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PS5 vs PS4 Sales Comparison in Europe - March 2024

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

by William D'Angelo , posted on 01 May 2024 / 3,504 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: 198,477 - PS4

Gap change over last 12 months: 269,807 - PS5

Total Lead: 4,895,663 - PS4

PlayStation 5 Total Sales: 18,714,577

PlayStation 4 Total Sales: 23,610,240

March 2024 is the 41st 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 198,477 units.

In the last 12 months, the PS5 has outsold the PS4 by 0.27 million units. The PS5 is currently behind the PS4 by 4.90 million units.

The PS5 has sold 18.71 million units in 41 months, while the PS4 sold 23.61 million units. Month 41 for the PS5 is March 2024 and for the PS4 is March 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 27.14 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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kazuyamishima (on 22 April 2024)

Europe is the only region where the PS5 is behind the PS4. IMO, Price is the main factor here, the PS5 is still €549 whilst the PS4 was available for €299 at this point launch aligned.

Inflation is something to think about it, but wages haven’t increased almost 100% since 2017. We’ll see .

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Qwark (on 22 April 2024)

Basically all ground that the PS5 managed to gain since month 30 is now gone.

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2zosteven Qwark (on 22 April 2024)

yep, GTA6 will change things

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Hardstuck-Platinum 2zosteven (on 22 April 2024)

Ps5 pro. Gta6. Job done

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i agree with that!

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G2ThaUNiT Hardstuck-Platinum (on 22 April 2024)

Only enthusiasts buy Pro models. They're never the majority of sales. GTA 6 will definitely move a lot of consoles regardless. Even if they are still the base model.

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siebensus4 Hardstuck-Platinum (on 23 April 2024)

GTA6 will arrive pretty late in the console's life cycle. Usually software doesn't move that many units anymore after the console is 5 years on the market. GTA6 won't be a PS5 exclusive neither. And PS5 Pro won't sell as much as the base model. It will give PS5 a bit of a bump, though.

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Hardstuck-Platinum siebensus4 (on 25 April 2024)

You're wrong about the Pro. People are hungry for better hardware now.# and It would have been 4 years since the base had launched. It's gonna sell like new hardware release

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Panicradio (on 22 April 2024)

What a strange console generation this is.

When I think back, before COVID hit, the PS5 was actually destined to surprass PS4 in every single way. It was almost a given.

And still, despite COVID, PS5 was able to catch and overtake PS4 sales here and there running up that steep hill.

But yeah, what a strange console generation this is.

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jvmkdg (on 22 April 2024)

I'm pretty sure that number is wrong. When Sony announces that the PS5 sold 60 million units to the end consumer in May. vgchartz is going to be forced to increase the number of ps5

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G2ThaUNiT jvmkdg (on 22 April 2024)

Re-read the article title.

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2zosteven G2ThaUNiT (on 25 April 2024)

no kidding, someone always has their own agenda

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2zosteven jvmkdg (on 25 April 2024)

Sony share holder!

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