Observations on Media Create for the Week of March 24, 2014 – March 30, 2014

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Software Sales

  1. NEW/ [PSV] Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd <ACT> (Sega) {2014.03.27} (¥7.350) – 98.628 / NEW
  2. -1/ [3DS] Mario Party: Island Tour <ETC> (Nintendo) {2014.03.20} (¥4.800) – 78.098 / 210.767
  3. NEW/ [PS3] Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd <ACT> (Sega) {2014.03.27} (¥7.350) – 59.965 / NEW
  4. +4/ [3DS] Yo-kai Watch <RPG> (Level 5) {2013.07.11} (¥4.800) – 48.345 / 662.724
  5. -3/ [PS3] Samurai Warriors 4 <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) {2014.03.20} (¥7.560) – 46.490 / 166.942
  6. -3/ [PS3] Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes <ADV> (Konami) {2014.03.20} (¥2.980) – 38.617 / 158.232
  7. NEW/ [3DS] New Love Plus+ <ETC> (Konami) {2014.03.27} (¥5.985) – 31.258 / NEW
  8. -4/ [PS3] J-Stars Victory Vs <FTG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2014.03.19} (¥7.980) – 25.300 / 143.540
  9. -4/ [PSV] J-Stars Victory Vs <FTG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2014.03.19} (¥6.980) – 24.825 / 122.646
  10. NEW/ [PSV] Hakuoki SSL: Sweet School Life <ADV> (Idea Factory) {2014.03.27} (¥6.090) – 21.640 / NEW
  11. -2/ [PSV] Samurai Warriors 4 <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) {2014.03.20} (¥7.140) – 19.596 / 59.193
  12. NEW/ [PS3] Winning Post 8 <SLG> (Koei Tecmo) {2014.03.27} (¥8.190) – 19.156 / NEW
  13. -3/ [PS3] Dark Souls II <RPG> (From Software) {2014.03.13} (¥7.800) – 17.771 / 310.253
  14. -7/ [PS3] Pro Baseball Spirits 2014 <SPT> (Konami) {2014.03.20} (¥7.600) – 16.897 / 80.795
  15. -2/ [PSP] Pro Baseball Spirits 2014 <SPT> (Konami) {2014.03.20} (¥3.980) – 14.877 / 42.700
  16. +1/ [3DS] Kirby Triple Deluxe <ACT> (Nintendo) {2014.01.11} (¥4.800) – 14.564 / 530.459
  17. +1/ [3DS] Fossil Fighters: Infinite Gear <RPG> (Nintendo) {2014.02.27} (¥4.800) – 12.966 / 120.379
  18. -12/ [PS4] Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes <ADV> (Konami) {2014.03.20} (¥2.980) – 12.374 / 104.277
  19. NEW/ [PSV] Winning Post 8 <SLG> (Koei Tecmo) {2014.03.27} (¥7.140) – 12.120 / NEW
  20. NEW/ [PSV] Atelier Ayesha Plus: The Alchemist of the Land of Twilight <RPG> (Gust) {2014.03.27} (¥6.090) – 11.663 / NEW
  21. 0/ [3DS] Pokémon X / Y <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2013.10.12} (¥4.800)
  22. -3/ [3DS] Dragon Quest Monsters 2: Iru to Ruka no Fushigi na Fushigi na Kagi <RPG> (Square Enix) {2014.02.06} (¥5.490)
  23. NEW/ [PSP] La Corda d’Oro 3: Another Sky feat. Shiseikan <SLG> (Koei Tecmo) {2014.03.27} (¥6.090) / NEW
  24. -1/ [3DS] Puzzle & Dragons Z <RPG> (GungHo Online Entertainment) {2013.12.12} (¥4.400)
  25. -5/ [3DS] Harvest Moon: Linking The New World <SLG> (Marvelous AQL) {2014.02.27} (¥5.040)
  26. -14/ [PSV] Pro Baseball Spirits 2014 <SPT> (Konami) {2014.03.20} (¥6.983)
  27. -11/ [3DS] Hero Bank <RPG> (Sega) {2014.03.20} (¥5.550)
  28. -1/ [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf <ETC> (Nintendo) {2012.11.08} (¥4.800)
  29. -4/ [PS3] Grand Theft Auto V <ACT> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2013.10.10} (¥7.770)
  30. NEW/ [PSV] Ro-Kyu-Bu! Naisho no Shutter Chance <ADV> (Kadokawa Games) {2014.03.27} (¥6.480) / NEW
  31. -20/ [3DS] Retro Game Challenge: 3-Choume no Arino <ETC> (Bandai Namco Games) {2014.03.20} (¥5.480)
  32. -10/ [PSV] Soul Sacrifice Δ <ACT> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2014.03.06} (¥4.980)
  33. -3/ [WIU] Super Mario 3D World <ACT> (Nintendo) {2013.11.21} (¥5.985)
  34. -8/ [PS4] Battlefield 4 <ACT> (Electronic Arts) {2014.02.22} (¥7.665)
  35. NEW/ [PSV] Golden Time: Vivid Memories <ADV> (Kadokawa Games) {2014.03.27} (¥6.279) / NEW
  36. -5/ [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 <ACT> (Capcom) {2013.09.14} (¥5.990)
  37. -23/ [PSV] Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 2: Sisters Generation <RPG> (Compile Heart) {2014.03.20} (¥6.090)
  38. -2/ [3DS] Mario Kart 7 <RCE> (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} (¥4.800)
  39. -10/ [WIU] Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze <ACT> (Nintendo) {2014.02.13} (¥5.985)
  40. -8/ [3DS] Attack on Titan: The Last Wings of Mankind <ACT> (Spike Chunsoft) {2013.12.05} (¥6.090)
  41. -26/ [PSV] Phantasy Star Online 2 Episode 2: Deluxe Package <RPG> (Sega) {2014.03.20} (¥5.229)
  42. -3/ [3DS] Friend Collection: New Life <ETC> (Nintendo) {2013.04.18} (¥4.800)
  43. -2/ [3DS] Battle For Money Sentouchuu: Densetsu no Shinobi no Survival Battle! <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2013.10.17} (¥4.980)
  44. -16/ [PS3] Yakuza: Ishin! <ADV> (Sega) {2014.02.22} (¥8.600)
  45. -11/ [PS3] Mobile Suit Gundam Extreme Vs. Full Boost <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2014.01.30} (¥7.980)
  46. NEW/ [PSV] Kanojo wa ore Kara Hanarenai <ADV> (Technical Group Laboratory) {2014.03.27} (¥5.229) / NEW
  47. -10/ [PS4] Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition <ADV> (Square Enix) {2014.02.22} (¥4.800)
  48. BACK/ [3DS] Disney Magic World <ETC> (Bandai Namco Games) {2013.08.01} (¥5.480)
  49. -3/ [3DS] New Super Mario Bros. 2 <ACT> (Nintendo) {2012.07.28} (¥4.800)
  50. BACK/ [3DS] Super Mario 3D Land <ACT> (Nintendo) {2011.11.03} (¥4.800)

