Observations on Media Create for the Week of April 24, 2017 – April 30, 2017

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (and the Golden Week) boosted Nintendo Switch sales by 57%.

 

 

 

Software Sales

  1. NEW/ [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe <RCE> (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥6,458) – 284,823 / NEW
  2. NEW/ [3DS] Dragon Ball Heroes Ultimate Mission X <TBL> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2017.04.27} (¥6,156) – 97,093 / NEW
  3. +2/ [3DS] Monster Hunter XX <ACT> (Capcom) {2017.03.18} (¥6,264) – 27,829 / 1,421,206
  4. +2/ [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥7,538) – 25,286 / 420,941
  5. -4/ [3DS] Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia # <SLG> (Nintendo) {2017.04.20} (¥5,378) – 22,721 / 154,389
  6. -4/ [3DS] Pro Yakyuu Famista Climax <SPT> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2017.04.20} (¥6,156) – 10,950 / 59,091
  7. 0/ [NSW] 1-2-Switch <ETC> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥5,378) – 9,800 / 195,958
  8. -5/ [PS4] Dark Souls III The Fire Fades Edition <RPG> (From Software) {2017.04.20} (¥6,372) – 9,014 / 42,102
  9. NEW/ [PSV] Gun Gun Pixies # <ADV> (Compile Heart) {2017.04.27} (¥7,344) – 8,675 / NEW
  10. -6/ [PSV] Dungeon Travelers 2-2 Yamiochi no Otomo to Hajimari no Sho # <RPG> (Aquaplus) {2017.04.20} (¥6,264) – 6,659 / 34,040
  11. -1/ [3DS] Mario Sports Superstars <SPT> (Nintendo) {2017.03.30} (¥5,378) – 6,617 / 75,503
  12. -1/ [PS4] NieR: Automata <RPG> (Square Enix) {2017.02.23} (¥8,424) – 6,168 / 313,253
  13. -1/ [PS4] Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands <ACT> (Ubisoft) {2017.03.09} (¥9,072) – 4,742 / 169,453
  14. -1/ [WIU] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥7,538) – 4,504 / 109,192
  15. NEW/ [3DS] Cube Creator DX <ADV> (Arc System Works) {2017.04.27} (¥3,024) – 4,350 / NEW
  16. -2/ [3DS] Pokémon Sun & Moon <RPG> (The Pokémon Company) {2016.11.18} (¥5,378) – 4,224 / 3,249,835
  17. -2/ [3DS] Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS <ACT> (Nintendo) {2016.12.01} (¥5,076) – 4,157 / 1,027,400
  18. -2/ [NSW] Super Bomberman R <ACT> (Konami) {2017.03.03} (¥5,378) – 3,338 / 77,015
  19. +2/ [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V (¥4,990 Edition) <ACT> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2015.10.08} (¥5,389) – 3,281 / 327,406
  20. -3/ [3DS] Yo-kai Watch 3: Sukiyaki <RPG> (Level-5) {2016.12.15} (¥5,184) – 3,197 / 711,042
  21. -13/ [PS4] PaRappa The Rapper <ACT> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.04.20} (¥1,944)
  22. -4/ [PS4] Horizon Zero Dawn # <RPG> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.03.02} (¥7,452)
