There’s no sign of Xbox One closing the gap on PS4 in the US next-gen console sales race.
Sony’s machine once again outsold its rival in August – that’s the eighth month in a row.
"PlayStation 4 was number one in hardware sales for the eighth consecutive month and remains the $#@!ulative leader for next generation game consoles," Sony’s American senior marketing VP Guy Longworth said. "For the third consecutive month, PlayStation [PS4 and PS3] was number one in combined home console hardware sales."
He added that Diablo III: Reaper of Souls sold more on PS4 than Xbox One and that The Last of Us: Remastered was the month’s best-selling first party title.
None of which stopped overall US software sales declining year-on-year, with consumers abandoning last-gen consoles in their droves.
"Deep declines in seventh generation software (Xbox 360/PS3/Wii) of 57 percent were not offset by growth in eighth generation software, leading to a net decrease of console software sales of $47m [22 per cent]," NPD Group analyst Liam Callahan said.
Madded NFL 25 was the month’s best-selling game.
The US hardware market, however, grew 116 per cent year-on-year with PS4 and Xbox One accounting for 70 per cent of the market – a record high for both machines.
In fact, ten months after their release next-gen consoles are tracking 70 per cent up on the first ten month’s sales of PS3 and Xbox 360.