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PS5 vs PS4 Sales Comparison in Europe - February 2024

PS5 vs PS4 Sales Comparison in Europe - February 2024 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 02 April 2024 / 5,188 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 Europe:

Gap change in latest month: 33,104 - PS4

Gap change over last 12 months: 583,063 - PS5

Total Lead: 4,705,486 - PS4

PlayStation 5 Total Sales: 18,335,618

PlayStation 4 Total Sales: 23,041,104

February 2024 is the 40th 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 33,104 units.

In the last 12 months, the PS5 has outsold the PS4 by 0.58 million units. The PS5 is currently behind the PS4 by 4.71 million units.

The PS5 has sold 18.34 million units in 40 months, while the PS4 sold 23.04 million units. Month 40 for the PS5 is February 2024 and for the PS4 is February 2017.

The PS4 crossed 30 million in month 51 and 40 million in month 72. The PS4 has sold 45.85 million units to date in Europe. The PS5 is 27.51 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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12 Comments
Hardstuck-Platinum (on 27 March 2024)

It looks bad PS4 is still a major money maker for Sony is Europe so it's not all bad

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MastermindPT (on 29 March 2024)

More than 90% of the world population can't understand how hard is to make and sell more than 55.000.000 PS5 consoles in just a little over 3 years, considering also that on the first two years there was a huge shortage of components, if that shortage didn't happen, there would be a lot more PS5 consoles sold, as it was so hard to get hands on one till the beginning of 2023.

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G2ThaUNiT (on 27 March 2024)

PS5 is trailing the PS4 by nearly 5 million units in Europe?

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trunkswd G2ThaUNiT (on 27 March 2024)

The PS5 is ahead of the PS4 pretty much everywhere, except for in Europe. It seems a lot of gamers are switching to PC in Europe with the PS5 and Xbox Series X|S behind down a lot compared to last generation.

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pukem0n trunkswd (on 27 March 2024)

PC is clearly the best choice, no matter how you put it. it is just as easy to use as a console today, no need to tinker in settings as people still think. you get Xbox exclusives, you get PS exclusives, you can play Nintendo exclusives. Most of them cheaper than on console. You can upgrade anytime. The starting price is definitely higher, but you save that in the long run.

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method114 pukem0n (on 27 March 2024)

I have a gaming PC and went back to console. I really wish people would stop saying it's just as easy as a console. It's not. It's much better than it used to be but it's still not there. You let me know when I can take a controller and quickly join my friends in a party chat while I'm in the middle of playing a game on Steam. This is just one of the many issues I had gaming on PC.

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Esparadrapo method114 (on 27 March 2024)
  • Man yells at cloud - Colorized - 2024
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super_etecoon pukem0n (on 27 March 2024)

Can you play PC from your couch on your TV? With just a press of a button on a controller?

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method114 super_etecoon (on 28 March 2024)

Yes you can do this. I got this setup on mine.

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Bofferbrauer2 trunkswd (on 28 March 2024)

It has also a bit to do with the price and their releases.

Upping the price of the PS5 by 50€ certainly didn't do it any favors over here in Europe, as did the fact that Sony is slowly releasing their games on PC now, too, removing the need for a Playstation console to play Playstation games anymore. And the PS5 so far didn't really have much must-have titles, especially titles that are not also available on the PS4.

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kazuyamishima trunkswd (on 28 March 2024)

Bold assumption, but mostly higher price and shortages compared to the PS4 is what’s making the PS5 behind.

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TheLegendaryBigBoss trunkswd (on 28 March 2024)

I'm one of those gamers that switched to PC. Best place to game by far!

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