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PS4 sales beat Xbox One in U.S., industry sales up 52 per cent

on 17 June 2014

The latest NPD figures have confirmed that PlayStation 4 outsold Xbox One in the U.S. last month, marking the console’s fifth consecutive month it has triumphed over its leading rival in the country.

May proved a pretty healthy period for the video games industry as a whole, with overall sales rocketing 52 per cent year-on-year to $586 million.

Meanwhile, hardware sales increased 95 per cent to $187 million, while software sales were up 57 per cent to $284 million. Traditionally, this period is pretty sluggish, though the introduction of new hardware has obviously given the market a shot in the arm, as you’d expect.

In terms of software, Watch Dogs topped the charts last month, followed by the system-selling racer, Super Mario Kart 8 for Wii U.

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Software - May 2014 Top Ten

Watch Dogs – Ubisoft (PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One)
Mario Kart – Nintendo (Wii U)
MLB 14: The Show (PS3, PS4, Vita)
Wolfenstein: The New Order – Bethesda (PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One)
Minecraft – Microsoft/Sony (PS3, Xbox 360)
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (3DS, PS3, PS4, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One)
NBA 2K14 – 2K (PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One)
Titanfall – EA(PC, Xbox 360, Xbox One)
Kirby Triple Deluxe – Nintendo (3DS)
Call of Duty: Ghosts (PC, PS3, PS4, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One)