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November 9, 2020

#MakeoverMonday Week 45 - Global Share of Nintendo Switch Software & Hardware Sales

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For #MakeoverMonday week 45, we were analyzing the software and hardware units sold across several regions, as defined by Nintendo itself. The data was pretty simple. I started by doing some basic data prep to simplify the names of the fields and to pivot the data to make it easier to compare the years.

In this video, I will first review the initial visualization and talk about what works and what does. I then iterate through several methods for visualizing the data, hoping to find one that works well with this data set. With feedback from the viewers, I was able to create a bar chart that compares the percentage of global units sold of software vs. hardware for Nintendo.

I showed several methods for visualizing the data:

  1. Line charts (several versions)
  2. Stacked bar chart
  3. Side-by-Side Bar
  4. Tables
  5. Scatter plot
  6. Connected scatterplot

Resources:

  1. Data Set - https://data.world/makeovermonday/2020w45-dedicated-video-game-sales-units
  2. Final visualization - https://bit.ly/MM2020W45
  3. Tableau Color Palette Generator - https://color.tableaumagic.com/
  4. Colors from Image Tool - https://html-color-codes.info/colors-from-image/
  5. ASCII character reference - https://jrgraphix.net/r/Unicode/27F0-27FF



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