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Observations on Media Create for the Week of April 25, 2016 – May 1, 2016

NintendObserverPretty much every platform in Japan had a boost in sales that week.

 

☆ NintendObs Weekly – Monday, May 2, 2016 – Sunday, May 8, 2016.

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Software Sales

  1. NEW/ [3DS] Kirby: Planet Robobot <ACT> (Nintendo) {2016.04.28} (¥5,076) – 144,846 / NEW
  2. NEW/ [PS4] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2016 <SPT> (Konami) {2016.04.28} (¥8,618) – 101,981 / NEW
  3. NEW/ [PSV] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2016 <SPT> (Konami) {2016.04.28} (¥7,538) – 84,973 / NEW
  4. NEW/ [PS3] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2016 <SPT> (Konami) {2016.04.28} (¥7,538) – 56,477 / NEW
  5. -2/ [3DS] Yo-kai Sangokushi <SLG> (Level-5) {2016.04.02} (¥4,968) – 34,648 / 464,886
  6. NEW/ [PS3] Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness <RPG> (Square Enix) {2016.04.28} (¥8,618) – 20,027 / NEW
  7. -1/ [3DS] Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3 <RPG> (Square Enix) {2016.03.24} (¥5,670) – 14,780 / 572,355
  8. -6/ [PSV] One Piece: Burning Blood # <FTG> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2016.04.21} (¥7,344) – 10,197 / 42,880
  9. -8/ [PS4] One Piece: Burning Blood # <FTG> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2016.04.21} (¥8,208) – 9,898 / 45,394
  10. +6/ [WIU] Super Mario Maker # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2015.09.10} (¥6,156) – 9,458 / 861,427
  11. +4/ [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.03.19} (¥2,592) – 8,991 / 752,549
  12. +2/ [WIU] Splatoon # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2015.05.28} (¥6,156) – 8,826 / 1,347,515
  13. NEW/ [PSV] Rose and the Old Castle of Twilight # <ACT> (Nippon Ichi Software) {2016.04.26} (¥4,298) – 8,508 / NEW
  14. -9/ [WIU] Star Fox Zero / Star Fox Guard Double Pack <STG> (Nintendo) {2016.04.21} (¥7,020) – 7,694 / 24,808
  15. -6/ [PS4] Dark Souls III <RPG> (From Software) {2016.03.24} (¥8,024) – 7,360 / 282,269
  16. -12/ [PSV] Bullet Girls 2 <ACT> (D3 Publisher) {2016.04.21} (¥7,344) – 6,339 / 23,562
  17. NEW/ [PSV] Eve: Burst Error R # <ADV> (El Dia) {2016.04.28} (¥7,344) – 5,699 / NEW
  18. +1/ [3DS] Disney Art Academy <HOB> (Nintendo) {2016.04.07} (¥3,996) – 5,155 / 35,971
  19. +1/ [3DS] Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games <SPT> (Nintendo) {2016.02.18} (¥5,076) – 4,956 / 149,273
  20. -10/ [3DS] Terraria <ADV> (Spike Chunsoft) {2016.04.21} (¥4,104) – 3,968 / 11,219
  21. -13/ [WIU] Star Fox Zero <STG> (Nintendo) {2016.04.21} (¥6,156)
  22. +3/ [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf (Happy Price Selection) <ETC> (Nintendo) {2016.03.17} (¥2,916)
  23. +3/ [WIU] Pokkén Tournament # <FTG> (The Pokémon Company) {2016.03.18} (¥7,776)
  24. -12/ [PSV] Nil Admirari no Tenbin: Teito Genwaku Kitan # <ADV> (Idea Factory) {2016.04.21} (¥6,804)
  25. -8/ [PS4] UEFA EURO 2016 Pro Evolution Soccer <SPT> (Konami) {2016.04.21} (¥4,104)
  26. -6/ [PS4] Far Cry Primal <ADV> (Ubisoft) {2016.04.07} (¥9,072)
  27. +22/ [3DS] Monster Hunter Generations # <ACT> (Capcom) {2015.11.28} (¥6,264)
  28. -15/ [PS4] Dying Light: The Following Enhanced Edition <ADV> (Warner Bros. Japan) {2016.04.21} (¥6,458)
  29. NEW/ [PS4] Dragon Quest Heroes: Anryu to Sekaiju no Jou (Ultimate Hits) <RPG> (Square Enix) {2016.04.28} (¥4,104) / NEW
  30. -3/ [3DS] Assassination Classroom: Assassin Training Plan <ACT> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2016.03.24} (¥6,156)
  31. -10/ [PS3] UEFA EURO 2016 Pro Evolution Soccer <SPT> (Konami) {2016.04.21} (¥4,104)
  32. -4/ [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V (¥4,990 Edition) <ACT> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2015.10.08} (¥5,389)
  33. -4/ [PS4] Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.12.03} (¥2,592)
  34. -11/ [PS4] Divinity: Original Sin Enhanced Edition <RPG> (Spike Chunsoft) {2016.04.14} (¥8,100)
  35. 0/ [WIU] Mario Kart 8 # <RCE> (Nintendo) {2014.05.29} (¥6,156)
  36. -5/ [3DS] Pokémon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire <RPG> (The Pokémon Company) {2014.11.21} (¥4,937)
  37. -4/ [3DS] Mario Kart 7 <RCE> (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} (¥4,937)
  38. -31/ [PS4] Phantasy Star Online 2: Episode 4 Deluxe Package <RPG> (Sega Games) {2016.04.20} (¥5,389)
  39. -3/ [PS4] Call of Duty: Black Ops III # <ACT> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.11.06} (¥8,532)
  40. -6/ [PS4] Battlefield 4 Premium Edition (EA Best Hits) <ACT> (Electronic Arts) {2016.03.17} (¥4,104)
  41. -2/ [3DS] Tomodachi Life (Happy Price Selection) <ETC> (Nintendo) {2016.03.17} (¥2,916)
  42. NEW/ [3DS] Lego Marvel Avengers <ADV> (Warner Bros. Japan) {2016.04.28} (¥5,076) / NEW
  43. -6/ [3DS] Yo-kai Watch Busters: Red Cat Team / White Dog Squad <ACT> (Level-5) {2015.07.11} (¥4,968)
  44. NEW/ [PS4] Lego Marvel Avengers <ADV> (Warner Bros. Japan) {2016.04.28} (¥6,156) / NEW
  45. -13/ [PS4] Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness <RPG> (Square Enix) {2016.03.31} (¥8,618)
  46. -5/ [WIU] Super Smash Bros. for Wii U # <FTG> (Nintendo) {2014.12.06} (¥7,776)
  47. -7/ [3DS] Disney Magical World 2 # <ETC> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2015.11.05} (¥6,145)
  48. -37/ [PSV] Phantasy Star Online 2: Episode 4 Deluxe Package <RPG> (Sega Games) {2016.04.20} (¥5,389)
  49. NEW/ [WIU] Lego Marvel Avengers <ADV> (Warner Bros. Japan) {2016.04.28} (¥6,156) / NEW
  50. 0/ [3DS] Sumikko Gurashi Omise Hajimerun Desu <ETC> (Nippon Columbia) {2015.11.19} (¥5,184)

