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Observations on Media Create for the Week of March 31, 2014 – April 6, 2014

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Software Sales

  1. +1/ [3DS] Mario Party: Island Tour <ETC> (Nintendo) {2014.03.20} (¥4.800) – 47.106 / 257.873
  2. +3/ [PS3] Samurai Warriors 4 <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) {2014.03.20} (¥7.560) – 25.572 / 192.514
  3. +1/ [3DS] Yo-kai Watch <RPG> (Level 5) {2013.07.11} (¥4.800) – 23.663 / 686.387
  4. +2/ [PS3] Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes <ADV> (Konami) {2014.03.20} (¥2.980) – 20.799 / 179.031
  5. NEW/ [WIU] Just Dance Wii U <ACT> (Nintendo) {2014.04.03} (¥6.156) – 18.403 / NEW
  6. -5/ [PSV] Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd <ACT> (Sega) {2014.03.27} (¥7.350) – 16.111 / 114.738
  7. +1/ [PS3] J-Stars Victory Vs <FTG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2014.03.19} (¥7.980) – 13.417 / 156.957
  8. +1/ [PSV] J-Stars Victory Vs <FTG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2014.03.19} (¥6.980) – 11.876 / 134.522
  9. -6/ [PS3] Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd <ACT> (Sega) {2014.03.27} (¥7.350) – 10.278 / 70.243
  10. +4/ [PS3] Pro Baseball Spirits 2014 <SPT> (Konami) {2014.03.20} (¥7.600) – 10.081 / 90.876
  11. +2/ [PS3] Dark Souls II <RPG> (From Software) {2014.03.13} (¥7.800) – 9.924 / 320.177
  12. +4/ [3DS] Kirby Triple Deluxe <ACT> (Nintendo) {2014.01.11} (¥4.800) – 9.914 / 540.373
  13. +4/ [3DS] Fossil Fighters: Infinite Gear <RPG> (Nintendo) {2014.02.27} (¥4.800) – 9.704 / 130.083
  14. -3/ [PSV] Samurai Warriors 4 <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) {2014.03.20} (¥7.140) – 9.603 / 68.796
  15. +6/ [3DS] Pokemon X / Y <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2013.10.12} (¥4.800) – 8.328 / 4.023.294
  16. +2/ [PS4] Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes <ADV> (Konami) {2014.03.20} (¥2.980) – 7.859 / 112.137
  17. +2/ [PSP] Pro Baseball Spirits 2014 <SPT> (Konami) {2014.03.20} (¥3.980) – 7.576 / 50.277
  18. +4/ [3DS] Dragon Quest Monsters 2: Iru to Ruka no Fushigi na Fushigi na Kagi <RPG> (Square Enix) {2014.02.06} (¥5.490) – 6.881 / 768.483
  19. +5/ [3DS] Puzzle & Dragons Z <RPG> (GungHo Online Entertainment) {2013.12.12} (¥4.400) – 6.787 / 1.430.720
  20. NEW/ [PSV] Natural Doctrine <SLG> (Kadokawa Games) {2014.04.03} (¥6.458) – 6.046 / NEW
  21. +7/ [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf <ETC> (Nintendo) {2012.11.08} (¥4.800)
  22. +3/ [3DS] Harvest Moon: Linking The New World <SLG> (Marvelous AQL) {2014.02.27} (¥5.040)
  23. -13/ [PSV] Hakuoki SSL: Sweet School Life <ADV> (Idea Factory) {2014.03.27} (¥6.090)
  24. +5/ [PS3] Grand Theft Auto V <ACT> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2013.10.10} (¥7.770)
  25. -13/ [PS3] Winning Post 8 <SLG> (Koei Tecmo) {2014.03.27} (¥8.190)
  26. -19/ [3DS] New Love Plus+ <ETC> (Konami) {2014.03.27} (¥5.985) 
  27. -1/ [PSV] Pro Baseball Spirits 2014 <SPT> (Konami) {2014.03.20} (¥6.983)
  28. -1/ [3DS] Hero Bank <RPG> (Sega) {2014.03.20} (¥5.550)
  29. +4/ [WIU] Super Mario 3D World <ACT> (Nintendo) {2013.11.21} (¥5.985)
  30. +6/ [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 <ACT> (Capcom) {2013.09.14} (¥5.990)
  31. +1/ [PSV] Soul Sacrifice Δ <ACT> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2014.03.06} (¥4.980)
  32. +2/ [PS4] Battlefield 4 <ACT> (Electronic Arts) {2014.02.22} (¥7.665)
  33. NEW/ [PS4] Natural Doctrine: Taking Out Your Pack <SLG> (Kadokawa Games) {2014.04.03} (¥8.618) / NEW
  34. -14/ [PSV] Atelier Ayesha Plus: The Alchemist of the Land of Twilight <RPG> (Gust) {2014.03.27} (¥6.090)
  35. +5/ [3DS] Attack on Titan: The Last Wings of Mankind <ACT> (Spike Chunsoft) {2013.12.05} (¥6.090)
  36. -17/ [PSV] Winning Post 8 <SLG> (Koei Tecmo) {2014.03.27} (¥7.140)
  37. NEW/ [PS4] Natural Doctrine <SLG> (Kadokawa Games) {2014.04.03} (¥7.538) / NEW
  38. NEW/ [PS3] Natural Doctrine <SLG> (Kadokawa Games) {2014.04.03} (¥7.538) / NEW
  39. 0/ [WIU] Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze <ACT> (Nintendo) {2014.02.13} (¥5.985)
  40. +3/ [3DS] Battle For Money Sentouchuu: Densetsu no Shinobi no Survival Battle! <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2013.10.17} (¥4.980)
  41. -3/ [3DS] Mario Kart 7 <RCE> (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} (¥4.800)
  42. +7/ [3DS] New Super Mario Bros. 2 <ACT> (Nintendo) {2012.07.28} (¥4.800)
  43. -12/ [3DS] Retro Game Challenge: 3-Choume no Arino <ETC> (Bandai Namco Games) {2014.03.20} (¥5.480)
  44. -2/ [3DS] Tomodachi Life <ETC> (Nintendo) {2013.04.18} (¥4.800)
  45. 0/ [PS3] Mobile Suit Gundam Extreme Vs. Full Boost <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2014.01.30} (¥7.980)
  46. -2/ [PS3] Yakuza: Ishin! <ADV> (Sega) {2014.02.22} (¥8.600)
  47. BACK/ [3DS] Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai 2 <ACT> (Sega) {2013.11.28} (¥6.279)
  48. -7/ [PSV] Phantasy Star Online 2 Episode 2: Deluxe Package <RPG> (Sega) {2014.03.20} (¥5.229)
  49. -1/ [3DS] Disney Magic World <ETC> (Bandai Namco Games) {2013.08.01} (¥5.480)
  50. -3/ [PS4] Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition <ADV> (Square Enix) {2014.02.22} (¥4.800)

