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Observations on Media Create for the Week of December 24, 2018 – December 30, 2018

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Software Sales

  1. 0/ [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate # <FTG> (Nintendo) {2018.12.07} (¥7,776) – 275,417 / 2,355,186
  2. 0/ [NSW] Super Mario Party # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2018.10.05} (¥6,458) – 98,682 / 841,037
  3. 0/ [NSW] Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! & Let’s Go, Eevee! # <RPG> (The Pokémon Company) {2018.11.16} (¥6,458) – 65,497 / 1,331,287
  4. +3/ [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe <RCE> (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥6,458) – 41,872 / 2,000,142
  5. 0/ [NSW] Dragon Quest Builders 2 <ADV> (Square Enix) {2018.12.20} (¥8,424) – 34,589 / 132,262
  6. +2/ [NSW] Splatoon 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} (¥6,458) – 30,669 / 2,839,787
  7. -3/ [PS4] Dragon Quest Builders 2 <ADV> (Square Enix) {2018.12.20} (¥8,424) – 29,877 / 140,161
  8. +1/ [PS4] Judgment <ADV> (Sega Games) {2018.12.13} (¥8,953) – 27,549 / 213,438
  9. -3/ [NSW] Minecraft # <ADV> (Microsoft) {2018.06.21} (¥3,888) – 27,140 / 506,909
  10. +4/ [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥7,538) – 15,250 / 1,227,293
  11. -1/ [PS4] God Eater 3 # <ACT> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.12.13} (¥8,856) – 14,338 / 189,900
  12. NEW/ [NSW] Go Vacation <ETC> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.12.27} (¥5,378) – 13,310 / NEW
  13. -1/ [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} (¥6,458) – 12,553 / 1,914,779
  14. -3/ [NSW] Kirby Star Allies <ACT> (Nintendo) {2018.03.16} (¥6,458) – 10,935 / 702,874
  15. NEW/ [NSW] Diablo III Eternal Collection <RPG> (Blizzard Entertainment) {2018.12.27} (¥7,538) – 10,143 / NEW
  16. -1/ [NSW] Taiko no Tatsujin: Nintendo Switch Version! <ACT> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.07.19} (¥6,588) – 9,814 / 269,677
  17. NEW/ [3DS] Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story + Bowser Jr.’s Journey <RPG> (Nintendo) {2018.12.27} (¥5,378) – 9,436 / NEW
  18. +1/ [NSW] Mario Tennis Aces <SPT> (Nintendo) {2018.06.22} (¥6,458) – 7,778 / 400,534
  19. +9/ [PS4] Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 <ACT> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2018.10.12} (¥8,532) – 6,692 / 505,455
  20. 0/ [3DS] Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon <RPG> (The Pokémon Company) {2017.11.17} (¥5,378) – 6,257 / 1,796,584
  21. -5/ [3DS] Luigi’s Mansion <ACT> (Nintendo) {2018.11.08} (¥5,378)
  22. +17/ [PS4] Battlefield V <ACT> (Electronic Arts) {2018.11.20} (¥8,424)
  23. -10/ [PS4] Onimusha: Warlords # <ACT> (Capcom) {2018.12.20} (¥3,769)
  24. -2/ [NSW] Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker <ADV> (Nintendo) {2018.07.13} 4,298)
  25. -8/ [NSW] Katamari Damacy Reroll <ACT> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.12.20} (¥3,456)
  26. -2/ [NSW] Dragon Ball FighterZ <FTG> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.09.27} (¥7,344)
  27. +4/ [NSW] FIFA 19 # <SPT> (Electronic Arts) {2018.09.25} (¥6,264)
  28. -3/ [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS <FTG> (Nintendo) {2014.09.13} (¥5,616)
  29. +17/ [PS4] Pro Evolution Soccer 2019 <SPT> (Konami) {2018.08.30} (¥8,208)
  30. -3/ [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2016.11.23} (¥2,916)
  31. +11/ [NSW] 1-2-Switch <ETC> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥5,378)
  32. -6/ [NSW] Chou Tousouchuu & Chou Sentouchuu Double Pack <ACT> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.11.29} (¥5,724)
  33. +5/ [NSW] Pro Yakyuu Famista Evolution <SPT> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.08.02} (¥6,588)
  34. -11/ [NSW] Onimusha: Warlords # <ACT> (Capcom) {2018.12.20} (¥3,769)
  35. BACK/ [NSW] Fitness Boxing <HOB> (Imagineer) {2018.12.20} (¥6,264)
  36. BACK/ [PS4] Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5+2.5 Remix <RPG> (Square Enix) {2017.03.09} (¥7,344)
  37. +6/ [NSW] Fortnite: Deep Freeze Bundle <ACT> (Warner Bros. Japan) {2018.12.13} (¥3,240)
  38. -17/ [NSW] Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 03: Vehicle Kit <EDU> (Nintendo) {2018.09.14} (¥7,538)
  39. -10/ [3DS] Mario Party: The Top 100 <ETC> (Nintendo) {2017.12.28} (¥5,378)
  40. BACK/ [NSW] Billion Road <TBL> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.11.29} (¥6,156)
  41. -5/ [NSW] Kamen Rider Climax Scramble Zi-O # <FTG> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.11.29} (¥7,344)
  42. -12/ [NSW] Sumikko Gurashi: Atsumare! Sumikko Town <ETC> (Nippon Columbia) {2018.10.04} (¥6,264)
  43. BACK/ [PS4] Red Dead Redemption 2 # <ACT> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2018.10.26} (¥9,504)
  44. -12/ [3DS] WarioWare Gold <ETC> (Nintendo) {2018.08.02} (¥5,378)
  45. BACK/ [PS4] Dead by Daylight <ACT> (3goo) {2018.11.29} (¥6,048)
  46. +3/ [PS4] Just Cause 4 <ACT> (Square Enix) {2018.12.06} (¥8,618)
  47. -13/ [3DS] Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker <ADV> (Nintendo) {2018.07.13} (¥4,298)
  48. -4/ [NSW] Arms <FTG> (Nintendo) {2017.06.16} (¥6,458)
  49. -14/ [3DS] Neko Tomo <ETC> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.11.21} (¥5,724)
  50. BACK/ [NSW] Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze <ACT> (Nintendo) {2018.05.03} (¥6,458)

