Observations on Media Create for the Week of May 22, 2017 – May 28, 2017

On another not, Splatoon is on its way out after two years in anticipation for Splatoon 2.

 

 

 

Software Sales

  1. NEW/ [PS4] Ys VIII Lacrimosa of Dana <RPG> (Nihon Falcom) {2017.05.25} (¥7,344) – 27,741 / NEW
  2. -1/ [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe <RCE> (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥6,458) – 26,993 / 467,689
  3. NEW/ [NSW] Ultra Street Fighter II The Final Challengers <FTG> (Capcom) {2017.05.26} (¥5,389) – 16,404 / NEW
  4. -2/ [3DS] Monster Hunter XX <ACT> (Capcom) {2017.03.18} (¥6,264) – 11,155 / 1,490,343
  5. NEW/ [PS4] Guilty Gear Xrd: Rev 2 <FTG> (Arc System Works) {2017.05.25} (¥5,184) – 10,609 / NEW
  6. -3/ [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥7,538) – 10,390 / 476,021
  7. -3/ [3DS] Dragon Ball Heroes Ultimate Mission X <TBL> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2017.04.27} (¥6,156) – 6,515 / 152,923
  8. -2/ [PS4] NieR: Automata <RPG> (Square Enix) {2017.02.23} (¥8,424) – 4,260 / 334,553
  9. +3/ [3DS] Pokémon Sun & Moon <RPG> (The Pokémon Company) {2016.11.18} (¥5,378) – 3,317 / 3,266,197
  10. -3/ [3DS] Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia # <SLG> (Nintendo) {2017.04.20} (¥5,378) – 3,103 / 182,371
  11. +7/ [3DS] Pro Yakyuu Famista Climax <SPT> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2017.04.20} (¥6,156) – 3,033 / 79,469
  12. +2/ [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo <ETC> (Nintendo) {2016.11.23} (¥2,916) – 2,991 / 181,843
  13. +2/ [3DS] Mario Sports Superstars <SPT> (Nintendo) {2017.03.30} (¥5,378) – 2,909 / 95,738
  14. +3/ [3DS] Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS <ACT> (Nintendo) {2016.12.01} (¥5,076) – 2,868 / 1,044,105
  15. NEW/ [PSV] Sangokushi 13 with Power Up Kit <SLG> (Koei Tecmo Games) {2017.05.25} (¥9,504) – 2,831 / NEW
  16. -3/ [NSW] 1-2-Switch <ETC> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥5,378) – 2,825 / 214,618
  17. -1/ [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V (¥4,990 Edition) <ACT> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2015.10.08} (¥5,389) – 2,785 / 339,729
  18. -8/ [WIU] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥7,538) – 2,776 / 125,769
  19. +3/ [3DS] Mario Kart 7 <RCE> (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} (¥4,937) – 2,515 / 2,776,275
  20. 0/ [PS4] Rainbow Six Siege <ACT> (Ubisoft) {2015.12.10} (¥9,072) – 2,485 / 196,956
  21. -12/ [PS4] Dark Souls III The Fire Fades Edition <RPG> (From Software) {2017.04.20} (¥6,372)
  22. +2/ [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.03.19} (¥2,592)
