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PS5 vs PS4 Sales Comparison in Japan - March 2023

This monthly series compares the aligned Japanese sales of the PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4.

The PlayStation 5 launched in November 2020 in Japan, while the PlayStation 4 launched in February 2014. This does mean the holiday periods for the two consoles do not lineup.

PS5 Vs. PS4 Japan:

Gap change in latest month: 150,678 - PS5

Gap change over last 12 months: 331,817 - PS5

Total Lead: 301,234 - PS5

PlayStation 5 Total Sales: 3,237,213

PlayStation 4 Total Sales: 2,935,979

March 2023 is the 29th 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 150,678 units.

In the last 12 months, the PS5 has outsold the PS4 by 331,817 units. The PS5 is currently ahead by 301,234 units.

The 20th month for the PS5 in Japan is March 2023, while for the PS4 it is June 2016. The PS5 has sold 3.24 million units, while the PS4 sold 2.94 million units during the same timeframe. The PS4 sold current PS5 sales in month 32.

The PS4 crossed 3 million units in Japan in month 30, 4 million in month 35, and 5 million in month 41. The PS4 has sold 9.61 million units to date. The PS5 is currently 6.37 million units behind the lifetime sales of the PS4 in Japan.

VGChartz Sales Analyst and Writer - William D'Angelo - I stream on Twitch and have my own YouTubeFollow me on Twitter @TrunksWD.

Writer of the Sales Comparison | Weekly Hardware Breakdown Top 10 | Weekly Sales Analysis | Marketshare Features, as well as daily news on the Video Game Industry.