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Year on Year Sales & Market Share Charts - March 7, 2020

Year on Year Sales & Market Share Charts - March 7, 2020 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 12 March 2020 / 2,769 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 March 11)

2018 – (Week ending January 6 to March 10)

2019 – (Week ending January 5 to March 9)

2020 – (Week ending January 4 to March 7)

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 248,397 (-33.0%)


  • Nintendo Switch - Up Year-on-Year 306,284 (11.7%)
  • Nintendo 3DS – Down Year-on-Year 350,141 (-89.5%)


  • PlayStation 4 – Down Year-on-Year 1,075,616 (-39.6%)

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 13 March 2020)

The coronavirus is having a huge affect on Switch Y-o-Y sales thanks to the shortages in Japan. Even though it's still up 11% YoY this far, earlier in February the Switch was up over 20% YoY and just 14% last week. And unfortunately it seems like it's only going to go downhill from here once the shortages hit the U.S and Europe and certain countries go on lockdown.
Hopefully this won't have a major affect on Switch sales long term and they'll rebound back better than ever once this dilemma ends, however only time will tell.

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