Sony’s PlayStation 4 again took the top spot for retail game console sales in NPD’s market research estimates for June, widening its lead on the Xbox One. The PS4 also beat out its rival for retail software sales, placing as the top platform for some of the most popular games including Watch Dogs, UFC and FIFA 14.
Console sales across all platforms were up 200 percent year over year, and the Xbox One and the PS4 combined to sell 80 percent more units than their predecessors during the period.
Nintendo had some good news in June after its Mario Kart 8 game placed second on NPD’s list of software sales.
Microsoft announced yesterday that Xbox One sales doubled in the month of June with the help of its cheaper Kinect-less version, but, assuming the sales boost was tracked by NPD, it still wasn’t enough to pass Sony.