Observations on Media Create for the Week of May 8, 2017 – May 14, 2017

29 games on Nintendo. Switch and 3DS cannot be stopped in the Land of the Rising Sun.

 

 

 

Software Sales

  1. 0/ [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe <RCE> (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥6,458) – 36,440 / 411,915
  2. +1/ [3DS] Monster Hunter XX <ACT> (Capcom) {2017.03.18} (¥6,264) – 15,002 / 1,466,546
  3. +1/ [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥7,538) – 11,916 / 454,783
  4. -2/ [3DS] Dragon Ball Heroes Ultimate Mission X <TBL> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2017.04.27} (¥6,156) – 10,574 / 138,938
  5. NEW/ [3DS] Shingeki no Kyojin Shichi Kara no Dasshutsu # <ADV> (Koei Tecmo Games) {2017.05.11} (¥6,264) – 8,599 / NEW
  6. -1/ [3DS] Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia # <SLG> (Nintendo) {2017.04.20} (¥5,378) – 5,713 / 174,868
  7. +3/ [PS4] NieR: Automata <RPG> (Square Enix) {2017.02.23} (¥8,424) – 5,056 / 325,553
  8. +5/ [PS4] Dark Souls III The Fire Fades Edition <RPG> (From Software) {2017.04.20} (¥6,372) – 4,016 / 52,678
  9. -2/ [3DS] Pro Yakyuu Famista Climax <SPT> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2017.04.20} (¥6,156) – 3,959 / 73,683
  10. -4/ [3DS] Mario Sports Superstars <SPT> (Nintendo) {2017.03.30} (¥5,378) – 3,486 / 89,964
  11. -3/ [NSW] 1-2-Switch <ETC> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥5,378) – 3,410 / 208,856
  12. -1/ [WIU] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥7,538) – 3,395 / 119,708
  13. +1/ [PS4] Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands <ACT> (Ubisoft) {2017.03.09} (¥9,072) – 3,080 / 177,945
  14. -2/ [3DS] Pokémon Sun & Moon <RPG> (The Pokémon Company) {2016.11.18} (¥5,378) – 3,062 / 3,259,837
  15. +2/ [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo <ETC> (Nintendo) {2016.11.23} (¥2,916) – 2,939 / 175,948
  16. -7/ [3DS] Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS <ACT> (Nintendo) {2016.12.01} (¥5,076) – 2,929 / 1,038,463
  17. +4/ [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V (¥4,990 Edition) <ACT> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2015.10.08} (¥5,389) – 2,880 / 334,080
  18. +5/ [PS4] Rainbow Six Siege <ACT> (Ubisoft) {2015.12.10} (¥9,072) – 2,527 / 192,045
  19. -3/ [3DS] Mario Kart 7 <RCE> (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} (¥4,937) – 2,429 / 2,771,420
  20. -5/ [3DS] Yo-kai Watch 3: Sukiyaki <RPG> (Level-5) {2016.12.15} (¥5,184) – 2,146 / 718,551
  21. -1/ [PSV] Dungeon Travelers 2-2 Yamiochi no Otomo to Hajimari no Sho # <RPG> (Aquaplus) {2017.04.20} (¥6,264)
  22. -4/ [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.03.19} (¥2,592)
  23. -4/ [3DS] Kirby: Planet Robobot <ACT> (Nintendo) {2016.04.28} (¥5,076)
  24. +4/ [PS4] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2016 <SPT> (Konami) {2016.04.28} (¥8,618)
  25. 0/ [PS4] Horizon Zero Dawn # <RPG> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.03.02} (¥7,452)
  26. +3/ [WIU] Minecraft: Wii U Edition <ADV> (Microsoft) {2016.06.23} (¥3,888)
  27. -5/ [NSW] Super Bomberman R <ACT> (Konami) {2017.03.03} (¥5,378)
  28. -1/ [3DS] Miitopia <SLG> (Nintendo) {2016.12.08} (¥5,076)
  29. +7/ [PS4] Pro Evolution Soccer 2017 (Konami the Best) <SPT> (Konami) {2017.04.13} (¥4,298)
  30. 0/ [NSW] Dragon Quest Heroes I & II for Nintendo Switch <RPG> (Square Enix) {2017.03.03} (¥9,504)
  31. -7/ [3DS] Cube Creator DX <ADV> (Arc System Works) {2017.04.27} (¥3,024)
  32. +3/ [PS4] Final Fantasy XV # <RPG> (Square Enix) {2016.11.29} (¥9,504)
  33. -7/ [3DS] Poochy & Yoshi’s Woolly World <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.01.19} (¥5,076)
  34. 0/ [NSW] Puyo Puyo Tetris <PZL> (Sega Games) {2017.03.03} (¥5,389)
  35. +3/ [PSV] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2016 <SPT> (Konami) {2016.04.28} (¥7,538)
  36. +3/ [PS4] Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.12.03} (¥2,592)
  37. NEW/ [PSV] Owaru Sekai to Birthday # <ADV> (Entergram) {2017.05.11} (¥5,378) / NEW
  38. -7/ [PS4] PaRappa The Rapper <ACT> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.04.20} (¥1,944)
  39. -7/ [3DS] Sumikko Gurashi Mura wo Tsukurun Desu <ETC> (Nippon Columbia) {2016.07.21} (¥5,184)
  40. -7/ [PS4] Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5+2.5 Remix <RPG> (Square Enix) {2017.03.09} (¥7,344)
  41. 0/ [WIU] Mario Kart 8 # <RCE> (Nintendo) {2014.05.29} (¥6,156)
  42. NEW/ [PSV] Starry * Sky Summer Stories <ADV> (Asgard) {2017.05.11} (¥6,264) / NEW
  43. +7/ [PS4] Call of Duty: Black Ops III # <ACT> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.11.06} (¥8,532)
  44. 0/ [PS4] Biohazard 7 Resident Evil Grotesque Version <ADV> (Capcom) {2017.01.26} (¥8,629)
  45. -8/ [3DS] Kawaii Pet to Kurasou! Wan Nyan & Mini Mini Animal <ETC> (Nippon Columbia) {2017.04.06} (¥5,184)
  46. +2/ [WIU] Splatoon # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2015.05.28} (¥6,156)
  47. -7/ [NSW] Minna de Waiwai! Spelunker <ACT> (Square Enix) {2017.04.20} (¥5,378)
  48. -5/ [PS4] LEGO Worlds Mezase Master Builder <ADV> (Warner Bris. Japan) {2017.04.06} (¥3,218)
  49. -2/ [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS <FTG> (Nintendo) {2014.09.13} (¥5,616)
  50. BACK/ [PS4] The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (Game of the Year Edition) <RPG> (Spike Chunsoft) {2016.09.01} (¥6,998)

