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Observations on Media Create for the Week of January 14, 2019 – January 20, 2019

NintendObserverJust like the 3DS in its heydays, the Switch still represents half of the best-selling titles in this slowest month of the year.

 

☆ NintendObs Weekly – Monday, January 21, 2019 – Sunday, January 27, 2019.

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Software Sales

  1. NEW/ [PS4] Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown # <STG> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2019.01.17} (¥8,208) – 202,379 / NEW
  2. -1/ [NSW] New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe <ACT> (Nintendo) {2019.01.11} (¥6,458) – 88,840 / 255,143
  3. -1/ [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate # <FTG> (Nintendo) {2018.12.07} (¥7,776) – 49,533 / 2,726,273
  4. NEW/ [PS4] Ryu ga Gotoku 4 Densetsu wo Tsugumono Remaster <ADV> (Sega Games) {2019.01.17} (¥4,309) – 18,440 / NEW
  5. +1/ [NSW] Super Mario Party # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2018.10.05} (¥6,458) – 16,752 / 971,945
  6. +3/ [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe <RCE> (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥6,458) – 15,062 / 2,085,952
  7. +1/ [NSW] Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! & Let’s Go, Eevee! # <RPG> (The Pokémon Company) {2018.11.16} (¥6,458) – 12,351 / 1,427,298
  8. -3/ [NSW] Dragon Quest Builders 2 <ADV> (Square Enix) {2018.12.20} (¥8,424) – 11,490 / 210,493
  9. +1/ [NSW] Minecraft # <ADV> (Microsoft) {2018.06.21} (¥3,888) – 11,107 / 573,451
  10. +1/ [NSW] Splatoon 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} (¥6,458) – 9,469 / 2,903,350
  11. -4/ [PS4] Dragon Quest Builders 2 <ADV> (Square Enix) {2018.12.20} (¥8,424) – 9,330 / 206,392
  12. 0/ [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥7,538) – 7,731 / 1,263,023
  13. NEW/ [PS4] Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet Complete Edition <ACT> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2019.01.17} (¥7,776) – 7,474 / NEW
  14. NEW/ [PS4] PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds <ACT> (PUBG Corporation) {2019.01.17} (¥3,300) – 7,447 / NEW
  15. -12/ [PS4] Tales of Vesperia Definitive Edition # <RPG> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2019.01.11} (¥6,156) – 7,446 / 48,955
  16. -3/ [NSW] Go Vacation <ETC> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.12.27} (¥5,378) – 5,151 / 47,862
  17. -13/ [NSW] Tales of Vesperia Definitive Edition # <RPG> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2019.01.11} (¥6,156) – 4,598 / 31,186
  18. -4/ [PS4] Judgment <ADV> (Sega Games) {2018.12.13} (¥8,953) – 4,527 / 244,820
  19. -4/ [PS4] Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 <ACT> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2018.10.12} (¥8,532) – 4,341 / 524,140
  20. -4/ [NSW] Taiko no Tatsujin: Nintendo Switch Version! <ACT> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.07.19} (¥6,588) – 3,720 / 294,679
  21. -4/ [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} (¥6,458)
  22. +4/ [PS4] Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5+2.5 Remix <RPG> (Square Enix) {2017.03.09} (¥7,344)
  23. -4/ [NSW] Kirby Star Allies <ACT> (Nintendo) {2018.03.16} (¥6,458)
  24. -1/ [NSW] Diablo III Eternal Collection <RPG> (Blizzard Entertainment) {2018.12.27} (¥7,538)
  25. -5/ [NSW] Fitness Boxing <HOB> (Imagineer) {2018.12.20} (¥6,264)
  26. -4/ [3DS] Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon <RPG> (The Pokémon Company) {2017.11.17} (¥5,378)
  27. -6/ [PS4] Battlefield V <ACT> (Electronic Arts) {2018.11.20} (¥8,424)
  28. -4/ [NSW] Mario Tennis Aces <SPT> (Nintendo) {2018.06.22} (¥6,458)
  29. +4/ [PS4] Dead by Daylight <ACT> (3goo) {2018.11.29} (¥6,048)
  30. 0/ [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V (¥3,500 Edition) <ACT> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2018.12.06} (¥3,780)
  31. BACK/ [PS4] PlayStation VR Worlds # <ETC> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2016.10.13} (¥5,292)
  32. -14/ [PS4] God Eater 3 # <ACT> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.12.13} (¥8,856)
  33. -6/ [NSW] Fortnite: Deep Freeze Bundle <ACT> (Warner Bros. Japan) {2018.12.13} (¥3,240)
  34. NEW/ [XBO] Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown # <STG> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2019.01.17} (¥8,208)
  35. -10/ [3DS] Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story + Bowser Jr.’s Journey <RPG> (Nintendo) {2018.12.27} (¥5,378)
  36. -7/ [NSW] Dragon Ball FighterZ <FTG> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.09.27} (¥7,344)
  37. -6/ [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2016.11.23} (¥2,916)
  38. -6/ [PS4] Red Dead Redemption 2 # <ACT> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2018.10.26} (¥9,504)
  39. 0/ [PS4] Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue <RPG> (Square Enix) {2017.01.12} (¥7,344)
  40. -3/ [NSW] FIFA 19 # <SPT> (Electronic Arts) {2018.09.25} (¥6,264)
  41. -7/ [NSW] Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker <ADV> (Nintendo) {2018.07.13} (¥4,298)
  42. BACK/ [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS <FTG> (Nintendo) {2014.09.13} (¥5,616)
  43. BACK/ [NSW] Super Bomberman 2 (Smile Price!! Collection) <ACT> (Konami) {2018.11.29} (¥2,981)
  44. -4/ [NSW] Chou Tousouchuu & Chou Sentouchuu Double Pack <ACT> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.11.29} (¥5,724)
  45. +2/ [PS4] Biohazard 7 Resident Evil Gold Edition Grotesque Version (Best Price!) <ADV> (Capcom) {2018.12.13} (¥3,564)
  46. BACK/ [NSW] Overcooked! 2 <ACT> (pckt) {2018.11.29} (¥4,104)
  47. -19/ [PS4] Onimusha: Warlords # <ACT> (Capcom) {2018.12.20} (¥3,769)
  48. -3/ [NSW] Beyblade Burst: Battle Zero <RPG> (FuRyu) {2018.10.25} (¥7,538)
  49. -14/ [NSW] Katamari Damacy Reroll <ACT> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.12.20} (¥3,456)
  50. -7/ [PS4] Rainbow Six Siege: Advanced Edition <ACT> (Ubisoft) {2018.03.01} (¥6,480)