 

Hardware Sales

  1. Nintendo Switch — 174,770 (278,701), -37% (-1%) / 6,846,784
  2. PlayStation 4 — 72,430 (75,793), -4% (-7%) / 7,590,854
  3. Nintendo 3DS — 13,599 (26,936), -50% (+34%) / 27,399,269
  4. PlayStation Vita — 3,566 (3,939), -9% (+49%) / 5,950,174

 

Grand totals

Total Nintendo titles: 39
Total Sony PlayStation titles: 11
Total home Nintendo titles: 30 / 39
Total portable Nintendo titles: 9 / 39
Total home Sony PlayStation titles: 11 / 11
Total portable Sony PlayStation titles: 0 / 11

1st, Switch — 30
2nd, PS4 — 11
3rd, 3DS — 9
4th, PSVita — 0

 

Brand-new titles (3)

NEW/ [NSW] Go Vacation
NEW/ [NSW] Diablo III Eternal Collection
NEW/ [3DS] Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story + Bowser Jr.’s Journey

1st, Switch — 2
2nd, 3DS — 1

 

Re-charted titles (6)

BACK/ [NSW] Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
BACK/ [PS4] Dead by Daylight
BACK/ [PS4] Red Dead Redemption 2 #
BACK/ [NSW] Billion Road
BACK/ [PS4] Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5+2.5 Remix
BACK/ [NSW] Fitness Boxing

1st, Switch — 3
1st, PS4 — 3

 

Out-charted titles (9)

0/ [NSW] Sumikko Gurashi: Sumikko Park e Youkoso
-7/ [3DS] Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS
+1/ [NSW] Beyblade Burst: Battle Zero
0/ [NSW] Neko Tomo
NEW/ [NSW] Kunio-kun: The World Classics Collection
NEW/ [PS4] Kunio-kun: The World Classics Collection
-8/ [NSW] Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 01: Variety Kit
-3/ [3DS] Mario Kart 7 #
NEW/ [PS4] Brave Neptunia: Sekai Yo Uchuu Yo Katsumoku Seyo!! Ultimate RPG Sengen!! #

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

 

Previously released titles (47)

Nintendo Switch: 28 / 30
Nintendo 3DS: 8 / 9
PlayStation 4: 11 / 11
PlayStation Vita: 0 / 0

