Observations on Media Create for the Week of November 26, 2018 – December 2, 2018

NintendObserverEven before Smash came out the Switch had another push above 100,000 units sold a week in the Japanese market.

 

☆ NintendObs Weekly – Monday, December 3, 2018 – Sunday, December 9, 2018.

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Software Sales

  1. 0/ [NSW] Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! & Let’s Go, Eevee! # <RPG> (The Pokémon Company) {2018.11.16} (¥6,458) – 94,753 / 918,459
  2. NEW/ [3DS] Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth <RPG> (Atlus) {2018.11.29} (¥7,538) – 79,747 / NEW
  3. +2/ [NSW] Super Mario Party # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2018.10.05} (¥6,458) – 49,829 / 419,906
  4. -2/ [PS4] Battlefield V <ACT> (Electronic Arts) {2018.11.20} (¥8,424) – 20,116 / 130,770
  5. NEW/ [NSW] Kamen Rider Climax Scramble Zi-O # <FTG> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.11.29} (¥7,344) – 14,465 / NEW
  6. +1/ [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe <RCE> (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥6,458) – 12,979 / 1,860,756
  7. +1/ [NSW] Splatoon 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} (¥6,458) – 12,182 / 2,721,594
  8. +2/ [NSW] Minecraft # <ADV> (Microsoft) {2018.06.21} (¥3,888) – 11,671 / 386,837
  9. 0/ [PS4] Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 <ACT> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2018.10.12} (¥8,532) – 8,039 / 478,982
  10. NEW/ [PS4] Dead by Daylight <ACT> (3goo) {2018.11.29} (¥6,048) – 7,005 / NEW
  11. 0/ [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥7,538) – 6,469 / 1,172,750
  12. +1/ [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} (¥6,458) – 5,843 / 1,856,834
  13. -7/ [PS4] Fallout 76 # <RPG> (Bethesda Softworks) {2018.11.15} (¥8,618) – 5,669 / 90,958
  14. -10/ [PS4] Shenmue I & II # <ADV> (Sega Games) {2018.11.22} (¥4,309) – 5,592 / 43,121
  15. -12/ [PS4] Zettai Zetsumei Toshi 4+: Summer Memories <ADV> (Granzella) {2018.11.22} (¥7,776) – 5,211 / 47,483
  16. -4/ [3DS] Luigi’s Mansion <ACT> (Nintendo) {2018.11.08} (¥5,378) – 5,004 / 48,334
  17. NEW/ [NSW] Billion Road <TBL> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.11.29} (¥6,156) – 4,682 / NEW
  18. -1/ [NSW] Kirby Star Allies <ACT> (Nintendo) {2018.03.16} (¥6,458) – 4,391 / 650,593
  19. NEW/ [PS4] Lapis x Labyrinth <RPG> (Nippon Ichi Software) {2018.11.29} (¥7,538) – 4,144 / NEW
  20. -4/ [3DS] Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon <RPG> (The Pokémon Company) {2017.11.17} (¥5,378) – 4,118 / 1,768,591
  21. NEW/ [NSW] Lapis x Labyrinth <RPG> (Nippon Ichi Software) {2018.11.29} (¥7,538)
  22. NEW/ [NSW] Chou Tousouchuu & Chou Sentouchuu Double Pack <ACT> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.11.29} (¥5,724)
  23. -8/ [PS4] Red Dead Redemption 2 # <ACT> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2018.10.26} (¥9,504)
  24. NEW/ [PS4] Ketsui Deathtiny: Kizuna Jigoku Tachi <STG> (M2) {2018.11.29} (¥7,344)
  25. NEW/ [PS4] Million Arthur: Arcana Blood <FTG> (Square Enix) {2018.11.29} (¥7,538)
  26. -6/ [NSW] Taiko no Tatsujin: Nintendo Switch Version! <ACT> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.07.19} (¥6,588)
  27. -6/ [NSW] Mario Tennis Aces <SPT> (Nintendo) {2018.06.22} (¥6,458)
  28. -6/ [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2016.11.23} (¥2,916)
  29. -5/ [NSW] Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker <ADV> (Nintendo) {2018.07.13} (¥4,298)
  30. -5/ [PS4] Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5+2.5 Remix <RPG> (Square Enix) {2017.03.09} (¥7,344)
  31. -3/ [NSW] Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 03: Vehicle Kit <EDU> (Nintendo) {2018.09.14} (¥7,538)
  32. -18/ [3DS] Neko Tomo <ETC> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.11.21} (¥5,724)
  33. NEW/ [NSW] Super Bomberman 2 (Smile Price!! Collection) <ACT> (Konami) {2018.11.29} (¥2,981)
  34. -1/ [3DS] WarioWare Gold <ETC> (Nintendo) {2018.08.02} (¥5,378)
  35. -16/ [PS4] Hitman 2 <ADV> (Warner Bros. Japan) {2018.11.15} (¥8,424)
  36. -5/ [NSW] FIFA 19 # <SPT> (Electronic Arts) {2018.09.25} (¥6,264)
  37. -10/ [PS4] Pro Evolution Soccer 2019 <SPT> (Konami) {2018.08.30} (¥8,208)
  38. -6/ [NSW] Dragon Ball FighterZ <FTG> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.09.27} (¥7,344)
  39. -16/ [PS4] Spider-Man # <ADV> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2018.09.07} (¥7,452)
  40. -22/ [NSW] Nari Kids Park: HUGtto! PreCure <ACT> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.11.21} (¥5,184)
  41. +2/ [3DS] Mario Party: The Top 100 <ETC> (Nintendo) {2017.12.28} (¥5,378)
  42. -7/ [3DS] Mario Kart 7 # <RCE> (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} (¥4,937)
  43. -5/ [3DS] Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker <ADV> (Nintendo) {2018.07.13} (¥4,298)
  44. -3/ [NSW] Sumikko Gurashi: Atsumare! Sumikko Town <ETC> (Nippon Columbia) {2018.10.04} (¥6,264)
  45. -3/ [PS4] FIFA 19 # <SPT> (Electronic Arts) {2018.09.25} (¥8,424)
  46. -7/ [NSW] Pro Yakyuu Famista Evolution <SPT> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.08.02} (¥6,588)
  47. -13/ [NSW] Neko Tomo <ETC> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.11.01} (¥6,156)
  48. NEW/ [PSV] Beniiro Tenjyo Ayakashi Kitan Futaai <ADV> (dramatic create) {2018.11.29} (¥8,424)
  49. -12/ [PS4] Assassin’s Creed Odyssey # <RPG> (Ubisoft) {2018.10.02} (¥9,072)
  50. NEW/ [NSW] Overcooked! 2 <ACT> (pckt) {2018.11.29} (¥4,104)

