Observations on Media Create for the Week of February 11, 2019 – February 17, 2019

NintendObserverNot too long ago it would tend to be boring to cover Japanese sales because of the PS4’s dominance. Now the boredom comes from the Switch’s undeniable domination.

 

☆ NintendObs Weekly – Monday, February 18, 2019 – Sunday, February 24, 2019.

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Software Sales

  1. NEW/ [PS4] Jump Force <FTG> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2019.02.14} (¥8,856) – 76,894 / NEW
  2. NEW/ [PS4] Catherine: Full Body # <ADV> (Atlus) {2019.02.14} (¥8,618) – 51,824 / NEW
  3. -2/ [NSW] New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe <ACT> (Nintendo) {2019.01.11} (¥6,458) – 34,541 / 431,771
  4. -1/ [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate # <FTG> (Nintendo) {2018.12.07} (¥7,776) – 29,843 / 2,860,986
  5. NEW/ [PS4] Far Cry New Dawn <ACT> (Ubisoft) {2019.02.15} (¥5,832) – 26,285 / NEW
  6. -4/ [PS4] Kingdom Hearts III # <RPG> (Square Enix) {2019.01.25} (¥9,504) – 19,265 / 755,810
  7. NEW/ [PS4] Metro Exodus <ACT> (Spike Chunsoft) {2019.02.15} (¥8,424) – 17,513 / NEW
  8. -3/ [NSW] Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! & Let’s Go, Eevee! # <RPG> (The Pokémon Company) {2018.11.16} (¥6,458) – 15,287 / 1,490,789
  9. -3/ [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe <RCE> (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥6,458) – 12,249 / 2,133,021
  10. -6/ [PS4] Resident Evil 2 # <ADV> (Capcom) {2019.01.25} (¥8,424) – 11,636 / 338,492
  11. -4/ [NSW] Super Mario Party # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2018.10.05} (¥6,458) – 10,942 / 1,018,889
  12. NEW/ [PS4] Nobunaga’s Ambition: Taishi with Power-Up Kit # <SLG> (Koei Tecmo Games) {2019.02.14} (¥10,584) – 10,326 / NEW
  13. NEW/ [PSV] Catherine: Full Body # <ADV> (Atlus) {2019.02.14} (¥8,618) – 9,241 / NEW
  14. -6/ [NSW] Minecraft # <ADV> (Microsoft) {2018.06.21} (¥3,888) – 8,905 / 607,502
  15. -6/ [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥7,538) – 8,235 / 1,292,065
  16. -6/ [NSW] Splatoon 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} (¥6,458) – 7,193 / 2,932,629
  17. NEW/ [PSV] Kiniro no Corda: Octave # <ADV> (Koei Tecmo Games) {2019.02.14} (¥8,424) – 4,585 / NEW
  18. -7/ [PS4] Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown # <STG> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2019.01.17} (¥8,208) – 4,250 / 249,839
  19. -7/ [NSW] Dragon Quest Builders 2 <ADV> (Square Enix) {2018.12.20} (¥8,424) – 3,758 / 231,659
  20. NEW/ [NSW] Nobunaga’s Ambition: Taishi with Power-Up Kit # <SLG> (Koei Tecmo Games) {2019.02.14} (¥10,584) – 3,705 / NEW
  21. -6/ [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} (¥6,458)
  22. -6/ [NSW] Fitness Boxing <HOB> (Imagineer) {2018.12.20} (¥6,264)
  23. -4/ [NSW] Kirby Star Allies <ACT> (Nintendo) {2018.03.16} (¥6,458)
  24. -6/ [PS4] Dragon Quest Builders 2 <ADV> (Square Enix) {2018.12.20} (¥8,424)
  25. +9/ [NSW] Tales of Vesperia Definitive Edition # <RPG> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2019.01.11} (¥6,156)
  26. -13/ [PS4] Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5+2.5 Remix <RPG> (Square Enix) {2017.03.09} (¥7,344)
  27. -6/ [NSW] Taiko no Tatsujin: Nintendo Switch Version! <ACT> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.07.19} (¥6,588)
  28. -4/ [3DS] Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon <RPG> (The Pokémon Company) {2017.11.17} (¥5,378)
  29. -3/ [NSW] Mario Tennis Aces <SPT> (Nintendo) {2018.06.22} (¥6,458)
  30. NEW/ [NSW] Kiniro no Corda: Octave # <ADV> (Koei Tecmo Games) {2019.02.14} (¥8,424)
  31. -3/ [NSW] Go Vacation <ETC> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.12.27} (¥5,378)
  32. -9/ [PS4] Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 <ACT> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2018.10.12} (¥8,532)
  33. -13/ [PS4] PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds <ACT> (PUBG Corporation) {2019.01.17} (¥3,300)
  34. -7/ [NSW] Chou Tousouchuu & Chou Sentouchuu Double Pack <ACT> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.11.29} (¥5,724)
  35. -3/ [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V (¥3,500 Edition) <ACT> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2018.12.06} (¥3,780)
  36. -14/ [PS4] Tales of Vesperia Definitive Edition # <RPG> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2019.01.11} (¥6,156)
  37. +1/ [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2016.11.23} (¥2,916)
  38. -8/ [PS4] Ryu ga Gotoku 4 Densetsu wo Tsugumono Remaster <ADV> (Sega Games) {2019.01.17} (¥4,309)
  39. +8/ [NSW] Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker <ADV> (Nintendo) {2018.07.13} (¥4,298)
  40. -5/ [NSW] Dragon Ball FighterZ <FTG> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.09.27} (¥7,344)
  41. -2/ [NSW] Katamari Damacy Reroll <ACT> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.12.20} (¥3,456)
  42. +1/ [NSW] Super Bomberman R (Smile Price!! Collection) <ACT> (Konami) {2018.11.29} (¥2,981)
  43. -26/ [PS4] Nelke & the Legendary Alchemists: Ateliers of the New World # <RPG> (Koei Tecmo Games) {2019.01.31} (¥8,424)
  44. -4/ [NSW] Fortnite: Deep Freeze Bundle <ACT> (Warner Bros. Japan) {2018.12.13} (¥3,240)
  45. -12/ [PS4] Judgment <ADV> (Sega Games) {2018.12.13} (¥8,953)
  46. -9/ [PS4] Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue <RPG> (Square Enix) {2017.01.12} (¥7,344)
  47. -11/ [NSW] Diablo III Eternal Collection <RPG> (Blizzard Entertainment) {2018.12.27} (¥7,538)
  48. -2/ [NSW] FIFA 19 # <SPT> (Electronic Arts) {2018.09.25} (¥6,264)
  49. BACK/ [PS4] Monster Hunter: World (Best Price!) # <ACT> (Capcom) {2018.08.02} (¥5,389)
  50. BACK/ [NSW] Beyblade Burst: Battle Zero <RPG> (FuRyu) {2018.10.25} (¥7,538)

