Observations on Media Create for the Week of April 3, 2017 – April 9, 2017

28 out of the 50 titles are on Nintendo.

 

 

 

Software Sales

  1. 0/ [3DS] Monster Hunter XX <ACT> (Capcom) {2017.03.18} (¥6,264) – 65,672 / 1,322,152
  2. +3/ [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥7,538) – 23,016 / 354,404
  3. +1/ [3DS] Mario Sports Superstars <SPT> (Nintendo) {2017.03.30} (¥5,378) – 18,765 / 51,181
  4. +3/ [NSW] 1-2-Switch <ETC> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥5,378) – 12,418 / 166,319
  5. NEW/ [PS4] LEGO Worlds Mezase Master Builder <ADV> (Warner Bros. Japan) {2017.04.06} (¥3,218) – 11,578 / NEW
  6. -4/ [PS4] Musou Stars # <ACT> (Koei Tecmo Games) {2017.03.30} (¥8,424) – 8,577 / 48,946
  7. +3/ [PS4] Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands <ACT> (Ubisoft) {2017.03.09} (¥9,072) – 7,907 / 153,408
  8. +4/ [3DS] Pokémon Sun & Moon <RPG> (The Pokémon Company) {2016.11.18} (¥5,378) – 6,972 / 3,236,826
  9. +2/ [PS4] NieR: Automata <RPG> (Square Enix) {2017.02.23} (¥8,424) – 6,593 / 294,694
  10. +4/ [WIU] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥7,538) – 6,487 / 95,806
  11. -8/ [PS4] Blue Reflection Maboroshi Ni Mau Shoujo no Ken # <RPG> (Koei Tecmo Games) {2017.03.30} (¥8,424) – 6,100 / 40,691
  12. +1/ [PS4] Horizon Zero Dawn # <RPG> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.03.02} (¥7,452) – 6,018 / 196,661
  13. +2/ [3DS] Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS <ACT> (Nintendo) {2016.12.01} (¥5,076) – 5,717 / 1,015,110
  14. -8/ [PSV] Musou Stars # <ACT> (Koei Tecmo Games) {2017.03.30} (¥7,344) – 4,527 / 22,393
  15. +7/ [NSW] Super Bomberman R <ACT> (Konami) {2017.03.03} (¥5,378) – 4,233 / 66,617
  16. 0/ [PS4] Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5+2.5 Remix <RPG> (Square Enix) {2017.03.09} (¥7,344) – 4,218 / 98,725
  17. +3/ [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V (¥4,990 Edition) <ACT> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2015.10.08} (¥5,389) – 4,094 / 318,014
  18. +3/ [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo <ETC> (Nintendo) {2016.11.23} (¥2,916) – 4,017 / 159,150
  19. +10/ [WIU] Minecraft: Wii U Edition <ADV> (Microsoft) {2016.06.23} (¥3,888) – 4,014 / 313,703
  20. NEW/ [3DS] Kawaii Pet to Kurasou! Wan Nyan & Mini Mini Animal <ETC> (Nippon Columbia) {2017.04.06} (¥5,184) – 3,631 / NEW
  21. -13/ [PSV] Blue Reflection Maboroshi Ni Mau Shoujo no Ken # <RPG> (Koei Tecmo Games) {2017.03.30} (¥7,344)
  22. +4/ [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.03.19} (¥2,592)
  23. +2/ [3DS] Yo-kai Watch 3: Sukiyaki <RPG> (Level-5) {2016.12.15} (¥5,184)
  24. +11/ [3DS] Miitopia <SLG> (Nintendo) {2016.12.08} (¥5,076)
  25. +3/ [NSW] Dragon Quest Heroes I & II for Nintendo Switch <RPG> (Square Enix) {2017.03.03} (¥9,504)
  26. +5/ [3DS] Poochy & Yoshi’s Woolly World # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.01.19} (¥5,076)
  27. -8/ [PSV] Accel World Vs. Sword Art Online: Millennium Twilight <RPG> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2017.03.16} (¥7,344)
  28. +5/ [NSW] Puyo Puyo Tetris <PZL> (Sega Games) {2017.03.03} (¥5,389)
  29. +5/ [3DS] Mario Kart 7 <RCE> (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} (¥4,937)
  30. +14/ [PS4] Final Fantasy XV # <RPG> (Square Enix) {2016.11.29} (¥9,504)
  31. +1/ [3DS] Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3 Professional <RPG> (Square Enix) {2017.02.09} (¥5,670)
  32. -5/ [PS4] Accel World Vs. Sword Art Online: Millennium Twilight <RPG> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2017.03.16} (¥8,208)
  33. -9/ [PS4] Senran Kagura Peach Beach Splash # <ACT> (Marvelous) {2017.03.16} (¥7,538)
  34. +4/ [PS4] Rainbow Six Siege <ACT> (Ubisoft) {2015.12.10} (¥9,072)
  35. -26/ [PSV] Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Death or Kiss # <ADV> (5pb.) {2017.03.30} (¥8,100)
  36. +1/ [3DS] Kirby: Planet Robobot <ACT> (Nintendo) {2016.04.28} (¥5,076)
  37. +4/ [3DS] Doraemon: Nobita no Nankyoku Kachikochi Daibouken <ADV> (FuRyu) {2017.03.02} (¥5,702)
  38. +7/ [3DS] Sumikko Gurashi Mura wo Tsukurun Desu <ETC> (Nippon Columbia) {2016.07.21} (¥5,184)
  39. +1/ [WIU] Splatoon # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2015.05.28} (¥6,156)
  40. -10/ [PS4] Biohazard 7 Resident Evil Grotesque Version <ADV> (Capcom) {2017.01.26} (¥8,629)
  41. +7/ [PS4] Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.12.03} (¥2,592)
  42. +4/ [3DS] Mario Party: Star Rush <ETC> (Nintendo) {2016.10.20} (¥5,076)
  43. +4/ [3DS] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu Heroes <SLG> (Konami) {2016.12.15} (¥4,860)
  44. +5/ [PS4] Nioh <RPG> (Koei Tecmo Games) {2017.02.09} (¥8,424)
  45. BACK/ [3DS] Tomodachi Life (Happy Price Selection) <ETC> (Nintendo) {2016.03.17} (¥2,916)
  46. -3/ [3DS] Future Card Buddyfight Mezase! Buddy Champion! <TBL> (FuRyu) {2017.03.16} (¥5,940)
  47. +3/ [PS4] Battlefield 1 <ACT> (Electronic Arts) {2016.10.21} (¥8,424)
  48. BACK/ [PSV] Super Robot Wars V # <SLG> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2017.02.23} (¥8,208)
  49. BACK/ [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS <FTG> (Nintendo) {2014.09.13} (¥5,616)
  50. BACK/ [3DS] New Super Mario Bros. 2 <ACT> (Nintendo) {2012.07.28} (¥4,937)

