Observations on Media Create for the Week of March 27, 2017 – April 2, 2017

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Software Sales

  1. 0/ [3DS] Monster Hunter XX <ACT> (Capcom) {2017.03.18} (¥6,264) – 127,721 / 1,256,480
  2. NEW/ [PS4] Musou Stars # <ACT> (Koei Tecmo Games) {2017.03.30} (¥8,424) – 40,368 / NEW
  3. NEW/ [PS4] Blue Reflection Maboroshi Ni Mau Shoujo no Ken # <RPG> (Koei Tecmo Games) {2017.03.30} (¥8,424) – 34,592 / NEW
  4. NEW/ [3DS] Mario Sports Superstars <SPT> (Nintendo) {2017.03.30} (¥5,378) – 32,416 / NEW
  5. -3/ [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥7,538) – 29,307 / 331,387
  6. NEW/ [PSV] Musou Stars # <ACT> (Koei Tecmo Games) {2017.03.30} (¥7,344) – 17,866 / NEW
  7. -4/ [NSW] 1-2-Switch <ETC> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥5,378) – 16,517 / 153,901
  8. NEW/ [PSV] Blue Reflection Maboroshi Ni Mau Shoujo no Ken # <RPG> (Koei Tecmo Games) {2017.03.30} (¥7,344) – 13,850 / NEW
  9. NEW/ [PSV] Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Death or Kiss # <ADV> (5pb.) {2017.03.30} (¥8,100) – 11,762 / NEW
  10. -6/ [PS4] Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands <ACT> (Ubisoft) {2017.03.09} (¥9,072) – 11,733 / 145,501
  11. -2/ [PS4] NieR: Automata <RPG> (Square Enix) {2017.02.23} (¥8,424) – 9,945 / 288,101
  12. -6/ [3DS] Pokémon Sun & Moon <RPG> (The Pokémon Company) {2016.11.18} (¥5,378) – 8,853 / 3,229,854
  13. -8/ [PS4] Horizon Zero Dawn # <RPG> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.03.02} (¥7,452) – 8,698 / 190,642
  14. -4/ [WIU] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥7,538) – 8,131 / 89,319
  15. -1/ [3DS] Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS <ACT> (Nintendo) {2016.12.01} (¥5,076) – 7,070 / 1,009,393
  16. -8/ [PS4] Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5+2.5 Remix <RPG> (Square Enix) {2017.03.09} (¥7,344) – 6,360 / 94,507
  17. NEW/ [PS4] Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Death or Kiss # <ADV> (5pb.) {2017.03.30} (¥8,100) – 6,331 / NEW
  18. NEW/ [PSV] Chaos; Child Love Chu Chu!! # <ADV> (5pb.) {2017.03.30} (¥7,344) – 6,240 / NEW
  19. -12/ [PSV] Accel World Vs. Sword Art Online: Millennium Twilight <RPG> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2017.03.16} (¥7,344) – 5,402 / 53,720
  20. -5/ [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V (¥4,990 Edition) <ACT> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2015.10.08} (¥5,389) – 5,066 / 313,920
  21. -1/ [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo <ETC> (Nintendo) {2016.11.23} (¥2,916)
  22. -9/ [NSW] Super Bomberman R <ACT> (Konami) {2017.03.03} (¥5,378)