 

Hardware Sales

  1. Nintendo 3DS — 32.038 (64.632) / 15.386.104 (-50%)
  2. PlayStation Vita — 26.388 (41.867) / 2.781.653 (-37%)
  3. PlayStation 4 — 13.401 (23.327) / 506.739 (-43%)
  4. PlayStation 3 — 10.871 (17.154) / 9.918.621 (-37%)
  5. Wii U — 7.962 (13.026) / 1.697.696 (-39%)
  6. PlayStation Portable — 2.892 (4.206) / 20.127.530 (-31%)

 

Color captions:

  • home Nintendo software and hardware (Wii U, Wii) are color-coded in red,
  • home Sony PlayStation software and hardware (PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3) are in blue,
  • portable Nintendo software and hardware (Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS) are in gold,
  • portable Sony PlayStation software and hardware (PlayStation Vita, PlayStation Portable) are in turquoise.
  • Titles in gray are the previous week titles.
  • Titles in silver are re-charted titles that stayed in the chart for the week.

 

Software captions, in order of display:

  • +0-rank change/, or NEW/ or BACK/
  • [PLATFORM], [BOLD AND HARDWARE COLOR IF BACK]
  • Title, Bold if New or Back
  • <GENRE>
  • (Publisher)
  • {title/release/date format yyyy/mm/dd}, {italics if past years}
  • (¥price)
  • – week sales #Top20Only
  • / lifetime sales #Top20Only, or / NEW

 

Hardware captions, in order of display:

  • System
  • — week sales
  • (past week sales)
  • / lifetime sales
  • (sales change)

 

Grand totals:

Total Nintendo titles: 23
Total Sony PlayStation titles: 27
Total home Nintendo titles: 3 / 23
Total portable Nintendo titles: 20 / 23
Total home Sony PlayStation titles: 16 / 27
Total portable Sony PlayStation titles: 11 / 27

1st, 3DS — 20
2nd, PS3 — 11
3rd, PSVita — 10
4th, PS4 — 5
5th, Wii U — 3
6th, PSP — 1

 

Brand-new titles (5):

