Observations on Media Create for the Week of January 23, 2017 – January 29, 2017

Mario Kart 8 out of the charts. Japan’s gotta get ready for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.

 

 

 

Software Sales

  1. NEW/ [PS4] Biohazard 7 Resident Evil Grotesque Version <ADV> (Capcom) {2017.01.26} (¥8,629) – 187,306 / NEW
  2. NEW/ [PSV] Uta no * Prince-Sama: Repeat Love # <ADV> (Broccoli) {2017.01.26} (¥6,264) – 29,008 / NEW
  3. +2/ [3DS] Pokémon Sun & Moon <RPG> (The Pokémon Company) {2016.11.18} (¥5,378) – 20,343 / 3,112,620
  4. -2/ [3DS] Poochy & Yoshi’s Woolly World # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.01.19} (¥5,076) – 17,869 / 57,424
  5. -4/ [PS4] Gravity Rush 2 # <ADV> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.01.19} (¥7,452) – 15,798 / 90,159
  6. 0/ [3DS] Yo-kai Watch 3: Sukiyaki <RPG> (Level-5) {2016.12.15} (¥5,184) – 13,017 / 642,246
  7. +2/ [3DS] Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS <ACT> (Nintendo) {2016.12.01} (¥5,076) – 12,150 / 941,119
  8. -4/ [PS4] Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue <RPG> (Square Enix) {2017.01.12} (¥7,344) – 11,243 / 171,798
  9. -1/ [PSV] New Danganronpa V3 Minna no Koroshiai Shin Gakki # <ADV> (Spike Chunsoft) {2017.01.12} (¥6,912) – 9,734 / 101,844
  10. -7/ [PS4] Valkyria: Azure Revolution <RPG> (Sega Games) {2017.01.19} (¥8,629) – 7,411 / 45,608
  11. +1/ [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V (¥4,990 Edition) <ACT> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2015.10.08} (¥5,389) – 6,447 / 259,321
  12. +1/ [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.03.19} (¥2,592) – 5,808 / 1,096,016
  13. -3/ [3DS] Momotarou Dentetsu 2017 Tachiagare Nippon!! <TBL> (Nintendo) {2016.12.22} (¥5,378) – 5,621 / 275,348
  14. -7/ [PSV] Valkyria: Azure Revolution <RPG> (Sega Games) {2017.01.19} (¥7,549) – 5,121 / 23,339
  15. NEW/ [PSV] Sosei No Onmyoji <ADV> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2017.01.26} (¥6,156) – 4,681 / NEW
  16. -1/ [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo <ETC> (Nintendo) {2016.11.23} (¥2,916) – 4,607 / 117,404
  17. -3/ [PS4] Final Fantasy XV # <RPG> (Square Enix) {2016.11.29} (¥9,504) – 4,600 / 928,231
  18. -7/ [PS4] New Danganronpa V3 Minna no Koroshiai Shin Gakki # <ADV> (Spike Chunsoft) {2017.01.12} (¥7,992) – 4,342 / 52,302
  19. -3/ [3DS] Miitopia <SLG> (Nintendo) {2016.12.08} (¥5,076) – 4,213 / 161,160
  20. NEW/ [PSV] New Game! The Challenge Stage! # <ADV> (5pb.) {2017.01.26} (¥7,884) – 3,662 / NEW
  21. NEW/ [PSV] Black Wolves Saga Weiβ und Schwarz # <ADV> (Idea Factory) {2017.01.26} (¥7,344) / NEW