  23. -3/ [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo <ETC> (Nintendo) {2016.11.23} (¥2,916)
  24. -5/ [PS4] Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5+2.5 Remix <RPG> (Square Enix) {2017.03.09} (¥7,344)
  25. NEW/ [PSV] Hanasaki Work Spring! # <ADV> (Entergram) {2017.04.27} (¥5,378) / NEW
  26. -2/ [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.03.19} (¥2,592)
  27. NEW/ [PSV] Tsuihou Senkyo <ADV> (Nippon Ichi Software) {2017.04.27} (¥6,458) / NEW
  28. NEW/ [PSV] Desire Remaster Version # <ADV> (El Dia) {2017.04.27} (¥7,344) / NEW
  29. -4/ [3DS] Mario Kart 7 <RCE> (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} (¥4,937)
  30. NEW/ [PSV] Tokeijikake no Ley Line Kagerou ni Samayou Majo <ADV> (dramatic create) {2017.04.27} (¥7,992) / NEW
  31. -22/ [NSW] Minna de Waiwai! Spelunker <ACT> (Square Enix) {2017.04.20} (¥5,378)
  32. -1/ [PS4] Rainbow Six Siege <ACT> (Ubisoft) {2015.12.10} (¥9,072)
  33. -5/ [WIU] Minecraft: Wii U Edition <ADV> (Microsoft) {2016.06.23} (¥3,888)
  34. -8/ [NSW] Dragon Quest Heroes I & II for Nintendo Switch <RPG> (Square Enix) {2017.03.03} (¥9,504)
  35. -13/ [PS4] Pro Evolution Soccer 2017 (Konami the Best) <SPT> (Konami) {2017.04.13} (¥4,298)
  36. NEW/ [PS4] War Thunder Premium Package <SLG> (DMM Games) {2017.04.27} (¥2,419) / NEW
  37. -7/ [PS4] Final Fantasy XV # <RPG> (Square Enix) {2016.11.29} (¥9,504)
  38. NEW/ [PSV] Fate/Hollow Ataraxia (PlayStation Vita the Best) <ADV> (Kadokawa Games) {2017.04.27} (¥4,104) / NEW
  39. -7/ [3DS] Kirby: Planet Robobot <ACT> (Nintendo) {2016.04.28} (¥5,076)
  40. -13/ [NSW] Puyo Puyo Tetris <PZL> (Sega Games) {2017.03.03} (¥5,389)
  41. -12/ [3DS] Poochy & Yoshi’s Woolly World # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.01.19} (¥5,076)
  42. NEW/ [PSV] Saki Zenkoku Hen Plus <TBL> (Entergram) {2017.04.27} (¥4,298) / NEW
  43. +3/ [PS4] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2016 <SPT> (Konami) {2016.04.28} (¥8,618)
  44. -21/ [PS4] LEGO Worlds Mezase Master Builder <ADV> (Warner Bros. Japan) {2017.04.06} (¥3,218)
  45. NEW/ [PS4] Tsuihou Senkyo <ADV> (Nippon Ichi Software) {2017.04.27} (¥7,538) / NEW
  46. BACK/ [PSV] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2016 <SPT> (Konami) {2016.04.28} (¥7,538)
  47. -14/ [PS4] Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.12.03} (¥2,592)
  48. -12/ [3DS] Miitopia <SLG> (Nintendo) {2016.12.08} (¥5,076)
  49. BACK/ [PS4] Biohazard 7 Resident Evil Grotesque Version <ADV> (Capcom) {2017.01.26} (¥8,629)
  50. -11/ [3DS] Sumikko Gurashi Mura wo Tsukurun Desu <ETC> (Nippon Columbia) {2016.07.21} (¥5,184)