  23. 0/ [3DS] Yo-kai Watch 3: Sukiyaki <RPG> (Level-5) {2016.12.15} (¥5,184)
  24. +1/ [WIU] Minecraft: Wii U Edition <ADV> (Microsoft) {2016.06.23} (¥3,888)
  25. NEW/ [PSV] Love of Love Emperor of Love! # <ADV> (Entergram) {2017.05.25} (¥5,378) / NEW
  26. -21/ [PS4] Prey <ACT> (Bethesda Softworks) {2017.05.18} (¥8,618)
  27. NEW/ [PS4] Summer Lesson: Miyamoto Hikari Edition <ETC> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2017.05.25} (¥8,208) / NEW
  28. -9/ [PS4] Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands <ACT> (Ubisoft) {2017.03.09} (¥9,072)
  29. -18/ [3DS] Shingeki no Kyojin Shichi Kara no Dasshutsu # <ADV> (Koei Tecmo Games) {2017.05.11} (¥6,264)
  30. NEW/ [PS4] Hyper Light Drifter <RPG> (Active Gaming Media) {2017.05.25} (¥3,980) / NEW
  31. -5/ [3DS] Kirby: Planet Robobot <ACT> (Nintendo) {2016.04.28} (¥5,076)
  32. -3/ [NSW] Super Bomberman R <ACT> (Konami) {2017.03.03} (¥5,378)
  33. NEW/ [PSV] Marginal #4 Road to Galaxy # <ADV> (Idea Factory) {2017.05.25} (¥6,804) / NEW
  34. -2/ [PS4] Final Fantasy XV # <RPG> (Square Enix) {2016.11.29} (¥9,504)
  35. -6/ [PS4] Call of Duty: Black Ops III # <ACT> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.11.06} (¥8,532)
  36. -5/ [PS4] Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.12.03} (¥2,592)
  37. -10/ [PSV] Dungeon Travelers 2-2 Yamiochi no Otomo to Hajimari no Sho # <RPG> (Aquaplus) {2017.04.20} (¥6,264)
  38. -5/ [PS4] Horizon Zero Dawn # <RPG> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.03.02} (¥7,452)
  39. -11/ [3DS] Miitopia <SLG> (Nintendo) {2016.12.08} (¥5,076)
  40. -1/ [3DS] Cube Creator DX <ADV> (Arc System Works) {2017.04.27} (¥3,024)
  41. +2/ [PS4] Biohazard 7 Resident Evil Grotesque Version <ADV> (Capcom) {2017.01.26} (¥8,629)
  42. -2/ [3DS] Sumikko Gurashi Mura wo Tsukurun Desu <ETC> (Nippon Columbia) {2016.07.21} (¥5,184)
  43. -5/ [PS4] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2016 <SPT> (Konami) {2016.04.28} (¥8,618)
  44. -8/ [PS4] Pro Evolution Soccer 2017 (Konami the Best) <SPT> (Konami) {2017.04.13} (¥4,298)
  45. NEW/ [PS4] Assassin’s Creed Syndicate (Ubi the Best) <ACT> (Ubisoft) {2017.05.25} (¥4,298) / NEW
  46. -38/ [PS4] Danganronpa 1・2 Reload <ADV> (Spike Chunsoft) {2017.05.18} (¥4,104)
  47. -10/ [WIU] Mario Kart 8 # <RCE> (Nintendo) {2014.05.29} (¥6,156)
  48. -14/ [NSW] Puyo Puyo Tetris <PZL> (Sega Games) {2017.03.03} (¥5,389)
  49. -8/ [PS4] Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5+2.5 Remix <RPG> (Square Enix) {2017.03.09} (¥7,344)
  50. -6/ [WIU] Splatoon # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2015.05.28} (¥6,156)

