Observations on Media Create for the Week of August 25, 2014 – August 31, 2014

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Software Sales

  1. NEW/ [PS3] Persona 4: Arena Ultimax <FTG> (Atlus) {2014.08.28} (¥7.538) – 89.468 / NEW
  2. NEW/ [PSV] Toukiden: The Age of Demons Extreme <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) {2014.08.28} (¥6.264) – 79.384 / NEW
  3. -2/ [3DS] Yo-kai Watch 2: Ganso / Honke <RPG> (Level 5) {2014.07.10} (¥4.937) – 68.762 / 2.358.745
  4. NEW/ [PSV] Love Live! School Idol Paradise Vol.1: Printemps / Vol.2: BiBi / Vol.3: Lily White <ACT> (Kadokawa Games) {2014.08.28} (¥6.998) – 59.710 / NEW
  5. NEW/ [PSV] Hyperdimension Action Neptunia U <ACT> (Compile Heart) {2014.08.28} (¥6.458) – 34.980 / NEW
  6. NEW/ [3DS] Medarot 8: Kabuto Ver. / Kuwagata Ver. <RPG> (Rocket Company) {2014.08.28} (¥6.264) – 33.326 / NEW
  7. NEW/ [PS3] Super Robot Wars OG Saga: Masou Kishin F – Coffin of the End <SLG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2014.08.28} (¥7.690) – 28.807 / NEW
  8. 0/ [WIU] Mario Kart 8 <RCE> (Nintendo) {2014.05.29} (¥6.156) – 11.148 / 650.858
  9. NEW/ [PSP] Toukiden: The Age of Demons Extreme <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) {2014.08.28} (¥5.184) – 11.026 / NEW
  10. -7/ [PSV] Bullet Girls <ACT> (D3 Publisher) {2014.08.21} (¥6.799) – 10.030 / 39.720
  11. -4/ [3DS] Yoshi’s New Island <ACT> (Nintendo) {2014.07.24} (¥4.936) – 9.968 / 167.061
  12. -10/ [PS4] The Last of Us Remastered <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2014.08.21} (¥6.372) – 8.782 / 39.368
  13. -4/ [3DS] Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission 2 <TBL> (Bandai Namco Games) {2014.08.07} (¥6.145) – 8.361 / 128.050
  14. -8/ [WIU] Hyrule Warriors <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) {2014.08.14} (¥7.980) – 7.648 / 91.880
  15. -3/ [3DS] Yo-kai Watch <RPG> (Level 5) {2013.07.11} (¥4.800) – 6.912 / 1.259.144
  16. -5/ [3DS] Taiko no Tatsujin: Don to Katsu no Jikuu Daibouken <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2014.06.26} (¥5.119) – 6.653 / 152.620
  17. -12/ [PS3] Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition <RPG> (Square Enix) {2014.08.21} (¥5.184) – 6.486 / 22.301
  18. -14/ [PS4] Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition <RPG> (Square Enix) {2014.08.21} (¥8.424) – 6.131 / 23.962
  19. NEW/ [PS3] Sacred 3 <RPG> (Spike Chunsoft) {2014.08.28} (¥7.992) – 5.083 / NEW
  20. NEW/ [PSV] KissBell <ADV> (Technical Group Laboratory) {2014.08.28} (¥6.458) – 4.530 / NEW
  21. NEW/ [PSV] Rewrite <ADV> (Prototype) {2014.08.28} (¥6.264) / NEW
