Observations on Media Create for the Week of February 27, 2017 – March 5, 2017

NintendObserverThe Switch opened with 8 titles in the Japanese top 50.

 

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Software Sales

  1. NEW/ [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥7,538) – 186,379 / NEW
  2. NEW/ [PS4] Horizon Zero Dawn # <RPG> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.03.02} (¥7,452) – 116,997 / NEW
  3. NEW/ [NSW] 1-2-Switch <ETC> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥5,378) – 79,536 / NEW
  4. NEW/ [WIU] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥7,538) – 44,602 / NEW
  5. -4/ [PS4] NieR: Automata <RPG> (Square Enix) {2017.02.23} (¥8,424) – 38,002 / 236,545
  6. NEW/ [NSW] Super Bomberman R <ACT> (Konami) {2017.03.03} (¥5,378) – 36,623 / NEW
  7. NEW/ [NSW] Dragon Quest Heroes I & II for Nintendo Switch <RPG> (Square Enix) {2017.03.03} (¥9,504) – 25,606 / NEW
  8. -6/ [PS4] Super Robot Wars V # <SLG> (Bandai Namco Entertainmen)t {2017.02.23} (¥9,288) – 15,321 / 115,475
  9. 0/ [3DS] Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3 Professional <RPG> (Square Enix) {2017.02.09} (¥5,670) – 13,426 / 163,058
  10. NEW/ [NSW] Puyo Puyo Tetris <PZL> (Sega Games) {2017.03.03} (¥5,389) – 12,854 / NEW
  11. -8/ [PSV] Super Robot Wars V # <SLG> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2017.02.23} (¥8,208) – 12,813 / 96,546
  12. -6/ [3DS] Pokémon Sun & Moon <RPG> (The Pokémon Company) {2016.11.18} (¥5,378) – 12,292 / 3,189,271
  13. -9/ [PS4] Nioh <RPG> (Koei Tecmo Games) {2017.02.09} (¥8,424) – 10,210 / 128,824
  14. -1/ [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V (¥4,990 Edition) <ACT> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2015.10.08} (¥5,389) – 7,357 / 291,327
  15. -5/ [PS4] Biohazard 7 Resident Evil Grotesque Version <ADV> (Capcom) {2017.01.26} (¥8,629) – 7,176 / 291,666
  16. -5/ [3DS] Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS <ACT> (Nintendo) {2016.12.01} (¥5,076) – 7,042 / 983,867
  17. -9/ [PS4] For Honor <ACT> (Ubisoft) {2017.02.16} (¥9,072) – 6,435 / 59,700
  18. -4/ [3DS] Yo-kai Watch 3: Sukiyaki <RPG> (Level-5) {2016.12.15} (¥5,184) – 5,980 / 681,240
  19. NEW/ [PS4] Winning Post 8 2017 <SLG> (Koei Tecmo Games) {2017.03.02} (¥8,424) – 5,793 / NEW
  20. NEW/ [3DS] Doraemon: Nobita no Nankyoku Kachikochi Daibouken <ADV> (FuRyu) {2017.03.02} (¥5,702) – 5,481 / NEW
  21. -6/ [3DS] Poochy & Yoshi’s Woolly World # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.01.19} (¥5,076)
  22. NEW/ [NSW] I am Setsuna <RPG> (Square Enix) {2017.03.03} (¥5,184) / NEW