 

Hardware Sales

  1. Nintendo Switch — 65,958 (61,280), +8% (-12%) / 7,445,100
  2. PlayStation 4 — 19,684 (19,694), -1% (-23%) / 7,860,436
  3. Nintendo 3DS — 4,754 (4,424), +7% (-10%) / 27,455,920
  4. PlayStation Vita — 1,767 (1,475), +20% (-3%) / 5,964,242

 

Grand totals

Total Nintendo titles: 29
Total Sony PlayStation titles: 21
Total home Nintendo titles: 27 / 29
Total portable Nintendo titles: 2 / 29
Total home Sony PlayStation titles: 19 / 21
Total portable Sony PlayStation titles: 2 / 21

1st, Switch — 27
2nd, PS4 — 19
3rd, 3DS — 2
3rd, PSVita — 2

 

Brand-new titles (9)

NEW/ [PS4] Jump Force
NEW/ [PS4] Catherine: Full Body #
NEW/ [PS4] Far Cry New Dawn
NEW/ [PS4] Metro Exodus
NEW/ [PS4] Nobunaga’s Ambition: Taishi with Power-Up Kit #
NEW/ [PSV] Catherine: Full Body #
NEW/ [PSV] Kiniro no Corda: Octave #
NEW/ [NSW] Nobunaga’s Ambition: Taishi with Power-Up Kit #
NEW/ [NSW] Kiniro no Corda: Octave #

1st, PS4 — 5
2nd, Switch — 2
2nd, PSVita — 2

 

Re-charted titles (2)

BACK/ [NSW] Beyblade Burst: Battle Zero
BACK/ [PS4] Monster Hunter: World (Best Price!) #

1st, Switch — 1
1st, PS4 — 1

 

Out-charted titles (11)

BACK/ [PS4] Dead by Daylight
BACK/ [PS4] Biohazard 7 Resident Evil Grotesque Version (Best Price!)
-26/ [PS4] Dragon Ball FighterZ: Deluxe Edition
BACK/ [PS4] Detroit: Become Human (Value Selection)
+5/ [PS4] PlayStation VR Worlds #
-24/ [NSW] Fate/Extella Link
+2/ [PS4] Battlefield V
-20/ [NSW] Nelke & the Legendary Alchemists: Ateliers of the New World #
NEW/ [NSW] BlazBlue CentralFiction Special Edition
NEW/ [PS4] Farming Simulator 19
NEW/ [PS4] Arc of Alchemist #

1st, PS4 — 8
1st, Switch — 3

 

Previously released titles (41)

Nintendo Switch: 25 / 27
Nintendo 3DS: 2 / 2
PlayStation 4: 14 / 19
PlayStation Vita: 0 / 2