 

Hardware Sales

  1. Nintendo 3DS — 64.662 (40.276) / 15.354.096 (+61%)
  2. PlayStation Vita — 41.867 (37.128) / 2.755.265 (+13%)
  3. PlayStation 4 — 23.327 (30.201) / 493.338 (-23%)
  4. PlayStation 3 — 17.154 (15.455) / 9.907.750 (+11%)
  5. Wii U — 13.026 (9.982) / 1.689.734 (+31%)
  6. PlayStation Portable — 4.206 (3.563) / 20.124.638 (+18%)

 

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.

 

Software captions, in order of display:

  • +0-rank change/, or NEW/ or BACK/
  • [PLATFORM], [BOLD 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: 22
Total Sony PlayStation titles: 28
Total home Nintendo titles: 2 / 22
Total portable Nintendo titles: 20 / 22
Total home Sony PlayStation titles: 13 / 28
Total portable Sony PlayStation titles: 15 / 28

1st, 3DS — 20
2nd, PSVita — 13
3rd, PS3 — 10
4th, PS4 — 3
5th, Wii U — 2
5th, PSP — 2

 

Brand-new titles this week (11):
NEW/ [PSV] Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd
NEW/ 
[PS3] Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd
NEW/ [3DS] New Love Plus+
NEW/ [PSV] Hakuoki SSL: Sweet School Life
NEW/ [PS3] Winning Post 8
NEW/ [PSV] Winning Post 8
NEW/ [PSV] Atelier Ayesha Plus: The Alchemist of the Land of Twilight
NEW/ [PSP] La Corda d’Oro 3: Another Sky feat. Shiseikan
NEW/ [PSV] Ro-Kyu-Bu! Naisho no Shutter Chance
NEW/ [PSV] Golden Time: Vivid Memories
NEW/ [PSV] Kanojo wa ore Kara Hanarenai

