Observations on Media Create for the Week of April 10, 2017 – April 16, 2017

The Switch still selling over 40K a week.

 

 

 

Software Sales

  1. 0/ [3DS] Monster Hunter XX <ACT> (Capcom) {2017.03.18} (¥6,264) – 43,941 / 1,366,093
  2. 0/ [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥7,538) – 20,888 / 375,291
  3. 0/ [3DS] Mario Sports Superstars <SPT> (Nintendo) {2017.03.30} (¥5,378) – 10,698 / 61,879
  4. 0/ [NSW] 1-2-Switch <ETC> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥5,378) – 10,048 / 176,368
  5. +4/ [PS4] NieR: Automata <RPG> (Square Enix) {2017.02.23} (¥8,424) – 6,265 / 300,959
  6. +1/ [PS4] Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands <ACT> (Ubisoft) {2017.03.09} (¥9,072) – 6,022 / 159,430
  7. -2/ [PS4] LEGO Worlds Mezase Master Builder <ADV> (Warner Bros. Japan) {2017.04.06} (¥3,218) – 5,157 / 16,735
  8. +4/ [PS4] Horizon Zero Dawn # <RPG> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.03.02} (¥7,452) – 4,983 / 201,643
  9. -1/ [3DS] Pokémon Sun & Moon <RPG> (The Pokémon Company) {2016.11.18} (¥5,378) – 4,773 / 3,241,599
  10. 0/ [WIU] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥7,538) – 4,740 / 100,546
  11. +2/ [3DS] Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS <ACT> (Nintendo) {2016.12.01} (¥5,076) – 4,325 / 1,019,434
  12. +4/ [PS4] Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5+2.5 Remix <RPG> (Square Enix) {2017.03.09} (¥7,344) – 3,556 / 102,281
  13. +2/ [NSW] Super Bomberman R <ACT> (Konami) {2017.03.03} (¥5,378) – 3,508 / 70,124
  14. NEW/ [PS4] Pro Evolution Soccer 2017 (Konami the Best) <SPT> (Konami) {2017.04.13} (¥4,298) – 3,381 / NEW
  15. +2/ [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V (¥4,990 Edition) <ACT> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2015.10.08} (¥5,389) – 3,328 / 321,342
  16. -10/ [PS4] Musou Stars # <ACT> (Koei Tecmo Games) {2017.03.30} (¥8,424) – 3,117 / 52,062
  17. +1/ [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo <ETC> (Nintendo) {2016.11.23} (¥2,916) – 3,035 / 162,184
  18. NEW/ [PSV] Repkiss # <ADV> (Entergram) {2017.04.13} (¥6,458) – 2,918 / NEW
  19. +4/ [3DS] Yo-kai Watch 3: Sukiyaki <RPG> (Level-5) {2016.12.15} (¥5,184) – 2,802 / 704,683
  20. +2/ [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.03.19} (¥2,592) – 2,678 / 1,140,680
  21. NEW/ [PSV] Zero Escape Nine Hours Nine Persons Nine Doors & Virtue’s Last Reward Double Pack <ADV> (Spike Chunsoft) {2017.04.13} (¥4,838) / NEW
  22. -8/ [PSV] Musou Stars # <ACT> (Koei Tecmo Games) {2017.03.30} (¥7,344)
  23. +2/ [NSW] Dragon Quest Heroes I & II for Nintendo Switch <RPG> (Square Enix) {2017.03.03} (¥9,504)
  24. -13/ [PS4] Blue Reflection Maboroshi Ni Mau Shoujo no Ken # <RPG> (Koei Tecmo Games) {2017.03.30} (¥8,424)
  25. -6/ [WIU] Minecraft: Wii U Edition <ADV> (Microsoft) {2016.06.23} (¥3,888)
  26. +3/ [3DS] Mario Kart 7 <RCE> (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} (¥4,937)
  27. +1/ [NSW] Puyo Puyo Tetris <PZL> (Sega Games) {2017.03.03} (¥5,389)
  28. -8/ [3DS] Kawaii Pet to Kurasou! Wan Nyan & Mini Mini Animal <ETC> (Nippon Columbia) {2017.04.06} (¥5,184)
  29. -3/ [3DS] Poochy & Yoshi’s Woolly World # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.01.19} (¥5,076)
  30. -3/ [PSV] Accel World Vs. Sword Art Online: Millennium Twilight <RPG> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2017.03.16} (¥7,344)
  31. -10/ [PSV] Blue Reflection Maboroshi Ni Mau Shoujo no Ken # <RPG> (Koei Tecmo Games) {2017.03.30} (¥7,344)
  32. +2/ [PS4] Rainbow Six Siege <ACT> (Ubisoft) {2015.12.10} (¥9,072)
  33. NEW/ [PS4] Zero Escape Nine Hours Nine Persons Nine Doors & Virtue’s Last Reward Double Pack <ADV> (Spike Chunsoft) {2017.04.13} (¥5,378) / NEW
  34. +2/ [3DS] Kirby: Planet Robobot <ACT> (Nintendo) {2016.04.28} (¥5,076)
  35. -11/ [3DS] Miitopia <SLG> (Nintendo) {2016.12.08} (¥5,076)
  36. -6/ [PS4] Final Fantasy XV # <RPG> (Square Enix) {2016.11.29} (¥9,504)
  37. -6/ [3DS] Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3 Professional <RPG> (Square Enix) {2017.02.09} (¥5,670)
  38. 0/ [3DS] Sumikko Gurashi Mura wo Tsukurun Desu <ETC> (Nippon Columbia) {2016.07.21} (¥5,184)
  39. NEW/ [PS4] Repkiss # <ADV> (Entergram) {2017.04.13} (¥6,458) / NEW
  40. -3/ [3DS] Doraemon: Nobita no Nankyoku Kachikochi Daibouken <ADV> (FuRyu) {2017.03.02} (¥5,702)
  41. -8/ [PS4] Senran Kagura Peach Beach Splash # <ACT> (Marvelous) {2017.03.16} (¥7,538)
  42. -10/ [PS4] Accel World Vs. Sword Art Online: Millennium Twilight <RPG> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2017.03.16} (¥8,208)
  43. -2/ [PS4] Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.12.03} (¥2,592)
  44. -5/ [WIU] Splatoon # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2015.05.28} (¥6,156)
  45. -5/ [PS4] Biohazard 7 Resident Evil Grotesque Version <ADV> (Capcom) {2017.01.26} (¥8,629)
  46. -2/ [PS4] Nioh <RPG> (Koei Tecmo Games) {2017.02.09} (¥8,424)
  47. +1/ [PSV] Super Robot Wars V # <SLG> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2017.02.23} (¥8,208)
  48. BACK/ [PS4] Call of Duty: Black Ops III # <ACT> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.11.06} (¥8,532)
  49. BACK/ [NSW] Disgaea 5 Complete <SLG> (Nippon Ichi Software) {2017.03.03} (¥7,538)
  50. BACK/ [3DS] Manga-ka Debut Monogatari: Suteki na Manga o Egakou <ADV> (Nippon Columbia) {2017.03.16} (¥5,184)

