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When looking at console sales, people often overlook the network impact. Indeed, we're so focused on hardware numbers that we tend to forget that every PlayStation 4 sold means a potential PlayStation Plus subscription and various PlayStation Network purchases as well. It would appear that Sony's quietly lapping up the success of its latest system, however, as its digital goods business is doing very well for itself.

Projections provided by Super Data Research show that of the top ten selling digital games in January 2015, the PS4 and PS3 accounted for 63 per cent of the sales. This includes full-game purchases, as well as DLC and microtransactions for the listed products. By comparison, the Xbox One and Xbox 360 could muster just 37 per cent of the income, which is quite a stark difference. Of course, this study doesn't take into account the thousands of other downloadable products available for both brands.

Unsurprisingly, it was Grand Theft Auto V that earned the most digital revenue last month, racking up a purported $32 million in total. Remember, this combines game purchases with additional income such as Shark Cards, which are clearly proving a secret winner for Rockstar Games. We've included the full list below, but we're surprised to see FIFA 15 miss out, as we assumed that Ultimate Team was a heavy seller as well.

Either way, are you finding yourself spending more money on goods through the PlayStation Store – or do you still prefer physical items? Upload your thoughts in the comments section below.

Top Ten Digital Games for January 2015 (Super Data Research)

  1. Grand Theft Auto V
  2. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
  3. Destiny
  4. Dying Light
  5. Battlefield 4
  6. Resident Evil HD: Remastered
  7. Minecraft
  8. Call of Duty: Ghosts
  9. Madden NFL 15
  10. Call of Duty: Black Ops II

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