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Year on Year Sales & Market Share Charts - August 4, 2018

Year on Year Sales & Market Share Charts - August 4, 2018 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 04 September 2018 / 3,915 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 August 8)

2016 – (Week ending January 9 to August 6)

2017 – (Week ending January 7 to August 5)

2018 – (Week ending January 6 to August 4)

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 428,706 (18.2%)


  • Nintendo Switch - Up Year-on-Year 1,257,970 (25.2%)
  • Nintendo 3DS – Down Year-on-Year 1,096.487 (-38.2%)


  • PlayStation 4 – Down Year-on-Year 1,359,109 (-14.7%)
  • PlayStation Vita – Down Year-on-Year 351,806 (-68.3%)

 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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Qwark (on 27 August 2018)

If Sony sells the PS4 for $200 during BF and the bigger part of december they could still sell more than 18 million PS4's this calender year.

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Bofferbrauer2 Qwark (on 29 August 2018)

Didn't Sony do that last year, too?

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Qwark Qwark (on 29 August 2018)

They did, but forgot to make enough PS4 units, which played a part in why 2017's december was a bit of a letdown.

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