Observations on Media Create for the Week of January 28, 2019 – February 3, 2019

NintendObserverDespite the recent shake-up, Nintendo Switch software still represent more than half of the games in charts.

 

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Software Sales

  1. 0/ [PS4] Kingdom Hearts III # <RPG> (Square Enix) {2019.01.25} (¥9,504) – 91,019 / 701,096
  2. 0/ [PS4] Resident Evil 2 # <ADV> (Capcom) {2019.01.25} (¥8,424) – 51,339 / 304,186
  3. 0/ [NSW] New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe <ACT> (Nintendo) {2019.01.11} (¥6,458) – 45,879 / 358,748
  4. 0/ [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate # <FTG> (Nintendo) {2018.12.07} (¥7,776) – 35,217 / 2,799,969
  5. +3/ [NSW] Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! & Let’s Go, Eevee! # <RPG> (The Pokémon Company) {2018.11.16} (¥6,458) – 21,274 / 1,457,907
  6. NEW/ [PS4] Nelke & the Legendary Alchemists: Ateliers of the New World # <RPG> (Koei Tecmo Games) {2019.01.31} (¥8,424) – 18,679 / NEW
  7. -1/ [NSW] Super Mario Party # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2018.10.05} (¥6,458) – 12,181 / 996,084
  8. -1/ [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe <RCE> (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥6,458) – 11,710 / 2,108,522
  9. -4/ [PS4] Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown # <STG> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2019.01.17} (¥8,208) – 11,444 / 239,322
  10. -1/ [NSW] Minecraft # <ADV> (Microsoft) {2018.06.21} (¥3,888) – 8,250 / 590,289
  11. NEW/ [NSW] Nelke & the Legendary Alchemists: Ateliers of the New World # <RPG> (Koei Tecmo Games) {2019.01.31} (¥8,424) – 8,046 / NEW
  12. -2/ [NSW] Splatoon 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} (¥6,458) – 7,689 / 2,918,368
  13. -1/ [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥7,538) – 6,957 / 1,276,558
  14. -1/ [PS4] Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5+2.5 Remix <RPG> (Square Enix) {2017.03.09} (¥7,344) – 6,023 / 235,306
  15. -4/ [NSW] Dragon Quest Builders 2 <ADV> (Square Enix) {2018.12.20} (¥8,424) – 5,814 / 223,424
  16. NEW/ [PSV] Nelke & the Legendary Alchemists: Ateliers of the New World # <RPG> (Koei Tecmo Games) {2019.01.31} (¥7,344) – 4,589 / NEW
  17. NEW/ [NSW] Dragon Marked For Death # <RPG> (Inti Creates) {2019.01.31} (¥5,980) – 4,492 / NEW
  18. NEW/ [NSW] Fate/Extella Link <ACT> (Marvelous) {2019.01.31} (¥8,618) – 4,134 / NEW
  19. NEW/ [PS4] Robotics;Notes DaSH <ADV> (5pb.) {2019.01.31} (¥8,424) – 3,943 / NEW
  20. -3/ [NSW] Fitness Boxing <HOB> (Imagineer) {2018.12.20} (¥6,264) – 3,613 / 23,332
  21. -7/ [PS4] Dragon Quest Builders 2 <ADV> (Square Enix) {2018.12.20} (¥8,424)
  22. NEW/ [PS4] Dragon Ball FighterZ: Deluxe Edition <FTG> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2019.01.31} (¥6,588)
  23. -2/ [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} (¥6,458)
  24. -9/ [PS4] Tales of Vesperia Definitive Edition # <RPG> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2019.01.11} (¥6,156)
  25. -3/ [PS4] Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue <RPG> (Square Enix) {2017.01.12} (¥7,344)
  26. -7/ [PS4] Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 <ACT> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2018.10.12} (¥8,532)
  27. -9/ [PS4] PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds <ACT> (PUBG Corporation) {2019.01.17} (¥3,300)
  28. -3/ [NSW] Taiko no Tatsujin: Nintendo Switch Version! <ACT> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.07.19} (¥6,588)
  29. -13/ [PS4] Ryu ga Gotoku 4 Densetsu wo Tsugumono Remaster <ADV> (Sega Games) {2019.01.17} (¥4,309)
  30. NEW/ [PS4] Conception Plus: Ore no Kodomo wo Undekure! <RPG> (Spike Chunsoft) {2019.01.31} (¥6,458)
  31. -5/ [NSW] Kirby Star Allies <ACT> (Nintendo) {2018.03.16} (¥6,458)
  32. NEW/ [PS4] Robotics;Notes Otoku Set <ADV> (5pb.) {2019.01.31} (¥9,990)
  33. NEW/ [NSW] Robotics;Notes Otoku Set <ADV> (5pb.) {2019.01.31} (¥9,990)
  34. -11/ [NSW] Go Vacation <ETC> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.12.27} (¥5,378)
  35. -11/ [PS4] Judgment <ADV> (Sega Games) {2018.12.13} (¥8,953)
  36. -9/ [3DS] Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon <RPG> (The Pokémon Company) {2017.11.17} (¥5,378)
  37. NEW/ [NSW] Robotics;Notes DaSH <ADV> (5pb.) {2019.01.31} (¥8,424)
  38. -10/ [NSW] Mario Tennis Aces <SPT> (Nintendo) {2018.06.22} (¥6,458)
  39. -6/ [NSW] Chou Tousouchuu & Chou Sentouchuu Double Pack <ACT> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.11.29} (¥5,724)
  40. NEW/ [NSW] Stardew Valley Collector’s Edition <SLG> (Oizumi Amuzio) {2019.01.31} (¥3,780)
  41. -11/ [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V (¥3,500 Edition) <ACT> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2018.12.06} (¥3,780)
  42. -10/ [NSW] Diablo III Eternal Collection <RPG> (Blizzard Entertainment) {2018.12.27} (¥7,538)
  43. -14/ [PS4] Battlefield V <ACT> (Electronic Arts) {2018.11.20} (¥8,424)
  44. -9/ [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2016.11.23} (¥2,916)
  45. -14/ [PS4] Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet Complete Edition <ACT> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2019.01.17} (¥7,776)
  46. NEW/ [PS4] Stardew Valley Collector’s Edition <SLG> (Oizumi Amuzio) {2019.01.31} (¥3,780)
  47. -8/ [NSW] Dragon Ball FighterZ <FTG> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.09.27} (¥7,344)
  48. -2/ [NSW] Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate (Best Price!) <ACT> (Capcom) {2018.11.15} (¥4,309)
  49. -15/ [PS4] PlayStation VR Worlds # <ETC> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2016.10.13} (¥5,292)
  50. -13/ [NSW] Fortnite: Deep Freeze Bundle <ACT> (Warner Bros. Japan) {2018.12.13} (¥3,240)