 

Hardware Sales

  1. PlayStation 4 — 28,578 (20,589), +39% (+2%) / 2,749,494
  2. Nintendo 3DS — 25,578 (18,261), +40% (-7%) / 20,666,404
  3. PlayStation Vita — 20,168 (12,678), +59% (+3%) / 4,932,837
  4. Wii U — 10,020 (5,968), +68% (-2%) / 3,118,269
  5. PlayStation 3 — 1,560 (1,153), +35% (-5%) / 10,413,847

 

Grand totals

Total Nintendo titles: 24
Total Sony PlayStation titles: 26
Total home Nintendo titles: 8 / 24
Total portable Nintendo titles: 16 / 24
Total home Sony PlayStation titles: 18 / 26
Total portable Sony PlayStation titles: 8 / 26

1st, 3DS — 16
1st, PS4 — 15
3rd, WiiU — 8
3rd, PSVita — 8
5th, PS3 — 3

 

Brand-new titles (11)

NEW/ [3DS] Kirby: Planet Robobot
NEW/ [PS4] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2016
NEW/ [PSV] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2016
NEW/ [PS3] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2016
NEW/ [PS3] Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness
NEW/ [PSV] Rose and the Old Castle of Twilight #
NEW/ [PSV] Eve: Burst Error R #
NEW/ [PS4] Dragon Quest Heroes: Anryu to Sekaiju no Jou (Ultimate Hits)
NEW/ [3DS] Lego Marvel Avengers
NEW/ [PS4] Lego Marvel Avengers
NEW/ [WIU] Lego Marvel Avengers

1st, PS4 — 3
1st, PSVita — 3
3rd, 3DS — 2
3rd, PS3 — 2
5th, WiiU — 1

 

Re-charted titles (0)

None.

