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Observations on Media Create for the Week of December 10, 2018 – December 16, 2018

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Software Sales

  1. 0/ [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate # <FTG> (Nintendo) {2018.12.07} (¥7,776) – 406,617 / 1,627,152
  2. NEW/ [PS4] God Eater 3 # <ACT> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.12.13} (¥8,856) – 150,523 / NEW
  3. NEW/ [PS4] Judgment <ADV> (Sega Games) {2018.12.13} (¥8,953) – 148,246 / NEW
  4. -2/ [NSW] Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! & Let’s Go, Eevee! # <RPG> (The Pokémon Company) {2018.11.16} (¥6,458) – 108,773 / 1,121,020
  5. -2/ [NSW] Super Mario Party # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2018.10.05} (¥6,458) – 97,529 / 587,295
  6. -2/ [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe <RCE> (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥6,458) – 29,422 / 1,911,174
  7. -1/ [NSW] Minecraft # <ADV> (Microsoft) {2018.06.21} (¥3,888) – 27,625 / 431,410
  8. -3/ [NSW] Splatoon 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} (¥6,458) – 27,035 / 2,767,712
  9. 0/ [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} (¥6,458) – 14,417 / 1,880,842
  10. 0/ [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥7,538) – 13,670 / 1,195,951
  11. +1/ [NSW] Kirby Star Allies <ACT> (Nintendo) {2018.03.16} (¥6,458) – 12,027 / 670,296
  12. NEW/ [NSW] Senran Kagura: Peach and Reflexions Limited Double Pack <TBL> (Marvelous) {2018.12.13} (¥10,757) – 10,321 / NEW
  13. +2/ [3DS] Luigi’s Mansion <ACT> (Nintendo) {2018.11.08} (¥5,378) – 9,575 / 64,375
  14. +3/ [NSW] Taiko no Tatsujin: Nintendo Switch Version! <ACT> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.07.19} (¥6,588) – 8,063 / 244,283
  15. -7/ [PS4] Battlefield V <ACT> (Electronic Arts) {2018.11.20} (¥8,424) – 6,846 / 148,170
  16. +2/ [3DS] Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon <RPG> (The Pokémon Company) {2017.11.17} (¥5,378) – 6,665 / 1,780,187
  17. -3/ [PS4] Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 <ACT> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2018.10.12} (¥8,532) – 6,536 / 492,033
  18. +2/ [NSW] Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 03: Vehicle Kit <EDU> (Nintendo) {2018.09.14} (¥7,538) – 5,938 / 49,389
  19. +3/ [NSW] Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker <ADV> (Nintendo) {2018.07.13} (¥4,298) – 5,640 / 154,936
  20. -1/ [NSW] Mario Tennis Aces <SPT> (Nintendo) {2018.06.22} (¥6,458) – 5,318 / 381,800
  21. -14/ [PS4] Just Cause 4 <ACT> (Square Enix) {2018.12.06} (¥8,618)
  22. +1/ [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2016.11.23} (¥2,916)
  23. NEW/ [NSW] Peach Ball: Senran Kagura <TBL> (Marvelous) {2018.12.13} (¥5,378)
  24. +6/ [NSW] Chou Tousouchuu & Chou Sentouchuu Double Pack <ACT> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.11.29} (¥5,724)
  25. -4/ [NSW] Kamen Rider Climax Scramble Zi-O # <FTG> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.11.29} (¥7,344)
  26. +5/ [3DS] Mario Party: The Top 100 <ETC> (Nintendo) {2017.12.28} (¥5,378)
  27. +7/ [3DS] Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker <ADV> (Nintendo) {2018.07.13} (¥4,298)
  28. NEW/ [NSW] Fortnite: Deep Freeze Bundle <ACT> (Warner Bros. Japan) {2018.12.13} (¥3,240)
  29. -9/ [NSW] Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 01: Variety Kit <EDU> (Nintendo) {2018.04.20} (¥7,538)
  30. +6/ [3DS] Mario Kart 7 # <RCE> (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} (¥4,937)
  31. +4/ [NSW] Sumikko Gurashi: Atsumare! Sumikko Town <ETC> (Nippon Columbia) {2018.10.04} (¥6,264)
  32. +9/ [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS <FTG> (Nintendo) {2014.09.13} (¥5,616)
  33. +6/ [3DS] WarioWare Gold <ETC> (Nintendo) {2018.08.02} (¥5,378)
  34. +4/ [NSW] FIFA 19 # <SPT> (Electronic Arts) {2018.09.25} (¥6,264)
  35. -24/ [3DS] Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth <RPG> (Atlus) {2018.11.29} (¥7,538)
  36. +1/ [3DS] Neko Tomo <ETC> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.11.21} (¥5,724)
  37. +5/ [NSW] Dragon Ball FighterZ <FTG> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.09.27} (¥7,344)
  38. -12/ [PS4] Pro Evolution Soccer 2019 <SPT> (Konami) {2018.08.30} (¥8,208)
  39. +5/ [NSW] Pro Yakyuu Famista Evolution <SPT> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.08.02} (¥6,588)
  40. +7/ [NSW] Arms <FTG> (Nintendo) {2017.06.16} (¥6,458)
  41. +7/ [3DS] Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS <ACT> (Nintendo) {2016.12.01} (¥5,076)
  42. +8/ [PS4] FIFA 19 # <SPT> (Electronic Arts) {2018.09.25} (¥8,424)
  43. BACK/ [NSW] 1-2-Switch <ETC> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥5,378)
  44. -11/ [PS4] Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5+2.5 Remix <RPG> (Square Enix) {2017.03.09} (¥7,344)
  45. +4/ [NSW] Neko Tomo <ETC> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.11.01} (¥6,156)
  46. -18/ [PS4] Red Dead Redemption 2 # <ACT> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2018.10.26} (¥9,504)
  47. -16/ [PS4] Dead by Daylight <ACT> (3goo) {2018.11.29} (¥6,048)
  48. BACK/ [NSW] Beyblade Burst: Battle Zero <RPG> (FuRyu) {2018.10.25} (¥7,538)
  49. -22/ [PS4] Playstation VR Worlds # <ETC> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2016.10.13} (¥5,292)
  50. BACK/ [NSW] Sumikko Gurashi: Sumikko Park e Youkoso <ETC> (Nippon Columbia) {2017.12.07} (¥6,264)

