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Year on Year Sales & Market Share Charts - January 12, 2019

Year on Year Sales & Market Share Charts - January 12, 2019 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 04 February 2019 / 2,852 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 16)

2017 – (Week ending January 7 to January 14)

2018 – (Week ending January 6 to January 13)

2018 – (Week ending January 5 to January 12)

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 11,485 (-6.6%)


  • Nintendo Switch - Up Year-on-Year 127,941 (23.0%)
  • Nintendo 3DS – Down Year-on-Year 53,001 (-29.4%)


  • PlayStation 4 – Down Year-on-Year 53,165 (-8.4%)
  • PlayStation Vita – Down Year-on-Year 19,991 (-77.6%)

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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xMetroid (on 05 February 2019)

Switch starting out strong. Feel like this trimester will be slow again like last year, but the year will be a bit better overall.

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xMetroid xMetroid (on 05 February 2019)

.. This year Nintendo will have pretty much the year open for them. PS4 won't have the same amount of major exclusives like last year and Sony isn't even going to E3. If Nintendo plays their cards well, Switch can be the most talk-about console this year by far, just before next year when they announce next gen.

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