Summary for December 2019

The Google spreadsheet with all collected data can be viewed here.

Total Stats

1 new member in December. Milestones that were reached this month:

First Party - 1,000 total games.
Third Party - 2,000 total games, 600 physical games, 1,400 digital games.
All Games - 3,000 total games.

First Party Third Party All Games
Total Ph. Dig. Ph. % Total Ph. Dig. Ph. % Total Ph. Dig. Ph. % FP %
1,022
(+30)
739
(+20)
283
(+10)
72.3
(-0.2)
2,037
(+91)
628
(+29)
1,409
(+62)
30.8
(0)
3,059
(+121)
1,367
(+49)
1,692
(+72)
44.7
(-0.2)
33.4
(-0.4)
Tie
Ratio
8.52
(+0.18)
Tie
Ratio
16.98
(+0.63)
Tie
Ratio
25.49
(+0.80)
Mem.
Count
120
(+1)

Big milestones were reached in each of the three categories this month. Furthermore, the overall tie ratio exceeds 25 now.

It was a quiet year overall, with only ~800 games being added in 2019. The percentages for physical games have come down for first party titles, but gone up for third parties; overall, it only slightly decreased from 46.0% to 44.7% since twelve months ago. Similarly, only a slight dip for the first party share of Switch game libraries, down 0.8 percent points since the end of 2018.

First Party Game Rankings

TM LM Title Total Ph. Dig. Ph. % AR %
1 1 Super Mario Odyssey 105 76 29 72 88
2 2 The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 103 88 15 85 86
3 3 Splatoon 2 83 62 21 75 69
4 4 Mario Kart 8 Deluxe 82 59 23 72 68
5 6 Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle 66 53 13 80 55
6 5 Xenoblade Chronicles 2 64 47 17 73 53
7 7 ARMS 44 35 9 80 37
7 8 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate 44 28 16 64 37
9 9 Fire Emblem Warriors 37 33 4 89 31
10 10 Bayonetta 2 32 23 9 72 27
11 11 Kirby Star Allies 26 21 5 81 22
11 11 Snipperclips (Plus): Cut It Out, Together! 26 10 16 38 22
13 13 Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze 22 14 8 64 18
14 14 Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna ~ The Golden Country 20 12 8 60 17
15 15 Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee!/Let's Go, Pikachu! 19 16 3 89 16
16 18 The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening 18 15 3 83 15
17 17 Astral Chain 16 12 4 75 13
17 16 Mario Tennis Aces 16 13 3 81 13
19 18 Fire Emblem: Three Houses 15 11 4 73 13
19 NEW Luigi's Mansion 3 15 13 2 87 13
19 RE Super Mario Maker 2 15 9 6 16 13
19 18 Super Mario Party 15 8 7 53 13

The Rabbids reclaim the fifth spot, SSB Ultimate closes the gap on ARMS. In the bottom half it is Link's Awakening and Luigi's Mansion 3 which have the best momentum.

January sees the releases of Dr. Kawashima's Brain Training for Nintendo Switch and Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encore.



Legend11 correctly predicted that GTA IV (360+PS3) would outsell SSBB. I was wrong.

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