 

Hardware Sales

  1. Nintendo Switch — 281,213 (281,222), -0% (+133%) / 6,393,313
  2. PlayStation 4 — 81,594 (74,496), +10% (+265%) / 7,442,631
  3. Nintendo 3DS — 20,037 (14,272), +40% (+37%) / 27,358,734
  4. PlayStation Vita — 2,647 (2,484), +7% (+38) / 5,942,669

 

Grand totals

Total Nintendo titles: 39
Total Sony PlayStation titles: 11
Total home Nintendo titles: 28 / 39
Total portable Nintendo titles: 11 / 39
Total home Sony PlayStation titles: 11 / 11
Total portable Sony PlayStation titles: 0 / 11

1st, Switch — 28
2nd, 3DS — 11
2nd, PS4 — 11
4th, PSVita — 0

 

Brand-new titles (5)

NEW/ [PS4] God Eater 3 #
NEW/ [PS4] Judgment
NEW/ [NSW] Senran Kagura: Peach and Reflexions Limited Double Pack
NEW/ [NSW] Peach Ball: Senran Kagura
NEW/ [NSW] Fortnite: Deep Freeze Bundle

1st, Switch — 3
2nd, PS4 — 2

 

Re-charted titles (3)

BACK/ [NSW] Sumikko Gurashi: Sumikko Park e Youkoso
BACK/ [NSW] Beyblade Burst: Battle Zero
BACK/ [NSW] 1-2-Switch

1st, Switch — 3

 

Out-charted titles (8)

BACK/ [PS4] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2018
-28/ [NSW] Billion Road
-25/ [PS4] Zettai Zetsumei Toshi 4+: Summer Memories
NEW/ [NSW] Sid Meier’s Civilization VI
-11/ [PS4] Shenmue I & II #
-11/ [PS4] Fallout 76 #
NEW/ [NSW] Capcom Beat ‘Em Up Bundle #
NEW/ [PS4] Capcom Beat ‘Em Up Bundle #

1st, PS4 — 5
2nd, Switch — 3

 

Previously released titles (45)

Nintendo Switch: 25 / 28
Nintendo 3DS: 11 / 11
PlayStation 4: 9 / 11
PlayStation Vita: 0 / 0

1st, Switch — 25
2nd, 3DS — 11
3rd, PS4 — 9
4th, PSVita — 0

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [25 / 45] * 100 = SPI 55.56 | last week: [22 / 45] * 100
Nintendo 3DS: [11 / 45] * 100 = SPI 24.44 | last week: [11 / 45] * 100
PlayStation 4: [9 / 45] * 100 = SPI 20.00 | last week: [12 / 45] * 100
PlayStation Vita: [0 / 45] * 100 = SPI 0.00 | last week: [0 / 45] * 100

