Observations on Media Create for the Week of October 22, 2018 – October 28, 2018

NintendObserverHow the tables have turned. Now, in Japan, most game releases are actually on Nintendo Switch.

 

☆ NintendObs Weekly – Monday, October 29, 2018 – Sunday, November 4, 2018.

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Software Sales

  1. NEW/ [PS4] Red Dead Redemption 2 # <ACT> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2018.10.26} (¥9,504) – 132,984 / NEW
  2. -1/ [PS4] Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 <ACT> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2018.10.12} (¥8,532) – 57,567 / 378,914
  3. -1/ [NSW] Super Mario Party <ETC> (Nintendo) {2018.10.05} (¥6,458) – 31,650 / 274,350
  4. NEW/ [PS4] Street Fighter: 30th Anniversary Collection International <FTG> (Capcom) {2018.10.25} (¥5,389) – 13,998 / NEW
  5. +2/ [NSW] Minecraft <ADV> (Microsoft) {2018.06.21} (¥3,888) – 7,901 / 342,243
  6. NEW/ [NSW] Street Fighter: 30th Anniversary Collection International <FTG> (Capcom) {2018.10.25} (¥5,389) – 7,443 / NEW
  7. +2/ [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe <RCE> (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥6,458) – 6,486 / 1,810,278
  8. 0/ [NSW] Splatoon 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} (¥6,458) – 6,468 / 2,677,505
  9. -3/ [PS4] Assassin’s Creed Odyssey # <RPG> (Ubisoft) {2018.10.02} (¥9,072) – 5,623 / 78,633
  10. -7/ [PS4] Soul Calibur VI <FTG> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.10.18} (¥8,208) – 5,413 / 29,461
  11. NEW/ [NSW] Beyblade Burst: Battle Zero <RPG> (FuRyu) {2018.10.25} (¥7,538) – 5,380 / NEW
  12. 0/ [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥7,538) – 4,218 / 1,142,849
  13. -3/ [PS4] Warriors Orochi 4 # <ACT> (Koei Tecmo Games) {2018.09.27} (¥8,424) – 3,862 / 148,303
  14. -1/ [PS4] Spider-Man # <ADV> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2018.09.07} (¥7,452) – 3,441 / 294,316
  15. -11/ [NSW] Dark Souls Remastered <RPG> (From Software) {2018.10.18} (¥5,184) – 3,372 / 18,018
  16. -2/ [3DS] Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon <RPG> (The Pokémon Company) {2017.11.17} (¥5,378) – 3,323 / 1,749,894
  17. NEW/ [NSW] Yomawari: The Long Night Collection <ACT> (Nippon Ichi Software) {2018.10.25} (¥7,538) – 2,997 / NEW
  18. -1/ [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} (¥6,458) – 2,920 / 1,834,612
  19. -4/ [PS4] Eiyuu Densetsu: Sen no Kiseki IV – The End of Saga # <RPG> (Nihon Falcom) {2018.09.27} (¥8,424) – 2,455 / 107,997
  20. -1/ [NSW] Taiko no Tatsujin: Nintendo Switch Version! <ACT> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.07.19} (¥6,588) – 2,384 / 218,005
  21. -16/ [PS4] Crystar <RPG> (FuRyu) {2018.10.18} (¥8,618)
