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Switch vs PS4 vs Xbox One Sales Comparison Charts Through October 17

Switch vs PS4 vs Xbox One Sales Comparison Charts Through October 17 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 23 October 2020 / 2,011 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 October 21)

2018 – (Week ending January 6 to October 20)

2019 – (Week ending January 5 to October 19)

2020 – (Week ending January 4 to October 17)

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 28.213 (-1.2%)


  • Nintendo Switch - Up Year-on-Year 7,579,565 (74.7%)
  • Nintendo 3DS – Down Year-on-Year 783,008 (-68.1%)


  • PlayStation 4 – Down Year-on-Year 1,469,595 (-15.9%)

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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