Observations on Media Create for the Week of March 25, 2019 – March 31, 2019

NintendObserverWith Media Create Top 20 no longer being supported by 4Gamer, I’ve decided for this week to congregate Media Create Top 50 and my Observations within this one Observations article.

 

☆ NintendObs Weekly – Monday, April 1, 2019 – Sunday, April 7, 2019.

NintendObservations Mario Tennis Aces

 

 

Note:
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I definitely don’t know what that means but it appears that Media Create will no longer operate publicly the same way that it’s done so since even before I launched this website in 2014. I assume I’ll have to adapt to these changes starting next week.

 

Software Sales

NintendObservations Yoshi's Crafted World

  1. NEW/ [NSW] Yoshi’s Crafted World <ACT> (Nintendo) {2019.03.29} (¥6,458) – 53,327
  2. -1/ [PS4] Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice <ADV> (From Software) {2019.03.22} (¥8,208) – 44,733
  3. +4/ [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate # <FTG> (Nintendo) {2018.12.07} (¥7,776) – 19,802
  4. +4/ [NSW] New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe <ACT> (Nintendo) {2019.01.11} (¥6,458) – 17,106
  5. NEW/ [PS4] Winning Post 9 <SLG> (Koei Tecmo Games) {2019.03.28} (¥9,504) – 13,280
  6. +6/ [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe <RCE> (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥6,458) – 12,664
  7. +9/ [NSW] Minecraft # <ADV> (Microsoft) {2018.06.21} (¥3,888円 – 10,431
  8. -6/ [PS4] Super Robot Wars T # <SLG> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2019.03.20} (¥9,288) – 10,360
  9. +5/ [NSW] Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! & Let’s Go, Eevee! # <RPG> (The Pokémon Company) {2018.11.16} (¥6,458) – 10,006
  10. +5/ [NSW] Super Mario Party # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2018.10.05} (¥6,458) – 9,765
  11. +7/ [NSW] Splatoon 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} (¥6,458) – 8,727
  12. -3/ [PS4] Devil May Cry 5 <ACT> (Capcom) {2019.03.08} (¥7,549) – 8,686
  13. -3/ [PS4] Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 # <RPG> (Ubisoft) {2019.03.12} (¥9,072) – 8,175
  14. +3/ [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥7,538) – 7,921
  15. -11/ [NSW] Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon: Every Buddy! <RPG> (Square Enix) {2019.03.20} (¥5,184) – 7,117
  16. -13/ [NSW] Super Robot Wars T # <SLG> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2019.03.20} (¥9,288) – 5,968
  17. NEW/ [NSW] Winning Post 9 <SLG> (Koei Tecmo Games) {2019.03.28} (¥9,504) – 5,583
  18. -12/ [PS4] Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon: Every Buddy! <RPG> (Square Enix) {2019.03.20} (¥5,184) – 4,989
  19. +2/ [PS4] Kingdom Hearts III # <RPG> (Square Enix) {2019.01.25} (¥9,504) – 4,668
  20. NEW/ [PS4] Call of Cthulhu <ADV> (Oizumi Amuzio) {2019.03.28} (¥7,992) – 4,371
  21. -16/ [PS4] Atelier Lulua: The Scion of Arland # <RPG> (Koei Tecmo Games) {2019.03.20} (¥8,424)
  22. -3/ [PS4] One Piece: World Seeker <ADV> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2019.03.14} (¥8,208)
  23. -1/ [NSW] Kirby Star Allies <ACT> (Nintendo) {2018.03.16} (¥6,458)
  24. -1/ [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} (¥6,458)
  25. -1/ [NSW] Taiko no Tatsujin: Nintendo Switch Version! <ACT> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.07.19} (¥6,588)
  26. -1/ [NSW] Dragon Quest Builders 2 <ADV> (Square Enix) {2018.12.20} (¥8,424)
  27. +6/ [PS4] Anthem # <RPG> (Electronic Arts) {2019.02.22} (¥8,424)
  28. -15/ [NSW] Atelier Lulua: The Scion of Arland # <RPG> (Koei Tecmo Games) {2019.03.20} (¥8,424)
  29. -1/ [PS4] Battlefield V <ACT> (Electronic Arts) {2018.11.20} (¥8,424)
  30. -4/ [3DS] Kirby’s Extra Epic Yarn <ACT> (Nintendo) {2019.03.07} (¥5,378)
  31. NEW/ [PS4] Memories Off: Innocent Fille for Dearest # <ADV> (5pb.) {2019.03.28} (¥8,424)
  32. -5/ [NSW] Fitness Boxing <HOB> (Imagineer) {2018.12.20} (¥6,264)
  33. BACK/ [PS4] Ryu ga Gotoku 4 Densetsu wo Tsugumono Remaster <ADV> (SEGA Games) {2019.01.17} (¥4,309)
  34. -3/ [3DS] Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon <RPG> (The Pokémon Company) {2017.11.17} (¥5,378)
  35. NEW/ [NSW] RemiLore <RPG> (Pikii) {2019.03.28} (¥4,320)
  36. NEW/ [NSW] Diabolik Lovers: Chaos Lineage # <ADV> (Idea Factory) {2019.03.28} (¥6,804)
  37. -8/ [PS4] Resident Evil 2 # <ADV> (Capcom) {2019.01.25} (¥8,424)
  38. -3/ [NSW] Mario Tennis Aces <SPT> (Nintendo) {2018.06.22} (¥6,458)
  39. -1/ [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V (¥3,500 Edition) <ACT> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2018.12.06} (¥3,780)
  40. +9/ [PS4] Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.12.03} (¥2,592)
  41. 0/ [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2016.11.23} (¥2,916)
  42. -12/ [PS4] NieR: Automata Game of the YoRHa Edition <RPG> (Square Enix) {2019.02.21} (¥5,184)
  43. NEW/ [PS4] Street Fighter V (Best Price!) <FTG> (Capcom) {2019.03.28} (¥2,149)
  44. -33/ [PS4] Dead or Alive Xtreme 3: Scarlet # <SPT> (Koei Tecmo Games) {2019.03.20} (¥8,424)
  45. NEW/ [PS4] RemiLore <RPG> (Pikii) {2019.03.28} (¥4,320)
  46. -4/ [NSW] FIFA 19 # <SPT> (Electronic Arts) {2018.09.25} (¥6,264)
  47. -4/ [NSW] Fortnite: Deep Freeze Bundle <ACT> (Warner Bros. Japan) {2018.12.13} (¥3,240)
  48. -8/ [NSW] Zoids Wild: King of Blast <ACT> (Takara Tomy) {2019.02.28} (¥6,458)
  49. -29/ [NSW] Dead or Alive Xtreme 3: Scarlet # <SPT> (Koei Tecmo Games) {2019.03.20} (¥8,424)
  50. -18/ [PS4] Marvel’s Spider-Man Value Selection <ADV> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2019.03.20} (¥4,212)

