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Observations on Media Create for the Week of January 7, 2019 – January 13, 2019

NintendObserverWhile most of the games that came back in charts were on PS4, most of the games that left were on Nintendo Switch.

 

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Software Sales

  1. NEW/ [NSW] New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe <ACT> (Nintendo) {2019.01.11} (¥6,458) – 166,303 / NEW
  2. -1/ [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate # <FTG> (Nintendo) {2018.12.07} (¥7,776) – 62,580 / 2,676,740
  3. NEW/ [PS4] Tales of Vesperia Definitive Edition # <RPG> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2019.01.11} (¥6,156) – 41,510 / NEW
  4. NEW/ [NSW] Tales of Vesperia Definitive Edition # <RPG> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2019.01.11} (¥6,156) – 26,588 / NEW
  5. 0/ [NSW] Dragon Quest Builders 2 <ADV> (Square Enix) {2018.12.20} (¥8,424) – 19,565 / 199,003
  6. -4/ [NSW] Super Mario Party # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2018.10.05} (¥6,458) – 19,054 / 955,194
  7. +1/ [PS4] Dragon Quest Builders 2 <ADV> (Square Enix) {2018.12.20} (¥8,424) – 17,931 / 197,062
  8. -5/ [NSW] Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! & Let’s Go, Eevee! # <RPG> (The Pokémon Company) {2018.11.16} (¥6,458) – 15,353 / 1,414,948
  9. -5/ [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe <RCE> (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥6,458) – 14,991 / 2,070,890
  10. -3/ [NSW] Minecraft # <ADV> (Microsoft) {2018.06.21} (¥3,888) – 12,590 / 562,344
  11. -5/ [NSW] Splatoon 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} (¥6,458) – 11,061 / 2,893,881
  12. -1/ [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥7,538) – 8,636 / 1,255,292
  13. -4/ [NSW] Go Vacation <ETC> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.12.27} (¥5,378) – 7,576 / 42,711
  14. -4/ [PS4] Judgment <ADV> (Sega Games) {2018.12.13} (¥8,953) – 6,837 / 240,293
  15. +2/ [PS4] Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 <ACT> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2018.10.12} (¥8,532) – 5,618 / 519,799
  16. -3/ [NSW] Taiko no Tatsujin: Nintendo Switch Version! <ACT> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.07.19} (¥6,588) – 4,682 / 290,959
  17. -5/ [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} (¥6,458) – 4,134 / 1,935,809
  18. -3/ [PS4] God Eater 3 # <ACT> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.12.13} (¥8,856) – 3,546 / 204,056
  19. -5/ [NSW] Kirby Star Allies <ACT> (Nintendo) {2018.03.16} (¥6,458) – 3,082 / 720,725
  20. +5/ [NSW] Fitness Boxing <HOB> (Imagineer) {2018.12.20} (¥6,264) – 3,024 / 13,201
  21. -3/ [PS4] Battlefield V <ACT> (Electronic Arts) {2018.11.20} (¥8,424)
  22. -1/ [3DS] Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon <RPG> (The Pokémon Company) {2017.11.17} (¥5,378)
  23. +23/ [NSW] Diablo III Eternal Collection <RPG> (Blizzard Entertainment) {2018.12.27} (¥7,538)
  24. -8/ [NSW] Mario Tennis Aces <SPT> (Nintendo) {2018.06.22} (¥6,458)
  25. -3/ [3DS] Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story + Bowser Jr.’s Journey <RPG> (Nintendo) {2018.12.27} (¥5,378)
  26. +18/ [PS4] Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5+2.5 Remix <RPG> (Square Enix) {2017.03.09} (¥7,344)
  27. +5/ [NSW] Fortnite: Deep Freeze Bundle <ACT> (Warner Bros. Japan) {2018.12.13} (¥3,240)
  28. +17/ [PS4] Onimusha: Warlords # <ACT> (Capcom) {2018.12.20} (¥3,769)
  29. -9/ [NSW] Dragon Ball FighterZ <FTG> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.09.27} (¥7,344)
  30. BACK/ [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V (¥3,500 Edition) <ACT> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2018.12.06} (¥3,780)
  31. -1/ [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2016.11.23} (¥2,916)
  32. BACK/ [PS4] Red Dead Redemption 2 # <ACT> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2018.10.26} (¥9,504)
  33. +16/ [PS4] Dead by Daylight <ACT> (3goo) {2018.11.29} (¥6,048)
  34. -15/ [NSW] Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker <ADV> (Nintendo) {2018.07.13} (¥4,298)
  35. BACK/ [PS4] Star Wars: Battlefront II # <ACT> (Electronic Arts) {2017.11.14} (¥8,424)
  36. -10/ [NSW] Katamari Damacy Reroll <ACT> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.12.20} (¥3,456)
  37. -14/ [NSW] FIFA 19 # <SPT> (Electronic Arts) {2018.09.25} (¥6,264)
  38. BACK/ [PS4] Detroit: Become Human Value Selection <ADV> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2018.11.21} (¥4,212)
  39. BACK/ [PS4] Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue <RPG> (Square Enix) {2017.01.12} (¥7,344)
  40. -6/ [NSW] Chou Tousouchuu & Chou Sentouchuu Double Pack <ACT> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.11.29} (¥5,724)
  41. -13/ [NSW] Billion Road <TBL> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.11.29} (¥6,156)
  42. -18/ [3DS] Luigi’s Mansion <ACT> (Nintendo) {2018.11.08} (¥5,378)
  43. BACK/ [PS4] Rainbow Six Siege: Advanced Edition <ACT> (Ubisoft) {2018.03.01} (¥6,480)
  44. -9/ [PS4] Pro Evolution Soccer 2019 <SPT> (Konami) {2018.08.30} (¥8,208)
  45. BACK/ [NSW] Beyblade Burst: Battle Zero <RPG> (FuRyu) {2018.10.25} (¥7,538)
  46. BACK/ [PS4] Persona 5 (New Price Edition) <RPG> (Atlus) {2018.09.06} (¥5,378)
  47. BACK/ [PS4] Biohazard 7 Resident Evil Gold Edition Grotesque Version (Best Price!) <ADV> (Capcom) {2018.12.13} (¥3,564)
  48. -17/ [NSW] 1-2-Switch <ETC> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥5,378)
  49. BACK/ [PS4] Just Cause 4 <ACT> (Square Enix) {2018.12.06} (¥8,618)
  50. BACK/ [NSW] Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate (Best Price!) <ACT> (Capcom) {2018.11.15} (¥4,309)

