Observations on Media Create for the Week of September 1, 2014 – September 7, 2014

As always, your weekly address of Wii U outselling PS4 in Japan.

 

 

 

Software Sales

  1. +2/ [3DS] Yo-kai Watch 2: Ganso / Honke <RPG> (Level 5) {2014.07.10} (¥4.937) – 63.401 / 2.422.146
  2. NEW/ [3DS] Dragon Quest X Online <RPG> (Square Enix) {2014.09.04} (¥4.104) – 52.375 / NEW
  3. -1/ [PSV] Toukiden: The Age of Demons Extreme <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) {2014.08.28} (¥6.264) – 26.599 / 105.983
  4. 0/ [PSV] Love Live! School Idol Paradise Vol.1: Printemps / Vol.2: BiBi / Vol.3: Lily White <ACT> (Kadokawa Games) {2014.08.28} (¥6.998) – 12.856 / 72.566
  5. -4/ [PS3] Persona 4: Arena Ultimax <FTG> (Atlus) {2014.08.28} (¥7.538) – 12.004 / 101.472
  6. NEW/ [PS4] Samurai Warriors 4 <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) {2014.09.04} (¥7.776) – 11.757 / NEW
  7. NEW/ [XB1] Titanfall <ACT> (Electronic Arts) {2014.09.04} (¥7.884) – 8.961 / NEW
  8. 0/ [WIU] Mario Kart 8 <RCE> (Nintendo) {2014.05.29} (¥6.156) – 8.221 / 659.079
  9. -3/ [3DS] Medarot 8: Kabuto Ver. / Kuwagata Ver. <RPG> (Rocket Company) {2014.08.28} (¥6.264) – 8.214 / 41.540
  10. NEW/ [XB1] Dead Rising 3 <ACT> (Microsoft Game Studios) {2014.09.04} (¥7.452) – 7.786 / NEW
  11. 0/ [3DS] Yoshi’s New Island <ACT> (Nintendo) {2014.07.24} (¥4.936) – 6.919 / 173.980
  12. NEW/ [XB1] Forza Motorsport 5 <RCE> (Microsoft Game Studios) {2014.09.04} (¥7.452) – 5.948 / NEW
  13. -4/ [PSP] Toukiden: The Age of Demons Extreme <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) {2014.08.28} (¥5.184) – 5.802 / 16.828
  14. +1/ [3DS] Yo-kai Watch <RPG> (Level 5) {2013.07.11} (¥4.800) – 5.700 / 1.264.844
  15. NEW/ [PS3] Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 <ACT> (Konami) {2014.09.04} (¥8.208) – 5.222 / NEW
  16. -3/ [3DS] Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission 2 <TBL> (Bandai Namco Games) {2014.08.07} (¥6.145) – 5.009 / 133.059
  17. -3/ [WIU] Hyrule Warriors <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) {2014.08.14} (¥7.980) – 4.933 / 96.812
  18. -6/ [PS4] The Last of Us Remastered <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2014.08.21} (¥6.372) – 4.898 / 44.266
  19. -3/ [3DS] Taiko no Tatsujin: Don to Katsu no Jikuu Daibouken <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2014.06.26} (¥5.119) – 4.749 / 157.369
  20. -13/ [PS3] Super Robot Wars OG Saga: Masou Kishin F – Coffin of the End <SLG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2014.08.28} (¥7.690) – 4.437 / 33.245
  21. -16/ [PSV] Hyperdimension Action Neptunia U <ACT> (Compile Heart) {2014.08.28} (¥6.458)
  22. -5/ [PS3] Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition <RPG> (Square Enix) {2014.08.21} (¥5.184)
  23. -13/ [PSV] Bullet Girls <ACT> (D3 Publisher) {2014.08.21} (¥6.799)
  24. -1/ [PS3] Grand Theft Auto V (Bargain Edition) <ACT> (Rockstar Games) {2014.06.26} (¥5.389)
  25. -7/ [PS4] Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition <RPG> (Square Enix) {2014.08.21} (¥8.424)
  26. NEW/ [3DS] Gaist Crusher: God <ACT> (Capcom) {2014.09.04} (¥5.389) / NEW
  27. NEW/ [PSV] BinaryStar <ADV> (Idea Factory) {2014.09.04} (¥6.264) / NEW
  28. NEW/ [PSV] The Walking Dead: A Telltale Games Series <ADV> (Square Enix) {2014.09.04} (¥5.378) / NEW
  29. NEW/ [PS4] The Amazing Spider-Man 2 <ADV> (Square Enix) {2014.09.04} (¥8.424) / NEW
  30. NEW/ [PS3] Call of Duty: Black Ops II – Dubbed Edition (New Price Edition) <ACT> (Square Enix) {2014.09.04} (¥3.024) / NEW
  31. NEW/ [PS3] The Amazing Spider-Man 2 <ADV> (Square Enix) {2014.09.04} (¥8.424) / NEW
  32. -10/ [PS3] Ultra Street Fighter IV <FTG> (Capcom) {2014.08.07} (¥4.309)
  33. -9/ [3DS] Pokemon X / Y <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2013.10.12} (¥4.800)
  34. -9/ [3DS] Mario Kart 7 <RCE> (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} (¥4.800)
  35. -6/ [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 <ACT> (Capcom) {2013.09.14} (¥5.990)
  36. -10/ [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf <ETC> (Nintendo) {2012.11.08} (¥4.800)
  37. -10/ [3DS] Pokemon Art Academy <HOB> (Nintendo) {2014.06.19} (¥3.908)
  38. +5/ [PSV] Persona 4: Golden <RPG> (Atlus) {2012.06.14} (¥7.329)
  39. -7/ [PSV] Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment <RPG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2014.04.24} (¥6.664)
  40. +7/ [WIU] Dragon Quest X: All in One Package <RPG> (Square Enix) {2014.08.07} (¥5.184)
  41. 0/ [WII] Super Smash Bros. Brawl <FTG> (Nintendo) {2008.01.31} (¥6.800)
  42. NEW/ [XB1] Ryse: Son of Rome <ADV> (Microsoft Game Studios) {2014.09.04} (¥7.452) / NEW
  43. -10/ [3DS] Kirby Triple Deluxe <ACT> (Nintendo) {2014.01.11} (¥4.800)
  44. -25/ [PS3] Sacred 3 <RPG> (Spike Chunsoft) {2014.08.28} (¥7.992)
  45. BACK/ [PS3] The Last of Us <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2013.06.20} (¥5.980)
  46. -8/ [3DS] Mario Party: Island Tour <ETC> (Nintendo) {2014.03.20} (¥4.800)
  47. NEW/ [PS4] Plants Vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare <ACT> (Electronic Arts) {2014.09.04} (¥4.104) / NEW
  48. -6/ [3DS] Style Savvy: Trendsetters – Tokimeki Up! <ETC> (Nintendo) {2014.04.17} (¥4.936)
  49. -3/ [PS4] FIFA 14 <SPT> (Electronic Arts) {2014.02.22} (¥7.665)
  50. -20/ [PSV] Monster Hunter Frontier G: Beginner’s Package <ACT> (Capcom) {2014.08.13} (¥6.264)

