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Year on Year Sales & Market Share Charts - March 23, 2019

Year on Year Sales & Market Share Charts - March 23, 2019 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 09 April 2019 / 3,089 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 27)

2017 – (Week ending January 7 to March 25)

2018 – (Week ending January 6 to March 24)

2018 – (Week ending January 5 to March 23)

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 294,050 (-24.7%)


  • Nintendo Switch - Up Year-on-Year 667,976 (26.4%)
  • Nintendo 3DS – Down Year-on-Year 389,129 (-44.4%)


  • PlayStation 4 – Down Year-on-Year 702,413 (-19.3%)
  • PlayStation Vita – Down Year-on-Year 64,031 (-71.5%)

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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Qwark (on 09 April 2019)

While the PS4 sales are down year on year quite a bit. They are still ahead of 2016 in which the PS4 sold over 17 million. So I still think the PS4 could sell over 16 million this year. Especially if TLOU 2 releases, although I doubt that. I predicted it would be a cross launch title for PS4/PS5.

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zorg1000 Qwark (on 09 April 2019)

One thing that's interesting to me is that despite 2016 being below 2017/2018 in total sales, it is actually the year when holiday sales peaked for PS4.
Based on that, even if 2019 matches 2016 during the early part of the year it should fall behind quite a bit when all is said and done.

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gemini_d@rk (on 09 April 2019)

So, switch beat 20 m fy.

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zorg1000 gemini_d@rk (on 09 April 2019)

How did you come up with that? Assuming next week is another ~200k week for Switch, this site will have it at ~17 million for the fiscal year.

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siebensus4 gemini_d@rk (on 10 April 2019)

Only if Mario Maker pushes hardware constantly quite a bit or if new hardware is going to be released.

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toltec_x6010 (on 09 April 2019)

It should say, "three home consoles and two handhelds over comparable periods for 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019."

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