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Observations on Media Create for the Week of February 25, 2019 – March 3, 2019

NintendObserverSo the Switch got a 29% week-on-week sales boost without the assist of a major release.

 

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Software Sales

  1. NEW/ [PS4] Dead or Alive 6 # <FTG> (Koei Tecmo Games) {2019.03.01} (¥8,424) – 26,442 / NEW
  2. +1/ [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate # <FTG> (Nintendo) {2018.12.07} (¥7,776) – 25,617 / 2,909,033
  3. -1/ [NSW] New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe <ACT> (Nintendo) {2019.01.11} (¥6,458) – 24,436 / 479,443
  4. -3/ [PS4] Anthem # <RPG> (Electronic Arts) {2019.02.22} (¥8,424) – 20,368 / 98,306
  5. NEW/ [PS4] Left Alive <ACT> (Square Enix) {2019.02.28} (¥8,964) – 17,622 / NEW
  6. +2/ [NSW] Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! & Let’s Go, Eevee! # <RPG> (The Pokémon Company) {2018.11.16} (¥6,458) – 12,864 / 1,514,711
  7. +2/ [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe <RCE> (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥6,458) – 12,369 / 2,154,698
  8. -2/ [PS4] Kingdom Hearts III # <RPG> (Square Enix) {2019.01.25} (¥9,504) – 10,983 / 781,051
  9. NEW/ [NSW] Zoids Wild: King of Blast <ACT> (Takara Tomy) {2019.02.28} (¥6,458) – 10,030 / NEW
  10. 0/ [NSW] Super Mario Party # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2018.10.05} (¥6,458) – 9,900 / 1,037,559
  11. NEW/ [NSW] Darius Cozmic Collection # <STG> (Taito) {2019.02.28} (¥5,616) – 9,495 / NEW
  12. +3/ [NSW] Splatoon 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} (¥6,458) – 8,986 / 2,947,577
  13. -8/ [PS4] Jump Force <FTG> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2019.02.14} (¥8,856) – 8,655 / 103,020
  14. -3/ [NSW] Minecraft # <ADV> (Microsoft) {2018.06.21} (¥3,888) – 8,638 / 624,521
  15. -3/ [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥7,538) – 7,694 / 1,307,507
  16. -12/ [PS4] NieR: Automata Game of the YoRHa Edition <RPG> (Square Enix) {2019.02.21} (¥5,184) – 6,625 / 27,950
  17. -10/ [PS4] Far Cry New Dawn <ACT> (Ubisoft) {2019.02.15} (¥5,832) – 6,000 / 44,668
  18. -2/ [PS4] Resident Evil 2 # <ADV> (Capcom) {2019.01.25} (¥8,424) – 4,505 / 348,778
  19. NEW/ [NSW] Doraemon: Nobita no Getsumen Tansaki <ADV> (FuRyu) {2019.02.28} (¥6,458) – 3,370 / NEW
  20. -6/ [PS4] Catherine: Full Body # <ADV> (Atlus) {2019.02.14} (¥8,618) – 3,000 / 61,855
  21. -1/ [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} (¥6,458)
  22. -1/ [NSW] Dragon Quest Builders 2 <ADV> (Square Enix) {2018.12.20} (¥8,424)
  23. +2/ [NSW] Taiko no Tatsujin: Nintendo Switch Version! <ACT> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.07.19} (¥6,588)
  24. -1/ [NSW] Kirby Star Allies <ACT> (Nintendo) {2018.03.16} (¥6,458)
  25. NEW/ [PS4] Wizard’s Symphony <RPG> (Arc System Works) {2019.02.28} (¥7,344) / NEW
  26. -9/ [PS4] Metro Exodus <ACT> (Spike Chunsoft) {2019.02.15} (¥8,424)
  27. +1/ [3DS] Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon <RPG> (The Pokémon Company) {2017.11.17} (¥5,378)
  28. -4/ [NSW] Fitness Boxing <HOB> (Imagineer) {2018.12.20} (¥6,264)
  29. NEW/ [NSW] Wizard’s Symphony <RPG> (Arc System Works) {2019.02.28} (¥7,344) / NEW
  30. -3/ [PS4] Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5+2.5 Remix <RPG> (Square Enix) {2017.03.09} (¥7,344)
  31. -13/ [NSW] Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy # <ADV> (Capcom) {2019.02.21} (¥3,564)
  32. -10/ [PS4] Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown # <STG> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2019.01.17} (¥8,208)
  33. -3/ [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V (¥3,500 Edition) <ACT> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2018.12.06} (¥3,780)
  34. -3/ [NSW] Tales of Vesperia Definitive Edition # <RPG> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2019.01.11} (¥6,156)
  35. -2/ [PS4] Dragon Quest Builders 2 <ADV> (Square Enix) {2018.12.20} (¥8,424)
  36. NEW/ [PS4] Ride 3 <RCE> (Oizumi Amuzio) {2019.02.28} (¥8,618) / NEW
  37. -8/ [NSW] Mario Tennis Aces <SPT> (Nintendo) {2018.06.22} (¥6,458)
  38. -8/ [PS4] Nobunaga’s Ambition: Taishi with Power-Up Kit # <SLG> (Koei Tecmo Games) {2019.02.14} (¥10,584)
  39. -5/ [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2016.11.23} (¥2,916)
  40. NEW/ [PSV] Nora to Oujo to Noraneko Heart 2 # <ADV> (Harukaze) {2019.02.28} (¥7,538) / NEW
  41. +7/ [NSW] Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate (Best Price!) <ACT> (Capcom) {2018.11.15} (¥4,309)
  42. -2/ [PS4] Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 <ACT> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2018.10.12} (¥8,532)
  43. -7/ [NSW] Go Vacation <ETC> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.12.27} (¥5,378)
  44. -31/ [NSW] Girls und Panzer: Dream Tank Match DX # <ACT> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2019.02.21} (¥8,208)
  45. -7/ [NSW] Chou Tousouchuu & Chou Sentouchuu Double Pack <ACT> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.11.29} (¥5,724)
  46. -27/ [PS4] Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy # <ADV> (Capcom) {2019.02.21} (¥3,564)
  47. -4/ [NSW] Fortnite: Deep Freeze Bundle <ACT> (Warner Bros. Japan) {2018.12.13} (¥3,240)
  48. -9/ [PS4] PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds <ACT> (PUBG Corporation) {2019.01.17} (¥3,300)
  49. -12/ [NSW] Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker <ADV> (Nintendo) {2018.07.13} (¥4,298)
  50. -8/ [PS4] Tales of Vesperia Definitive Edition # <RPG> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2019.01.11} (¥6,156)

