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PS5 vs PS4 Launch Sales Comparison Through Week 12 - PS5 Closes Gap for 2nd Straight Week
This weekly mini-series compares the aligned launch sales of the PlayStation 5 with its predecessor, the PlayStation 4.
The first week for the PlayStation 5 is the week ending November 14, 2020, while for the PlayStation 4 it is the week ending November 16, 2013.
The two consoles had a staggered launch with the PlayStation 5 launching November 12, 2020 in North America, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, South Korea, and Singapore, and the rest of the world on November 19, 2020. The PlayStation 4 launched in North America on November 15, 2013, in Europe on November 29, 2013, and in Japan on February 22, 2014.
PS5 Vs. PS4 Worldwide:
Gap change in latest week: 501 - PS5
Gap change over last month: 74,002 - PS4
Total Lead: 141,973 - PS4
PlayStation 5 Total Sales: 5,005,078
PlayStation 4 Total Sales: 5,147,051
During week 12, the gap grew in favor of the PlayStation 5 when compared to the aligned launch of the PlayStation 4 by 501 units. However, in the last month, the PlayStation 4 has grown its lead by 74,002units. The PlayStation 4 is currently ahead by 141,973 units.
The PlayStation 5 has sold 5.01 million units in 12 weeks, while the PlayStation 4 sold 5.15 million units.
Week 12 for the PlayStation 5 is the week ending January 30, 2021 and it is the week ending February 1, 2014 for the PlayStation 4.
The PlayStation 4 sold 156,936 units in its 13th week to bring its lifetime sales to 5,303,987 units. The PlayStation 5 would need to sell 298,909 units in its 13th week to catch up to the PlayStation 4.
The PlayStation 4 crossed six million units sold in week 16, seven million sold units in week 21, and eight million sold in week 28.
Sony managed to ship 4.5 million PlayStation 5 consoles as of December 31, 2020, which is the exact same number of PlayStation 4 consoles in its first quarter in 2013. Sony wants to ship over 14.8 million PlayStation 5 consoles in its next fiscal year, which runs from April 1, 2021 to Mar 31, 2022.