Link to the article here. This sales comparison was suggested yesterday by @UnderwaterFunktown! This makes just the 3rd Japan specific sales comparison.
PS5 vs PS4 Sales Comparison in Japan - December 2022
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: 94,837 - PS5
Gap change over last 12 months: 135,790 - PS4
Total Lead: 208,367 - PS4
PlayStation 5 Total Sales: 2,438,004
PlayStation 4 Total Sales: 2,646,371
December 2022 is the 26th 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 94,837 units.
In the last 12 months, the PS4 has outsold the PS5 by 135,790 units. The PS4 is currently ahead of the PS5 by 208,367 million units.
The 26th month for the PS5 in Japan is December 2022, while for the PS4 it is March 2016. The PS5 has sold 2.44 million units, while the PS4 sold 2.65 million units during the same timeframe. The PS4 sold current PS5 sales in month 25.
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 9.60 million units to date.
Last edited by trunkswd - on 29 January 2023