 

Out-charted titles (11)

-8/ [WIU] The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD #
-16/ [PSV] Nobunaga’s Ambition: Sphere of Influence Sengoku Risshiden #
-9/ [3DS] Harvest Moon 3D: A New Beginning (Happy Price Selection)
-3/ [3DS] Rhythm Heaven: The Best+
-15/ [PSV] Attack on Titan #
-7/ [PS4] Rainbow Six Siege
-23/ [PS4] Nobunaga’s Ambition: Sphere of Influence Sengoku Risshiden #
-20/ [PS4] The Division
-18/ [PSV] Hatsune Miku: Project Diva X
NEW/ [PS4] God Eater Off Shot Twin Pack Vol. 7
NEW/ [PSV] Kamigami no Asobi Infinite #

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

 

Previously released titles (39)

Wii U: 7 / 8
Nintendo 3DS: 14 / 16
PlayStation 4: 12 / 15
PlayStation 3: / 3
PlayStation Vita: 5 / 8

1st, 3DS — 14
2nd, PS4 — 12
3rd, WiiU — 7
4th, PSVita — 5
5th, PS3 — 1

 

Staying Power Index
[(previously released titles) / (total previously released titles)] * 100

Wii U: [7 / 39] * 100 = SPI 17.95 | last week: [6 / 36] * 100
Nintendo 3DS: [14 / 39] * 100 = SPI 35.90 | last week: [15 / 36] * 100
PlayStation 4: [12 / 39] * 100 = SPI 30.77 | last week: [11 / 36] * 100
PlayStation 3: [1 / 39] * 100 = SPI 2.56 | last week: [0 / 36] * 100
PlayStation Vita: [5 / 39] * 100 = SPI 12.82 | last week: [4 / 36] * 100

1st, 3DS — SPI 35.90 | last week: SPI 41.67
2nd, PS4 — SPI 30.77 | last week: SPI 30.56
3rd, WiiU — SPI 17.95 | last week: SPI 16.67
4th, PSVita — SPI 12.82 | last week: SPI 11.11
5th, PS3 — SPI 2.56 | last week: SPI 0.00

 

Past-years released titles (14)

Wii U: 4 (2 2015, 2 2014)
Nintendo 3DS: 6 (4 2015, 1 2014, 1 2011)
PlayStation 43 (3 2015)
PlayStation 3: 0
PlayStation Vita: 1 (1 2015)

1st, 3DS — 6
2nd, WiiU — 4
3rd, PS4 — 3
4th, PSVita — 1
5th, PS3 — 0

 

Evergreen Status
(2015 = *1. 2014 = *2. 2013 = *3. 2012 = *4. Etc…)

Wii U: [(2 *1) + (2 *2)] = ES 6 | last week: [(2 *1) + (2 *2)]
Nintendo 3DS: [(4 *1) + (1 *2) + (1 *5)] = ES 11 | last week: [(5 *1) + (1 *2) + (1 *5)]
PlayStation 4: [(3 *1)] = ES 3 | last week: [(4 *1)]
PlayStation 3: [(0 *0)] = ES 0 | last week: [(0 *0)]
PlayStation Vita: [(1 *1)] = ES 1 | last week: [(1 *1)]

1st, 3DS — ES 11 | last week: ES 12 
2nd, WiiU — ES 6 | last week: ES 6 
3rd, PS4 — ES 3 | last week: ES 4
4th, PSVita — ES 1 | last week: ES 1
5th, PS3 — ES 0 | last week: ES 0

 

Momentum

Wii U: (highest) 0/ [WIU] Mario Kart 8 # > (lowest) -15/ [WIU] Pokkén Tournament #
Nintendo 3DS: (highest) -2/ [3DS] Yo-kai Sangokushi > (lowest) -14/ [3DS] Tomodachi Life (Happy Price Selection)
PlayStation 4: (highest) -6/ [PS4] Dark Souls III > (lowest) -23/ [PS4] Nobunaga’s Ambition: Sphere of Influence Sengoku Risshiden #
PlayStation 3: N/A
PlayStation Vita: (highest) -8/ [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition > (lowest) -18/ [PSV] Hatsune Miku: Project Diva X

