Observations on Media Create for the Week of January 30, 2017 – February 5, 2017

And Mario Kart 8 got back in.

 

 

 

Software Sales

  1. 0/ [PS4] Biohazard 7 Resident Evil Grotesque Version <ADV> (Capcom) {2017.01.26} (¥8,629) – 52,665 / 239,971
  2. +1/ [3DS] Pokémon Sun & Moon <RPG> (The Pokémon Company) {2016.11.18} (¥5,378) – 19,831 / 3,132,451
  3. +1/ [3DS] Poochy & Yoshi’s Woolly World # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.01.19} (¥5,076) – 13,058 / 70,482
  4. +3/ [3DS] Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS <ACT> (Nintendo) {2016.12.01} (¥5,076) – 11,585 / 952,704
  5. +1/ [3DS] Yo-kai Watch 3: Sukiyaki <RPG> (Level-5) {2016.12.15} (¥5,184) – 11,509 / 653,756
  6. NEW/ [PS4] Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 Road To Boruto <FTG> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2017.02.02} (¥7,344) – 9,204 / NEW
  7. -2/ [PS4] Gravity Rush 2 # <ADV> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.01.19} (¥7,452) – 8,518 / 98,677
  8. NEW/ [3DS] Hako Boy! HakoZume Box <PZL> (Nintendo) {2017.02.02} (¥3,456) – 7,582 / NEW
  9. 0/ [PSV] New Danganronpa V3 Minna no Koroshiai Shin Gakki # <ADV> (Spike Chunsoft) {2017.01.12} (¥6,912) – 6,631 / 108,475
  10. +1/ [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V (¥4,990 Edition) <ACT> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2015.10.08} (¥5,389) – 6,621 / 265,942
  11. -3/ [PS4] Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue <RPG> (Square Enix) {2017.01.12} (¥7,344) – 6,251 / 178,049
  12. 0/ [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.03.19} (¥2,592) – 5,484 / 1,101,500
  13. +3/ [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo <ETC> (Nintendo) {2016.11.23} (¥2,916) – 4,793 / 122,197
  14. -1/ [3DS] Momotarou Dentetsu 2017 Tachiagare Nippon!! <TBL> (Nintendo) {2016.12.22} (¥5,378) – 4,751 / 280,099
  15. +2/ [PS4] Final Fantasy XV # <RPG> (Square Enix) {2016.11.29} (¥9,504) – 4,318 / 932,549
  16. -14/ [PSV] Uta no * Prince-Sama: Repeat Love # <ADV> (Broccoli) {2017.01.26} (¥6,264) – 3,981 / 32,989
  17. +2/ [3DS] Miitopia <SLG> (Nintendo) {2016.12.08} (¥5,076) – 3,919 / 165,079
  18. 0/ [PS4] New Danganronpa V3 Minna no Koroshiai Shin Gakki # <ADV> (Spike Chunsoft) {2017.01.12} (¥7,992) – 3,907 / 56,210
  19. -9/ [PS4] Valkyria: Azure Revolution <RPG> (Sega Games) {2017.01.19} (¥8,629) – 3,463 / 49,071
  20. +3/ [WIU] Minecraft: Wii U Edition <ADV> (Microsoft) {2016.06.23} (¥3,888) – 3,133 / 286,082
  21. +3/ [PS4] Battlefield 1 <ACT> (Electronic Arts) {2016.10.21} (¥8,424)
  22. -8/ [PSV] Valkyria: Azure Revolution <RPG> (Sega Games) {2017.01.19} (¥7,549)
