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

NintendObserverThe only versions of Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney Trilogy and Tales of Vesperia Definitive Edition left in the charts are on Nintendo Switch.

 

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

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Software Sales

  1. NEW/ [PS4] Devil May Cry 5 <ACT> (Capcom) {2019.03.08} (¥7,549) – 116,202 / NEW
  2. 0/ [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate # <FTG> (Nintendo) {2018.12.07} (¥7,776) – 23,407 / 2,932,439
  3. 0/ [NSW] New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe <ACT> (Nintendo) {2019.01.11} (¥6,458) – 20,101 / 499,543
  4. +3/ [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe <RCE> (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥6,458) – 12,301 / 2,166,999
  5. +1/ [NSW] Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! & Let’s Go, Eevee! # <RPG> (The Pokémon Company) {2018.11.16} (¥6,458) – 11,394 / 1,526,105
  6. NEW/ [3DS] Kirby’s Extra Epic Yarn <ACT> (Nintendo) {2019.03.07} (¥5,378) – 10,607 / NEW
  7. +8/ [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥7,538) – 9,838 / 1,317,346
  8. +2/ [NSW] Super Mario Party # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2018.10.05} (¥6,458) – 9,230 / 1,046,789
  9. +5/ [NSW] Minecraft # <ADV> (Microsoft) {2018.06.21} (¥3,888) – 8,350 / 632,871
  10. +2/ [NSW] Splatoon 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} (¥6,458) – 7,739 / 2,955,316
  11. -10/ [PS4] Dead or Alive 6 # <FTG> (Koei Tecmo Games) {2019.03.01} (¥8,424) – 5,223 / 31,665
  12. -8/ [PS4] Anthem # <RPG> (Electronic Arts) {2019.02.22} (¥8,424) – 5,204 / 103,510
  13. -5/ [PS4] Kingdom Hearts III # <RPG> (Square Enix) {2019.01.25} (¥9,504) – 4,518 / 785,569
  14. -1/ [PS4] Jump Force <FTG> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2019.02.14} (¥8,856) – 4,492 / 107,512
  15. -10/ [PS4] Left Alive <ACT> (Square Enix) {2019.02.28} (¥8,964) – 3,530 / 21,152
  16. +2/ [PS4] Resident Evil 2 # <ADV> (Capcom) {2019.01.25} (¥8,424) – 3,415 / 352,193
  17. -1/ [PS4] NieR: Automata Game of the YoRHa Edition <RPG> (Square Enix) {2019.02.21} (¥5,184) – 3,363 / 31,313
  18. -1/ [PS4] Far Cry New Dawn <ACT> (Ubisoft) {2019.02.15} (¥5,832) – 2,859 / 47,527
  19. +5/ [NSW] Kirby Star Allies <ACT> (Nintendo) {2018.03.16} (¥6,458) – 2,788 / 740,899
  20. +1/ [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} (¥6,458) – 2,693 / 1,960,058
  21. NEW/ [PS4] Flowers: Les Quatre Saisons <ADV> (Prototype) {2019.03.07} (¥8,424) / NEW
  22. -13/ [NSW] Zoids Wild: King of Blast <ACT> (Takara Tomy) {2019.02.28} (¥6,458)
  23. 0/ [NSW] Taiko no Tatsujin: Nintendo Switch Version! <ACT> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.07.19} (¥6,588)
  24. -2/ [NSW] Dragon Quest Builders 2 <ADV> (Square Enix) {2018.12.20} (¥8,424)
  25. +3/ [NSW] Fitness Boxing <HOB> (Imagineer) {2018.12.20} (¥6,264)
  26. +4/ [PS4] Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5+2.5 Remix <RPG> (Square Enix) {2017.03.09} (¥7,344)
  27. 0/ [3DS] Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon <RPG> (The Pokémon Company) {2017.11.17} (¥5,378)
  28. -9/ [NSW] Doraemon: Nobita no Getsumen Tansaki <ADV> (FuRyu) {2019.02.28} (¥6,458)
  29. +3/ [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V (¥3,500 Edition) <ACT> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2018.12.06} (¥3,780)
  30. +5/ [PS4] Dragon Quest Builders 2 <ADV> (Square Enix) {2018.12.20} (¥8,424)
  31. -5/ [PS4] Metro Exodus <ACT> (Spike Chunsoft) {2019.02.15} (¥8,424)
  32. +5/ [NSW] Mario Tennis Aces <SPT> (Nintendo) {2018.06.22} (¥6,458)
  33. -13/ [PS4] Catherine: Full Body # <ADV> (Atlus) {2019.02.14} (¥8,618)
  34. +5/ [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2016.11.23} (¥2,916)
  35. -3/ [PS4] Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown # <STG> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2019.01.17} (¥8,208)
  36. -2/ [NSW] Tales of Vesperia Definitive Edition # <RPG> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2019.01.11} (¥6,156)
  37. BACK/ [PS4] Star Wars: Battlefront II # <ACT> (Electronic Arts) {2017.11.14} (¥8,424)
  38. +4/ [PS4] Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 <ACT> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2018.10.12} (¥8,532)
  39. +10/ [NSW] Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker <ADV> (Nintendo) {2018.07.13} (¥4,298)
  40. +7/ [NSW] Fortnite: Deep Freeze Bundle <ACT> (Warner Bros. Japan) {2018.12.13} (¥3,240)
  41. +7/ [PS4] PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds <ACT> (PUBG Corporation) {2019.01.17} (¥3,300)
  42. -1/ [NSW] Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate (Best Price!) <ACT> (Capcom) {2018.11.15} (¥4,309)
  43. -12/ [NSW] Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy # <ADV> (Capcom) {2019.02.21} (¥3,564)
  44. BACK/ [NSW] Puyo Puyo Tetris <PZL> (SEGA Games) {2017.03.03} (¥5,389)
  45. BACK/ [NSW] Billion Road <TBL> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.11.29} (¥6,156)
  46. BACK/ [NSW] FIFA 19 # <SPT> (Electronic Arts) {2018.09.25} (¥6,264)
  47. -4/ [NSW] Go Vacation <ETC> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.12.27} (¥5,378)
  48. -3/ [NSW] Chou Tousouchuu & Chou Sentouchuu Double Pack <ACT> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.11.29} (¥5,724)
  49. BACK/ [NSW] Super Bomberman 2 (Smile Price!! Collection) <ACT> (Konami) {2018.11.29} (¥2,981)
  50. -12/ [PS4] Nobunaga’s Ambition: Taishi with Power-Up Kit # <SLG> (Koei Tecmo Games) {2019.02.14} (¥10,584)

