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Year on Year Sales & Market Share Charts - January 18, 2020

Year on Year Sales & Market Share Charts - January 18, 2020 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 23 January 2020 / 3,018 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 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020.  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)

2017 – (Week ending January 7 to January 21)

2018 – (Week ending January 6 to January 20)

2019 – (Week ending January 5 to January 19)

2020 – (Week ending January 4 to January 18)

Total Sales and Market Share for Each Year

"Year to date" sales for 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020 sales are shown in series at the top of the table and then just below a comparison of 2020 versus 2019 and 2020 versus 2018 is displayed.  This provides an easy-to-view summary of all the data.


  • Xbox One – Down Year-on-Year 46,575 (-20.7%)


  • Nintendo Switch - Up Year-on-Year 303,956 (32.2%)
  • Nintendo 3DS – Down Year-on-Year 136,152 (-89.5%)


  • PlayStation 4 – Down Year-on-Year 232,817 (-27.8%)

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.

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ireadtabloids (on 23 January 2020)

Switch is set up to have a huge year of hardware sales.
I look forward to finding out what big games are launching in the second half of the year to keep that momentum going.

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Nu-13 ireadtabloids (on 23 January 2020)

At least bayonetta 3 should release this summer.

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scottslater (on 24 January 2020)

Still think that the Switch will end up selling better last year than what these numbers show... like a lot more

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