Submitted by Zones 227d ago | news

July 2014 NPD: PS4 was No. 1 Once Again

VB writes "Gamers are still spending most of their cash on new hardware.

In July, U.S. consumers spent $514.3 million on new gaming hardware, software, and accessories, according to industry-tracking firm The NPD Group. That’s up 16 percent over last year’s $443.1 million. The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One once again accounted for the bulk of that spending." (Industry)

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Zones   227d ago | Spam
GamersHeaven   227d ago | Trolling | show
ABizzel1  +   227d ago
LMAO at the gif, bubbles for you good sir. ;D

Creepy Joel FTMW
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zeee  +   227d ago
choujij   227d ago | Trolling | show
NewMonday  +   227d ago
Sony have their Halo killer!

The Last of Us the top game, this should push it to 10 million soon and past Halo 4

and along with GT Sony now have a second 10 million franchise.
choujij  +   226d ago
Still no hardware numbers in, unfortunately. Would have been nice to know just how many units each of them moved last month.

@Coolbeans It was worth it. ;)
indyman77  +   226d ago
Man the more I see people saying there will never be as many consoles sold this generation the more I see sold. Two gens ago we had 185 million from the big three. Last gen we had 285 million of the big three (164 million for ps3 and 360 and 101 million for wii). it seems we are going up not down! And this gen PS4 is selling faster than ps2s first year! PS4 is already at 10 million I'm sure it will get the other .61 million between now and November 22nd which will put it above the PS2 sales. Because at the end of PS2 first year it had 10.61 million sold http://vgsales.wikia.com/wi...
amiga-man   226d ago | Trolling | show
abzdiine  +   226d ago
next stop, September and Destiny release!
looks like the beast is unleashed for good!
chrismichaels04  +   226d ago
Congrats to Sony on all of the PS4's well deserved early success. While certain members of the gaming community keep looking for the next excuse to hype up their console and bash the PS4....real gamers all over the world continue to look past all the corporate PR spin and speak with their wallets.
Reaper29r  +   226d ago
Bwahahahaha xD this guy wins picture comment of the year.

@NewMonday not quite dude. While TLoU is my favorite game on PS and one of my all time favs, to call it a halo killer is a bit of a stretch since their not even the same genre. Also your comparing TLoU plus TLoU remastered vs 1 halo game. Try them 1v1 or all of the Halo games, which combine to over 50 million sales (look it up). And when Halo MCC and Halo 5 hit, sales will skyrocket even further.Again not downplaying TLoU, it's a brilliant and beautiful game, but your statement is far from accurate. I wish Sony would make an FPS that could compete (talking first or second party). The closest IMO was KZ2 (which was good).
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NewMonday  +   226d ago

I meant as a big action franchise that sells 10 million, this is the first from Sony.
Lukas_Japonicus  +   227d ago
Haha, nice, I just saw that on GAF.
Why o why  +   227d ago
Come to poppa. Lol
adonis183  +   227d ago
Playstation Domination!!!!

Playstation is life Playstation is Love.
dastar101  +   226d ago
LOL. Do you actually play anything on your playstation or is it just kept up high on a podium with candles lit around it and a worshiping mat placed underneath like some sort of sacred shrine? That's the sort of impression I get when I see these types of comments.
Conzul  +   226d ago
Oh so we shouldn't be doing that? DAMMIT!
[shuffles off to clear away candles]
Muzikguy  +   226d ago
Keep worshipping yor PS4 if you want to, I've seen people worship other questionable things before (things being not people lol)
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mediate-this  +   226d ago
@adonis, you sound like you belong in a cult. Playstation is a console we play our games on nothing more.
chito1016d  +   227d ago
I don't even have a ps4 and I laughed lol bubble up
CernaML   227d ago | Off topic | show
SoapShoes  +   226d ago
Holy crap! On Gaf it's being reported that PS4 > Xbox Family... PS4 sold more than X1 and 360 combined!
Bhuahahaha  +   226d ago
bhuahuahhaahha nice one
TAURUS-555  +   226d ago
im so glad i didnt buy an xbox1
ABizzel1  +   226d ago
Don't be like that. It was smart not to buy it at launch, which is why I told everyone to wait. That mainly to make sure their policies changed, and since it had the highest price it was going to be the console to drop price first (as history has "generally" proven), but it's still a worthwhile console to have especially heading into 2015 where by then all of them will be worthwhile.
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kenshiro100  +   226d ago
They were No. 1 again?!