 

Hardware Sales

  1. Nintendo Switch — 41,193 (45,509), -9% (-42%) / 606,206
  2. Nintendo 3DS — 25,685 (33,954), -24% (-14%) / 22,660,144
  3. PlayStation 4 — 24,512 (30,057), -18% (-2%) / 4,610,388
  4. PlayStation Vita — 5,987 (7,780), -23% (+3%) / 5,582,281
  5. PlayStation 3 — 704 (1,724), -59% (-41%) / 10,461,992
  6. Wii U — 358 (449), -20% (+9%) / 3,283,962

 

Grand totals

Total Nintendo titles: 28
Total Sony PlayStation titles: 22
Total home Nintendo titles: / 28
Total portable Nintendo titles: 20 / 28
Total home Sony PlayStation titles: 16 / 22
Total portable Sony PlayStation titles: 6 / 22

1st, 3DS — 20
2nd, PS4 — 16
3rd, PSVita — 6
4th, Switch — 5
5th, WiiU — 3

 

Brand-new titles (2)

NEW/ [PS4] LEGO Worlds Mezase Master Builder
NEW/ [3DS] Kawaii Pet to Kurasou! Wan Nyan & Mini Mini Animal

1st, 3DS — 1
1st, PS4 — 1

 

Re-charted titles (4)

BACK/ [3DS] New Super Mario Bros. 2
BACK/ [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS
BACK/ [PSV] Super Robot Wars V #
BACK/ [3DS] Tomodachi Life (Happy Price Selection)

1st, 3DS — 3
2nd, PSVita — 1

 

Out-charted titles (6)

NEW/ [PSV] Dynamic Chord feat. Kyohso V Edition #
NEW/ [PS4] Dariusburst Chronicle Saviours #
NEW/ [PSV] Klap!! Kind Love and Punish Fun Party #
NEW/ [PS4] Chaos; Child Love Chu Chu!! #
NEW/ [PSV] Chaos; Child Love Chu Chu!! #
NEW/ [PS4] Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Death or Kiss #

1st, PS4 — 3
1st, PSVita — 3

 

Previously released titles (48)

Nintendo Switch: 5 / 5
Wii U:
3 / 3
Nintendo 3DS: 19 / 20
PlayStation 4: 15 / 16
PlayStation 3: / 0
PlayStation Vita: 6 / 6

1st, 3DS — 19
2nd, PS4 — 15
3rd, PSVita — 6
4th, Switch — 5
5th, WiiU — 3
6th, PS3 — 0

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [5 / 48] * 100 = SPI 10.42 | last week: [5 / 38] * 100
Wii U:
[3 / 48] * 100 = SPI 6.25 | last week: [3 / 38] * 100
Nintendo 3DS: [19 / 48] * 100 = SPI 39.58 | last week: [15 / 38] * 100
PlayStation 4: [15 / 48] * 100 = SPI 31.25 | last week: [13 / 38] * 100
PlayStation 3: [0 / 48] * 100 = SPI 0.00 | last week: [0 / 38] * 100
PlayStation Vita: [6 / 48] * 100 = SPI 12.50 | last week: [2 / 38] * 100

