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Year on Year Sales & Market Share Charts - June 23, 2018

Year on Year Sales & Market Share Charts - June 23, 2018 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 11 July 2018 / 3,007 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 June 27)

2016 – (Week ending January 9 to June 25)

2017 – (Week ending January 7 to June 24)

2018 – (Week ending January 6 to June 23)

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 285,904 (14.3%)


  • Nintendo Switch - Up Year-on-Year 910,708 (22.3%)
  • Nintendo 3DS – Down Year-on-Year 704,846 (-32.3%)


  • PlayStation 4 – Down Year-on-Year 778,555 (-10.3%)
  • PlayStation Vita – Down Year-on-Year 324,045 (-69.8%)

 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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CosmicSex (on 13 July 2018)

So the most telling thing here is the delta change in market share from 2017-2018 to current. It gives a realistic picture of who is buying what now, as opposed to then. Well, both PS4 and Xbox One lost market share compared to 2017 and that market share (3.6%) was absorbed by Switch. Also, Xbox One has suffered the greatest drop in market share percentage.

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