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PS5 vs PS4 Sales Comparison in Europe - August 2023

PS5 vs PS4 Sales Comparison in Europe - August 2023 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 01 October 2023 / 3,859 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 Europe 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 in Europe - August 2023

PS5 vs PS4 Sales Comparison in Europe - August 2023

PS5 vs PS4 Sales Comparison in Europe - August 2023

PS5 Vs. PS4 Europe:

Gap change in latest month: 247,594 - PS5

Gap change over last 12 months: 1,456,683 - PS4

Total Lead: 4,680,282 - PS4

PlayStation 5 Total Sales: 13,174,762

PlayStation 4 Total Sales: 17,855,044

August 2023 is the 34th 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 247,594 units.

In the last 12 months, the PS4 has outsold the PS5 by 1.46 million units. The PS5 is currently behind the PS4 by 4.68 million units.

The PS5 has sold 13.17 million units in 34 months, while the PS4 sold 17.86 million units. Month 34 for the PS5 is August 2023 and for the PS4 is August 2016.

The PS4 crossed 20 million units sold in Europe in month 37, 30 million in month 51, and 40 million in month 72. The PS4 has sold 45.86 million units to date in Europe. The PS5 is 32.69 million units behind lifetime PS4 sales in Europe.

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 and taking over the hardware estimates in 2017. 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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Wman1996 (on 28 September 2023)

PS4 was a monster in Europe. While Europe is still a key region for PlayStation, I don't see PS5 outselling PS4 there in the long run.

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pikashoe (on 27 September 2023)

Seems like console sales are in decline in europe.

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jvmkdg (on 25 September 2023)

It will take months for the PS5 to close this gap, it may never close. It is the only region where the PS5 is behind the PS4. But globally the lucuna will be closed in a short time

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Qwark jvmkdg (on 26 September 2023)

There isn't much room for PlayStation to play catch-up. After all the PS4 sold consistently well in Europe.

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kazuyamishima Qwark (on 26 September 2023)

Europe is the only region where the PS5 is behind compared to the PS4.

The offers that have been doing lately over there will continue to close the gap between them.

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super_etecoon jvmkdg (on 26 September 2023)

What is a lucuna?

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