  23. -6/ [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.03.19} (¥2,592)
  24. -6/ [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo <ETC> (Nintendo) {2016.11.23} (¥2,916)
  25. NEW/ [PSV] Winning Post 8 2017 <SLG> (Koei Tecmo Games) {2017.03.02} (¥7,344) / NEW
  26. NEW/ [NSW] Disgaea 5 Complete <SLG> (Nippon Ichi Software) {2017.03.03} (¥7,538) / NEW
  27. -20/ [PS4] Majo to Hyakkihei 2 # <RPG> (Nippon Ichi Software) {2017.02.23} (¥7,776)
  28. -12/ [PS4] Final Fantasy XV # <RPG> (Square Enix) {2016.11.29} (¥9,504)
  29. -10/ [WIU] Minecraft: Wii U Edition <ADV> (Microsoft) {2016.06.23} (¥3,888)
  30. -6/ [3DS] Mario Kart 7 <RCE> (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} (¥4,937)
  31. -3/ [PS4] Rainbow Six Siege <ACT> (Ubisoft) {2015.12.10} (¥9,072)
  32. -12/ [3DS] Momotarou Dentetsu 2017 Tachiagare Nippon!! <TBL> (Nintendo) {2016.12.22} (¥5,378)
  33. -8/ [3DS] Miitopia <SLG> (Nintendo) {2016.12.08} (¥5,076)
  34. +5/ [3DS] Sumikko Gurashi Mura wo Tsukurun Desu <ETC> (Nippon Columbia) {2016.07.21} (¥5,184)
  35. -2/ [3DS] Kirby: Planet Robobot <ACT> (Nintendo) {2016.04.28} (¥5,076)
  36. -24/ [PS4] Assassin’s Creed: The Ezio Collection <ACT> (Ubisoft) {2017.02.23} (¥6,264)
  37. -15/ [PSV] New Danganronpa V3 Minna no Koroshiai Shin Gakki # <ADV> (Spike Chunsoft) {2017.01.12} (¥6,912)
  38. -8/ [PS4] Battlefield 1 <ACT> (Electronic Arts) {2016.10.21} (¥8,424)
  39. +1/ [PS4] Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.12.03} (¥2,592)
  40. NEW/ [PS3] Winning Post 8 2017 <SLG> (Koei Tecmo Games) {2017.03.02} (¥8,424) / NEW
  41. -9/ [PSV] Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization # <RPG> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2016.10.27} (¥6,588)
  42. -5/ [WIU] Splatoon # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2015.05.28} (¥6,156)
  43. BACK/ [PS4] FIFA 17 # <SPT> (Electronic Arts) {2016.09.29} (¥8,424)
  44. NEW/ [NSW] Nobunaga no Yabou: Souzou with Power Up Kit <SLG> (Koei Tecmo Games) {2017.03.03} (¥10,584) / NEW
  45. -2/ [3DS] New Super Mario Bros. 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2012.07.28} (¥4,937)
  46. -5/ [3DS] Mario Party: Star Rush <ETC> (Nintendo) {2016.10.20} (¥5,076)
  47. -1/ [3DS] Dragon Ball Fusions # <RPG> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2016.08.04} (¥6,156)
  48. -19/ [PS4] Gravity Rush 2 # <ADV> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.01.19} (¥7,452)
  49. -44/ [PSV] Harukanaru Toki no Naka de 3 Ultimate # <ADV> (Koei Tecmo Games) {2017.02.23} (¥8,424)
  50. -23/ [PS4] Sangokushi 13 with Power Up Kit # <SLG> (Koei Tecmo Games) {2017.02.16} (¥10,584)

