Observations on Media Create for the Week of September 22, 2014 – September 28, 2014

And Wii U outsells PS4 in Japan again.

 

 

 

Software Sales

  1. 0/ [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS <FTG> (Nintendo) {2014.09.13} (¥5.616) – 109.811 / 1.375.818
  2. NEW/ [PSV] The Legend Of Heroes: Sen no Kiseki II <RPG> (Nihon Falcom) {2014.09.25} (¥7.344) – 86.283 / NEW
  3. NEW/ [PSV] DanganRonpa: Another Episode <ACT> (Spike Chunsoft) {2014.09.25} (¥7.020) – 70.596 / NEW
  4. -2/ [3DS] Yo-kai Watch 2: Ganso / Honke <RPG> (Level 5) {2014.07.10} (¥4.937) – 66.847 / 2.592.43
  5. NEW/ [PS3] The Legend Of Heroes: Sen no Kiseki II <RPG> (Nihon Falcom) {2014.09.25} (¥8.424) – 65.498 / NEW
  6. NEW/ [3DS] Haikyu!! Tsunage! Itadaki no Keshiki!! <ADV> (Bandai Namco Games) {2014.09.25} (¥6.145) – 43.839 / NEW
  7. NEW/ [WIU] Fatal Frame: Oracle of the Sodden Raven <ADV> (Nintendo) {2014.09.27} (¥7.128) – 27.505 / NEW
  8. NEW/ [PSV] Dungeon Travelers 2: Ouritsu Tokoshan to Mamono no Fuuin <RPG> (Aqua Plus) {2014.09.25} (¥6.264) – 16.460 / NEW
  9. -5/ [PS3] Destiny <ACT> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2014.09.11} (¥8.532) – 12.095 / 79.990
  10. NEW/ [PSP] La Corda d’Oro 3: Another Sky feat. Amane Gakuen <SLG> (Koei Tecmo) {2014.09.25} (¥6.264) – 11.005 / NEW
  11. -6/ [3DS] Dragon Quest X Online <RPG> (Square Enix) {2014.09.04} (¥4.104) – 7.150 / 96.449
  12. -9/ [WIU] Bayonetta 2 <ACT> (Nintendo) {2014.09.20} (¥8.316) – 6.970 / 45.797
  13. -7/ [PS4] Destiny <ACT> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2014.09.11} (¥8.532) – 6.481 / 110.772
  14. -6/ [PSV] Toukiden: The Age of Demons Extreme <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) {2014.08.28} (¥6.264) – 6.220 / 135.476
  15. -6/ [WIU] Mario Kart 8 <RCE> (Nintendo) {2014.05.29} (¥6.156) – 5.936 / 678.250
  16. -9/ [PS3] Naruto Shippuden: Narutimate Storm Revolution <FTG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2014.09.11} (¥7.689) – 5.628 / 55.197
  17. NEW/ [PS3] Kamisama to Unmei Kakusei no Cross Thesis <RPG> (Nippon Ichi Software) {2014.09.25} (¥7.344) – 5.561 / NEW
  18. NEW/ [PSV] Bakumatsu Rock: Ultra Soul <ADV> (Marvelous) {2014.09.25} (¥6.264) – 5.551 / NEW
  19. -8/ [3DS] Yoshi’s New Island <ACT> (Nintendo) {2014.07.24} (¥4.936) – 4.342 / 188.390
  20. -10/ [3DS] Yo-kai Watch <RPG> (Level 5) {2013.07.11} (¥4.800) – 4.082 / 1.278.378
  21. NEW/ [PSP] Bakumatsu Rock: Ultra Soul <ADV> (Marvelous) {2014.09.25} (¥5.724) / NEW
  22. -10/ [PS3] Grand Theft Auto V [Bargain Edition] <ACT> (Rockstar Games) {2014.06.26} (¥5.389)
  23. NEW/ [PSP] Satomi Hakkenden: Hamaji Himenoki <ADV> (QuinRose) {2014.09.25} (¥6.480) / NEW
  24. NEW/ [PSV] Hanasaku Manimani <ADV> (5pb.) {2014.09.25} (¥7.344) / NEW