  22. NEW/ [PS4] Ao no Kanata no Four Rhythm HD Edition # <ADV> (sprite) {2017.01.26} (¥8,424) / NEW
  23. -5/ [WIU] Minecraft: Wii U Edition <ADV> (Microsoft) {2016.06.23} (¥3,888)
  24. -5/ [PS4] Battlefield 1 <ACT> (Electronic Arts) {2016.10.21} (¥8,424)
  25. NEW/ [PSV] Shinsei Batteki Drive Girls <ACT> (Bergsala Lightweight) {2017.01.26} (¥7,344) / NEW
  26. NEW/ [PS4] New Game! The Challenge Stage! # <ADV> (5pb.) {2017.01.26} (¥7,884) / NEW
  27. -5/ [PS4] Resident Evil 6 <ADV> (Capcom) {2016.12.01} (¥3,024)
  28. -4/ [PS4] Rainbow Six Siege <ACT> (Ubisoft) {2015.12.10} (¥9,072)
  29. -8/ [3DS] Mario Kart 7 <RCE> (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} (¥4,937)
  30. -10/ [PS4] Watch Dogs 2 <ADV> (Ubisoft) {2016.12.01} (¥9,072)
  31. NEW/ [PSV] Orfrères: Bouquet du Bonheur <ADV> (dramatic create) {2017.01.26} (¥7,452) / NEW
  32. -9/ [PS4] Ryu ga Gotoku 6 Inochi no Uta # <ADV> (Sega Games) {2016.12.08} (¥8,845)
  33. -2/ [3DS] Yo-kai Watch 3: Sushi/Tempura <RPG> (Level-5) {2016.07.16} (¥5,184)
  34. +1/ [PS4] The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition <RPG> (Bethesda Softworks) {2016.11.10} (¥6,458)
  35. -2/ [3DS] Sumikko Gurashi Mura wo Tsukurun Desu <ETC> (Nippon Columbia) {2016.07.21} (¥5,184)
  36. -4/ [3DS] New Super Mario Bros. 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2012.07.28} (¥4,937)
  37. -8/ [WIU] Splatoon # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2015.05.28} (¥6,156)
  38. -8/ [3DS] Kirby: Planet Robobot <ACT> (Nintendo) {2016.04.28} (¥5,076)
  39. -3/ [3DS] Mario Party: Star Rush <ETC> (Nintendo) {2016.10.20} (¥5,076)
  40. -15/ [3DS] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu Heroes <SLG> (Konami) {2016.12.15} (¥4,860)
  41. BACK/ [PS4] FIFA 17 # <SPT> (Electronic Arts) {2016.09.29} (¥8,424)
  42. -8/ [PS4] Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.12.03} (¥2,592)
  43. +3/ [3DS] Yo-kai Watch 3: Sushi/Tempura Busters T Pack <RPG> (Level-5) {2016.12.15} (¥6,912)
  44. -1/ [PS4] The Last Guardian # <ADV> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2016.12.06} (¥7,452)
  45. BACK/ [PS4] The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Game of the Year Edition <RPG> (Spike Chunsoft) {2016.09.01} (¥6,998)
  46. -8/ [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS <FTG> (Nintendo) {2014.09.13} (¥5,616)
  47. -8/ [PS4] Persona 5 # <RPG> (Atlus) {2016.09.15} (¥9,504)
  48. -6/ [3DS] Beyblade Burst <RPG> (FuRyu) {2016.11.10} (¥6,242)
  49. NEW/ [XBO] Biohazard 7 Resident Evil Grotesque Version <ADV> (Capcom) {2017.01.26} (¥8,629) / NEW
  50. BACK/ [WIU] Super Mario Maker # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2015.09.10} (¥6,156)