 

Hardware Sales

  1. Nintendo Switch — 45,673 (41,193), +11% (-9%) / 651,879
  2. Nintendo 3DS — 23,824 (25,685), -7% (-24%) / 22,683,968
  3. PlayStation 4 — 21,922 (24,512), -11% (-18%) / 4,632,310
  4. PlayStation Vita — 5,592 (5,987), -7% (-23%) / 5,587,873
  5. PlayStation 3 — 432 (704), -39% (-59%) / 10,462,424
  6. Wii U — 271 (358), -24% (-20%) / 3,284,233

 

Grand totals

Total Nintendo titles: 24
Total Sony PlayStation titles: 26
Total home Nintendo titles: / 24
Total portable Nintendo titles: 15 / 24
Total home Sony PlayStation titles: 19 / 26
Total portable Sony PlayStation titles: 7 / 26

1st, PS4 — 19
2nd, 3DS — 15
3rd, PSVita — 7
4th, Switch — 6
5th, WiiU — 3

 

Brand-new titles (5)

NEW/ [PS4] Pro Evolution Soccer 2017 (Konami the Best)
NEW/ [PSV] Repkiss #
NEW/ [PSV] Zero Escape Nine Hours Nine Persons Nine Doors & Virtue’s Last Reward Double Pack
NEW/ [PS4] Zero Escape Nine Hours Nine Persons Nine Doors & Virtue’s Last Reward Double Pack
NEW/ [PS4] Repkiss #