 

Hardware Sales

  1. Nintendo Switch — 69,766 (68,666), +2% (+29%) / 7,636,802
  2. PlayStation 4 — 32,362 (19,857), +63% (+13%) / 7,930,243
  3. Nintendo 3DS — 5,718 (7,521), -24% (+65%) / 27,473,712
  4. PlayStation Vita — 3,002 (3,287), -9% (-9%) / 5,974,131

 

Grand totals

Total Nintendo titles: 30
Total Sony PlayStation titles: 20
Total home Nintendo titles: 27 / 30
Total portable Nintendo titles: 3 / 30
Total home Sony PlayStation titles: 20 / 20
Total portable Sony PlayStation titles: 0 / 20

1st, Switch — 27
2nd, PS4 — 20
3rd, 3DS — 3
4th, PSVita — 0

 

Brand-new titles (3)

NEW/ [PS4] Devil May Cry 5
NEW/ [3DS] Kirby’s Extra Epic Yarn
NEW/ [PS4] Flowers: Les Quatre Saisons

1st, PS4 — 2
2nd, 3DS — 1

 

Re-charted titles (5)

BACK/ [NSW] Super Bomberman 2 (Smile Price!! Collection)
BACK/ [NSW] FIFA 19 #
BACK/ [NSW] Billion Road
BACK/ [NSW] Puyo Puyo Tetris
BACK/ [PS4] Star Wars: Battlefront II #

1st, Switch — 4
2nd, PS4 — 1

 

Out-charted titles (8)

-8/ [PS4] Tales of Vesperia Definitive Edition #
-27/ [PS4] Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy #
-31/ [NSW] Girls und Panzer: Dream Tank Match DX #
NEW/ [PSV] Nora to Oujo to Noraneko Heart 2 #
NEW/ [PS4] Ride 3
NEW/ [NSW] Wizard’s Symphony
NEW/ [PS4] Wizard’s Symphony
NEW/ [NSW] Darius Cozmic Collection #

1st, PS4 — 4
1st, Switch — 3
1st, PSVita — 1

 

Previously released titles (47)

Nintendo Switch: 27 / 27
Nintendo 3DS: 2 / 3
PlayStation 4: 18 / 20
PlayStation Vita: 0 / 0

