Observations on Media Create for the Week of May 15, 2017 – May 21, 2017

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Software Sales

  1. 0/ [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe <RCE> (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥6,458) – 28,781 / 440,696
  2. 0/ [3DS] Monster Hunter XX <ACT> (Capcom) {2017.03.18} (¥6,264) – 12,643 / 1,479,189
  3. 0/ [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥7,538) – 10,849 / 465,631
  4. 0/ [3DS] Dragon Ball Heroes Ultimate Mission X <TBL> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2017.04.27} (¥6,156) – 7,470 / 146,408
  5. NEW/ [PS4] Prey <ACT> (Bethesda Softworks) {2017.05.18} (¥8,618) – 7,105 / NEW
  6. +1/ [PS4] NieR: Automata <RPG> (Square Enix) {2017.02.23} (¥8,424) – 4,740 / 330,293
  7. -1/ [3DS] Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia # <SLG> (Nintendo) {2017.04.20} (¥5,378) – 4,400 / 179,268
  8. NEW/ [PS4] Danganronpa 1・2 Reload <ADV> (Spike Chunsoft) {2017.05.18} (¥4,104) – 3,880 / NEW
  9. -1/ [PS4] Dark Souls III The Fire Fades Edition <RPG> (From Software) {2017.04.20} (¥6,372) – 3,302 / 55,979
  10. +2/ [WIU] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥7,538) – 3,286 / 122,993
  11. -6/ [3DS] Shingeki no Kyojin Shichi Kara no Dasshutsu # <ADV> (Koei Tecmo Games) {2017.05.11} (¥6,264) – 3,238 / 11,837
  12. +2/ [3DS] Pokémon Sun & Moon <RPG> (The Pokémon Company) {2016.11.18} (¥5,378) – 3,043 / 3,262,880
  13. -2/ [NSW] 1-2-Switch <ETC> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥5,378) – 2,937 / 211,793
  14. +1/ [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo <ETC> (Nintendo) {2016.11.23} (¥2,916) – 2,905 / 178,852
  15. -5/ [3DS] Mario Sports Superstars <SPT> (Nintendo) {2017.03.30} (¥5,378) – 2,865 / 92,829
  16. +1/ [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V (¥4,990 Edition) <ACT> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2015.10.08} (¥5,389) – 2,863 / 336,943
  17. -1/ [3DS] Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS <ACT> (Nintendo) {2016.12.01} (¥5,076) – 2,774 / 1,041,237
  18. -9/ [3DS] Pro Yakyuu Famista Climax <SPT> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2017.04.20} (¥6,156) – 2,753 / 76,436
  19. -6/ [PS4] Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands <ACT> (Ubisoft) {2017.03.09} (¥9,072) – 2,468 / 180,413
  20. -2/ [PS4] Rainbow Six Siege <ACT> (Ubisoft) {2015.12.10} (¥9,072) – 2,426 / 194,471
  21. NEW/ [PSV] Rewrite Harvest festa! <ADV> (Prototype) {2017.05.18} (¥5,616) / NEW
  22. -3/ [3DS] Mario Kart 7 <RCE> (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} (¥4,937)
  23. -3/ [3DS] Yo-kai Watch 3: Sukiyaki <RPG> (Level-5) {2016.12.15} (¥5,184)
  24. -2/ [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.03.19} (¥2,592)
  25. +1/ [WIU] Minecraft: Wii U Edition <ADV> (Microsoft) {2016.06.23} (¥3,888)
  26. -3/ [3DS] Kirby: Planet Robobot <ACT> (Nintendo) {2016.04.28} (¥5,076)
  27. -6/ [PSV] Dungeon Travelers 2-2 Yamiochi no Otomo to Hajimari no Sho # <RPG> (Aquaplus) {2017.04.20} (¥6,264)
  28. 0/ [3DS] Miitopia <SLG> (Nintendo) {2016.12.08} (¥5,076)
  29. -2/ [NSW] Super Bomberman R <ACT> (Konami) {2017.03.03} (¥5,378)
  30. +13/ [PS4] Call of Duty: Black Ops III # <ACT> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.11.06} (¥8,532)
  31. +5/ [PS4] Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.12.03} (¥2,592)
  32. -1/ [PS4] Final Fantasy XV # <RPG> (Square Enix) {2016.11.29} (¥9,504)
  33. -8/ [PS4] Horizon Zero Dawn # <RPG> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.03.02} (¥7,452)
  34. 0/ [NSW] Puyo Puyo Tetris <PZL> (Sega Games) {2017.03.03} (¥5,389)
  35. -5/ [NSW] Dragon Quest Heroes I & II for Nintendo Switch <RPG> (Square Enix) {2017.03.03} (¥9,504)
  36. -7/ [PS4] Pro Evolution Soccer 2017 (Konami the Best) <SPT> (Konami) {2017.04.13} (¥4,298)
  37. +4/ [WIU] Mario Kart 8 # <RCE> (Nintendo) {2014.05.29} (¥6,156)
  38. -14/ [PS4] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2016 <SPT> (Konami) {2016.04.28} (¥8,618)
  39. -8/ [3DS] Cube Creator DX <ADV> (Arc System Works) {2017.04.27} (¥3,024)
  40. -1/ [3DS] Sumikko Gurashi Mura wo Tsukurun Desu <ETC> (Nippon Columbia) {2016.07.21} (¥5,184)
  41. -1/ [PS4] Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5+2.5 Remix <RPG> (Square Enix) {2017.03.09} (¥7,344)
  42. +5/ [NSW] Minna de Waiwai! Spelunker <ACT> (Square Enix) {2017.04.20} (¥5,378)
  43. +1/ [PS4] Biohazard 7 Resident Evil Grotesque Version <ADV> (Capcom) {2017.01.26} (¥8,629)
  44. +2/ [WIU] Splatoon # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2015.05.28} (¥6,156)
  45. -7/ [PS4] PaRappa The Rapper <ACT> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.04.20} (¥1,944)
  46. +2/ [PS4] LEGO Worlds Mezase Master Builder <ADV> (Warner Bros. Japan) {2017.04.06} (¥3,218)
  47. -14/ [3DS] Poochy & Yoshi’s Woolly World <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.01.19} (¥5,076)
  48. -3/ [3DS] Kawaii Pet to Kurasou! Wan Nyan & Mini Mini Animal <ETC> (Nippon Columbia) {2017.04.06} (¥5,184)
  49. 0/ [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS <FTG> (Nintendo) {2014.09.13} (¥5,616)
  50. NEW/ [PSV] Danganronpa 1・2 Reload (PlayStation Vita the Best) <ADV> (Spike Chunsoft) {2017.05.18} (¥3,218) / NEW