1st, 3DS — SPI 39.58 | last week: SPI 39.47
2nd, PS4 — SPI 31.25 | last week: SPI 34.21
3rd, PSVita — SPI 12.50 | last week: SPI 5.26
4th, Switch — SPI 10.42 | last week: SPI 13.16 
5th, WiiU — SPI 6.25 | last week: SPI 7.89
6th, PS3 — SPI 0.00 | last week: SPI 0.00

 

Past-years released titles (21)

Wii U: 2 (1 2016, 1 2015)
Nintendo 3DS: 13 (10 2016, 1 2014, 1 2012, 1 2011)
PlayStation 45 (2 2016, 3 2015)
PlayStation 3: 0
PlayStation Vita: 1 (1 2015)

1st, 3DS — 13
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: [(10 *1) + (1 *3) + (1 *5) + (1 *6)] = ES 24 | last week: [(9 *1) + (1 *6)]
PlayStation 4: [(2 *1) + (3 *2)] = ES 8 | 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 24 | last week: ES 15 
2nd, PS4 — ES 8 | 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) +7/ [NSW] Super Bomberman R > (lowest) +3/ [NSW] Dragon Quest Heroes I & II for Nintendo Switch
Wii U:
 (highest) +10/ [WIU] Minecraft: Wii U Edition > (lowest) +1/ [WIU] Splatoon #
Nintendo 3DS: (highest) +11/ [3DS] Miitopia > (lowest) -3/ [3DS] Future Card Buddyfight Mezase! Buddy Champion!
PlayStation 4: (highest) +14/ [PS4] Final Fantasy XV # > (lowest) -10/ [PS4] Biohazard 7 Resident Evil Grotesque Version
PlayStation 3: (highest) none = (lowest) none
PlayStation Vita: (highest) +4/ [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition > (lowest) -26/ [PSV] Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Death or Kiss #

Highest: +14/ [PS4] Final Fantasy XV #
Lowest: -26/ [PSV] Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Death or Kiss #

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [(+3 + +3 + +7 + +3 + +5) / 5] = MM +4.20
Wii U
: [(+4 + +10 + +1) / 3] = MM +5.00
Nintendo 3DS: [(0 + +1 + +4 + +2 + +3 + +2 + +11 + +5 + +5 + +1 + +1 + +4 + +7 + +4 + +4 + -3) / 16] = MM +3.19
PlayStation 4: [(-4 + +3 + +2 + -8 + +1 + 0 + +3 + +14 + -5 + -9 + +4 + -10 + +7 + +5 + +3) / 15] = MM +0.40
PlayStation 3: N/A
PlayStation Vita: [(-8 + -13 + +4 + -8 + -26) / 5] = MM -10.20

1st, WiiU — MM +5.00 | last week: MM -0.67
2nd, Switch — MM +4.20 | last week: MM -7.40
3rd, 3DS — MM +3.19 | last week: MM -5.73
4th, PS4 — MM +0.40 | last week: MM -6.85
5th, PSVita — MM -10.20 | last week: MM -9.50
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: [(0 *0.00)] = DS 0.00
PlayStation 4: [(3 *1.00)] = DS 3.00
PlayStation 3: [(0 *0.00)] = DS 0.00
PlayStation Vita: [(3 *1.00)] = DS 3.00


1st, PS4 — DS 3.00 | last week: DS 4.25
1st, PSVita — DS 3.00 | last week: DS 3.25
3rd, Switch — DS 0.00 | last week: DS 0.50
3rd, WiiU — DS 0.00 | last week: DS 0.00
3rd, 3DSDS 0.00 | last week: DS 1.00
3rd, PS3 — DS 0.00 | last week: DS 0.00

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [+4.20 – 0.00 + 0 + 2] = MI +6.20 | last week: [-7.40 – 0.50 + 0 + 12]
Wii U: [+5.00 – 0.00 + 0 + 2] = MI +7.00 | last week: [-0.67 – 0.00 + 0 + 12]
Nintendo 3DS: [+3.19 – 0.00 + 2 + 2] = MI +7.19 | last week: [-5.73 – 1.00 + 2 + 12]
PlayStation 4: [+0.40 – 3.00 + 0 + 2] = MI -0.60 | last week: [-6.85 – 4.25 + 0 + 12]
PlayStation 3: N/A | last week: N/A
PlayStation Vita: [-10.20 – 3.00 + 0 + 2] = MI -11.20 | last week: [-9.50 – 3.25 + 0 + 12]

1st, 3DS — MI +7.19 | last week: MI +7.27
2nd, WiiU — MI +7.00 | last week: MI +11.33
3rd, Switch — MI +6.20 | last week: MI +4.10
4th, PS4 — MI -0.60 | last week: MI +0.90
5th, PSVita — MI -11.20 | last week: MI -0.75
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 3, 2017 – April 9, 2017).
Weekly Top 20 Media Create Charts (April 3, 2017 – April 9, 2017).
Observations on Media Create for the Week of March 27, 2017 – April 2, 2017.

 

 

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