Observations on Media Create for the Week of May 9, 2016 – May 15, 2016

NintendObserverStar Fox Zero might have opened pretty bad in Japan but in the end it’s hanging there pretty strong.

 

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Software Sales

  1. NEW/ [PS4] Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End # <ADV> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2016.05.10} (¥8,532) – 128,724 / NEW
  2. -1/ [3DS] Kirby: Planet Robobot <ACT> (Nintendo) {2016.04.28} (¥5,076) – 24,298 / 248,951
  3. -1/ [3DS] Yo-kai Sangokushi <SLG> (Level-5) {2016.04.02} (¥4,968) – 10,696 / 509,579
  4. -1/ [PSV] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2016 <SPT> (Konami) {2016.04.28} (¥7,538) – 9,510 / 119,310
  5. -1/ [PS4] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2016 <SPT> (Konami) {2016.04.28} (¥8,618) – 8,473 / 134,391
  6. 0/ [PS3] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2016 <SPT> (Konami) {2016.04.28} (¥7,538) – 5,928 / 76,440
  7. -2/ [3DS] Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3 <RPG> (Square Enix) {2016.03.24} (¥5,670) – 5,767 / 592,321
  8. -1/ [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.03.19} (¥2,592) – 5,693 / 768,532
  9. -1/ [WIU] Splatoon # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2015.05.28} (¥6,156) – 5,237 / 1,362,230
  10. -1/ [WIU] Super Mario Maker # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2015.09.10} (¥6,156) – 4,030 / 874,405
  11. BACK/ [PS4] Dying Light: The Following Enhanced Edition <ADV> (Warner Bros. Japan) {2016.04.21} (¥6,458) – 2,759 / 13,218
  12. +6/ [PS4] Dark Souls III <RPG> (From Software) {2016.03.24} (¥8,024) – 2,642 / 289,586
  13. +1/ [PS3] Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness <RPG> (Square Enix) {2016.04.28} (¥8,618) – 2,574 / 27,875
  14. +1/ [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf (Happy Price Selection) <ETC> (Nintendo) {2016.03.17} (¥2,916) – 2,498 / 45,601
  15. -3/ [PSV] One Piece: Burning Blood # <FTG> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2016.04.21} (¥7,344) – 2,471 / 51,528
  16. -6/ [3DS] Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games <SPT> (Nintendo) {2016.02.18} (¥5,076) – 2,417 / 158,729
  17. 0/ [PS4] One Piece: Burning Blood # <FTG> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2016.04.21} (¥8,208) – 2,301 / 52,592
  18. -5/ [WIU] Star Fox Zero / Star Fox Guard Double Pack <STG> (Nintendo) {2016.04.21} (¥7,020) – 2,214 / 32,442
  19. +4/ [PS4] Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.12.03} (¥2,592) – 2,196 / 92,165
  20. +7/ [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V (¥4,990 Edition) <ACT> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2015.10.08} (¥5,389) – 2,194 / 108,023
  21. -10/ [3DS] Disney Art Academy <HOB> (Nintendo) {2016.04.07} (¥3,996)
  22. +7/ [3DS] Pokémon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire <RPG> (The Pokémon Company) {2014.11.21} (¥4,937)
  23. -7/ [WIU] Pokkén Tournament # <FTG> (The Pokémon Company) {2016.03.18} (¥7,776)
  24. -5/ [3DS] Terraria <ADV> (Spike Chunsoft) {2016.04.21} (¥4,104)
  25. +13/ [PS4] Call of Duty: Black Ops III # <ACT> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.11.06} (¥8,532)
  26. -4/ [WIU] Mario Kart 8 # <RCE> (Nintendo) {2014.05.29} (¥6,156)
  27. -7/ [3DS] Mario Kart 7 <RCE> (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} (¥4,937)
  28. BACK/ [PS4] Uncharted Collection <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.10.08} (¥7,452)
  29. -1/ [WIU] Super Smash Bros. for Wii U # <FTG> (Nintendo) {2014.12.06} (¥7,776)
  30. -9/ [3DS] Assassination Classroom: Assassin Training Plan <ACT> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2016.03.24} (¥6,156)
  31. -5/ [3DS] Yo-kai Watch Busters: Red Cat Team / White Dog Squad <ACT> (Level-5) {2015.07.11} (¥4,968)
  32. BACK/ [PS4] Rainbow Six Siege <ACT> (Ubisoft) {2015.12.10} (¥9,072)
  33. +3/ [PSV] Bullet Girls 2 <ACT> (D3 Publisher) {2016.04.21} (¥7,344)
  34. -10/ [3DS] Tomodachi Life (Happy Price Selection) <ETC> (Nintendo) {2016.03.17} (¥2,916)
  35. +9/ [3DS] Monster Hunter Generations # <ACT> (Capcom) {2015.11.28} (¥6,264)
  36. +1/ [PS4] Far Cry Primal <ADV> (Ubisoft) {2016.04.07} (¥9,072)
  37. -6/ [3DS] Disney Magical World 2 # <ETC> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2015.11.05} (¥6,145)
  38. -4/ [PS4] UEFA EURO 2016 Pro Evolution Soccer <SPT> (Konami) {2016.04.21} (¥4,104)
  39. -14/ [WIU] Star Fox Zero <STG> (Nintendo) {2016.04.21} (¥6,156)
  40. -5/ [3DS] Sumikko Gurashi Omise Hajimerun Desu <ETC> (Nippon Columbia) {2015.11.19} (¥5,184)
  41. -2/ [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS <FTG> (Nintendo) {2014.09.13} (¥5,616)
  42. +4/ [PS4] Dragon Quest Heroes: Anryu to Sekaiju no Jou (Ultimate Hits) <RPG> (Square Enix) {2016.04.28} (¥4,104)
  43. -13/ [3DS] Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2015.07.30} (¥4,320)
  44. +4/ [PS3] UEFA EURO 2016 Pro Evolution Soccer <SPT> (Konami) {2016.04.21} (¥4,104)
  45. -3/ [PSV] Rose and the Old Castle of Twilight # <ACT> (Nippon Ichi Software) {2016.04.26} (¥4,298)
  46. -14/ [3DS] Rhythm Heaven Megamix <ACT> (Nintendo) {2015.06.11} (¥5,076)
  47. -4/ [3DS] Luigi’s Mansion 2 (Happy Price Selection) <ACT> (Nintendo) {2016.03.17} (¥2,916)
  48. -15/ [3DS] Monster Strike <RPG> (Mixi) {2015.12.17} (¥4,860)
  49. BACK/ [3DS] Harvest Moon 3D: A New Beginning (Happy Price Selection) <SLG> (Marvelous) {2016.03.17} (¥2,916)
  50. BACK/ [PS4] Phantasy Star Online 2: Episode 4 Deluxe Package <RPG> (Sega Games) {2016.04.20} (¥5,389)