  23. NEW/ [PS4] Chaos; Child Love Chu Chu!! # <ADV> (5pb.) {2017.03.30} (¥8,424) / NEW
  24. -13/ [PS4] Senran Kagura Peach Beach Splash # <ACT> (Marvelous) {2017.03.16} (¥7,538)
  25. -8/ [3DS] Yo-kai Watch 3: Sukiyaki <RPG> (Level-5) {2016.12.15} (¥5,184)
  26. -7/ [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.03.19} (¥2,592)
  27. -15/ [PS4] Accel World Vs. Sword Art Online: Millennium Twilight <RPG> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2017.03.16} (¥8,208)
  28. -12/ [NSW] Dragon Quest Heroes I & II for Nintendo Switch <RPG> (Square Enix) {2017.03.03} (¥9,504)
  29. 0/ [WIU] Minecraft: Wii U Edition <ADV> (Microsoft) {2016.06.23} (¥3,888)
  30. -9/ [PS4] Biohazard 7 Resident Evil Grotesque Version <ADV> (Capcom) {2017.01.26} (¥8,629)
  31. -9/ [3DS] Poochy & Yoshi’s Woolly World # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.01.19} (¥5,076)
  32. -14/ [3DS] Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3 Professional <RPG> (Square Enix) {2017.02.09} (¥5,670)
  33. -9/ [NSW] Puyo Puyo Tetris <PZL> (Sega Games) {2017.03.03} (¥5,389)
  34. -7/ [3DS] Mario Kart 7 <RCE> (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} (¥4,937)
  35. 0/ [3DS] Miitopia <SLG> (Nintendo) {2016.12.08} (¥5,076)
  36. NEW/ [PSV] Klap!! Kind Love and Punish Fun Party # <ADV> (Idea Factory) {2017.03.30} (¥6,804) / NEW
  37. -4/ [3DS] Kirby: Planet Robobot <ACT> (Nintendo) {2016.04.28} (¥5,076)
  38. +2/ [PS4] Rainbow Six Siege <ACT> (Ubisoft) {2015.12.10} (¥9,072)
  39. NEW/ [PS4] Dariusburst Chronicle Saviours # <STG> (Kadokawa Games) {2017.03.30} (¥6,264) / NEW
  40. -2/ [WIU] Splatoon # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2015.05.28} (¥6,156)
  41. -11/ [3DS] Doraemon: Nobita no Nankyoku Kachikochi Daibouken <ADV> (FuRyu) {2017.03.02} (¥5,702)
  42. NEW/ [PSV] Dynamic Chord feat. Kyohso V Edition # <ADV> (honeybee black) {2017.03.30} (¥6,264) / NEW
  43. -17/ [3DS] Future Card Buddyfight Mezase! Buddy Champion! <TBL> (FuRyu) {2017.03.16} (¥5,940)
  44. +1/ [PS4] Final Fantasy XV # <RPG> (Square Enix) {2016.11.29} (¥9,504)
  45. -8/ [3DS] Sumikko Gurashi Mura wo Tsukurun Desu <ETC> (Nippon Columbia) {2016.07.21} (¥5,184)
  46. 0/ [3DS] Mario Party: Star Rush <ETC> (Nintendo) {2016.10.20} (¥5,076)
  47. 0/ [3DS] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu Heroes <SLG> (Konami) {2016.12.15} (¥4,860)
  48. -7/ [PS4] Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.12.03} (¥2,592)
  49. -17/ [PS4] Nioh <RPG> (Koei Tecmo Games) {2017.02.09} (¥8,424)
  50. -2/ [PS4] Battlefield 1 <ACT> (Electronic Arts) {2016.10.21} (¥8,424)

