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Year on Year Sales & Market Share Charts - September 1, 2018

Year on Year Sales & Market Share Charts - September 1, 2018 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 22 September 2018 / 3,907 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 September 5)

2016 – (Week ending January 9 to September 3)

2017 – (Week ending January 7 to September 2)

2018 – (Week ending January 6 to September 1)

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 514,521 (19.8%)


  • Nintendo Switch - Up Year-on-Year 1,338,503 (23.8%)
  • Nintendo 3DS – Down Year-on-Year 1,274,757 (-39.2%)


  • PlayStation 4 – Down Year-on-Year 1,628,022 (-15.8%)
  • PlayStation Vita – Down Year-on-Year 372,600 (-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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chakkra (on 23 September 2018)

Ok, let's see: According to NPD the X1 has seen a growth in USA of around 38% YoY, while the Switch's growth in USA has been close to 0%. So based on that information I think we can assume that X1's growth out of USA has been close to 0% while Switch's growth has been around 40- 50%. Am I wrong?

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Marth (on 23 September 2018)

The drought of new releases on Switch is noticable. It loses its lead over 2017 bit by bit. Once October hits things will get better but September could have a few very disappointing weeks.

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Bofferbrauer2 Marth (on 23 September 2018)

Actually, the lead is still growing, but much slower than before. Considering that last September saw the releases of both Pokkén Tournament and Fire Emblem Warriors and July/August got pushed by Splatoon 2, it's actually showing how good the baseline is as it's still leading.

Switch will certainly loose one or two weeks in September, but apart from that it shouldn't loose anything compared to last year until Odyssey release Week and then start glowing the afterburners for Pokémon and Smash

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