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

NintendObserverThe Switch crossing half a million sold in Japan in less than four weeks.

 

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Software Sales

  1. 0/ [3DS] Monster Hunter XX <ACT> (Capcom) {2017.03.18} (¥6,264) – 280,293 / 1,128,760
  2. +2/ [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥7,538) – 39,103 / 302,080
  3. +6/ [NSW] 1-2-Switch <ETC> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥5,378) – 21,647 / 137,384
  4. +2/ [PS4] Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands <ACT> (Ubisoft) {2017.03.09} (¥9,072) – 17,349 / 133,768
  5. +2/ [PS4] Horizon Zero Dawn # <RPG> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.03.02} (¥7,452) – 12,559 / 181,944
  6. +6/ [3DS] Pokémon Sun & Moon <RPG> (The Pokémon Company) {2016.11.18} (¥5,378) – 9,956 / 3,221,001
  7. -4/ [PSV] Accel World Vs. Sword Art Online: Millennium Twilight <RPG> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2017.03.16} (¥7,344) – 9,665 / 48,318
  8. 0/ [PS4] Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5+2.5 Remix <RPG> (Square Enix) {2017.03.09} (¥7,344) – 9,216 / 88,147
  9. +1/ [PS4] NieR: Automata <RPG> (Square Enix) {2017.02.23} (¥8,424) – 8,847 / 278,156
  10. +1/ [WIU] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥7,538) – 7,796 / 81,188
  11. -9/ [PS4] Senran Kagura Peach Beach Splash # <ACT> (Marvelous) {2017.03.16} (¥7,538) – 7,529 / 61,276
  12. -7/ [PS4] Accel World Vs. Sword Art Online: Millennium Twilight <RPG> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2017.03.16} (¥8,208) – 7,287 / 39,302
  13. +6/ [NSW] Super Bomberman R <ACT> (Konami) {2017.03.03} (¥5,378) – 6,952 / 57,708
  14. +4/ [3DS] Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS <ACT> (Nintendo) {2016.12.01} (¥5,076) – 6,801 / 1,002,323
  15. +1/ [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V (¥4,990 Edition) <ACT> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2015.10.08} (¥5,389) – 5,295 / 308,854
  16. +7/ [NSW] Dragon Quest Heroes I & II for Nintendo Switch <RPG> (Square Enix) {2017.03.03} (¥9,504) – 4,544 / 41,419
  17. +4/ [3DS] Yo-kai Watch 3: Sukiyaki <RPG> (Level-5) {2016.12.15} (¥5,184) – 4,425 / 694,376
  18. -1/ [3DS] Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3 Professional <RPG> (Square Enix) {2017.02.09} (¥5,670) – 4,353 / 182,957
  19. +5/ [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.03.19} (¥2,592) – 4,227 / 1,130,619
  20. +8/ [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo <ETC> (Nintendo) {2016.11.23} (¥2,916) – 4,136 / 150,355
  21. +1/ [PS4] Biohazard 7 Resident Evil Grotesque Version <ADV> (Capcom) {2017.01.26} (¥8,629)
