Observations on Media Create for the Week of December 8, 2014 – December 14, 2014

NintendObserverThen again there are more “staying power” titles on Wii U than on any competitor’s platform in Japan.

 

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Software Sales

  1. NEW/ [3DS] Yo-kai Watch 2: Shin Uchi <RPG> (Level 5) {2014.12.13} (¥4.968) – 1.244.171 / NEW
  2. 0/ [3DS] Pokemon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2014.11.21} (¥4.937) – 152.384 / 1.950.481
  3. NEW/ [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V <ACT> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2014.12.11} (¥7.992) – 81.659 / NEW
  4. -3/ [WIU] Super Smash Bros. for Wii U <FTG> (Nintendo) {2014.12.06} (¥7.776) – 79.005 / 306.533
  5. NEW/ [PS3] Shining Resonance <RPG> (Sega) {2014.12.11} (¥8.880) – 67.282 / NEW
  6. -1/ [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS <FTG> (Nintendo) {2014.09.13} (¥5.616) – 47.393 / 1.835.852
  7. +1/ [3DS] Yo-kai Watch 2: Ganso / Honke <RPG> (Level 5) {2014.07.10} (¥4.937) – 32.168 / 2.958.112
  8. -1/ [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate <ACT> (Capcom) {2014.10.11} (¥6.264) – 29.418 / 2.255.273
  9. +2/ [WIU] Mario Kart 8 <RCE> (Nintendo) {2014.05.29} (¥6.156) – 24.938 / 778.808
  10. NEW/ [PS3] Assassin’s Creed: Rogue <ACT> (Ubisoft) {2014.12.11} (¥7.992) – 17.656 / NEW
  11. -8/ [3DS] Derby Stallion Gold <SLG> (Kadokawa Games) {2014.12.04} (¥6.264) – 16.659 / 90.275
  12. -8/ [3DS] Aikatsu! 365-Hi no Idol Days <SLG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2014.12.04} (¥5.627) – 16.023 / 49.174
  13. +4/ [WIU] Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker <ADV> (Nintendo) {2014.11.13} (¥3.996) – 14.628 / 80.510
  14. NEW/ [PS3] Nobunaga’s Ambition: Creation with Power-Up Kit <SLG> (Koei Tecmo) {2014.12.11} (¥10.584) – 14.054 / NEW
  15. -3/ [3DS] Attack on Titan: The Last Wings of Mankind – Chain <ACT> (Spike Chunsoft) {2014.12.04} (¥5.378) – 12.650 / 31.723
  16. +8/ [3DS] Sumikko Gurashi: Koko ga Ochitsukundesu <ETC> (Nippon Columbia) {2014.11.20} (¥5.184) – 12.216 / 36.053
  17. NEW/ [PS3] Hajime no Ippo <SPT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2014.12.11} (¥8.208) – 10.675 / NEW
  18. -8/ [PSV] Phantasy Star Nova <RPG> (Sega) {2014.11.27} (¥6.458) – 10.117 / 137.263
  19. +6/ [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf <ETC> (Nintendo) {2012.11.08} (¥4.800) – 9.961 / 3.830.376
  20. -7/ [PS3] Resident Evil HD Remaster <ADV> (Capcom) {2014.11.27} (¥4.309) – 8.493 / 74.196
  21. -6/ [PS3] Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Dubbed Edition <ACT> (Square Enix) {2014.12.04} (¥8.424)
  22. -16/ [PS3] Guilty Gear Xrd: Sign <FTG> (Arc System Works) {2014.12.04} (¥7.538)