Holllly craaaap. O_O
Petebloodyonion  +   226d ago
HAHAHA! Nicely Done!|
strangeaeon   227d ago | Trolling | show | Replies(1)
ape007  +   227d ago
wow, playstation is dominating
GasTankKiller  +   227d ago
Even though its right there written in digital black and white. People are still disagreeing with this statement.
EmptySkyForm  +   227d ago
When I read that I thought of this.

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SoapShoes  +   226d ago
On Gaf it's being reported that PS4 > Xbox Family... PS4 sold more than X1 and 360 combined!
Gamer1982  +   226d ago
Last of Us is having such an impact on top of sales it actually is selling consoles on top of the fact Sony is dominating anyway. As great as uncharted was it feels like it was a practice stage for naughty dog to get out TLOU there real masterpiece. Saying that I expect Uncharted 4 to sell an insane amount of copies.
kenshiro100  +   226d ago
I have to get one for Christmas. Seriously, this is madness.
poor_cus_of_games  +   226d ago
Madness? This is playstation!!!!!
BallsEye   226d ago | Trolling | show | Replies(1)
Rimeskeem  +   227d ago
And the big exclusives have not hit.
AllAboutGaming  +   227d ago
Some folks like to say the PS4 has no games. If it is selling this well without games, imagine what the sales disparity between the two consoles will be in 2015.
Benjammin25  +   227d ago
PS4 has plenty of great games. Infamous, The Last Of Us, Resogun, The Swapper, Rogue Legacy, Oddworld new n tasty, Steamworld Dig, Outlast, Killzone, Trine 2, Need for Speed, Watchdogs, MGS: GZ, Fez, Child of Light, Stick it to the man, Tomb Raider: DE, Dead Nation, Flower, Towerfall Ascension and many more. Anyone who says the PS4 has no games is a troll. Pure and simple.
ShowGun901  +   226d ago
also, ive gotten these for free:

towerfall ascention
trine 2
dead nation

so really, everybody with a ps4 should have almost 10 games by now!
Sathur  +   226d ago
I think what they are trying to say is it has no games except those downloadable games. I for one don't count resogun etc because they are download only.
I have only 5 PS4 games. infamous Second Son and Killzone are the only two exclusive to the PS4.
NBA 2014, Tomb Raider and The Last Of Us are available on other platforms.
elda  +   227d ago
Of course it is!..why wouldn't it be!
user367272  +   227d ago
Lets pop open the champagne and drop those confetti while we are at it.

Congrat Sony though, they seem to be doing everything right this generation as far as their strategic and logistic are concern and I will soon pick one up myself next year when Uncharted 4 drop--here hoping for a sexy looking white bundle.
memots  +   226d ago
hmmmmm salt
DigitalRaptor  +   226d ago
He may contain traces of salt, but at least he's honest unlike some of the delusional Xbox fanboys on here.
SaveFerris  +   227d ago
And who said console gaming was dead?
ErcsYou  +   227d ago
I've been hearing that statement at the beginning and end of every Gen for the last 25 years.. lol
Clunkyd   226d ago | Immature | show
Bhuahahaha  +   226d ago
hehehehe yup its dead every time a new gen comes up

its either "the end" or "the last"
Goro  +   226d ago
Please link me a comment anywhere on N4G where somebody says that console gaming is dead.
XStation   227d ago | Trolling | show | Replies(8)
Bathyj  +   227d ago | Well said
“Xbox One continues to sell at a strong and steady pace following the release of the $399 console in June, when month-to-month sales more than doubled,” a Microsoft spokesperson told GamesBeat.

Its August and MS are still bragging that in June they doubled May, when May was terrible because they everyone was waiting for the price drop.
Flamingweazel  +   227d ago
LOL MS PR is a disaster this gen. Everything they do is confusing and deceitfull.
wodan  +   227d ago
Cant blame them they are very desprate right now.
OT:great news for SONY and wow TLOU is #1 the NPD track is for three days.
DigitalRaptor  +   226d ago
Microsoft is absolutely desperate. Their best efforts at making the Xbone more desirable are not working. Want to know why they moneyhatted Tomb Raider for holiday 2015?

'Cause PS4 has about 3x as many exclusives than Xbone in 2015, and Uncharted 4 is a holiday 2015 juggernaut that will absolutely be able to compete with Halo 5. I'll make a visual comparison soon - that will be fun to spread around these parts. Next year is going to be an absolute slaughter, if people thought this year was bad for Microsoft vs. Sony.
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Sharius  +   227d ago
hey if xbone sell double each month then by the end of this gen it'll go beyond infinity, right?

just a simple math
rainslacker  +   226d ago
They were doing it last gen too. Just they were doing better overall when taking everything in relation to everything else, so the spin made more sense.