 

Hardware Sales

  1. Nintendo Switch — 68,666 (53,270), +29% (-19%) / 7,567,036
  2. PlayStation 4 — 19,857 (17,588), +13% (-11%) / 7,897,881
  3. Nintendo 3DS — 7,521 (4,553), +65% (-4%) / 27,467,994
  4. PlayStation Vita — 3,287 (3,600), -9% (+104%) / 5,971,129

 

Grand totals

Total Nintendo titles: 28
Total Sony PlayStation titles: 22
Total home Nintendo titles: 26 / 28
Total portable Nintendo titles: 2 / 28
Total home Sony PlayStation titles: 21 / 22
Total portable Sony PlayStation titles: 1 / 22

1st, Switch — 26
2nd, PS4 — 21
3rd, 3DS — 2
4th, PSVita — 1

 

Brand-new titles (9)

NEW/ [PS4] Dead or Alive 6 #
NEW/ [PS4] Left Alive
NEW/ [NSW] Zoids Wild: King of Blast
NEW/ [NSW] Darius Cozmic Collection #
NEW/ [NSW] Doraemon: Nobita no Getsumen Tansaki
NEW/ [PS4] Wizard’s Symphony
NEW/ [NSW] Wizard’s Symphony
NEW/ [PS4] Ride 3
NEW/ [PSV] Nora to Oujo to Noraneko Heart 2 #

1st, Switch — 4
1st, PS4 — 4
3rd, PSVita — 1

 

Re-charted titles (0)

None.

 

Out-charted titles (9)

NEW/ [PS4] Yakuza: Kiwami 2 (New Price Version)
-2/ [NSW] Diablo III Eternal Collection
NEW/ [PSV] Soi Kano: Gyutto Dakishimete #
+2/ [NSW] FIFA 19 #
-5/ [NSW] Dragon Ball FighterZ
NEW/ [PSV] Karigurashi Ren’ai #
NEW/ [PS4] NG
-22/ [PSV] Catherine: Full Body #
BACK/ [PS4] Star Wars: Battlefront II #

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

 

Previously released titles (41)

Nintendo Switch: 22 / 26
Nintendo 3DS: 2 / 2
PlayStation 4: 17 / 21
PlayStation Vita: 0 / 1

1st, Switch — 22
2nd, PS4 — 17
3rd, 3DS — 2
4th, PSVita — 0

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [22 / 41] * 100 = SPI 53.66 | last week: [23 / 41] * 100
Nintendo 3DS: [2 / 41] * 100 = SPI 4.88 | last week: [2 / 41] * 100
PlayStation 4: [17 / 41] * 100 = SPI 41.46 | last week: [15 / 41] * 100
PlayStation Vita: [0 / 41] * 100 = SPI 0.00 | last week: [1 / 41] * 100