 

Hardware Sales

  1. Nintendo Switch — 27,146 (26,114), +4% (+6%) / 903,135
  2. PlayStation 4 — 19,002 (17,314), +10% (+0%) / 4,758,512
  3. Nintendo 3DS — 18,295 (18,060), +1% (+3%) / 22,810,522
  4. PlayStation Vita — 4,092 (4,088), +0% (-1%) / 5,618,483
  5. PlayStation 3 — 258 (327), -21% (+1%) / 10,464,561
  6. Wii U — 177 (184), -4% (+17%) / 3,285,953

 

Grand totals

Total Nintendo titles: 25
Total Sony PlayStation titles: 25
Total home Nintendo titles: 10 / 25
Total portable Nintendo titles: 15 / 25
Total home Sony PlayStation titles: 20 / 25
Total portable Sony PlayStation titles: 5 / 25

1st, PS4 — 20
2nd, 3DS — 15
3rd, Switch — 6
4th, PSVita — 5
5th, WiiU — 4

 

Brand-new titles (9)

NEW/ [PS4] Ys VIII Lacrimosa of Dana
NEW/ [NSW] Ultra Street Fighter II The Final Challengers
NEW/ [PS4] Guilty Gear Xrd: Rev 2
NEW/ [PSV] Sangokushi 13 with Power Up Kit
NEW/ [PSV] Love of Love Emperor of Love! #
NEW/ [PS4] Summer Lesson: Miyamoto Hikari Edition
NEW/ [PS4] Hyper Light Drifter
NEW/ [PSV] Marginal #4 Road to Galaxy #
NEW/ [PS4] Assassin’s Creed Syndicate (Ubi the Best)

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

 

Re-charted titles (0)

None.

 

Out-charted titles (9)

NEW/ [PSV] Danganronpa 1・2 Reload (PlayStation Vita the Best)
0/ [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS
-3/ [3DS] Kawaii Pet to Kurasou! Wan Nyan & Mini Mini Animal
-14/ [3DS] Poochy & Yoshi’s Woolly World
+2/ [PS4] LEGO Worlds Mezase Master Builder
-7/ [PS4] PaRappa The Rapper
+5/ [NSW] Minna de Waiwai! Spelunker
-5/ [NSW] Dragon Quest Heroes I & II for Nintendo Switch
NEW/ [PSV] Rewrite Harvest festa!

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

 

Previously released titles (41)

Nintendo Switch: 5 / 6
Wii U:
4 / 4
Nintendo 3DS: 15 / 15
PlayStation 4: 15 / 20
PlayStation 3: / 0
PlayStation Vita: 2 / 5

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

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [5 / 41] * 100 = SPI 12.20 | last week: [7 / 46] * 100
Wii U:
[4 / 41] * 100 = SPI 9.76 | last week: [4 / 46] * 100
Nintendo 3DS: [15 / 41] * 100 = SPI 36.59 | last week: [18 / 46] * 100
PlayStation 4: [15 / 41] * 100 = SPI 36.59 | last week: [15 / 46] * 100
PlayStation 3: [0 / 41] * 100 = SPI 0.00 | last week: [0 / 46] * 100
PlayStation Vita: [2 / 41] * 100 = SPI 4.88 | last week: [2 / 46] * 100

1st, 3DS — SPI 36.59 | last week: SPI 39.13
1st, PS4 — SPI 36.59 | last week: SPI 32.61
3rd, Switch — SPI 12.20 | last week: SPI 15.22 
4th, WiiU — SPI 9.76 | last week: SPI 8.70
5th, PSVita — SPI 4.88 | last week: SPI 4.35
6th, PS3 — SPI 0.00 | last week: SPI 0.00

 

Past-years released titles (18)

Wii U: 3 (1 2016, 1 2015, 1 2014)
Nintendo 3DS: 8 (7 2016, 1 2011)
PlayStation 46 (2 2016, 4 2015)
PlayStation 3: 0
PlayStation Vita: 1 (1 2015)

1st, 3DS — 8
2nd, PS4 — 6
3rd, WiiU — 3
4th, PSVita — 1
5th, PS3 — 0

 

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

Wii U: [(1 *1) + (1 *2) +(1 *3)] = ES 6 | last week: [(1 *1) + (1 *2) +(1 *3)]
Nintendo 3DS: [(7 *1) + (1 *6)] = ES 13 | last week: [(7 *1) + (1 *3) + (1 *6)]
PlayStation 4: [(2 *1) + (4 *2)] = ES 10 | last week: [(2 *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 13 | last week: ES 16
2nd, PS4 — ES 10 | last week: ES 10 
3rd, WiiU — ES 6 | last week: ES 6 
4th, PSVita — ES 2 | last week: ES 2 
5th, PS3 — ES 0 | last week: ES 0

 

