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PS5 vs PS4 Launch Sales Comparison Through Week 18
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: 60,883 - PS5
Gap change over last month: 54,408 - PS4
Total Lead: 68,535 - PS4
PlayStation 5 Total Sales: 6,296,634
PlayStation 4 Total Sales: 6,365,169
During week 18, the gap grew in favor of the PlayStation 5 when compared to the aligned launch of the PlayStation 4 by 60,883 units. In the last month, the PlayStation 4 has grown its lead by 54,408 units. The PlayStation 5 is currently behind by 68,535 units.
The PlayStation 5 has sold 6.30 million units in 18 weeks, while the PlayStation 4 sold 6.37 million units. Week 18 for the PlayStation 5 is the week ending March 13, 2021 and it is the week ending March 14, 2014 for the PlayStation 4.
The PlayStation 4 sold 245,428 units in its 19th week to bring its lifetime sales to 6.61 million units. The PlayStation 5 would need to sell 313,963 units in its 19th week to catch up to the PlayStation 4.
The PlayStation 4 crossed seven million sold units in week 21, eight million sold in week 28, and nine million units sold in week 33.