NPD: PS4 leads US in July, The Last of Us tops software

Sony still ahead as hardware sales continue to surge

Sony's new console remains dominant in US in July as hardware sales double that of the same month last year.

PS4 topped the US hardware charts in July for the seventh consecutive month, according to industry tracker NPD Group. PS4 remake, The Last of Us Remastered, also topped software charts in the month.


Hardware sales continue to surge in 2014, an ongoing trend since the release of the new consoles in November 2013. Not only were total hardware sales in July double that of the same month in 2013, but combined life-to-date sales of the new-generation consoles are up by "close to 80 percent" over that of their predecessors at the same point in their cycle.

Hardware spend in the region in July totaled around $198.8 million, up from $99.4 million in July 2013. This helped push total spending (new physical only) to around $514.3 million, up 16 per cent from $443.1 million last year, despite declines in software.

New physical software sales totaled around $178.2 million, compared to $210.1 million last year, but it is important to note that NPD figures do not account for digital sales.

PS4 sales have hit ten million units worldwide, SCEE president and CEO Jim Ryan announced during the PlayStation Gamescom conference on Tuesday.