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Year on Year Sales & Market Share Charts - March 24, 2018

Year on Year Sales & Market Share Charts - March 24, 2018 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 05 April 2018 / 5,384 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 (Same Periods Covered)


2015 – (Week ending January 10 to March 28)

2016 – (Week ending January 9 to March 26)

2017 – (Week ending January 7 to March 25)

2018 – (Week ending January 6 to March 24)

Total Sales and Market Share for Each Year


"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 316,817 (29.3%)


  • Nintendo Switch - Up Year-on-Year 714,598 (33.8%)
  • Nintendo 3DS – Down Year-on-Year 375,166 (-32.5%)


  • PlayStation 4 – Down Year-on-Year 98,307 (-2.6%)
  • PlayStation Vita – Down Year-on-Year 238,855 (-72.7%)

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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jason1637 (on 04 April 2018)

If XBO keeps this up 2018 might end up being MS peak year this gen.

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zorg1000 jason1637 (on 04 April 2018)

X model & PUBG releasing late last year along with some nice discounts in the 2nd half of February have given it solid momentum to start the year strong but im not sure it will last.

It could very well stay ahead up until the holidays then be down in Nov/Dec (possible since a new model released last year) erasing the Q1-Q3 lead.

Overall i expect XBO to sell a similar amount in 2018 as it did in 2014-2017, about 8 milion.

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COKTOE jason1637 (on 04 April 2018)

I have no idea why you got downvoted...I'm going to use my mighty powers to put you in the green again. Behold!

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Masked_Muchaco jason1637 (on 04 April 2018)


With great power, comes great responsibility...

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COKTOE jason1637 (on 04 April 2018)

@Masked_Muchaco. Behold!

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reviniente jason1637 (on 04 April 2018)

With State of Decay 2, Crackdown 3, and if the rumors are anything to go by, a very good E3, the Xbox will most definitely have its peak year in 2018.

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zorg1000 jason1637 (on 04 April 2018)

Lets not kid ourselves, neither of those games are huge system sellers.

Every E3 is rumored to be very good, it means nothing.

It could have its peak year but its not gauranteed.

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reviniente jason1637 (on 05 April 2018)

It had none of those games last year, yet it will move the same amount of consoles, now that it does?

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zorg1000 jason1637 (on 05 April 2018)

What does that even mean? Neither of those games are system sellers, they are nice titles that will sell well but acting like they are major sellers like Halo or Gears is silly.

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Marth (on 04 April 2018)

Poor 3DS. Wonder if Luigis Mansion can give it a small boost. Maybe Nintendo should make a Luigi Bundle for the 3DS. Would be pretty neat I think.
Dont know what is coming up for the Vita though, other then the production stop looming on the horizon.

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Marth Marth (on 04 April 2018)

Just realised that I forgot about Wario Ware and Captain Toad. Still lots of suffering ahead until July.

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SuperNintend0rk Marth (on 04 April 2018)

And don't forget about Bowser's Inside Story next year. Nintendo is really trying to squeeze every last penny out of the 3DS as it slowly dies lol

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Marth Marth (on 04 April 2018)

That one I didn't forget but 2019 is still so far away :D Then they should announce a new Animal Crossing for 3DS as the final game for the handheld^^

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SuperNintend0rk Marth (on 04 April 2018)

As nice as that would be, Nintendo only seems interested in quick and cheap ports for the 3DS so it's unlikely we'll see any new titles at this point

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garretslarrity Marth (on 04 April 2018)

I'm surprised it's doing as well as it is. To sell 800K in the first 3 months at its age, with its successor out, is impressive.

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SuperNintend0rk Marth (on 05 April 2018)

True, that's pretty incredible for a system that's barely supported anymore

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