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Switch vs PS4 vs Xbox One Sales Comparison Charts Through August 22

Switch vs PS4 vs Xbox One Sales Comparison Charts Through August 22 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 01 September 2020 / 2,954 Views

Here we see data representing the global sales through to consumers and change in sales performance of the three home consoles (Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One) and two handhelds (Nintendo 3DS and PlayStation Vita) 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 August 26)

2018 – (Week ending January 6 to August 25)

2019 – (Week ending January 5 to August 24)

2020 – (Week ending January 4 to August 22)

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 – Up Year-on-Year 193,140 (10.2%)


  • Nintendo Switch - Up Year-on-Year 6,873,110 (92.0%)
  • Nintendo 3DS – Down Year-on-Year 655,736 (-67.0%)


  • PlayStation 4 – Down Year-on-Year 850,686 (-11.2%)

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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DaAndy (on 28 August 2020)

Switch being UP 92% YoY is simply amazing. 2019 wasnt too bad either. ;) I really wonder how high it still will climb this year...

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Bofferbrauer2 DaAndy (on 29 August 2020)

To infinity and beyond!

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