Observations on Media Create for the Week of February 20, 2017 – February 26, 2017

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Software Sales

  1. NEW/ [PS4] NieR: Automata <RPG> (Square Enix) {2017.02.23} (¥8,424) – 198,542 / NEW
  2. NEW/ [PS4] Super Robot Wars V # <SLG> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2017.02.23} (¥9,288) – 100,154 / NEW
  3. NEW/ [PSV] Super Robot Wars V # <SLG> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2017.02.23} (¥8,208) – 83,733 / NEW
  4. -2/ [PS4] Nioh <RPG> (Koei Tecmo Games) {2017.02.09} (¥8,424) – 17,360 / 118,613
  5. NEW/ [PSV] Harukanaru Toki no Naka de 3 Ultimate # <ADV> (Koei Texmo Games) {2017.02.23} (¥8,424) – 13,682 / NEW
  6. -3/ [3DS] Pokémon Sun & Moon <RPG> (The Pokémon Company) {2016.11.18} (¥5,378) – 13,441 / 3,176,979
  7. NEW/ [PS4] Majo to Hyakkihei 2 # <RPG> (Nippon Ichi Software) {2017.02.23} (¥7,776) – 13,421 / NEW
  8. -7/ [PS4] For Honor <ACT> (Ubisoft) {2017.02.16} (¥9,072) – 13,203 / 53,265
  9. -5/ [3DS] Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3 Professional <RPG> (Square Enix) {2017.02.09} (¥5,670) – 13,093 / 149,633
  10. -5/ [PS4] Biohazard 7 Resident Evil Grotesque Version <ADV> (Capcom) {2017.01.26} (¥8,629) – 10,409 / 284,490
  11. -4/ [3DS] Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS <ACT> (Nintendo) {2016.12.01} (¥5,076) – 7,050 / 976,825
  12. NEW/ [PS4] Assassin’s Creed: The Ezio Collection <ACT> (Ubisoft) {2017.02.23} (¥6,264) – 6,734 / NEW
  13. -3/ [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V (¥4,990 Edition) <ACT> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2015.10.08} (¥5,389) – 6,199 / 283,970
  14. -5/ [3DS] Yo-kai Watch 3: Sukiyaki <RPG> (Level-5) {2016.12.15} (¥5,184) – 6,106 / 675,260
  15. -7/ [3DS] Poochy & Yoshi’s Woolly World # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.01.19} (¥5,076) – 5,394 / 92,286
  16. -1/ [PS4] Final Fantasy XV # <RPG> (Square Enix) {2016.11.29} (¥9,504) – 4,410 / 944,806
  17. 0/ [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.03.19} (¥2,592) – 4,046 / 1,114,149
  18. -2/ [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo <ETC> (Nintendo) {2016.11.23} (¥2,916) – 4,024 / 134,618
  19. +1/ [WIU] Minecraft: Wii U Edition <ADV> (Microsoft) {2016.06.23} (¥3,888) – 2,775 / 294,460
  20. -1/ [3DS] Momotarou Dentetsu 2017 Tachiagare Nippon!! <TBL> (Nintendo) {2016.12.22} (¥5,378) – 2,575 / 289,306
  21. NEW/ [PS4] Batman: Return to Arkham <ADV> (Warner Bros. Japan) {2017.02.23} (¥6,458) / NEW
  22. -4/ [PSV] New Danganronpa V3 Minna no Koroshiai Shin Gakki # <ADV> (Spike Chunsoft) {2017.01.12} (¥6,912)
