For the first time in quite a while, PlayStation 3 topped sales charts as the best-selling console last month. NPD, an industry analytics company, said that the boost in sales was primarily a result of the GTA V 500 GB hardware bundle with the Sony platform. For the past 32 months, the Xbox 360 has been the top dog, and despite relatively weak sales in September, finally crossed the 80 million unit threshold.
Posting just over a billion in sales, September was a strong month for the U.S. side of the industry. Grand Theft Auto V, NPD analyst Liam Callahan said, was a "shot in the arm for the industry" and demonstrated how "Grand Theft Auto V can shake things up in hardware as well as software."
With this much money being dumped into new old consoles, it'll be interesting to see if these strong September sales take a bite out of PS4 and Xbox One's holiday numbers.