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PS5 vs PS4 Sales Comparison in the US - February 2024

PS5 vs PS4 Sales Comparison in the US - February 2024 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 01 April 2024 / 4,242 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: 22,371 - PS5

Gap change over last 12 months: 1,437,889 - PS5

Total Lead: 1,270,649 - PS5

PlayStation 5 Total Sales: 19,483,329

PlayStation 4 Total Sales: 18,212,680

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 5 when compared to the aligned launch of the PlayStation 4 by 22,371 units.

In the last 12 months, the PS5 has outsold the PS4 by 1.44 million units. The PS5 is currently ahead of the PS4 by 1.27 million units.

The PS5 has sold 19.47 million units in 40 months, while the PS4 sold 18.21 million units. Month 40 for the PS5 is February 2024 and for the PS4 is February 2017.

The PS4 crossed 20 million in month 47, 25 million in month 57, and 30 million in month 71. The PS4 has sold 34.92 million units to date in the US. The PS5 is 15.44 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.

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Garrus (on 30 March 2024)

My roommate just bought a PS5 just to play Warframe with fast loading etc.

The PS5 Digital is basically $330 plus Spiderman2

The Xbox Series X starts at $500. What is Xbox doing...

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Hardstuck-Platinum Garrus (on 30 March 2024)

XBSX costs much more to produce than PS5

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only777 Hardstuck-Platinum (on 31 March 2024)

Considering PS5 plays the same multiplatform games either the same or better, it shows that Microsoft's hardware team dropped the ball on the console design.

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Hardstuck-Platinum only777 (on 31 March 2024)

I think it's the split memory the XBSX has that's causing the problems. 10GB's of RAM runs at 560GB's and 6GB's runs at 336GB's. PS5 has unified 16GB at 448GB's. Unified always seems to work better than split if we take previous gen consoles as prior examples.

But yeah, calling your console the "worlds most powerful" but not showing any games that look batter than PS4 games (like HFW), and having big blockbuster titles at just 30fps was a bad look for them and it seems to have had a big impact on sales

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Pemalite Hardstuck-Platinum (on 31 March 2024)

The Xbox Series X memory is unified.

It's just one part of the RAM runs at a slower rate, this is exposed to developers and thus requires extra work to optimize games for.

However, keep in mind that the Xbox OS/Playstation OS also steals several Gigabytes of DRAM, in the XBox case this is the slower memory portion which reduces the bandwidth deficit somewhat.

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Hardstuck-Platinum Pemalite (on 01 April 2024)

I looked it up and your right. It's considered two different "pools" within a unified memory, not split. But, in terms of memory bandwidth it is still not a unified speed. So from now on I guess will call it a split memory bandwidth.

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enurtsol Garrus (on 30 March 2024)

That PS5 Digital plus Spiderman 2 was likely gotten on sale, not on MSRP price

The PS5 Digital also doesn't have a disc drive - the current disc-less Xbox is the Series S (less powerful but less price, can be gotten on sale for $200-$250)

The equivalent of the regular disc PS5, the disc Series X can be gotten on sale for $350-$400

Seems Xbox finally releasing a Series X Digital later in the year. Likely the same price as the PS5 Digital on sale

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Garrus enurtsol (on 31 March 2024)

yeah i'm talking about deals that were on Amazon this week "spring sale" in Canada

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Manlytears (on 31 March 2024)

PS5 is doing some good numbers. Little by little It's taking alway Xbox's market share for hardware, like a constrictor snake suffocating the victim to death.

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