  23. NEW/ [PS4] Ride 2 <RCE> (Intergrow) {2017.02.23} (¥8,618) / NEW
  24. -1/ [3DS] Mario Kart 7 <RCE> (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} (¥4,937)
  25. -3/ [3DS] Miitopia <SLG> (Nintendo) {2016.12.08} (¥5,076)
  26. -14/ [PS4] Four Goddesses Online Cyber Dimension Neptune # <RPG> (Compile Heart) {2017.02.09} (¥7,776)
  27. -21/ [PS4] Sangokushi 13 with Power Up Kit # <SLG> (Koei Tecmo Games) {2017.02.16} (¥10,584)
  28. -2/ [PS4] Rainbow Six Siege <ACT> (Ubisoft) {2015.12.10} (¥9,072)
  29. -8/ [PS4] Gravity Rush 2 # <ADV> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.01.19} (¥7,452)
  30. -6/ [PS4] Battlefield 1 <ACT> (Electronic Arts) {2016.10.21} (¥8,424)
  31. NEW/ [PSV] Timepiece Ensemble # <ADV> (Entergram) {2017.02.23} (¥5,378) / NEW
  32. +9/ [PSV] Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization # <RPG> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2016.10.27} (¥6,588)
  33. -6/ [3DS] Kirby: Planet Robobot <ACT> (Nintendo) {2016.04.28} (¥5,076)
  34. -21/ [PS4] Digimon World: Next Order International Edition <RPG> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2017.02.16} (¥7,344)
  35. NEW/ [PSV] Island <ADV> (Prototype) {2017.02.23} (¥6,912) / NEW
  36. -22/ [PSV] Diabolik Lovers Lost Eden # <ADV> (Idea Factory) {2017.02.16} (¥6,804)
  37. -6/ [WIU] Splatoon # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2015.05.28} (¥6,156)
  38. -10/ [PS4] Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue <RPG> (Square Enix) {2017.01.12} (¥7,344)
  39. -6/ [3DS] Sumikko Gurashi Mura wo Tsukurun Desu <ETC> (Nippon Columbia) {2016.07.21} (¥5,184)
  40. -3/ [PS4] Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.12.03} (¥2,592)
  41. -2/ [3DS] Mario Party: Star Rush <ETC> (Nintendo) {2016.10.20} (¥5,076)
  42. -6/ [3DS] Yo-kai Watch 3: Sushi/Tempura <RPG> (Level-5) {2016.07.16} (¥5,184)
  43. -8/ [3DS] New Super Mario Bros. 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2012.07.28} (¥4,937)
  44. -10/ [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS <FTG> (Nintendo) {2014.09.13} (¥5,616)
  45. -34/ [PSV] Kamaitachi no Yoru Rinne Saisei <ADV> (5pb.) {2017.02.16} (¥7,344)
  46. BACK/ [3DS] Dragon Ball Fusions # <RPG> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2016.08.04} (¥6,156)
  47. -2/ [3DS] Tomodachi Life (Happy Price Selection) <ETC> (Nintendo) {2016.03.17} (¥2,916)
  48. -8/ [PS4] Resident Evil 6 <ADV> (Capcom) {2016.12.01} (¥3,024)
  49. -7/ [3DS] Monster Hunter Stories <RPG> (Capcom) {2016.10.08} (¥6,264)
  50. -20/ [3DS] Fire Emblem Awakening (Happy Price Selection) <SLG> (Nintendo) {2016.09.15} (¥2,916)