1st, PSVita — 7
2nd, PS3 — 2
3rd, 3DS — 1
3rd, PSP — 1

 

Titles that left the top 50 this week (13):
BACK/ [WIU] Taiko no Tatsujin: Wii U Version!
NEW/ [PS3] Assassin’s Creed: Connor Saga
-20/ [PS4] Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag
-11/ [PSV] Terraria
BACK/ [3DS] Magi: A New World
-17/ [3DS] Puyo Puyo Tetris
-17/ [3DS] Kuroko’s Basketball: Miracle Victory
-29/ [PS3] Ar Nosurge: Umareizuru Hoshi e Inoru Uta
-22/ [3DS] Doraemon: Shin Nobita no Daimakyou – Peko to 5-nin no Tankentai
NEW/ [360] Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes
-20/ [PS4] Yakuza: Ishin!
NEW/ [PSP] Chou Ezaru wa Akai Hana: Ookawa wa Mirai o Tsumugu
NEW/ [PS3] Motto! SoniComi

1st, 3DS — 4
2nd, PS3 — 3
3rd, PS4 — 2
4th, Wii U — 1
4th, PSVita — 1
4th, PSP — 1

 

Titles that re-entered the top 50 this week (2):
BACK/ [3DS] Super Mario 3D Land
BACK/ [3DS] Disney Magic World

1st, 3DS — 2

 

Previously released titles (39):
Wii U: 2 / 2
Nintendo 3DS: 19 / 20
PlayStation 4: 3 / 3
PlayStation 3: 8 / 10
PlayStation Vita: / 13
PlayStation Portable: 1 / 2

1st, 3DS — 19
2nd, PS3 — 8
3rd, PSVita — 6
4th, PS4 — 3
5th, Wii U — 2
6th, PSP — 1

 

Short-Term Staying Power Index: [(previously released titles) / (total previously released titles)] * 100 | 39 this week, 33 last week
Wii U: [2 / 39] * 100 = SPI 5.13 | last week: [3 / 33] * 100
Nintendo 3DS: [19 / 39] * 100 = SPI 48.72 | last week: [19 / 33] * 100
PlayStation 4: [3 / 39] * 100 = SPI 7.69 | last week: [4 / 33] * 100
PlayStation 3: [8 / 39] * 100 = SPI 20.51 | last week: [5 / 33] * 100
PlayStation Vita: [6 / 39] * 100 = SPI 15.38 | last week: [2 / 33] * 100
PlayStation Portable: [1 / 39] * 100 = SPI 2.56 | last week: [0 / 33] * 100

1st, 3DS — SPI 48.72 | last week: SPI 57.57
2nd, PS3 — SPI 20.51 | last week: SPI 15.15
3rd, PSVita — SPI 15.38 | last week: SPI 6.06
4th, PS4 — SPI 7.69 | last week: SPI 12.12
5th, Wii U — SPI 5.13 | last week: SPI 9.09
6th, PSP — SPI 2.56 | last week: SPI 0

 

Past years released titles (14):
Wii U: 1 (1 2013)
Nintendo 3DS: 12 (8 2013, 2 2012, 2 2011)
PlayStation 4: N/A
PlayStation 3: 1 (1 2013)
PlayStation Vita: 0
PlayStation Portable: 0

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

 

Long-Term Staying Power Index: [(past years released titles) / (total previously released titles)] * 100 | 39 this week, 33 last week
Wii U: [1 / 39] * 100 = SSPI 2.56 | last week: [2 / 33] * 100
Nintendo 3DS: [12 / 39] * 100 = SSPI 30.77 | last week: [10 / 33] * 100
PlayStation 4: N/A | last week: N/A
PlayStation 3: [1 / 39] * 100 = SSPI 2.56 | last week: [1 / 33] * 100
PlayStation Vita: [0 / 39] * 100 = SSPI 0 | last week: [0 / 33] * 100
PlayStation Portable: [0 / 39] * 100 = SSPI 0 | last week: [0 / 33] * 100

1st, 3DS — SSPI 30.77 | last week: SSPI 30.30
2nd, Wii U — SSPI 2.56 | last week: SSPI 6.06
2nd, PS3 — SSPI 2.56last week: SSPI 3.03
3rd, PSVita — SSPI 0 | last week: SSPI 0
3rd, PSP — SSPI 0 | last week: SSPI 0
N/A, PS4 — N/A

 

