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Observations on Media Create for the Week of March 18, 2019 – March 24, 2019

NintendObserverSuper Robot Wars T, Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon, Atelier Lulua, Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 Scarlet. Back in the Wii U era, you would never see these four multiplats on Nintendo’s console.

 

☆ NintendObs Weekly – Monday, March 25, 2019 – Sunday, March 31, 2019.

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Software Sales

  1. NEW/ [PS4] Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice <ADV> (From Software) {2019.03.22} (¥8,208) – 157,548 / NEW
  2. NEW/ [PS4] Super Robot Wars T # <SLG> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2019.03.20} (¥9,288) – 88,093 / NEW
  3. NEW/ [NSW] Super Robot Wars T # <SLG> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2019.03.20} (¥9,288) – 44,051 / NEW
  4. NEW/ [NSW] Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon: Every Buddy! <RPG> (Square Enix) {2019.03.20} (¥5,184) – 28,509 / NEW
  5. NEW/ [PS4] Atelier Lulua: The Scion of Arland # <RPG> (Koei Tecmo Games) {2019.03.20} (¥8,424) – 27,734 / NEW
  6. NEW/ [PS4] Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon: Every Buddy! <RPG> (Square Enix) {2019.03.20} (¥5,184) – 21,041 / NEW
  7. -3/ [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate # <FTG> (Nintendo) {2018.12.07} (¥7,776) – 21,008 / 2,974,153
  8. -3/ [NSW] New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe <ACT> (Nintendo) {2019.01.11} (¥6,458) – 17,827 / 534,367
  9. -6/ [PS4] Devil May Cry 5 <ACT> (Capcom) {2019.03.08} (¥7,549) – 15,353 / 164,703
  10. -9/ [PS4] Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 # <RPG> (Ubisoft) {2019.03.12} (¥9,072) – 15,186 / 79,003
  11. NEW/ [PS4] Dead or Alive Xtreme 3: Scarlet # <SPT> (Koei Tecmo Games) {2019.03.20} (¥8,424) – 12,958 / NEW
  12. -6/ [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe <RCE> (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥6,458) – 12,504 / 2,190,792
  13. NEW/ [NSW] Atelier Lulua: The Scion of Arland # <RPG> (Koei Temco Games) {2019.03.20} (¥8,424) – 12,473 / NEW
  14. -7/ [NSW] Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! & Let’s Go, Eevee! # <RPG> (The Pokémon Company) {2018.11.16} (¥6,458) – 10,727 / 1,546,944
  15. -4/ [NSW] Super Mario Party # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2018.10.05} (¥6,458) – 9,288 / 1,064,507
  16. -4/ [NSW] Minecraft # <ADV> (Microsoft) {2018.06.21} (¥3,888) – 9,136 / 649,961
  17. -7/ [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥7,538) – 8,585 / 1,334,410
  18. -5/ [NSW] Splatoon 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} (¥6,458) – 7,891 / 2,970,723
  19. -17/ [PS4] One Piece: World Seeker <ADV> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2019.03.14} (¥8,208) – 7,737 / 58,777
  20. NEW/ [NSW] Dead or Alive Xtreme 3: Scarlet # <SPT> (Koei Tecmo Games) {2019.03.20} (¥8,424) – 7,075 / NEW
  21. -5/ [PS4] Kingdom Hearts III # <RPG> (Square Enix) {2019.01.25} (¥9,504)
  22. -3/ [NSW] Kirby Star Allies <ACT> (Nintendo) {2018.03.16} (¥6,458)
  23. -3/ [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} (¥6,458)
  24. +5/ [NSW] Taiko no Tatsujin: Nintendo Switch Version! <ACT> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.07.19} (¥6,588)
  25. +8/ [NSW] Dragon Quest Builders 2 <ADV> (Square Enix) {2018.12.20} (¥8,424
  26. -5/ [3DS] Kirby’s Extra Epic Yarn <ACT> (Nintendo) {2019.03.07} (¥5,378)
  27. +7/ [NSW] Fitness Boxing <HOB> (Imagineer) {2018.12.20} (¥6,264)
  28. BACK/ [PS4] Battlefield V <ACT> (Electronic Arts) {2018.11.20} (¥8,424)
  29. -3/ [PS4] Resident Evil 2 # <ADV> (Capcom) {2019.01.25} (¥8,424)
  30. -3/ [PS4] NieR: Automata Game of the YoRHa Edition <RPG> (Square Enix) {2019.02.21} (¥5,184)
  31. -1/ [3DS] Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon <RPG> (The Pokémon Company) {2017.11.17} (¥5,378)
  32. NEW/ [PS4] Marvel’s Spider-Man Value Selection <ADV> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2019.03.20} (¥4,212) / NEW
  33. -5/ [PS4] Anthem # <RPG> (Electronic Arts) {2019.02.22} (¥8,424)
  34. -26/ [PS4] LoveR <SLG> (Kadokawa Games) {2019.03.14} (¥8,618)
  35. +2/ [NSW] Mario Tennis Aces <SPT> (Nintendo) {2018.06.22} (¥6,458)
  36. -13/ [PS4] Jump Force <FTG> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2019.02.14} (¥8,856)
  37. NEW/ [NSW] Steins;Gate: Divergencies Assort <ADV> (5pb.) {2019.03.20} (¥9,990) / NEW
  38. -3/ [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V (¥3,500 Edition) <ACT> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2018.12.06} (¥3,780)
  39. -24/ [PS4] Samurai Warriors 4 DX # <ACT> (Koei Tecmo Games) {2019.03.14} (¥6,264)
  40. 0/ [NSW] Zoids Wild: King of Blast <ACT> (Takara Tomy) {2019.02.28} (¥6,458)
  41. +2/ [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2016.11.23} (¥2,916)
  42. BACK/ [NSW] FIFA 19 # <SPT> (Electronic Arts) {2018.09.25} (¥6,264)
  43. +7/ [NSW] Fortnite: Deep Freeze Bundle <ACT> (Warner Bros. Japan) {2018.12.13} (¥3,240)
  44. -27/ [NSW] Samurai Warriors 4 DX # <ACT> (Koei Tecmo Games) {2019.03.14} (¥6,264)
  45. -1/ [NSW] Doraemon: Nobita no Getsumen Tansaki <ADV> (FuRyu) {2019.02.28} (¥6,458)
  46. BACK/ [PS4] PlayStation VR Worlds # <ETC> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2016.10.13} (¥5,292)
  47. -2/ [PS4] Dragon Quest Builders 2 <ADV> (Square Enix) {2018.12.20} (¥8,424)
  48. 0/ [NSW] Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker <ADV> (Nintendo) {2018.07.13} (¥4,298)
  49. BACK/ [PS4] Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.12.03} (¥2,592)
  50. BACK/ [PS4] Monster Hunter: World (Best Price!) # <ACT> (Capcom) {2018.08.02} (¥5,389)