 

Hardware Sales

  1. Nintendo 3DS — 29,555 (37,515), -21% (+5%) / 16,096,690
  2. PlayStation Vita — 15,351 (20,734), -26% (+26%) / 3,213,052
  3. Wii U — 7,349 (8,584), -14% (-4%) / 1,907,480
  4. PlayStation 4 — 7,299 (6,502), +12% (+10%) / 678,185
  5. PlayStation 3 — 6,139 (7,895), -22% (+232%) / 10,064,286
  6. PlayStation Portable — 288 (187), +54% (-42%) / 20,165,058

 

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 past-week titles.
  • Titles in silver are re-charted titles.

 

Software captions, in order of display:

  • +0-rank change/, or NEW/ or BACK/
  • [PLATFORM]
  • Title, Bold if new or re-charted or past-week
  • <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),
  • (sales change)
  • (past-week sales change)
  • / lifetime sales

 

Grand totals:

Total Nintendo titles: 20
Total Sony PlayStation titles: 26
Total home Nintendo titles: 4 / 20
Total portable Nintendo titles: 16 / 20
Total home Sony PlayStation titles: 16 / 26
Total portable Sony PlayStation titles: 10 / 26

1st, 3DS — 16
2nd, PS3 — 10
3rd, PSVita — 9
4th, PS4 — 6
5th, Wii U — 3
6th, PSP — 1

 

Brand-new titles (14):

NEW/ [3DS] Dragon Quest X Online
NEW/ [PS4] Samurai Warriors 4
NEW/ [XB1] Titanfall
NEW/ [XB1] Dead Rising 3
NEW/ [XB1] Forza Motorsport 5
NEW/ [PS3] Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2
NEW/ [3DS] Gaist Crusher: God
NEW/ [PSV] BinaryStar
NEW/ [PSV] The Walking Dead: A Telltale Games Series
NEW/ [PS4] The Amazing Spider-Man 2
NEW/ [PS3] Call of Duty: Black Ops II – Dubbed Edition (New Price Edition)
NEW/ [PS3] The Amazing Spider-Man 2
NEW/ [XB1] Ryse: Son of Rome
NEW/ [PS4] Plants Vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare

1st, PS4 — 3
1st, PS3 — 3
3rd, 3DS — 2
3rd, PSVita — 2

 

Re-charted titles (1):

BACK/ [PS3] The Last of Us

1st, PS3 — 1

 

Out-charted titles (15):

-17/ [WIU] Super Mario 3D World
-14/ [3DS] Tomodachi Life
-12/ [PS4] Battlefield 4
-15/ [3DS] Hoppechan: Minna de Odekake! Waku Waku Hoppe Land!!
-20/ [PSV] Freedom Wars
NEW/ [PS3] Caladrius: Blaze
-22/ [3DS] Senran Kagura 2: Crimson
NEW/ [PSV] Meikyuu Cross Blood: Infinity Ultimate
NEW/ [PS3] Grid Autosport
NEW/ [PS4] Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark
NEW/ [PS3] Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark
NEW/ [PSV] Renai 0 Kilometer V
NEW/ [PS3] MuvLuv: Photon Melodies
NEW/ [PSV] Rewrite
NEW/ [PSV] KissBell

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

 

Previously released titles (35):

Wii U: 3 / 3
Nintendo 3DS: 14 / 16
PlayStation 4: 3 / 6
PlayStation 3: 7 / 10
PlayStation Vita: 7 / 9
PlayStation Portable: 1 / 1

1st, 3DS — 14
2nd, PS3 — 7
2nd, PSVita — 7
4th, Wii U — 3
4th, PS4 — 3

6th, PSP — 1

 

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.

Wii U: [3 / 35] * 100 = SPI 8.57 | last week: [4 / 33] * 100
Nintendo 3DS: [14 / 35] * 100 = SPI 40.00 | last week: [16 / 33] * 100
PlayStation 4: [3 / 35] * 100 = SPI 8.57 | last week: [4 / 33] * 100
PlayStation 3: [7 / 35] * 100 = SPI 20.00 | last week: [3 / 33] * 100
PlayStation Vita: [7 / 35] * 100 = SPI 20.00 | last week: [5 / 33] * 100
PlayStation Portable: [1 / 35] * 100 = SPI 2.86 | last week: [0 / 33] * 100

1st, 3DS — SPI 40.00 | last week: SPI 48.48
2nd, PS3 — SPI 20.00 | last week: SPI 9.09
2nd, PSVita — SPI 20.00 | last week: SPI 15.15
4th, Wii U — SPI 8.57 | last week: SPI 12.12
4th, PS4 — SPI 8.57 | last week: SPI 12.12
6th, PSP — SPI 2.86 | last week: SPI 0.00

 

Past-years released titles (8):

Wii U: 0
Nintendo 3DS: 5 (3 2013, 1 2012, 1 2011)
PlayStation 4: N/A
PlayStation 3: 1 (1 2013)
PlayStation Vita: (1 2012)
PlayStation Portable: 0

1st, 3DS — 5
2nd, PS3 — 1
2nd, PSVita — 1
4th, Wii U — 0
4th, PSP — 0
N/A, PS4 — N/A

 

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 stay in the charts for so long in such a windy industry as videogames: hence Super Staying Power.

Wii U: [0 / 50] * 100 = SSPI 0 | last week: [1 / 50] * 100
Nintendo 3DS: [5 / 50] * 100 = SSPI 10 | last week: [6 / 50] * 100
PlayStation 4: N/A | last week: N/A
PlayStation 3: [1 / 50] * 100 = SSPI 2 | last week: [0 / 50] * 100
PlayStation Vita: [1 / 50] * 100 = SSPI 2 | last week: [1 / 50] * 100
PlayStation Portable: [0 / 50] * 100 = SSPI 0 | last week: [0 / 50] * 100

1st, 3DS — SSPI 10 | last week: SSPI 12
2nd, PS3 — SSPI 2 | last week: SSPI 0
2nd, PSVita — SSPI 2 | last week: SSPI 2
4th, Wii U — SSPI 0 | last week: SSPI 2
4th, PSP — SSPI 0 | last week: SSPI 0
N/A, PS4 — N/A | last week: N/A

 

Momentum:

Wii U: (highest) +7/ [WIU] Dragon Quest X: All in One Package > (lowest) -3/ [WIU] Hyrule Warriors
Nintendo 3DS: (highest) +2/ [3DS] Yo-kai Watch 2: Ganso / Honke > (lowest) -10/ [3DS] Kirby Triple Deluxe
PlayStation 4: (highest) -3/ [PS4] FIFA 14 > (lowest) -7/ [PS4] Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition
PlayStation 3: (highest) -1/ [PS3] Grand Theft Auto V (Bargain Edition) > (lowest) -25/ [PS3] Sacred 3
PlayStation Vita: (highest) +5/ [PSV] Persona 4: Golden > (lowest) -20/ [PSV] Monster Hunter Frontier G: Beginner’s Package
PlayStation Portable: (highest) -4/ [PSP] Toukiden: The Age of Demons Extreme(lowest) -4/ [PSP] Toukiden: The Age of Demons Extreme