 

Hardware Sales

  1. Nintendo Switch — 71,139 (78,056), -9% (-61%) / 7,195,961
  2. PlayStation 4 — 16,463 (18,301), -10% (-84%) / 7,742,800
  3. Nintendo 3DS — 5,439 (5,705), -5% (-78%) / 27,436,896
  4. PlayStation Vita — 1,755 (1,711), +3% (-59%) / 5,957,778

 

Grand totals

Total Nintendo titles: 30
Total Sony PlayStation titles: 19
Total home Nintendo titles: 27 / 30
Total portable Nintendo titles: 4 / 30
Total home Sony PlayStation titles: 19 / 19
Total portable Sony PlayStation titles: 0 / 19

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

 

Brand-new titles (5)

NEW/ [PS4] Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown #
NEW/ [PS4] Ryu ga Gotoku 4 Densetsu wo Tsugumono Remaster
NEW/ [PS4] Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet Complete Edition
NEW/ [PS4] PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds
NEW/ [XBO] Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown #

1st, PS4 — 4

 

Re-charted titles (4)

BACK/ [NSW] Overcooked! 2
BACK/ [NSW] Super Bomberman 2 (Smile Price!! Collection)
BACK/ [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS
BACK/ [PS4] PlayStation VR Worlds #

1st, Switch — 2
2nd, 3DS — 1
2nd, PS4 —1

 

Out-charted titles (9)

BACK/ [NSW] Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate (Best Price!)
BACK/ [PS4] Just Cause 4
-17/ [NSW] 1-2-Switch
BACK/ [PS4] Persona 5 (New Price Edition)
-9/ [PS4] Pro Evolution Soccer 2019
-18/ [3DS] Luigi’s Mansion
-13/ [NSW] Billion Road
BACK/ [PS4] Detroit: Become Human Value Selection
BACK/ [PS4] Star Wars: Battlefront II #

1st, PS4 — 5
2nd, Switch — 3
3rd, 3DS — 1

 

Previously released titles (45)

Nintendo Switch: 26 / 26
Nintendo 3DS: 4 / 4
PlayStation 4: 15 / 19
PlayStation Vita: 0 / 0

1st, Switch — 26
2nd, PS4 — 15
3rd, 3DS — 4
4th, PSVita — 0

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [26 / 45] * 100 = SPI 57.78 | last week: [25 / 47] * 100
Nintendo 3DS: [4 / 45] * 100 = SPI 8.89 | last week: [4 / 47] * 100
PlayStation 4: [15 / 45] * 100 = SPI 33.33 | last week: [18 / 47] * 100
PlayStation Vita: [0 / 45] * 100 = SPI 0.00 | last week: [0 / 47] * 100

