Observations on Media Create for the Week of January 21, 2019 – January 27, 2019

NintendObserverTo be honest though, for such a high profile game, announced since 2013, not to reach a million at launch in its home country, on the current home console with the largest install base, somebody at Square Enix must be wishing that game launched on Nintendo Switch.

 

☆ NintendObs Weekly – Monday, January 28, 2019 – Sunday, February 3, 2019.

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Software Sales

  1. NEW/ [PS4] Kingdom Hearts III # <RPG> (Square Enix) {2019.01.25} (¥9,504) – 610,077 / NEW
  2. NEW/ [PS4] Resident Evil 2 # <ADV> (Capcom) {2019.01.25} (¥8,424) – 252,848 / NEW
  3. -1/ [NSW] New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe <ACT> (Nintendo) {2019.01.11} (¥6,458) – 57,725 / 312,869
  4. -1/ [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate # <FTG> (Nintendo) {2018.12.07} (¥7,776) – 38,478 / 2,764,751
  5. -4/ [PS4] Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown # <STG> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2019.01.17} (¥8,208) – 25,499 / 227,878
  6. -1/ [NSW] Super Mario Party # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2018.10.05} (¥6,458) – 11,958 / 983,903
  7. -1/ [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe <RCE> (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥6,458) – 10,860 / 2,096,812
  8. -1/ [NSW] Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! & Let’s Go, Eevee! # <RPG> (The Pokémon Company) {2018.11.16} (¥6,458) – 9,334 / 1,436,633
  9. 0/ [NSW] Minecraft # <ADV> (Microsoft) {2018.06.21} (¥3,888) – 8,588 / 582,039
  10. 0/ [NSW] Splatoon 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} (¥6,458) – 7,329 / 2,910,678
  11. -3/ [NSW] Dragon Quest Builders 2 <ADV> (Square Enix) {2018.12.20} (¥8,424) – 7,117 / 217,610
  12. 0/ [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥7,538) – 6,578 / 1,269,601
  13. +9/ [PS4] Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5+2.5 Remix <RPG> (Square Enix) {2017.03.09} (¥7,344) – 6,097 / 229,283
  14. -3/ [PS4] Dragon Quest Builders 2 <ADV> (Square Enix) {2018.12.20} (¥8,424) – 5,275 / 211,667
  15. 0/ [PS4] Tales of Vesperia Definitive Edition # <RPG> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2019.01.11} (¥6,156) – 5,039 / 53,994
  16. -12/ [PS4] Ryu ga Gotoku 4 Densetsu wo Tsugumono Remaster <ADV> (Sega Games) {2019.01.17} (¥4,309) – 4,393 / 22,833
  17. +8/ [NSW] Fitness Boxing <HOB> (Imagineer) {2018.12.20} (¥6,264) – 4,130 / 19,719
  18. -4/ [PS4] PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds <ACT> (PUBG Corporation) {2019.01.17} (¥3,300) – 3,408 / 10,855
  19. 0/ [PS4] Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 <ACT> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2018.10.12} (¥8,532) – 3,261 / 527,400
  20. NEW/ [PS4] Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Hou # <ADV> (Entergram) {2019.01.24} (¥8,618) – 2,868 / NEW
  21. 0/ [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} (¥6,458)
  22. +17/ [PS4] Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue <RPG> (Square Enix) {2017.01.12} (¥7,344)
  23. -7/ [NSW] Go Vacation <ETC> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.12.27} (¥5,378)
  24. -6/ [PS4] Judgment <ADV> (Sega Games) {2018.12.13} (¥8,953)
  25. -5/ [NSW] Taiko no Tatsujin: Nintendo Switch Version! <ACT> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.07.19} (¥6,588)
  26. -3/ [NSW] Kirby Star Allies <ACT> (Nintendo) {2018.03.16} (¥6,458)
  27. -1/ [3DS] Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon <RPG> (The Pokémon Company) {2017.11.17} (¥5,378)
  28. 0/ [NSW] Mario Tennis Aces <SPT> (Nintendo) {2018.06.22} (¥6,458)
  29. -2/ [PS4] Battlefield V <ACT> (Electronic Arts) {2018.11.20} (¥8,424)
  30. 0/ [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V (¥3,500 Edition) <ACT> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2018.12.06} (¥3,780)
  31. -18/ [PS4] Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet Complete Edition <ACT> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2019.01.17} (¥7,776)
  32. -8/ [NSW] Diablo III Eternal Collection <RPG> (Blizzard Entertainment) {2018.12.27} (¥7,538)
  33. +11/ [NSW] Chou Tousouchuu & Chou Sentouchuu Double Pack <ACT> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.11.29} (¥5,724)
  34. -3/ [PS4] PlayStation VR Worlds # <ETC> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2016.10.13} (¥5,292)
  35. +2/ [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2016.11.23} (¥2,916)
  36. -7/ [PS4] Dead by Daylight <ACT> (3goo) {2018.11.29} (¥6,048)
  37. -4/ [NSW] Fortnite: Deep Freeze Bundle <ACT> (Warner Bros. Japan) {2018.12.13} (¥3,240)
  38. +8/ [NSW] Overcooked! 2 <ACT> (pckt) {2018.11.29} (¥4,104)
  39. -3/ [NSW] Dragon Ball FighterZ <FTG> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.09.27} (¥7,344)
  40. 0/ [NSW] FIFA 19 # <SPT> (Electronic Arts) {2018.09.25} (¥6,264)
  41. -9/ [PS4] God Eater 3 # <ACT> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.12.13} (¥8,856)
  42. -25/ [NSW] Tales of Vesperia Definitive Edition # <RPG> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2019.01.11} (¥6,156)
  43. +2/ [PS4] Biohazard 7 Resident Evil Gold Edition Grotesque Version (Best Price!) <ADV> (Capcom) {2018.12.13} (¥3,564)
  44. NEW/ [PSV] Suki to Suki to de Sankaku Ren’ai # <ADV> (Entergram) {2019.01.24} (¥7,538)
  45. +3/ [NSW] Beyblade Burst: Battle Zero <RPG> (FuRyu) {2018.10.25} (¥7,538)
  46. BACK/ [NSW] Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate (Best Price!) <ACT> (Capcom) {2018.11.15} (¥4,309)
  47. -5/ [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS <FTG> (Nintendo) {2014.09.13} (¥5,616)
  48. -7/ [NSW] Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker <ADV> (Nintendo) {2018.07.13} (¥4,298)
  49. BACK/ [PS4] Monster Hunter: World (Best Price) <ACT> (Capcom) {2018.08.02} (¥5,389)
  50. -15/ [3DS] Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story + Bowser Jr.’s Journey <RPG> (Nintendo) {2018.12.27} (¥5,378)