1st, PS4 — 3
2nd, PSVita — 2

 

Re-charted titles (3)

BACK/ [3DS] Manga-ka Debut Monogatari: Suteki na Manga o Egakou
BACK/ [NSW] Disgaea 5 Complete
BACK/ [PS4] Call of Duty: Black Ops III #

1st, Switch — 1
1st, 3DS — 1

1st, PS4 — 1

 

Out-charted titles (8)

BACK/ [3DS] New Super Mario Bros. 2
BACK/ [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS
+3/ [PS4] Battlefield 1
-3/ [3DS] Future Card Buddyfight Mezase! Buddy Champion!
BACK/ [3DS] Tomodachi Life (Happy Price Selection)
+4/ [3DS] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu Heroes
+4/ [3DS] Mario Party: Star Rush
-26/ [PSV] Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Death or Kiss #

1st, 3DS — 6
2nd, PS4 — 1
2nd, PSVita — 1

 

Previously released titles (45)

Nintendo Switch: 6 / 6
Wii U:
3 / 3
Nintendo 3DS: 15 / 15
PlayStation 4: 16 / 19
PlayStation 3: / 0
PlayStation Vita: 5 / 7

1st, PS4 — 16
2nd, 3DS — 15
3rd, Switch — 6
4th, PSVita — 5
5th, WiiU — 3
6th, PS3 — 0

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [6 / 45] * 100 = SPI 13.33 | last week: [5 / 48] * 100
Wii U:
[3 / 45] * 100 = SPI 6.67 | last week: [3 / 48] * 100
Nintendo 3DS: [15 / 45] * 100 = SPI 33.33 | last week: [19 / 48] * 100
PlayStation 4: [16 / 45] * 100 = SPI 35.56 | last week: [15 / 48] * 100
PlayStation 3: [0 / 45] * 100 = SPI 0.00 | last week: [0 / 48] * 100
PlayStation Vita: [5 / 45] * 100 = SPI 11.11 | last week: [6 / 48] * 100

2nd, PS4 — SPI 35.56 | last week: SPI 31.25
1st, 3DS — SPI 33.33 | last week: SPI 39.58

4th, Switch — SPI 13.33 | last week: SPI 10.42 
3rd, PSVita — SPI 11.11 | last week: SPI 12.50
5th, WiiU — SPI 6.67 | last week: SPI 6.25
6th, PS3 — SPI 0.00 | last week: SPI 0.00

 

Past-years released titles (16)

Wii U: 2 (1 2016, 1 2015)
Nintendo 3DS: 8 (7 2016, 1 2011)
PlayStation 45 (1 2016, 4 2015)
PlayStation 3: 0
PlayStation Vita: 1 (1 2015)

1st, 3DS — 8
2nd, PS4 — 5
3rd, WiiU — 2
4th, PSVita — 1
5th, PS3 — 0

 

Evergreen Status
(2015 = *1. 2014 = *2. 2013 = *3. 2012 = *4. Etc…)

Wii U: [(1 *1) + (1 *2)] = ES 3 | last week: [(1 *1) + (1 *2)]
Nintendo 3DS: [(7 *1) + (1 *6)] = ES 13 | last week: [(9 *1) + (1 *6)]
PlayStation 4: [(1 *1) + (4 *2)] = ES 9 | last week: [(2 *1) + (3 *2)]
PlayStation 3: [(0 *0)] = ES 0 | last week: [(0 *0)]
PlayStation Vita: [(1 *2)] = ES 2 | last week: [(1 *2)]

1st, 3DS — ES 13 | last week: ES 24
2nd, PS4 — ES 9 | last week: ES 8 
3rd, WiiU — ES 3 | last week: ES 3
4th, PSVita — ES 2 | last week: ES 2 
5th, PS3 — ES 0 | last week: ES 0

 

