Sony’s console quickly raced into the lead when the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One came out back in 2013. It has retained the lead since then, however, some months have seen the Xbox One outsell the PlayStation 4, at least in the United States. The latest figures from The NPD Group show that the PlayStation 4 outsold both the Xbox One and Nintendo Switch in the United States last month.
Both Microsoft and Sony have released multiple variants of the consoles that they launched back in 2013. Sony added the PlayStation 4 Pro and PlayStation 4 Slim to the lineup while Microsoft launched the Xbox One S. It will release the Xbox One X in the coming months.
The NPD Group’s data shows that the new gold 1TB PlayStation 4 Slim that Sony released last month helped it outsell the Xbox One and Nintendo Switch in June. It drove sales for the company and made last month the best June ever for PlayStation 4 sales.
Sony launched the gold PlayStation 4 Slim for $250 on June 9th. It only offered the discounted price for a limited time because the same console is now selling for the normal $300 retail price.
Microsoft will see an uptick in sales once the Xbox One X is released. It’s the most powerful console that the company has ever created. In fact, it’s going to be the most powerful console on the market when it comes out.