Otherwise, one thing I didn't like last gen was MS constant gloating about their sales, and I really don't like it from Sony either. But I guess there are too many people that just want a statement for the console war.:(
LeCreuset  +   226d ago
If Sony constantly gloated about their sales VG Chartz wouldn't exist.
rainslacker  +   226d ago
I was saying MS gloated about their sales each month. Sorry for the confusion. Sony last gen really didn't announce much except for a milestone at one of the game conferences. Or maybe they did and I just didn't pay attention.
Gore-Content  +   227d ago
Quality sells.
Why o why  +   227d ago
I wish that was true all of the time but unfortunately its not......r.i.p clover

Good news for sony in regards to their continued momentum. Its going to take heavy hitters to knock tne ps4 off its perch and that will probably wont be enough if sony release one of their heavy hitters around the same time.
Volkama  +   226d ago
The PS4 is out-pacing the PS3 by a huge margin. That isn't because the relative quality is so much higher, it is because the relative price is so much lower.

In a way it's a shame to see these consoles sell so well, because it guarantees that the next set of consoles will aim low as well. Good for sales, not so good for enthusiasts.

Still, it is probably necessary for the industry to thrive. It is hard to guess what kind of shape the console industry would be in if both manufacturors had aimed for £500+ price points, but I doubt it'd be healthy.
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Crystallis  +   227d ago
The last of us is dang near 9 million units sold. That's gran turismo levels.
LAWSON72  +   227d ago
Not really GT has moved all those units on one platform. Not saying it is not a great number but selling the same number of units over two systems is not as impressive as just one.
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Forbidden_Darkness  +   227d ago
Considering The Last of US is a new IP and GT has been around since the PS1 days, it is extremely impressive.
Gamer1982  +   226d ago
Ah but its all on on playstation format so its pretty much as good as a lot of poeple (including myself) were waiting for the ps4 version.
insomnium2  +   226d ago
Even if you count every single PS4 TLOU purchase a rebuy from a PS3 guy the numbers TLOU brings in are monsterous. Absolutely fantastic!

I never knew it did that well on PS3. I'm just trying to platinum the damn thing as we speak. Once my kids go to bed I'm right off to playing TLOU.
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SoapShoes  +   226d ago
I'd like to see it do 10+ Million on PS3 alone before I consider it that. GT has long legs and usually sells 3-4 years after it comes out so I can certainly see TLOU doing that on PS3 after 3 more years. Now the question is can it beat GT3 with 14.8 Million sold?
UnwanteDreams  +   226d ago
If the franchise had as many years as GT has had to build its fanbase who knows.
AllAboutGaming  +   227d ago
It is crazy to still see Ghosts in the top 10. Ghosts was the worst CoD game to date and it is still destroying the uncharted Call of Duty "killer."
rainslacker  +   226d ago
Dunno, I personally brought the Prestige edition for $20 in an Amazon fire sale, despite the fact I"ll probably never play the game.

I figure the Prestige edition would be a decent addition to my games collection though being a special edition and all.
Number-Nine  +   227d ago
He was number 1!
-Foxtrot  +   227d ago
Number-Nine  +   227d ago
you got it. you win
Scark92  +   226d ago
Haha Respect!
Concertoine  +   227d ago
Im always down for a spongebob reference
SilentNegotiator  +   226d ago
That's disgusting.
LightDiego  +   227d ago
Great numbers for Sony, they deserve all these sales.
LAWSON72  +   227d ago
I swear Minecraft just does not slow down you think everybody interested has played it by now.
Gamer1982  +   226d ago
Yeah makes you wonder who's buying that game now lol. Though it will probably be a hit wonder from notch because of what it is..
Hellsvacancy  +   226d ago
Kids, my 6 year old daughter LOVES the game
UnwanteDreams  +   226d ago
Hell eveyone in my family under the age of 15 play this game non stop. My youngest son has a PC and its primary use is minecraft and minecraft lets play videos. If I let him he would spend all his free time with it.
insomnium2  +   225d ago
Same here. My 9yo boy is crazy into Minecraft and Minecraft videos on youtube.
CPTN MITCHELL  +   227d ago
Have a few friends that jump to the ps4 from the 360...ot congratulations 🎊 sony
Clarence  +   227d ago
Nice work Sony. Its only going to get better.
SynestheticRoar  +   227d ago
Microsoft made me jump. I couldn't survive another RROD after seven.
UnwanteDreams  +   226d ago
Wow I would abandon Sony if I had those kinds of hardware issues. I was angry as hell when my launch PS3 YLODed. I might have stopped console gaming if it had happened seven times.
isa_scout  +   226d ago
Same for me last gen. I switched to the PS3 after 5 360s RROD on me. Called MS about the last 360 I bought and they told me my warranty had expired 2 weeks prior to it breaking and I'd need to pay $100.00 to have it fixed...I got pissed of, threw the 360 in the garbage, and went the next day and bought a PS3. That was in 2007 and that fat PS3 is still running like a champ.
I'd love to see the Xbox 360s total sales if you took out all the people who went and rebought a new one after theirs had RRODed. It'd probably be a fairly large number...Millions perhaps.
GamerX2  +   227d ago
Yep ..... just bought my second ps4 today....you're welcome sony,
you're welcome
ShowGun901  +   226d ago
i just got my wife her own ps4 last month!
isa_scout  +   226d ago
Lucky, I wish my wife would game :(
Although she did love watching me play TLOU.
MasterCornholio  +   226d ago
Quality console with quality games.