  23. +6/ [3DS] Mario Kart 7 <RCE> (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} (¥4,937)
  24. +3/ [PS4] Resident Evil 6 <ADV> (Capcom) {2016.12.01} (¥3,024)
  25. +3/ [PS4] Rainbow Six Siege <ACT> (Ubisoft) {2015.12.10} (¥9,072)
  26. +12/ [3DS] Kirby: Planet Robobot <ACT> (Nintendo) {2016.04.28} (¥5,076)
  27. +3/ [PS4] Watch Dogs 2 <ADV> (Ubisoft) {2016.12.01} (¥9,072)
  28. +6/ [PS4] The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition <RPG> (Bethesda Softworks) {2016.11.10} (¥6,458)
  29. +4/ [3DS] Yo-kai Watch 3: Sushi/Tempura <RPG> (Level-5) {2016.07.16} (¥5,184)
  30. +5/ [3DS] Sumikko Gurashi Mura wo Tsukurun Desu <ETC> (Nippon Columbia) {2016.07.21} (¥5,184)
  31. +10/ [PS4] FIFA 17 # <SPT> (Electronic Arts) {2016.09.29} (¥8,424)
  32. +13/ [PS4] The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Game of the Year Edition <RPG> (Spike Chunsoft) {2016.09.01} (¥6,998)
  33. +6/ [3DS] Mario Party: Star Rush <ETC> (Nintendo)) {2016.10.20} (¥5,076)
  34. -2/ [PS4] Ryu ga Gotoku 6 Inochi no Uta # <ADV> (Sega Games) {2016.12.08} (¥8,845)
  35. +1/ [3DS] New Super Mario Bros. 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2012.07.28} (¥4,937)
  36. +6/ [PS4] Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.12.03} (¥2,592)
  37. 0/ [WIU] Splatoon # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2015.05.28} (¥6,156)
  38. +2/ [3DS] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu Heroes <SLG> (Konami) {2016.12.15} (¥4,860)
  39. -19/ [PSV] New Game! The Challenge Stage! # <ADV> (5pb.) {2017.01.26} (¥7,884)
  40. NEW/ [PS4] Akiba’s Trip 2+A <ADV> (Acquire) {2017.02.02} (¥4,298) / NEW
  41. +5/ [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS <FTG> (Nintendo) {2014.09.13} (¥5,616)
  42. +5/ [PS4] Persona 5 # <RPG> (Atlus) {2016.09.15} (¥9,504)
  43. BACK/ [3DS] Puzzle & Dragons X: Kami no Shou / Ryuu no Shou <RPG> (GungHo Online Entertainment) {2016.07.28} (¥5,184)
  44. BACK/ [PSV] Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization # <RPG> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2016.10.27} (¥6,588)
  45. -30/ [PSV] Sosei No Onmyoji <ADV> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2017.01.26} (¥6,156)
  46. -24/ [PS4] Ao no Kanata no Four Rhythm HD Edition # <ADV> (sprite) {2017.01.26} (¥8,424)
  47. BACK/ [3DS] Monster Hunter Stories <RPG> (Capcom) {2016.10.08} (¥6,264)
  48. BACK/ [WIU] Mario Kart 8 # <RCE> (Nintendo) {2014.05.29} (¥6,156)
  49. -6/ [3DS] Yo-kai Watch 3: Sushi/Tempura Busters T Pack <RPG> (Level-5) {2016.12.15} (¥6,912)
  50. BACK/ [3DS] Tomodachi Life (Happy Price Selection) <ETC> (Nintendo) {2016.03.17} (¥2,916)

