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PS5 vs PS4 Sales Comparison - July 2021

PS5 vs PS4 Sales Comparison - July 2021 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 02 September 2021 / 6,311 Views

The VGChartz sales comparison series of articles are updated monthly and each one focuses on a different sales comparison using our estimated video game hardware figures. The charts include comparisons between the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and Nintendo Switch, as well as with older platforms. There are articles based on our worldwide estimates, as well as the US, Europe, and Japan.

This monthly series compares the aligned worldwide sales of the PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4.

The PlayStation 5 launched in November 2020, while the PlayStation 4 launched in November 2013. This does mean the holiday periods for the two consoles do lineup.

PS5 vs PS4 Sales Comparison - July 2021

PS5 vs PS4 Sales Comparison - July 2021

PS5 vs PS4 Sales Comparison - July 2021

PS5 Vs. PS4 Worldwide:

Gap change in latest month: 399,837 - PS5

Total Lead: 619,720 - PS5

PlayStation 5 Total Sales: 10,479,928

PlayStation 4 Total Sales: 9,860,208

July 2021 is the ninth month the PlayStation 5 has been available for. In the latest month, the gap grew in favor of the PlayStation 5 when compared to the aligned launch of the PlayStation 4 by 399,837 units. The PlayStation 5 is currently ahead by 619,720 units.

The PlayStation 5 has sold 10.48 million units in nine months, while the PlayStation 4 sold 9.86 million units. Month nine for the PlayStation 5 is July 2021 and for the PlayStation 4 is July 2014.

The PlayStation 4 did not reach current PlayStation 5 sales until month 11 when it sold 12.09 million units.

The PlayStation 4 crossed 20 million in month 17, 30 million in month 25, and 40 million in month 31. The PlayStation 4 has sold 116.30 million units to date.


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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2 Comments
Zippy6 (on 14 August 2021)

620k ahead of the record breaking ps4 while still selling out every shipment is very good position to be in.

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SvenTheTurkey (on 16 August 2021)

Kind of puts things into perspective. Even for as well as the ps5 is doing, regardless of supply issues, still pretty much neck and neck with the ps4.

Yeah, it could be argued that it could be selling better with more supply, but the flip side is that the situation is in favor of the high sales. No pandemic, no supply issues. No pandemic, no increased demand.

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