 

Hardware Sales

  1. PlayStation 4 — 52,644 (16,463), +220% (-10%) / 7,795,444
  2. Nintendo Switch — 52,429 (71,139), -26% (-9%) / 7,248,390
  3. Nintendo 3DS — 4,932 (5,439), -9% (-5%) / 27,441,828
  4. PlayStation Vita — 1,701 (1,755), -3% (+3%) / 5,959,479

 

Grand totals

Total Nintendo titles: 29
Total Sony PlayStation titles: 21
Total home Nintendo titles: 25 / 29
Total portable Nintendo titles: 4 / 29
Total home Sony PlayStation titles: 20 / 21
Total portable Sony PlayStation titles: 1 / 21

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

 

Brand-new titles (4)

NEW/ [PS4] Kingdom Hearts III #
NEW/ [PS4] Resident Evil 2 #
NEW/ [PS4] Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Hou #
NEW/ [PSV] Suki to Suki to de Sankaku Ren’ai #

1st, PS4 — 3
2nd, PSVita — 1

 

Re-charted titles (2)

BACK/ [PS4] Monster Hunter: World (Best Price)
BACK/ [NSW] Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate (Best Price!)

1st, Switch — 1
1st, PS4 —1

 

Out-charted titles (6)

-7/ [PS4] Rainbow Six Siege: Advanced Edition
-14/ [NSW] Katamari Damacy Reroll
-19/ [PS4] Onimusha: Warlords #
BACK/ [NSW] Super Bomberman 2 (Smile Price!! Collection)
-6/ [PS4] Red Dead Redemption 2 #
NEW/ [XBO] Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown #

1st, PS4 — 3
2nd, Switch — 2

 

Previously released titles (46)

Nintendo Switch: 25 / 25
Nintendo 3DS: 4 / 4
PlayStation 4: 17 / 20
PlayStation Vita: 0 / 1

1st, Switch — 25
2nd, PS4 — 17
3rd, 3DS — 4
4th, PSVita — 0

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [25 / 46] * 100 = SPI 54.35 | last week: [26 / 45] * 100
Nintendo 3DS: [4 / 46] * 100 = SPI 8.70 | last week: [4 / 45] * 100
PlayStation 4: [17 / 46] * 100 = SPI 36.96 | last week: [15 / 45] * 100
PlayStation Vita: [0 / 46] * 100 = SPI 0.00 | last week: [0 / 45] * 100

