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Year on Year Sales & Market Share Charts - February 1, 2020

Year on Year Sales & Market Share Charts - February 1, 2020 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 06 February 2020 / 2,718 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 February 4)

2018 – (Week ending January 6 to February 3)

2019 – (Week ending January 5 to February 2)

2020 – (Week ending January 4 to February 1)

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 85,772 (-24.9%)


  • Nintendo Switch - Up Year-on-Year 318,589 (22.9%)
  • Nintendo 3DS – Down Year-on-Year 201,394 (-90.0%)


  • PlayStation 4 – Down Year-on-Year 457,321 (-33.4%)

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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javi741 (on 08 February 2020)

It seems like the Switch still hasn't hit it's peak yet which is amazing for a system that hasn't got a price drop 3 years in, sales are still up 23% from last year despite an extremely dry 1st half it's been for 2020 so far, I'm sure animal Crossing is gonna be huge for the Switch and push it further into more momentum.

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Nu-13 javi741 (on 09 February 2020)

The fact it didn't receive a pricecut yet is a huge factor on why it didn't peak.

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icykai (on 06 February 2020)

Looking at how PS4's 2018 was beating PS4's 2017 YoY sales and now Switch's 2020 is beating Switch's 2019 by almost the same difference makes me wonder.
Will Switch actually peak with only Animal crossing as its main selling game?

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trunkswd icykai (on 06 February 2020)

The Switch will likely stay ahead in 2020 compared to 2019 through the first half of the year. It is the second half, especially the holiday, that will be trickier. In order for all of 2020 to beat 2019 Nintendo needs to release a game as big as Pokemon and / or drop the price of the Switch. Say Switch Lite to $179 and regular Switch to $249.

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icykai icykai (on 06 February 2020)

You have a very good point, but i feel a price cut is very unlikely as they are selling extremely well and the recent comments from Nintendo suggest that they want to keep it at full price as much as possible.

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Doctor_MG icykai (on 06 February 2020)

It's doubtful that Animal Crossing is the only big game they have planned. 2018's biggest game was Super Smash Bros, and we learned of that game around 7 months before it launched I believe. I think it's highly likely they will announce another major title for the holidays, every single year for the Switch they have so I don't see why 2020 would be any different.

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JWeinCom icykai (on 07 February 2020)

So... are you assuming they won't release any major games between March and December?

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javi741 icykai (on 08 February 2020)

There's literally no way Nintendo won't release a big game this holiday season, they definitely got more games up their sleeve this year they haven't announced yet. Their next direct for sure will confirm the games coming for 2020.

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