PlayStation 4 was the best-selling console in North America for the month of May, which marks the fifth consecutive month it's achieved the plaudit. Sony's new console also managed to move more titles than any other platform, in a month that saw sales of both consoles and games shoot up.
The NPD Group's video game sales report for the month reveals that console sales jumped up a massive 95 percent year-on-year to $586 million, with console software sales also climbing 57 percent to $274 million.
Titles singled out for praise on the games front include Watch Dogs and Mario Kart 8, with the latter being largely responsible for Wii U sales jumping up 85 percent despite only being on sale for two days of the month. Despite this, the Wii U was edged out by Nintendo's 3DS handheld, which took second place behind Sony's PS4 in terms of the best-selling hardware of the month.
Watch Dogs was the best-selling game overall in May with worldwide sales confirmed at over 4 million, with Mario Kart 8, MLB 14, Wolfenstein: The New Order, Minecraft, Spider-Man 2, NBA 2K14, Titanfall, Kirby: Triple Deluxe and Call of Duty: Ghosts rounding out the top 10.
It's a positive sign for the industry, and suggests next-gen consoles and games may finally have reached the point where sales are enough to offset the decline of older devices. Next month's results should reveal the impact of Microsoft's decision to sell Xbox One without Kinect. Will this enable the console to reclaim the top spot on the chart? Time will tell.