 

Hardware Sales

  1. Nintendo Switch — 69,472 (52,429), +33% (-26%) / 7,317,862
  2. PlayStation 4 — 25,614 (52,644), -51% (+220%) / 7,821,058
  3. Nintendo 3DS — 4,914 (4,932), -0% (-9%) / 27,446,742
  4. PlayStation Vita — 1,521 (1,701), -11% (-3%) / 5,961,000

 

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 (13)

NEW/ [PS4] Nelke & the Legendary Alchemists: Ateliers of the New World #
NEW/ [NSW] Nelke & the Legendary Alchemists: Ateliers of the New World #
NEW/ [PSV] Nelke & the Legendary Alchemists: Ateliers of the New World #
NEW/ [NSW] Dragon Marked For Death #
NEW/ [NSW] Fate/Extella Link
NEW/ [PS4] Robotics;Notes DaSH
NEW/ [PS4] Dragon Ball FighterZ: Deluxe Edition
NEW/ [PS4] Conception Plus: Ore no Kodomo wo Undekure!
NEW/ [PS4] Robotics;Notes Otoku Set
NEW/ [NSW] Robotics;Notes Otoku Set
NEW/ [NSW] Robotics;Notes DaSH
NEW/ [NSW] Stardew Valley Collector’s Edition
NEW/ [PS4] Stardew Valley Collector’s Edition

1st, Switch — 6
1st, PS4 — 6
3rd, PSVita — 1

 

Re-charted titles (0)

None.

 

Out-charted titles (13)

-15/ [3DS] Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story + Bowser Jr.’s Journey
BACK/ [PS4] Monster Hunter: World (Best Price)
-7/ [NSW] Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker
-5/ [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS
+3/ [NSW] Beyblade Burst: Battle Zero
NEW/ [PSV] Suki to Suki to de Sankaku Ren’ai #
+2/ [PS4] Biohazard 7 Resident Evil Gold Edition Grotesque Version (Best Price!)
-25/ [NSW] Tales of Vesperia Definitive Edition #
-9/ [PS4] God Eater 3 #
0/ [NSW] FIFA 19 #
+8/ [NSW] Overcooked! 2
-7/ [PS4] Dead by Daylight
NEW/ [PS4] Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Hou #

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

 

Previously released titles (37)

Nintendo Switch: 20 / 26
Nintendo 3DS: 2 / 2
PlayStation 4: 15 / 21
PlayStation Vita: 0 / 1