 

Hardware Sales

  1. Nintendo Switch — 120,546 (108,375), +11% (-46%) / 5,830,878
  2. PlayStation 4 — 20,410 (24,364), -16% (+37%) / 7,286,541
  3. Nintendo 3DS — 10,435 (9,883), +6% (+50%) / 27,324,425
  4. PlayStation Vita — 1,798 (1,688), +7% (-10%) / 5,937,538

 

Grand totals

Total Nintendo titles: 33
Total Sony PlayStation titles: 17
Total home Nintendo titles: 24 / 33
Total portable Nintendo titles: 9 / 33
Total home Sony PlayStation titles: 16 / 17
Total portable Sony PlayStation titles: 1 / 17

1st, Switch — 24
2nd, PS4 — 16
3rd, 3DS — 9
4th, PSVita — 1

 

Brand-new titles (12)

NEW/ [3DS] Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth
NEW/ [NSW] Kamen Rider Climax Scramble Zi-O #
NEW/ [PS4] Dead by Daylight
NEW/ [NSW] Billion Road
NEW/ [PS4] Lapis x Labyrinth
NEW/ [NSW] Lapis x Labyrinth
NEW/ [NSW] Chou Tousouchuu & Chou Sentouchuu Double Pack
NEW/ [PS4] Ketsui Deathtiny: Kizuna Jigoku Tachi
NEW/ [PS4] Million Arthur: Arcana Blood
NEW/ [NSW] Super Bomberman 2 (Smile Price!! Collection)
NEW/ [PSV] Beniiro Tenjyo Ayakashi Kitan Futaai
NEW/ [NSW] Overcooked! 2

1st, Switch — 6
2nd, PS4 — 4
3rd, 3DS — 1
3rd, PSVita — 1

 

Re-charted titles (0)

None.

 

Out-charted titles (12)

BACK/ [NSW] Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy
-11/ [NSW] Dark Souls Remastered
BACK/ [PS4] Playstation VR Worlds #
-3/ [NSW] Pokkén Tournament DX
-16/ [PS4] Warriors Orochi 4 #
+2/ [NSW] Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 01: Variety Kit
-4/ [NSW] Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate (Best Price!)
BACK/ [3DS] Shingeki no Kyojin 2: Mirai no Zahyou
NEW/ [NSW] Nari Kids Park: Kaitou Sentai Lupinranger VS Keisatsu Sentai Patoranger
NEW/ [PS4] Detroit: Become Human (Value Selection)
NEW/ [NSW] Nari Kids Park: Ultraman R/B
NEW/ [PS4] Uncharted Collection (PlayStation Hits)

1st, Switch — 7
2nd, PS4 — 4
3rd, 3DS — 1

 

Previously released titles (38)

