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PS5 vs PS4 Sales Comparison - December 2022

PS5 vs PS4 Sales Comparison - December 2022 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 02 February 2023 / 5,898 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 - December 2022

PS5 vs PS4 Sales Comparison - December 2022

PS5 vs PS4 Sales Comparison - December 2022

PS5 Vs. PS4 Worldwide:

Gap change in latest month: 1,241,584 - PS4

Gap change over last 12 months: 3,901,538 - PS4

Total Lead: 5,452,474 - PS4

PlayStation 5 Total Sales: 30,467,671

PlayStation 4 Total Sales: 35,920,145

December 2022 is the 26th month the PlayStation 5 has been available for. In the latest month, the gap grew in favor of the PlayStation 4 when compared to the aligned launch of the PlayStation 5 by 1.24 million units.

In the last 12 months, the PS4 has outsold the PS5 by 3.90 million units. The PS4 is currently ahead of the PS5 by 5.45 million units.

The PS5 has sold 30.47 million units in 26 months, while the PS4 sold 35.92 million units. Month 26 for the PS5 is December 2022 and for the PS4 is December 2015.

The PS4 crossed 40 million units in month 31, 50 million in month 38, and 60 million in month 44. The PS4 has sold 117.06 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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18 Comments
SuperNintend0rk (on 02 February 2023)

If the PS5 doesn't close the gap in aligned sales with the PS4 by the end of 2023, it will probably never catch up to it.

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Garrus SuperNintend0rk (on 02 February 2023)

The PS5 is $500, the PS4 was $400. There is a lot more room for Sony to boost sales with price drops. The PS4 digital being available at $400 is an effective price drop as it wasn't in stores until this week.

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SuperNintend0rk Garrus (on 02 February 2023)

True but $400 in 2013 was worth about $510 today due to inflation so it's pretty much the same price.

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Garrus SuperNintend0rk (on 02 February 2023)

So you agree with me. The PS5 digital is also $400 today, so it is <$350 in 2013 dollars, CHEAPER than the PS4 was in 2013, that would imply even greater sales potential.

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SuperNintend0rk Garrus (on 02 February 2023)

The PS5 could have even more sales potential but it still has a lot of catching up to do first.

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Garrus SuperNintend0rk (on 03 February 2023)

factually the PS5 digital is cheaper for people in 2023 than the PS4 was in 2013

that's a fact I pointed out, your comment has nothing to do with anything I said

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SuperNintend0rk Garrus (on 03 February 2023)

No we're comparing Dec 2022 with Dec 2015 sales. Why did you bring up Switch?

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Norion Garrus (on 02 February 2023)

With all the inflation that's happened price cuts are gonna be a smaller factor. I'll be surprised if the PS5 ever goes below 400.

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Garrus Norion (on 02 February 2023)

the PS5 is already $400, and inflation makes the PS5 more attractive, not less. Just having the digital on sale in the stores is a price cut compared to the last 2 years when it was not available.

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Norion Garrus (on 02 February 2023)

The main model makes up the vast majority of sales though. With how successful the Switch has been I wouldn't be surprised if the only price cut the PS5 gets is reversing the recent price increase at some point.

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Garrus Norion (on 03 February 2023)

the digital model hasn't been sold for 2 years, duh... this isn't complicated I don't know why I need to explain something so simple

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Norion Garrus (on 03 February 2023)

What do you mean it hasn't been sold?

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kazuyamishima Garrus (on 02 February 2023)

At this stage, the PS4 was $349 and in October they introduced The Slim for $299, The Pro for $399 and released the PSVR in the same year.

I do think, the generation will be longer comparted to the 8th gen.

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Eagle367 Garrus (on 03 February 2023)

Actually I don't think Sony has that much room for a price drop. They did increase prices recently. If you are waiting for a price drop, it's gonna be a long wait

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Garrus Eagle367 (on 03 February 2023)

no price drop until a revision is out, but silicon prices and ram prices and everything is falling now

  • -2

People are forgetting that this generation is likely to be longer than the 7 year standard, Microsoft has said that they expect as much and I don't see why it wouldn't be the same for Sony. With 8+ years it could theoretically be behind the PS4 for 7 years and still outleg it in the end. I do think we'll see it catching up somewhat this year though.

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That's a good point. As long as they can keep lots of great games coming, I can see it having longer legs.

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shonii33 (on 04 February 2023)

ps4 had no competition, ps5 does not have it so easy against series x/s, I see an end more similar to ps360 than ps4 and one

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