 

Hardware Sales

  1. Nintendo Switch — 26,114 (24,712), +6% (-48%) / 875,989
  2. Nintendo 3DS — 18,060 (17,526), +3% (-35%) / 22,792,227
  3. PlayStation 4 — 17,314 (17,295), +0% (-38%) / 4,739,510
  4. PlayStation Vita — 4,088 (4,114), -1% (-43%) / 5,614,391
  5. PlayStation 3 — 327 (325), +1% (-20%) / 10,464,303
  6. Wii U — 184 (157), +17% (-60%) / 3,285,776

 

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: 17 / 21
Total portable Sony PlayStation titles: 4 / 21

1st, 3DS — 18
2nd, PS4 — 17
3rd, Switch — 7
4th, WiiU — 4
4th, PSVita — 4

 

Brand-new titles (4)

NEW/ [PS4] Prey
NEW/ [PS4] Danganronpa 1・2 Reload
NEW/ [PSV] Rewrite Harvest festa!
NEW/ [PSV] Danganronpa 1・2 Reload (PlayStation Vita the Best)

1st, PS4 — 2
1st, PSVita — 2

 

Re-charted titles (0)

None.

 

Out-charted titles (4)

BACK/ [PS4] The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (Game of the Year Edition)
NEW/ [PSV] Starry * Sky Summer Stories
NEW/ [PSV] Owaru Sekai to Birthday #
+3/ [PSV] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2016

1st, PSVita — 3
2nd, PS4 — 1

 

Previously released titles (46)

Nintendo Switch: 7 / 7
Wii U:
4 / 4
Nintendo 3DS: 18 / 18
PlayStation 4: 15 / 17
PlayStation 3: / 0
PlayStation Vita: 2 / 4

1st, 3DS — 18
2nd, PS4 — 15
3rd, Switch — 7
4th, WiiU — 4
5th, PSVita — 2
6th, PS3 — 0

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [7 / 46] * 100 = SPI 15.22 | last week: [7 / 47] * 100
Wii U:
[4 / 46] * 100 = SPI 8.70 | last week: [4 / 47] * 100
Nintendo 3DS: [18 / 46] * 100 = SPI 39.13 | last week: [17 / 47] * 100
PlayStation 4: [15 / 46] * 100 = SPI 32.61 | last week: [16 / 47] * 100
PlayStation 3: [0 / 46] * 100 = SPI 0.00 | last week: [0 / 47] * 100
PlayStation Vita: [2 / 46] * 100 = SPI 4.35 | last week: [3 / 47] * 100

1st, 3DS — SPI 39.13 | last week: SPI 36.17
2nd, PS4 — SPI 32.61 | last week: SPI 34.04
3rd, Switch — SPI 15.22 | last week: SPI 14.89 
4th, WiiU — SPI 8.70 | last week: SPI 8.51
5th, PSVita — SPI 4.35 | last week: SPI 6.38
6th, PS3 — SPI 0.00 | last week: SPI 0.00