  22. -12/ [PS3] Ultra Street Fighter IV <FTG> (Capcom) {2014.08.07} (¥4.309)
  23. -7/ [PS3] Grand Theft Auto V (Bargain Edition) <ACT> (Rockstar Games) {2014.06.26} (¥5.389)
  24. -9/ [3DS] Pokemon X / Y <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2013.10.12} (¥4.800)
  25. -7/ [3DS] Mario Kart 7 <RCE> (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} (¥4.800)
  26. -7/ [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf <ETC> (Nintendo) {2012.11.08} (¥4.800)
  27. -6/ [3DS] Pokemon Art Academy <HOB> (Nintendo) {2014.06.19} (¥3.908)
  28. NEW/ [PS3] MuvLuv: Photon Melodies <ADV> (5pb.) {2014.08.28} (¥6.264) / NEW
  29. -9/ [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 <ACT> (Capcom) {2013.09.14} (¥5.990)
  30. -17/ [PSV] Monster Hunter Frontier G: Beginner’s Package <ACT> (Capcom) {2014.08.13} (¥6.264)
  31. NEW/ [PSV] Renai 0 Kilometer V <ADV> (Kaga Create) {2014.08.28} (¥7.344) / NEW
  32. -10/ [PSV] Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment <RPG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2014.04.24} (¥6.664)
  33. -10/ [3DS] Kirby Triple Deluxe <ACT> (Nintendo) {2014.01.11} (¥4.800)
  34. NEW/ [PS3] Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark <ADV> (Square Enix) {2014.08.28} (¥8.424) / NEW
  35. NEW/ [PS4] Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark <ADV> (Square Enix) {2014.08.28} (¥8.424) / NEW
  36. NEW/ [PS3] Grid Autosport <RCE> (Codemasters) {2014.08.28} (¥7.344) / NEW
  37. NEW/ [PSV] Meikyuu Cross Blood: Infinity Ultimate <RPG> (5pb.) {2014.08.28} (¥4.104) / NEW
  38. -13/ [3DS] Mario Party: Island Tour <ETC> (Nintendo) {2014.03.20} (¥4.800)
  39. -22/ [3DS] Senran Kagura 2: Crimson <ACT> (Marvelous AQL) {2014.08.07} (¥6.998)
  40. NEW/ [PS3] Caladrius: Blaze <STG> (Moss) {2014.08.28} (¥7.344) / NEW
  41. -14/ [WII] Super Smash Bros. Brawl <FTG> (Nintendo) {2008.01.31} (¥6.800)
  42. -11/ [3DS] Style Savvy: Trendsetters – Tokimeki Up! <ETC> (Nintendo) {2014.04.17} (¥4.936)
  43. -14/ [PSV] Persona 4: Golden <RPG> (Atlus) {2012.06.14} (¥7.329)
  44. -20/ [PSV] Freedom Wars <ACT> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2014.06.26} (¥6.264)
  45. -15/ [3DS] Hoppechan: Minna de Odekake! Waku Waku Hoppe Land!! <ETC> (Nippon Columbia) {2014.07.17} (¥5.184)
  46. -18/ [PS4] FIFA 14 <SPT> (Electronic Arts) {2014.02.22} (¥7.665)
  47. -9/ [WIU] Dragon Quest X: All in One Package <RPG> (Square Enix) {2014.08.07} (¥5.184)
  48. -12/ [PS4] Battlefield 4 <ACT> (Electronic Arts) {2014.02.22} (¥7.665)
  49. -14/ [3DS] Tomodachi Life <ETC> (Nintendo) {2013.04.18} (¥4.800)
  50. -17/ [WIU] Super Mario 3D World <ACT> (Nintendo) {2013.11.21} (¥5.985)