 

Hardware Sales

  1. Nintendo Switch — 329,152 (New) / 329,152
  2. PlayStation 4 — 37,807 (43,489), -13% (+60%) / 4,417,351
  3. Nintendo 3DS — 23,848 (21,541), +11% (-3%) / 22,471,338
  4. PlayStation Vita — 9,889 (10,704), -8% (+29%) / 5,534,649
  5. PlayStation 3 — 615 (505), +22% (+1%) / 10,453,168
  6. Wii U — 565 (464), +21% (-5%) / 3,281,381

 

Grand totals

Total Nintendo titles: 26
Total Sony PlayStation titles: 24
Total home Nintendo titles: 11 / 26
Total portable Nintendo titles: 15 / 26
Total home Sony PlayStation titles: 18 / 24
Total portable Sony PlayStation titles: 6 / 24

1st, PS4 — 17
2nd, 3DS — 15
3rd, Switch — 8
4th, PSVita — 6
5th, WiiU — 3
6th, PS3 — 1

 

Brand-new titles (14)

NEW/ [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild #
NEW/ [PS4] Horizon Zero Dawn #
NEW/ [NSW] 1-2-Switch
NEW/ [WIU] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
NEW/ [NSW] Super Bomberman R
NEW/ [NSW] Dragon Quest Heroes I & II for Nintendo Switch
NEW/ [NSW] Puyo Puyo Tetris
NEW/ [PS4] Winning Post 8 2017
NEW/ [3DS] Doraemon: Nobita no Nankyoku Kachikochi Daibouken
NEW/ [NSW] I am Setsuna
NEW/ [PSV] Winning Post 8 2017
NEW/ [NSW] Disgaea 5 Complete
NEW/ [PS3] Winning Post 8 2017
NEW/ [NSW] Nobunaga no Yabou: Souzou with Power Up Kit

1st, Switch — 8
2nd, PS4 — 2
3rd, WiiU — 1
3rd, 3DS — 1
3rd, PS3 — 1
3rd, PSVita — 1

 

Re-charted titles (1)

BACK/ [PS4] FIFA 17 #

1st, PS4 — 1

 

Out-charted titles (15)

-20/ [3DS] Fire Emblem Awakening (Happy Price Selection)
-7/ [3DS] Monster Hunter Stories
-8/ [PS4] Resident Evil 6
-2/ [3DS] Tomodachi Life (Happy Price Selection)
-34/ [PSV] Kamaitachi no Yoru Rinne Saisei
-10/ [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS
-6/ [3DS] Yo-kai Watch 3: Sushi/Tempura
-10/ [PS4] Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue
-22/ [PSV] Diabolik Lovers Lost Eden #
NEW/ [PSV] Island
-21/ [PS4] Digimon World: Next Order International Edition
NEW/ [PSV] Timepiece Ensemble #
-14/ [PS4] Four Goddesses Online Cyber Dimension Neptune #
NEW/ [PS4] Ride 2
NEW/ [PS4] Batman: Return to Arkham

1st, PS4 — 6
2nd, 3DS — 5
3rd, PSVita — 4

 

Previously released titles (36)

Wii U: 2 / 3
Nintendo 3DS: 14 / 15
PlayStation 4: 15 / 17
PlayStation 3: / 1
PlayStation Vita: 5 / 6

1st, PS4 — 15
2nd, 3DS — 14
3rd, PSVita — 5
4th, WiiU — 2
5th, PS3 — 0

 

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

Wii U: [2 / 36] * 100 = SPI 5.56 | last week: [2 / 40] * 100
Nintendo 3DS: [14 / 36] * 100 = SPI 38.89 | last week: [19 / 40] * 100
PlayStation 4: [15 / 36] * 100 = SPI 41.67 | last week: [14 / 40] * 100
PlayStation 3: [0 / 36] * 100 = SPI 0.00 | last week: [0 / 40] * 100
PlayStation Vita: [5 / 36] * 100 = SPI 13.89 | last week: [5 / 40] * 100

1st, PS4 — SPI 41.67 | last week: SPI 35.00
2nd, 3DS — SPI 38.89 | last week: SPI 47.50

3rd, PSVita — SPI 13.89 | last week: SPI 12.50
4th, WiiU — SPI 5.56 | last week: SPI 5.00

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

 

Past-years released titles (22)

Wii U: 2 (1 2016, 1 2015)
Nintendo 3DS: 12 (10 2016, 1 2012, 1 2011)
PlayStation 46 (3 2016, 3 2015)
PlayStation 3: 0
PlayStation Vita: 2 (1 2016, 1 2015)

1st, 3DS — 12
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)]
Nintendo 3DS: [(10 *1) + (1 *5) + (1 *6)] = ES 21 | last week: [(14 *1) + (1 *3) + (1 *5) + (1 *6)]
PlayStation 4: [(3 *1) + (3 *2)] = ES 9 | last week: [(3 *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 21 | last week: ES 28
2nd, PS4 — ES 9 | last week: ES 9
3rd, WiiU — ES 3 | last week: ES 3
3rd, PSVita — ES 3 | last week: ES 3 
5th, PS3 — ES 0 | last week: ES 0