1st, SwitchSPI 53.66 | last week: SPI 56.10 
2nd, PS4SPI 41.46 | last week: SPI 36.59
3rd, 3DSSPI 4.88 | last week: SPI 4.88 
4th, PSVitaSPI 0.00 | last week: SPI 2.44

 

Past-years released titles (24)

Nintendo Switch: 18 (14 2018, 4 2017)
Nintendo 3DS: 2 (1 2017, 1 2016)
PlayStation 4: 4 (3 2018, 1 2017)
PlayStation Vita: 0

1st, Switch — 18
2nd, PS4 — 4
3rd, 3DS — 2
4th, PSVita — 0

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [(14 *1) + (4 *2)] = ES 22 | last week: [(17 *1) + (4 *2)]
Nintendo 3DS: [(1 *2) + (1 *3)] = ES 5 | last week: [(1 *2) + (1 *3)]
PlayStation 4: [(3 *1) + (1 *2)] = ES 5 | last week: [(3 *1) + (2 *2)]
PlayStation Vita: [(0 *0)] = ES 0 | last week: [(0 *0)]

1st, SwitchES 22 | last week: ES 25
2nd, 3DSES 5 | last week: ES 5 
2nd, PS4ES 5 | last week: ES 7
4th, PSVitaES 0 | last week: ES 0

 

Momentum

Nintendo Switch: (highest) +7/ [NSW] Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate (Best Price!) > (lowest) -31/ [NSW] Girls und Panzer: Dream Tank Match DX #
Nintendo 3DS: (highest) +1/ [3DS] Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon > (lowest) -5/ [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo #
PlayStation 4: (highest) -2/ [PS4] Kingdom Hearts III # > (lowest) -27/ [PS4] Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy #
PlayStation Vita: (highest) none = (lowest) none

Highest: +7/ [NSW] Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate (Best Price!)
Lowest: -31/ [NSW] Girls und Panzer: Dream Tank Match DX #

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [(+1 + -1 + +2 + +2 + 0 + +3 + -3 + -3 + -1 + -1 + +2 + -1 + -4 + -13 + -3 + -8 + +7 + -7 + -31 + -7 + -4 + -12) / 22] = MM -3.73
Nintendo 3DS: [(+1 + -5) / 2] = MM -2.00
PlayStation 4: [(-3 + -2 + -8 + -12 + -10 + -2 + -6 + -9 + -3 + -10 + -3 + -2 + -8 + -2 + -27 + -9 + -8) / 17] = MM -7.29
PlayStation Vita: N/A

1st, 3DSMM -2.00 | last week: MM +1.50
2nd, SwitchMM -3.73 | last week: MM -0.36
3rd, PS4MM -7.29 | last week: MM -5.50
4th, PSVitaMM N/A | last week: MM -22.00

 

Dropping Status
(Re-charted = *0.25. Normal = *0.50. Past-week = *0.75. Brand-new = *1.00.)

Nintendo Switch: [(3 *0.50)] = DS 1.50
Nintendo 3DS: [(0 *0.00)] = DS 0.00
PlayStation 4: [(1 *0.25) + (2 *1.00)] = DS 2.25
PlayStation Vita: [(1 *0.75) + (2 *1.00)] = DS 2.75

1st, PSVitaDS 2.75 | last week: DS 1.00
2nd, PS4DS 2.25 | last week: DS 2.25
3rd, SwitchDS 1.50 | last week: DS 3.25
4th, 3DSDS 0.00 | last week: DS 0.00

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [-3.73 – 1.50 + 0 + 9] = MI +3.77 | last week: [-0.36 – 3.25 + 1 + 9]
Nintendo 3DS: [-2.00 – 0.00 + 0 + 9] = MI +7.00 | last week: [+1.50 – 0.00 + 0 + 9]
PlayStation 4: [-7.29 – 2.25 + 0 + 9] = MI -0.54 | last week: [-5.50 – 2.25 + 1 + 9]
PlayStation Vita: N/A | last week: [-22.00 – 1.00 + 0 + 9]

1st, 3DSMI +7.00 | last week: MI +10.50
2nd, SwitchMI +3.77 | last week: MI +6.39
3rd, PS4MI -0.54 | last week: MI +2.25
4th, PSVitaMI N/A | last week: MI -14.00

 

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 25, 2019 – March 3, 2019).
Weekly Top 20 Media Create Charts (February 25, 2019 – March 3, 2019).
Observations on Media Create for the Week of February 18, 2019 – February 24, 2019.

 

 

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