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Year on Year Sales & Market Share Charts - August 25, 2018

Year on Year Sales & Market Share Charts - August 25, 2018 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 16 September 2018 / 3,480 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 29)

2016 – (Week ending January 9 to August 27)

2017 – (Week ending January 7 to August 26)

2018 – (Week ending January 6 to August 25)

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 487,237 (19.2%)


  • Nintendo Switch - Up Year-on-Year 1,323,601 (24.2%)
  • Nintendo 3DS – Down Year-on-Year 1,235,621 (-39.0%)


  • PlayStation 4 – Down Year-on-Year 1,574,016 (-15.7%)
  • PlayStation Vita – Down Year-on-Year 367,153 (-67.9%)

 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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Marth (on 17 September 2018)

Bit by bit we are getting to the interesting part of the year.
There are so many upcoming games for each platform.
PS4 will have the hardest time. XONE is riding its hardware refresh wave and Switch is ahead but still banking a lot on Pokemon and Smash.

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DialgaMarine Marth (on 17 September 2018)

I don’t think PS4 will have a hard time at all. With Spider Man pushing a lot of hardware already, and the marketing for RDR2 and BO4 to look forward to, PS4 will have no problem having a great holiday, even if it is down YoY. Hell, I wouldn’t be surprised if PS4 has a better holiday than 2017

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Bofferbrauer2 Marth (on 18 September 2018)

While Spidey certainly pushed some hardware, I don't think it's enough to rise the baseline by 70k to match last year's sales more or less. I can't feel the hype for RDR2 yet and BOIIII is a CoD, meaning most who wanted to play the game already have a console.

Last year's holiday was fronyloaded due to the BF deal. While it can do better in december this year I doubt PS4 will sell significantly better than last year this holiday season.

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