Observations on Media Create for the Week of December 31, 2018 – January 6, 2019

NintendObserverIt’s gonna be two years now and to my knowledge, Breath of the Wild never left the Japanese Top 20 since its launch.

 

☆ NintendObs Weekly – Monday, January 7, 2019 – Sunday, January 13, 2019.

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Software Sales

  1. 0/ [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate # <FTG> (Nintendo) {2018.12.07} (¥7,776) – 258,974 / 2,614,160
  2. 0/ [NSW] Super Mario Party # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2018.10.05} (¥6,458) – 95,102 / 936,140
  3. 0/ [NSW] Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! & Let’s Go, Eevee! # <RPG> (The Pokémon Company) {2018.11.16} (¥6,458) – 68,308 / 1,399,595
  4. 0/ [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe <RCE> (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥6,458) – 55,758 / 2,055,899
  5. 0/ [NSW] Dragon Quest Builders 2 <ADV> (Square Enix) {2018.12.20} (¥8,424) – 47,176 / 179,438
  6. 0/ [NSW] Splatoon 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} (¥6,458) – 43,033 / 2,882,819
  7. +2/ [NSW] Minecraft # <ADV> (Microsoft) {2018.06.21} (¥3,888) – 42,845 / 549,754
  8. -1/ [PS4] Dragon Quest Builders 2 <ADV> (Square Enix) {2018.12.20} (¥8,424) – 38,969 / 179,130
  9. +3/ [NSW] Go Vacation <ETC> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.12.27} (¥5,378) – 21,826 / 35,136
  10. -2/ [PS4] Judgment <ADV> (Sega Games) {2018.12.13} (¥8,953) – 20,018 / 233,456
  11. -1/ [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥7,538) – 19,363 / 1,246,656
  12. +1/ [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} (¥6,458) – 16,896 / 1,931,675
  13. +3/ [NSW] Taiko no Tatsujin: Nintendo Switch Version! <ACT> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.07.19} (¥6,588) – 16,600 / 286,278
  14. 0/ [NSW] Kirby Star Allies <ACT> (Nintendo) {2018.03.16} (¥6,458) – 14,769 / 717,643
  15. -4/ [PS4] God Eater 3 # <ACT> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.12.13} (¥8,856) – 10,610 / 200,510
  16. +2/ [NSW] Mario Tennis Aces <SPT> (Nintendo) {2018.06.22} (¥6,458) – 10,468 / 411,002
  17. +2/ [PS4] Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 <ACT> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2018.10.12} (¥8,532) – 8,726 / 514,181
  18. +4/ [PS4] Battlefield V <ACT> (Electronic Arts) {2018.11.20} (¥8,424) – 8,155 / 167,514
  19. +5/ [NSW] Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker <ADV> (Nintendo) {2018.07.13} (¥4,298) – 7,718 / 177,872
  20. +6/ [NSW] Dragon Ball FighterZ <FTG> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.09.27} (¥7,344) – 7,554 / 73,861
  21. -1/ [3DS] Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon <RPG> (The Pokémon Company) {2017.11.17} (¥5,378)