 

Hardware Sales

  1. Nintendo Switch — 45,509 (78,441), -42% (+57%) / 565,013
  2. Nintendo 3DS — 33,954 (39,359), -14% (-7%) / 22,634,459
  3. PlayStation 4 — 30,057 (30,733), -2% (-11%) / 4,585,876
  4. PlayStation Vita — 7,780 (7,574), +3% (-5%) / 5,576,294
  5. PlayStation 3 — 1,724 (2,930), -41% (+32%) / 10,461,288
  6. Wii U — 449 (411), +9% (+12%) / 3,283,604

 

Grand totals

Total Nintendo titles: 24
Total Sony PlayStation titles: 26
Total home Nintendo titles: / 24
Total portable Nintendo titles: 16 / 24
Total home Sony PlayStation titles: 18 / 26
Total portable Sony PlayStation titles: 8 / 26

1st, PS4 — 18
2nd, 3DS — 16
3rd, PSVita — 8
4th, Switch — 5
5th, WiiU — 3

 

Brand-new titles (12)

NEW/ [PS4] Musou Stars #
NEW/ [PS4] Blue Reflection Maboroshi Ni Mau Shoujo no Ken #
NEW/ [3DS] Mario Sports Superstars
NEW/ [PSV] Musou Stars #
NEW/ [PSV] Blue Reflection Maboroshi Ni Mau Shoujo no Ken #
NEW/ [PSV] Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Death or Kiss #
NEW/ [PS4] Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu Death or Kiss #
NEW/ [PSV] Chaos; Child Love Chu Chu!! #
NEW/ [PS4] Chaos; Child Love Chu Chu!! #
NEW/ [PSV] Klap!! Kind Love and Punish Fun Party #
NEW/ [PS4] Dariusburst Chronicle Saviours #
NEW/ [PSV] Dynamic Chord feat. Kyohso V Edition #

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

 

Re-charted titles (0)

None.

 

Out-charted titles (12)

BACK/ [3DS] New Super Mario Bros. 2 #
-5/ [NSW] Disgaea 5 Complete
-31/ [PS4] Kono Yo no Hate de Koi wo Utau Shoujo YU-NO #
-12/ [PSV] Super Robot Wars V #
NEW/ [PS4] WRC 6 FIA World Rally Championship
-13/ [3DS] Manga-ka Debut Monogatari: Suteki na Manga o Egakou
-21/ [PSV] Kono Yo no Hate de Koi wo Utau Shoujo YU-NO #
-14/ [PS4] Super Robot Wars V #
NEW/ [PS4] Farming Simulator 17
NEW/ [PSV] Hatsuyuki Sakura #
NEW/ [PSV] Side Kicks! #
NEW/ [PS4] Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

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

 

Previously released titles (38)

Nintendo Switch: 5 / 5
Wii U:
3 / 3
Nintendo 3DS: 15 / 16
PlayStation 4: 13 / 18
PlayStation 3: / 0
PlayStation Vita: 2 / 8

1st, 3DS — 15
2nd, PS4 — 13
3rd, Switch — 5
4th, WiiU — 3
5th, PSVita — 2
6th, PS3 — 0

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [5 / 38] * 100 = SPI 13.16 | last week: [6 / 45] * 100
Wii U:
[3 / 38] * 100 = SPI 7.89 | last week: [3 / 45] * 100
Nintendo 3DS: [15 / 38] * 100 = SPI 39.47 | last week: [17 / 45] * 100
PlayStation 4: [13 / 38] * 100 = SPI 34.21 | last week: [15 / 45] * 100
PlayStation 3: [0 / 38] * 100 = SPI 0.00 | last week: [0 / 45] * 100
PlayStation Vita: [2 / 38] * 100 = SPI 5.26 | last week: [4 / 45] * 100

1st, 3DS — SPI 39.47 | last week: SPI 37.78
2nd, PS4 — SPI 34.21 | last week: SPI 33.33
3rd, Switch — SPI 13.16 | last week: SPI 13.33 
4th, WiiU — SPI 7.89 | last week: SPI 6.67
5th, PSVita — SPI 5.26 | last week: SPI 8.89
6th, PS3 — SPI 0.00 | last week: SPI 0.00

 

Past-years released titles (18)

Wii U: 2 (1 2016, 1 2015)
Nintendo 3DS: 10 (9 2016, 1 2011)
PlayStation 45 (2 2016, 3 2015)
PlayStation 3: 0
PlayStation Vita: 1 (1 2015)

1st, 3DS — 10
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 *6)] = ES 15 | last week: [(9 *1) + (1 *5) + (1 *6)]
PlayStation 4: [(2 *1) + (3 *2)] = ES 8 | last week: [(2 *1) + (3 *2)]
PlayStation 3: [(0 *0)] = ES 0 | last week: [(0 *0)]
PlayStation Vita: [(1 *2)] = ES 2 | last week: [(1 *2)]

