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PS5 vs PS4 Sales Comparison - April 2022

PS5 vs PS4 Sales Comparison - April 2022 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 19 May 2022 / 3,059 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 - April 2022

PS5 vs PS4 Sales Comparison - April 2022

PS5 vs PS4 Sales Comparison - April 2022

PS5 Vs. PS4 Worldwide:

Gap change in latest month: 62,649 – PS5

Gap change over last 12 months: 2,790,144 - PS4

Total Lead: 2,563,674 - PS4

PlayStation 5 Total Sales: 19,464,276

PlayStation 4 Total Sales: 22,027,950

April 2022 is the 18th 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 62,649 units.

In the last 12 months, the PS4 has outsold the PS5 by 2.79 million units. The PS4 is currently ahead of the PS5 by 2.56 million units.

The PS5 has sold 19.46 million units in 18 months, while the PS4 sold 22.03 million units. Month 18 for the PS5 is April 2022 and for the PS4 is April 2015.

The PS4 crossed 20 million units in month 17, 30 million units in month 25, and 40 million units in month 31. The PS4 has sold 116.83 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. You can contact the author on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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4 Comments
darthv72 (on 19 May 2022)

Damn chip shortage. PS5 was tracking ahead of the 4 but had the air let out of the tires. And now some are saying the chip issues would continue through next year and into 24. Suck for all those who have been patiently waiting to grab a 5.

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Trentonater darthv72 (on 21 May 2022)

"Chip shortage" only means that demand is high. Consoles being easy to aquire without the new facories in full scale production would mean that demand sharply fell. Which isn't going to happen. ANd Production is still ramping up anyway of course.

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deerox (on 19 May 2022)

Do you have a graph for PS4 vs PS5 in Japan?

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Serious_frusting (on 22 May 2022)

These chip shortages must be so frustrating for SonĀ„

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