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Year on Year Sales & Market Share Charts - April 25, 2020

Year on Year Sales & Market Share Charts - April 25, 2020 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 01 May 2020 / 2,998 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 April 29)

2018 – (Week ending January 6 to April 28)

2019 – (Week ending January 5 to April 27)

2020 – (Week ending January 4 to April 25)

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 75,203 (-6.8%)


  • Nintendo Switch - Up Year-on-Year 2,013,422 (49.5%)
  • Nintendo 3DS – Down Year-on-Year 519,638 (-87.9%)


  • PlayStation 4 – Down Year-on-Year 1,015,976 (-24.1%)

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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Slownenberg (on 01 May 2020)

Damn Switch is 2 million up on last year after 4 months despite some stock issues and the pandemic. Truly insane. With a good Fall lineup Switch pretty much guaranteed to have the best year of any system in over a decade: 20+ million!

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heavenmercenary01 (on 03 May 2020)

Pretty impessive for the switch, but the pandemic crisis won't let it be historical. Nintendo is really suffering right now, their plans for the year were pretty messed up (RIP june's direct).

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javi741 (on 01 May 2020)

Wow despite the Switch selling nearly an insane 20 Million for the year 2019 alone Switch sales are STILL up 50%. If the Switch were to continue this 50% growth for the rest of 2020 Switch sales for the entire year of 2020 would be at 29MILLION! The only system to sell that much in 1 year was the Nintendo DS, but in terms of Home consoles nothing has sold more the 25Million in one year. The Switch has the potential to be the first one to do it. I know it's gonna be difficult fr the Switch to sustain that 50% growth for the entire year since it's gonna be difficult to top last holiday season with Pokemon Sword & Shield releasing, however I wouldn't rule out the possibility it maintains this growth since Animal Crossing has been huge and this quarantine and the game has fueled hype for the Switch that could last through the year. However, even if the YoY Growth for the Switch drops to a more conservative amount like 30%, the Switch would still be on pace to sell 25Million for the year, which hasn't been done by any system in its 4th Year. IMO there's no way the Switch sells anything less than 22Million in 2020 and I see 25Million for the year very likely.

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