 

Hardware Sales

  1. PlayStation 4 — 40,671 (33,376), +22% (-29%) / 4,281,306
  2. Nintendo 3DS — 24,707 (26,057), -5% (-25%) / 22,375,615
  3. PlayStation Vita — 10,553 (11,521), -8% (-17%) / 5,497,556
  4. Wii U — 710 (794), -11% (-32%) / 3,279,105
  5. PlayStation 3 — 579 (557), +4% (-21%) / 10,451,142

 

Grand totals

Total Nintendo titles: 20
Total Sony PlayStation titles: 29
Total home Nintendo titles: / 20
Total portable Nintendo titles: 17 / 20
Total home Sony PlayStation titles: 20 / 29
Total portable Sony PlayStation titles: 9 / 29

1st, PS4 — 20
2nd, 3DS — 17
3rd, PSVita — 9
4th, WiiU — 3
5th, PS3 — 0

 

Brand-new titles (10)

NEW/ [PS4] Biohazard 7 Resident Evil Grotesque Version
NEW/ [PSV] Uta no * Prince-Sama: Repeat Love #
NEW/ [PSV] Sosei No Onmyoji
NEW/ [PSV] New Game! The Challenge Stage! #
NEW/ [PSV] Black Wolves Saga Weiβ und Schwarz #
NEW/ [PS4] Ao no Kanata no Four Rhythm HD Edition #
NEW/ [PSV] Shinsei Batteki Drive Girls
NEW/ [PS4] New Game! The Challenge Stage! #
NEW/ [PSV] Orfrères: Bouquet du Bonheur
NEW/ [XBO] Biohazard 7 Resident Evil Grotesque Version

1st, PSVita — 6
2nd, PS4 — 3

 

Re-charted titles (3)

BACK/ [WIU] Super Mario Maker #
BACK/ [PS4] The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Game of the Year Edition
BACK/ [PS4] FIFA 17 #

1st, PS4 — 2
2nd, WiiU — 1

 

Out-charted titles (13)

BACK/ [PSV] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2016
-7/ [PS4] Dragonball Xenoverse 2
-11/ [PSV] Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization #
-14/ [WIU] Mario Kart 8 #
-5/ [PS4] Pro Evolution Soccer 2017
NEW/ [PS4] Birthdays the Beginning
0/ [3DS] Tomodachi Life (Happy Price Selection)
-4/ [3DS] Puzzle & Dragons X: Kami no Shou / Ryuu no Shou
-11/ [PSV] SaGa: Scarlet Grace
-13/ [PSV] Valkyrie Drive Bhikkhuni Bikini Party Edition
-16/ [PS4] SG/ZH School Girl/Zombie Hunter
+1/ [PS4] Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare #
NEW/ [PSV] Hana Oboro Sengoku-den Ranki #

1st, PS4 — 5
1st, PSVita — 5
3rd, 3DS — 2
4th, WiiU — 1

 

Previously released titles (40)

Wii U: 3 / 3
Nintendo 3DS: 17 / 17
PlayStation 4: 17 / 20
PlayStation 3: / 0
PlayStation Vita: 3 / 9

1st, 3DS — 17
2nd, PS4 — 17
3rd, WiiU — 3
3rd, PSVita — 3
5th, PS3 — 0

 

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

Wii U: [3 / 40] * 100 = SPI 7.50 | last week: [3 / 44] * 100
Nintendo 3DS: [17 / 40] * 100 = SPI 42.50 | last week: [18 / 44] * 100
PlayStation 4: [17 / 40] * 100 = SPI 42.50 | last week: [17 / 44] * 100
PlayStation 3: [0 / 40] * 100 = SPI 0.00 | last week: [0 / 45] * 100
PlayStation Vita: [3 / 40] * 100 = SPI 7.50 | last week: [6 / 44] * 100

1st, 3DS — SPI 42.50 | last week: SPI 40.91
1st, PS4 — SPI 42.50 | last week: SPI 38.64

3rd, WiiU — SPI 7.50 | last week: SPI 6.82
3rd, PSVita — SPI 7.50 | last week: SPI 13.64
5th, PS3 — SPI 0.00 | last week: SPI 0.00

 

Past-years released titles (33)

Wii U: 3 (1 2016, 2 2015)
Nintendo 3DS: 16 (13 2016, 1 2014, 1 2012, 1 2011)
PlayStation 413 (10 2016, 3 2015)
PlayStation 3: 0
PlayStation Vita: 1 (1 2015)

1st, 3DS — 16
2nd, PS4 — 13
3rd, WiiU — 3
4th, PSVita — 1
5th, PS3 — 0

 

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

Wii U: [(1 *1) + (2 *2)] = ES 5 | last week: [(1 *1) + (1 *2) + (1 *3)]
Nintendo 3DS: [(13 *1) + (1 *3) + (1 *5) + (1 *6)] = ES 27 | last week: [(15 *1) + (1 *3) + (1 *5) + (1 *6)]
PlayStation 4: [(10 *1) + (3 *2)] = ES 16 | last week: [(11 *1) + (3 *2)]
PlayStation 3: [(0 *0)] = ES 0 | last week: [(0 *0)]
PlayStation Vita: [(1 *2)] = ES 2 | last week: [(3 *1) + (1 *2)]