  23. +8/ [3DS] Mario Kart 7 <RCE> (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} (¥4.800)
  24. -3/ [PS3] World Soccer Winning Eleven 2015 <SPT> (Konami) {2014.11.13} (¥8.208)
  25. +1/ [3DS] Gotouchi Tetsudou: Gotouchi Chara to Nihon Zenkoku no Tabi <TBL> (Bandai Namco Games) {2014.11.27} (¥5.626)
  26. NEW/ [PS4] Nobunaga’s Ambition: Creation with Power-Up Kit <SLG> (Koei Tecmo) {2014.12.11} (¥10.584) / NEW
  27. +8/ [3DS] Yoshi’s New Island <ACT> (Nintendo) {2014.07.24} (¥4.936)
  28. -19/ [PSV] Samurai Warriors: Chronicles 3 <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) {2014.12.04} (¥7.344)
  29. -15/ [3DS] Samurai Warriors: Chronicles 3 <ACT> (Koei Tecmo) {2014.12.04} (¥6.264)
  30. +8/ [3DS] Kirby Triple Deluxe <ACT> (Nintendo) {2014.01.11} (¥4.800)
  31. -9/ [PS4] Dragon Age: Inquisition <RPG> (Electronic Arts) {2014.11.27} (¥7.884)
  32. NEW/ [PSV] Earth Defense Force 2 Portable V2 <ACT> (D3 Publisher) {2014.12.11} (¥5.616) / NEW
  33. +7/ [3DS] Tomodachi Life <ETC> (Nintendo) {2013.04.18} (¥4.800)
  34. NEW/ [PSV] Grisaia no Rakuen: Le Eden de la Grisaia <ADV> (Prototype) {2014.12.11} (¥5.616) / NEW
  35. -5/ [WIU] Taiko no Tatsujin: Tokumori! <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2014.11.20} (¥5.627)
  36. -2/ [3DS] One Piece: Super Grand Battle! X <FTG> (Bandai Namco Games) {2014.11.13} (¥6.145)
  37. NEW/ [PSV] Kadenz Fermata//Akkord:Fortissimo <ADV> (5pb.) {2014.12.11} (¥7.344) / NEW
  38. +7/ [3DS] Mario Party: Island Tour <ETC> (Nintendo) {2014.03.20} (¥4.800)
  39. -20/ [3DS] Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Knight of Fafnir <RPG> (Atlus) {2014.11.27} (¥6.458)
  40. -22/ [PS4] Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Dubbed Edition <ACT> (Square Enix) {2014.12.04} (¥8.424)
  41. -18/ [PSV] Fate/Hollow Ataraxia <ADV> (Kadokawa Games) {2014.11.27} (¥6.480)
  42. +8/ [3DS] Taiko no Tatsujin: Don to Katsu no Jikuu Daibouken <ACT> (Bandai Namco Games) {2014.06.26} (¥5.119)
  43. -2/ [WIU] Super Mario 3D World <ACT> (Nintendo) {2013.11.21} (¥5.985)
  44. BACK/ [3DS] New Super Mario Bros. 2 <ACT> (Nintendo) {2012.07.28} (¥4.800)
  45. BACK/ [3DS] Hoppechan: Minna de Odekake! Waku Waku Hoppe Land!! <ETC> (Nippon Columbia) {2014.07.17} (¥5.184)
  46. 0/ [3DS] Yo-kai Watch <RPG> (Level 5) {2013.07.11} (¥4.800)
  47. -31/ [PS4] Guilty Gear Xrd: Sign <FTG> (Arc System Works) {2014.12.04} (¥7.538)
  48. BACK/ [3DS] Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission 2 <TBL> (Bandai Namco Games) {2014.08.07} (¥6.145)
  49. BACK/ [3DS] Pokemon Art Academy <HOB> (Nintendo) {2014.06.19} (¥3.908)
  50. NEW/ [PSV] Earth Defense Force 2 Portable V2 – Double-enlistment Pack <ACT> (D3 Publisher) {2014.12.11} (¥7.538) / NEW