 

Hardware Sales

  1. Nintendo Switch — 24,712 (47,911), -48% (-38%) / 849,875
  2. Nintendo 3DS — 17,526 (26,981), -35% (+17%) / 22,774,167
  3. PlayStation 4 — 17,295 (27,954), -38% (+10%) / 4,722,196
  4. PlayStation Vita — 4,114 (7,158), -43% (+19%) / 5,610,303
  5. PlayStation 3 — 325 (407), -20% (-10%) / 10,463,976
  6. Wii U — 157 (397), -60% (-27%) / 3,285,592

 

Grand totals

Total Nintendo titles: 29
Total Sony PlayStation titles: 21
Total home Nintendo titles: 11 / 29
Total portable Nintendo titles: 18 / 29
Total home Sony PlayStation titles: 16 / 21
Total portable Sony PlayStation titles: 5 / 21

1st, 3DS — 18
2nd, PS4 — 16
3rd, Switch — 7
4th, PSVita — 5
5th, WiiU — 4

 

Brand-new titles (3)

NEW/ [3DS] Shingeki no Kyojin Shichi Kara no Dasshutsu #
NEW/ [PSV] Owaru Sekai to Birthday #
NEW/ [PSV] Starry * Sky Summer Stories

1st, PSVita — 2
2nd, 3DS — 1

 

Re-charted titles (1)

BACK/ [PS4] The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (Game of the Year Edition)

1st, PS4 — 1

 

Out-charted titles (4)

BACK/ [3DS] New Super Mario Bros. 2 #
-37/ [PSV] Gun Gun Pixies #
BACK/ [3DS] Doraemon: Nobita no Nankyoku Kachikochi Daibouken
BACK/ [3DS] Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3 Professional

1st, 3DS — 3
2nd, PSVita — 1

 

Previously released titles (47)

Nintendo Switch: 7 / 7
Wii U:
4 / 4
Nintendo 3DS: 17 / 18
PlayStation 4: 16 / 16
PlayStation 3: / 0
PlayStation Vita: 3 / 5

1st, 3DS — 17
2nd, PS4 — 16
3rd, Switch — 7
4th, WiiU — 4
5th, PSVita — 3
6th, PS3 — 0

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [7 / 47] * 100 = SPI 14.89 | last week: [7 / 50] * 100
Wii U:
[4 / 47] * 100 = SPI 8.51 | last week: [4 / 50] * 100
Nintendo 3DS: [17 / 47] * 100 = SPI 36.17 | last week: [20 / 50] * 100
PlayStation 4: [16 / 47] * 100 = SPI 34.04 | last week: [15 / 50] * 100
PlayStation 3: [0 / 47] * 100 = SPI 0.00 | last week: [0 / 50] * 100
PlayStation Vita: [3 / 47] * 100 = SPI 6.38 | last week: [4 / 50] * 100

1st, 3DS — SPI 36.17 | last week: SPI 40.00
2nd, PS4 — SPI 34.04 | last week: SPI 30.00
3rd, Switch — SPI 14.89 | last week: SPI 14.00 
4th, WiiU — SPI 8.51 | last week: SPI 8.00
5th, PSVita — SPI 6.38 | last week: SPI 8.00
6th, PS3 — SPI 0.00 | last week: SPI 0.00

 

Past-years released titles (21)