 

Hardware Sales

  1. Nintendo Switch — 56,099 (56,954), -2% (-18%) / 7,749,855
  2. PlayStation 4 — 34,895 (32,221), +8% (-0%) / 7,997,359
  3. Nintendo 3DS — 7,943 (5,725), +39% (+0%) / 27,487,380
  4. PlayStation Vita — 376 (870), -57% (-71%) / 5,975,377

 

Grand totals

Total Nintendo titles: 28
Total Sony PlayStation titles: 22
Total home Nintendo titles: 25 / 28
Total portable Nintendo titles: 3 / 28
Total home Sony PlayStation titles: 22 / 22
Total portable Sony PlayStation titles: 0 / 22

1st, Switch — 25
2nd, PS4 — 22
3rd, 3DS — 3
4th, PSVita — 0

 

Brand-new titles (11)

NEW/ [PS4] Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
NEW/ [PS4] Super Robot Wars T #
NEW/ [NSW] Super Robot Wars T #
NEW/ [NSW] Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon: Every Buddy!
NEW/ [PS4] Atelier Lulua: The Scion of Arland #
NEW/ [PS4] Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon: Every Buddy!
NEW/ [PS4] Dead or Alive Xtreme 3: Scarlet #
NEW/ [NSW] Atelier Lulua: The Scion of Arland #
NEW/ [NSW] Dead or Alive Xtreme 3: Scarlet #
NEW/ [PS4] Marvel’s Spider-Man Value Selection
NEW/ [NSW] Steins;Gate: Divergencies Assort

1st, PS4 — 6
2nd, Switch — 5

 

Re-charted titles (5)

BACK/ [PS4] Monster Hunter: World (Best Price!) #
BACK/ [PS4] Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition
BACK/ [PS4] PlayStation VR Worlds #
BACK/ [NSW] FIFA 19 #
BACK/ [PS4] Battlefield V

1st, PS4 — 4
2nd, Switch — 1

 

Out-charted titles (16)

BACK/ [NSW] Dragon Ball FighterZ
NEW/ [NSW] The Caligula Effect: Overdose
-8/ [PS4] Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
NEW/ [NSW] Blade Arcus Rebellion from Shining #
-23/ [PS4] Far Cry New Dawn
-24/ [PS4] Left Alive
-12/ [PS4] Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5+2.5 Remix
NEW/ [NSW] Destiny Connect
-21/ [PS4] Dead or Alive 6 #
NEW/ [PS4] Odin Sphere: Leifdrasir (New Price Version Campaign Pack)
NEW/ [NSW] Harukanaru Toki no Naka De 6 DX #
NEW/ [NSW] YU-NO: Konoyo no Hate de Koi o Utau Shoujo
NEW/ [PS4] Blade Arcus Rebellion from Shining #
NEW/ [PSV] Kenka Bancho Otome 2nd Rumble!! #
NEW/ [PS4] 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim Prologue (Music and Art Clips)
BACK/ [PS4] Judgment