1st, 3DS — ES 27 | last week: ES 29
2nd, PS4 — ES 16 | last week: ES 17
3rd, WiiU — ES 5 | last week: ES 6
4th, PSVita — ES 2 | last week: ES 5
5th, PS3 — ES 0 | last week: ES 0

 

Momentum

Wii U: (highest) -5/ [WIU] Minecraft: Wii U Edition > (lowest) -8/ [WIU] Splatoon #
Nintendo 3DS: (highest) +3/ [3DS] Yo-kai Watch 3: Sushi/Tempura Busters T Pack > (lowest) -15/ [3DS] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu Heroes
PlayStation 4: (highest) +1/ [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V (¥4,990 Edition) > (lowest) -10/ [PS4] Watch Dogs 2
PlayStation 3: (highest) none = (lowest) none
PlayStation Vita: (highest) +1/ [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition > (lowest) -7/ [PSV] Valkyria: Azure Revolution

Highest: +3/ [3DS] Yo-kai Watch 3: Sushi/Tempura Busters T Pack
Lowest: -15/ [3DS] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu Heroes

 

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

Wii U: [(-5 + -8) / 2] = MM -6.50
Nintendo 3DS: [(+2 + -2 + 0 + +2 + -3 + -1 + -3 + -8 + -2 + -2 + -4 + -8 + -3 + -15 + +3 + -8 + -6) / 17] = MM -3.41
PlayStation 4: [(-4 + -4 + -7 + +1 + -3 + -7 + -5 + -5 + -4 + -10 + -9 + +1 + -8 + -1 + -8) / 15] = MM -4.87
PlayStation 3: N/A
PlayStation Vita: [(-1 + +1 + -7) / 3] = MM -2.33

1st, PSVita — MM -2.33 | last week: MM -8.80
2nd, 3DS — MM -3.41 | last week: MM -2.89
3rd, PS4 — MM -4.87 | last week: MM -4.82
4th, WiiU — MM -6.50 | last week: MM -3.67
5th, PS3 — MM N/A | last week: MM N/A

 

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 *0.75) + (1 *1.00)] = DS 2.25
PlayStation 3: [(0 *0.00)] = DS 0.00
PlayStation Vita: [(1 *0.25) + (2 *0.50) + (1 *0.75) + (1 *1.00)] = DS 3.00

1st, PSVita — DS 3.00 | last week: DS 0.00
2nd, PS4 — DS 2.25 | last week: DS 0.75
3rd, 3DSDS 1.00 | last week: DS 1.00
4th, WiiU — DS 0.50 | last week: DS 1.00
5th, PS3 — DS 0.00 | last week: DS 0.00

 

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

Wii U: [-6.50 – 0.50 + 1 + 10] = MI +4.00 | last week: [-3.67 – 1.00 + 0 + 6]
Nintendo 3DS: [-3.41 – 1.00 + 0 + 10] = MI +5.59 | last week: [-2.89 – 1.00 + 0 + 6]
PlayStation 4: [-4.87 – 2.25 + 2 + 10] = MI +4.88 | last week: [-4.82 – 0.75 + 0 + 6]
PlayStation 3: N/A | last week: N/A
PlayStation Vita: [-2.33 – 3.00 + 0 + 10] = MI +4.67 | last week: [-8.80 – 0.00 + 1 + 6]

1st, 3DS — MI +5.59 | last week: MI +2.11
2nd, PS4 — MI +4.88 | last week: MI +0.43
3rd, WiiU — MI +4.00 | last week: MI +1.33
4th, PSVita — MI +4.67 | last week: MI -1.80
5th, PS3 — MI N/A | last week: MI N/A

 

Evergreen Status Graph
(Compiled over the past four weeks)

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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 (January 23, 2017 – January 29, 2017).
Weekly Top 20 Media Create Charts (January 23, 2017 – January 29, 2017).
Observations on Media Create for the Week of January 16, 2017 – January 22, 2017.

 

 

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