Observations on Media Create for the Week of March 17, 2014 – March 23, 2014

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Software Sales

  1. 00./01. [3DS] Mario Party: Island Tour <ETC> (Nintendo) {2014.03.20} (¥4.800) – 132.668 / NEW
  2. 00./02. [PS3] Samurai Warriors 4 <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) {2014.03.20} (¥7.560) – 120.452 / NEW 
  3. 00./03. [PS3] Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes <ADV> (Konami) {2014.03.20} (¥2.980) – 119.615 / NEW 
  4. 00./04. [PS3] J-Stars Victory Vs <FTG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2014.03.19} (¥7.980) – 118.240 / NEW
  5. 00./05. [PSV] J-Stars Victory Vs <FTG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2014.03.19} (¥6.980) – 97.821 / NEW
  6. 00./06. [PS4] Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes <ADV> (Konami) {2014.03.20} (¥2.980) – 91.903 / NEW
  7. 00./07. [PS3] Pro Baseball Spirits 2014 <SPT> (Konami) {2014.03.20} (¥7.600) – 63.898 / NEW
  8. (-6) [3DS] Yo-kai Watch <RPG> (Level 5) {2013.07.11} (¥4.800) – 44.659 / 614.379
  9. 00./09. [PSV] Samurai Warriors 4 <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) {2014.03.20} (¥7.140) – 39.597 / NEW
  10. (-9) [PS3] Dark Souls II <RPG> (From Software) {2014.03.13} (¥7.800) – 37.285 / 292.482
  11. 00./11. [3DS] Retro Game Challenge: 3-Choume no Arino <ETC> (Bandai Namco Games) {2014.03.20} (¥5.480) – 33.618 / NEW
  12. 00./12. [PSV] Pro Baseball Spirits 2014 <SPT> (Konami) {2014.03.20} (¥6.983) – 30.261 / NEW
  13. 00./13. [PSP] Pro Baseball Spirits 2014 <SPT> (Konami) {2014.03.20} (¥3.980) – 27.823 / NEW
  14. 00./14. [PSV] Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 2: Sisters Generation <RPG> (Compile Heart) {2014.03.20} (¥6.090) – 26.845 / NEW
  15. 00./15. [PSV] Phantasy Star Online 2 Episode 2: Deluxe Package <RPG> (Sega) {2014.03.20} (¥5.229) – 16.152 / NEW
  16. 00./16. [3DS] Hero Bank <RPG> (Sega) {2014.03.20} (¥5.550) – 15.060 / NEW
  17. (-10) [3DS] Kirby Triple Deluxe <ACT> (Nintendo) {2014.01.11} (¥4.800) – 14.060 / 515.895
  18. (-12) [3DS] Fossil Fighters: Infinite Gear <RPG> (Nintendo) {2014.02.27} (¥4.800) – 13.512 / 107.413
  19. (-16) [3DS] Dragon Quest Monsters 2: Iru to Ruka no Fushigi na Fushigi na Kagi <RPG> (Square Enix) {2014.02.06} (¥5.490) – 13.283 / 750.876
  20. (-15) [3DS] Harvest Moon: Linking The New World <SLG> (Marvelous AQL) {2014.02.27} (¥5.040) – 10.293 / 186.473
  21. (-13) [3DS] Pokemon X / Y <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2013.10.12} (¥4.800)
  22. (-18) [PSV] Soul Sacrifice Δ <ACT> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2014.03.06} (¥4.980)
  23. (-12) [3DS] Puzzle & Dragons Z <RPG> (GungHo Online Entertainment) {2013.12.12} (¥4.400)
