PS5 vs PS4 Sales Comparison in the US - October 2023 - SalesWilliam D'Angelo , posted on 20 November 2023 / 4,541 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 US 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 US:
Gap change in latest month: 89,644 - PS5
Gap change over last 12 months: 1,283,654 - PS5
Total Lead: 1,263,945 - PS5
PlayStation 5 Total Sales: 16,097,948
PlayStation 4 Total Sales: 14,834,003
October 2023 is the 36th 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 89,644 units.
In the last 12 months, the PS5 has outsold the PS4 by 1.28 million units. The PS5 is currently ahead of the PS4 by 1.26 million units.
The PS5 has sold 16.10 million units in 36 months, while the PS4 sold 14.83 million units. Month 36 for the PS5 is October 2023 and for the PS4 is October 2016.
The PS4 crossed 20 million in month 47, 25 million in month 57, and 30 million in month 71. The PS4 has sold 34.90 million units to date in the US. The PS5 is 18.80 million units behind lifetime PS4 sales in the US.
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.