1st, 3DS — ES 15 | last week: ES 20 
2nd, PS4 — ES 8 | last week: ES 8 
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) -3/ [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # > (lowest) -12/ [NSW] Dragon Quest Heroes I & II for Nintendo Switch
Wii U:
 (highest) 0/ [WIU] Minecraft: Wii U Edition > (lowest) -4/ [WIU] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Nintendo 3DS: (highest) 0/ [3DS] Monster Hunter XX > (lowest) -17/ [3DS] Future Card Buddyfight Mezase! Buddy Champion!
PlayStation 4: (highest) +2/ [PS4] Rainbow Six Siege > (lowest) -17/ [PS4] Nioh
PlayStation 3: (highest) none = (lowest) none
PlayStation Vita: (highest) -7/ [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition > (lowest) -12/ [PSV] Accel World Vs. Sword Art Online: Millennium Twilight

Highest: +2/ [PS4] Rainbow Six Siege
Lowest: -17/ [PS4] Nioh

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [(-3 + -4 + -9 + -12 + -9) / 5] = MM -7.40
Wii U
: [(-4 + 0 + -2) / 3] = MM -0.67
Nintendo 3DS: [(0 + -6 + -1 + -1 + -8 + -9 + -14 + -7 + 0 + -4 + -11 + -17 + -8 + 0 + 0) / 15] = MM -5.73
PlayStation 4: [(-6 + -2 + -8 + -8 + -5 + -13 + -15 + -9 + +2 + +1 + -7 + -17 + -2) / 13] = MM -6.85
PlayStation 3: N/A
PlayStation Vita: [(-12 + -7) / 2] = MM -9.50

1st, WiiU — MM -0.67 | last week: MM +2.67
2nd, 3DS — MM -5.73 | last week: MM +1.13
3rd, PS4 — MM -6.85 | last week: MM -5.93
4th, Switch — MM -7.40 | last week: MM +3.67
5th, PSVita — MM -9.50 | last week: MM -8.00
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: [(1 *0.25) + (1 *0.75)] = DS 1.00
PlayStation 4: [(1 *0.50) + (1 *0.75) + (3 *1.00)] = DS 4.25
PlayStation 3: [(0 *0.00)] = DS 0.00
PlayStation Vita: [(1 *0.50) + (1 *0.75) + (2 *1.00)] = DS 3.25

1st, PS4 — DS 4.25 | last week: DS 1.50
2nd, PSVita — DS 3.25 | last week: DS 1.00
3rd, 3DSDS 1.00 | last week: DS 1.00
4th, Switch — DS 0.50 | last week: DS 0.50
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: [-7.40 – 0.50 + 0 + 12] = MI +4.10 | last week: [+3.67 – 0.50 + 0 + 5]
Wii U: [-0.67 – 0.00 + 0 + 12] = MI +11.33 | last week: [+2.67 – 0.00 + 0 + 5]
Nintendo 3DS: [-5.73 – 1.00 + 2 + 12] = MI +7.27 | last week: [+1.13 – 1.00 + 2 + 5]
PlayStation 4: [-6.85 – 4.25 + 0 + 12] = MI +0.90 | last week: [-5.93 – 1.50 + 0 + 5]
PlayStation 3: N/A | last week: N/A
PlayStation Vita: [-9.50 – 3.25 + 0 + 12] = MI -0.75 | last week: [-8.00 – 1.00 + 0 + 5]

1st, WiiU — MI +11.33 | last week: MI +7.67
2nd, 3DS — MI +7.27 | last week: MI +7.13
3rd, Switch — MI +4.10 | last week: MI +8.17
4th, PS4 — MI +0.90 | last week: MI -2.43
5th, PSVita — MI -0.75 | last week: MI -4.00
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 27, 2017 – April 2, 2017).
Weekly Top 20 Media Create Charts (March 27, 2017 – April 2, 2017).
Observations on Media Create for the Week of March 20, 2017 – March 26, 2017.

 

 

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