  22. +3/ [3DS] Poochy & Yoshi’s Woolly World # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.01.19} (¥5,076)
  23. NEW/ [PS4] Deus Ex: Mankind Divided <RPG> (Square Enix) {2017.03.23} (¥8,424) / NEW
  24. +6/ [NSW] Puyo Puyo Tetris <PZL> (Sega Games) {2017.03.03} (¥5,389)
  25. NEW/ [PSV] Side Kicks! # <ADV> (eXtend) {2017.03.23} (¥6,264) / NEW
  26. -12/ [3DS] Future Card Buddyfight Mezase! Buddy Champion! <TBL> (FuRyu) {2017.03.16} (¥5,940)
  27. +6/ [3DS] Mario Kart 7 <RCE> (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} (¥4,937)
  28. NEW/ [PSV] Hatsuyuki Sakura # <ADV> (Entergram) {2017.03.23} (¥5,378) / NEW
  29. +3/ [WIU] Minecraft: Wii U Edition <ADV> (Microsoft) {2016.06.23} (¥3,888)
  30. -1/ [3DS] Doraemon: Nobita no Nankyoku Kachikochi Daibouken <ADV> (FuRyu) {2017.03.02} (¥5,702)
  31. NEW/ [PS4] Farming Simulator 17 <SLG> (Intergrow) {2017.03.23} (¥7,344) / NEW
  32. -5/ [PS4] Nioh <RPG> (Koei Tecmo Games) {2017.02.09} (¥8,424)
  33. +4/ [3DS] Kirby: Planet Robobot <ACT> (Nintendo) {2016.04.28} (¥5,076)
  34. -14/ [PS4] Super Robot Wars V # <SLG> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2017.02.23} (¥9,288)
  35. +5/ [3DS] Miitopia <SLG> (Nintendo) {2016.12.08} (¥5,076)
  36. -21/ [PSV] Kono Yo no Hate de Koi wo Utau Shoujo YU-NO # <ADV> (5pb.) {2017.03.16} (¥8,424)
  37. +1/ [3DS] Sumikko Gurashi Mura wo Tsukurun Desu <ETC> (Nippon Columbia) {2016.07.21} (¥5,184)
  38. +4/ [WIU] Splatoon # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2015.05.28} (¥6,156)
  39. -13/ [3DS] Manga-ka Debut Monogatari: Suteki na Manga o Egakou <ADV> (Nippon Columbia) {2017.03.16} (¥5,184)
  40. -4/ [PS4] Rainbow Six Siege <ACT> (Ubisoft) {2015.12.10} (¥9,072)
  41. -2/ [PS4] Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.12.03} (¥2,592)
  42. NEW/ [PS4] WRC 6 FIA World Rally Championship <RCE> (Intergrow) {2017.03.23} (¥8,618) / NEW
  43. -12/ [PSV] Super Robot Wars V # <SLG> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2017.02.23} (¥8,208)
  44. -31/ [PS4] Kono Yo no Hate de Koi wo Utau Shoujo YU-NO # <ADV> (5pb.) {2017.03.16} (¥8,424)
  45. -10/ [PS4] Final Fantasy XV # <RPG> (Square Enix) {2016.11.29} (¥9,504)
  46. BACK/ [3DS] Mario Party: Star Rush <ETC> (Nintendo) {2016.10.20} (¥5,076)
  47. +3/ [3DS] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu Heroes <SLG> (Konami) {2016.12.15} (¥4,860)
  48. -14/ [PS4] Battlefield 1 <ACT> (Electronic Arts) {2016.10.21} (¥8,424)
  49. -5/ [NSW] Disgaea 5 Complete <SLG> (Nippon Ichi Software) {2017.03.03} (¥7,538)
  50. BACK/ [3DS] New Super Mario Bros. 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2012.07.28} (¥4,937)