  22. -5/ [3DS] Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story + Bowser Jr.’s Journey <RPG> (Nintendo) {2018.12.27} (¥5,378)
  23. +4/ [NSW] FIFA 19 # <SPT> (Electronic Arts) {2018.09.25} (¥6,264)
  24. -3/ [3DS] Luigi’s Mansion <ACT> (Nintendo) {2018.11.08} (¥5,378)
  25. +10/ [NSW] Fitness Boxing <HOB> (Imagineer) {2018.12.20} (¥6,264)
  26. -1/ [NSW] Katamari Damacy Reroll <ACT> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.12.20} (¥3,456)
  27. BACK/ [NSW] Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 01: Variety Kit <EDU> (Nintendo) {2018.04.20} (¥7,538)
  28. +12/ [NSW] Billion Road <TBL> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.11.29} (¥6,156)
  29. BACK/ [PS4] PlayStation VR Worlds # <ETC> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2016.10.13} (¥5,292)
  30. 0/ [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2016.11.23} (¥2,916)
  31. 0/ [NSW] 1-2-Switch <ETC> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥5,378)
  32. +5/ [NSW] Fortnite: Deep Freeze Bundle <ACT> (Warner Bros. Japan) {2018.12.13} (¥3,240)
  33. 0/ [NSW] Pro Yakyuu Famista Evolution <SPT> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.08.02} (¥6,588)
  34. -2/ [NSW] Chou Tousouchuu & Chou Sentouchuu Double Pack <ACT> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.11.29} (¥5,724)
  35. -6/ [PS4] Pro Evolution Soccer 2019 <SPT> (Konami) {2018.08.30} (¥8,208)
  36. -8/ [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS <FTG> (Nintendo) {2014.09.13} (¥5,616)
  37. +11/ [NSW] Arms <FTG> (Nintendo) {2017.06.16} (¥6,458)
  38. +4/ [NSW] Sumikko Gurashi: Atsumare! Sumikko Town <ETC> (Nippon Columbia) {2018.10.04} (¥6,264)
  39. -1/ [NSW] Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 03: Vehicle Kit <EDU> (Nintendo) {2018.09.14} (¥7,538)
  40. +7/ [3DS] Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker <ADV> (Nintendo) {2018.07.13} (¥4,298)
  41. 0/ [NSW] Kamen Rider Climax Scramble Zi-O # <FTG> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.11.29} (¥7,344)
  42. -3/ [3DS] Mario Party: The Top 100 <ETC> (Nintendo) {2017.12.28} (¥5,378)
  43. +6/ [3DS] Neko Tomo <ETC> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.11.21} (¥5,724)
  44. -8/ [PS4] Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5+2.5 Remix <RPG> (Square Enix) {2017.03.09} (¥7,344)
  45. -22/ [PS4] Onimusha: Warlords # <ACT> (Capcom) {2018.12.20} (¥3,769)
  46. -31/ [NSW] Diablo III Eternal Collection <RPG> (Blizzard Entertainment) {2018.12.27} (¥7,538)
  47. +3/ [NSW] Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze <ACT> (Nintendo) {2018.05.03} (¥6,458)
  48. -4/ [3DS] WarioWare Gold <ETC> (Nintendo) {2018.08.02} (¥5,378)
  49. -4/ [PS4] Dead by Daylight <ACT> (3goo) {2018.11.29} (¥6,048)
  50. BACK/ [NSW] Pokkén Tournament DX <FTG> (The Pokémon Company) {2017.09.22} (¥6,458)

