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Year on Year Sales & Market Share Charts - March 9, 2019

Year on Year Sales & Market Share Charts - March 9, 2019 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 22 March 2019 / 3,787 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 13)

2017 – (Week ending January 7 to March 11)

2018 – (Week ending January 6 to March 10)

2018 – (Week ending January 5 to March 9)

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 256,372 (-25.7%)


  • Nintendo Switch - Up Year-on-Year 600,252 (28.0%)
  • Nintendo 3DS – Down Year-on-Year 340,600 (-44.9%)


  • PlayStation 4 – Down Year-on-Year 663,117 (-21.2%)
  • PlayStation Vita – Down Year-on-Year 55,181 (-69.5%)

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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pikashoe (on 26 March 2019)

The switch is doing great this year, with the packed year it has ahead along with hardware revisions the switch should end up being massively up yoy.

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The_Liquid_Laser (on 26 March 2019)

LTD market share makes no sense the way it is presented. Where is the Wii U in this market? Why even call it a market if you aren't going to include the Wii U?

YTD market share is fine, because there was no Wii U this year. But LTD? Needs Wii U in there somewhere.

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