 

Hardware Sales

NintendObservations Nintendo Switch

  1. Nintendo Switch — 50,367 (56,099), -10% (-2%) / 7,800,222
  2. PlayStation 4 — 24,899 (34,895), -29% (+8%) / 8,022,258
  3. Nintendo 3DS — 6,943 (7,943), -13% (+39%) / 27,494,323
  4. PlayStation Vita — 402 (376), -7% (-57%) / 5,975,779

 

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 (9)

NEW/ [NSW] Yoshi’s Crafted World
NEW/ [PS4] Winning Post 9
NEW/ [NSW] Winning Post 9
NEW/ [PS4] Call of Cthulhu
NEW/ [PS4] Memories Off: Innocent Fille for Dearest #
NEW/ [NSW] RemiLore
NEW/ [NSW] Diabolik Lovers: Chaos Lineage #
NEW/ [PS4] Street Fighter V (Best Price!)
NEW/ [PS4] RemiLore

1st, PS4 — 5
2nd, Switch — 4

 

Re-charted titles (1)

BACK/ [PS4] Ryu ga Gotoku 4 Densetsu wo Tsugumono Remaster

1st, PS4 — 1

 

Out-charted titles (10)

BACK/ [PS4] Monster Hunter: World (Best Price!) #
0/ [NSW] Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker
-2/ [PS4] Dragon Quest Builders 2
BACK/ [PS4] PlayStation VR Worlds #
-1/ [NSW] Doraemon: Nobita no Getsumen Tansaki
-27/ [NSW] Samurai Warriors 4 DX #
-24/ [PS4] Samurai Warriors 4 DX #
NEW/ [NSW] Steins;Gate: Divergencies Assort
-13/ [PS4] Jump Force
-26/ [PS4] LoveR

1st, PS4 — 6
2nd, Switch — 4

 

Previously released titles (41)

Nintendo Switch: 21 / 25
Nintendo 3DS: 3 / 3
PlayStation 4: 17 / 22
PlayStation Vita: 0 / 0