 

Hardware Sales

  1. Nintendo Switch — 78,056 (199,982), -61% (+14%) / 7,124,822
  2. PlayStation 4 — 18,301 (117,182), -84% (+62%) / 7,726,337
  3. Nintendo 3DS — 5,705 (26,483), -78% (+95%) / 27,431,457
  4. PlayStation Vita — 1,711 (4,138), -59% (+16%) / 5,956,023

 

Grand totals

Total Nintendo titles: 31
Total Sony PlayStation titles: 19
Total home Nintendo titles: 27 / 31
Total portable Nintendo titles: 4 / 31
Total home Sony PlayStation titles: 19 / 19
Total portable Sony PlayStation titles: 0 / 19

1st, Switch — 27
2nd, PS4 — 19
3rd, 3DS — 4
4th, PSVita — 0

 

Brand-new titles (3)

NEW/ [NSW] New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe
NEW/ [PS4] Tales of Vesperia Definitive Edition #
NEW/ [NSW] Tales of Vesperia Definitive Edition #

1st, Switch — 2
2nd, PS4 — 1

 

Re-charted titles (11)

BACK/ [NSW] Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate (Best Price!)
BACK/ [PS4] Just Cause 4
BACK/ [PS4] Biohazard 7 Resident Evil Gold Edition Grotesque Version (Best Price!)
BACK/ [PS4] Persona 5 (New Price Edition)
BACK/ [NSW] Beyblade Burst: Battle Zero
BACK/ [PS4] Rainbow Six Siege: Advanced Edition
BACK/ [PS4] Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue
BACK/ [PS4] Detroit: Become Human Value Selection
BACK/ [PS4] Star Wars: Battlefront II #
BACK/ [PS4] Red Dead Redemption 2 #
BACK/ [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V (¥3,500 Edition)

1st, PS4 —9
2nd, Switch — 2

 

Out-charted titles (14)

BACK/ [NSW] Pokkén Tournament DX
-4/ [3DS] WarioWare Gold
+3/ [NSW] Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
+6/ [3DS] Neko Tomo
-3/ [3DS] Mario Party: The Top 100
0/ [NSW] Kamen Rider Climax Scramble Zi-O #
+7/ [3DS] Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker
-1/ [NSW] Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 03: Vehicle Kit
+4/ [NSW] Sumikko Gurashi: Atsumare! Sumikko Town
+11/ [NSW] Arms
-8/ [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS
0/ [NSW] Pro Yakyuu Famista Evolution
BACK/ [PS4] PlayStation VR Worlds #
BACK/ [NSW] Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 01: Variety Kit

1st, Switch — 8
2nd, 3DS — 5
3rd, PS4 — 1

 

Previously released titles (47)

Nintendo Switch: 25 / 27
Nintendo 3DS: 4 / 4
PlayStation 4: 18 / 19
PlayStation Vita: 0 / 0

