For the sixth month in a row, Sony’s PlayStation 4 has outsold Microsoft’s Xbox One in the U.S.
Sony announced the news today via Twitter:
Breaking news: PS4 is #1 top-selling US next-gen console in June, 6th month in a row. Thanks for your support! <3 pic.twitter.com/r5bTKg4wYf
— PlayStation (@PlayStation) July 17, 2014
We reached out to Sony for more details, and the company noted that the PS4 “remains the cumulative leader for next generation game consoles.” It also noted that the PS4 lead the pack for next generation software sales, with PS4 leading two of the top three titles.
Other than that, details are scant in terms of hard data. The NPD Group published its monthly video game sales stats this afternoon, but did not include hardware numbers for Sony, Microsoft, or Nintendo.
By last official count, Sony announced three months ago that it had sold through more than 7 million PS4 consoles globally as of April 6, while Microsoft had shipped — not sold — more than 5 million Xbox One’s to retailers worldwide.
On Wednesday, Microsoft noted that since it began selling a $399 version of the Xbox One without the Kinect sensor on June 9 — a $100 price cut from the Xbox One with Kinect — sales doubled in one month. But that information was based on internal data, and Microsoft has not provided any numbers related to that milestone. Even though Microsoft doubled Xbox One sales, the price cut was not enough to upend Sony for U.S. sales last month.
Sony also noted today that it was the leading seller in June for combined home consoles sales — meaning PS4 and PS3 sales outpaced Xbox One and Xbox 360 sales in the U.S. last month.
With the exception of December, the $399 PS4 has outsold the Xbox One in the U.S. for every month since the consoles debuted this past November.