  22. -1/ [NSW] Kirby Star Allies <ACT> (Nintendo) {2018.03.16} (¥6,458)
  23. -5/ [NSW] Dragon Ball FighterZ <FTG> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.09.27} (¥7,344)
  24. -8/ [PS4] FIFA 19 # <SPT> (Electronic Arts) {2018.09.25} (¥8,424)
  25. -5/ [NSW] Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 03: Vehicle Kit <EDU> (Nintendo) {2018.09.14} (¥7,538)
  26. -3/ [NSW] FIFA 19 # <SPT> (Electronic Arts) {2018.09.25} (¥6,264)
  27. -3/ [NSW] Mario Tennis Aces <SPT> (Nintendo) {2018.06.22} (¥6,458)
  28. NEW/ [NSW] Cendrillon palikA # <ADV> (Idea Factory) {2018.10.25} (¥6,804) / NEW
  29. -4/ [PS4] Pro Evolution Soccer 2019 <SPT> (Konami) {2018.08.30} (¥8,208)
  30. -8/ [NSW] Warriors Orochi 4 # <ACT> (Koei Tecmo Games) {2018.09.27} (¥8,424)
  31. -3/ [NSW] Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker <ADV> (Nintendo) {2018.07.13} (¥4,298)
  32. -2/ [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2016.11.23} (¥2,916)
  33. NEW/ [PS4] Nora to Oujo to Noraneko Heart HD # <ADV> (Harukaze) {2018.10.25} (¥7,776) / NEW
  34. -23/ [NSW] Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy <ACT> (Sega Games) {2018.10.18} (¥5,292)
  35. -6/ [3DS] WarioWare Gold <ETC> (Nintendo) {2018.08.02} (¥5,378)
  36. -4/ [NSW] Sumikko Gurashi: Atsumare! Sumikko Town <ETC> (Nippon Columbia) {2018.10.04} (¥6,264)
  37. -10/ [PS4] Astro Bot: Rescue Mission <ACT> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2018.10.04} (¥5,292)
  38. +1/ [PS4] Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5+2.5 Remix <RPG> (Square Enix) {2017.03.09} (¥7,344)
  39. NEW/ [NSW] Deemo <ACT> (Flyhigh Works) {2018.10.25} (¥3,888) / NEW
  40. NEW/ [NSW] WorldNeverland: Elnea Kingdom <SLG> (Althi) {2018.10.25} (¥4,968) / NEW
  41. -5/ [NSW] Pro Yakyuu Famista Evolution <SPT> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.08.02} (¥6,588)
  42. -9/ [PS4] Persona 5 (New Price Edition) <RPG> (Atlus) {2018.09.06} (¥5,378)
  43. -9/ [3DS] Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker <ADV> (Nintendo) {2018.07.13} (¥4,298)
  44. NEW/ [NSW] Nora to Oujo to Noraneko Heart HD # <ADV> (Harukaze) {2018.10.25} (¥7,776) / NEW
  45. NEW/ [NSW] Memories Off: Innocent Fille <ADV> (5pb.) {2018.10.25} (¥7,344) / NEW
  46. -20/ [PS4] Varnir of the Dragon Star: Ecdysis of the Dragon # <RPG> (Compile Heart) {2018.10.11} (¥7,776)
  47. -1/ [NSW] My Hero One’s Justice <FTG> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.08.23} (¥8,208)
  48. -17/ [NSW] Mega Man 11 # <ACT> (Capcom) {2018.10.04} (¥5,389)
  49. -14/ [PS4] Mega Man 11 # <ACT> (Capcom) {2018.10.04} (¥5,389)
  50. -13/ [PS4] Shadow of the Tomb Raider <ADV> (Square Enix) {2018.09.14} (¥8,618)