 

Hardware Sales

  1. Nintendo 3DS — 157,103 (145,420), +8% (+37%) / 17,445,820
  2. PlayStation 4 — 68,041 (15,971), +326% (+18%) / 906,566
  3. Wii U — 27,334 (24,469), +12% (+96%) / 2,061,316
  4. PlayStation Vita — 25,013 (23,341), +7% (-20%) / 3,446,635
  5. PlayStation 3 — 7,803 (5,679), +37% (+5%) / 10,146,457
  6. PlayStation Portable — 8 (8), 0% (-56%) / 20,166,120

 

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: 30
Total Sony PlayStation titles: 20
Total home Nintendo titles: 5 / 30
Total portable Nintendo titles: 25 / 30
Total home Sony PlayStation titles: 13 / 20
Total portable Sony PlayStation titles: 7 / 20

1st, 3DS — 25
2nd, PS3 — 8
3rd, PSVita — 7
4th, Wii U — 5
4th, PS4 — 5
6th, PSP — 0

 

Brand-new titles (11):

NEW/ [3DS] Yo-kai Watch 2: Shin Uchi
NEW/ [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V
NEW/ [PS3] Shining Resonance
NEW/ [PS3] Assassin’s Creed: Rogue
NEW/ [PS3] Nobunaga’s Ambition: Creation with Power-Up Kit
NEW/ [PS3] Hajime no Ippo
NEW/ [PS4] Nobunaga’s Ambition: Creation with Power-Up Kit
NEW/ [PSV] Earth Defense Force 2 Portable V2
NEW/ [PSV] Grisaia no Rakuen: Le Eden de la Grisaia
NEW/ [PSV] Kadenz Fermata//Akkord:Fortissimo
NEW/ [PSV] Earth Defense Force 2 Portable V2 – Double-enlistment Pack

1st, PS3 — 4
1st, PSVita — 4
3rd, PS4 — 2
4th, 3DS — 1

 

Re-charted titles (4):

BACK/ [3DS] Pokemon Art Academy
BACK/ [3DS] Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission 2
BACK/ [3DS] Hoppechan: Minna de Odekake! Waku Waku Hoppe Land!!
BACK/ [3DS] New Super Mario Bros. 2

1st, 3DS — 4

 

Out-charted titles (15):

NEW/ [PS3] LittleBigPlanet 3
-14/ [PSV] Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax
-37/ [PSV] Nisekoi: Yomeiri!?
-25/ [3DS] Hero Bank 2
+3/ [3DS] Dragon Quest X Online
-13/ [PS4] World Soccer Winning Eleven 2015
-19/ [PS3] Dynasty Warriors 8: Empires
-16/ [PS4] Assassin’s Creed: Unity
-6/ [PS3] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2014
NEW/ [PS4] LittleBigPlanet 3
NEW/ [PSV] Borderlands 2
-12/ [PS3] Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Subtitled Edition
NEW/ [PSV] Diabolik Lovers: Vandead Carnival
-11/ [PS3] Dragon Age: Inquisition
NEW/ [PS4] The Crew

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

 

Previously released titles (39):

Wii U: 5 / 5
Nintendo 3DS: 24 / 25
PlayStation 4: 3 / 5
PlayStation 3: 4 / 8
PlayStation Vita: 3 / 7
PlayStation Portable: 0 / 0

1st, 3DS — 24
2nd, Wii U — 5
3rd, PS3 — 4
4th, PS4 — 3
4th, PSVita — 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: [5 / 39] * 100 = SPI 12.82 | last week: [4 / 35] * 100
Nintendo 3DS: [24 / 39] * 100 = SPI 61.54 | last week: [18 / 35] * 100
PlayStation 4: [3 / 39] * 100 = SPI 7.69 | last week: [3 / 35] * 100
PlayStation 3: [4 / 39] * 100 = SPI 10.26 | last week: [6 / 35] * 100
PlayStation Vita: [3 / 39] * 100 = SPI 7.69 | last week: [4 / 35] * 100
PlayStation Portable: [0 / 39] * 100 = SPI 0.00 | last week: [0 / 35] * 100

1st, 3DS — SPI 61.54 | last week: SPI 51.43
2nd, Wii U — SPI 12.82 | last week: SPI 11.43
3rd, PS3 — SPI 10.26 | last week: SPI 17.14
4th, PS4 — SPI 7.69 | last week: SPI 8.57
4th, PSVita — SPI 7.69 | last week: SPI 11.43
6th, PSP — SPI 0.00 | last week: SPI 0.00

 

Past-years released titles (6):

Wii U: 1 (1 2013)
Nintendo 3DS: 5 (2 2013, 2 2012, 1 2011)
PlayStation 4: N/A
PlayStation 3: 0
PlayStation Vita: 0
PlayStation Portable: 0

1st, 3DS — 5
2nd, Wii U — 1
3rd, PS3 — 0
3rd, PSVita — 0
3rd, 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: [1 / 50] * 100
Nintendo 3DS: [5 / 50] * 100 = SSPI 10 | last week: [4 / 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: [0 / 50] * 100
PlayStation Portable: [0 / 50] * 100 = SSPI 0 | last week: [0 / 50] * 100

1st, 3DS — SSPI 10 | last week: SSPI 8
2nd, Wii U — SSPI 2 | last week: SSPI 2
3rd, PS3 — SSPI 0 | last week: SSPI 0
3rd, PSVita — SSPI 0 | last week: SSPI 0

3rd, PSP — SSPI 0 | last week: SSPI 0
N/A, PS4 — N/A | last week: N/A

 

Momentum:

Wii U: (highest) +4/ [WIU] Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker > (lowest) -5/ [WIU] Taiko no Tatsujin: Tokumori!
Nintendo 3DS: (highest) +8/ [3DS] Sumikko Gurashi: Koko ga Ochitsukundesu > (lowest) -20/ [3DS] Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Knight of Fafnir
PlayStation 4: (highest) -9/ [PS4] Dragon Age: Inquisition > (lowest) -31/ [PS4] Guilty Gear Xrd: Sign
PlayStation 3: (highest) -3/ [PS3] World Soccer Winning Eleven 2015 > (lowest) -16/ [PS3] Guilty Gear Xrd: Sign
PlayStation Vita: (highest) -8/ [PSV] Phantasy Star Nova > (lowest) -19/ [PSV] Samurai Warriors: Chronicles 3
PlayStation Portable: (highest) none = (lowest) none

Highest: +8/ [3DS] Sumikko Gurashi: Koko ga Ochitsukundesu
Lowest: -31/ [PS4] Guilty Gear Xrd: Sign

 

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: [(-3 + +2 + +4 + -5 + -2) / 5] = MM -0.80
Nintendo 3DS: [(0 + -1 + +1 + -1 + -8 + -8 + -3 + +8 + +6 + +8 + +1 + +8 + -15 + +8 + +7 + -2 + +7 + -20 + +8 + 0) / 20] = MM +0.20
PlayStation 4: [(-9 + -22 + -31) / 3] = MM -20.67
PlayStation 3: [(-7 + -6 + -16 + -3) / 4] = MM -8.00
PlayStation Vita: [(-8 + -19 + -18) / 3] = MM -15.00
PlayStation Portable: N/A

1st, 3DS — MM +0.20 | last week: MM -1.56
2nd, Wii U — MM -0.80 | last week: MM +1.25
3rd, PS3 — MM -8.00 | last week: MM -10.83
4th, PSVita — MM -15.00 | last week: MM -19.50
5th, PS4 — MM -20.67 | last week: MM -15.00
6th, PSP — MM N/A | last week: MM 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: [-0.80 + 11 + 0 – 0] = MI +10.20 | last week: [+1.25 + 15 + 0 – 1]
Nintendo 3DS: [+0.20 + 11 + 4 – 2] = MI +13.20 | last week: [-1.56 + 15 + 0 – 3]
PlayStation 4: [-20.67 + 11 + 0 – 4] = MI -13.67 | last week: [-15.00 + 15 + 0 – 3]
PlayStation 3: [-8.00 + 11 + 0 – 5] = MI -2.00 | last week: [-10.83 + 15 + 0 – 3]
PlayStation Vita: [-15.00 + 11 + 0 – 4] = MI -8.00 | last week: [-19.50 + 15 + 0 – 5]
PlayStation Portable: N/A | last week: N/A

1st, 3DS — MI +13.20 last week: MI +10.44
2nd, Wii U — MI +10.20 last week: MI +15.25
3rd, PS3 — MI -2.00 last week: MI +1.17
4th, PSVita — MI -8.00 last week: MI -9.50
5th, PS4 — MI -13.67 last week: MI -3.00
6th, PSP — MI N/A last week: MI 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: [+10.20 * 12.82] = SMI +130.769 | last week: [+15.25 * 11.43]
Nintendo 3DS: [+13.20 * 61.54] = SMI +812.308 | last week: [+10.44 * 51.43]
PlayStation 4: [-13.67 * 7.69] = SMI -105.154 | last week: [-3.00 * 8.57]
PlayStation 3: [-2.00 * 10.26] = SMI -20.513 | last week: [+1.17 * 17.14]
PlayStation Vita: [-8.00 * 7.69] = SMI -61.538 | last week: [-9.50 * 11.43]
PlayStation Portable: N/A | last week: N/A

1st, 3DS — SMI +812.308 | last week: SMI +536.914
2nd, Wii U — SMI +130.769 | last week: SMI +174.286
3rd, PS3 — SMI -20.513 | last week: SMI +20.057
4th, PSVita — SMI -61.538 | last week: SMI -108.571
5th, PS4 — SMI -105.154 | last week: SMI -25.714
6th, PSP — SMI N/A | last week: SMI N/A

 

Source materials:
Weekly Top 50 Media Create Charts (December 8, 2014 – December 14, 2014).
Weekly Top 20 Media Create Charts (December 8, 2014 – December 14, 2014).
Observations on Media Create for the Week of December 1, 2014 – December 7, 2014.

 

 

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