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Observations on Media Create for the Week of February 18, 2019 – February 24, 2019

NintendObserverSo Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney Trilogy sold better on Switch than it did on PS4.

 

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Software Sales

  1. NEW/ [PS4] Anthem # <RPG> (Electronic Arts) {2019.02.22} (¥8,424) – 77,938 / NEW
  2. +1/ [NSW] New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe <ACT> (Nintendo) {2019.01.11} (¥6,458) – 23,235 / 455,006
  3. +1/ [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate # <FTG> (Nintendo) {2018.12.07} (¥7,776) – 22,430 / 2,883,416
  4. NEW/ [PS4] NieR: Automata Game of the YoRHa Edition <RPG> (Square Enix) {2019.02.21} (¥5,184) – 21,326 / NEW
  5. -4/ [PS4] Jump Force <FTG> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2019.02.14} (¥8,856) – 17,471 / 94,365
  6. 0/ [PS4] Kingdom Hearts III # <RPG> (Square Enix) {2019.01.25} (¥9,504) – 14,258 / 770,068
  7. -2/ [PS4] Far Cry New Dawn <ACT> (Ubisoft) {2019.02.15} (¥5,832) – 12,384 / 38,668
  8. 0/ [NSW] Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! & Let’s Go, Eevee! # <RPG> (The Pokémon Company) {2018.11.16} (¥6,458) – 11,057 / 1,501,846
  9. 0/ [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe <RCE> (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥6,458) – 9,308 / 2,142,329
  10. +1/ [NSW] Super Mario Party # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2018.10.05} (¥6,458) – 8,770 / 1,027,659
  11. +3/ [NSW] Minecraft # <ADV> (Microsoft) {2018.06.21} (¥3,888) – 8,380 / 615,882
  12. +3/ [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥7,538) – 7,748 / 1,299,813
  13. NEW/ [NSW] Girls und Panzer: Dream Tank Match DX # <ACT> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2019.02.21} (¥8,208) – 7,651 / NEW
  14. -12/ [PS4] Catherine: Full Body # <ADV> (Atlus) {2019.02.14} (¥8,618) – 7,031 / 58,855
  15. +1/ [NSW] Splatoon 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} (¥6,458) – 5,962 / 2,938,590
  16. -6/ [PS4] Resident Evil 2 # <ADV> (Capcom) {2019.01.25} (¥8,424) – 5,781 / 344,273
  17. -10/ [PS4] Metro Exodus <ACT> (Spike Chunsoft) {2019.02.15} (¥8,424) – 5,187 / 22,701
  18. NEW/ [NSW] Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy # <ADV> (Capcom) {2019.02.21} (¥3,564) – 4,419 / NEW
  19. NEW/ [PS4] Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy # <ADV> (Capcom) {2019.02.21} (¥3,564) – 3,783 / NEW
  20. +1/ [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} (¥6,458) – 2,724 / 1,954,432
  21. -2/ [NSW] Dragon Quest Builders 2 <ADV> (Square Enix) {2018.12.20} (¥8,424)
  22. -4/ [PS4] Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown # <STG> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2019.01.17} (¥8,208)
  23. 0/ [NSW] Kirby Star Allies <ACT> (Nintendo) {2018.03.16} (¥6,458)
  24. -2/ [NSW] Fitness Boxing <HOB> (Imagineer) {2018.12.20} (¥6,264)
  25. +2/ [NSW] Taiko no Tatsujin: Nintendo Switch Version! <ACT> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.07.19} (¥6,588)
  26. -14/ [PS4] Nobunaga’s Ambition: Taishi with Power-Up Kit # <SLG> (Koei Tecmo Games) {2019.02.14} (¥10,584)
  27. -1/ [PS4] Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5+2.5 Remix <RPG> (Square Enix) {2017.03.09} (¥7,344)
  28. 0/ [3DS] Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon <RPG> (The Pokémon Company) {2017.11.17} (¥5,378)
  29. 0/ [NSW] Mario Tennis Aces <SPT> (Nintendo) {2018.06.22} (¥6,458)
  30. +5/ [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V (¥3,500 Edition) <ACT> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2018.12.06} (¥3,780)
  31. -6/ [NSW] Tales of Vesperia Definitive Edition # <RPG> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2019.01.11} (¥6,156)
  32. BACK/ [PS4] Star Wars: Battlefront II # <ACT> (Electronic Arts) {2017.11.14} (¥8,424)
  33. -9/ [PS4] Dragon Quest Builders 2 <ADV> (Square Enix) {2018.12.20} (¥8,424)
  34. +3/ [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2016.11.23} (¥2,916)
  35. -22/ [PSV] Catherine: Full Body # <ADV> (Atlus) {2019.02.14} (¥8,618)
  36. -5/ [NSW] Go Vacation <ETC> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.12.27} (¥5,378)
  37. +2/ [NSW] Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker <ADV> (Nintendo) {2018.07.13} (¥4,298)
  38. -4/ [NSW] Chou Tousouchuu & Chou Sentouchuu Double Pack <ACT> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.11.29} (¥5,724)
  39. -6/ [PS4] PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds <ACT> (PUBG Corporation) {2019.01.17} (¥3,300)
  40. -8/ [PS4] Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 <ACT> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2018.10.12} (¥8,532)
  41. NEW/ [PS4] NG <ADV> (Experience) {2019.02.21} (¥7,344) / NEW
  42. -6/ [PS4] Tales of Vesperia Definitive Edition # <RPG> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2019.01.11} (¥6,156)
  43. +1/ [NSW] Fortnite: Deep Freeze Bundle <ACT> (Warner Bros. Japan) {2018.12.13} (¥3,240)
  44. NEW/ [PSV] Karigurashi Ren’ai # <ADV> (Entergram) {2019.02.21} (¥6,458) / NEW
  45. -5/ [NSW] Dragon Ball FighterZ <FTG> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.09.27} (¥7,344)
  46. +2/ [NSW] FIFA 19 # <SPT> (Electronic Arts) {2018.09.25} (¥6,264)
  47. NEW/ [PSV] Soi Kano: Gyutto Dakishimete # <ADV> (Entergram) {2019.02.21} (¥7,538) / NEW
  48. BACK/ [NSW] Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate (Best Price!) <ACT> (Capcom) {2018.11.15} (¥4,309)
  49. -2/ [NSW] Diablo III Eternal Collection <RPG> (Blizzard Entertainment) {2018.12.27} (¥7,538)
  50. NEW/ [PS4] Yakuza: Kiwami 2 (New Price Version) <ADV> (Sega Games) {2019.02.21} (¥4,309) / NEW