 

Hardware Sales

  1. Nintendo Switch — 37,855 (42,148), -10% (-4%) / 5,303,125
  2. PlayStation 4 — 20,639 (21,673), -5% (-15%) / 7,190,357
  3. Nintendo 3DS — 5,647 (6,412), -12% (-8%) / 27,285,016
  4. PlayStation Vita — 2,115 (2,247), -6% (-10%) / 5,928,361

 

Grand totals

Total Nintendo titles: 32
Total Sony PlayStation titles: 18
Total home Nintendo titles: 28 / 32
Total portable Nintendo titles: 4 / 32
Total home Sony PlayStation titles: 18 / 18
Total portable Sony PlayStation titles: 0 / 18

1st, Switch — 28
2nd, PS4 — 18
3rd, 3DS — 4
4th, PSVita — 0

 

Brand-new titles (11)

NEW/ [PS4] Red Dead Redemption 2 #
NEW/ [PS4] Street Fighter: 30th Anniversary Collection International
NEW/ [NSW] Street Fighter: 30th Anniversary Collection International
NEW/ [NSW] Beyblade Burst: Battle Zero
NEW/ [NSW] Yomawari: The Long Night Collection
NEW/ [NSW] Cendrillon palikA #
NEW/ [PS4] Nora to Oujo to Noraneko Heart HD #
NEW/ [NSW] Deemo
NEW/ [NSW] WorldNeverland: Elnea Kingdom
NEW/ [NSW] Nora to Oujo to Noraneko Heart HD #
NEW/ [NSW] Memories Off: Innocent Fille

1st, Switch — 8
2nd, PS4 — 3

 

Re-charted titles (0)

None.

 

Out-charted titles (11)

BACK/ [PS4] The Last of Us Remastered (PlayStation Hits)
-2/ [NSW] Arms
-6/ [NSW] The World Ends with You: Final Remix
-2/ [3DS] Mario Party: The Top 100
+3/ [NSW] Octopath Traveler
-10/ [PS4] Conan Exiles
+1/ [NSW] Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 01: Variety Kit
-5/ [PS4] Middle-earth: Shadow of War Definitive Edition
+2/ [3DS] Mario Kart 7 #
0/ [PS4] Rainbow Six Siege: Advanced Edition
-2/ [NSW] Pokkén Tournament DX

1st, Switch — 5
2nd, PS4 — 4
3rd, 3DS — 2

 

Previously released titles (39)

Nintendo Switch: 20 / 28
Nintendo 3DS: 4 / 4
PlayStation 4: 15 / 18
PlayStation Vita: 0 / 0

1st, Switch — 20
2nd, PS4 — 15
3rd, 3DS — 4
4th, PSVita — 0

 

Staying Power Index
[(previously released titles) / (total previously released titles)] * 100

Nintendo Switch: [20 / 39] * 100 = SPI 51.28 | last week: [23 / 46] * 100
Nintendo 3DS: [4 / 39] * 100 = SPI 10.26 | last week: [6 / 46] * 100
PlayStation 4: [15 / 39] * 100 = SPI 38.46 | last week: [17 / 46] * 100
PlayStation Vita: [0 / 39] * 100 = SPI 0.00 | last week: [0 / 46] * 100

1st, SwitchSPI 51.28 | last week: SPI 50.00 
2nd, PS4SPI 38.46 | last week: SPI 36.96
3rd, 3DSSPI 10.26 | last week: SPI 13.04 
4th, PSVitaSPI 0.00 | last week: SPI 0.00 ⇒

 

Past-years released titles (7)

Nintendo Switch: 4 (4 2017)
Nintendo 3DS: 2 (1 2017, 1 2016)
PlayStation 4: 1 (1 2017)
PlayStation Vita: 0

1st, Switch — 4
2nd, 3DS — 2
3rd, PS4 — 1
4th, PSVita — 0

 

Evergreen Status
(2017 = *1. 2016 = *2. 2015 = *3. 2014 = *4. Etc…)

Nintendo Switch: [(4 *1)] = ES 4 | last week: [(6 *1)]
Nintendo 3DS: [(1 *1) + (1 *2)] = ES 3 | last week: [(2 *1) + (1 *2) + (1 *7)]
PlayStation 4: [(1 *1)] = ES 1 | last week: [(1 *1)]
PlayStation Vita: [(0 *0)] = ES 0 | last week: [(0 *0)]

1st, SwitchES 4 | last week: ES 6 
2nd, 3DSES 3 | last week: ES 11 
3rd, PS4ES 1 | last week: ES 1 

4th, PSVitaES 0 | last week: ES 0

 

