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Year on Year Sales & Market Share Charts - May 5, 2018

Year on Year Sales & Market Share Charts - May 5, 2018 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 18 May 2018 / 3,966 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 May 9)

2016 – (Week ending January 9 to May 7)

2017 – (Week ending January 7 to May 6)

2018 – (Week ending January 6 to May 5)

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 301,225 (19.9%)


  • Nintendo Switch - Up Year-on-Year 810,541 (25.2%)
  • Nintendo 3DS – Down Year-on-Year 466,349 (-28.0%)


  • PlayStation 4 – Down Year-on-Year 264,649 (-4.9%)
  • PlayStation Vita – Down Year-on-Year 284,431 (-70.8%)

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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gemini_d@rk (on 17 May 2018)

Ps4 is a monster, even in fall, has already opened one million against switch.

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KLAMarine gemini_d@rk (on 17 May 2018)

In fairness, the PS4 didn't have much competition early on.

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KLAMarine gemini_d@rk (on 17 May 2018)

Erm, wait a sec, I thought I was looking at a launch-aligned count. My mistake.

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Bofferbrauer2 gemini_d@rk (on 18 May 2018)

Will possibly get reversed in summer. The million advantage of the PS4 comes from Monster Hunter World boosting sales a lot and Switch not having many higher profile releases until this month. It looks like more games will come in summer to the Switch than to the PS4 though, so a reversal is quite possible

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binary solo (on 19 May 2018)

This must be the first time in a long time that an early generation handheld is behind a late-ish generation home console. Wouldn't be surprised if Switch takes out the full year. I expect it to be pretty huge this Christmas. But it's hard to deny that dedicated handheld consoles is no longer a growth market.

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Random_Matt (on 17 May 2018)

EA suggests otherwise, i'll rather take their opinion, no disrespect.

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