1st, SwitchSPI 55.56 | last week: SPI 48.89 
2nd, 3DSSPI 24.44 | last week: SPI 24.44 
3rd, PS4SPI 20.00 | last week: SPI 26.67
4th, PSVitaSPI 0.00 | last week: SPI 0.00 ⇒

 

Past-years released titles (15)

Nintendo Switch: 7 (7 2017)
Nintendo 3DS: 6 (2 2017, 2 2016, 1 2014, 1 2011)
PlayStation 4: 2 (1 2017, 1 2016)
PlayStation Vita: 0

1st, Switch — 7
2nd, 3DS — 6
3rd, PS4 — 2
4th, PSVita — 0

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [(7 *1)] = ES 7 | last week: [(5 *1)]
Nintendo 3DS: [(2 *1) + (2 *2) + (1 *4) + (1 *7)] = ES 17 | last week: [(2 *1) + (2 *2) + (1 *4) + (1 *7)]
PlayStation 4: [(1 *1) + (1 *2)] = ES 3 | last week: [(1 *1) + (1 *2)]
PlayStation Vita: [(0 *0)] = ES 0 | last week: [(0 *0)]

1st, 3DSES 17 | last week: ES 17 
2nd, SwitchES 7 | last week: ES 5 
3rd, PS4ES 3 | last week: ES 3 

4th, PSVitaES 0 | last week: ES 0

 

Momentum

Nintendo Switch: (highest) +7/ [NSW] Arms > (lowest) -9/ [NSW] Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 01: Variety Kit
Nintendo 3DS: (highest) +9/ [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS > (lowest) -24/ [3DS] Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth
PlayStation 4: (highest) +8/ [PS4] FIFA 19 # > (lowest) -22/ [PS4] Playstation VR Worlds #
PlayStation Vita: (highest) none = (lowest) none

Highest: +9/ [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS
Lowest: -24/ [3DS] Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [(0 + -2 + -2 + -2 + -1 + -3 + 0 + 0 + +1 + +3 + +2 + +3 + -1 + +6 + -4 + -9 + +4 + +4 + +5 + +5 + +7 + +4) / 22] = MM +0.91
Nintendo 3DS: [(+2 + +2 + +1 + +5 + +7 + +6 + +9 + +6 + -24 + +1 + +7) / 11] = MM +2.00
PlayStation 4: [(-7 + -3 + -14 + -12 + +8 + -11 + -18 + -16 + -22) / 9] = MM -10.56
PlayStation Vita: N/A

1st, 3DSMM +2.00 | last week: MM +1.56 
2nd, SwitchMM +0.91 | last week: MM +0.05 
3rd, PS4MM -10.56 | last week: MM -7.70 
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 *0.75) + (2 *1.00)] = DS 2.75
Nintendo 3DS: [(0 *0.00)] = DS 0.00
PlayStation 4: [(1 *0.25) + (3 *0.50) + (1 *1.00)] = DS 2.75
PlayStation Vita: [(0 *0.00)] = DS 0.00

1st, SwitchDS 2.75 | last week: DS 3.75
1st, PS4DS 2.75 | last week: DS 4.50
3rd, 3DSDS 0.00 | last week: DS 0.00
3rd, PSVitaDS 0.00 | last week: DS 1.00

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [+0.91 – 2.75 + 3 + 5] = MI +6.16 | last week: [+0.05 – 3.75 + 2 + 5]
Nintendo 3DS: [+2.00 – 0.00 + 0 + 5] = MI +7.00 | last week: [+1.56 – 0.00 + 2 + 5]
PlayStation 4: [-10.56 – 2.75 + 0 + 5] = MI -8.31 | last week: [-7.70 – 4.50 + 2 + 5]
PlayStation Vita: N/A | last week: N/A

1st, 3DSMI +7.00 | last week: MI +8.56
2nd, SwitchMI +6.16 | last week: MI +3.30
3rd, PS4MI -8.31 | last week: MI -5.20
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 (December 10, 2018 – December 16, 2018).
Weekly Top 20 Media Create Charts (December 10, 2018 – December 16, 2018).
Observations on Media Create for the Week of December 3, 2018 – December 9, 2018.

 

 

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