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Observations on Media Create for the Week of December 3, 2018 – December 9, 2018

NintendObserverThe launch of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate more than doubled the number of Switches sold that week, and I could guarantee the announcement of Joker in Smash will help that number remain high throughout the end of the year.

 

☆ NintendObs Weekly – Monday, December 10, 2018 – Sunday, December 16, 2018.

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Software Sales

  1. NEW/ [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate # <FTG> (Nintendo) {2018.12.07} (¥7,776) – 1,220,535
  2. -1/ [NSW] Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! & Let’s Go, Eevee! # <RPG> (The Pokémon Company) {2018.11.16} (¥6,458) – 93,787
  3. 0/ [NSW] Super Mario Party # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2018.10.05} (¥6,458) – 69,861
  4. +2/ [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe <RCE> (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥6,458) – 20,995
  5. +2/ [NSW] Splatoon 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} (¥6,458) – 19,083
  6. +2/ [NSW] Minecraft # <ADV> (Microsoft) {2018.06.21} (¥3,888) – 16,948
  7. NEW/ [PS4] Just Cause 4 <ACT> (Square Enix) {2018.12.06} (¥8,618) – 16,100
  8. -4/ [PS4] Battlefield V <ACT> (Electronic Arts) {2018.11.20} (¥8,424) – 10,555
  9. +3/ [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} (¥6,458) – 9,592
  10. +1/ [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥7,538) – 9,531
  11. -9/ [3DS] Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth <RPG> (Atlus) {2018.11.29} (¥7,538) – 8,076
  12. +6/ [NSW] Kirby Star Allies <ACT> (Nintendo) {2018.03.16} (¥6,458) – 7,677
  13. NEW/ [PS4] Capcom Beat ‘Em Up Bundle # <ACT> (Capcom) {2018.12.06} (¥3,564) – 7,318
  14. -5/ [PS4] Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 <ACT> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2018.10.12} (¥8,532) – 6,515
  15. +1/ [3DS] Luigi’s Mansion <ACT> (Nintendo) {2018.11.08} (¥5,378) – 6,466
  16. NEW/ [NSW] Capcom Beat ‘Em Up Bundle # <ACT> (Capcom) {2018.12.06} (¥3,564) – 5,903
  17. +9/ [NSW] Taiko no Tatsujin: Nintendo Switch Version! <ACT> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.07.19} (¥6,588) – 5,113
  18. +2/ [3DS] Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon <RPG> (The Pokémon Company) {2017.11.17} (¥5,378) – 4,931
  19. +8/ [NSW] Mario Tennis Aces <SPT> (Nintendo) {2018.06.22} (¥6,458) – 3,601
  20. +11/ [NSW] Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 03: Vehicle Kit <EDU> (Nintendo) {2018.09.14} (¥7,538) – 3,597
  21. -16/ [NSW] Kamen Rider Climax Scramble Zi-O # <FTG> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.11.29} (¥7,344)
  22. +7/ [NSW] Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker <ADV> (Nintendo) {2018.07.13} (¥4,298)
  23. +5/ [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2016.11.23} (¥2,916)
  24. -11/ [PS4] Fallout 76 # <RPG> (Bethesda Softworks) {2018.11.15} (¥8,618)
  25. -11/ [PS4] Shenmue I & II # <ADV> (Sega Games) {2018.11.22} (¥4,309)
  26. +11/ [PS4] Pro Evolution Soccer 2019 <SPT> (Konami) {2018.08.30} (¥8,208)
  27. BACK/ [PS4] Playstation VR Worlds # <ETC> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2016.10.13} (¥5,292)
  28. -5/ [PS4] Red Dead Redemption 2 # <ACT> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2018.10.26} (¥9,504)
  29. -19/ [PS4] Dead by Daylight <ACT> (3goo) {2018.11.29} (¥6,048)
  30. -8/ [NSW] Chou Tousouchuu & Chou Sentouchuu Double Pack <ACT> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.11.29} (¥5,724)
  31. +10/ [3DS] Mario Party: The Top 100 <ETC> (Nintendo) {2017.12.28} (¥5,378)
  32. NEW/ [NSW] Sid Meier’s Civilization VI <SLG> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2018.12.06} (¥6,804)
  33. -3/ [PS4] Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5+2.5 Remix <RPG> (Square Enix) {2017.03.09} (¥7,344)
  34. +9/ [3DS] Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker <ADV> (Nintendo) {2018.07.13} (¥4,298)
  35. +9/ [NSW] Sumikko Gurashi: Atsumare! Sumikko Town <ETC> (Nippon Columbia) {2018.10.04} (¥6,264)
  36. +6/ [3DS] Mario Kart 7 # <RCE> (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} (¥4,937)
  37. -5/ [3DS] Neko Tomo <ETC> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.11.21} (¥5,724)
  38. -2/ [NSW] FIFA 19 # <SPT> (Electronic Arts) {2018.09.25} (¥6,264)
  39. -5/ [3DS] WarioWare Gold <ETC> (Nintendo) {2018.08.02} (¥5,378)
  40. -25/ [PS4] Zettai Zetsumei Toshi 4+: Summer Memories <ADV> (Granzella) {2018.11.22} (¥7,776)
  41. BACK/ [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS <FTG> (Nintendo) {2014.09.13} (¥5,616)
  42. -4/ [NSW] Dragon Ball FighterZ <FTG> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.09.27} (¥7,344)
  43. BACK/ [NSW] Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 01: Variety Kit <EDU> (Nintendo) {2018.04.20} (¥7,538)
  44. +2/ [NSW] Pro Yakyuu Famista Evolution <SPT> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.08.02} (¥6,588)
  45. -28/ [NSW] Billion Road <TBL> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.11.29} (¥6,156)
  46. BACK/ [PS4] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2018 <SPT> (Konami) {2018.04.26} (¥8,618)
  47. BACK/ [NSW] Arms <FTG> (Nintendo) {2017.06.16} (¥6,458)
  48. BACK/ [3DS] Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS <ACT> (Nintendo) {2016.12.01} (¥5,076)
  49. -2/ [NSW] Neko Tomo <ETC> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.11.01} (¥6,156)
  50. -5/ [PS4] FIFA 19 # <SPT> (Electronic Arts) {2018.09.25} (¥8,424)

