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PS5 vs PS4 Sales Comparison in Japan - October 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: 145,608 - PS4

Gap change over last 12 months: 380,903 - PS5

Total Lead: 66,142 - PS5

PlayStation 5 Total Sales: 4,522,592

PlayStation 4 Total Sales: 4,456,450

October 2023 is the 36th 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 145,608 units.

In the last 12 months, the PS5 has outsold the PS4 by 380,903 units. The PS5 is currently ahead by 66,142 units.

The 36th month for the PS5 in Japan is October 2023, while for the PS4 it is January 2017. The PS5 has sold 4.52 million units, while the PS4 sold 4.46 million units during the same timeframe. The PS4 sold current PS5 sales in month 37.

The PS4 crossed 5 million in month 41, 6 million in month 47, and 7 million in month 53. The PS4 has sold 9.65 million units to date. The PS5 is currently 5.13 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.

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