  25. -12/ [3DS] Pokemon X / Y <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2013.10.12} (¥4.800)
  26. -3/ [PS3] Persona 4: Arena Ultimax <FTG> (Atlus) {2014.08.28} (¥7.538)
  27. -10/ [3DS] Taiko no Tatsujin: Don to Katsu no Jikuu Daibouken <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2014.06.26} (¥5.119)
  28. -13/ [3DS] Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission 2 <TBL> (Bandai Namco Games) {2014.08.07} (¥6.145)
  29. -10/ [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf <ETC> (Nintendo) {2012.11.08} (¥4.800)
  30. -5/ [3DS] Mario Kart 7 <RCE> (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} (¥4.800)
  31. -17/ [PS4] Samurai Warriors 4 <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) {2014.09.04} (¥7.776)
  32. NEW/ [PSV] Monobeno: Pure Smile <ADV> (HuneX) {2014.09.25} (¥7.452) / NEW
  33. -15/ [PS3] Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition <RPG> (Square Enix) {2014.08.21} (¥5.184)
  34. -12/ [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 <ACT> (Capcom) {2013.09.14} (¥5.990)
  35. -14/ [WII] Super Smash Bros. Brawl <FTG> (Nintendo) {2008.01.31} (¥6.800)
  36. -16/ [WIU] Hyrule Warriors <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) {2014.08.14} (¥7.980)
  37. NEW/ [3DS] Kouekizaidan Houjin Nihon Kanji Noyryoku Kentei Kyoukai: Kanken Training <EDU> (Rocket Company) {2014.09.25} (¥4.104) / NEW
  38. -22/ [3DS] Medarot 8: Kabuto Ver. / Kuwagata Ver. <RPG> (Rocket Company) {2014.08.28} (¥6.264)
  39. -12/ [3DS] Pokemon Art Academy <HOB> (Nintendo) {2014.06.19} (¥3.908)
  40. -12/ [PS3] Call of Duty: Black Ops II – Dubbed Edition [New Price Edition] <ACT> (Square Enix) {2014.09.04} (¥3.024)
  41. -3/ [3DS] Kirby Triple Deluxe <ACT> (Nintendo) {2014.01.11} (¥4.800)
  42. -10/ [3DS] Mario Party: Island Tour <ETC> (Nintendo) {2014.03.20} (¥4.800)
  43. -17/ [PS4] The Last of Us Remastered <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2014.08.21} (¥6.372)
  44. NEW/ [3DS] Tenkai Knights: Brave Battle <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2014.09.25} (¥5.119) / NEW
  45. -15/ [PSV] Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment <RPG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2014.04.24} (¥6.664)
  46. -13/ [3DS] Style Savvy: Trendsetters – Tokimeki Up! <ETC> (Nintendo) {2014.04.17} (¥4.936)
  47. -7/ [3DS] Tomodachi Life <ETC> (Nintendo) {2013.04.18} (¥4.800)
  48. -19/ [PS4] Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition <RPG> (Square Enix) {2014.08.21} (¥8.424)
  49. -13/ [3DS] Bravely Default: For the Sequel [Ultimate Hits] <RPG> (Square Enix) {2014.08.07} (¥2.700)
  50. -5/ [PS4] Battlefield 4 <ACT> (Electronic Arts) {2014.02.22} (¥7.665)

