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Year on Year Sales & Market Share Charts - March 31, 2018

Year on Year Sales & Market Share Charts - March 31, 2018 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 11 April 2018 / 5,234 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 April 4)

2016 – (Week ending January 9 to April 2)

2017 – (Week ending January 7 to April 1)

2018 – (Week ending January 6 to March 31)

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 346,896 (29.7%)


  • Nintendo Switch - Up Year-on-Year 722,341 (31.0%)
  • Nintendo 3DS – Down Year-on-Year 419,120 (-33.5%)


  • PlayStation 4 – Down Year-on-Year 105,135 (-2.6%)
  • PlayStation Vita – Down Year-on-Year 249,246 (-72.5%)

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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Medisti (on 11 April 2018)

It's interesting how Market Share really doesn't show the whole picture. PS4 did 1 million more in 2017, which is a huge increase, but its market share plummeted because the Switch was released. Just goes to show you to look at all the data and not just parts.

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Darwinianevolution (on 11 April 2018)

I'm really surprised how well the 3DS is holding up, even if there's a clear hit on its sales with the Switch going strong.

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LipeJJ (on 11 April 2018)

Switch is up on the first quarter. Should be on the second as well, as Nintendo only shipped 1.9m last year.

At this point, I hope the people that said it would be down or flat this year changed their minds.

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Mar1217 LipeJJ (on 11 April 2018)

QuickRick might have a word with you ... kidding :P

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Slownenberg LipeJJ (on 11 April 2018)

True Switch was extremely supply constrained quarter 2 of last year. 2018 Switch should have a very solid lead over 2017 by the half way point.

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DialgaMarine (on 11 April 2018)

PS4 is only down slightly. It should easily jump ahead once God of War releases.

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reviniente DialgaMarine (on 11 April 2018)

Ahead of who? Everyone else?

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Kristof81 (on 11 April 2018)

Considering how huge 2017 was for the PS4 when compared to 2016, I think it might be its peak year. Coincidentally (if I'm not mistaken), it's the same as PS3 and PSP.

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LethalP (on 11 April 2018)

Horizon had already released last year by now likely catapulting PS4 sales earlier in the year. I'm guessing by the end of May the PS4 should be ahead of 2017 in sales.

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