Momentum:
Wii U: (highest) -3/ [WIU] Super Mario 3D World > (lowest) -10/ [WIU] Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
Nintendo 3DS: (highest) +4/ [3DS] Yo-kai Watch > (lowest) -20/ [3DS] Retro Game Challenge: 3-Choume no Arino
PlayStation 4: (highest) -8/ [PS4] Battlefield 4 > (lowest) -12/ [PS4] Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes
PlayStation 3: (highest) -3/ [PS3] Samurai Warriors 4 > (lowest) -16/ [PS3] Yakuza: Ishin!
PlayStation Vita: (highest) -2/ [PSV] Samurai Warriors 4 > (lowest) -26/ [PSV] Phantasy Star Online 2 Episode 2: Deluxe Package
PlayStation Portable: (highest)(lowest) -2/ [PSP] Pro Baseball Spirits 2014

Highest: +4/ [3DS] Yo-kai Watch <RPG> (Level 5) {2013.07.11} (¥4.800) – 48.345 / 662.724
Lowest: -26/ [PSV] Phantasy Star Online 2 Episode 2: Deluxe Package <RPG> (Sega) {2014.03.20} (¥5.229)

 

Short-Term Momentum Index: [(highest + lowest) / 2 + (total brand-new titles)] | 11 this week, 17 last week
Wii U: [(-3 + -10) / 2 + 11] = -6.5 + 11 = STMI +4.5 | last week: [(-9 + -12) / 2 + 17] = -10.5 + 17
Nintendo 3DS: [(+4 + -20) / 2 + 11] = -8 + 11 = STMI +3.0 | last week: [(-5 + -22) / 2 + 17] = -13.5 + 17
PlayStation 4: [(-8 + -12) / 2 + 11] = -10 + 11 = STMI +1.0 | last week: [(-20 + -13) / 2 + 17] = -16.5 + 17
PlayStation 3: [(-3 + -16) / 2 + 11] = -9.5 + 11 = STMI +1.5 | last week: [(-9 + -29) / 2 + 17] = -19 + 17
PlayStation Vita: [(-2 + -26) / 2 + 11] = -14 + 11 = STMI -3.0 | last week: [(-11 + -18) / 2 + 17] = -14.5 + 17
PlayStation Portable: [(-2 + -2) / 2 + 11] = -2 + 11 = STMI +9.0 | last week: N/A

1st, PSP — STMI +9.0last week: STMI N/A
2nd, Wii U — STMI +4.5last week: STMI +6.5
3rd, 3DS — STMI +3.0last week: STMI +3.5
4th, PS3 — STMI +1.5last week: STMI -2.0
5th, PS4 — STMI +1.0last week: STMI +0.5
6th, PSVita — STMI -3.0last week: STMI +2.5

 

Long-Term Momentum Index: [Short-Term Momentum Index] * [(previously released titles) / (total previously released titles)] | 39 this week, 33 last week
Wii U: [+4.5 * (2 / 39)] = LTMI +0.231 | last week: [+6.5 * (3 / 33)]
Nintendo 3DS: [+3.0 * (19 / 39)] = LTMI +1.462 | last week: [+3.5 * (19 / 33)]
PlayStation 4: [+1.0 * (3 / 39)] = LTMI +0.077 | last week: [+0.5 * (4 / 33)]
PlayStation 3: [+1.5 * (8 / 39)] = LTMI +0.308 | last week: [-2.0 * (5 / 33)]
PlayStation Vita: [-3.0 * (6 / 39)] = LTMI -0.462 | last week: [+2.5 * (2 / 33)]
PlayStation Portable: [+9.0 * (1 / 39)] = LTMI +0.231 | last week: N/A

1st, 3DS — LTMI +1.462last week: LTMI +2.015
2nd, PS3 — LTMI +0.308last week: LTMI -0.303
3rd, Wii U — LTMI +0.231last week: LTMI +0.591
3rd, PSP — LTMI +0.231last week: LTMI N/A
5th, PS4 — LTMI +0.077last week: LTMI +0.061
6th, PSVita — LTMI -0.462 | last week: LTMI +0.152

 

