PS5 vs PS4 Sales Comparison
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VGChartz’s series of sales comparison articles are updated monthly and each focuses on a different sales comparison using our estimated video game hardware numbers. Charts include comparisons between PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X | S and the Nintendo Switch, as well as with older platforms. There are items based on our global estimates, as well as the United States, Europe, and Japan.
This monthly series compares the aligned global sales of the PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4.
PlayStation 5 was launched in November 2020, while PlayStation 4 was launched in November 2013. This means that the holiday periods for both consoles are aligned.
PS5 vs. PS4 worldwide:
Change in spread over the last month: 346,801 – PS5
Change in spread over the last 12 months: 3,704,023 – PS4
Total number of tracks: 2,736,303 – PS4
Total PlayStation 5 sales: 21,827,508
Total PlayStation 4 sales: 24,563,811
July 2022 is the 21st month for which the PlayStation 5 is available. Over the past month, the gap has widened in favor of the PlayStation 5 over the PlayStation 4’s aligned launch of 346,801 units.
In the past 12 months, the PS4 has sold more than 3.70 million units than the PS5. The PS4 is currently ahead of the PS5 by 2.74 million units.
The PS5 sold 21.83 million units in 21 months, while the PS4 sold 24.56 million units. Month 21 for PS5 is July 2022 and for PS4 is July 2015.
The PS4 crossed 30 million units in month 25, 40 million units in month 31, and 50 million in month 38. The PS4 has sold 116.98 million units to date.
A long-time and passionate player, William D’Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was hired in 2010 as a Junior Analyst, rose through the ranks to Senior Analyst in 2012 and took over Estimates material in 2017. He expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content himself Youtube channel and Twitch Channel. You can contact the author on Twitter @TrunksWD.