By using this site, you agree to our Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use. Close
Year on Year Sales & Market Share Charts - March 2, 2019

Year on Year Sales & Market Share Charts - March 2, 2019 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 18 March 2019 / 4,617 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 March 6)

2017 – (Week ending January 7 to March 4)

2018 – (Week ending January 6 to March 3)

2018 – (Week ending January 5 to March 2)

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 245,099 (-27.2%)


  • Nintendo Switch - Up Year-on-Year 536,599 (27.5%)
  • Nintendo 3DS – Down Year-on-Year 315,962 (-45.0%)


  • PlayStation 4 – Down Year-on-Year 633,254 (-22.1%)
  • PlayStation Vita – Down Year-on-Year 51,148 (-70.8%)

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.

More Articles

The_Liquid_Laser (on 18 March 2019)

Talking about Switch, XB1 and PS4. YTD market share makes sense because they are all current consoles this year. LTD market share DOES NOT make sense because it leaves out the Wii U. On top of that the Switch released several years after the PS4 and XB1. Lifetime market share does not make sense for Switch, but it does for Wii U.

  • +2
estebxx The_Liquid_Laser (on 18 March 2019)

I agree, Switch is gonna be selling way after the PS4 and Xbox One are done, its gonna be competing with PS5 in about 2 years from now (maybe less).

  • +3