 

Hardware Sales

  1. Nintendo Switch — 199,982 (174,770), +14% (-37%) / 7,046,766
  2. PlayStation 4 — 117,182 (72,430), +62% (-4%) / 7,708,036
  3. Nintendo 3DS — 26,483 (13,599), +95% (-50%) / 27,425,752
  4. PlayStation Vita — 4,138 (3,566), +16% (-9%) / 5,954,312

 

Grand totals

Total Nintendo titles: 40
Total Sony PlayStation titles: 10
Total home Nintendo titles: 31 / 40
Total portable Nintendo titles: 9 / 40
Total home Sony PlayStation titles: 10 / 10
Total portable Sony PlayStation titles: 0 / 10

1st, Switch — 31
2nd, PS4 — 10
3rd, 3DS — 9
4th, PSVita — 0

 

Brand-new titles (0)

None.

 

Re-charted titles (3)

BACK/ [NSW] Pokkén Tournament DX
BACK/ [PS4] PlayStation VR Worlds #
BACK/ [NSW] Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 01: Variety Kit

1st, Switch — 2
2nd, PS4 — 1

 

Out-charted titles (3)

+3/ [PS4] Just Cause 4
BACK/ [PS4] Red Dead Redemption 2 #
-11/ [NSW] Onimusha: Warlords #

1st, PS4 — 2
2nd, Switch — 1

 

Previously released titles (50)

Nintendo Switch: 31 / 31
Nintendo 3DS: 9 / 9
PlayStation 4: 10 / 10
PlayStation Vita: 0 / 0

1st, Switch — 31
2nd, PS4 — 10
3rd, 3DS — 9
4th, PSVita — 0

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [31 / 50] * 100 = SPI 62.00 | last week: [28 / 47] * 100
Nintendo 3DS: [9 / 50] * 100 = SPI 18.00 | last week: [8 / 47] * 100
PlayStation 4: [10 / 50] * 100 = SPI 20.00 | last week: [11 / 47] * 100
PlayStation Vita: [0 / 50] * 100 = SPI 0.00 | last week: [0 / 47] * 100

1st, SwitchSPI 62.00 | last week: SPI 59.57 
2nd, PS4SPI 20.00 | last week: SPI 23.40
3rd, 3DSSPI 18.00 | last week: SPI 17.02 
4th, PSVitaSPI 0.00 | last week: SPI 0.00 ⇒

 

Past-years released titles (13)

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

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

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

4th, PSVitaES 0 | last week: ES 0

 

Momentum

Nintendo Switch: (highest) +11/ [NSW] Arms > (lowest) -31/ [NSW] Diablo III Eternal Collection
Nintendo 3DS: (highest) +7/ [3DS] Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker > (lowest) -8/ [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS
PlayStation 4: (highest) +4/ [PS4] Battlefield V > (lowest) -22/ [PS4] Onimusha: Warlords #
PlayStation Vita: (highest) none = (lowest) none

Highest: +11/ [NSW] Arms
Lowest: -31/ [NSW] Diablo III Eternal Collection

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [(0 + 0 + 0 + 0 + 0 + 0 + +2 + +3 + -1 + +1 + +3 + 0 + +2 + +5 + +6 + +4 + +10 + -1 + +12 + 0 + +5 + 0 + -2 + +11 + +4 + -1 + 0 + -31 + +3) / 29] = MM +1.21
Nintendo 3DS: [(-1 + -5 + -3 + 0 + -8 + +7 + -3 + +6 + -4) / 9] = MM -1.22
PlayStation 4: [(-1 + -2 + -4 + +2 + +4 + -6 + -8 + -22 + -4) / 9] = MM -4.56
PlayStation Vita: N/A

1st, SwitchMM +1.21 | last week: MM -1.56 
2nd, 3DSMM -1.22 | last week: MM -7.50 
3rd, PS4MM -4.56 | last week: MM +4.13 
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)] = DS 0.75
Nintendo 3DS: [(0 *0.00)] = DS 0.00
PlayStation 4: [(1 *0.25) + (1 *0.50)] = DS 0.75
PlayStation Vita: [(0 *0.00)] = DS 0.00

1st, SwitchDS 0.75 | last week: DS 3.00
1st, PS4DS 0.75 | last week: DS 2.00
3rd, 3DSDS 0.00 | last week: DS 1.00
3rd, PSVitaDS 0.00 | last week: DS 0.00

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [+1.21 – 0.75 + 2 + 0] = MI +2.46 | last week: [-1.56 – 3.00 + 3 + 3]
Nintendo 3DS: [-1.22 – 0.00 + 0 + 0] = MI -1.22 | last week: [-7.50 – 1.00 + 0 + 3]
PlayStation 4: [-4.56 – 0.75 + 1 + 0] = MI -4.31 | last week: [+4.13 – 2.00 + 3 + 3]
PlayStation Vita: N/A | last week: N/A

1st, SwitchMI +2.46 | last week: MI +1.44
2nd, 3DSMI -1.22 | last week: MI -5.50
3rd, PS4MI -4.31 | last week: MI +8.13
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 31, 2018 – January 6, 2019).
Weekly Top 20 Media Create Charts (December 31, 2018 – January 6, 2019).
Observations on Media Create for the Week of December 24, 2018 – December 30, 2018.

 

 

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