Nintendo Switch: 18 / 24
Nintendo 3DS: 8 / 9
PlayStation 4: 12 / 16
PlayStation Vita: 0 / 1

1st, Switch — 22
2nd, PS4 — 11
3rd, 3DS — 8
4th, PSVita — 0

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [18 / 38] * 100 = SPI 47.37 | last week: [22 / 41] * 100
Nintendo 3DS: [8 / 38] * 100 = SPI 21.05 | last week: [8 / 41] * 100
PlayStation 4: [12 / 38] * 100 = SPI 31.58 | last week: [11 / 41] * 100
PlayStation Vita: [0 / 38] * 100 = SPI 0.00 | last week: [0 / 41] * 100

1st, SwitchSPI 47.37 | last week: SPI 53.66 
2nd, PS4SPI 31.58 | last week: SPI 26.83
3rd, 3DSSPI 21.05 | last week: SPI 19.51 
4th, PSVitaSPI 0.00 | last week: SPI 0.00 ⇒

 

Past-years released titles (9)

Nintendo Switch: 4 (4 2017)
Nintendo 3DS: 4 (2 2017, 1 2016, 1 2011)
PlayStation 4: 1 (1 2017)
PlayStation Vita: 0

1st, Switch — 4
1st, 3DS — 4
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: [(5 *1)]
Nintendo 3DS: [(2 *1) + (1 *2) + (1 *7)] = ES 11 | last week: [(3 *1) + (1 *2) + (1 *7)]
PlayStation 4: [(1 *1)] = ES 1 | last week: [(1 *1) + (1 *2)]
PlayStation Vita: [(0 *0)] = ES 0 | last week: [(0 *0)]

1st, 3DSES 11 | last week: ES 12
2nd, SwitchES 4 | last week: ES 5 
3rd, PS4ES 1 | last week: ES 3

4th, PSVitaES 0 | last week: ES 0

 

Momentum

Nintendo Switch: (highest) +2/ [NSW] Super Mario Party # > (lowest) -22/ [NSW] Nari Kids Park: HUGtto! PreCure
Nintendo 3DS: (highest) +2/ [3DS] Mario Party: The Top 100 > (lowest) -18/ [3DS] Neko Tomo
PlayStation 4: (highest) 0/ [PS4] Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 > (lowest) -16/ [PS4] Spider-Man #
PlayStation Vita: (highest) none = (lowest) none

Highest: +2/ [NSW] Super Mario Party #
Lowest: -22/ [NSW] Nari Kids Park: HUGtto! PreCure

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [(0 + +2 + +1 + +1 + +2 + 0 + +1 + -1 + -6 + -6 + -5 + -3 + -5 + -6 + -22 + -3 + -7 + -13) / 18] = MM -3.89
Nintendo 3DS: [(-4 + -4 + -6 + -18 + -1 + +2 + -7 + -5) / 8] = MM -5.38
PlayStation 4: [(-2 + 0 + -7 + -10 + -12 + -8 + -5 + -16 + -10 + -16 + -3 + -12) / 12] = MM -8.42
PlayStation Vita: N/A

1st, SwitchMM -3.89 | last week: MM -1.62 
2nd, 3DSMM -5.38 | last week: MM +1.14 
3rd, PS4MM -8.42 | last week: MM -7.80 
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: [(1 *0.25) + (3 *0.50) + (1 *0.75) + (2 *1.00)] = DS 4.50
Nintendo 3DS: [(1 *0.25)] = DS 0.25
PlayStation 4: [(1 *0.25) + (1 *0.50) + (2 *1.00)] = DS 2.75
PlayStation Vita: [(0 *0.00)] = DS 0.00

1st, SwitchDS 4.50 | last week: DS 2.50
2nd, PS4DS 2.75 | last week: DS 5.50
3rd, 3DSDS 0.25 | last week: DS 0.00
4th, PSVitaDS 0.00 | last week: DS 1.00

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [-3.89 – 4.50 + 0 + 12] = MI +3.61 | last week: [-1.62 – 2.50 + 1 + 9]
Nintendo 3DS: [-5.38 – 0.25 + 0 + 12] = MI +6.37 | last week: [+1.14 – 0.00 + 1 + 9]
PlayStation 4: [-8.42 – 2.75 + 0 + 12] = MI +0.83 | last week: [-7.80 – 5.50 + 1 + 9]
PlayStation Vita: N/A | last week: N/A

1st, 3DSMI +6.37 | last week: MI +11.14
2nd, SwitchMI +3.61 | last week: MI +5.88
3rd, PS4MI +0.83 | last week: MI -3.30
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 (November 26, 2018 – December 2, 2018).
Weekly Top 20 Media Create Charts (November 26, 2018 – December 2, 2018).
Observations on Media Create for the Week of November 19, 2018 – November 25, 2018.

 

 

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