1st, SwitchSPI 54.35 | last week: SPI 57.78 
2nd, PS4SPI 36.96 | last week: SPI 33.33
3rd, 3DSSPI 8.70 | last week: SPI 8.89 
4th, PSVitaSPI 0.00 | last week: SPI 0.00 ⇒

 

Past-years released titles (39)

Nintendo Switch: 23 (19 2018, 4 2017)
Nintendo 3DS: 4 (1 2018, 1 2017, 1 2016, 1 2014)
PlayStation 4: 12 (9 2018, 2 2017, 1 2016)
PlayStation Vita: 0

1st, Switch — 23
2nd, PS4 — 12
3rd, 3DS — 4
4th, PSVita — 0

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [(19 *1) + (4 *2)] = ES 27 | last week: [(20 *1) + (4 *2)]
Nintendo 3DS: [(1 *1) + (1 *2) + (1 *3) + (1 *5)] = ES 11 | last week: [(1 *1) + (1 *2) + (1 *3) + (1 *5)]
PlayStation 4: [(9 *1) + (2 *2) + (1 *3)] = ES 16 | last week: [(11 *1) + (2 *2) + (1 *3)]
PlayStation Vita: [(0 *0)] = ES 0 | last week: [(0 *0)]

1st, SwitchES 27 | last week: ES 28
2nd, PS4ES 16 | last week: ES 18

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

 

Momentum

Nintendo Switch: (highest) +11/ [NSW] Chou Tousouchuu & Chou Sentouchuu Double Pack > (lowest) -25/ [NSW] Tales of Vesperia Definitive Edition #
Nintendo 3DS: (highest) +2/ [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo # > (lowest) -15/ [3DS] Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story + Bowser Jr.’s Journey
PlayStation 4: (highest) +17/ [PS4] Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue > (lowest) -18/ [PS4] Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet Complete Edition
PlayStation Vita: (highest) none = (lowest) none

Highest: +17/ [PS4] Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue
Lowest: -25/ [NSW] Tales of Vesperia Definitive Edition #

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [(-1 + -1 + -1 + -1 + -1 + 0 + 0 + -3 + 0 + +8 + 0 + -7 + -5 + -3 + 0 + -8 + +11 + -4 + +8 + -3 + 0 + -25 + +3 + -7) / 24] = MM -1.67
Nintendo 3DS: [(-1 + +2 + -5 + -15) / 4] = MM -4.75
PlayStation 4: [(-4 + +9 + -3 + 0 + -12 + -4 + 0 + +17 + -6 + -2 + 0 + -18 + -3 + -7 + -9 + +2) / 16] = MM -2.50
PlayStation Vita: N/A

1st, SwitchMM -1.67 | last week: MM -3.33 
2nd, PS4MM -2.50 | last week: MM -4.71 
3rd, 3DSMM -4.75 | last week: MM -6.67 
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) + (1 *0.50)] = DS 0.75
Nintendo 3DS: [(0 *0.00)] = DS 0.00
PlayStation 4: [(3 *0.50)] = DS 1.50
PlayStation Vita: [(0 *0.00)] = DS 0.00

1st, PS4DS 1.50 | last week: DS 1.50
2nd, SwitchDS 0.75 | last week: DS 1.25
3rd, 3DSDS 0.00 | last week: DS 0.50
4th, PSVitaDS 0.00 | last week: DS 0.00

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [-1.67 – 0.75 + 1 + 4] = MI +2.58 | last week: [-3.33 – 1.25 + 2 + 5]
Nintendo 3DS: [-4.75 – 0.00 + 0 + 4] = MI -0.75 | last week: [-6.67 – 0.50 + 1 + 5]
PlayStation 4: [-2.50 – 1.50 + 1 + 4] = MI +1.00 | last week: [-4.71 – 1.50 + 1 + 5]
PlayStation Vita: N/A | last week: N/A

1st, SwitchMI +2.58 | last week: MI +2.42
2nd, PS4MI +1.00 | last week: MI -0.21
3rd, 3DSMI -0.75 | last week: MI -1.17
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 21, 2019 – January 27, 2019).
Weekly Top 20 Media Create Charts (January 21, 2019 – January 27, 2019).
Observations on Media Create for the Week of January 14, 2019 – January 20, 2019.

 

 

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