 

Hardware Sales

  1. Nintendo 3DS — 30,439 (43,592), -30% (+10%) / 16,239,845
  2. PlayStation Vita — 16,716 (11,857), +41% (-10%) / 3,270,124
  3. Wii U — 9,950 (8,396), +19% (+19%) / 1,940,237
  4. PlayStation 4 — 8,033 (8,939), -10% (-62%) / 726,079
  5. PlayStation 3 — 6,026 (6,078), -1% (-0%) / 10,088,612
  6. PlayStation Portable — 102 (99), +3% (-2%) / 20,165,648

 

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: 26
Total Sony PlayStation titles: 24
Total home Nintendo titles: 5 / 26
Total portable Nintendo titles: 21 / 26
Total home Sony PlayStation titles: 13 / 24
Total portable Sony PlayStation titles: 11 / 24

1st, 3DS — 21
2nd, PS3 — 8
2nd, PSVita — 8
4th, PS4 — 5
5th, Wii U — 4
6th, PSP — 3

 

Brand-new titles (15):

NEW/ [PSV] The Legend Of Heroes: Sen no Kiseki II
NEW/ [PSV] DanganRonpa: Another Episode
NEW/ [PS3] The Legend Of Heroes: Sen no Kiseki II
NEW/ [3DS] Haikyu!! Tsunage! Itadaki no Keshiki!!
NEW/ [WIU] Fatal Frame: Oracle of the Sodden Raven
NEW/ [PSV] Dungeon Travelers 2: Ouritsu Tokoshan to Mamono no Fuuin
NEW/ [PSP] La Corda d’Oro 3: Another Sky feat. Amane Gakuen
NEW/ [PS3] Kamisama to Unmei Kakusei no Cross Thesis
NEW/ [PSV] Bakumatsu Rock: Ultra Soul
NEW/ [PSP] Bakumatsu Rock: Ultra Soul
NEW/ [PSP] Satomi Hakkenden: Hamaji Himenoki
NEW/ [PSV] Hanasaku Manimani
NEW/ [PSV] Monobeno: Pure Smile
NEW/ [3DS] Kouekizaidan Houjin Nihon Kanji Noyryoku Kentei Kyoukai: Kanken Training
NEW/ [3DS] Tenkai Knights: Brave Battle

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

 

Re-charted titles (0):

 

 

Out-charted titles (15):

NEW/ [PSV] Fate/Stay Night -Realta Nua- [PlayStation Vita the Best]
-3/ [3DS] World Soccer Winning Eleven 2014: Samurai Blue Challenge
BACK/ [WIU] Super Mario 3D World
-13/ [XB1] Titanfall
-33/ [PSV] Chain Chronicle V
0/ [PSV] Persona 4: Golden
+4/ [PS4] FIFA 14
-10/ [PSV] Hyperdimension Action Neptunia U
-13/ [PSV] Bullet Girls
+11/ [3DS] Hoppechan: Minna de Odekake! Waku Waku Hoppe Land!!
0/ [PS3] Ultra Street Fighter IV
-9/ [PS3] Super Robot Wars OG Saga: Masou Kishin F – Coffin of the End
+2/ [WIU] Dragon Quest X: All in One Package
-14/ [PSV] Love Live! School Idol Paradise Vol.1: Printemps / Vol.2: BiBi / Vol.3: Lily White
-8/ [PSP] Toukiden: The Age of Demons Extreme

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

 

Previously released titles (35):

Wii U: 3 / 4
Nintendo 3DS: 18 / 21
PlayStation 4: 5 / 5
PlayStation 3: 6 / 8
PlayStation Vita: 2 / 8
PlayStation Portable: 0 / 3

1st, 3DS — 18
2nd, PS3 — 6
3rd, PS4 — 5
4th, Wii U — 3
5th, PSVita — 2

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: [3 / 35] * 100 = SPI 8.57 | last week: [4 / 48] * 100
Nintendo 3DS: [18 / 35] * 100 = SPI 51.43 | last week: [20 / 48] * 100
PlayStation 4: [5 / 35] * 100 = SPI 14.29 | last week: [6 / 48] * 100
PlayStation 3: [6 / 35] * 100 = SPI 17.14 | last week: [8 / 48] * 100
PlayStation Vita: [2 / 35] * 100 = SPI 5.71 | last week: [7 / 48] * 100
PlayStation Portable: [0 / 35] * 100 = SPI 0.00 | last week: [1 / 48] * 100

1st, 3DS — SPI 51.43 | last week: SPI 41.67
2nd, PS3 — SPI 17.14 | last week: SPI 16.67
3rd, PS4 — SPI 14.29 | last week: SPI 12.50
4th, Wii U — SPI 8.57 | last week: SPI 8.33
5th, PSVita — SPI 5.71 | last week: SPI 14.58
6th, PSP — SPI 0.00 | last week: SPI 2.08

 

Past-years released titles (7):

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

1st, 3DS — 6
2nd, Wii U — 0
2nd, PS3 — 0
2nd, PSVita — 0
2nd, 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: [6 / 50] * 100 = SSPI 12 | last week: [6 / 50] * 100
PlayStation 4: N/A | last week: N/A
PlayStation 3: [0 / 50] * 100 = SSPI 0 | last week: [0 / 50] * 100
PlayStation Vita: [0 / 50] * 100 = SSPI 0 | last week: [1 / 50] * 100
PlayStation Portable: [0 / 50] * 100 = SSPI 0 | last week: [0 / 50] * 100

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

 

Momentum:

Wii U: (highest) -6/ [WIU] Mario Kart 8 > (lowest) -16/ [WIU] Hyrule Warriors
Nintendo 3DS: (highest) 0/ [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS > (lowest) -22/ [3DS] Medarot 8: Kabuto Ver. / Kuwagata Ver.
PlayStation 4: (highest) -5/ [PS4] Battlefield 4 > (lowest) -19/ [PS4] Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition
PlayStation 3: (highest) -3/ [PS3] Persona 4: Arena Ultimax > (lowest) -15/ [PS3] Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition
PlayStation Vita: (highest) -6/ [PSV] Toukiden: The Age of Demons Extreme > (lowest) -15/ [PSV] Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment
PlayStation Portable: (highest) none = (lowest) none

Highest: 0/ [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS
Lowest: -22/ [3DS] Medarot 8: Kabuto Ver. / Kuwagata Ver.

 

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: [(-9 + -6 + -16) / 3] = MM -10.33
Nintendo 3DS: [(0 + -2 + -6 + -8 + -10 + -12 + -10 + -13 + -10 + -5 + -12 + -22 + -12 + -3 + -10 + -13 + -7 + -13) / 18] = MM -9.33
PlayStation 4: [(-7 + -17 + -17 + -19 + -5) / 5] = MM -13.00
PlayStation 3: [(-5 + -9 + -10 + -3 + -15 + -12) / 6] = MM -9.00
PlayStation Vita: [(-6 + -15) / 2] = MM -10.50
PlayStation Portable: N/A

1st, PS3 — MM -9.00 | last week: MM -2.00
2nd, 3DS — MM -9.33 | last week: MM +3.37
3rd, Wii U — MM -10.33 | last week: MM 0.00
4th, PSVita — MM -10.50 | last week: MM -9.00
5th, PS4 — MM -13.00 | last week: MM -0.60
6th, PSP — MM N/A | last week: MM -8.00

 

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: [-10.33 + 15 + 0 – 2] = MI +2.67 | last week: [0.00 + 2 + 1 – 0]
Nintendo 3DS: [-9.33 + 15 + 0 – 2] = MI +3.67 | last week: [+3.37 + 2 + 1 – 1]
PlayStation 4: [-13.00 + 15 + 0 – 1] = MI +1.00 | last week: [-0.60 + 2 + 1 – 1]
PlayStation 3: [-9.00 + 15 + 0 – 2] = MI +4.00 | last week: [-2.00 + 2 + 0 – 2]
PlayStation Vita: [-10.50 + 15 + 0 – 6] = MI -1.50 | last week: [-9.00 + 2 + 0 – 0]
PlayStation Portable: N/A | last week: [-8.00 + 2 + 0 – 0]

1st, PS3 — MI +4.00 last week: MI -2.00
2nd, 3DS — MI +3.67 last week: MI +5.37
3rd, Wii U — MI +2.67 last week: MI +3.00
4th, PS4 — MI +1.00 last week: MI +1.40
5th, PSVita — MI -1.50 last week: MI -7.00
6th, PSP — MI N/A last week: MI -6.00

 

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: [+2.67 * 8.57] = SMI +22.882 | last week: [+3.00 * 8.33]
Nintendo 3DS: [+3.67 * 51.43] = SMI +188.748 | last week: [+5.37 * 41.67]
PlayStation 4: [+1.00 * 14.29] = SMI +14.290 | last week: [+1.40 * 12.50]
PlayStation 3: [+4.00 * 17.14] = SMI +68.560 | last week: [-2.00 * 16.67]
PlayStation Vita: [-1.50 * 5.71] = SMI -8.565 | last week: [-7.00 * 14.58]
PlayStation Portable: N/A | last week: [-6.00 * 2.08]

1st, 3DS — SMI +188.748 | last week: SMI +223.768
2nd, PS3 — SMI +68.560 | last week: SMI -33.340
3rd, Wii U — SMI +22.882 | last week: SMI +24.990
4th, PS4 — SMI +14.290 | last week: SMI +17.500
5th, PSVita — SMI -8.565 | last week: SMI -102.060
6th, PSP — SMI N/A | last week: SMI -12.480

 

Source materials:
Weekly Top 50 Media Create Charts (September 22, 2014 – September 28, 2014).
Weekly Top 20 Media Create Charts (September 22, 2014 – September 28, 2014).
Observations on Media Create for the Week of September 15, 2014 – September 21, 2014.

 

 

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