1st, Switch — 21
2nd, PS4 — 17
3rd, 3DS — 3
4th, PSVita — 0

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [21 / 41] * 100 = SPI 51.22 | last week: [20 / 39] * 100
Nintendo 3DS: [3 / 41] * 100 = SPI 7.32 | last week: [3 / 39] * 100
PlayStation 4: [17 / 41] * 100 = SPI 41.46 | last week: [16 / 39] * 100
PlayStation Vita: [0 / 41] * 100 = SPI 0.00 | last week: [0 / 39] * 100

1st, SwitchSPI 51.22 | last week: SPI 51.28 
2nd, PS4SPI 41.46 | last week: SPI 41.03
3rd, 3DSSPI 7.32 | last week: SPI 7.69 
4th, PSVitaSPI 0.00 | last week: SPI 0.00

 

Past-years released titles (20)

Nintendo Switch: 15 (11 2018, 4 2017)
Nintendo 3DS: 2 (1 2017, 1 2016)
PlayStation 4: 3 (2 2018, 1 2015)
PlayStation Vita: 0

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

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [(11 *1) + (4 *2)] = ES 19 | last week: [(12 *1) + (4 *2)]
Nintendo 3DS: [(1 *2) + (1 *3)] = ES 5 | last week: [(1 *2) + (1 *3)]
PlayStation 4: [(2 *1) + (1 *4)] = ES 6 | last week: [(4 *1) + (1 *3) + (1 *4)]
PlayStation Vita: [(0 *0)] = ES 0 | last week: [(0 *0)]

1st, SwitchES 19 | last week: ES 20
2nd, PS4ES 6 | last week: ES 11
3rd, 3DSES 5 | last week: ES 5 
4th, PSVitaES 0 | last week: ES 0

 

Momentum

Nintendo Switch: (highest) +9/ [NSW] Minecraft # > (lowest) -29/ [NSW] Dead or Alive Xtreme 3: Scarlet #
Nintendo 3DS: (highest) 0/ [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo # > (lowest) -4/ [3DS] Kirby’s Extra Epic Yarn
PlayStation 4: (highest) +9/ [PS4] Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition > (lowest) -33/ [PS4] Dead or Alive Xtreme 3: Scarlet #
PlayStation Vita: (highest) none = (lowest) none

Highest: +9/ [NSW] Minecraft #
Lowest: -33/ [PS4] Dead or Alive Xtreme 3: Scarlet #

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [(+4 + +4 + +6 + +9 + +5 + +5 + +7 + +3 + -11 + -13 + -1 + -1 + -1 + -1 + -15 + -5 + -3 + -4 + -4 + -8 + -29) / 21] = MM -2.52
Nintendo 3DS: [(-4 + -3 + 0) / 3] = MM -2.33
PlayStation 4: [(-1 + -6 + -3 + -3 + -12 + +2 + -16 + -3 + +6 + -1 + -8 + -1 + +9 + -12 + -33 + -18) / 16] = MM -6.25
PlayStation Vita: N/A

1st, 3DSMM -2.33 | last week: MM -1.33
2nd, SwitchMM -2.52 | last week: MM -2.32
3rd, PS4MM -6.25 | last week: MM -9.67 
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: [(2 *0.50) + (1 *0.75) + (1 *1.00)] = DS 2.75
Nintendo 3DS: [(0 *0.00)] = DS 0.00
PlayStation 4: [(2 *0.25) + (2 *0.50) + (2 *0.75)] = DS 3.00
PlayStation Vita: [(0 *0.00)] = DS 0.00

1st, PS4DS 3.00 | last week: DS 5.75
2nd, SwitchDS 2.75 | last week: DS 5.25
3rd, 3DSDS 0.00 | last week: DS 0.00
3rd, PSVitaDS 0.00 | last week: DS 1.00

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [-2.52 – 2.75 + 0 + 9] = MI +3.73 | last week: [-2.32 – 5.25 + 1 + 11]
Nintendo 3DS: [-2.33 – 0.00 + 0 + 9] = MI +6.67 | last week: [-1.33 – 0.00 + 0 + 11]
PlayStation 4: [-6.25 – 3.00 + 1 + 9] = MI +0.75 | last week: [-9.67 – 5.75 + 4 + 11]
PlayStation Vita: N/A | last week: N/A

1st, 3DSMI +6.67 | last week: MI +9.67
2nd, SwitchMI +3.73 | last week: MI +4.43
3rd, PS4MI +0.75 | last week: MI -0.42
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:
Media Create.
Observations on Media Create for the Week of March 18, 2019 – March 24, 2019.

 

 

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