 

Past-years released titles (19)

Wii U: 3 (1 2016, 1 2015, 1 2014)
Nintendo 3DS: 9 (7 2016, 1 2014, 1 2011)
PlayStation 46 (2 2016, 4 2015)
PlayStation 3: 0
PlayStation Vita: 1 (1 2015)

1st, 3DS — 9
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 *3) + (1 *6)] = ES 16 | last week: [(7 *1) + (1 *3) + (1 *6)]
PlayStation 4: [(2 *1) + (4 *2)] = ES 10 | 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 *1) + (1 *2)]

1st, 3DS — ES 16 | last week: ES 16
2nd, PS4 — ES 10 | last week: ES 11 
3rd, WiiU — ES 6 | last week: ES 6 
4th, PSVita — ES 2 | last week: ES 3 
5th, PS3 — ES 0 | last week: ES 0

 

Momentum

Nintendo Switch(highest) +5/ [NSW] Minna de Waiwai! Spelunker > (lowest) -5/ [NSW] Dragon Quest Heroes I & II for Nintendo Switch
Wii U:
 (highest) +4/ [WIU] Mario Kart 8 # > (lowest) +1/ [WIU] Minecraft: Wii U Edition
Nintendo 3DS: (highest) +2/ [3DS] Pokémon Sun & Moon > (lowest) -14/ [3DS] Poochy & Yoshi’s Woolly World
PlayStation 4: (highest) +13/ [PS4] Call of Duty: Black Ops III # > (lowest) -14/ [PS4] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2016
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: +13/ [PS4] Call of Duty: Black Ops III #
Lowest: -14/ [3DS] Poochy & Yoshi’s Woolly World

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [(0 + 0 + -2 + -2 + 0 + -5 + +5) / 7] = MM -0.57
Wii U
: [(+2 + +1 + +4 + +2) / 4] = MM +2.25
Nintendo 3DS: [(0 + 0 + -1 + -6 + +2 + +1 + -5 + -1 + -9 + -3 + -3 + -3 + 0 + -8 + -1 + -14 + -3 + 0) / 18] = MM -3.00
PlayStation 4: [(+1 + -1 + +1 + -6 + -2 + +13 + +5 + -1 + -8 + -7 + -14 + -1 + +1 + -7 + +2) / 15] = MM -1.60
PlayStation 3: N/A
PlayStation Vita: [(-2 + -6) / 2] = MM -4.00

1st, WiiU — MM +2.25 | last week: MM +1.00
2nd, Switch — MM -0.57 | last week: MM -2.00
3rd, PS4 — MM -1.60 | last week: MM +1.53
4th, 3DS — MM -3.00 | last week: MM -3.47
5th, PSVita — MM -4.00 | last week: MM -0.67
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: [(0 *0.00)] = DS 0.00
PlayStation 4: [(1 *0.25)] = DS 0.25
PlayStation 3: [(0 *0.00)] = DS 0.00
PlayStation Vita: [(1 *0.50) + (2 *1.00)] = DS 2.50

1st, PSVita — DS 2.50 | last week: DS 0.75
2nd, PS4 — DS 0.25 | last week: DS 0.00
3rd, Switch — DS 0.00 | last week: DS 0.00
3rd, WiiU — DS 0.00 | last week: DS 0.00
3rd, 3DSDS 0.00 | last week: DS 0.75
3rd, PS3 — DS 0.00 | last week: DS 0.00

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [-0.57 – 0.00 + 0 + 4] = MI +3.43 | last week: [-2.00 – 0.00 + 0 + 3]
Wii U: [+2.25 – 0.00 + 0 + 4] = MI +6.25 | last week: [+1.00 – 0.00 + 0 + 3]
Nintendo 3DS: [-3.00 – 0.00 + 0 + 4] = MI +1.00 | last week: [-3.47 – 0.75 + 0 + 3]
PlayStation 4: [-1.60 – 0.25 + 0 + 4] = MI +2.15 | last week: [+1.53 – 0.00 + 1 + 3]
PlayStation 3: N/A | last week: N/A
PlayStation Vita: [-4.00 – 2.50 + 0 + 4] = MI -2.50 | last week: [-0.67 – 0.75 + 0 + 3]

1st, WiiU — MI +6.25 | last week: MI +4.00
2nd, Switch — MI +3.43 | last week: MI +1.00
3rd, PS4 — MI +2.15 | last week: MI +5.53
4th, 3DS — MI +1.00 | last week: MI -1.22
5th, PSVita — MI -2.50 | last week: MI +1.58
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 (May 15, 2017 – May 21, 2017).
Weekly Top 20 Media Create Charts (May 15, 2017 – May 21, 2017).
Observations on Media Create for the Week of May 8, 2017 – May 14, 2017.

 

 

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