 

Hardware Sales

  1. Nintendo Switch — 53,270 (65,958), -19% (+8%) / 7,498,370
  2. PlayStation 4 — 17,588 (19,684), -11% (-1%) / 7,878,024
  3. Nintendo 3DS — 4,553 (4,754), -4% (+7%) / 27,460,473
  4. PlayStation Vita — 3,600 (1,767), +104% (+20%) / 5,967,842

 

Grand totals

Total Nintendo titles: 27
Total Sony PlayStation titles: 23
Total home Nintendo titles: 25 / 27
Total portable Nintendo titles: 2 / 27
Total home Sony PlayStation titles: 20 / 23
Total portable Sony PlayStation titles: 3 / 23

1st, Switch — 25
2nd, PS4 — 20
3rd, PSVita — 3
4th, 3DS — 2

 

Brand-new titles (9)

NEW/ [PS4] Anthem #
NEW/ [PS4] NieR: Automata Game of the YoRHa Edition
NEW/ [NSW] Girls und Panzer: Dream Tank Match DX #
NEW/ [NSW] Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy #
NEW/ [PS4] Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy #
NEW/ [PS4] NG
NEW/ [PSV] Karigurashi Ren’ai #
NEW/ [PSV] Soi Kano: Gyutto Dakishimete #
NEW/ [PS4] Yakuza: Kiwami 2 (New Price Version)

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

 

Re-charted titles (2)

BACK/ [NSW] Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate (Best Price!)
BACK/ [PS4] Star Wars: Battlefront II #

1st, Switch — 1
1st, PS4 — 1

 

Out-charted titles (11)

BACK/ [NSW] Beyblade Burst: Battle Zero
BACK/ [PS4] Monster Hunter: World (Best Price!) #
-9/ [PS4] Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue
-12/ [PS4] Judgment
-26/ [PS4] Nelke & the Legendary Alchemists: Ateliers of the New World #
+1/ [NSW] Super Bomberman R (Smile Price!! Collection)
-2/ [NSW] Katamari Damacy Reroll
-8/ [PS4] Ryu ga Gotoku 4 Densetsu wo Tsugumono Remaster
NEW/ [NSW] Kiniro no Corda: Octave #
NEW/ [NSW] Nobunaga’s Ambition: Taishi with Power-Up Kit #
NEW/ [PSV] Kiniro no Corda: Octave #

1st, Switch — 5
1st, PS4 — 5
3rd, PSVita — 1

 

Previously released titles (41)

Nintendo Switch: 23 / 25
Nintendo 3DS: 2 / 2
PlayStation 4: 15 / 20
PlayStation Vita: 1 / 3