 

Hardware Sales

  1. Nintendo Switch — 76,679 (48,694), +57% (+7%) / 777,252
  2. PlayStation 4 — 25,303 (19,334), +31% (-12%) / 4,676,947
  3. Nintendo 3DS — 23,063 (22,629), +2% (-5%) / 22,729,660
  4. PlayStation Vita — 5,994 (5,164), +16% (-8%) / 5,599,031
  5. Wii U — 543 (262), +107% (-3%) / 3,285,038
  6. PlayStation 3 — 453 (367), +23% (-15%) / 10,463,244

 

Grand totals

Total Nintendo titles: 24
Total Sony PlayStation titles: 26
Total home Nintendo titles: / 24
Total portable Nintendo titles: 15 / 24
Total home Sony PlayStation titles: 16 / 26
Total portable Sony PlayStation titles: 10 / 26

1st, PS4 — 16
2nd, 3DS — 15
3rd, PSVita — 10
4th, Switch — 7
5th, WiiU — 2

 

Brand-new titles (12)

NEW/ [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
NEW/ [3DS] Dragon Ball Heroes Ultimate Mission X
NEW/ [PSV] Gun Gun Pixies #
NEW/ [3DS] Cube Creator DX
NEW/ [PSV] Hanasaki Work Spring! #
NEW/ [PSV] Tsuihou Senkyo
NEW/ [PSV] Desire Remaster Version #
NEW/ [PSV] Tokeijikake no Ley Line Kagerou ni Samayou Majo
NEW/ [PS4] War Thunder Premium Package
NEW/ [PSV] Fate/Hollow Ataraxia (PlayStation Vita the Best)
NEW/ [PSV] Saki Zenkoku Hen Plus
NEW/ [PS4] Tsuihou Senkyo

1st, PSVita — 7
2nd, 3DS — 2
2nd, PS4 — 2
4th, Switch — 1

 

Re-charted titles (2)

BACK/ [PS4] Biohazard 7 Resident Evil Grotesque Version
BACK/ [PSV] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2016

1st, PS4 — 1
1st, PSVita — 1

 

Out-charted titles (14)

-9/ [PS4] Senran Kagura Peach Beach Splash #
-28/ [PSV] Zero Escape Nine Hours Nine Persons Nine Doors & Virtue’s Last Reward Double Pack
BACK/ [PS4] Battlefield 1
+2/ [NSW] Disgaea 5 Complete
+3/ [PS4] Call of Duty: Black Ops III #
0/ [WIU] Splatoon #
-3/ [3DS] Doraemon: Nobita no Nankyoku Kachikochi Daibouken
-12/ [PSV] Accel World Vs. Sword Art Online: Millennium Twilight
-4/ [3DS] Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3 Professional
-9/ [PSV] Blue Reflection Maboroshi Ni Mau Shoujo no Ken #
-12/ [PS4] Musou Stars #
-15/ [PSV] Musou Stars #
-11/ [PS4] Blue Reflection Maboroshi Ni Mau Shoujo no Ken #
-6/ [3DS] Kawaii Pet to Kurasou! Wan Nyan & Mini Mini Animal

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

 

Previously released titles (38)

Nintendo Switch: 6 / 7
Wii U:
2 / 2
Nintendo 3DS: 13 / 15
PlayStation 4: 14 / 16
PlayStation 3: / 0
PlayStation Vita: 3 / 10

1st, PS4 — 14
2nd, 3DS — 13
3rd, Switch — 6
4th, PSVita — 3
5th, WiiU — 2
6th, PS3 — 0

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [6 / 38] * 100 = SPI 15.79 | last week: [6 / 44] * 100
Wii U:
[2 / 38] * 100 = SPI 5.26 | last week: [3 / 44] * 100
Nintendo 3DS: [13 / 38] * 100 = SPI 34.21 | last week: [14 / 44] * 100
PlayStation 4: [14 / 38] * 100 = SPI 36.84 | last week: [16 / 44] * 100
PlayStation 3: [0 / 38] * 100 = SPI 0.00 | last week: [0 / 44] * 100
PlayStation Vita: [3 / 38] * 100 = SPI 7.89 | last week: [5 / 44] * 100

1st, PS4 — SPI 36.84 | last week: SPI 36.36
2nd, 3DS — SPI 34.21 | last week: SPI 31.82

3rd, Switch — SPI 15.79 | last week: SPI 13.64 
4th, PSVita — SPI 7.89 | last week: SPI 11.36
5th, WiiU — SPI 5.26 | last week: SPI 6.82
6th, PS3 — SPI 0.00 | last week: SPI 0.00

 

Past-years released titles (16)

Wii U: 1 (1 2016)
Nintendo 3DS: 8 (7 2016, 1 2011)
PlayStation 45 (2 2016, 3 2015)
PlayStation 3: 0
PlayStation Vita: 2 (1 2016, 1 2015)

1st, 3DS — 8
2nd, PS4 — 5
3rd, PSVita — 2
4th, WiiU — 1
5th, PS3 — 0

 

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

Wii U: [(1 *1)] = ES 1 | last week: [(1 *1) + (1 *2)]
Nintendo 3DS: [(7 *1) + (1 *6)] = ES 13 | last week: [(7 *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 *1) + (1 *2)] = ES 3 | last week: [(1 *2)]

1st, 3DS — ES 13 | last week: ES 13 
2nd, PS4 — ES 8 | last week: ES 9 
3rd, PSVita — ES 3 | last week: ES 2 
4th, WiiU — ES 1 | last week: ES 3
5th, PS3 — ES 0 | last week: ES 0

