Observations on Media Create for the Week of December 11, 2017 – December 17, 2017

NintendObserverAs usual, holiday season in Japan is all about Nintendo.

 

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Software Sales

  1. NEW/ [3DS] Yo-kai Watch Busters 2: Hihou Densetsu Banbaraya Sword / Magnum <ACT> (Level-5) {2017.12.16} (¥5,184) – 208,540 / NEW
  2. +2/ [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} (¥6,458) – 133,180 / 1,082,650
  3. 0/ [3DS] Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon <RPG> (The Pokémon Company) {2017.11.17} (¥5,378) – 119,005 / 1,169,173
  4. +1/ [NSW] Splatoon 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} (¥6,458) – 70,489 / 1,530,859
  5. +1/ [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe <RCE> (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥6,458) – 50,679 / 945,232
  6. -4/ [PS4] Earth Defense Force 5 <ACT> (D3 Publisher) {2017.12.07} (¥8,424) – 33,333 / 144,408
  7. -6/ [PS4] Yakuza: Kiwami 2 # <ADV> (Sega Games) {2017.12.07} (¥8,197) – 26,650 / 158,581
  8. +1/ [3DS] Kirby: Battle Royale <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.11.30} (¥5,378) – 25,180 / 72,528
  9. NEW/ [PSV] Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth Hacker’s Memory # <RPG> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2017.12.14} (¥6,156) – 24,636 / NEW
  10. NEW/ [PS4] Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth Hacker’s Memory # <RPG> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2017.12.14} (¥7,344) – 20,890 / NEW
  11. -1/ [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥7,538) – 19,469 / 702,460
  12. NEW/ [3DS] Bokujou Monogatari Futago no Mura+ <SLG> (Marvelous) {2017.12.14} (¥4,298) – 15,612 / NEW
  13. NEW/ [PS4] Biohazard 7 Resident Evil Gold Edition Grotesque Version <ADV> (Capcom) {2017.12.14} (¥5,389) – 14,787 / NEW
  14. +1/ [3DS] Style Savvy: Styling Star <ETC> (Nintendo) {2017.11.02} (¥5,378) – 13,532 / 84,236
  15. -1/ [3DS] Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon Double Pack <RPG> (The Pokémon Company) {2017.11.17} (¥10,757) – 12,117 / 302,266
  16. -8/ [NSW] Xenoblade Chronicles 2 # <RPG> (Nintendo) {2017.12.01} (¥8,618) – 12,017 / 129,426
  17. -5/ [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo <ETC> (Nintendo) {2016.11.23} (¥2,916) – 12,007 / 318,524
  18. -1/ [NSW] Pokkén Tournament DX <FTG> (The Pokémon Company) {2017.09.22} (¥6,458) – 11,144 / 150,782
  19. +2/ [NSW] Arms <FTG> (Nintendo) {2017.06.16} (¥6,458) – 10,714 / 272,206
  20. +2/ [3DS] Sumikko Gurashi Koko Doko Nandesu? <ETC> (Nippon Columbia) {2017.07.20} (¥5,184) – 10,072 / 92,586
  21. -2/ [NSW] 1-2-Switch <ETC> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥5,378)
  22. -9/ [PS4] Call of Duty: World War II # <ACT> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.11.03} (¥8,532)
  23. -7/ [NSW] Sumikko Gurashi: Sumikko Park e Youkoso <ETC> (Nippon Columbia) {2017.12.07} (¥6,264)
  24. +11/ [PS4] PlayStation VR Worlds <ETC> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2016.10.13} (¥5,292)
  25. +1/ [3DS] Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS <ACT> (Nintendo) {2016.12.01} (¥5,076)
  26. +3/ [3DS] Mario Kart 7 <RCE> (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} (¥4,937)
  27. -2/ [NSW] Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 for Nintendo Switch <FTG> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2017.09.07} (¥7,344)
  28. +2/ [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition # <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.03.19} (¥2,592)
  29. -5/ [3DS] Shingeki no Kyojin 2: Mirai no Zahyou <ACT> (Spike Chunsoft) {2017.11.30} (¥6,458)
  30. +1/ [3DS] Beyblade God <RPG> (FuRyu) {2017.11.23} (¥6,458)
  31. +2/ [3DS] The Snack World Trejarers <RPG> (Level-5) {2017.08.10} (¥5,184)
  32. +6/ [NSW] FIFA 18 <SPT> (Electronic Arts) {2017.09.29} (¥6,264)
  33. +4/ [NSW] Snipperclips Plus: Cut It Out, Together! <PZL> (Nintendo) {2017.11.10} (¥3,542)
  34. NEW/ [PS4] The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR <RPG> (Bethesda Softworks) {2017.12.14} (¥6,458) / NEW
  35. -3/ [PS4] Taiko no Tatsujin Session de Dodon ga Don! # <ACT> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2017.10.26} (¥6,588)
  36. -13/ [PS4] Gran Turismo Sport # <RCE> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.10.19} (¥7,452)
  37. -9/ [PS4] Star Wars: Battlefront II # <ACT> (Electronic Arts) {2017.11.14} (¥8,424)
  38. +4/ [PS4] Pro Evolution Soccer 2018 <SPT> (Konami) {2017.09.14} (¥8,208)
  39. -19/ [PS4] Horizon: Zero Dawn Complete Edition <RPG> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.12.07} (¥6,372)
  40. +4/ [3DS] Dragon Ball Heroes Ultimate Mission X <TBL> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2017.04.27} (¥6,156)
  41. +6/ [3DS] Sumikko Gurashi Mura wo Tsukurun Desu <ETC> (Nippon Columbia) {2016.07.21} (¥5,184)
  42. +3/ [NSW] Monster Hunter XX Nintendo Switch Ver. # <ACT> (Capcom) {2017.08.25} (¥6,264)
  43. +3/ [3DS] Kirby: Planet Robobot <ACT> (Nintendo) {2016.04.28} (¥5,076)
  44. NEW/ [NSW] Gear.Club Unlimited <RCE> (3goo) {2017.12.14} (¥5,184) / NEW
  45. +5/ [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS <FTG> (Nintendo) {2014.09.13} (¥5,616)
  46. -3/ [3DS] Mario & Luigi: Super Star Saga + Bowser’s Minions <RPG> (Nintendo) {2017.10.05} (¥5,378)
  47. +2/ [3DS] Idol Time PriPara Yume All Star Live! # <ACT> (Takara Tomy Arts) {2017.10.26} (¥5,940)
  48. -41/ [PS4] Kamen Rider: Climax Fighters # <FTG> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2017.12.07} (¥8,208)
  49. BACK/ [3DS] Pro Yakyuu Famista Climax <SPT> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2017.04.20} (¥6,156)
  50. -9/ [PS4] FIFA 18 # <SPT> (Electronic Arts) {2017.09.26} (¥8,424)

