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Observations on Media Create for the Week of February 4, 2019 – February 10, 2019

NintendObserverFunny detail. Even though a Deluxe Edition for Dragon Ball FighterZ launched the week before on PlayStation 4 with DLCs at a cheaper price than the Nintendo Switch standalone version of the game, the version on Switch is now outselling the PS4’s Deluxe Edition.

 

☆ NintendObs Weekly – Monday, February 11, 2019 – Sunday, February 17, 2019.

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Software Sales

  1. +2/ [NSW] New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe <ACT> (Nintendo) {2019.01.11} (¥6,458) – 38,482 / 397,231
  2. -1/ [PS4] Kingdom Hearts III # <RPG> (Square Enix) {2019.01.25} (¥9,504) – 35,450 / 736,545
  3. +1/ [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate # <FTG> (Nintendo) {2018.12.07} (¥7,776) – 31,174 / 2,831,143
  4. -2/ [PS4] Resident Evil 2 # <ADV> (Capcom) {2019.01.25} (¥8,424) – 22,670 / 326,856
  5. 0/ [NSW] Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! & Let’s Go, Eevee! # <RPG> (The Pokémon Company) {2018.11.16} (¥6,458) – 17,596 / 1,475,502
  6. +2/ [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe <RCE> (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥6,458) – 12,250 / 2,120,772
  7. 0/ [NSW] Super Mario Party # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2018.10.05} (¥6,458) – 11,863 / 1,007,947
  8. +2/ [NSW] Minecraft # <ADV> (Microsoft) {2018.06.21} (¥3,888) – 8,308 / 598,597
  9. +4/ [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥7,538) – 7,273 / 1,283,831
  10. +2/ [NSW] Splatoon 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} (¥6,458) – 7,068 / 2,925,436
  11. -2/ [PS4] Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown # <STG> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2019.01.17} (¥8,208) – 6,267 / 245,589
  12. +3/ [NSW] Dragon Quest Builders 2 <ADV> (Square Enix) {2018.12.20} (¥8,424) – 4,477 / 227,902
  13. +1/ [PS4] Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5+2.5 Remix <RPG> (Square Enix) {2017.03.09} (¥7,344) – 3,777 / 239,083
  14. NEW/ [PS4] Arc of Alchemist # <RPG> (Compile Heart) {2019.02.07} (¥7,776) – 3,328 / NEW
  15. +8/ [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} (¥6,458) – 3,060 / 1,948,284
  16. +4/ [NSW] Fitness Boxing <HOB> (Imagineer) {2018.12.20} (¥6,264) – 2,789 / 26,121
  17. -9/ [PS4] Nelke & the Legendary Alchemists: Ateliers of the New World # <RPG> (Koei Tecmo Games) {2019.01.31} (¥8,424) – 2,762 / 21,442
  18. +3/ [PS4] Dragon Quest Builders 2 <ADV> (Square Enix) {2018.12.20} (¥8,424) – 2,760 / 217,731
  19. +12/ [NSW] Kirby Star Allies <ACT> (Nintendo) {2018.03.16} (¥6,458) – 2,453 / 730,492
  20. +7/ [PS4] PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds <ACT> (PUBG Corporation) {2019.01.17} (¥3,300) – 2,280 / 15,786
  21. +7/ [NSW] Taiko no Tatsujin: Nintendo Switch Version! <ACT> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.07.19} (¥6,588)
  22. +2/ [PS4] Tales of Vesperia Definitive Edition # <RPG> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2019.01.11} (¥6,156)
  23. +3/ [PS4] Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 <ACT> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2018.10.12} (¥8,532)
  24. +12/ [3DS] Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon <RPG> (The Pokémon Company) {2017.11.17} (¥5,378)
  25. NEW/ [PS4] Farming Simulator 19 <SLG> (Oizumi Amuzio) {2019.02.07} (¥7,344)
  26. +12/ [NSW] Mario Tennis Aces <SPT> (Nintendo) {2018.06.22} (¥6,458)
  27. +12/ [NSW] Chou Tousouchuu & Chou Sentouchuu Double Pack <ACT> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.11.29} (¥5,724)
  28. +6/ [NSW] Go Vacation <ETC> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.12.27} (¥5,378)
  29. NEW/ [NSW] BlazBlue CentralFiction Special Edition <FTG> (Arc System Works) {2019.02.07} (¥5,184)
  30. -1/ [PS4] Ryu ga Gotoku 4 Densetsu wo Tsugumono Remaster <ADV> (Sega Games) {2019.01.17} (¥4,309)
  31. -20/ [NSW] Nelke & the Legendary Alchemists: Ateliers of the New World # <RPG> (Koei Tecmo Games) {2019.01.31} (¥8,424)
  32. +9/ [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V (¥3,500 Edition) <ACT> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2018.12.06} (¥3,780)
  33. +2/ [PS4] Judgment <ADV> (Sega Games) {2018.12.13} (¥8,953)
  34. BACK/ [NSW] Tales of Vesperia Definitive Edition # <RPG> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2019.01.11} (¥6,156)
  35. +12/ [NSW] Dragon Ball FighterZ <FTG> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.09.27} (¥7,344)
  36. +6/ [NSW] Diablo III Eternal Collection <RPG> (Blizzard Entertainment) {2018.12.27} (¥7,538)
  37. -12/ [PS4] Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue <RPG> (Square Enix) {2017.01.12} (¥7,344)
  38. +6/ [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2016.11.23} (¥2,916)
  39. BACK/ [NSW] Katamari Damacy Reroll <ACT> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.12.20} (¥3,456)
  40. +10/ [NSW] Fortnite: Deep Freeze Bundle <ACT> (Warner Bros. Japan) {2018.12.13} (¥3,240)
  41. +2/ [PS4] Battlefield V <ACT> (Electronic Arts) {2018.11.20} (¥8,424)
  42. -24/ [NSW] Fate/Extella Link <ACT> (Marvelous) {2019.01.31} (¥8,618)
  43. BACK/ [NSW] Super Bomberman 2 (Smile Price!! Collection) <ACT> (Konami) {2018.11.29} (¥2,981)
  44. +5/ [PS4] PlayStation VR Worlds # <ETC> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2016.10.13} (¥5,292)
  45. BACK/ [PS4] Detroit: Become Human (Value Selection) <ADV> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2018.11.21} (¥4,212)
  46. BACK/ [NSW] FIFA 19 # <SPT> (Electronic Arts) {2018.09.25} (¥6,264)
  47. BACK/ [NSW] Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker <ADV> (Nintendo) {2018.07.13} (¥4,298)
  48. -26/ [PS4] Dragon Ball FighterZ: Deluxe Edition <FTG> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2019.01.31} (¥6,588)
  49. BACK/ [PS4] Biohazard 7 Resident Evil Grotesque Version (Best Price!) <ADV> (Capcom) {2018.12.13} (¥3,564)
  50. BACK/ [PS4] Dead by Daylight <ACT> (3goo) {2018.11.29} (¥6,048)