1st, Switch — 27
2nd, PS4 — 18
3rd, 3DS — 2
4th, PSVita — 0

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [27 / 47] * 100 = SPI 57.45 | last week: [22 / 41] * 100
Nintendo 3DS: [2 / 47] * 100 = SPI 4.26 | last week: [2 / 41] * 100
PlayStation 4: [18 / 47] * 100 = SPI 38.30 | last week: [17 / 41] * 100
PlayStation Vita: [0 / 47] * 100 = SPI 0.00 | last week: [0 / 41] * 100

1st, SwitchSPI 57.45 | last week: SPI 53.66
2nd, PS4SPI 38.30 | last week: SPI 41.46
3rd, 3DSSPI 4.26 | last week: SPI 4.88
4th, PSVitaSPI 0.00 | last week: SPI 0.00

 

Past-years released titles (29)

Nintendo Switch: 22 (17 2018, 5 2017)
Nintendo 3DS: 2 (1 2017, 1 2016)
PlayStation 4: 5 (3 2018, 2 2017)
PlayStation Vita: 0

1st, Switch — 22
2nd, PS4 — 5
3rd, 3DS — 2
4th, PSVita — 0

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [(17 *1) + (5 *2)] = ES 27 | last week: [(14 *1) + (4 *2)]
Nintendo 3DS: [(1 *2) + (1 *3)] = ES 5 | last week: [(1 *2) + (1 *3)]
PlayStation 4: [(3 *1) + (2 *2)] = ES 7 | last week: [(3 *1) + (1 *2)]
PlayStation Vita: [(0 *0)] = ES 0 | last week: [(0 *0)]

1st, SwitchES 27 | last week: ES 22
2nd, PS4ES 7 | last week: ES 5
3rd, 3DSES 5 | last week: ES 5 
4th, PSVitaES 0 | last week: ES 0

 

Momentum

Nintendo Switch: (highest) +10/ [NSW] Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker > (lowest) -13/ [NSW] Zoids Wild: King of Blast
Nintendo 3DS: (highest) +5/ [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo # > (lowest) 0/ [3DS] Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon
PlayStation 4: (highest) +7/ [PS4] PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds > (lowest) -13/ [PS4] Catherine: Full Body #
PlayStation Vita: (highest) none = (lowest) none

Highest: +10/ [NSW] Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker
Lowest: -13/ [PS4] Catherine: Full Body #

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [(0 + 0 + +3 + +1 + +8 + +2 + +5 + +2 + +5 + +1 + -13 + 0 + -2 + +3 + -9 + +5 + -2 + +10 + +7 + -1 + -12 + -4 + -3) / 23] = MM +0.26
Nintendo 3DS: [(0 + +5) / 2] = MM +2.50
PlayStation 4: [(-10 + -8 + -5 + -1 + -10 + +2 + -1 + -1 + +4 + +3 + +5 + -5 + -13 + -3 + +4 + +7 + -12) / 17] = MM -2.59
PlayStation Vita: N/A

1st, 3DSMM +2.50 | last week: MM -2.00
2nd, SwitchMM +0.26 | last week: MM -3.73
3rd, PS4MM -2.59 | last week: MM -7.29
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 *0.75) + (2 *1.00)] = DS 2.75
Nintendo 3DS: [(0 *0.00)] = DS 0.00
PlayStation 4: [(1 *0.50) + (1 *0.75) + (2 *1.00)] = DS 3.25
PlayStation Vita: [(1 *1.00)] = DS 1.00

1st, PS4DS 3.25 | last week: DS 2.25
2nd, SwitchDS 2.75 | last week: DS 1.50
3rd, PSVitaDS 1.00 | last week: DS 2.75
4th, 3DSDS 0.00 | last week: DS 0.00

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [+0.26 – 2.75 + 4 + 3] = MI +4.51 | last week: [-3.73 – 1.50 + 0 + 9]
Nintendo 3DS: [+2.50 – 0.00 + 0 + 3] = MI +5.50 | last week: [-2.00 – 0.00 + 0 + 9]
PlayStation 4: [-2.59 – 3.25 + 1 + 3] = MI -1.84 | last week: [-7.29 – 2.25 + 0 + 9]
PlayStation Vita: N/A | last week: N/A

1st, 3DSMI +5.50 | last week: MI +7.00
2nd, SwitchMI +4.51 | last week: MI +3.77
3rd, PS4MI -1.84 | last week: MI -0.54
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 (March 4, 2019 – March 10, 2019).
Weekly Top 20 Media Create Charts (March 4, 2019 – March 10, 2019).
Observations on Media Create for the Week of February 25, 2019 – March 3, 2019.

 

 

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