Momentum

Nintendo Switch: (highest) +2/ [NSW] Minecraft > (lowest) -23/ [NSW] Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy
Nintendo 3DS: (highest) -2/ [3DS] Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon > (lowest) -9/ [3DS] Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker
PlayStation 4: (highest) +1/ [PS4] Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5+2.5 Remix > (lowest) -20/ [PS4] Varnir of the Dragon Star: Ecdysis of the Dragon #
PlayStation Vita: (highest) none = (lowest) none

Highest: +2/ [NSW] Minecraft
Lowest: -23/ [NSW] Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy

 

Momentum Mean
[(total rank changes) / (number of rank changes)]

Nintendo Switch: [(-1 + +2 + +2 + 0 + 0 + -11 + -1 + -1 + -1 + -5 + -5 + -3 + -3 + -8 + -3 + -23 + -4 + -5 + -1 + -17) / 20] = MM -4.40
Nintendo 3DS: [(-2 + -2 + -6 + -9) / 4] = MM -4.75
PlayStation 4: [(-1 + -3 + -7 + -3 + -1 + -4 + -16 + -8 + -4 + -10 + +1 + -9 + -20 + -14 + -13) / 15] = MM -7.47
PlayStation Vita: N/A

1st, SwitchMM -4.40 | last week: MM -2.61 
2nd, 3DSMM -4.75 | last week: MM +0.17 
3rd, PS4MM -7.47 | last week: MM -4.50 
4th, PSVitaMM N/A | last week: MM N/A 

 

Dropping Status
(Re-charted = *0.25. Normal = *0.50. Past-week = *0.75. Brand-new = *1.00.)

Nintendo Switch: [(5 *0.50)] = DS 2.50
Nintendo 3DS: [(2 *0.50)] = DS 1.00
PlayStation 4: [(1 *0.25) + (3 *0.50)] = DS 1.75
PlayStation Vita: [(0 *0.00)] = DS 0.00

1st, SwitchDS 2.50 | last week: DS 0.50
2nd, PS4DS 1.75 | last week: DS 0.75
3rd, 3DSDS 1.00 | last week: DS 0.25
4th, PSVitaDS 0.00 | last week: DS 1.00

 

Momentum Index
[(Momentum Mean) – (Dropping Status) + (re-charted titles) + (total brand-new titles)]

Nintendo Switch: [-4.40 – 2.50 + 0 + 11] = MI +4.10 | last week: [-2.61 – 0.50 + 0 + 4]
Nintendo 3DS: [-4.75 – 1.00 + 0 + 11] = MI +5.25 | last week: [+0.17 – 0.25 + 0 + 4]
PlayStation 4: [-7.47 – 1.75 + 0 + 11] = MI +1.78 | last week: [-4.50 – 0.75 + 1 + 4]
PlayStation Vita: N/A | last week: N/A

1st, 3DSMI +5.25 | last week: MI +3.92
2nd, SwitchMI +4.10 | last week: MI +0.89
3rd, PS4MI +1.78 | last week: MI -0.25
4th, PSVitaMI N/A | last week: MI N/A

 

Evergreen Status Graph
(Compiled over the past four weeks)

Basically, this represents Japan’s interest in evergreen titles per platform.

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Dropping Status Graph
(Compiled over the past four weeks.)

Basically, this represents Japan’s lack of interest in games per platform.

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Staying Power Index Graph
(Compiled over the past four weeks.)

Basically, this represents Japan’s interest in a given platform.

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Momentum Index Graph
(Compiled over the past four weeks.)

Basically, this represents Japan’s interest in games on a given platform.

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I’ve kept the default Google Sheets colors so I’ll leave it up to you to decode which color represent which platform.

 

Sources:
Weekly Top 50 Media Create Charts (October 22, 2018 – October 28, 2018).
Weekly Top 20 Media Create Charts (October 22, 2018 – October 28, 2018).
Observations on Media Create for the Week of October 15, 2018 – October 21, 2018.

 

 

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