PlayStation 4 tops Xbox One in June
Sony is celebrating once again as the PlayStation 4 was the best-selling game console on the market through the month of June.
The PS4 has enjoyed a lead over Microsoft’s Xbox One since launch and after dominating its rival for two years has pulled a huge lead in lifetime sales. Indeed, even this early in the 8th generation console war it is plain to see that the PlayStation 4 will win this generation. It is reminiscent of when the Wii pulled an early lead during the 7th generation and never looked back, although admittedly Sony’s unit will unlikely match Nintendo’s conqueror overall.
Sony did not offer any specific numbers, and Microsoft has yet to detail Xbox One sales through June, but the PS4 continues to be the standard bearer in terms of sales in most key markets. In the United States, the PlayStation 4 enjoyed growth thanks to the release of Batman: Arkham Knight, with Sony giving the Warner Bros published game the credit for good sales.
The Japanese company struck a deal with Warner Bros. to bundle Arkham Knight with the PS4, while Sony also made a limited edition console with Batman artwork adorning the case.
“PS4 continues to lead console sales in the U.S. and globally,” said the company spokesperson.