 

Hardware Sales

  1. PlayStation 4 — 23,239 (24,880), -7% (-13%) / 2,797,613
  2. Nintendo 3DS — 17,595 (26,242), -33% (+3%) / 20,710,241
  3. PlayStation Vita — 12,299 (18,090), -32% (-10%) / 4,963,226
  4. Wii U — 3,896 (7,224), -46% (-28%) / 3,129,389
  5. PlayStation 3 — 997 (1,340), -26% (-14%) / 10,416,184

 

Grand totals

Total Nintendo titles: 28
Total Sony PlayStation titles: 22
Total home Nintendo titles: 7 / 28
Total portable Nintendo titles: 21 / 28
Total home Sony PlayStation titles: 17 / 22
Total portable Sony PlayStation titles: 5 / 22

1st, 3DS — 21
2nd, PS4 — 14
3rd, WiiU — 7
4th, PSVita — 5
5th, PS3 — 3

 

Brand-new titles (1)

NEW/ [PS4] Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End #

1st, PS4 — 1

 

Re-charted titles (5)

BACK/ [PS4] Phantasy Star Online 2: Episode 4 Deluxe Package
BACK/ [3DS] Harvest Moon 3D: A New Beginning (Happy Price Selection)
BACK/ [PS4] Rainbow Six Siege
BACK/ [PS4] Uncharted Collection
BACK/ [PS4] Dying Light: The Following Enhanced Edition

1st, PS4 — 4
2nd, 3DS — 1

 

Out-charted titles (6)

BACK/ [3DS] New Super Mario Bros. 2 #
BACK/ [PSV] Attack on Titan #
BACK/ [3DS] Pro Yakyuu Famista Returns
BACK/ [WIU] Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash
+1/ [3DS] Lego Marvel Avengers
BACK/ [3DS] Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission 2

1st, 3DS — 4
2nd, PSVita — 1
2nd, WiiU — 1

 

Previously released titles (49)

Wii U: 7 / 7
Nintendo 3DS: 21 / 21
PlayStation 4: 13 / 14
PlayStation 3: / 3
PlayStation Vita: 5 / 5

1st, 3DS — 21
2nd, PS4 — 14
3rd, WiiU — 7
4th, PSVita — 5
5th, PS3 — 3

 

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

Wii U: [7 / 49] * 100 = SPI 14.29 | last week: [8 / 50] * 100
Nintendo 3DS: [21 / 49] * 100 = SPI 42.86 | last week: [24 / 50] * 100
PlayStation 4: [13 / 49] * 100 = SPI 26.53 | last week: [9 / 50] * 100
PlayStation 3: [3 / 49] * 100 = SPI 6.12 | last week: [3 / 50] * 100
PlayStation Vita: [5 / 49] * 100 = SPI 10.20 | last week: [6 / 50] * 100

1st, 3DS — SPI 42.86 | last week: SPI 48.00
2nd, PS4 — SPI 26.53 | last week: SPI 18.00
3rd, WiiU — SPI 14.29 | last week: SPI 16.00
4th, PSVita — SPI 10.20 | last week: SPI 12.00
5th, PS3 — SPI 6.12 | last week: SPI 6.00

 

Past-years released titles (20)

