The PlayStation 4 was the top-selling console hardware platform in May in the United States, according to industry-tracking firm The NPD Group.
Wow, everyones numbers were really good for May.
Indeed! Its great for the industry. PS on the Iron Throne aa always. Glad to see SoD doing ok. GoW is still at it of course. Detroid is doing exceptionally well for a "niche" game. But damn GTAV is still in the top ten, what kind of black magic is this?
@ultranova "Glad to see SoD doing ok" lol you know they were the highest selling game right lol they sold twice as much as the first game. Congrats to all console makers on having their best every May
I didn’t enjoy Detroit as much as past quantic dreams games but good to see it grab the third spot here. Huge congrats to undead labs for state of decay 2’s success, I can see why MS got them now. GTA V has more legs than any other game in history!
Every junior high kid wants to be gangsta and they're recruiting lol.
@Ixeasy You know this is about hardware sales right ?
And the domination continues. Well PlayStation has been the only console actually releasing compelling exclusive games so it's no surprise it continues to destroy the other consoles. PlayStation is the future And the future is PlayStation
X is slowly climbing the charts. GaaS is the future and the future is GaaS X
Darth "GaaS is the future and the future is GaaS" stop, that is disgusting. Too much gaas stinks. I can handle gaas every once in a while but but being constantly exposed to gaas makes me sick and mad.
I asked the same thing about GTA... What in actual F??
@console... that's why you need GaaS X ;-)
@darthv72 But Gaas will never be a perfect future.
As I predicted the PS4 has ascended to super PS2 status and Switch starts the descent to Wii U status due to Nintendos in ability to make true next gen exclusives. Xbone flatlines as usual. PS4 domination is good for the industry. Nintendo domination death of third party developers Xbox domination death of Japanese gaming industry. BTW Nintendo will never ever be on top ever again after the NES and SNES.
What are the numbers?
They're not posted yet, but based on their previous best: PS4 > 205k Switch > 170k XBO > 140k
Why do they keep posting these articles ???? Does it really matter ?? NO. The only thing that matters are the games thats it. I have all the system. I just want good games. Sony outselling other systems really doesnt benefit anyof us unless we are getting part of tje damn check
It's just the monthly NPD Once a month. A little bit (yea no, a million times more relevant) more relevant than 100s who won E3 BS At least it real news. Not fake opinion pieces
Sony selling more consoles means more market share and more money which means more games and more investment back into game development. If this information upsets you then simply ignore it, meanwhile those of us who are interested in such things can enjoy them.
Those are lies. Sales do matter and for obvious reasons.
I'd say articles like this that have actual facts are much more relevant than all the damn articles about who won E3! Again facts as in real!
The system with the highest sales typically gets the best support with games. Therefore you should benefit from more games and a larger variety of games. Hence Sony having so many exclusives and not just shooter bro games.
@generic-user-name - "Sony selling more consoles means more market share..." True that as does Play Anywhere titles ensure more market share for Microsoft.
@TheArkatek " Why do they keep posting these articles ???? " You really haven't figured that out yet? How long you been coming to N4G.com?
I must be missing something. I can’t see any numbers
@Cheesetoenails If , you believe the numbers. I believe PS4 is destroying the competition, yes I believe that, Sony has not been shy about releasing "sold through" numbers. The Media has consistently Lied for Microsoft, inflated their numbers, EA says 29.5mill, recently some Analyst firm says Xbox has sold 39.5mill. Smh. So honestly I don't trust the numbers reported from Media (types)when it comes to MS . I don't think MS has sold even 29.5mill this Gen, & definitely not 😂39.5mill, that's a joke.
Why are these sales stories always circle jerks? I'm a big ps4 pro fan, but jeez, some of these comments make me think either the people have a lot invested in sony stock or are just rabid fanboys.
Great numbers = great for industry
Sony's like while the whole media tries to drown us and make it look like our exclusives we showed off we're average to trailers from our competitors and cry about not being able to use their account tied to our console on the competitor's platform. We gonna be right here alone at the top selling the most consoles monthly handing out L's to all the haters saying Sony don't want to mess with fortnite the hugest game in the industry lol. Bruh unless u forgot Sony is the top dog in console sales. Hold my beer hoe lol.
m$ propaganda is working. they have a lot of money to do that, it is a pity, that there are plenty of people who jumps in this wrong propaganda ship. they are doing more harm then good to both sides.