Momentum

Nintendo Switch(highest) -1/ [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe > (lowest) -14/ [NSW] Puyo Puyo Tetris
Wii U:
 (highest) +1/ [WIU] Minecraft: Wii U Edition > (lowest) -10/ [WIU] Mario Kart 8 #
Nintendo 3DS: (highest) +7/ [3DS] Pro Yakyuu Famista Climax > (lowest) -18/ [3DS] Shingeki no Kyojin Shichi Kara no Dasshutsu #
PlayStation 4: (highest) +2/ [PS4] Biohazard 7 Resident Evil Grotesque Version > (lowest) -38/ [PS4] Danganronpa 1・2 Reload
PlayStation 3: (highest) none = (lowest) none
PlayStation Vita: (highest) +2/ [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition > (lowest) -10/ [PSV] Dungeon Travelers 2-2 Yamiochi no Otomo to Hajimari no Sho #

Highest: +7/ [3DS] Pro Yakyuu Famista Climax
Lowest: -38/ [PS4] Danganronpa 1・2 Reload

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [(-1 + -3 + -3 + -3 + -14) / 5] = MM -4.80
Wii U
: [(-8 + +1 + -10 + -6) / 4] = MM -5.75
Nintendo 3DS: [(-2 + -3 + +3 + -3 + +7 + +2 + +2 + +3 + +3 + 0 + -18 + -5 + -11 + -1 + -2) / 15] = MM -1.67
PlayStation 4: [(-2 + -1 + 0 + -12 + -21 + -9 + -2 + -6 + -5 + -5 + +2 + -5 + -8 + -38 + -8) / 15] = MM -8.00
PlayStation 3: N/A
PlayStation Vita: [(+2 + -10) / 2] = MM -4.00

1st, 3DS — MM -1.67 | last week: MM -3.00
2nd, PSVita — MM -4.00 | last week: MM -4.00
3rd, Switch — MM -4.80 | last week: MM -0.57
4th, WiiU — MM -5.75 | last week: MM +2.25
5th, PS4 — MM -8.00 | last week: MM -1.60
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: [(2 *0.50)] = DS 1.00
Wii U
: [(0 *0.00)] = DS 0.00
Nintendo 3DS: [(3 *0.50)] = DS 1.50
PlayStation 4: [(2 *0.50)] = DS 1.00
PlayStation 3: [(0 *0.00)] = DS 0.00
PlayStation Vita: [(2 *1.00)] = DS 2.00

1st, PSVita — DS 2.00 | last week: DS 2.50
2nd, 3DSDS 1.50 | last week: DS 0.00
3rd, Switch — DS 1.00 | last week: DS 0.00
3rd, PS4 — DS 1.00 | last week: DS 0.25
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: [-4.80 – 1.00 + 0 + 9] = MI +3.20 | last week: [-0.57 – 0.00 + 0 + 4]
Wii U: [-5.75 – 0.00 + 0 + 9] = MI +3.25 | last week: [+2.25 – 0.00 + 0 + 4]
Nintendo 3DS: [-1.67 – 1.50 + 0 + 9] = MI +5.83 | last week: [-3.00 – 0.00 + 0 + 4]
PlayStation 4: [-8.00 – 1.00 + 0 + 9] = MI 0.00 | last week: [-1.60 – 0.25 + 0 + 4]
PlayStation 3: N/A | last week: N/A
PlayStation Vita: [-4.00 – 2.00 + 0 + 9] = MI +3.00 | last week: [-4.00 – 2.50 + 0 + 4]

1st, 3DS — MI +5.83 | last week: MI +1.00
2nd, WiiU — MI +3.25 | last week: MI +6.25
3rd, Switch — MI +3.20 | last week: MI +3.43
4th, PSVita — MI +3.00 | last week: MI -2.50
5th, PS4 — MI 0.00 | last week: MI +2.15
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 (May 22, 2017 – May 28, 2017).
Weekly Top 20 Media Create Charts (May 22, 2017 – May 28, 2017).
Observations on Media Create for the Week of May 15, 2017 – May 21, 2017.

 

 

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