 

Hardware Sales

  1. Nintendo Switch — 78,441 (49,913), +57% (-19%) / 519,504
  2. Nintendo 3DS — 39,359 (42,279), -7% (+79%) / 22,600,505
  3. PlayStation 4 — 30,733 (34,628), -11% (-2%) / 4,555,819
  4. PlayStation Vita — 7,574 (8,004), -5% (-5%) / 5,568,514
  5. PlayStation 3 — 2,930 (2,212), +32% (+246%) / 10,459,564
  6. Wii U — 411 (368), +12% (-14%) / 3,283,155

 

Grand totals

Total Nintendo titles: 26
Total Sony PlayStation titles: 24
Total home Nintendo titles: / 26
Total portable Nintendo titles: 17 / 26
Total home Sony PlayStation titles: 18 / 24
Total portable Sony PlayStation titles: 6 / 24

1st, PS4 — 18
2nd, 3DS — 17
3rd, Switch — 6
3rd, PSVita — 6
5th, WiiU — 3

 

Brand-new titles (5)

NEW/ [PS4] Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
NEW/ [PSV] Side Kicks! #
NEW/ [PSV] Hatsuyuki Sakura #
NEW/ [PS4] Farming Simulator 17
NEW/ [PS4] WRC 6 FIA World Rally Championship

1st, PS4 — 3
2nd, PSVita — 2

 

Re-charted titles (2)

BACK/ [3DS] New Super Mario Bros. 2 #
BACK/ [3DS] Mario Party: Star Rush

1st, 3DS — 2

 

Out-charted titles (7)

-1/ [PS4] Call of Duty: Black Ops III #
-13/ [NSW] I am Setsuna
-6/ [3DS] Momotarou Dentetsu 2017 Tachiagare Nippon!!
-18/ [PS4] For Honor
-1/ [PS4] FIFA 17 #
+3/ [3DS] The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D (Happy Price Selection)
NEW/ [PSV] Fata Morgana no Kan Collected Edition

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

 

Previously released titles (45)

Nintendo Switch: 6 / 6
Wii U:
3 / 3
Nintendo 3DS: 17 / 17
PlayStation 4: 15 / 18
PlayStation 3: / 0
PlayStation Vita: 4 / 6

1st, 3DS — 17
2nd, PS4 — 15
3rd, Switch — 6
4th, PSVita — 4
5th, WiiU — 3
6th, PS3 — 0

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [6 / 45] * 100 = SPI 13.33 | last week: [7 / 41] * 100
Wii U:
[3 / 45] * 100 = SPI 6.67 | last week: [3 / 41] * 100
Nintendo 3DS: [17 / 45] * 100 = SPI 37.78 | last week: [14 / 41] * 100
PlayStation 4: [15 / 45] * 100 = SPI 33.33 | last week: [15 / 41] * 100
PlayStation 3: [0 / 45] * 100 = SPI 0.00 | last week: [0 / 41] * 100
PlayStation Vita: [4 / 45] * 100 = SPI 8.89 | last week: [2 / 41] * 100

1st, 3DS — SPI 37.78 | last week: SPI 34.15
2nd, PS4 — SPI 33.33 | last week: SPI 36.59
3rd, Switch — SPI 13.33 | last week: SPI 17.07 
4th, PSVita — SPI 8.89 | last week: SPI 4.88
5th, WiiU — SPI 6.67 | last week: SPI 7.32
6th, PS3 — SPI 0.00 | last week: SPI 0.00

 

Past-years released titles (19)

Wii U: 2 (1 2016, 1 2015)
Nintendo 3DS: 11 (9 2016, 1 2012, 1 2011)
PlayStation 45 (2 2016, 3 2015)
PlayStation 3: 0
PlayStation Vita: 1 (1 2015)

1st, 3DS — 11
2nd, PS4 — 5
3rd, WiiU — 2
4th, PSVita — 1
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: [(9 *1) + (1 *5) + (1 *6)] = ES 20 | last week: [(10 *1) + (1 *6)]
PlayStation 4: [(2 *1) + (3 *2)] = ES 8 | last week: [(3 *1) + (4 *2)]
PlayStation 3: [(0 *0)] = ES 0 | last week: [(0 *0)]
PlayStation Vita: [(1 *2)] = ES 2 | last week: [(1 *2)]

1st, 3DS — ES 20 | last week: ES 16 
2nd, PS4 — ES 8 | last week: ES 11 
3rd, WiiU — ES 3 | last week: ES 3
4th, PSVita — ES 2 | last week: ES 2 
5th, PS3 — ES 0 | last week: ES 0

 