Highest: 0/ [WIU] Mario Kart 8 #
Lowest: -23/ [PS4] Nobunaga’s Ambition: Sphere of Influence Sengoku Risshiden #

 

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

Wii U: [(+6 + +2 + -9 + -13 + +3 + 0 + -5) / 7] = MM -2.29
Nintendo 3DS: [(-2 + -1 + +1 + +1 + -10 + +3 + +22 + -3 + -5 + -4 + -2 + -6 + -7 + 0) / 14] = MM -0.93
PlayStation 4: [(-8 + -6 + -8 + -6 + -15 + -4 + -4 + -11 + -31 + -3 + -6 + -13) / 12] = MM -9.58
PlayStation 3: [(-10) / 1] = MM -10.00
PlayStation Vita: [(-6 + +4 + -12 + -12 + -37) / 5] = MM -12.60

1st, 3DS — MM -0.93 | last week: MM -8.93
2nd, WiiU — MM -2.29 | last week: MM -8.17
3rd, PS4 — MM -9.58 | last week: MM -12.36
4th, PS3 — MM -10.00 | last week: MM N/A
5th, PSVita — MM -12.60 | last week: MM -14.25

 

Dropping Status
(Re-charted = *0.25. Normal = *0.50. Past-week = *0.75. Brand-new = *1.00.)

Wii U: [(1 *0.50)] = DS 0.50
Nintendo 3DS: [(2 *0.50)] = DS 1.00
PlayStation 4: [(3 *0.50) + (1 *1.00)] = DS 2.50
PlayStation 3: [(0 *0.00)] = DS 0.00
PlayStation Vita: [(3 *0.50) + (1 *1.00)] = DS 2.50

1st, PS4 — DS 2.50 | last week: DS 3.00
1st, PSVita — DS 2.50 | last week: DS 2.50
3rd, 3DSDS 1.00 | last week: DS 2.25
4th, WiiU — DS 0.50 | last week: DS 0.50
5th, PS3 — DS 0.00 | last week: DS 0.50

 

Momentum Index
[(Momentum Mean) – (Dropping Status) + (re-charted titles) + (total brand-new titles)]

Wii U: [-2.29 – 0.50 + 0 + 11] = MI +8.21 | last week: [-8.17 – 0.50 + 0 + 14]
Nintendo 3DS: [-0.93 – 1.00 + 0 + 11] = MI +9.07 | last week: [-8.93 – 2.25 + 0 + 14]
PlayStation 4: [-9.58 – 2.50 + 0 + 11] = MI -1.08 | last week: [-12.36 – 3.00 + 0 + 14]
PlayStation 3: [-10.00 – 0.00 + 0 + 11] = MI +1.00 | last week: N/A
PlayStation Vita: [-12.60 – 2.50 + 0 + 11] = MI -4.10 | last week: [-14.25 – 2.50 + 0 + 14]

1st, 3DS — MI +9.07 | last week: MI +2.82
2nd, WiiU — MI +8.21 | last week: MI +5.33
3rd, PS3 — MI +1.00 | last week: MI N/A
4th, PS4 — MI -1.08 | last week: MI -1.36

5th, PSVita — MI -4.10 | last week: MI -2.75

 

Evergreen Status Graph
(Compiled over the past four weeks)

Basically, this represents Japan’s interest in evergreen titles per platform.

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Dropping Status Graph
(Compiled over the past four weeks.)

Basically, this represents Japan’s lack of interest in games per platform.

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Staying Power Index Graph
(Compiled over the past four weeks.)

Basically, this represents Japan’s interest in a given platform.

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Momentum Index Graph
(Compiled over the past four weeks.)

Basically, this represents Japan’s interest in games on a given platform.

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I’ve kept the default Google Sheets colors so I’ll leave it up to you to decode which color represent which platform.

 

Sources:
Weekly Top 50 Media Create Charts (April 25, 2016 – May 1, 2016).
Weekly Top 20 Media Create Charts (April 25, 2016 – May 1, 2016).
Observations on Media Create for the Week of April 18, 2016 – April 24, 2016.

 

 

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