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Year on Year Sales & Market Share Charts - March 10, 2018

Year on Year Sales & Market Share Charts - March 10, 2018 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 01 April 2018 / 8,625 Views

Here we see data representing the global sales through to consumers and change in sales performance of the four home consoles and four handhelds over comparable periods for 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018.  Also shown is the market share for each of the consoles over the same periods.

Year to Date Sales Comparison (Same Periods Covered)



Market Share – 8th Generation (Same Periods Covered)

2015 – (Week ending January 10 to March 14)

2016 – (Week ending January 9 to March 12)

2017 – (Week ending January 7 to March 11)

2018 – (Week ending January 6 to March 10)

Total Sales and Market Share for Each Year – 8th Generation    


"Year to date" sales for 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018 sales are shown in series at the top of the table and then just below a comparison of 2018 versus 2017 and 2018 versus 2016 is displayed.  This provides an easy-to-view summary of all the data.


  • Xbox One – Up Year-on-Year 256,838 (28.3%)


  • Nintendo Switch - Up Year-on-Year 746,326 (45.8%)
  • Nintendo 3DS – Down Year-on-Year 20,642 (-28.5%)


  • PlayStation 4 – Up Year-on-Year 40,161 (1.3%)
  • PlayStation Vita – Down Year-on-Year 212,397 (-72.8%)

A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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kazuyamishima (on 23 March 2018)

Yeah it seems that probably 2018 will be peak year for PS4.

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RolStoppable (on 23 March 2018)

It's so weird to see Switch labeled as 8th generation.

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Seventizz RolStoppable (on 24 March 2018)

...and as a console. Let’s face it, the Switch is a powerful tablet, but as a home console that still can’t play most multiplats - a home console it is not. I mean, my GBA can be played on my TV - is that a home console then?

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RolStoppable RolStoppable (on 24 March 2018)

You have a very strange definition for home console. I guess the Wii wasn't a home console in your opinion either.

It has been Friday night though, so maybe you'be just been drinking.

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INCITATUSBR (on 23 March 2018)

Big N is rising....

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Poweranimals INCITATUSBR (on 23 March 2018)

To be fair, the numbers for 2017 only cover like a week.

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Slap&Ride (on 23 March 2018)

Why is Switch selling so much less then PS4 in 2018?

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Well, from January 3rd to March 7th in 2015, the PS4 only sold 1,894,474. Even if we make up for those other 6 days that means the Switch is ahead.

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palitococo Slap&Ride (on 23 March 2018)

'Cause the PS4 it's selling so much more than the Switch.

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weraru_1 Slap&Ride (on 23 March 2018)

Momentum. Stop ignoring that.

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Slap&Ride Slap&Ride (on 24 March 2018)

Well the media is wrighting as if the Switch was the hottest so the numbers are a suprise to me. The start for the Switch is the best ever, but i felt it sold more then enything - so i asked;) sorry for asking...

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The media is "wrighting" as if the Switch was the hottest because until the beginning of this year, it was. It was winning almost every month in America since it's launched, with only a few months going to the PS4. Considering the first few months of the year are always down for new consoles, it's not a surprise if this is the same for Switch.

Also you have nothing to apologize for. You simply asked a question. I wish people wouldn't downvote comments like this, because then the creator of the comment always bites back with a subtle way of saying "Yes, I must be right because I'm being given a negative reaction!" You are wrong, you just didn't know better. Which is fine.

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Slap&Ride Slap&Ride (on 24 March 2018)

writhing is a diffikult word ;) (mobile)

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Marth (on 26 March 2018)

While the XONE is up YoY it is imo not in the best spot. The boost in sales comes from a price cut and the X release i think and not sure how long that effect will last.

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GoldenHand80 (on 25 March 2018)

Apparently xbone x did not help boosting sales. What a shame

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mjk45 GoldenHand80 (on 25 March 2018)

Well it is up 28% so far this year , while it's not overtaking the PS4 in the US it's shrinking the gap .

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CaptainExplosion (on 23 March 2018)

Now you're playing with power!!

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ROCKY223 (on 23 March 2018)

Nintendo is on FIEEYAAAA

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Ljink96 (on 23 March 2018)

Uh oh...

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