Momentum

Nintendo Switch(highest) +7/ [NSW] Dragon Quest Heroes I & II for Nintendo Switch > (lowest) -5/ [NSW] Disgaea 5 Complete
Wii U:
 (highest) +4/ [WIU] Splatoon # > (lowest) +1/ [WIU] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Nintendo 3DS: (highest) +8/ [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo > (lowest) -13/ [3DS] Manga-ka Debut Monogatari: Suteki na Manga o Egakou
PlayStation 4: (highest) +2/ [PS4] Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands > (lowest) -31/ [PS4] Kono Yo no Hate de Koi wo Utau Shoujo YU-NO #
PlayStation 3: (highest) none = (lowest) none
PlayStation Vita: (highest) +5/ [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition > (lowest) -21/ [PSV] Kono Yo no Hate de Koi wo Utau Shoujo YU-NO #

Highest: +8/ [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo
Lowest: -31/ [PS4] Kono Yo no Hate de Koi wo Utau Shoujo YU-NO #

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [(+2 + +6 + +6 + +7 + +6 + -5) / 6] = MM +3.67
Wii U
: [(+1 + +3 + +4) / 3] = MM +2.67
Nintendo 3DS: [(0 + +6 + +4 + +4 + -1 + +8 + +3 + -12 + +6 + -1 + +4 + +5 + +1 + -13 + +3) / 15] = MM +1.13
PlayStation 4: [(+2 + +2 + 0 + +1 + -9 + -7 + +1 + +1 + -5 + -14 + -4 + -2 + -31 + -10 + -14) / 15] = MM -5.93
PlayStation 3: N/A
PlayStation Vita: [(-4 + +5 + -21 + -12) / 4] = MM -8.00

1st, Switch — MM +3.67 | last week: MM -8.71
2nd, WiiU — MM +2.67 | last week: MM -2.00
3rd, 3DS — MM +1.13 | last week: MM -4.08
4th, PS4 — MM -5.93 | last week: MM -5.60
5th, PSVita — MM -8.00 | last week: MM -9.00
6th, 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.)

Nintendo Switch: [(1 *0.50)] = DS 0.50
Wii U
: [(0 *0.00)] = DS 0.00
Nintendo 3DS: [(2 *0.50)] = DS 1.00
PlayStation 4: [(3 *0.50)] = DS 1.50
PlayStation 3: [(0 *0.00)] = DS 0.00
PlayStation Vita: [(1 *1.00)] = DS 1.00

1st, PS4 — DS 1.50 | last week: DS 3.50
2nd, 3DSDS 1.00 | last week: DS 1.00
2nd, PSVita — DS 1.00 | last week: DS 2.00
4th, Switch — DS 0.50 | last week: DS 0.00
5th, WiiU — DS 0.00 | last week: DS 0.00
5th, PS3 — DS 0.00 | last week: DS 0.00

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [+3.67 – 0.50 + 0 + 5] = MI +8.17 | last week: [-8.71 – 0.00 + 0 + 9]
Wii U: [+2.67 – 0.00 + 0 + 5] = MI +7.67 | last week: [-2.00 – 0.00 + 0 + 9]
Nintendo 3DS: [+1.13 – 1.00 + 2 + 5] = MI +7.13 | last week: [-4.08 – 1.00 + 1 + 9]
PlayStation 4: [-5.93 – 1.50 + 0 + 5] = MI -2.43 | last week: [-5.60 – 3.50 + 0 + 9]
PlayStation 3: N/A | last week: N/A
PlayStation Vita: [-8.00 – 1.00 + 0 + 5] = MI -4.00 | last week: [-9.00 – 2.00 + 0 + 9]

1st, Switch — MI +8.17 | last week: MI +0.29
2nd, WiiU — MI +7.67 | last week: MI +7.00
3rd, 3DS — MI +7.13 | last week: MI +4.92
4th, PS4 — MI -2.43 | last week: MI -0.10
5th, PSVita — MI -4.00 | last week: MI -2.00
6th, 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 (March 20, 2017 – March 26, 2017).
Weekly Top 20 Media Create Charts (March 20, 2017 – March 26, 2017).
Observations on Media Create for the Week of March 13, 2017 – March 19, 2017.

 

 

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