 

Hardware Sales

  1. Nintendo Switch — 221,210 (164,908), +34% (+32%) / 2,908,416
  2. PlayStation 4 — 62,965 (85,687), -27% (+156%) / 5,747,935
  3. Nintendo 3DS — 55,513 (45,573), +22% (+26%) / 26,746,010
  4. PlayStation Vita — 9,049 (8,483), +7% (+38%) / 5,750,443
  5. Wii U — 75 (70), +7% (+56%) / 3,288,981
  6. PlayStation 3 — 44 (48), -8% (0%) / 10,468,333

 

Grand totals

Total Nintendo titles: 34
Total Sony PlayStation titles: 16
Total home Nintendo titles: 14 / 34
Total portable Nintendo titles: 20 / 34
Total home Sony PlayStation titles: 14 / 16
Total portable Sony PlayStation titles: 2 / 16

1st, 3DS — 20
2nd, Switch — 14
2nd, PS4 — 14
4th, PSVita — 2

 

Brand-new titles (7)

NEW/ [3DS] Yo-kai Watch Busters 2: Hihou Densetsu Banbaraya Sword / Magnum
NEW/ [PSV] Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth Hacker’s Memory #
NEW/ [PS4] Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth Hacker’s Memory #
NEW/ [3DS] Bokujou Monogatari Futago no Mura+
NEW/ [PS4] Biohazard 7 Resident Evil Grotesque Version
NEW/ [PS4] The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR
NEW/ [NSW] Gear.Club Unlimited

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

 

Re-charted titles (1)

BACK/ [3DS] Pro Yakyuu Famista Climax

1st, 3DS — 1

 

Out-charted titles (8)

-5/ [NSW] Super Bomberman R
+5/ [PS4] Yakuza Kiwami (New Price Version)
-12/ [PS4] ARK: Survival Evolved
NEW/ [PSV] Neo Angelique Tenshi no Namida #
-16/ [PS4] Hatsune Miku: Project Diva Future Tone DX #
-21/ [PS4] Nobunaga’s Ambition: Taishi #
NEW/ [PS4] Nioh Complete Edition
NEW/ [PS4] Dead Rising 4 Special Edition

1st, PS4 — 6
2nd, Switch — 1
2nd, PSVita — 1

 

Previously released titles (43)

Nintendo Switch: 13 / 14
Wii U:
0 / 0
Nintendo 3DS: 18 / 20
PlayStation 4: 11 / 14
PlayStation 3: / 0
PlayStation Vita: 1 / 2

1st, 3DS — 18
2nd, Switch — 13
3rd, PS4 — 11
4th, PSVita — 1
5th, WiiU — 0
5th, PS3 — 0

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [13 / 43] * 100 = SPI 30.23 | last week: [13 / 42] * 100
Wii U:
[0 / 43] * 100 = SPI 0.00 | last week: [0 / 42] * 100
Nintendo 3DS: [18 / 43] * 100 = SPI 41.86 | last week: [17 / 42] * 100
PlayStation 4: [11 / 43] * 100 = SPI 25.58 | last week: [11 / 42] * 100
PlayStation 3: [0 / 43] * 100 = SPI 0.00 | last week: [0 / 42] * 100
PlayStation Vita: [1 / 43] * 100 = SPI 2.33 | last week: [1 / 42] * 100