  24. 00./24. [PS3] Motto! SoniComi <ETC> (Kadokawa Games) {2014.03.20} (¥7.140) / NEW
  25. (-15) [PS3] Grand Theft Auto V <ACT> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2013.10.10} (¥7.770)
  26. (-14) [PS4] Battlefield 4 <ACT> (Electronic Arts) {2014.02.22} (¥7.665)
  27. (-8) [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf <ETC> (Nintendo) {2012.11.08} (¥4.800)
  28. (-19) [PS3] Yakuza: Ishin! <ADV> (Sega) {2014.02.22} (¥8.600)
  29. (-12) [WIU] Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze <ACT> (Nintendo) {2014.02.13} (¥5.985)
  30. (-9) [WIU] Super Mario 3D World <ACT> (Nintendo) {2013.11.21} (¥5.985)
  31. (-15) [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 <ACT> (Capcom) {2013.09.14} (¥5.990)
  32. (-7) [3DS] Attack on Titan: The Last Wings of Mankind <ACT> (Spike Chunsoft) {2013.12.05} (¥6.090)
  33. 00./33. [PSP] Chou Ezaru wa Akai Hana: Ookawa wa Mirai o Tsumugu <ADV> (HuneX) {2014.03.20} (¥6.825) / NEW
  34. (-14) [PS3] Mobile Suit Gundam Extreme Vs. Full Boost <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2014.01.30} (¥7.980)
  35. (-20) [PS4] Yakuza: Ishin! <ADV> (Sega) {2014.02.22} (¥8.600)
  36. (-5) [3DS] Mario Kart 7 <RCE> (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} (¥4.800)
  37. (-13) [PS4] Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition <ADV> (Square Enix) {2014.02.22} (¥4.800)
  38. 00./38. [360] Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes <ADV> (Konami) {2014.03.20} (¥2.980) / NEW
  39. (-7) [3DS] Friend Collection: New Life <ETC> (Nintendo) {2013.04.18} (¥4.800)
  40. (-22) [3DS] Doraemon: Shin Nobita no Daimakyou – Peko to 5-nin no Tankentai <ACT> (FuRyu) {2014.03.06} (¥5.229)
  41. (-6) [3DS] Battle For Money Sentouchuu: Densetsu no Shinobi no Survival Battle! <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2013.10.17} (¥4.980)
  42. (-29) [PS3] Ar Nosurge: Umareizuru Hoshi e Inoru Uta <RPG> (Gust) {2014.03.06} (¥7.140)
  43. (-17) [3DS] Kuroko’s Basketball: Miracle Victory <SLG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2014.02.20} (¥5.980)
  44. (-17) [3DS] Puyo Puyo Tetris <PZL> (Sega) {2014.02.06} (¥5.229)
  45. 00./45. [3DS] Magi: A New World <RPG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2014.02.13} (¥5.980)
  46. (-7) [3DS] New Super Mario Bros. 2 <ACT> (Nintendo) {2012.07.28} (¥4.800)
  47. (-11) [PSV] Terraria <ADV> (Spike Chunsoft) {2014.02.06} (¥2.980)
  48. (-20) [PS4] Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag <ACT> (Ubisoft) {2014.02.22} (¥8.820)
  49. 00./49. [PS3] Assassin’s Creed: Connor Saga <ACT> (Ubisoft) {2014.03.20} (¥9.975) / NEW
  50. 00./50. [WIU] Taiko no Tatsujin: Wii U Version! <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2013.11.21} (¥5.480)