1st, PS4 — 9
2nd, Switch — 6
3rd, PSVita — 1

 

Previously released titles (39)

Nintendo Switch: 20 / 25
Nintendo 3DS: 3 / 3
PlayStation 4: 16 / 22
PlayStation Vita: 0 / 0

1st, Switch — 20
2nd, PS4 — 16
3rd, 3DS — 3
4th, PSVita — 0

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [20 / 39] * 100 = SPI 51.28 | last week: [19 / 36] * 100
Nintendo 3DS: [3 / 39] * 100 = SPI 7.69 | last week: [3 / 36] * 100
PlayStation 4: [16 / 39] * 100 = SPI 41.03 | last week: [14 / 36] * 100
PlayStation Vita: [0 / 39] * 100 = SPI 0.00 | last week: [0 / 36] * 100

1st, SwitchSPI 51.28 | last week: SPI 52.78 
2nd, PS4SPI 41.03 | last week: SPI 38.89
3rd, 3DSSPI 7.69 | last week: SPI 8.33
4th, PSVitaSPI 0.00 | last week: SPI 0.00

 

Past-years released titles (24)

Nintendo Switch: 16 (12 2018, 4 2017)
Nintendo 3DS: 2 (1 2017, 1 2016)
PlayStation 4: 6 (4 2018, 1 2016, 1 2015)
PlayStation Vita: 0

1st, Switch — 16
2nd, PS4 — 6
3rd, 3DS — 2
4th, PSVita — 0

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [(12 *1) + (4 *2)] = ES 20 | last week: [(12 *1) + (4 *2)]
Nintendo 3DS: [(1 *2) + (1 *3)] = ES 5 | last week: [(1 *2) + (1 *3)]
PlayStation 4: [(4 *1) + (1 *3) + (1 *4)] = ES 11 | last week: [(4 *1) + (1 *2)]
PlayStation Vita: [(0 *0)] = ES 0 | last week: [(0 *0)]

1st, SwitchES 20 | last week: ES 20
2nd, PS4ES 11 | last week: ES 6
3rd, 3DSES 5 | last week: ES 5 
4th, PSVitaES 0 | last week: ES 0

 

Momentum

Nintendo Switch: (highest) +8/ [NSW] Dragon Quest Builders 2 > (lowest) -27/ [NSW] Samurai Warriors 4 DX #
Nintendo 3DS: (highest) +2/ [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo # > (lowest) -5/ [3DS] Kirby’s Extra Epic Yarn
PlayStation 4: (highest) -2/ [PS4] Dragon Quest Builders 2 > (lowest) -26/ [PS4] LoveR
PlayStation Vita: (highest) none = (lowest) none

Highest: +8/ [NSW] Dragon Quest Builders 2
Lowest: -27/ [NSW] Samurai Warriors 4 DX #

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [(-3 + -3 + -6 + -7 + -4 + -4 + -7 + -5 + -3 + -3 + +5 + +8 + +7 + +2 + 0 + +7 + -27 + -1 + 0) / 19] = MM -2.32
Nintendo 3DS: [(-5 + -1 + +2) / 3] = MM -1.33
PlayStation 4: [(-6 + -9 + -17 + -5 + -3 + -3 + -5 + -26 + -13 + -3 + -24 + -2) / 12] = MM -9.67
PlayStation Vita: N/A

1st, 3DSMM -1.33 | last week: MM -9.00
2nd, SwitchMM -2.32 | last week: MM -5.72
3rd, PS4MM -9.67 | last week: MM -12.23
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) + (5 *1.00)] = DS 5.25
Nintendo 3DS: [(0 *0.00)] = DS 0.00
PlayStation 4: [(1 *0.25) + (5 *0.50) + (3 *1.00)] = DS 5.75
PlayStation Vita: [(1 *1.00)] = DS 1.00

1st, PS4DS 5.75 | last week: DS 3.75
2nd, SwitchDS 5.25 | last week: DS 3.50
3rd, PSVitaDS 1.00 | last week: DS 0.00
4th, 3DSDS 0.00 | last week: DS 0.00

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [-2.32 – 5.25 + 1 + 11] = MI +4.43 | last week: [-5.72 – 3.50 + 1 + 14]
Nintendo 3DS: [-1.33 – 0.00 + 0 + 11] = MI +9.67 | last week: [-9.00 – 0.00 + 0 + 14]
PlayStation 4: [-9.67 – 5.75 + 4 + 11] = MI -0.42 | last week: [-12.23 – 3.75 + 1 + 14]
PlayStation Vita: N/A | last week: N/A

1st, 3DSMI +9.67 | last week: MI +5.00
2nd, SwitchMI +4.43 | last week: MI +5.78
3rd, PS4MI -0.42 | last week: MI -0.98
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 18, 2019 – March 24, 2019).
Weekly Top 20 Media Create Charts (March 18, 2019 – March 24, 2019).
Observations on Media Create for the Week of March 11, 2019 – March 17, 2019.

 

 

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