Another good month for the video game industry, and another month where PlayStation 4 is king.
The July NPD results are in and overall, the industry rose 16 percent year-over-year to $514.3 million.
Solid hardware sales sparked the rise, as hardware numbers were up 100 percent year-over-year to $198.8 million, even though software fell 15 percent to $178.2 million. It's also important to note that the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One are selling must faster than their predecessors. Said NPD analyst Liam Callahan:
"When combining life-to-date sales of Xbox One and PS4 after nine months, and comparing them to the combined totals of nine months of sales for Xbox 360 and PS3, sales of the newest consoles are larger than the prior generation by close to 80 percent."
Sony also confirmed that the PlayStation 4 was the top-selling next-gen console in the US market for the seventh consecutive month, and PS4 software "led the month for next generation software sales by a considerable margin." This was undoubtedly due to the release of The Last Of Us: Remastered , which was #1 on the list.
Yep, Sony continues its success.