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Sony has confirmed that its PlayStation 4 console once again outsold the competition in June.

The PS4 outperformed the Xbox One and other platforms, according to data from industry-tracking firm The NPD Group that Sony shared with GamesBeat. The company credits The Caped Crusader for giving it the win.

“PlayStation 4 was the top-selling console in the United States in June due to the overwhelming popularity of the Batman: Arkham Knight PS4 bundles,” a Sony spokesperson told GamesBeat. “PlayStation 4 also led software sales in June.”

Batman: Arkham Knight was one of the biggest releases in June, and Sony had a co-marketing deal with publisher Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment that led to Sony packing the game in with new PS4s. Sony even worked with Warner Bros. on a limited edition version of the console that put Batman artwork on the case.


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All of this enabled Sony to outsell Xbox One for another month.

“PS4 continues to lead console sales in the U.S. and globally,” said the company spokesperson.


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