That's why people love it so much.


Congratulations Sony keep up the good work.
MaximusPrime_  +   226d ago
Sony listened, Sony delivered

Good job, Sony
Jury  +   226d ago
Looking forward to sep 9 so I can join all these ps4 owners
ShowGun901  +   226d ago
cant wait for destiny! i logged over 40hrs on the beta!
S2Killinit  +   226d ago
I want the white version as well. But alas I already have a PS4 (:
uth11  +   226d ago
Where's that what will save Xbox chalkboard?
Time to cross "EA Access" off :P
masterfox  +   226d ago
this trend will continue the rest of this console generation.
Ghost_Nappa  +   226d ago
Good to see good games getting the success they deserve. Went with x1 for halo, but man, TLOU made my jaw drop and tears flow on ps3.
Macdaddy71  +   226d ago
The numbers really shows that most of all ps3 gamers done upgraded to ps4, where the 360 gamers are not upgrading so fast!!!! The 360 was n still a great system way better then ps3 ever was,
The numbers will tighten up when 360 gamers upgrade to the X1,
We have two X1, ps4, wii u, ps3, 3 360... N the 360 still the system of choice... Give it a good year n we will be all X1....
I'm happy for the ps4 selling well shows our gaming is healthy, but they Not that many new gamers buying ps4...
When ps3, 360 is put to rest...X1 n Ps4 will be so close in sells
skoorydook  +   226d ago
Obvious you are an ignorant little troll but anyway, most of the PS3 owners can't possibly have upgraded to a PS4.

PS4 = roughly 10 million sold
PS3 = roughly 80 million sold

Would you like a calculator ?
S2Killinit  +   226d ago
LMAO seriously some people don't even think before they troll. the guy is coming up with stats from thin air, and doesn't even do the math so he doesn't get caught red handed.
Major_Glitch  +   226d ago
@Mac Lol. You think the xbone isn't selling because 360 owners haven't upgraded to the next-gen yet?! Lol.
OT: Sony's lead is wide and it's only getting wider. And Sony hasn't even released it's big guns yet.
DigitalRaptor  +   226d ago
uMMMM. No.

PS3 worldwide total currently sits above the 360's numbers, and it released a year (1.5 years in Europe) after the 360 got an 8 million unit lead on it. That means that had both consoles released simultaneously, PS3 would be 9-10 million units ahead. Remember all the PS3's bad publicity? It still outsold the 360. PS4 has none of that bad publicity (the Xbone has all of thatl), and the fact that it's 5 million units ahead of the Xbone when you consider they both launched simultaneously, is damning proof of this.

In fact, it's even more severe this gen because in another year PS4 will be another 5 million ahead - it's only a matter of time, and nothing is tightening up…ever.

Re-iterating these facts are getting a bit old, but I may as well educate the needy.
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CaptainObvious878  +   226d ago
I guess this is what certain people have to make themselves believe otherwise they'd have multiple psychotic episodes.
Brettman2008  +   226d ago
"The numbers will tighten up when 360 gamers upgrade to the X1", LOL. You realise that a lot of Xbox 360 gamers moved to PS4? Including me, I just couldn't't go to X1 after the drop off in Xbox 360 exclusives and the dismal reception given to the X1 announcement.
insomnium2  +   225d ago
Exactly. X360 a better system than PS3? That is just weird. What have you been playing since 2009? Let me guess Halo, Forza and Geow? LOL!

I haven't upgraded to PS4 yet since I have way too many good games to play on PS3. Don't really have much time to play games anyway so investing on a new console is not quite relevant right now for me. It will be PS4 all the way once I do. I'm not touching a MS console.
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