1st, SwitchSPI 57.78 | last week: SPI 53.19 
2nd, PS4SPI 33.33 | last week: SPI 38.30
3rd, 3DSSPI 8.89 | last week: SPI 8.51 
4th, PSVitaSPI 0.00 | last week: SPI 0.00 ⇒

 

Past-years released titles (42)

Nintendo Switch: 24 (20 2018, 4 2017)
Nintendo 3DS: 4 (1 2018, 1 2017, 1 2016, 1 2014)
PlayStation 4: 14 (11 2018, 2 2017, 1 2016)
PlayStation Vita: 0

1st, Switch — 24
2nd, PS4 — 14
3rd, 3DS — 4
4th, PSVita — 0

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [(20 *1) + (4 *2)] = ES 28 | last week: [(20 *1) + (5 *2)]
Nintendo 3DS: [(1 *1) + (1 *2) + (1 *3) + (1 *5)] = ES 11 | last week: [(2 *1) + (1 *2) + (1 *3)]
PlayStation 4: [(11 *1) + (2 *2) + (1 *3)] = ES 18 | last week: [(15 *1) + (3 *2)]
PlayStation Vita: [(0 *0)] = ES 0 | last week: [(0 *0)]

1st, SwitchES 28 | last week: ES 30
2nd, PS4ES 18 | last week: ES 21

3rd, 3DSES 11 | last week: ES 7 
4th, PSVitaES 0 | last week: ES 0

 

Momentum

Nintendo Switch: (highest) +3/ [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe > (lowest) -14/ [NSW] Katamari Damacy Reroll
Nintendo 3DS: (highest) -4/ [3DS] Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon > (lowest) -10/ [3DS] Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story + Bowser Jr.’s Journey
PlayStation 4: (highest) +4/ [PS4] Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5+2.5 Remix > (lowest) -19/ [PS4] Onimusha: Warlords #
PlayStation Vita: (highest) none = (lowest) none

Highest: +4/ [PS4] Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5+2.5 Remix
Lowest: -19/ [PS4] Onimusha: Warlords #

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [(-1 + -1 + +1 + +3 + +1 + -3 + +1 + +1 + 0 + -3 + -13 + -4 + -4 + -4 + -1 + -5 + -4 + -6 + -7 + -3 + -7 + -4 + -3 + -14) / 24] = MM -3.33
Nintendo 3DS: [(-4 + -10 + -6) / 3] = MM -6.67
PlayStation 4: [(-4 + -12 + -4 + -4 + +4 + -6 + +4 + 0 + -14 + -6 + 0 + +2 + -19 + -7) / 14] = MM -4.71
PlayStation Vita: N/A

1st, SwitchMM -3.33 | last week: MM -4.35 
2nd, PS4MM -4.71 | last week: MM +3.89 
3rd, 3DSMM -6.67 | last week: MM -5.75 
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 *0.25) + (2 *0.50)] = DS 1.25
Nintendo 3DS: [(1 *0.50)] = DS 0.50
PlayStation 4: [(4 *0.25) + (1 *0.50)] = DS 1.50
PlayStation Vita: [(0 *0.00)] = DS 0.00

1st, PS4DS 1.50 | last week: DS 0.25
2nd, SwitchDS 1.25 | last week: DS 3.50
3rd, 3DSDS 0.50 | last week: DS 2.50
4th, PSVitaDS 0.00 | last week: DS 0.00

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [-3.33 – 1.25 + 2 + 5] = MI +2.42 | last week: [-4.35 – 3.50 + 2 + 3]
Nintendo 3DS: [-6.67 – 0.50 + 1 + 5] = MI -1.17 | last week: [-5.75 – 2.50 + 0 + 3]
PlayStation 4: [-4.71 – 1.50 + 1 + 5] = MI -0.21 | last week: [+3.89 – 0.25 + 9 + 3]
PlayStation Vita: N/A | last week: N/A

1st, SwitchMI +2.42 | last week: MI -2.85
2nd, PS4MI -0.21 | last week: MI +15.64
3rd, 3DSMI -1.17 | last week: MI -5.25
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 (January 14, 2019 – January 20, 2019).
Weekly Top 20 Media Create Charts (January 14, 2019 – January 20, 2019).
Observations on Media Create for the Week of January 7, 2019 – January 13, 2019.

 

 

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