Ever since the dark days of the PlayStation 3, platform holder Sony has refrained from commenting too much on the monthly NPD sales reports for the United States. Indeed, May saw the PlayStation 4 secure a fifth consecutive spell at the top of the hardware sales charts, but the Japanese giant pointed to the strong performance of the software on its system instead.

“PlayStation continues to be the best place to play for innovative intellectual property, as PS4 was the preferred platform for May’s biggest releases, including Watch Dogs and Wolfenstein: The New Order, and held four of the top five spots for next-gen software sales,” beamed marketing guru Guy Longworth in a press release deployed directly following last night’s results. “PS4 is the leading next-gen platform for sports, highlighted in May by the best-selling sports game, MLB 14 The Show.”

The exclusive baseball title’s performance must have the organisation licking its lips, as, while it’s always been a strong seller, it was really propelled by the popularity of its new next-gen machine. With inFAMOUS: Second Son also getting off to an impressive start, we reckon that the manufacturer will be itching to get some of its biggest brands on the box, such as Gran Turismo and God of War.

[via dualshockers.com]