Highest: +7/ [WIU] Dragon Quest X: All in One Package
Lowest: -25/ [PS3] Sacred 3

 

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

The Momentum Mean is the total number of rank changes of a platform’s ranking software divided by the number of software taken in account. These software include only the ones which stayed in the charts for two weeks or more, thus excluding brand-new titles and re-charted titles.
Simply put, it’s the speed and direction in which a platform’s software moves about the charts: Momentum Mean, just what it means.

Wii U: [(0 + -3 + +7) / 3] = MM +1.33
Nintendo 3DS: [(+2 + -3 + 0 + +1 + -3 + -3 + -9 + -9 + -6 + -10 + -10 + -10 + -8 + -6) / 14] = MM -5.29
PlayStation 4: [(-6 + -7 + -3) / 3] = MM -5.33
PlayStation 3: [(-4 + -13 + -5 + -1 + -10 + -25) / 6] = MM -9.67
PlayStation Vita: [(-1 + 0 + -16 + -13 + +5 + -7 + -20) / 7] = MM -10.40
PlayStation Portable: [(-4) / 1] = MM -4.00

1st, Wii U — MM +1.33 | last week: MM -8.50
2nd, PSP — MM -4.00 | last week: MM N/A
3rd, 3DS — MM -5.29 | last week: MM -8.81

4th, PS4 — MM -5.33 | last week: MM -13.50
5th, PS3 — MM -9.67 | last week: MM -10.33
6th, PSVita — MM -10.40 | last week: MM -13.60

 

Momentum Index:
[(Momentum Mean) + (total brand-new titles) + (re-charted titles) – (out-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 bonus for each of the platform’s re-charted titles and a malus for each of its out-charted titles.
Simply put, it’s the momentum of all of a platform’s titles, all things considered: Momentum, plain and simple.

Wii U: [+1.33 + 14 + 0 – 1] = MI +14.33 | last week: [-8.50 + 17 + 0 – 1]
Nintendo 3DS: [-5.29 + 14 + 0 – 5] = MI +3.71 | last week: [-8.81 + 17 + 0 – 5]
PlayStation 4: [-5.33 + 14 + 0 – 1] = MI +7.67 | last week: [-13.50 + 17 + 0 – 1]
PlayStation 3: [-9.67 + 14 + 1 – 5] = MI +0.33 | last week: [-10.33 + 17 + 0 – 5]
PlayStation Vita: [-10.40 + 14 + 0 – 5] = MI -1.40 | last week: [-13.60 + 17 + 0 – 4]
PlayStation Portable: [-4.00 + 14 + 0 – 0] = MI +10.00 | last week: MI N/A

1st, Wii U — MI +14.33 last week: MI +7.50
2nd, PSP — MI +10.00 last week: N/A
3rd, PS4 — MI +7.67 last week: MI +2.50
4th, 3DS — MI +3.71 last week: MI +3.19
5th, PS3 — MI +0.33 last week: MI +1.67
6th, PSVita — MI -1.40 last week: MI -0.60

 

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.

Wii U: [+14.33 * 8.57] = SMI +122.808 | last week: [+7.50 * 12.12]
Nintendo 3DS: [+3.71 * 40.00] = SMI +148.400 | last week: [+3.19 * 48.48]
PlayStation 4: [+7.67 * 8.57] = SMI +65.732 | last week: [+2.50 * 12.12]
PlayStation 3: [+0.33 * 20.00] = SMI +6.600 | last week: [+1.67 * 9.09]
PlayStation Vita: [-1.40 * 20.00] = SMI -28.000 | last week: [-0.60 * 15.15]
PlayStation Portable: [+10.00 * 2.86] = SMI +28.600 | last week: N/A

1st, 3DS — SMI +148.400 | last week: SMI +154.651
2nd, Wii U — SMI +122.808 | last week: SMI +90.900
3rd, PS4 — SMI +65.732 | last week: SMI +30.300
4th, PSP — SMI +28.600 | last week: N/A
5th, PS3 — SMI +6.600 | last week: SMI +15.180
6th, PSVita — SMI -28.000 | last week: SMI -9.090

 

Source materials:
Weekly Top 50 Media Create Charts (September 1, 2014 – September 7, 2014).
Weekly Top 20 Media Create Charts (September 1, 2014 – September 7, 2014).
Observations on Media Create for the Week of August 25, 2014 – August 31, 2014.

 

 

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