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Year on Year Sales & Market Share Charts - October 27, 2018

Year on Year Sales & Market Share Charts - October 27, 2018 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 16 November 2018 / 3,951 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 October 31)

2016 – (Week ending January 9 to October 29)

2017 – (Week ending January 7 to October 81)

2018 – (Week ending January 6 to October 27)

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 541,299 (16.5%)


  • Nintendo Switch - Up Year-on-Year 1,397,568 (19.7%)
  • Nintendo 3DS – Down Year-on-Year 1,777,280 (-43.0%)


  • PlayStation 4 – Down Year-on-Year 1,333,423 (-10.6%)
  • PlayStation Vita – Down Year-on-Year 412,197 (-67.6%)

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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OTBWY (on 18 November 2018)

This now looks like a market that has a more healthy competition going. Except for 3DS and Vita of course.

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Qwark (on 18 November 2018)

If these numbers are accurate I don't see the Switch outselling the PS4 this year. Closing a gap of 3 million units in December is almost impossible. Especially if Sony is going to keep the €200 pricetag.

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tripenfall Qwark (on 19 November 2018)

Agreed. The PS4 is a juggernaut. No wonder Sony is in no hurry to start the next gen... If PS5 is a 2020 release there's no reason to think that Sony can't sell another 10 million PS4s in 2019...
From a Nintendo point of view, yes the Switch is going very well but I can't help but think they'll be a bit disappointed with 2018 sales so far. It's a symptom of a slightly baron AAA release schedule but I predict the Switch can do 15 million units sold in 2019 with some massive releases coming....

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