Wii U: 4 (2 2015, 2 2014)
Nintendo 3DS: 10 (7 2015, 2 2014, 1 2011)
PlayStation 45 (5 2015)
PlayStation 3: 0
PlayStation Vita: 1 (1 2015)

1st, 3DS — 10
2nd, PS4 — 5
3rd, WiiU — 4
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: [(7 *1) + (2 *2) + (1 *5)] = ES 16 | last week: [(8 *1) + (3 *2) + (1 *4) + (1 *5)]
PlayStation 4: [(5 *1)] = ES 5 | last week: [(3 *1)]
PlayStation 3: [(0 *0)] = ES 0 | last week: [(0 *0)]
PlayStation Vita: [(1 *1)] = ES 1 | last week: [(1 *1)]

1st, 3DS — ES 16 | last week: ES 23
2nd, WiiU — ES 6 | last week: ES 6 
3rd, PS4 — ES 5 | last week: ES 3 
4th, PSVita — ES 1 | last week: ES 1
5th, PS3 — ES 0 | last week: ES 0

 

Momentum

Wii U: (highest) -1/ [WIU] Splatoon # > (lowest) -14/ [WIU] Star Fox Zero
Nintendo 3DS: (highest) +9/ [3DS] Monster Hunter Generations # > (lowest) -15/ [3DS] Monster Strike
PlayStation 4: (highest) +13/ [PS4] Call of Duty: Black Ops III # > (lowest) -4/ [PS4] UEFA EURO 2016 Pro Evolution Soccer
PlayStation 3: (highest) +4/ [PS3] UEFA EURO 2016 Pro Evolution Soccer > (lowest) 0/ [PS3] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2016
PlayStation Vita: (highest) +3/ [PSV] Bullet Girls 2 > (lowest) -3/ [PSV] Rose and the Old Castle of Twilight #

Highest: +13/ [PS4] Call of Duty: Black Ops III #
Lowest: -15/ [3DS] Monster Strike

 

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

Wii U: [(-1 + -1 + -5 + -7 + -4 + -1 + -14) / 7] = MM -4.71
Nintendo 3DS: [(-1 + -1 + -2 + +1 + -6 + -10 + +7 + -5 + -7 + -9 + -5 + -10 + +9 + -6 + -5 + -2 + -13 + -14 + -4 + -15) / 20] = MM -4.90
PlayStation 4: [(-1 + +6 + 0 + +4 + +7 + +13 + +1 + -4 + +4) / 9] = MM +3.33
PlayStation 3: [(0 + +1 + +4) / 3] = MM +1.67
PlayStation Vita: [(-1 + -1 + -3 + +3 + -3) / 5] = MM -1.00

1st, PS4 — MM +3.33 | last week: MM -3.78
2nd, PS3 — MM +1.67 | last week: MM -9.00
3rd, PSVita — MM -1.00 | last week: MM -9.80
4th, WiiU — MM -4.71 | last week: MM +5.71
5th, 3DS — MM -4.90 | last week: MM +6.94

 

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

Wii U: [(1 *0.25)] = DS 0.25
Nintendo 3DS: [(3 *0.25) + (1 *0.75)] = DS 1.50
PlayStation 4: [(0 *0.00)] = DS 0.00
PlayStation 3: [(0 *0.00)] = DS 0.00
PlayStation Vita: [(1 *0.25)] = DS 0.25

1st, 3DSDS 1.50 | last week: DS 0.00
2nd, WiiU — DS 0.25 | last week: DS 1.00
2nd, PSVita — DS 0.25 | last week: DS 2.50
4th, PS4 — DS 0.00 | last week: DS 4.00
4th, PS3 — DS 0.00 | last week: DS 0.00

 

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

Wii U: [-4.71 – 0.25 + 0 + 1] = MI -3.96 | last week: [+5.71 – 1.00 + 1 + 0]
Nintendo 3DS: [-4.90 – 1.50 + 1 + 1] = MI -4.40 | last week: [+6.94 – 0.00 + 8 + 0]
PlayStation 4: [+3.33 – 0.00 + 4 + 1] = MI +8.33 | last week: [-3.78 – 4.00 + 0 + 0]
PlayStation 3: [+1.67 – 0.00 + 0 + 1] = MI +2.67 | last week: [-9.00 – 0.00 + 0 + 0]
PlayStation Vita: [-1.00 – 0.25 + 0 + 1] = MI -0.25 | last week: [-9.80 – 2.50 + 1 + 0]

1st, PS4 — MI +8.33 | last week: MI -7.78
2nd, PS3 — MI +2.67 | last week: MI -9.00
3rd, PSVita — MI -0.25 | last week: MI -11.30
4th, WiiU — MI -3.96 | last week: MI +5.71
5th, 3DS — MI -4.40 | last week: MI +14.94

 

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 (May 9, 2016 – May 15, 2016).
Weekly Top 20 Media Create Charts (May 9, 2016 – May 15, 2016).
Observations on Media Create for the Week of May 2, 2016 – May 8, 2016.

 

 

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