 

Hardware Sales

  1. 3DS — 40.276 (34.144) / 15.289.434 (+18%, 3rd)
  2. PSV — 37.128 (29.717) / 2.713.398 (+25%, 2nd)
  3. PS4 — 30.201 (29.677) / 470.011 (+2%, 6th)
  4. PS3 — 15.455 (14.128) / 9.890.596 (+9%, 4th)
  5. WIU — 9.982 (7.654) / 1.676.708 (+30%, 1st)
  6. PSP — 3.563 (3.461) / 20.120.432 (+3%, 5th)

 

Color captions:

  • home Nintendo software and hardware (Wii U, Wii) are color-coded in red,
  • home Sony PlayStation software and hardware (PS4, PS3) are in blue,
  • portable Nintendo software and hardware (3DS, 3DS LL, DS) are in gold,
  • portable Sony PlayStation software and hardware (PS Vita, PS Vita TV, PSP) are in turquoise.

 

Software captions, in order:

  • (rank change), or 00./current rank. for new and returning
  • [PLATFORM]
  • Title, or also Bold If New
  • <GENRE>
  • (Publisher)
  • {title/release/date yyyy/mm/dd}
  • (¥price)
  • – week sales #Top20Only
  • / total sales, or NEW #Top20 NEW #Top50
  • All in bold are titles making it back into the Top 50.

 

Hardware captions, in order:

  • SYSTEM
  • – week sales
  • (past week sales)
  • / lifetime sales
  • (sales change,
  •  sales change ranking)

 

Grand totals:
Total Nintendo titles24
Total Sony PlayStation titles: 25
Total home Nintendo titles: 3 / 24
Total portable Nintendo titles: 21 / 24
Total home Sony PlayStation titles: 16 / 25
Total portable Sony PlayStation titles: 9 / 25

 

Totals individual format titles in ranking:
1st, 3DS — 21 (including 2 brand-new titles) / 19 sustainable titles out of 21, First-Degree Sustainability Index of 90
2nd, PS3 — 11 (including 6 brand-new titles) / 5 sustainable titles out of 11, First-Degree Sustainability Index of 45
3rd, PSVita — (including 5 brand-new titles) / 2 sustainable titles out of 7, First-Degree Sustainability Index of 29
4th, PS4 — (including 1 brand-new titles) / 4 sustainable titles out of 5, First-Degree Sustainability Index of 80
5th, Wii U — (including 0 brand-new titles) / 3 sustainable titles out of 3, First-Degree Sustainability Index of 100
6th, PSP — (including 2 brand-new titles) / 0 sustainable titles out of 2, First-Degree Sustainability Index of 0
7th, Wii — 0
7th, DS — 0

 

Totals past years titles per format in ranking (distinguishing years):
1st, 3DS — 10 (7 from 2013, 2 from 2012, 1 from 2011) / 10 highly sustainable titles out of 21, Second-Degree Sustainability Index of 48
2nd, Wii U — 3 (3 from 2013) / 3 highly sustainable titles out of 3, Second-Degree Sustainability Index of 100
3rd, PS3 — 1 (1 from 2013) / 1 highly sustainable title out of 11, Second-Degree Sustainability Index of 9
4th, PSVita — 0 / 0 highly sustainable titles out of 7, Second-Degree Sustainability Index of 0
4th, PSP — 0 / 0 highly sustainable titles out of 2, Second-Degree Sustainability Index of 0
N/A, Wii — N/A
N/A, DS — N/A
N/A, PS4 — N/A

 

First-Degree Sustainability Index Ranking:
1st, Wii U — FDSI 100
2nd, 3DS — FDSI 90
3rd, PS4 — FDSI 80
4th, PS3 — FDSI 45
5th, PSVita — FDSI 29
6th, PSP — FDSI 0

 

Second-Degree Sustainability Index Ranking:
1st, Wii U — SDSI 100
2nd, 3DS — SDSI 48
3rd, PS3 — SDSI 9
4th, PSVita — SDSI 0
5th, PSP — SDSI 0

 

Titles (20) that left the top 50 this week:
[3DS] One Piece: Unlimited World Red
[PSV] Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds – Limited Edition[PSV] God Eater 2
[PSV] Valhalla Knights 3: Gold
[PS3] World Soccer Winning Eleven 2014
[PSV] Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster: Twin Pack
[3DS] Disney Magic World
[PS3] Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster
[PS4] Call of Duty: Ghosts – Dubbed Edition
[3DS] Aikatsu! Futari no My Princess
[3DS] Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai 2
[PS4] FIFA 14
[3DS] The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
[PS3] Battlefield 4
[PS4] Killzone: Shadow Fall
[PS4] Dynasty Warriors 8 with Xtreme Legends
[PS3] Deception IV: Blood Ties
[PSV] Deception IV: Blood Ties
[PS4] Knack
[360] Dark Souls II

 

Titles (2) that re-entered the top 50 this week:
[WIU] Taiko no Tatsujin: Wii U Version!
[3DS] Magi: A New World