1st, Switch — 20
2nd, PS4 — 15
3rd, 3DS — 2
4th, PSVita — 0

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [20 / 37] * 100 = SPI 54.05 | last week: [25 / 46] * 100
Nintendo 3DS: [2 / 37] * 100 = SPI 5.41 | last week: [4 / 46] * 100
PlayStation 4: [15 / 37] * 100 = SPI 40.54 | last week: [17 / 46] * 100
PlayStation Vita: [0 / 37] * 100 = SPI 0.00 | last week: [0 / 46] * 100

1st, SwitchSPI 54.05 | last week: SPI 54.35 
2nd, PS4SPI 40.54 | last week: SPI 36.96
3rd, 3DSSPI 5.41 | last week: SPI 8.70 
4th, PSVitaSPI 0.00 | last week: SPI 0.00 ⇒

 

Past-years released titles (29)

Nintendo Switch: 19 (15 2018, 4 2017)
Nintendo 3DS: 2 (1 2017, 1 2016)
PlayStation 4: 8 (5 2018, 2 2017, 1 2016)
PlayStation Vita: 0

1st, Switch — 19
2nd, PS4 — 8
3rd, 3DS — 2
4th, PSVita — 0

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [(15 *1) + (4 *2)] = ES 23 | last week: [(19 *1) + (4 *2)]
Nintendo 3DS: [(1 *2) + (1 *3)] = ES 5 | last week: [(1 *1) + (1 *2) + (1 *3) + (1 *5)]
PlayStation 4: [(5 *1) + (2 *2) + (1 *3)] = ES 12 | last week: [(9 *1) + (2 *2) + (1 *3)]
PlayStation Vita: [(0 *0)] = ES 0 | last week: [(0 *0)]

1st, SwitchES 23 | last week: ES 27
2nd, PS4ES 12 | last week: ES 16

3rd, 3DSES 5 | last week: ES 11 
4th, PSVitaES 0 | last week: ES 0

 

Momentum

Nintendo Switch: (highest) +3/ [NSW] Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! & Let’s Go, Eevee! # > (lowest) -13/ [NSW] Fortnite: Deep Freeze Bundle
Nintendo 3DS: (highest) -9/ [3DS] Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon > (lowest) -9/ [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo #
PlayStation 4: (highest) 0/ [PS4] Kingdom Hearts III # > (lowest) -15/ [PS4] PlayStation VR Worlds #
PlayStation Vita: (highest) none = (lowest) none

Highest: +3/ [NSW] Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! & Let’s Go, Eevee! #
Lowest: -15/ [PS4] PlayStation VR Worlds #

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [(0 + 0 + +3 + -1 + -1 + -1 + -2 + -1 + -4 + -3 + -2 + -3 + -5 + -11 + -10 + -6 + -10 + -8 + -2 + -13) / 20] = MM -4.00
Nintendo 3DS: [(-9 + -9) / 2] = MM -9.00
PlayStation 4: [(0 + 0 + -4 + -1 + -7 + -9 + -3 + -7 + -9 + -13 + -11 + -11 + -14 + -14 + -15) / 15] = MM -7.87
PlayStation Vita: N/A

1st, SwitchMM -4.00 | last week: MM -1.67 
2nd, PS4MM -7.87 | last week: MM -2.50 
3rd, 3DSMM -9.00 | last week: MM -4.75 
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: [(5 *0.50)] = DS 2.50
Nintendo 3DS: [(2 *0.50)] = DS 1.00
PlayStation 4: [(1 *0.25) + (3 *0.50) + (1 *1.00)] = DS 2.75
PlayStation Vita: [(1 *1.00)] = DS 1.00

1st, PS4DS 2.75 | last week: DS 1.50
2nd, SwitchDS 2.50 | last week: DS 0.75
3rd, 3DSDS 1.00 | last week: DS 0.00
4th, PSVitaDS 1.00 | last week: DS 0.00

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [-4.00 – 2.50 + 0 + 13] = MI +6.50 | last week: [-1.67 – 0.75 + 1 + 4]
Nintendo 3DS: [-9.00 – 1.00 + 0 + 13] = MI +3.00 | last week: [-4.75 – 0.00 + 0 + 4]
PlayStation 4: [-7.87 – 2.75 + 0 + 13] = MI +2.38 | last week: [-2.50 – 1.50 + 1 + 4]
PlayStation Vita: N/A | last week: N/A

1st, SwitchMI +6.50 | last week: MI +2.58
2nd, 3DSMI +3.00 | last week: MI -0.75
3rd, PS4MI +2.38 | last week: MI +1.00
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 28, 2019 – February 3, 2019).
Weekly Top 20 Media Create Charts (January 28, 2019 – February 3, 2019).
Observations on Media Create for the Week of January 21, 2019 – January 27, 2019.

 

 

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