 

Hardware Sales

  1. Nintendo Switch — 281,222 (120,546), +133% (+11%) / 6,112,100
  2. PlayStation 4 — 74,496 (20,410), +265% (-16%) / 7,361,037
  3. Nintendo 3DS — 14,272 (10,435), +37% (+6%) / 27,338,697
  4. PlayStation Vita — 2,484 (1,798), +38% (+7%) / 5,940,022

 

Grand totals

Total Nintendo titles: 36
Total Sony PlayStation titles: 14
Total home Nintendo titles: 25 / 36
Total portable Nintendo titles: 11 / 36
Total home Sony PlayStation titles: 14 / 14
Total portable Sony PlayStation titles: 0 / 14

1st, Switch — 25
2nd, PS4 — 14
3rd, 3DS — 11
4th, PSVita — 0

 

Brand-new titles (5)

NEW/ [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate #
NEW/ [PS4] Just Cause 4
NEW/ [PS4] Capcom Beat ‘Em Up Bundle #
NEW/ [NSW] Capcom Beat ‘Em Up Bundle #
NEW/ [NSW] Sid Meier’s Civilization VI

1st, Switch — 3
2nd, PS4 — 2

 

Re-charted titles (6)

BACK/ [3DS] Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS
BACK/ [NSW] Arms
BACK/ [PS4] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2018
BACK/ [NSW] Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 01: Variety Kit
BACK/ [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS
BACK/ [PS4] Playstation VR Worlds #

1st, Switch — 2
2nd, 3DS — 2

3rd, PS4 — 2

 

Out-charted titles (11)

NEW/ [NSW] Overcooked! 2
-12/ [PS4] Assassin’s Creed Odyssey #
NEW/ [PSV] Beniiro Tenjyo Ayakashi Kitan Futaai
-22/ [NSW] Nari Kids Park: HUGtto! PreCure
-16/ [PS4] Spider-Man #
-16/ [PS4] Hitman 2
NEW/ [NSW] Super Bomberman 2 (Smile Price!! Collection)
NEW/ [PS4] Million Arthur: Arcana Blood
NEW/ [PS4] Ketsui Deathtiny: Kizuna Jigoku Tachi
NEW/ [NSW] Lapis x Labyrinth
NEW/ [PS4] Lapis x Labyrinth

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

 

Previously released titles (45)

Nintendo Switch: 22 / 25
Nintendo 3DS: 11 / 11
PlayStation 4: 12 / 14
PlayStation Vita: 0 / 0

