The PlayStation 3 was the best-selling games console in the US for September, according to NPD, breaking an impressive stranglehold on the top of the charts that the Xbox 360 had managed to keep for the 32 months since January 2011. NPD analyst Liam Callahan told that Sony's system was boosted by the release of a Grand Theft Auto V bundle, showing how Rockstar's blockbuster series "can shake things up in hardware as well as software.”

Sony's competitors weren't without reason to look on the bright side. Nintendo reported that Wii U sales more than tripled month-on-month in September following a price cut and limited edition bundle with The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD, although it didn't give precise sales figures. Microsoft, meanwhile, noted that the Xbox 360 has passed the milestone of 80 million systems sold worldwide.