The PlayStation 4 may be knee-deep into its fourth year, but it’s showing no signs of slowing – in fact, it’s actually performing better than in previous years. Sony’s console topped the United States hardware charts for a second successive month, registering its strongest June on record since release. Beast mode?

The system was aided by the Days of Play promotion that the Japanese giant ran in conjunction with E3 2017 – it offered a limited edition gold coloured PS4 Slim as part of that, which swiftly sold out. The console continues to do incredibly well in the software department, too, with Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy finishing fourth after just two days of sales.

Overall, hardware spend was up 27 per cent year-over-year in the US last month, culminating in a seven per cent overall industry increase. Tekken 7 topped the charts, flanked closely by Injustice 2 and the evergreen Grand Theft Auto V. In total, three PS4 exclusives made the Top 20, with both Horizon: Zero Dawn and MLB 17 The Show continuing to do well.

Of course, the Switch’s ongoing stock issues are making things a bit easier for the PS4 when it comes to these NPD victories, but for the PS4 to be increasing its annual performance this far into the generation is impressive – especially when we’re talking about June, an historically slow month. It’s going to be another big year for Sony it seems.

NPD Software Top 20: June 2017

  1. Tekken 7
  2. Injustice 2
  3. Grand Theft Auto V
  4. Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy
  5. ARMS*
  6. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild*
  7. Mario Kart 8*
  8. Overwatch**
  9. NBA 2K17
  10. Horizon: Zero Dawn
  11. Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands
  12. Call of Duty: Black Ops III
  13. MLB 17 The Show
  14. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege
  15. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
  16. Battlefield 1
  17. Minecraft
  18. The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind*
  19. FIFA 17
  20. Forza Horizon 3

NPD PS4 Software Top 10: June 2017

  1. Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy
  2. Tekken 7
  3. Injustice 2
  4. Grand Theft Auto V
  5. Horizon: Zero Dawn
  6. MLB 17 The Show
  7. Overwatch
  8. NBA 2K17
  9. Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands
  10. Battlefield 1

NPD Best Selling Games Through June 2017

  1. Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands
  2. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild*
  3. For Honor
  4. Grand Theft Auto V
  5. Horizon: Zero Dawn
  6. Injustice 2
  7. Mass Effect: Andromeda
  8. Resident Evil 7: Biohazard
  9. NBA 2K17
  10. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare

*No digital sales
**No digital sales from Blizzard’s PC app

[via venturebeat.com]