Once again, I'd like to highlight the English language translation patches released in the previous year (2018 this time) via some charts. This is just something I like to do and it's not something endorsed by the mods. This year I've named the thread more generally so it can be used again next year if that seems appropriate. Let's get started!
For starters, here are the English language translation patches released by year. Note: These are fully-playable patches only, and includes updates as well as first-time releases.
This was again the year with the greatest number of English language translation patches for what should be the 5th year running. Total patches were 98 in number compared to 89 last year, an increase by 9 patches.
Here is a high-level view by system.
And here is the raw data for the peanut gallery.
Though they were both outliers last year, FDS and PC-98 saw a sharp drop from 10 and 6 released patches last year, to 2 and 1 this year respectively. Famicom (NES) patches saw a slight drop from 34 to 30, but it's maintaining its general trend.
The most significant increases this year were in Game Gear, and Super Famicom (SNES) patches. The Game Gear saw 4 new, and 1 updated patch released for a total of 5 released patches, an all-time high for the system. The real shocker was the sheer number of Super Famicom patches released this year, a whopping 34 patches! This matched the most English language patches released for any system along with the Famicom that also saw 34 releases last year. It also marks the 5th time that Super Famicom releases have exceeded Famicom releases.
As usual, I'd like to congratulate everyone on all the great work this year, not only on English language translation patches, but many other language patches as well. Here's to another record breaking year of patch releases.