 

Hardware Sales

  1. Nintendo Switch — 61,280 (69,472), -12% (+33%) / 7,379,142
  2. PlayStation 4 — 19,694 (25,614), -23% (-51%) / 7,840,752
  3. Nintendo 3DS — 4,424 (4,914), -10% (-0%) / 27,451,166
  4. PlayStation Vita — 1,475 (1,521), -3% (-11%) / 5,962,475

 

Grand totals

Total Nintendo titles: 29
Total Sony PlayStation titles: 21
Total home Nintendo titles: 26 / 29
Total portable Nintendo titles: 2 / 29
Total home Sony PlayStation titles: 21 / 21
Total portable Sony PlayStation titles: 0 / 21

1st, Switch — 27
2nd, PS4 — 21
3rd, 3DS — 2
4th, PSVita — 0

 

Brand-new titles (3)

NEW/ [PS4] Arc of Alchemist #
NEW/ [PS4] Farming Simulator 19
NEW/ [NSW] BlazBlue CentralFiction Special Edition

1st, PS4 — 2
2nd, Switch — 1

 

Re-charted titles (8)

BACK/ [PS4] Dead by Daylight
BACK/ [PS4] Biohazard 7 Resident Evil Grotesque Version (Best Price!)
BACK/ [NSW] Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker
BACK/ [NSW] FIFA 19 #
BACK/ [PS4] Detroit: Become Human (Value Selection)
BACK/ [NSW] Super Bomberman 2 (Smile Price!! Collection)
BACK/ [NSW] Katamari Damacy Reroll
BACK/ [NSW] Tales of Vesperia Definitive Edition #

1st, Switch — 5
2nd, PS4 — 3

 

Out-charted titles (11)

-2/ [NSW] Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate (Best Price!)
NEW/ [PS4] Stardew Valley Collector’s Edition
-14/ [PS4] Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet Complete Edition
NEW/ [NSW] Stardew Valley Collector’s Edition
NEW/ [NSW] Robotics;Notes DaSH
NEW/ [NSW] Robotics;Notes Otoku Set
NEW/ [PS4] Robotics;Notes Otoku Set
NEW/ [PS4] Conception Plus: Ore no Kodomo wo Undekure!
NEW/ [PS4] Robotics;Notes DaSH
NEW/ [NSW] Dragon Marked For Death #
NEW/ [PSV] Nelke & the Legendary Alchemists: Ateliers of the New World #

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

 

