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PS3 outsells Xbox 360 in U.S. for first time in 32 months

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on 18 October 2013

The NPD has revealed that PlayStation 3 has managed to outsell the Xbox 360 in the U.S. for the first time in 32 months.

Sony’s seven-year-old games console hasn’t scored a victory over its Microsoft rival since January 2011.

The NPD report notes that PS3’s retail performance was boosted by the release of the Grand Theft Auto V PS3 Super Slim bundle.

Despite beating Xbox 360 for the month of September 2013, PS3 couldn’t rule the roost entirely, with 3DS taking the hardware crown for last month. Wii U also experienced a surge in sales thanks to the launch of The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD.

Sony will launch its successor to the PS3 in the U.S. on November 15 and in the U.K. and Europe on November 29.

Read our review of GTA V here.