PS5 vs PS4 Sales Comparison - December 2022 - SalesWilliam D'Angelo , posted on 02 February 2023 / 4,090 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 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.
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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.
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.
True but $400 in 2013 was worth about $510 today due to inflation so it's pretty much the same price.
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.
The PS5 could have even more sales potential but it still has a lot of catching up to do first.
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
No we're comparing Dec 2022 with Dec 2015 sales. Why did you bring up Switch?
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.
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.
That's a good point. As long as they can keep lots of great games coming, I can see it having longer legs.
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