 

Hardware Sales

  1. PlayStation 4 — 43,489 (27,203), +60% (-6%) / 4,417,351
  2. Nintendo 3DS — 21,541 (22,294), -3% (-14%) / 22,471,338
  3. PlayStation Vita — 10,704 (8,284), +29% (-2%) / 5,534,649
  4. PlayStation 3 — 505 (500), +1% (+6%) / 10,453,168
  5. Wii U — 464 (491), -5% (-10%) / 3,281,381

 

Grand totals

Total Nintendo titles: 21
Total Sony PlayStation titles: 29
Total home Nintendo titles: / 21
Total portable Nintendo titles: 19 / 21
Total home Sony PlayStation titles: 20 / 29
Total portable Sony PlayStation titles: 9 / 29

1st, PS4 — 20
2nd, 3DS — 19
3rd, PSVita — 9
4th, WiiU — 2

 

Brand-new titles (10)

NEW/ [PS4] NieR: Automata
NEW/ [PS4] Super Robot Wars V #
NEW/ [PSV] Super Robot Wars V #
NEW/ [PSV] Harukanaru Toki no Naka de 3 Ultimate #
NEW/ [PS4] Majo to Hyakkihei 2 #
NEW/ [PS4] Assassin’s Creed: The Ezio Collection
NEW/ [PS4] Batman: Return to Arkham
NEW/ [PS4] Ride 2
NEW/ [PSV] Timepiece Ensemble #
NEW/ [PSV] Island

1st, PS4 — 6
1st, PSVita — 4

 

Re-charted titles (1)

BACK/ [3DS] Dragon Ball Fusions #

1st, 3DS — 1

 

Out-charted titles (11)

-22/ [PS4] Watch Dogs 2
-19/ [PS4] The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition
-3/ [PS4] Persona 5 #
-10/ [PS4] Ryu ga Gotoku 6 Inochi no Uta #
-7/ [PS4] The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Game of the Year Edition
-2/ [WIU] Mario Kart 8 #
-21/ [PS4] New Danganronpa V3 Minna no Koroshiai Shin Gakki #
-4/ [PS4] FIFA 17 #
NEW/ [PSV] Moe Moe 2-ji Taisen Ryoku 3 #
-11/ [PS4] Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 Road To Boruto
NEW/ [PS3] Sangokushi 13 with Power Up Kit #

1st, PS4 — 8
2nd, WiiU — 1
2nd, PS3 — 1
2nd, PSVita — 1

 

Previously released titles (40)

Wii U: 2 / 2
Nintendo 3DS: 19 / 19
PlayStation 4: 14 / 20
PlayStation 3: / 0
PlayStation Vita: 5 / 9

1st, 3DS — 19
2nd, PS4 — 14
3rd, PSVita — 5
4th, WiiU — 2
5th, PS3 — 0

 

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

Wii U: [2 / 40] * 100 = SPI 5.00 | last week: [3 / 43] * 100
Nintendo 3DS: [19 / 40] * 100 = SPI 47.50 | last week: [18 / 43] * 100
PlayStation 4: [14 / 40] * 100 = SPI 35.00 | last week: [19 / 43] * 100
PlayStation 3: [0 / 40] * 100 = SPI 0.00 | last week: [0 / 43] * 100
PlayStation Vita: [5 / 40] * 100 = SPI 12.50 | last week: [3 / 43] * 100

1st, 3DS — SPI 47.50 | last week: SPI 41.86
2nd, PS4 — SPI 35.00 | last week: SPI 44.17
3rd, PSVita — SPI 12.50 | last week: SPI 6.98
4th, WiiU — SPI 5.00 | last week: SPI 6.98

5th, PS3 — SPI 0.00 | last week: SPI 0.00

 

Past-years released titles (27)

Wii U: 2 (1 2016, 1 2015)
Nintendo 3DS: 17 (14 2016, 1 2014, 1 2012, 1 2011)
PlayStation 46 (3 2016, 3 2015)
PlayStation 3: 0
PlayStation Vita: 2 (1 2016, 1 2015)

1st, 3DS — 17
2nd, PS4 — 6
3rd, WiiU — 2
3rd, PSVita — 2
5th, PS3 — 0

 

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

Wii U: [(1 *1) + (1 *2)] = ES 3 | last week: [(1 *1) + (1 *2) + (1 *3)]
Nintendo 3DS: [(14 *1) + (1 *3) + (1 *5) + (1 *6)] = ES 28 | last week: [(13 *1) + (1 *3) + (1 *5) + (1 *6)]
PlayStation 4: [(3 *1) + (3 *2)] = ES 9 | last week: [(9 *1) + (3 *2)]
PlayStation 3: [(0 *0)] = ES 0 | last week: [(0 *0)]
PlayStation Vita: [(1 *1) + (1 *2)] = ES 3 | last week: [(1 *1) + (1 *2)]