1st, Switch — 25
2nd, PS4 — 18
3rd, 3DS — 4
4th, PSVita — 0

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [25 / 47] * 100 = SPI 53.19 | last week: [31 / 50] * 100
Nintendo 3DS: [4 / 47] * 100 = SPI 8.51 | last week: [9 / 50] * 100
PlayStation 4: [18 / 47] * 100 = SPI 38.30 | last week: [10 / 50] * 100
PlayStation Vita: [0 / 47] * 100 = SPI 0.00 | last week: [0 / 50] * 100

1st, SwitchSPI 53.19 | last week: SPI 62.00 
2nd, PS4SPI 38.30 | last week: SPI 20.00
3rd, 3DSSPI 8.51 | last week: SPI 18.00 
4th, PSVitaSPI 0.00 | last week: SPI 0.00 ⇒

 

Past-years released titles (47)

Nintendo Switch: 25 (20 2018, 5 2017)
Nintendo 3DS: 4 (2 2018, 1 2017, 1 2016)
PlayStation 4: 18 (15 2018, 3 2017)
PlayStation Vita: 0

1st, Switch — 25
2nd, PS4 — 18
3rd, 3DS — 4
4th, PSVita — 0

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [(20 *1) + (5 *2)] = ES 30 | last week: [(7 *1)]
Nintendo 3DS: [(2 *1) + (1 *2) + (1 *3)] = ES 7 | last week: [(2 *1) + (1 *2) + (1 *4)]
PlayStation 4: [(15 *1) + (3 *2)] = ES 21 | last week: [(1 *1) + (2 *2)]
PlayStation Vita: [(0 *0)] = ES 0 | last week: [(0 *0)]

1st, SwitchES 30 | last week: ES 7 
2nd, PS4ES 21 | last week: ES 3 

3rd, 3DSES 7 | last week: ES 8 
4th, PSVitaES 0 | last week: ES 0

 

Momentum

Nintendo Switch: (highest) +23/ [NSW] Diablo III Eternal Collection > (lowest) -17/ [NSW] 1-2-Switch
Nintendo 3DS: (highest) -1/ [3DS] Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon > (lowest) -18/ [3DS] Luigi’s Mansion
PlayStation 4: (highest) +18/ [PS4] Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5+2.5 Remix > (lowest) -9/ [PS4] Pro Evolution Soccer 2019
PlayStation Vita: (highest) none = (lowest) none

Highest: +23/ [NSW] Diablo III Eternal Collection
Lowest: -18/ [3DS] Luigi’s Mansion

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [(-1 + 0 + -4 + -5 + -5 + -3 + -5 + -1 + -4 + -3 + -5 + -5 + +5 + +23 + -8 + +5 + -9 + -15 + -10 + -14 + -6 + -13 + -17) / 23] = MM -4.35
Nintendo 3DS: [(-1 + -3 + -1 + -18) / 4] = MM -5.75
PlayStation 4: [(+1 + -4 + +2 + -3 + -3 + +18 + +17 + +16 + -9) / 9] = MM +3.89
PlayStation Vita: N/A

1st, PS4MM +3.89 | last week: MM -4.56 
2nd, SwitchMM -4.35 | last week: MM +1.21 
3rd, 3DSMM -5.75 | last week: MM -1.22 
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: [(2 *0.25) + (6 *0.50)] = DS 3.50
Nintendo 3DS: [(5 *0.50)] = DS 2.50
PlayStation 4: [(1 *0.25)] = DS 0.25
PlayStation Vita: [(0 *0.00)] = DS 0.00

1st, SwitchDS 3.50 | last week: DS 0.75
2nd, 3DSDS 2.50 | last week: DS 0.00
3rd, PS4DS 0.25 | last week: DS 0.75
4th, PSVitaDS 0.00 | last week: DS 0.00

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [-4.35 – 3.50 + 2 + 3] = MI -2.85 | last week: [+1.21 – 0.75 + 2 + 0]
Nintendo 3DS: [-5.75 – 2.50 + 0 + 3] = MI -5.25 | last week: [-1.22 – 0.00 + 0 + 0]
PlayStation 4: [+3.89 – 0.25 + 9 + 3] = MI +15.64 | last week: [-4.56 – 0.75 + 1 + 0]
PlayStation Vita: N/A | last week: N/A

1st, PS4MI +15.64 | last week: MI -4.31
2nd, SwitchMI -2.85 | last week: MI +2.46
3rd, 3DSMI -5.25 | last week: MI -1.22
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 7, 2019 – January 13, 2019).
Weekly Top 20 Media Create Charts (January 7, 2019 – January 13, 2019).
Observations on Media Create for the Week of December 31, 2018 – January 6, 2019.

 

 

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