Momentum

Nintendo Switch(highest) +2/ [NSW] Super Bomberman R > (lowest) 0/ [NSW] 1-2-Switch
Wii U:
 (highest) 0/ [WIU] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild > (lowest) -6/ [WIU] Minecraft: Wii U Edition
Nintendo 3DS: (highest) +4/ [3DS] Yo-kai Watch 3: Sukiyaki > (lowest) -11/ [3DS] Miitopia
PlayStation 4: (highest) +4/ [PS4] NieR: Automata > (lowest) -13/ [PS4] Blue Reflection Maboroshi Ni Mau Shoujo no Ken #
PlayStation 3: (highest) none = (lowest) none
PlayStation Vita: (highest) +2/ [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition > (lowest) -10/ [PSV] Blue Reflection Maboroshi Ni Mau Shoujo no Ken #

Highest: +4/ [PS4] NieR: Automata
Lowest: -13/ [PS4] Blue Reflection Maboroshi Ni Mau Shoujo no Ken #

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [(0 + 0 + +2 + +2 + +1) / 5] = MM +1.00
Wii U
: [(0 + -6 + -5) / 3] = MM -3.67
Nintendo 3DS: [(0 + 0 + -1 + +2 + +1 + +4 + +3 + -8 + -3 + +2 + -11 + -6 + 0 + -3) / 16] = MM -1.25
PlayStation 4: [(+4 + +1 + -2 + +4 + +4 + +2 + -10 + -13 + +2 + -6 + -8 + -10 + -2 + -5 + -2) / 15] = MM -2.73
PlayStation 3: N/A
PlayStation Vita: [(+2 + -8 + -3 + -10 + +1) / 5] = MM -3.60

1st, Switch — MM +1.00 | last week: MM +4.20
2nd, 3DS — MM -1.25 | last week: MM +3.19
3rd, PS4 — MM -2.73 | last week: MM +0.40
4th, PSVita — MM -3.60 | last week: MM -10.20
5th, WiiU — MM -3.67 | last week: MM +5.00
6th, PS3 — MM 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: [(0 *0.00)] = DS 0.00
Wii U
: [(0 *0.00)] = DS 0.00
Nintendo 3DS: [(3 *0.25) + (3 *0.50)] = DS 2.25
PlayStation 4: [(1 *0.50)] = DS 0.50
PlayStation 3: [(0 *0.00)] = DS 0.00
PlayStation Vita: [(1 *0.75)] = DS 0.75


1st, 3DSDS 2.25 | last week: DS 0.00
2nd, PSVita — DS 0.75 | last week: DS 3.00
3rd, PS4 — DS 0.50 | last week: DS 3.00
4th, Switch — DS 0.00 | last week: DS 0.00
4th, WiiU — DS 0.00 | last week: DS 0.00
4th, PS3 — DS 0.00 | last week: DS 0.00

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [+1.00 – 0.00 + 1 + 5] = MI +7.00 | last week: [+4.20 – 0.00 + 0 + 2]
Wii U: [-3.67 – 0.00 + 0 + 5] = MI +1.33 | last week: [+5.00 – 0.00 + 0 + 2]
Nintendo 3DS: [-1.25 – 2.25 + 1 + 5] = MI +2.50 | last week: [+3.19 – 0.00 + 2 + 2]
PlayStation 4: [-2.73 – 0.50 + 1 + 5] = MI +2.77 | last week: [+0.40 – 3.00 + 0 + 2]
PlayStation 3: N/A | last week: N/A
PlayStation Vita: [-3.60 – 0.75 + 0 + 5] = MI +0.65 | last week: [-10.20 – 3.00 + 0 + 2]

1st, Switch — MI +7.00 | last week: MI +6.20
2nd, PS4 — MI +2.77 | last week: MI -0.60
3rd, 3DS — MI +2.50 | last week: MI +7.19
4th, WiiU — MI +1.33 | last week: MI +7.00
5th, PSVita — MI +0.65 | last week: MI -11.20
6th, PS3 — MI 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.

 

Dropping Status Graph
(Compiled over the past four weeks.)

Basically, this represents Japan’s lack of interest in games per platform.

 

Staying Power Index Graph
(Compiled over the past four weeks.)

Basically, this represents Japan’s interest in a given platform.

 

Momentum Index Graph
(Compiled over the past four weeks.)

Basically, this represents Japan’s interest in games on a given platform.

 

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 (April 10, 2017 – April 16, 2017).
Weekly Top 20 Media Create Charts (April 10, 2017 – April 16, 2017).
Observations on Media Create for the Week of April 3, 2017 – April 9, 2017.

 

 

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