 

Hardware Sales

  1. PlayStation 4 — 36,378 (40,671), -11% (+22%) / 4,317,684
  2. Nintendo 3DS — 26,101 (24,707), +6% (-5%) / 22,401,716
  3. PlayStation Vita — 9,626 (10,553), -9% (-8%) / 5,507,182
  4. Wii U — 778 (710), +10% (-11%) / 3,279,883
  5. PlayStation 3 — 548 (579), -5% (+4%) / 10,451,690

 

Grand totals

Total Nintendo titles: 23
Total Sony PlayStation titles: 27
Total home Nintendo titles: / 23
Total portable Nintendo titles: 20 / 23
Total home Sony PlayStation titles: 20 / 27
Total portable Sony PlayStation titles: 7 / 27

1st, 3DS — 20
1st, PS4 — 20
3rd, PSVita — 7
4th, WiiU — 3
5th, PS3 — 0

 

Brand-new titles (3)

NEW/ [PS4] Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 Road To Boruto
NEW/ [3DS] Hako Boy! HakoZume Box
NEW/ [PS4] Akiba’s Trip 2+A

1st, PS4 — 2
2nd; 3DS — 1

 

Re-charted titles (5)

BACK/ [3DS] Tomodachi Life (Happy Price Selection)
BACK/ [WIU] Mario Kart 8 #
BACK/ [3DS] Monster Hunter Stories
BACK/ [PSV] Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization #
BACK/ [3DS] Puzzle & Dragons X: Kami no Shou / Ryuu no Shou

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

 

Out-charted titles (8)

BACK/ [WIU] Super Mario Maker #
NEW/ [XBO] Biohazard 7 Resident Evil Grotesque Version
-6/ [3DS] Beyblade Burst
-1/ [PS4] The Last Guardian #
NEW/ [PSV] Orfrères: Bouquet du Bonheur
NEW/ [PS4] New Game! The Challenge Stage! #
NEW/ [PSV] Shinsei Batteki Drive Girls
NEW/ [PSV] Black Wolves Saga Weiβ und Schwarz #

1st, PSVita — 3
2nd, PS4 — 2
3rd, WiiU — 1
3rd, 3DS — 1

 

Previously released titles (47)

Wii U: 3 / 3
Nintendo 3DS: 19 / 20
PlayStation 4: 18 / 20
PlayStation 3: / 0
PlayStation Vita: 7 / 7

1st, 3DS — 19
2nd, PS4 — 18
3rd, PSVita — 7
4th, WiiU — 3
5th, PS3 — 0

 

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

Wii U: [3 / 47] * 100 = SPI 6.38 | last week: [3 / 40] * 100
Nintendo 3DS: [19 / 47] * 100 = SPI 40.43 | last week: [17 / 40] * 100
PlayStation 4: [18 / 47] * 100 = SPI 38.30 | last week: [17 / 40] * 100
PlayStation 3: [0 / 47] * 100 = SPI 0.00 | last week: [0 / 40] * 100
PlayStation Vita: [7 / 47] * 100 = SPI 14.89 | last week: [3 / 40] * 100

1st, 3DS — SPI 40.43 | last week: SPI 42.50
2nd, PS4 — SPI 38.30 | last week: SPI 42.50

3rd, PSVita — SPI 14.89 | last week: SPI 7.50
4th, WiiU — SPI 6.38 | last week: SPI 7.50
5th, PS3 — SPI 0.00 | last week: SPI 0.00

 

Past-years released titles (35)

Wii U: 3 (1 2016, 1 2015, 1 2014)
Nintendo 3DS: 18 (15 2016, 1 2014, 1 2012, 1 2011)
PlayStation 412 (9 2016, 3 2015)
PlayStation 3: 0
PlayStation Vita: 2 (1 2016, 1 2015)

1st, 3DS — 18
2nd, PS4 — 12
3rd, WiiU — 3
4th, PSVita — 2
5th, PS3 — 0

 

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

Wii U: [(1 *1) + (1 *2) + (1 *3)] = ES 6 | last week: [(1 *1) + (2 *2)]
Nintendo 3DS: [(15 *1) + (1 *3) + (1 *5) + (1 *6)] = ES 29 | last week: [(13 *1) + (1 *3) + (1 *5) + (1 *6)]
PlayStation 4: [(9 *1) + (3 *2)] = ES 15 | last week: [(10 *1) + (3 *2)]
PlayStation 3: [(0 *0)] = ES 0 | last week: [(0 *0)]
PlayStation Vita: [(1 *1) + (1 *2)] = ES 3 | last week: [(1 *2)]

