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PS5 vs PS4 Sales Comparison in Europe - April 2024

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

by William D'Angelo , posted on 02 June 2024 / 3,635 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: 153,273 - PS4

Gap change over last 12 months: 61,882 - PS5

Total Lead: 4,988,936 - PS4

PlayStation 5 Total Sales: 19,036,592

PlayStation 4 Total Sales: 24,025,528

April 2024 is the 42nd 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 153,273 units.

In the last 12 months, the PS5 has outsold the PS4 by 61,882 units. The PS5 is currently behind the PS4 by 4.99 million units.

The PS5 has sold 19.04 million units in 42 months, while the PS4 sold 24.03 million units. Month 42 for the PS5 is April 2024 and for the PS4 is April 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 26.81 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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Radek (on 22 May 2024)

Either Europeans are switching to PC or the price of PS5 is too high, or both. We need permanent price cuts equal or lower to US prices!

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HoloDust Radek (on 23 May 2024)

Europe was always fairly home computer/PC oriented, but I think it's both in PS5's case, mixed with rough economic climate.

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TheLegendaryBigBoss Radek (on 23 May 2024)

I switched to PC after my PS4, best gaming purchase I've ever made

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Cohh Radek (on 23 May 2024)

The price of the ps5 considering it's almost 4 years old is way too high for most of europeans countries. Wages in Europe are not as high as some people may think.

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Radek Cohh (on 23 May 2024)

Especially in Central and Eastern Europe!

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Manlytears Radek (on 23 May 2024)

I think It's more due to the fact that PS4 is still a great machine for EA FC (FIFA) and most f2p games like Fortnite. PS5 is more like a "crossgen" machine, the true nextgen stuff is still not there.

Give It more exclusive games and price cute, It will do the trick.

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Qwark Manlytears (on 29 May 2024)

For now we have no idea what most of PlayStation's big internal studios are up to and whether they manage to bring out a game before or in 2026.

Bend, ND, Media Molecule, Firewall, Sucker Punch all have yet to even announce their first PS5 game. I am not counting ports. Since SP and ND did those.

If PS6 is launching in 2026 along with a new rumoured Xbox we might need to consider Sony is already starting with new cross gen games. Now that game development is starting to take up 5 plus years.

So we might not see as many big PlayStation games as we would like.

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Radek Qwark (on 29 May 2024)

PS6 is definitely not 2026 like the new Xbox, 2027 or 2028 seems more likely

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Manlytears Qwark (on 29 May 2024)

Sony doesn't need new gen in 2026, Xbox is the one in a dire situation. If rumor about Xbox "pc" are true, Sony has nothing to fear.

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Panicradio (on 23 May 2024)

What an unexpected occurence.

Since ever, Europe has been Playstation's hardware's biggest market actually, only narrowly inter-changing with US.

PS5 now almost 5 million units behind PS4 is something I didn't see coming.

But yeah, the price is a valid point ofc. Never before has the price been officially increased instead of decreased.

Wonder what Sony will do about it in the near future. There's no way they don't evaluate the gap. Right?

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only777 Panicradio (on 28 May 2024)

Although remember PS5 was basically unavalible for two years. I think in that context, PS5 sales are actually quite strong.

But watch these numbers when GTA 6 hits.

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AddRat (on 23 May 2024)

There have been frequent retailer specific PS5 discounts as well as wider ones that run for a specific timeframe but unless Sony cuts the price permanently, I don't see it catching up with the PS4.

There's surely lost market share, probably to PC, but given the market conditions, the gap is more than just that.

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