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Year on Year Sales & Market Share Charts - December 22, 2018

Year on Year Sales & Market Share Charts - December 22, 2018 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 16 January 2019 / 3,829 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 December 26)

2016 – (Week ending January 9 to December 24)

2017 – (Week ending January 7 to December 23)

2018 – (Week ending January 6 to December 22)

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 – Down Year-on-Year 410,221 (-5.3%)


  • Nintendo Switch - Up Year-on-Year 3,299,950 (26.3%)
  • Nintendo 3DS – Down Year-on-Year 3,299,586 (-49.0%)


  • PlayStation 4 – Down Year-on-Year 2,386,664 (-12.1%)
  • PlayStation Vita – Down Year-on-Year 501,648 (-69.6%)

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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Kristof81 (on 16 January 2019)

Switch 26% up, meaning 3.5M in Q4 and 17-18M this FY shouldn't be a problem.

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andisart (on 17 January 2019)

Question: how come this report is already made when the latest Hardware Charts is only for Dec 22nd? Shouldn't it include at least Dec 29th? Also, shouldn't his report be made later, after adjustments have been made?

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aris4me (on 16 January 2019)

39.1 vs.42.9 for switch vs ps4 is incredible! Bravo switch!!

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