1st, 3DS — ES 29 | last week: ES 29
2nd, PS4 — ES 15 | last week: ES 17
3rd, WiiU — ES 6 | last week: ES 6
4th, PSVita — ES 3 | last week: ES 5
5th, PS3 — ES 0 | last week: ES 0

 

Momentum

Wii U: (highest) +3/ [WIU] Minecraft: Wii U Edition > (lowest) 0/ [WIU] Splatoon #
Nintendo 3DS: (highest) +12/ [3DS] Kirby: Planet Robobot > (lowest) -6/ [3DS] Yo-kai Watch 3: Sushi/Tempura Busters T Pack
PlayStation 4: (highest) +13/ [PS4] The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Game of the Year Edition > (lowest) -24/ [PS4] Ao no Kanata no Four Rhythm HD Edition #
PlayStation 3: (highest) none = (lowest) none
PlayStation Vita: (highest) 0/ [PSV] New Danganronpa V3 Minna no Koroshiai Shin Gakki # > (lowest) -30/ [PSV] Sosei No Onmyoji

Highest: +13/ [PS4] The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Game of the Year Edition
Lowest: -30/ [PSV] Sosei No Onmyoji

 

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

Wii U: [(+3 + 0) / 2] = MM +1.50
Nintendo 3DS: [(+1 + +1 + +3 + +1 + +3 + -1 + +2 + +6 + +12 + +4 + +5 + +6 + +1 + +2 + +5 + -6) / 16] = MM +2.81
PlayStation 4: [(0 + -2 + +1 + -3 + +2 + 0 + -9 + +3 + +3 + +3 + +3 + +6 + +10 + +13 + -2 + +6 + +5 + -24) / 18] = MM +0.83
PlayStation 3: N/A
PlayStation Vita: [(0 + 0 + -14 + -8 + -19 + -30) / 6] = MM -11.83

1st, 3DS — MM +2.81 | last week: MM -3.41
2nd, WiiU — MM +1.50 | last week: MM -6.50
3rd, PS4 — MM +0.83 | last week: MM -4.87
4th, PSVita — MM -11.83 | last week: MM -2.33
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 *0.25)] = DS 0.25
Nintendo 3DS: [(1 *0.50)] = DS 0.50
PlayStation 4: [(1 *0.50) + (1 *1.00)] = DS 1.50
PlayStation 3: [(0 *0.00)] = DS 0.00
PlayStation Vita: [(3 *1.00)] = DS 3.00

1st, PSVita — DS 3.00 | last week: DS 3.00
2nd, PS4 — DS 1.50 | last week: DS 2.25
3rd, 3DSDS 0.50 | last week: DS 1.00
4th, WiiU — DS 0.25 | last week: DS 0.50
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: [+1.50 – 0.25 + 1 + 3] = MI +5.25 | last week: [-6.50 – 0.50 + 1 + 10]
Nintendo 3DS: [+2.81 – 0.50 + 3 + 3] = MI +8.31 | last week: [-3.41 – 1.00 + 0 + 10]
PlayStation 4: [+0.83 – 1.50 + 0 + 3] = MI +2.33 | last week: [-4.87 – 2.25 + 2 + 10]
PlayStation 3: N/A | last week: N/A
PlayStation Vita: [-11.83 – 3.00 + 1 + 3] = MI -10.83 | last week: [-2.33 – 3.00 + 0 + 10]

1st, 3DS — MI +8.31 | last week: MI +5.59
2nd, WiiU — MI +5.25 | last week: MI +4.00
3rd, PS4 — MI +2.33 | last week: MI +4.88
4th, PSVita — MI -10.83 | last week: MI +4.67
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 30, 2017 – February 5, 2017).
Weekly Top 20 Media Create Charts (January 30, 2017 – February 5, 2017).
Observations on Media Create for the Week of January 23, 2017 – January 29, 2017.

 

 

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