Previously released titles (47)

Nintendo Switch: 26 / 27
Nintendo 3DS: 2 / 2
PlayStation 4: 19 / 21
PlayStation Vita: 0 / 0

1st, Switch — 26
2nd, PS4 — 19
3rd, 3DS — 2
4th, PSVita — 0

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [26 / 47] * 100 = SPI 55.32 | last week: [20 / 37] * 100
Nintendo 3DS: [2 / 47] * 100 = SPI 4.26 | last week: [2 / 37] * 100
PlayStation 4: [19 / 47] * 100 = SPI 40.43 | last week: [15 / 37] * 100
PlayStation Vita: [0 / 47] * 100 = SPI 0.00 | last week: [0 / 37] * 100

1st, SwitchSPI 55.32 | last week: SPI 54.05 
2nd, PS4SPI 40.43 | last week: SPI 40.54
3rd, 3DSSPI 4.26 | last week: SPI 5.41 
4th, PSVitaSPI 0.00 | last week: SPI 0.00 ⇒

 

Past-years released titles (35)

Nintendo Switch: 22 (18 2018, 4 2017)
Nintendo 3DS: 2 (1 2017, 1 2016)
PlayStation 4: 11 (8 2018, 2 2017, 1 2016)
PlayStation Vita: 0

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

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [(18 *1) + (4 *2)] = ES 26 | last week: [(15 *1) + (4 *2)]
Nintendo 3DS: [(1 *2) + (1 *3)] = ES 5 | last week: [(1 *2) + (1 *3)]
PlayStation 4: [(8 *1) + (2 *2) + (1 *3)] = ES 15 | last week: [(5 *1) + (2 *2) + (1 *3)]
PlayStation Vita: [(0 *0)] = ES 0 | last week: [(0 *0)]

1st, SwitchES 26 | last week: ES 23
2nd, PS4ES 15 | last week: ES 12

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

 

Momentum

Nintendo Switch: (highest) +12/ [NSW] Kirby Star Allies > (lowest) -24/ [NSW] Fate/Extella Link
Nintendo 3DS: (highest) +12/ [3DS] Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon > (lowest) +6/ [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo #
PlayStation 4: (highest) +9/ [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V (¥3,500 Edition) > (lowest) -26/ [PS4] Dragon Ball FighterZ: Deluxe Edition
PlayStation Vita: (highest) none = (lowest) none

Highest: +12/ [NSW] Kirby Star Allies
Lowest: -26/ [PS4] Dragon Ball FighterZ: Deluxe Edition

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [(+2 + +1 + 0 + +2 + 0 + +2 + +4 + +2 + +3 + +8 + +4 + +12 + +7 + +12 + +12 + +6 + -20 + +12 + +6 + +10 + -24) / 21] = MM +2.33
Nintendo 3DS: [(+12 + +6) / 2] = MM +9.00
PlayStation 4: [(-1 + -2 + -2 + +1 + -9 ++3 + +7 + +2 + +3 + -1 + +9 + +2 + -12 + +2 + +5 + -26) / 16] = MM -1.19
PlayStation Vita: N/A

1st, 3DSMM +9.00 | last week: MM -9.00 
2nd, SwitchMM +2.33 | last week: MM -4.00 
3rd, PS4MM -1.19 | last week: MM -7.87 
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 *0.50) + (4 *1.00)] = DS 4.50
Nintendo 3DS: [(0 *0.00)] = DS 0.00
PlayStation 4: [(1 *0.50) + (4 *1.00)] = DS 4.50
PlayStation Vita: [(1 *1.00)] = DS 1.00

1st, SwitchDS 4.50 | last week: DS 2.50
1st, PS4DS 4.50 | last week: DS 2.75
3rd, PSVitaDS 1.00 | last week: DS 1.00
4th, 3DSDS 0.00 | last week: DS 1.00

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [+2.33 – 4.50 + 5 + 3] = MI +5.83 | last week: [-1.67 – 0.75 + 1 + 4]
Nintendo 3DS: [+9.00 – 0.00 + 0 + 3] = MI +12.00 | last week: [-4.75 – 0.00 + 0 + 4]
PlayStation 4: [-1.19 – 4.50 + 3 + 3] = MI +0.31 | last week: [-2.50 – 1.50 + 1 + 4]
PlayStation Vita: N/A | last week: N/A

1st, 3DSMI +12.00 | last week: MI +3.00
2nd, SwitchMI +5.83 | last week: MI +6.50
3rd, PS4MI +0.31 | last week: MI +2.38
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 4, 2019 – February 10, 2019).
Weekly Top 20 Media Create Charts (February 4, 2019 – February 10, 2019).
Observations on Media Create for the Week of January 28, 2019 – February 3, 2019.

 

 

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