 

Momentum

Wii U: (highest) -5/ [WIU] Splatoon # > (lowest) -10/ [WIU] Minecraft: Wii U Edition
Nintendo 3DS: (highest) +5/ [3DS] Sumikko Gurashi Mura wo Tsukurun Desu > (lowest) -12/ [3DS] Momotarou Dentetsu 2017 Tachiagare Nippon!!
PlayStation 4: (highest) +1/ [PS4] Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition > (lowest) -24/ [PS4] Assassin’s Creed: The Ezio Collection
PlayStation 3: (highest) none = (lowest) none
PlayStation Vita: (highest) -6/ [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition > (lowest) -44/ [PSV] Harukanaru Toki no Naka de 3 Ultimate #

Highest: +5/ [3DS] Sumikko Gurashi Mura wo Tsukurun Desu
Lowest: -44/ [PSV] Harukanaru Toki no Naka de 3 Ultimate #

 

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

Wii U: [(-10 + -5) / 2] = MM -7.50
Nintendo 3DS: [(0 + -6 + -5 + -4 + -6 + -6 + -6 + -12 + -8 + +5 + -2 + -2 + -5 + -1) / 14] = MM -4.14
PlayStation 4: [(-4 + -6 + -9 + -1 + -5 + -9 + -20 + -12 + -3 + -24 + -8 + +1 + -19 + -23) / 14] = MM -10.14
PlayStation 3: N/A
PlayStation Vita: [(-8 + -6 + -15 + -9 + -44) / 5] = MM -16.40

1st, 3DS — MM -4.14 | last week: MM -5.44
2nd, WiiU — MM -7.50 | last week: MM -2.50
3rd, PS4 — MM -10.14 | last week: MM -7.93
4th, PSVita — MM -16.40 | last week: MM -10.20
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: [(0 *0.00)] = DS 0.00
Nintendo 3DS: [(5 *0.50)] = DS 2.50
PlayStation 4: [(3 *0.50) + (1 *0.75) + (2 *1.00)] = DS 4.25
PlayStation 3: [(0 *0.00)] = DS 0.00
PlayStation Vita: [(2 *0.75) + (2 *1.00)] = DS 3.50

1st, PS4 — DS 4.25 | last week: DS 4.00
2nd, PSVita — DS 3.50 | last week: DS 1.00
3rd, 3DSDS 2.50 | last week: DS 0.00
4th, WiiU — DS 0.00 | last week: DS 0.50
4th, PS3 — DS 0.00 | last week: DS 1.00

 

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

Wii U: [-7.50 – 0.00 + 0 + 14] = MI +6.50 | last week: [-2.50 – 0.50 + 0 + 10]
Nintendo 3DS: [-4.14 – 2.50 + 0 + 14] = MI +7.36 | last week: [-5.44 – 0.00 + 1 + 10]
PlayStation 4: [-10.14 – 4.25 + 1 + 14] = MI +0.61 | last week: [-7.93 – 4.00 + 0 + 10]
PlayStation 3: N/A | last week: N/A
PlayStation Vita: [-16.40 – 3.50 + 0 + 14] = MI -5.90 | last week: [-10.20 – 1.00 + 0 + 10]

1st, 3DS — MI +7.36 | last week: MI +5.56
2nd, WiiU — MI +6.50 | last week: MI +7.00
3rd, PS4 — MI +0.61 | last week: MI -1.93
4th, PSVita — MI -5.90 | last week: MI -1.20
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 27, 2017 – March 5, 2017).
Weekly Top 20 Media Create Charts (February 27, 2017 – March 5, 2017).
Observations on Media Create for the Week of February 20, 2017 – February 26, 2017.

 

 

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