 

“Movers & Shakers:”
Highest: (-5) 31./36. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 <RCE> (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} (¥4.800)
Lowest: (-29) 13./42. [PS3] Ar Nosurge: Umareizuru Hoshi e Inoru Uta <RPG> (Gust) {2014.03.06} (¥7.140)
(-9) [WIU] Super Mario 3D World(-12) [WIU] Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
(-5) [3DS] Mario Kart 7(-22) [3DS] Doraemon: Shin Nobita no Daimakyou – Peko to 5-nin no Tankentai
(-9) [PS3] Dark Souls II(-29) [PS3] Ar Nosurge: Umareizuru Hoshi e Inoru Uta
(-11) [PSV] Terraria(-18) PSV] Soul Sacrifice Δ
(-9) — (-12), median of -10.5 versus 16 brand-new titles, “Movers & Shakers” Index of +5.5, positive
(-5) — (22), median of -13.5 versus 16 brand-new titles, “Movers & Shakers” Index of +2.5positive
(-9) — (-29)
, median of -19.0 versus 16 brand-new titles, “Movers & Shakers” Index of -3.0, negative
(-11) — 
(-18), median of -14.5 versus 16 brand-new titles, “Movers & Shakers” Index of +1.5, positive

 

“Movers & Shakers” Index Ranking:
1st, home Nintendo titles — M&SI +5.5
2nd, portable Nintendo titles — M&SI +2.5
3rd, portable Sony PlayStation titles — M&SI +1.5
4th, home Sony PlayStation titles — M&SI -3.0

 

Totals first-party titles:
Total first-party Nintendo titles: 10
Total first-party Sony PlayStation titles: 1

 

Totals home and portable first-party titles in ranking:
1st,
 first-party portable Nintendo titles — 8 / 10
2nd, first-party home Nintendo titles — 2 / 10
3rd, first-party portable Sony PlayStation titles — 1 / 1
4th, first-party home Sony PlayStation titles — 0 / 1

 

Totals third-party titles:
Total third-party Nintendo titles: 14
Total third-party Sony PlayStation titles: 24

 

Totals home and portable third-party titles in ranking:
1st, third-party home Sony PlayStation titles — 16 / 24
2nd, third-party portable Nintendo titles — 13 / 14
3rd, third-party portable Sony PlayStation titles — 8 / 24
4th, third-party home Nintendo titles — 1 / 14

 

  • 24 out of the 50 ranking titles were released on Nintendo systems: 21 on the 3DS, 3 on Wii U.
  • Out of these 24 titles, only 2 were brand-new titles, the 2 of them being released on 3DS ranking in the Top 20.
  • Of these 24 titles, 10 were released in 2013, 2 were released in 2012, and 1 was released in 2011 (Mario Kart 7).
  • FDSIR: The Wii U (FDSI 100) and the 3DS (FDSI 90) were the two platforms with the highest ratio of sustainable titles.
  • SDSIR: The Wii U (SDSI 100) and the 3DS (SDSI 48) were the two platforms with the highest ratio of past-years titles.
  • 20 titles left the Top 50 this week: only 5 of them were on Nintendo systems, all 5 of them on the 3DS.
  • 2 titles made it back into the Top 50 this week: all of them were on Nintendo systems, 1 on the Wii U, 1 on the 3DS.
  • The highest “mover & shaker” was Mario Kart 7, losing only 5 spots amidst the release of 16 brand-new titles.
  • M&SIR: Wii U software (M&SI +5.5) had the highest momentum of all platforms on the chart this week.
  • 10 out of the 50 ranking titles were first-party Nintendo titles: 8 on the 3DS, 2 on Wii U.
  • 14 out of the 50 ranking titles were third-party titles released on Nintendo: 13 on the 3DS, 1 on the Wii U.

 

Source materials:
Weekly Top 20 Media Create Charts (March 17, 2014 – March 23, 2014).
Weekly Top 50 Media Create Charts (March 17, 2014 – March 23, 2014).

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