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

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [25 / 41] * 100 = SPI 60.98 | last week: [26 / 47] * 100
Nintendo 3DS: [2 / 41] * 100 = SPI 4.88 | last week: [2 / 47] * 100
PlayStation 4: [14 / 41] * 100 = SPI 34.15 | last week: [19 / 47] * 100
PlayStation Vita: [0 / 41] * 100 = SPI 0.00 | last week: [0 / 47] * 100

1st, SwitchSPI 60.98 | last week: SPI 55.32 
2nd, PS4SPI 34.15 | last week: SPI 40.43
3rd, 3DSSPI 4.88 | last week: SPI 4.26
4th, PSVitaSPI 0.00 | last week: SPI 0.00 ⇒

 

Past-years released titles (32)

Nintendo Switch: 23 (19 2018, 4 2017)
Nintendo 3DS: 2 (1 2017, 1 2016)
PlayStation 4: 7 (5 2018, 2 2017)
PlayStation Vita: 0

1st, Switch — 23
2nd, PS4 — 7
3rd, 3DS — 2
4th, PSVita — 0

 

Evergreen Status
(2018 = *1. 2017 = *2. 2016 = *3. 2015 = *4. Etc…)

Nintendo Switch: [(19 *1) + (4 *2)] = ES 27 | last week: [(18 *1) + (4 *2)]
Nintendo 3DS: [(1 *2) + (1 *3)] = ES 5 | last week: [(1 *2) + (1 *3)]
PlayStation 4: [(5 *1) + (2 *2)] = ES 9 | last week: [(8 *1) + (2 *2) + (1 *3)]
PlayStation Vita: [(0 *0)] = ES 0 | last week: [(0 *0)]

1st, SwitchES 27 | last week: ES 26
2nd, PS4ES 9 | last week: ES 15

3rd, 3DSES 5 | last week: ES 5 
4th, PSVitaES 0 | last week: ES 0

 

Momentum

Nintendo Switch: (highest) +9/ [NSW] Tales of Vesperia Definitive Edition # > (lowest) -11/ [NSW] Diablo III Eternal Collection
Nintendo 3DS: (highest) +1/ [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo # > (lowest) -4/ [3DS] Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon
PlayStation 4: (highest) -3/ [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V (¥3,500 Edition) > (lowest) -26/ [PS4] Nelke & the Legendary Alchemists: Ateliers of the New World #
PlayStation Vita: (highest) none = (lowest) none

Highest: +9/ [NSW] Tales of Vesperia Definitive Edition #
Lowest: -26/ [PS4] Nelke & the Legendary Alchemists: Ateliers of the New World #

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [(-2 + -1 + -3 + -3 + -4 + -6 + -6 + -6 + -7 + -6 + -6 + -4 + +9 + -6 + -3 + -3 + -7 + +8 + -5 + -2 + +1 + -4 + -11 + -2) / 24] = MM -3.29
Nintendo 3DS: [(-4 + +1) / 2] = MM -1.50
PlayStation 4: [(-4 + -6 + -7 + -6 + -13 + -9 + -13 + -3 + -14 + -8 + -26 + -12 + -9) / 13] = MM -10.00
PlayStation Vita: N/A

1st, 3DSMM -1.50 | last week: MM +9.00
2nd, SwitchMM -3.29 | last week: MM +2.33
3rd, PS4MM -10.00 | last week: MM -1.19
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: [(2 *0.75) + (1 *1.00)] = DS 2.50
Nintendo 3DS: [(0 *0.00)] = DS 0.00
PlayStation 4: [(3 *0.25) + (2 *0.50) + (1 *0.75) + (2 *1.00)] = DS 4.50
PlayStation Vita: [(0 *0.00)] = DS 0.00

1st, PS4DS 4.50 | last week: DS 4.50
2nd, SwitchDS 2.50 | 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: [-3.29 – 2.50 + 1 + 9] = MI +4.21 | last week: [+2.33 – 4.50 + 5 + 3]
Nintendo 3DS: [-1.50 – 0.00 + 0 + 9] = MI +7.50 | last week: [+9.00 – 0.00 + 0 + 3]
PlayStation 4: [-10.00 – 4.50 + 1 + 9] = MI -4.50 | last week: [-1.19 – 4.50 + 3 + 3]
PlayStation Vita: N/A | last week: N/A

1st, 3DSMI +7.50 | last week: MI +12.00
2nd, SwitchMI +4.21 | last week: MI +5.83
3rd, PS4MI -4.50 | last week: MI +0.31
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 (February 11, 2019 – February 17, 2019).
Weekly Top 20 Media Create Charts (February 11, 2019 – February 17, 2019).
Observations on Media Create for the Week of February 4, 2019 – February 10, 2019.

 

 

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