1st, 3DS — ES 28 | last week: ES 27 
2nd, PS4 — ES 9 | last week: ES 15 
3rd, WiiU — ES 3 | last week: ES 6
3rd, PSVita — ES 3 | last week: ES 3 
5th, PS3 — ES 0 | last week: ES 0

 

Momentum

Wii U: (highest) +1/ [WIU] Minecraft: Wii U Edition > (lowest) -6/ [WIU] Splatoon #
Nintendo 3DS: (highest) -1/ [3DS] Momotarou Dentetsu 2017 Tachiagare Nippon!! > (lowest) -20/ [3DS] Fire Emblem Awakening (Happy Price Selection)
PlayStation 4: (highest) -1/ [PS4] Final Fantasy XV # > (lowest) -21/ [PS4] Digimon World: Next Order International Edition
PlayStation 3: (highest) none = (lowest) none
PlayStation Vita: (highest) +9/ [PSV] Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization # > (lowest) -34/ [PSV] Kamaitachi no Yoru Rinne Saisei

Highest: +9/ [PSV] Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization #
Lowest: -34/ [PSV] Kamaitachi no Yoru Rinne Saisei

 

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

Wii U: [(+1 + -6) / 2] = MM -2.50
Nintendo 3DS: [(-3 + -5 + -4 + -5 + -7 + -2 + -1 + -1 + -3 + -6 + -6 + -2 + -6 + -8 + -10 + -2 + -7 + -20) / 18] = MM -5.44
PlayStation 4: [(-2 + -7 + -5 + -3 + -1 + -14 + -21 + -2 + -8 + -6 + -21 + -10 + -3 + -8) / 14] = MM -7.93
PlayStation 3: N/A
PlayStation Vita: [(0 + -4 + +9 + -22 + -34) / 5] = MM -10.20

1st, WiiU — MM -2.50 | last week: MM -0.67
2nd, 3DS — MM -5.44 | last week: MM -2.00
3rd, PS4 — MM -7.93 | last week: MM -7.84
4th, PSVita — MM -10.20 | last week: MM -6.50
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: [(0 *0.00)] = DS 0.00
PlayStation 4: [(8 *0.50)] = DS 4.00
PlayStation 3: [(1 *1.00)] = DS 1.00
PlayStation Vita: [(1 *1.00)] = DS 1.00

1st, PS4 — DS 4.00 | last week: DS 1.00
2nd, PS3 — DS 1.00 | last week: DS 0.00
2nd, PSVita — DS 1.00 | last week: DS 0.50
4th, WiiU — DS 0.50 | last week: DS 0.00
5th, 3DSDS 0.00 | last week: DS 2.25

 

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

Wii U: [-2.50 – 0.50 + 0 + 10] = MI +7.00 | last week: [-0.67 – 0.00 + 0 + 7]
Nintendo 3DS: [-5.44 – 0.00 + 1 + 10] = MI +5.56 | last week: [-2.00 – 2.25 + 0 + 7]
PlayStation 4: [-7.93 – 4.00 + 0 + 10] = MI -1.93 | last week: [-7.84 – 1.00 + 0 + 7]
PlayStation 3: N/A | last week: N/A
PlayStation Vita: [-10.20 – 1.00 + 0 + 10] = MI -1.20 | last week: [-6.50 – 0.50 + 1 + 7]

1st, WiiU — MI +7.00 | last week: MI +6.33
2nd, 3DS — MI +5.56 | last week: MI +2.75
3rd, PSVita — MI -1.20 | last week: MI +1.00
4th, PS4 — MI -1.93 | last week: MI -1.84
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.

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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 (February 20, 2017 – February 26, 2017).
Weekly Top 20 Media Create Charts (February 20, 2017 – February 26, 2017).
Observations on Media Create for the Week of February 13, 2017 – February 19, 2017.

 

 

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