1st, 3DS — SPI 41.86 | last week: SPI 40.48
2nd, Switch — SPI 30.23 | last week: SPI 30.95

3rd, PS4 — SPI 25.58 | last week: SPI 26.19 
4th, PSVita — SPI 2.33 | last week: SPI 2.38 
5th, WiiU — SPI 0.00 | last week: SPI 0.00
5th, PS3 — SPI 0.00 | last week: SPI 0.00

 

Past-years released titles (8)

Wii U: 0
Nintendo 3DS: 6 (4 2016, 1 2014, 1 2011)
PlayStation 41 (1 2016)
PlayStation 3: 0
PlayStation Vita: 1 (1 2015)

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

 

Evergreen Status
(2016 = *1. 2015 = *2. 2014 = *3. 2013 = *4. Etc…)

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

 

Momentum

Nintendo Switch(highest) +6/ [NSW] FIFA 18 > (lowest) -8/ [NSW] Xenoblade Chronicles 2 #
Wii U: (highest) none = (lowest) none
Nintendo 3DS: (highest) +6/ [3DS] Sumikko Gurashi Mura wo Tsukurun Desu > (lowest) -5/ [3DS] Shingeki no Kyojin 2: Mirai no Zahyou
PlayStation 4: (highest) +11/ [PS4] PlayStation VR Worlds > (lowest) -41/ [PS4] Kamen Rider: Climax Fighters #
PlayStation 3: (highest) none = (lowest) none
PlayStation Vita: (highest) +2/ [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition # = (lowest) +2/ [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition #

Highest: +8/ [3DS] Sumikko Gurashi Koko Doko Nandesu?
Lowest: -21/ [PS4] Nobunaga’s Ambition: Taishi #

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [(+2 + +1 + +1 + -1 + -8 + -1 + +2 + -2 + -7 + -2 + +6 + +4 + +3) / 13] = MM -0.15
Wii U
: N/A
Nintendo 3DS: [(0 + +1 + +1 + -1 + -5 + +2 + +1 + +3 + -5 + +1 + +2 + +4 + +6 + +3 + +5 + -3 + +2) / 17] = MM +1.06
PlayStation 4: [(-4 + -6 + -9 + +11 + -3 + -13 + -9 + +4 + -19 + -41 + -9) / 11] = MM -8.91
PlayStation 3: N/A
PlayStation Vita: [(+2) / 1] = MM +2.00

1st, PSVita — MM +2.00 | last week: MM +2.00 
2nd, 3DS — MM +1.06 | last week: MM -0.23 
3rd, Switch — MM -0.15 | last week: MM -1.00 
4th, PS4 — MM -8.91 | last week: MM -7.00 
5th, WiiU — MM N/A | last week: MM N/A
5th, 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: [(0 *0.00)] = DS 0.00
PlayStation 4: [(3 *0.50) + (1 *0.75) + (2 *1.00)] = DS 4.25
PlayStation 3: [(0 *0.00)] = DS 0.00
PlayStation Vita: [(1 *1.00)] = DS 1.00

1st, PS4 — DS 4.25 | last week: DS 5.25
2nd, PSVita — DS 1.00 | last week: DS 2.00
3rd, Switch — DS 0.50 | last week: DS 3.00
4th, WiiU — DS 0.00 | last week: DS 0.00
4th, 3DSDS 0.00 | last week: DS 2.00
4th, PS3 — DS 0.00 | last week: DS 0.00 

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [-0.15 – 0.50 + 0 + 7] = MI +6.35 | last week: [-1.00 – 3.00 + 0 + 8]
Wii U: N/A | last week: N/A
Nintendo 3DS: [+1.06 – 0.00 + 1 + 7] = MI +9.06 | last week: [-0.23 – 2.00 + 4 + 8]
PlayStation 4: [-8.91 – 4.25 + 0 + 7] = MI -6.16 | last week: [-7.00 – 5.25 + 2 + 8]
PlayStation 3: N/A | last week: N/A
PlayStation Vita: [+2.00 – 1.00 + 0 + 7] = MI +8.00 | last week: [+2.00 – 2.00 + 0 + 8]

1st, 3DS — MI +9.06 | last week: MI +9.77
2nd, PSVita — MI +8.00 | last week: MI +8.00 
3rd, Switch — MI +6.35 | last week: MI +4.00 
4th, PS4 — MI -6.16 | last week: MI -2.25
5th, WiiU — MI N/A | last week: MI N/A
5th, 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 (December 11, 2017 – December 17, 2017).
Weekly Top 20 Media Create Charts (December 11, 2017 – December 17, 2017).
Observations on Media Create for the Week of December 4, 2017 – December 10, 2017.

 

 

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