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Year on Year Sales & Market Share Charts - January 5, 2019

Year on Year Sales & Market Share Charts - January 5, 2019 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 02 February 2019 / 7,710 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)


2016 – (Week ending January 9 to January 9)

2017 – (Week ending January 7 to January 7)

2018 – (Week ending January 6 to January 6)

2018 – (Week ending January 5 to January 5)

Total Sales and Market Share for Each Year


"Year to date" sales for 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019 sales are shown in series at the top of the table and then just below a comparison of 2019 versus 2018 and 2018 versus 2017 is displayed.  This provides an easy-to-view summary of all the data.


  • Xbox One – Down Year-on-Year 6,486 (-7.1%)


  • Nintendo Switch - Up Year-on-Year 84,519 (23.2%)
  • Nintendo 3DS – Down Year-on-Year 28,508 (-25.9%)


  • PlayStation 4 – Down Year-on-Year 7,082 (-1.9%)
  • PlayStation Vita – Down Year-on-Year 13,744 (-77.1%)

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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SuperNintend0rk (on 28 January 2019)

Wow the Switch has half of the console market share so far this year! Keep it up Nintendo!

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Mnementh SuperNintend0rk (on 29 January 2019)

Yeah, for one week. :-)

I'm more interested in the change YOY. First week Switch is up 23%. If it keeps that up throughout the year, than it sells more than 20M.

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Bofferbrauer2 SuperNintend0rk (on 29 January 2019)

Gonna see tomorrow with the Media Create numbers on how it will go forward. Until now Switch was up a lot compared to last year but there has been a holiday in there, so the numbers we get tomorrow are the first completely outside of holidays there.

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SuperNintend0rk SuperNintend0rk (on 29 January 2019)

True it'll be interesting to see how much the post-holiday sales drop.

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Amnesia SuperNintend0rk (on 30 January 2019)

This week is not representative, in includes a boosted shopping week in Japan and it is also the transition from Christmas to the comig baseline. 2 weeks after this one, we will see the new baseline, which has to be 260.000 to have a chance to hit 20M.

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Stocko2k17 (on 30 January 2019)

Switch to overtake Xbox One by this time next year?

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Cerebralbore101 (on 01 February 2019)

Switch seems poised to overtake XB1 lifetime sales by the end of 2019. There's only about an 11 million gap between Switch and XB1. Microsoft sold close to 7 million units in 2018, while Switch sold close to 17 million units in 2018. XB1 sales should decrease a little this year to 5 or 6 million. Meanwhile Switch sales will likely explode due to Pokemon and Animal Crossing.

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