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Year on Year Sales & Market Share Charts - November 3, 2018

Year on Year Sales & Market Share Charts - November 3, 2018 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 01 December 2018 / 5,780 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 November 7)

2016 – (Week ending January 9 to November 5)

2017 – (Week ending January 7 to November 4)

2018 – (Week ending January 6 to November 3)

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 561,656 (16.4%)


  • Nintendo Switch - Up Year-on-Year 1,368,031 (18.7%)
  • Nintendo 3DS – Down Year-on-Year 1,874,43.7 (-43.7%)


  • PlayStation 4 – Down Year-on-Year 1,463,799 (-11.2%)
  • PlayStation Vita – Down Year-on-Year 418,295 (-67.7%)

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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Thisguywhokills (on 25 November 2018)

xbox one is far behind now
it's a waste of time thinking that they can change anything this generation

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couchmonkey Thisguywhokills (on 25 November 2018)

Really the gen is winding down - if we must consider Switch as partof the same gen as one and ps4, then it will be the onky one to experience major growth next year

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Azzanation (on 25 November 2018)

Xbox's sales increases by 16% however there market share of 16% is laughably low. Curious to see how much that changes next gen with there every device approach. Cloud gaming is going to be very important for them and I am looking forward to it.

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VAMatt Azzanation (on 25 November 2018)

If they really manage to make XB games playable on every device, they'll have 100% market share.

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VAMatt Azzanation (on 25 November 2018)

On a more serious note, I too am looking forward to these impending changes in game distribution. Personally, I like physical media, and having the ability to resell my games. Nevertheless, change is exciting, and it is clear that digital distribution is the future. I'm glad to hear that MS has something new in the works. I'm looking forward to hearing Sony's plan as well.

  • +4
DaveTheMinion13 Azzanation (on 25 November 2018)

Crazier thing is that the 16 percent over last year still puts them at their 2nd worst year this gen (at least since 2015)

  • +2
Ganoncrotch Azzanation (on 25 November 2018)

Power of the cloud! That untapped unlimited potential that's just running half a decade late.

  • +2
Azzanation Azzanation (on 25 November 2018)

@Ganoncrotch Well like they say, better late than never. Also its believed MS are waiting for 5g to hit the market.

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