Wii U: 3 (1 2016, 1 2015, 1 2014)
Nintendo 3DS: 9 (7 2016, 1 2014, 1 2011)
PlayStation 47 (3 2016, 4 2015)
PlayStation 3: 0
PlayStation Vita: 2 (1 2016, 1 2015)

1st, 3DS — 9
2nd, PS4 — 7
3rd, WiiU — 3
4th, PSVita — 2
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 *3) + (1 *6)] = ES 16 | last week: [(7 *1) + (1 *3) + (1 *5) + (1 *6)]
PlayStation 4: [(3 *1) + (4 *2)] = ES 11 | last week: [(2 *1) + (4 *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 16 | last week: ES 21 
2nd, PS4 — ES 11 | last week: ES 10 
3rd, WiiU — ES 6 | last week: ES 6 
4th, PSVita — ES 3 | last week: ES 3 
5th, PS3 — ES 0 | last week: ES 0

 

Momentum

Nintendo Switch(highest) +1/ [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # > (lowest) -7/ [NSW] Minna de Waiwai! Spelunker
Wii U:
 (highest) +3/ [WIU] Minecraft: Wii U Edition > (lowest) -1/ [WIU] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Nintendo 3DS: (highest) +2/ [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo > (lowest) -8/ [3DS] Kawaii Pet to Kurasou! Wan Nyan & Mini Mini Animal
PlayStation 4: (highest) +7/ [PS4] Pro Evolution Soccer 2017 (Konami the Best) > (lowest) -7/ [PS4] Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5+2.5 Remix
PlayStation 3: (highest) none = (lowest) none
PlayStation Vita: (highest) +3/ [PSV] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2016 > (lowest) -4/ [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition

Highest: +7/ [PS4] Pro Evolution Soccer 2017 (Konami the Best)
Lowest: -8/ [3DS] Kawaii Pet to Kurasou! Wan Nyan & Mini Mini Animal

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [(0 + +1 + -3 + -5 + 0 + 0 + -7) / 7] = MM -2.00
Wii U
: [(-1 + +3 + 0 + +2) / 4] = MM +1.00
Nintendo 3DS: [(+1 + -2 + -1 + -2 + -4 + -2 + +2 + -7 + -3 + -5 + -4 + -1 + -7 + -7 + -7 + -8 + -2) / 17] = MM -3.47
PlayStation 4: [(+3 + +5 + +1 + +4 + +5 + +4 + 0 + +7 + +3 + +3 + -7 + -7 + +7 + 0 + -5) / 15] = MM +1.53
PlayStation 3: N/A
PlayStation Vita: [(-1 + -4 + +3) / 3] = MM -0.67

1st, PS4 — MM +1.53 | last week: MM +0.79
2nd, WiiU — MM +1.00 | last week: MM +3.50
3rd, PSVita — MM -0.67 | last week: MM -7.75
4th, Switch — MM -2.00 | last week: MM -0.57
5th, 3DS — MM -3.47 | last week: MM +7.00
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: [(0 *0.00)] = DS 0.00
Wii U
: [(0 *0.00)] = DS 0.00
Nintendo 3DS: [(3 *0.25)] = DS 0.75
PlayStation 4: [(0 *0.00)] = DS 0.00
PlayStation 3: [(0 *0.00)] = DS 0.00
PlayStation Vita: [(1 *0.75)] = DS 0.75

1st, 3DSDS 0.75 | last week: DS 0.00
1st, PSVita — DS 0.75 | last week: DS 6.00
2nd, PS4 — DS 0.00 | last week: DS 2.00
2nd, Switch — DS 0.00 | last week: DS 0.00
2nd, WiiU — DS 0.00 | last week: DS 0.00
2nd, PS3 — DS 0.00 | last week: DS 0.00

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [-2.00 – 0.00 + 0 + 3] = MI +1.00 | last week: [-0.57 – 0.00 + 0 + 0]
Wii U: [+1.00 – 0.00 + 0 + 3] = MI +4.00 | last week: [+3.50 – 0.00 + 2 + 0]
Nintendo 3DS: [-3.47 – 0.75 + 0 + 3] = MI -1.22 | last week: [+7.00 – 0.00 + 5 + 0]
PlayStation 4: [+1.53 – 0.00 + 1 + 3] = MI +5.53 | last week: [+0.79 – 2.00 + 1 + 0]
PlayStation 3: N/A | last week: N/A
PlayStation Vita: [-0.67 – 0.75 + 0 + 3] = MI +1.58 | last week: [-7.75 – 6.00 + 0 + 0]

1st, PS4 — MI +5.53 | last week: MI -0.21
2nd, WiiU — MI +4.00 | last week: MI +5.50
3rd, PSVita — MI +1.58 | last week: MI -13.75
4th, Switch — MI +1.00 | last week: MI -0.57
5th, 3DS — MI -1.22 | last week: MI +12.00
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.

 

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 8, 2017 – May 14, 2017).
Weekly Top 20 Media Create Charts (May 8, 2017 – May 14, 2017).
Observations on Media Create for the Week of May 1, 2017 – May 7, 2017.

 

 

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