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Year on Year Sales & Market Share Charts - April 7, 2018

Year on Year Sales & Market Share Charts - April 7, 2018 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 22 April 2018 / 6,408 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 11)

2016 – (Week ending January 9 to April 9)

2017 – (Week ending January 7 to April 8)

2018 – (Week ending January 6 to April 7)

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 365,640 (29.7%)


  • Nintendo Switch - Up Year-on-Year 709,326 (28.4%)
  • Nintendo 3DS – Down Year-on-Year 307,310 (-23.1%)


  • PlayStation 4 – Down Year-on-Year 175,455 (-4.1%)
  • PlayStation Vita – Down Year-on-Year 257,681 (-72.3%)

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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mekail2001 (on 21 April 2018)

Xbox aint doing all that bad this year

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Dark_Lord_2008 (on 21 April 2018)

The PS4 continues to go from strength to strength, destroying the competition in the console sales wars. The PS4 will reach 90+ million by the end of this year and during 2019, PS4 will pass 100 million sales and overtake the Wii.

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AlbiNecroxz (on 21 April 2018)

Is interesting that Switch is so near to PS4, even if it hasn't important games realease, despite PS4

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reviniente AlbiNecroxz (on 21 April 2018)

That Smash Bros. game is gonna put a dent on the PS4's market share. Then there's Pokémon...

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Ljink96 AlbiNecroxz (on 21 April 2018)

I find that interesting as well. Switch really hasn't had much system sellers as PS4 this year and for it to be anywhere near close is astonishing. I mean Switch has had maybe Kirby as a potential system seller while PS4 up to April 7th has had Monster Hunter World, Dragonball FighterZ, Ni No Kuni II, Far Cry 5, A Way Out...etc. My guess is that a great bulk of those who wanted to buy a PS4 have bought it and new games are being sold more to them than new consumers or maybe these games just don't reflect the selling power of the PS4. GOW, Red Dead 2, Detroit, Kingdom Hearts 3, and Spiderman are up and I think those will push hardware for sure.

Regarding Nintendo's future, yes reviniente, Smash will push hardware but Nintendo's gonna need more than that to put up a fight against the games I've just mentioned on PS4. If Pokemon arrives this year along with Smash, and Yoshi, and Fire Emblem and Mario Tennis, and possibly Animal Crossing I think Nintendo would definitely win out but that's if they are even able to make enough hardware or a decent release schedule to accommodate consumers and hardware distribution. To say the least, this is going to be a very interesting 2nd half of 2018 for PS4 and Switch. Battle of the titans.

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Mr.Ash AlbiNecroxz (on 21 April 2018)

I think it's still all about the hype. If game releases continune this way, the hype will be over soon. Of course titles like Smash Bros and Pokémon will boost the sales again, but sooner or later sales will drop if nothing changes to this release situation. Unfortunately most multiplatform titles on Switch don't look an play as well as the PS4/XB1 counterparts (of course with the exeption of indie titles). As for the other Switch exclusive games (mostly from Nintendo itself), for me most of them lost their magic from the old days. Instead of constantly just updating old IP's and re-releasing Wii U titles, the Switch dearly need's fresh IP's, otherwise the competition may be over soon.

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Ljink96 AlbiNecroxz (on 21 April 2018)

Not necessarily...Nintendo still has loads of IP that can push the hardware, and I'm sure they're working on new ones as newer and younger staff are introduced to the company. PS4 and Xbone get updated IPs too, let's not be blind here. Nintendo just released Arms, Splatoon, and Monolith Soft is working on a new IP as well. Nintendo games always sell well, that's not the issue, nor is graphics an issue. That doesn't really play a large hand in how well Nintendo's hardware does. It's how fun the games are. Pokemon itself will most likely outsell all the PS4 games I listed and that will indeed carry Nintendo Switch for a while.

Switch isn't really hyped as a hardware device now, the honeymoon phase is over, Switch has entered a do or die time and right now, somehow they're doing. I think it's the mentality of if I buy this on Switch, I'm essentially getting 2 games for the price of one, it's convenient, etc. and Nintendo will be supporting it for a while. In terms of software by Nintendo...they're just getting started I think.

And while, yes, most of them are iterations, most games that sell well on PS4 and Xbone are iterations as well. The competiton will still go on indeed, with games like Pokemon Gen 8, Gen 9 and probably a Gen IV remake, Mario Parties, 2D Mario games, Zelda's next big game and spinoffs, Smash, New Donkey Kong, Pikmin, Mario and Luigi, Paper Mario, Monolith Soft's new IP, Mario Kart 9, Animal Crossing, Metroid Prime 4, Kid Icarus, etc. I think Nintendo's competitive software will carry it to greatness. There are a few eras where it would be okay to be concerned about Nintendo, this is not one of them.

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ThisIsRusko (on 23 April 2018)

switch is coming for that marked share!<3

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adisababa (on 21 April 2018)

Heyy, Xbox still has some fight left in it haha. Games pass must do the trick.

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jonathanalis (on 21 April 2018)

Best xbox year. good to see, but i wonder why.. one x? xbox game pass?

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DialgaMarine jonathanalis (on 22 April 2018)

One X mostly. A lot of XB1/ XB1S owners are still replacing their consoles.

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ROCKY223 (on 21 April 2018)

Xbox is now in third place and it’s for obvious reasons

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Azzanation ROCKY223 (on 23 April 2018)

What are these reasons you speak of and how are they third place?

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