Everyone doing decent numbers. PS4 still achieving absolutely domination - and rightly so.
it's more than decent, each console have broken their own previous records for best May
Isn’t this already posted? I swear I’ve seen the venturebeat article on the front page
That was software sales.
There was a whole section on hardware and accessories with the exact same info here?
yea i posted the original one. i guess moderators decided to split them apart?
One focused on software, this one talks about hardware. Actually talks about it. Who was #1, SKU basis, forecast. The other just had a bullet point about combined sales of $186million.
The thing is that Venturebeat separate it on each article.
It's the same article but different news. It's always this way every month I believe.
No, the thing being reposted is xplay, but I hope it doesn't upset you.
Glad to see gaming as a whole doing well!
PS4 is still dominating. Thank to God Of War Bundle and Detroit Become Human.
Lol just remember when a few people who work in the gaming industry said console gaming was dying.
Which is asinine on a fundamental level. How are people supposed to play games without hardware?
subscription based streaming cause that'll be wonderful for creativity and competition...
@yeahright2 Even if that were the case, you would still need some form of hardware to connect to streamed games, it just wouldn't need to be as powerful as a full featured console.
They wouldn't really need to make hardware. It'll just be an app on your smart TV, or amazon fire.
You mean a new smart TV or new Amazon fire, because the current devices were never designed to minimize latency in both directions. Latency is a non-issue when streaming video, but critical for gaming.
All systems doing great, good to hear!
I want to see actual #s tho. Simply say winning is great but does anyone know what they were exactly?
I do but I'm not telling you.
Must not be in your console on choices favor 😄
Leaked numbers PS4: ~223K NSW: ~167K XB1: ~145K PS4 is dominating the other 2.
Thank you for that. Holy sh!t... id love to see what ww #s are. The ps4 is prob outselling the xbox1 3-1 and switch 2-1... at the very least. Thats why i think the "leaked" xb1 total sales are nowhere near 39 mil.
The NPD clients, which includes the console manufacturers, know. Sometimes there are leaks. Sony doesn't typically use these moments to boast about sales figures. They release those at other times.
And this is why Sony will not do cross play, maybe next gen folks
Not gonna happen move on cross play isn't a big enough feature. Just like backwards compatibility Exclusives Games matter don't believe me look at PUBG, SOT, SOD2. All exclusives all sold well that shows you Xbox gamers want exclusives. To compete with Sony ms doesn't need features it needs games
One of those is timed, and the other two can be played on win 10 Xbox gamers want actual exclusives to make their console have value. PlayStation gamers want actual exclusives from Xbox to help convince us it's a smart purchase
You make a really good point here, features like bc, cross play are great consumer friendly features but ultimately the games matter most and the success of SoT and SOD2 shows Xbox gamers are hungry for exclusives
Games is the least important feature of Xbox, by the articles found everywhere, resolution, power, "powaofthacloud",the beast, etc, is the way to go. Is it difficult to understand games are the souls of a console?
Russo That's what is frustrating
Guess that "cockiness" is paying off.
What for now? The PS4 is dominating from realese to now, and will be dominating this whole generation.
Maybe, but would you say thing the same thing to MS and Nintendo if they become cocky again ? Trust me, the cycle will repeat itself.
Meant to say, continuing to pay off. Weren't they being cocky with the whole "this is how to share a game with your friends" video and look they're still dominating! You should cut down on the salt its not good for you.
Nintendo got cocky with the Wii and the Wii U happened so stop always moving the goal post. Nintendo was cocky with the N64. No one took Sony serious at the time.
...No one took Sony serious that time...? When did you start gaming?
"so stop always moving the goal post" If anyone is curious what irony looks like, here's a perfect example.
Congratulations Sony and others glad to see God of war and Detroit doing well. great launch for SOD2 this moves Xbox gamers are hungry for exclusives. All the side features are nice but exclusives matter when you are trying to sell a console PUBG SOT SOD2 All broken at launch all had bugs and glitches yet sold well and that just prices Xbox gamers want exclusives