NEW/ [WIU] Just Dance Wii U
NEW/
[PSV] Natural Doctrine
NEW/
[PS4] Natural Doctrine: Taking Out Your Pack
NEW/ [PS4] Natural Doctrine
NEW/ [PS3] Natural Doctrine

1st, PS4 — 2
2nd, Wii U — 1
2nd, PS3 — 1
2nd, PSVita — 1

 

Out-charted titles (6):

BACK/ [3DS] Super Mario 3D Land
NEW/ [PSV] Kanojo wa ore Kana Hanarenai
-23/ [PSV]
 Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 2: Sisters Generation
NEW/ [PSV] Golden Time: Vivid Memories
NEW/ [PSV] Ro-Kyu-Bu! Naisho no Shutter Chance
NEW/ [PSP] La Corda d’Oro 3: Another Sky feat. Shiseikan

1st, PSVita — 5
2nd, 3DS — 1

 

Re-charted titles (1):

BACK/ [3DS] Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai 2

1st, 3DS — 1

 

Previously released titles (45):

Wii U: 2 / 3
Nintendo 3DS: 20 / 20
PlayStation 4: 3 / 5
PlayStation 3: 10 / 11
PlayStation Vita: 9 / 10
PlayStation Portable: 1 / 1

1st, 3DS — 20
2nd, PS3 — 10
3rd, PSVita — 9
4th, PS4 — 3
5th, Wii U — 2
6th, PSP — 1

 

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

Wii U: [2 / 45] * 100 = SPI 4.44 | last week: [2 / 39] * 100
Nintendo 3DS: [20 / 45] * 100 = SPI 44.44 | last week: [19 / 39] * 100
PlayStation 4: [3 / 45] * 100 = SPI 6.67 | last week: [3 / 39] * 100
PlayStation 3: [10 / 45] * 100 = SPI 22.22 | last week: [8 / 39] * 100
PlayStation Vita: [9 / 45] * 100 = SPI 20.00 | last week: [6 / 39] * 100
PlayStation Portable: [1 / 45] * 100 = SPI 2.22 | last week: [1 / 39] * 100

1st, 3DS — SPI 44.44 | last week: SPI 48.72
2nd, PS3 — SPI 22.22last week: SPI 20.51
3rd, PSVita — SPI 20.00last week: SPI 15.38
4th, PS4 — SPI 6.67last week: SPI 7.69
5th, Wii U — SPI 4.44last week: SPI 5.13
6th, PSP — SPI 2.22last week: SPI 2.56

 

Past-years released titles (14):

Wii U: 1 (1 2013)
Nintendo 3DS: 12 (9 2013, 2 2012, 1 2011)
PlayStation 4: N/A
PlayStation 3: (1 2013)
PlayStation Vita: 0
PlayStation Portable: 0

1st, 3DS — 12
2nd, Wii U — 1
2nd, PS3 — 1
4th, PSVita — 0
4th, PSP — 0
N/A, PS4 — N/A

 

Super Staying Power Index:
[(past-years released titles) / (total ranking titles)] * 100

Wii U: [1 / 50] * 100 = SSPI 2 | last week: [1 / 50] * 100
Nintendo 3DS: [12 / 50] * 100 = SSPI 24 | last week: [12 / 50] * 100
PlayStation 4: N/A | last week: N/A
PlayStation 3: [1 / 50] * 100 = SSPI 2 | last week: [1 / 50] * 100
PlayStation Vita: [0 / 50] * 100 = SSPI 0 | last week: [ / 50] * 100
PlayStation Portable: [0 / 50] * 100 = SSPI 0 | last week: [ / 50] * 100

1st, 3DS — SSPI 24 | last week: SSPI 24
2nd, Wii U — SSPI 2 | last week: SSPI 2
2nd, PS3 — SSPI 2 | last week: SSPI 2
4th, PSVita — SSPI 0 | last week: SSPI 0
5th, PSP — SSPI 0 | last week: SSPI 0
N/A, PS4 — N/A | last week: N/A

 

Momentum:

Wii U: (highest) +4/ [WIU] Super Mario 3D World > (lowest) 0/ [WIU] Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
Nintendo 3DS: (highest) +7/ [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf > (lowest) -19/ [3DS] New Love Plus+
PlayStation 4: (highest) +2/ [PS4] Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes > (lowest) -3/ [PS4] Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition
PlayStation 3: (highest) +4/ [PS3] Pro Baseball Spirits 2014 > (lowest) -13/ [PS3] Winning Post 8
PlayStation Vita: (highest) +1/ [PSV] J-Stars Victory Vs > (lowest) -17/ [PSV] Winning Post 8
PlayStation Portable: (highest) +2/ [PSP] Pro Baseball Spirits 2014(lowest) +2/ [PSP] Pro Baseball Spirits 2014