 

Hardware Sales

  1. Nintendo 3DS — 37,515 (35,702), +5% (-31%) / 16,096,690
  2. PlayStation Vita — 20,734 (16,427), +26% (-26%) / 3,213,052
  3. Wii U — 8,584 (8,985), -4% (-51%) / 1,907,480
  4. PlayStation 3 — 7,895 (2,376), +232% (-62%) / 10,064,286
  5. PlayStation 4 — 6,502 (5,923), +10% (-14%) / 678,185
  6. PlayStation Portable — 187 (324), -42% (-22%) / 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: 22
Total Sony PlayStation titles: 28
Total home Nintendo titles: 5 / 22
Total portable Nintendo titles: 17 / 22
Total home Sony PlayStation titles: 15 / 28
Total portable Sony PlayStation titles: 13 / 28

1st, 3DS — 17
2nd, PSVita — 12
3rd, PS3 — 10
4th, PS4 — 5
5th, Wii U — 4
6th, PSP — 1

 

Brand-new titles (17):

NEW/ [PS3] Persona 4: Arena Ultimax
NEW/ [PSV] Toukiden: The Age of Demons Extreme
NEW/ [PSV] Love Live! School Idol Paradise Vol.1: Printemps / Vol.2: BiBi / Vol.3: Lily White
NEW/ [PSV] Hyperdimension Action Neptunia U
NEW/ [3DS] Medarot 8: Kabuto Ver. / Kuwagata Ver.
NEW/ [PS3] Super Robot Wars OG Saga: Masou Kishin F – Coffin of the End
NEW/ [PSP] Toukiden: The Age of Demons Extreme
NEW/ [PS3] Sacred 3
NEW/ [PSV] KissBell
NEW/ [PSV] Rewrite
NEW/ [PS3] MuvLuv: Photon Melodies
NEW/ [PSV] Renai 0 Kilometer V
NEW/ [PS3] Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark
NEW/ [PS4] Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark
NEW/ [PS3] Grid Autosport
NEW/ [PSV] Meikyuu Cross Blood: Infinity Ultimate
NEW/ [PS3] Caladrius: Blaze

1st, PS3 — 7
2nd, PSVita — 7
3rd, 3DS — 1
3rd, PS4 — 1
3rd, PSP — 1

 

Re-charted titles (0):

 

 

Out-charted titles (17):

0/ [WIU] Taiko no Tatsujin: Wii U Version!
-8/ [PSV] God Eater 2 (PlayStation Vita the Best)
-6/ [3DS] New Super Mario Bros. 2
BACK/ [PS4] Final Fantasy XIV Online: A Real Reborn
-11/ [PS3] Shin Hayari Gami
-15/ [PSV] Shin Hayari Gami
+3/ [WII] Mario Kart Wii
BACK/ [PS3] Battlefield 4
+3/ [3DS] Disney Magic World
-12/ [PS3] Atelier Shallie: Alchemist of the Dusk Sea
-1/ [3DS] Puzzle & Dragons Z
BACK/ [PS3] Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late
-10/ [3DS] World Soccer Winning Eleven 2014: Samurai Blue Challenge
-8/ [PS3] Watch Dogs
-10/ [PSV] Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines
-10/ [3DS] Gundam Tri Age SP
NEW/ [PSV] Chaos;Head Dual

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

 

Previously released titles (33):

Wii U: 4 / 4
Nintendo 3DS: 16 / 17
PlayStation 4: 4 / 5
PlayStation 3: 3 / 10
PlayStation Vita: 5 / 12
PlayStation Portable: 0 / 1

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

6th, PSP — 0

 

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: [4 / 33] * 100 = SPI 12.12 | last week: [5 / 45] * 100
Nintendo 3DS: [16 / 33] * 100 = SPI 48.48 | last week: [21 / 45] * 100
PlayStation 4: [4 / 33] * 100 = SPI 12.12 | last week: [3 / 45] * 100
PlayStation 3: [3 / 33] * 100 = SPI 9.09 | last week: [7 / 45] * 100
PlayStation Vita: [5 / 33] * 100 = SPI 15.15 | last week: [7 / 45] * 100
PlayStation Portable: [0 / 33] * 100 = SPI 0.00 | last week: [0 / 45] * 100

1st, 3DS — SPI 48.48 | last week: SPI 46.67
2nd, PSVita — SPI 15.15 | last week: SPI 15.56
3rd, Wii U — SPI 12.12 | last week: SPI 11.11
3rd, PS4 — SPI 12.12 | last week: SPI 6.67
5th, PS3 — SPI 9.09 | last week: SPI 15.56
6th, PSP — SPI 0.00 | last week: SPI 0.00

 

Past-years released titles (9):

Wii U: 1 (1 2013)
Nintendo 3DS: 6 (4 2013, 1 2012, 1 2011)
PlayStation 4: N/A
PlayStation 3: 0
PlayStation Vita: (1 2012)
PlayStation Portable: 0

1st, 3DS — 6
2nd, Wii U — 1
2nd, PSVita — 1
4th, PS3 — 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: [1 / 50] * 100 = SSPI 2 | last week: [2 / 50] * 100
Nintendo 3DS: [6 / 50] * 100 = SSPI 12 | last week: [9 / 50] * 100
PlayStation 4: N/A | last week: N/A
PlayStation 3: [0 / 50] * 100 = SSPI 0 | last week: [1 / 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 12 | last week: SSPI 18
2nd, Wii U — SSPI 2 | last week: SSPI 4
2nd, PSVita — SSPI 2 | last week: SSPI 2
4th, PS3 — 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) 0/ [WIU] Mario Kart 8 > (lowest) -17/ [WIU] Super Mario 3D World
Nintendo 3DS: (highest) -2/ [3DS] Yo-kai Watch 2: Ganso / Honke > (lowest) -22/ [3DS] Senran Kagura 2: Crimson
PlayStation 4: (highest) -10/ [PS4] The Last of Us Remastered > (lowest) -18/ [PS4] FIFA 14
PlayStation 3: (highest) -7/ [PS3] Grand Theft Auto V (Bargain Edition) > (lowest) -12/ [PS3] Ultra Street Fighter IV
PlayStation Vita: (highest) -7/ [PSV] Bullet Girls > (lowest) -20/ [PSV] Freedom Wars
PlayStation Portable: (highest) N/A = (lowest) N/A