Highlights

  • 22 out of the 50 charting titles were released on Nintendo systems: 20 on the 3DS, 2 on the Wii U.
  • Out of the 11 brand-new titles this week, only 1 was released on Nintendo platforms: on the 3DS.
  • Out of the 13 titles that left top 50 this week, 5 were from Nintendo platforms: 4 on the 3DS, 1 on the Wii U.
  • The only 2 titles that made it back into top 50 this week were on Nintendo platforms: all on the 3DS.
  • Out of the 39 previously released titles this week, 21 were on Nintendo systems: 19 on the 3DS, 2 on the Wii U.
  • Short-Term Staying Power Index: 3DS software had the biggest short-term staying power this week (STSPI 48.72).
  • Out of the 14 past years released titles this week, 13 were on Nintendo: 12 on the 3DS, 1 on the Wii U.
  • Long-Term Staying Power Index: 3DS software had the biggest long-term staying power this week (LTSPI 30.77).
  • The title with the highest momentum this week was on Nintendo systems: Yo-kai Watch on 3DS (+4).
  • Short-Term Momentum Index: Wii U (STMI +4.5) and 3DS (STMI +3.0) softwares were respectively 2nd and 3rd in terms of short-term momentum.
  • Long-Term Momentum Index: the 3DS had the biggest long-term momentum (LTMI +1.462).

 

Short-Term Staying Power Index Changes:

  • Wii U software lost in Short-Term Staying Power this week due to a lower market share of previously released titles.
  • Nintendo 3DS software lost in Short-Term Staying Power this week due to a lower market share of previously released titles.
  • PlayStation 4 software lost in Short-Term Staying Power this week due to a lower market share of previously released titles.
  • PlayStation 3 software gained in Short-Term Staying Power this week thanks to a higher market share of previously released titles.
  • PlayStation Vita software gained in Short-Term Staying Power this week thanks to a higher market share of previously released titles.
  • PlayStation Portable software gained in Short-Term Staying Power this week thanks to a higher market share of previously released titles.

 

Long-Term Staying Power Index Changes:

  • Wii U software lost in Long-Term Staying Power this week due to a lower density of past years released titles.
  • Nintendo 3DS software gained in Long-Term Staying Power this week thanks to a higher density of past years released titles.
  • [Released in Japan in 2014, PlayStation 4 software cannot be taken in account in this measure.]
  • PlayStation 3 software lost in Long-Term Staying Power this week due to a lower density of past years released titles.
  • PlayStation Vita software‘s Long-Term Staying Power is null this week for having no past years released titles charting.
  • PlayStation Portable software‘s Long-Term Staying Power is null this week for having no past years released titles charting.

 

Short-Term Momentum Index Changes:

  • Wii U software lost in Short-Term Momentum this week due to a weaker resistance to chart fluctuations and brand-new releases.
  • Nintendo 3DS software lost in Short-Term Momentum this week due to a slightly weaker resistance to chart fluctuations and brand-new releases.
  • PlayStation 4 software gained in Short-Term Momentum this week thanks to a slightly stronger resistance to chart fluctuations and brand-new releases.
  • PlayStation 3 software gained in Short-Term Momentum this week thanks to a dramatically stronger resistance to chart fluctuations and brand-new releases.
  • PlayStation Vita software lost in Short-Term Momentum this week due to a dramatically weaker resistance to chart fluctuations and brand-new releases.
  • PlayStation Portable software saw a huge Short-Term Momentum this week due to Pro Baseball Spirits 2014’s sole and high resistance to chart fluctuations and brand-new releases.

 

Long-Term Momentum Index Changes:

  • Wii U software lost in Long-Term Momentum this week due to a weaker resistance to chart fluctuations and brand-new releases, combined with a lower market share of previously released titles.
  • Nintendo 3DS software lost in Long-Term Momentum this week due to a slightly weaker resistance to chart fluctuations and brand-new releases, combined with a lower market share of previously released titles.
  • PlayStation 4 software gained in Long-Term Momentum this week thanks to a slightly stronger resistance to chart fluctuations and brand-new releases, in spite of a a lower market share of previously released titles.
  • PlayStation 3 software gained in Long-Term Momentum this week thanks to a dramatically stronger resistance to chart fluctuations and brand-new releases, combined with a higher market share of previously released titles.
  • PlayStation Vita software lost in Long-Term Momentum this week due to a dramatically weaker resistance to chart fluctuations and brand-new releases, in spite of a higher market share of previously released titles.
  • PlayStation Portable software saw a moderate Long-Term Momentum this week due to Pro Baseball Spirits 2014’s sole and strong representation of the platform.

 

Source materials:
Weekly Top 50 Media Create Charts (March 24, 2014 — March 30, 2014).
Weekly Top 20 Media Create Charts (March 24, 2014 — March 30, 2014).
NintendObservations, Media Create (March 17, 2014 — March 23, 2014).

 

 

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