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Year on Year Sales & Market Share Charts - April 13, 2019

Year on Year Sales & Market Share Charts - April 13, 2019 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 04 May 2019 / 3,434 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 April 17)

2017 – (Week ending January 7 to April 15)

2018 – (Week ending January 6 to April 14)

2018 – (Week ending January 5 to April 13)

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 350,379 (-24.6%)


  • Nintendo Switch - Up Year-on-Year 871,437 (28.8%)
  • Nintendo 3DS – Down Year-on-Year 453,197 (-43.9%)


  • PlayStation 4 – Down Year-on-Year 822,249 (-19.1%)
  • PlayStation Vita – Down Year-on-Year 75,255 (-73.4%)

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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curl-6 (on 28 April 2019)

Quite healthy YOY growth for Switch; with this additional momentum plus the likes of Animal Crossing, Mario Maker 2, and core Pokemon on the slate it should have a better 2019 than 2018.

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HylianSwordsman (on 28 April 2019)

In the "Total Sales and Market Share for Each Year" chart, 2017 and 2018 do not add the Switch numbers into the "Total" row.

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Marth (on 28 April 2019)

Seeing the Vita and the 3DS die off like that is pretty sad. Nintendo still expects 1M units in FY19 and it seems it's on couse to beat that number. But when a cheaper Switch SKU comes around 3DS sales will crash once more.

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HylianSwordsman Marth (on 28 April 2019)

It's the end of an era. The last dedicated portable game consoles are dying and there are no replacements for them, and there likely never will be, at least for the foreseeable future.

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