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PS5 vs PS4 Sales Comparison in the US

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PS5 vs PS4 Sales Comparison in the US - December 2023

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William D’Angelo
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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 Sales Comparison in the US - December 2023

PS5 vs PS4 Sales Comparison in the US - December 2023

PS5 vs PS4 Sales Comparison in the US - December 2023

PS5 Vs. PS4 US:

Gap change in latest month: 8,203 – PS4

Gap change over last 12 months: 1,696,858 – PS5

Total Lead: 1,220,601 – PS5

PlayStation 5 Total Sales: 18,695,900

PlayStation 4 Total Sales: 17,475,299

December 2023 is the 38th 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 8,203 units.

In the last 12 months, the PS5 has outsold the PS4 by 1.70 million units. The PS5 is currently ahead of the PS4 by 1.22 million units.

The PS5 has sold 18.70 million units in 38 months, while the PS4 sold 17.48 million units. Month 38 for the PS5 is December 2023 and for the PS4 is December 2016.

The PS4 crossed 20 million in month 47, 25 million in month 57, and 30 million in month 71. The PS4 has sold 34.91 million units to date in the US. The PS5 is 16.21 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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