1st, Switch — 28
2nd, PS4 — 11
3rd, 3DS — 8
4th, PSVita — 0

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [28 / 47] * 100 = SPI 59.57 | last week: [26 / 42] * 100
Nintendo 3DS: [8 / 47] * 100 = SPI 17.02 | last week: [10 / 42] * 100
PlayStation 4: [11 / 47] * 100 = SPI 23.40 | last week: [6 / 42] * 100
PlayStation Vita: [0 / 47] * 100 = SPI 0.00 | last week: [0 / 42] * 100

1st, SwitchSPI 59.57 | last week: SPI 61.90 
2nd, PS4SPI 23.40 | last week: SPI 14.29
3rd, 3DSSPI 17.02 | last week: SPI 23.81 
4th, PSVitaSPI 0.00 | last week: SPI 0.00 ⇒

 

Past-years released titles (11)

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

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

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [(6 *1)] = ES 6 | last week: [(7 *1)]
Nintendo 3DS: [(2 *1) + (1 *2) + (1 *4)] = ES 8 | last week: [(2 *1) + (2 *2) + (1 *4) + (1 *7)]
PlayStation 4: [(1 *1)] = ES 1 | last week: [(0 *0)]
PlayStation Vita: [(0 *0)] = ES 0 | last week: [(0 *0)]

1st, 3DSES 8 | last week: ES 17 
2nd, SwitchES 6 | last week: ES 7 
3rd, PS4ES 1 | last week: ES 0 

4th, PSVitaES 0 | last week: ES 0

 

Momentum

Nintendo Switch: (highest) +11/ [NSW] 1-2-Switch > (lowest) -17/ [NSW] Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 03: Vehicle Kit
Nintendo 3DS: (highest) 0/ [3DS] Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon > (lowest) -14/ [3DS] Neko Tomo
PlayStation 4: (highest) +17/ [PS4] Battlefield V > (lowest) -10/ [PS4] Onimusha: Warlords #
PlayStation Vita: (highest) none = (lowest) none

Highest: +17/ [PS4] Battlefield V
Lowest: -17/ [NSW] Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 03: Vehicle Kit

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [(0 + 0 + 0 + +3 + 0 + +2 + -3 + +4 + -1 + -3 + -1 + +1 + -2 + -8 + -2 + +4 + +11 + -6 + +5 + -11 + +6 + -17 + -5 + -12 + -4) / 25] = MM -1.56
Nintendo 3DS: [(0 + -5 + -3 + -3 + -10 + -12 + -13 + -14) / 8] = MM -7.50
PlayStation 4: [(-3 + +1 + -1 + +9 + +17 + -10 + +17 + +3) / 8] = MM +4.13
PlayStation Vita: N/A

1st, PS4MM +4.13 | last week: MM -14.17 
2nd, SwitchMM -1.56 | last week: MM -1.12 
3rd, 3DSMM -7.50 | last week: MM -2.30 
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 *1.00) + (4 *0.50)] = DS 3.00
Nintendo 3DS: [(2 *0.50)] = DS 1.00
PlayStation 4: [(2 *1.00)] = DS 2.00
PlayStation Vita: [(0 *0.00)] = DS 0.00

1st, SwitchDS 3.00 | last week: DS 2.00
2nd, PS4DS 2.00 | last week: DS 2.50
3rd, 3DSDS 1.00 | last week: DS 0.50
4th, PSVitaDS 0.00 | last week: DS 0.00

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [-1.56 – 3.00 + 3 + 3] = MI +1.44 | last week: [-1.12 – 2.00 + 0 + 8]
Nintendo 3DS: [-7.50 – 1.00 + 0 + 3] = MI -5.50 | last week: [-2.30 – 0.50 + 0 + 8]
PlayStation 4: [+4.13 – 2.00 + 3 + 3] = MI +8.13 | last week: [-14.17 – 2.50 + 0 + 8]
PlayStation Vita: N/A | last week: N/A

1st, PS4MI +8.13 | last week: MI -8.67
2nd, SwitchMI +1.44 | last week: MI +4.88
3rd, 3DSMI -5.50 | 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 24, 2018 – December 30, 2018).
Weekly Top 20 Media Create Charts (December 24, 2018 – December 30, 2018).
Observations on Media Create for the Week of December 17, 2018 – December 23, 2018.

 

 

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