NPD: Sony’s PlayStation 4 tops the Xbox One in the US for the 8th month in a row

NPD: Sony’s PlayStation 4 tops the Xbox One in the US for the 8th month in a row

It’s becoming a pattern. Every month, NPD sends over its US market estimates for the video gaming industry, and every month, Sony gets to gloat that its PlayStation 4 console has lengthened its lead on the Xbox One.

The August numbers granted Sony its eighth straight win. With PS4 and PS3 combined, Sony was the top overall console seller for the third consecutive month. The firm revealed back in June that it had sold 10 million PS4 units worldwide.

While Microsoft continues to fall behind its rival, Xbox One sales are still performing better than the last generation. According to NPD, PS4 and Xbox One sales are up over 70 percent compared to their predecessors.

On the software side, Madden NFL 15 was the best-selling game at retailers in August, followed by Diablo III: Reaper of Souls. Minecraft and The Last of Us placed third and fourth, respectively. Software sales overall were down compared to last August, due to a lack of major releases for the latest consoles. 

See also: Sony’s PS4 beats the Xbox One for 7th straight month, The Last of Us Remastered tops game sales

Featured image credit: Eric Thayer/Getty Images

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