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PS5 vs PS4 Sales Comparison - February 2024

PS5 vs PS4 Sales Comparison - February 2024 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 02 April 2024 / 7,241 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: 12,449 - PS5

Gap change over last 12 months: 3,026,235 - PS5

Total Lead: 775,500 - PS4

PlayStation 5 Total Sales: 55,471,977

PlayStation 4 Total Sales: 56,247,477

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 12,449 units.

In the last 12 months, the PS5 has outsold the PS4 by 3.03 million units. The PS4 is currently ahead of the PS5 by 0.78 million units.

The PS5 has sold 55.47 million units in 40 months, while the PS4 sold 56.25 million units. Month 40 for the PS5 is February 2024 and for the PS4 is February 2017.

The PS4 crossed 60 million in month 44, 70 million in month 50, and 80 million in month 56. The PS4 has sold 117.16 million units to date. The PS5 is 61.69 million units behind lifetime PS4 sales.


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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11 Comments
firebush03 (on 03 April 2024)

off-topic, but it truly disturbs/shocks me to think that PS6 talks will probably start up come next year. If this graph is any indicator, PS5 only has three holiday seasons left.

It feels like just yesterday, the PS5 released and was experiencing its initial shortage…

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jvmkdg firebush03 (on 03 April 2024)

There are some rumors that the PS6 will only be released in 2028

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NintendoEternity jvmkdg (on 03 April 2024)

I hope PS6 releases sooner. Ps5 is such an overrated flop. Not sure why it's even selling, since it has LESS exclusives than the Wii U has.

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It's an amazing success that stomped the competition.

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Hardstuck-Platinum firebush03 (on 03 April 2024)

Your disturbed by your own speculation? PS5 is selling amazing why would they rush to replace it. They haven't even released the PS5 Pro yet so why are are talking about PS6

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firebush03 Hardstuck-Platinum (on 03 April 2024)

im disturbed that one day, it was PS4; and not far in the future, it’ll be PS6. Time is flying!

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PS4 was selling Amazingly, but yet Sony still rushed the ps5. 4 years later and ps5 has less exclusives than the Wii U has. Why did they rush to replace the ps4? Ps4 ports are heading to ps5 for crying out loud. PS6 will be here sooner than you think. If they can replace the ps4, which was doing better than the overrated ps5, than I think they can replace the ps5 sooner.

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PS5 came out 7 years after PS4 and your calling that "rushing*. They also had to launch when they did to compete with the XBS launch. If Sony rushed then MS also rushed going by your logic

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jvmkdg (on 03 April 2024)

I believe the ps5 will sell quite a lot in March and April. Maybe it can match the ps4 later this year

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Hardstuck-Platinum jvmkdg (on 03 April 2024)

No need to thumb this comment down. Tribalism on this website is quite bad

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Valdney (on 03 April 2024)

It looks like I’ll sell less than the ps4

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