Highest: +7/ [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf
Lowest: -19/ [3DS] New Love Plus+

 

Momentum Index:
[(mean rank change) + (total brand-new titles) – (out-charted titles) + (re-charted titles)]

Wii U: [+2.00 + 5 – 0 + 0] = MI +7.00 | last week: [-6.50 + 11 – 1 + 0]
Nintendo 3DS: [+0.95 + 5 – 1 + 1] = MI +5.95 | last week: [-3.47 + 11 – 4 + 2]
PlayStation 4: [+0.33 + 5 – 0 + 0] = MI +5.33 | last week: [-10.00 + 11 – 2 + 0]
PlayStation 3: [-0.40 + 5 – 0 + 0] = MI +4.60 | last week: [-6.38 + 11 – 3 + 0]
PlayStation Vita: [-6.22 + 5 – 4 + 0] = MI -5.22 | last week: [-13.17 + 11 – 1 + 0]
PlayStation Portable: [+2.00 + 5 – 1 + 0] = MI +6.00 | last week: [-2.00 + 11 – 1 + 0]

1st, Wii U — MI +7.00 | last week: MI +3.50
2nd, PSP — MI +6.00 last week: MI +8.00
3rd, 3DS — MI +5.95 last week: MI +5.53
4th, PS4 — MI +5.33 last week: MI -1.00
5th, PS3 — MI +4.60 last week: MI +1.62
6th, PSVita — MI -5.22 last week: MI -3.17

 

Super Momentum Index:
[(Momentum Index) * (Staying Power Index)]

Wii U: [+7.00 * 4.44] = SMI +31.080 | last week: [+3.50 * 5.13]
Nintendo 3DS: [+5.95 * 44.44] = SMI +264.418 | last week: [+5.53 * 48.72]
PlayStation 4: [+5.33 * 6.67] = SMI +35.551 | last week: [-1.00 * 7.69]
PlayStation 3: [+4.60 * 22.22] = SMI +102.212 | last week: [+1.62 * 20.51]
PlayStation Vita: [-5.22 * 20.00] = SMI -104.400 | last week: [-3.17 * 15.38]
PlayStation Portable: [+6.00 * 2.22] = SMI +13.320 | last week: [+8.00 * 2.56]

1st, 3DS — SMI +264.418 | last week: SMI +269.422
2nd, PS3 — SMI +102.212last week: SMI +33.226
3rd, PS4 — SMI +35.551last week: SMI -7.690
4th, Wii U — SMI +31.080last week: SMI +17,955
5th, PSP — SMI +13.320last week: SMI +20.480
6th, PSVita — SMI -104.400last week: SMI -48,755

 

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

The Staying Power Index defines platform software “Staying Power” as the ratio of a platform’s previously released ranking titles to all the platforms’ previously released ranking titles combined.

Simply put, it’s the power of the titles that stayed in the charts: hence Staying Power.

 

Super Staying Power Index:
[(past-years released titles) / (total ranking titles)] * 100

The Super Staying Power Index defines platform software “Super Staying Power” as the ratio of a platform’s past-years released ranking titles to all of the 50 charting titles combined.

Simply put, it’s the power of the titles that came out last year and even the years before for a platform. I think it’s safe to say that a title would need some super appeal to staying in the charts for so long in such a windy industry as videogames: hence Super Staying Power.

 

Momentum Index:
[(mean rank change) + (total brand-new titles) – (out-charted titles) + (re-charted titles)]

The Momentum Index defines platform software “Momentum” as the average momentum of a platform’s ranking software opposed to the number of brand-new releases with a malus for each of the platform’s out-charted titles and a bonus for each of its re-charted titles.

Simply put, it’s the momentum of all of a platform’s titles, all things considered: Momentum, plain and simple.

 

Super Momentum Index:
[(Momentum Index) * (Staying Power Index)]

The Super Momentum Index defines platform software “Super Momentum” as the Momentum of a platform when adjusted to its Staying Power.

Simply put, it’s how good or how bad a platform’s momentum truly is: Super Momentum, just like Super Mario.

 

Source materials:
Weekly Top 50 Media Create Charts (March 31, 2014 – April 6, 2014).
Weekly Top 20 Media Create Charts (March 31, 2014 – April 6, 2014).
NintendObservations, Media Create (March 24, 2014 – March 30, 2014).

 

 

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