 

Momentum

Nintendo Switch(highest) +2/ [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # > (lowest) -22/ [NSW] Minna de Waiwai! Spelunker
Wii U:
 (highest) -1/ [WIU] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild > (lowest) -5/ [WIU] Minecraft: Wii U Edition
Nintendo 3DS: (highest) +2/ [3DS] Monster Hunter XX > (lowest) -12/ [3DS] Miitopia
PlayStation 4: (highest) +3/ [PS4] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2016 > (lowest) -21/ [PS4] LEGO Worlds Mezase Master Builder
PlayStation 3: (highest) none = (lowest) none
PlayStation Vita: (highest) -2/ [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition > (lowest) -6/ [PSV] Dungeon Travelers 2-2 Yamiochi no Otomo to Hajimari no Sho #

Highest: +3/ [PS4] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2016
Lowest: -22/ [NSW] Minna de Waiwai! Spelunker

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [(+2 + 0 + -2 + -22 + -8 + -13) / 6] = MM -7.17
Wii U
: [(-1 + -5) / 2] = MM -3.00
Nintendo 3DS: [(+2 + -4 + -4 + -1 + -2 + -2 + -3 + -3 + -4 + -7 + -12 + -12 + -11) / 13] = MM -4.85
PlayStation 4: [(-5 + -1 + -1 + +2 + -13 + -4 + -5 + -1 + -13 + -7 + +3 + -21 + -14) / 13] = MM -6.15
PlayStation 3: N/A
PlayStation Vita: [(-6 + -2) / 2] = MM -4.00

1st, WiiU — MM -3.00 | last week: MM -2.00
2nd, PSVita — MM -4.00 | last week: MM -13.60
3rd, 3DS — MM -4.85 | last week: MM -2.36
4th, PS4 — MM -6.15 | last week: MM -5.07
5th, Switch — MM -7.17 | last week: MM -1.83
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
: [(1 *0.50)] = DS 0.50
Nintendo 3DS: [(3 *0.25)] = DS 0.75
PlayStation 4: [(1 *0.25) + (4 *0.50)] = DS 2.25
PlayStation 3: [(0 *0.00)] = DS 0.00
PlayStation Vita: [(3 *0.50) + (1 *0.75)] = DS 2.25


1st, PS4 — DS 2.25 | last week: DS 3.50
1st, PSVita — DS 2.25 | last week: DS 1.50
3rd, 3DSDS 0.75 | last week: DS 0.25
4th, Switch — DS 0.50 | last week: DS 0.00
4th, WiiU — DS 0.50 | last week: DS 0.00
6th, PS3 — DS 0.00 | last week: DS 0.00

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [-7.17 – 0.50 + 0 + 12] = MI +4.83 | last week: [-1.83 – 0.00 + 0 + 6]
Wii U: [-3.00 – 0.50 + 0 + 12] = MI +8.50 | last week: [-2.00 – 0.00 + 0 + 6]
Nintendo 3DS: [-4.85 – 0.75 + 0 + 12] = MI +6.40 | last week: [-2.36 – 0.25 + 0 + 6]
PlayStation 4: [-6.15 – 2.25 + 1 + 12] = MI +4.60 | last week: [-5.07 – 3.50 + 2 + 6]
PlayStation 3: N/A | last week: N/A
PlayStation Vita: [-4.00 – 2.25 + 1 + 12] = MI +6.75 | last week: [-13.60 – 1.50 + 0 + 6]

1st, WiiU — MI +8.50 | last week: MI +4.00
2nd, PSVita — MI +6.75 | last week: MI -9.10
3rd, 3DS — MI +6.40 | last week: MI +3.39
4th, Switch — MI +4.83 | last week: MI +4.17
5th, PS4 — MI +4.60 | last week: MI -0.57
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.

 

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 (April 24, 2017 – April 30, 2017).
Weekly Top 20 Media Create Charts (April 24, 2017 – April 30, 2017).
Observations on Media Create for the Week of April 17, 2017 – April 23, 2017.

 

 

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