1st, Switch — 23
2nd, PS4 — 15
3rd, 3DS — 2
4th, PSVita — 1

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [23 / 41] * 100 = SPI 56.10 | last week: [25 / 41] * 100
Nintendo 3DS: [2 / 41] * 100 = SPI 4.88 | last week: [2 / 41] * 100
PlayStation 4: [15 / 41] * 100 = SPI 36.59 | last week: [14 / 41] * 100
PlayStation Vita: [1 / 41] * 100 = SPI 2.44 | last week: [0 / 41] * 100

1st, SwitchSPI 56.10 | last week: SPI 60.98
2nd, PS4SPI 36.59 | last week: SPI 34.15
3rd, 3DSSPI 4.88 | last week: SPI 4.88
4th, PSVitaSPI 2.44 | last week: SPI 0.00

 

Past-years released titles (28)

Nintendo Switch: 21 (17 2018, 4 2017)
Nintendo 3DS: 2 (1 2017, 1 2016)
PlayStation 4: 5 (3 2018, 2 2017)
PlayStation Vita: 0

1st, Switch — 21
2nd, PS4 — 5
3rd, 3DS — 2
4th, PSVita — 0

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [(17 *1) + (4 *2)] = ES 25 | last week: [(19 *1) + (4 *2)]
Nintendo 3DS: [(1 *2) + (1 *3)] = ES 5 | last week: [(1 *2) + (1 *3)]
PlayStation 4: [(3 *1) + (2 *2)] = ES 7 | last week: [(5 *1) + (2 *2)]
PlayStation Vita: [(0 *0)] = ES 0 | last week: [(0 *0)]

1st, SwitchES 25 | last week: ES 27
2nd, PS4ES 7 | last week: ES 9

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

 

Momentum

Nintendo Switch: (highest) +3/ [NSW] Minecraft # > (lowest) -6/ [NSW] Tales of Vesperia Definitive Edition #
Nintendo 3DS: (highest) +3/ [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo # > (lowest) 0/ [3DS] Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon
PlayStation 4: (highest) +5/ [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V (¥3,500 Edition) > (lowest) -14/ [PS4] Nobunaga’s Ambition: Taishi with Power-Up Kit #
PlayStation Vita: (highest) -22/ [PSV] Catherine: Full Body # = (lowest) -22/ [PSV] Catherine: Full Body #

Highest: +5/ [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V (¥3,500 Edition)
Lowest: -22/ [PSV] Catherine: Full Body #

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [(+1 + +1 + 0 + 0 + +1 + +3 + +3 + +1 + +1 + -2 + 0 + -2 + +2 + 0 + -6 + -5 + +2 + -4 + +1 + -5 + +2 + -2) / 22] = MM -0.36
Nintendo 3DS: [(0 + +3) / 2] = MM +1.50
PlayStation 4: [(-4 + 0 + -2 + -12 + -6 + -10 + -4 + -14 + -1 + +5 + -9 + -6 + -8 + -6) / 14] = MM -5.50
PlayStation Vita: [(-22) / 1] = MM -22.00

1st, 3DSMM +1.50 | last week: MM -1.50
2nd, SwitchMM -0.36 | last week: MM -3.29
3rd, PS4MM -5.50 | last week: MM -10.00
4th, PSVitaMM -22.00 | 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 *0.25) + (2 *0.50) + (2 *1.00)] = DS 3.25
Nintendo 3DS: [(0 *0.00)] = DS 0.00
PlayStation 4: [(1 *0.25) + (4 *0.50)] = DS 2.25
PlayStation Vita: [(1 *1.00)] = DS 1.00

2nd, SwitchDS 3.25 | last week: DS 2.50
1st, PS4DS 2.25 | last week: DS 4.50
3rd, PSVitaDS 1.00 | last week: DS 0.00
3rd, 3DSDS 0.00 | last week: DS 0.00

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [-0.36 – 3.25 + 1 + 9] = MI +6.39 | last week: [-3.29 – 2.50 + 1 + 9]
Nintendo 3DS: [+1.50 – 0.00 + 0 + 9] = MI +10.50 | last week: [-1.50 – 0.00 + 0 + 9]
PlayStation 4: [-5.50 – 2.25 + 1 + 9] = MI +2.25 | last week: [-10.00 – 4.50 + 1 + 9]
PlayStation Vita: [-22.00 – 1.00 + 0 + 9] = MI -14.00 | last week: N/A

1st, 3DSMI +10.50 | last week: MI +7.50
2nd, SwitchMI +6.39 | last week: MI +4.21
3rd, PS4MI +2.25 | last week: MI -4.50
4th, PSVitaMI -14.00 | 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 18, 2019 – February 24, 2019).
Weekly Top 20 Media Create Charts (February 18, 2019 – February 24, 2019).
Observations on Media Create for the Week of February 11, 2019 – February 17, 2019.

 

 

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