1st, Switch — 22
2nd, PS4 — 12
3rd, 3DS — 11
4th, PSVita — 0

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [22 / 45] * 100 = SPI 48.89 | last week: [18 / 38] * 100
Nintendo 3DS: [11 / 45] * 100 = SPI 24.44 | last week: [8 / 38] * 100
PlayStation 4: [12 / 45] * 100 = SPI 26.67 | last week: [12 / 38] * 100
PlayStation Vita: [0 / 45] * 100 = SPI 0.00 | last week: [0 / 38] * 100

1st, SwitchSPI 48.89 | last week: SPI 47.37 
2nd, PS4SPI 26.67 | last week: SPI 31.58
3rd, 3DSSPI 24.44 | last week: SPI 21.05 
4th, PSVitaSPI 0.00 | last week: SPI 0.00 ⇒

 

Past-years released titles (13)

Nintendo Switch: 5 (5 2017)
Nintendo 3DS: 6 (2 2017, 2 2016, 1 2014, 1 2011)
PlayStation 4: 2 (1 2017, 1 2016)
PlayStation Vita: 0

1st, 3DS — 6
2nd, Switch — 5
3rd, PS4 — 2
4th, PSVita — 0

 

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

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

1st, 3DSES 17 | last week: ES 11 
2nd, SwitchES 5 | last week: ES 4 
3rd, PS4ES 3 | last week: ES 1 

4th, PSVitaES 0 | last week: ES 0

 

Momentum

Nintendo Switch: (highest) +11/ [NSW] Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 03: Vehicle Kit > (lowest) -28/ [NSW] Billion Road
Nintendo 3DS: (highest) +10/ [3DS] Mario Party: The Top 100 > (lowest) -9/ [3DS] Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth
PlayStation 4: (highest) +11/ [PS4] Pro Evolution Soccer 2019 > (lowest) -25/ [PS4] Zettai Zetsumei Toshi 4+: Summer Memories
PlayStation Vita: (highest) none = (lowest) none

Highest: +11/ [NSW] Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 03: Vehicle Kit
Lowest: -25/ [PS4] Zettai Zetsumei Toshi 4+: Summer Memories

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [(-1 + 0 + +2 + +2 + +2 + +3 + +1 + +6 + +9 + +8 + +11 + -16 + +7 + -8 + +9 + -2 + -4 + +2 + -28 + -2) / 20] = MM +0.05
Nintendo 3DS: [(-9 + +1 + +2 + +5 + +10 + +9 + +6 + -5 + -5) / 9] = MM +1.56
PlayStation 4: [(-4 + -5 + -11 + -11 + +11 + -5 + -19 + -3 + -25 + -5) / 10] = MM -7.70
PlayStation Vita: N/A

1st, 3DSMM +1.56 | last week: MM -5.38 
2nd, SwitchMM +0.05 | last week: MM -3.89 
3rd, PS4MM -7.70 | last week: MM -8.42 
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) + (3 *1.00)] = DS 3.75
Nintendo 3DS: [(0 *0.00)] = DS 0.00
PlayStation 4: [(3 *0.50) + (3 *1.00)] = DS 4.50
PlayStation Vita: [(1 *1.00)] = DS 1.00

1st, PS4DS 4.50 | last week: DS 2.75
2nd, SwitchDS 3.75 | last week: DS 4.50
3rd, PSVitaDS 1.00 | last week: DS 0.00
4th, 3DSDS 0.00 | last week: DS 0.25

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [+0.05 – 3.75 + 2 + 5] = MI +3.30 | last week: [-3.89 – 4.50 + 0 + 12]
Nintendo 3DS: [+1.56 – 0.00 + 2 + 5] = MI +8.56 | last week: [-5.38 – 0.25 + 0 + 12]
PlayStation 4: [-7.70 – 4.50 + 2 + 5] = MI -5.20 | last week: [-8.42 – 2.75 + 0 + 12]
PlayStation Vita: N/A | last week: N/A

1st, 3DSMI +8.56 | last week: MI +6.37
2nd, SwitchMI +3.30 | last week: MI +3.61
3rd, PS4MI -5.20 | last week: MI +0.83
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 3, 2018 – December 9, 2018).
Weekly Top 20 Media Create Charts (December 3, 2018 – December 9, 2018).
Observations on Media Create for the Week of November 26, 2018 – December 2, 2018.

 

 

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