy
willjohnboy

@daviz88 we can only hope the do maybe they'll show off some great titles at tokyo game show

daviz88
daviz88

But ps4 future is significantly brighter

daviz88
daviz88

Amen to that. And a sequel to killzone and gravity rush will be great

roryryans
roryryans

you should see the sales in Europe especially in places like Germany and France the ps4 is dominating 

Sozialminister
Sozialminister

I hope that Wii U is also better selling :)


For gaming!

RicanV
RicanV moderator moderator

It is! Mario Kart really helped.

PixelAddict
PixelAddict

@Sozialminister I'm with you. I'd like to have three strong console makers out there to keep things competitive and honest.

mattress805
mattress805

The WiiU is second in global sale this generation,so you don't need to worry about Nintendo.

shadiezz2012
shadiezz2012

sony , now give me The Last Of Us 2 and The Last Guardian

_williamwallace
_williamwallace

Brandbitch because I don't want a sequel to a great game, lol Damn you're stupid. Most of them are not xbox fanboys, it's just people that know sequel ruin what's special about some story's.

You seriously should quit accusing everyone that disagrees with your idiocy of being fanboys, you just look like a bigger id1ot

SPOILER* What cliffhanger? they went back to Joel's brothers base, very obvious what they did.

sonyonly4
sonyonly4

@_williamwallace Yes and most off them Are Xbox Fanboys who don't like the fact the game exists because it is not on their preferred piece of plastic.

Hypocrite calling me a "Brandbitch" you are bashing the idea to a sequel off a game which alot off people love and your argument really ? Don't see you complaining about a new Gears even though the franchise is four games in and the story ENDED after 3 if you knew anything about TLOU you would know the game ends on a Cliff hanger so a sequel actually has purpose .

vader501st
vader501st

@sonyonly4 More like an ambiguous note than a cliffhanger per se. Think how much a masterpiece like Inception would be ruined if they made a sequel for it, that's how the ending to TLOU feels for the most part imo.

sonyonly4
sonyonly4

@vader501st @sonyonly4 So it is okay for every other Franchise to have endless sequels but TLOU isn't aloud to because it was so good ?

UltimateBastard
UltimateBastard

I'd prefer Ellie to remain untouched as well. I mean she's a bit young.

vader501st
vader501st

@sonyonly4 No, it's not ok. Endless sequels is what degrades a franchise's quality in the first place.

There are exceptions, but that's the norm for better or worse.

vader501st
vader501st

@Deadlysyns87 I guess it will depend a lot on how they will handle the universe. Maybe by putting a different spin or exploring the perspective of new characters would make it work.

ND pulled it off with Uncharted 2, even though 3 wasn't up to that standard, it was good enough. We'll have to wait and see.

_williamwallace
_williamwallace

They could, but it could still degrade it if not up to expectations or just not good at all.

RicanV
RicanV moderator moderator

I would be okay with a trilogy. Next game could be an older Joel and adult Ellie where she has to deal with the truth. The last is just Ellie alone dealing with the consequences and guilt.

_williamwallace
_williamwallace

To each their own, if it happened I would play it, but would prefer Joel and ellies to remain untouched. at least y'all talked about it instead of ranting like an insecure little boy up above.

_williamwallace
_williamwallace

Really dude, you had to go brandbitch instead of having a legit conversation. ..Damn you're an embarrassment.

There's many people that want this game to stay the way it is and not be ruined with a sequel.

sonyonly4
sonyonly4

@_williamwallace LMFAO Does the thought off The game that won more GOTY Awards then any other in history having a sequel scare you ? or would it make you regret your purchase even more ?