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After being overthrown by the Nintendo Switch for a couple of months, stock shortages have opened the door and allowed the PlayStation 4 to reclaim its crown at the summit of the United States hardware charts. May 2017 wasn’t a brilliant month for the games industry, as overall spend dropped 11 per cent, though hardware sales did increase by seven per cent.

It’s software that suffered the most, enduring a 20 per cent decline year-over-year. Injustice 2 topped the charts, but this year the software slate was significantly lighter, and PREY could only reach fifth place. One thing worthy of note is that PlayStation VR exclusive Farpoint reached 16th position, which is surely wonderful news for the fledgling virtual reality medium.

We’ve included the full top twenty below, alongside the PS4 best sellers list, which only takes into account software on Sony’s system. Will the Days of Play promotion be enough to keep the PS4 on top in June? It looks like it’s all going to depend on how much Switch stock Nintendo can get into the channel at this point.

NPD Software Top 20: May 2017

  1. Injustice 2
  2. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe*
  3. Grand Theft Auto V
  4. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild*
  5. PREY*
  6. Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands
  7. Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadow of Valentia*
  8. NBA 2K17
  9. MLB 17: The Show
  10. Overwatch**
  11. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege
  12. Horizon: Zero Dawn
  13. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
  14. Call of Duty: Black Ops III
  15. Mass Effect Andromeda
  16. Farpoint
  17. Battlefield 1
  18. Nier: Automata
  19. Minecraft
  20. FIFA 17

NPD PS4 Software Top 10: May 2017

  1. Injustice 2
  2. MLB 17: The Show
  3. PREY
  4. Grand Theft Auto V
  5. Horizon: Zero Dawn
  6. Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands
  7. Farpoint
  8. NBA 2K17
  9. Overwatch
  10. NieR: Automata

NPD Best Selling Games Through May 2017

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

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