Highest: 0/ [WIU] Mario Kart 8
Lowest: -22/ [3DS] Senran Kagura 2: Crimson

 

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 + -8 + -9 + -17) / 4] = MM -8.50
Nintendo 3DS: [(-2 + -4 + -4 + -3 + -5 + -9 + -7 + -7 + -6 + -9 + -10 + -13 + -22 + -11 + -15 + -14) / 16] = MM -8.81
PlayStation 4: [(-10 + -14 + -18 + -12) / 4] = MM -13.50
PlayStation 3: [(-12 + -12 + -7) / 3] = MM -10.33
PlayStation Vita: [(-7 + -17 + -10 + -14 + -20) / 5] = MM -13.60
PlayStation PortableN/A


1st, Wii U — MM -8.50 | last week: MM -2.80
2nd, 3DS — MM -8.81 | last week: MM -4.05

3rd, PS3 — MM -10.33 | last week: MM -7.60
4th, PS4 — MM -13.50 | last week: MM -1.00
5th, PSVita — MM -13.60 | last week: MM -7.29
6th, PSP — N/A | last week: N/A

 

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: [-8.50 + 17 + 0 – 1] = MI +7.50 | last week: [-2.80 + 5 + 0 – 0]
Nintendo 3DS: [-8.81 + 17 + 0 – 5] = MI +3.19 | last week: [-4.05 + 5 + 0 – 3]
PlayStation 4: [-13.50 + 17 + 0 – 1] = MI +2.50 | last week: [-1.00 + 5 + 1 – 0]
PlayStation 3: [-10.33 + 17 + 0 – 5] = MI +1.67 | last week: [-7.60 + 5 + 2 – 1]
PlayStation Vita: [-13.60 + 17 + 0 – 4] = MI -0.60 | last week: [-7.29 + 5 + 0 – 4]
PlayStation Portable: N/A | last week: N/A

1st, Wii U — MI +7.50 last week: MI +2.20
2nd, 3DS — MI +3.19 last week: MI -2.05
3rd, PS4 — MI +2.50 last week: MI +3.00
4th, PS3 — MI +1.67 last week: MI -1.60
5th, PSVita — MI -0.60 last week: MI -6.29
6th, PSP — N/A last week: N/A

 

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: [+7.50 * 12.12] = SMI +90.900 | last week: [+2.20 * 11.11]
Nintendo 3DS: [+3.19 * 48.48] = SMI +154.651 | last week: [-2.05 * 46.67]
PlayStation 4: [+2.50 * 12.12] = SMI +30.300 | last week: [+3.00 * 6.67]
PlayStation 3: [+1.67 * 9.09] = SMI +15.180 | last week: [-1.60 * 15.56]
PlayStation Vita: [-0.60 * 15.15] = SMI -9.090 | last week: [-6.29 * 15.56]
PlayStation Portable: N/A | last week: N/A

1st, 3DS — SMI +154.651 | last week: SMI -94.674
2nd, Wii U — SMI +90.900 | last week: SMI +24.442
3rd, PS4 — SMI +30.300 | last week: SMI +20.010
4th, PS3 — SMI +15.180 | last week: SMI -24.896
5th, PSVita — SMI -9.090 | last week: SMI -97.872
6th, PSP — N/A | last week: N/A

 

Source materials:
Weekly Top 50 Media Create Charts (August 25, 2014 – August 31, 2014).
Weekly Top 20 Media Create Charts (August 25, 2014 – August 31, 2014).
Observations on Media Create for the Week of August 18, 2014 – August 24, 2014.

 

 

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