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

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

by William D'Angelo , posted on 03 August 2018 / 4,296 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 July 11)

2016 – (Week ending January 9 to Jul y 9)

2017 – (Week ending January 7 to July 8)

2018 – (Week ending January 6 to July 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 329,115 (15.5%)


  • Nintendo Switch - Up Year-on-Year 1,050,653 (24.5%)
  • Nintendo 3DS – Down Year-on-Year 764,293 (-32.8%)


  • PlayStation 4 – Down Year-on-Year 941,297 (-11.6%)
  • PlayStation Vita – Down Year-on-Year 334,058 (-69.4%)

 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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Dark_Lord_2008 (on 03 August 2018)

That warm fuzzy feeling of the PS4 smashing its competition in console sales continues. PS4 kicks butt again!

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DialgaMarine (on 03 August 2018)

Did PS4 sell 800K+ fewer units in Q4 2017 than in Q4 2016? Because Sony says it’s only down by about 100K YoY in Q1 2018. With games like MHW, NNK2, and SotC releasing in that time, down 800K seems like a bit of a stretch. I think PS4 is heavily undertracked on VGC for this year.

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yo33331 DialgaMarine (on 04 August 2018)

Q1 according to Sony is april 1st to june 30th, because in financial new the new quarter begins from april 1st, but here in VGchartz, the charts are from january 1st, from the start of the year, so if Q4 you wrote is actualy january 1st fo march 31st, and Q1 you wrote is actually april 1st to june 30th. PS4 sold 8m from january 1st to 7th july 2017, and now this year PS4 sold 7.1m from january 1st to 7th of july 2018 I think there is small chance PS4 will catch up to 2017 by the end of the year but it will be a little hard. in the worst way will be 1 or 2m at max down.
Also sony said that 2017 is with around 0.3m behing 2016, well that is also for the financial year, really if you look at 2016 from 1.01 to 31.12 and 2017 the same way, 2017 is 20.1m and 2016 is 17.6m so 2016 is a lot behind. Until now 2017 is the peak year for PS4, and even if 2018 don't catch up it will be very close to 2017 so 2018 will be at the worst, the second best year for PS4

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