Observations on Media Create for the Week of November 13, 2017 – November 19, 2017

NintendObserverThe launch of the Pokémon Ultra games boosted 3DS sales by 124%.

 

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Software Sales

  1. NEW/ [3DS] Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon <RPG> (The Pokémon Company) {2017.11.17} (¥5,378) – 667,439 / NEW
  2. NEW/ [3DS] Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon Double Pack <RPG> (The Pokémon Company) {2017.11.17} (¥10,757) – 247,782 / NEW
  3. -2/ [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} (¥6,458) – 62,024 / 714,308
  4. NEW/ [PS4] Star Wars: Battlefront II # <ACT> (Electronic Arts) {2017.11.14} (¥8,424) – 38,769 / NEW
  5. -3/ [PS4] Call of Duty: World War II # <ACT> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.11.03} (¥8,532) – 34,116 / 269,483
  6. -3/ [NSW] Splatoon 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} (¥6,458) – 25,118 / 1,343,255
  7. NEW/ [WIU] Dragon Quest X: 5000 Year Journey to a Faraway Hometown <RPG> (Square Enix) {2017.11.16} (¥4,104) – 24,836 / NEW
  8. NEW/ [NSW] Dragon Quest X: 5000 Year Journey to a Faraway Hometown <RPG> (Square Enix) {2017.11.16} (¥4,104) – 18,444 / NEW
  9. -4/ [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe <RCE> (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥6,458) – 16,532 / 819,004
  10. NEW/ [PS4] Dragon Quest X: 5000 Year Journey to a Faraway Hometown <RPG> (Square Enix) {2017.11.16} (¥4,104) – 13,657 / NEW
  11. +1/ [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥7,538) – 7,004 / 641,853
  12. +6/ [NSW] Pokkén Tournament DX <FTG> (The Pokémon Company) {2017.09.22} (¥6,458) – 6,642 / 122,333
  13. -5/ [3DS] Style Savvy: Styling Star <ETC> (Nintendo) {2017.11.02} (¥5,378) – 6,523 / 48,349
  14. -10/ [PS4] Need for Speed Payback <RCE> (Electronic Arts) {2017.11.10} (¥8,424) – 6,440 / 27,404
  15. -8/ [PS4] ARK: Survival Evolved <ADV> (Spike Chunsoft) {2017.10.26} (¥7,344) – 6,178 / 109,978
  16. -10/ [PS4] Assassin’s Creed Origins <ACT> (Ubisoft) {2017.10.27} (¥9,072) – 5,593 / 88,336
  17. -4/ [PS4] Gran Turismo Sport # <RCE> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.10.19} (¥7,452) – 5,063 / 187,503
  18. -9/ [PS4] .hack//G.U. Last Recode # <RPG> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2017.11.01} (¥8,208) – 3,738 / 72,214
  19. +1/ [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo <ETC> (Nintendo) {2016.11.23} (¥2,916) – 3,444 / 270,765
  20. NEW/ [PS4] The Sims 4 # <SLG> (Electronic Arts) {2017.11.14} (¥5,184) – 3,428 / NEW
  21. +19/ [PS4] Dragon Quest X All In One Package <RPG> (Square Enix) {2017.08.17} (¥5,184)
  22. -5/ [PS4] Taiko no Tatsujin Session de Dodon ga Don! # <ACT> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2017.10.26} (¥6,588)
  23. NEW/ [PSV] VA-11 Hall-A <ADV> (Active Gaming Media) {2017.11.16} (¥3,240) / NEW
  24. +7/ [NSW] 1-2-Switch <ETC> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥5,378)
  25. +2/ [NSW] Arms <FTG> (Nintendo) {2017.06.16} (¥6,458)
  26. -7/ [3DS] Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux # <RPG> (Atlus) {2017.10.26} (¥6,998)
  27. -2/ [NSW] Monster Hunter XX Nintendo Switch Ver. # <ACT> (Capcom) {2017.08.25} (¥6,264)
  28. +4/ [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition # <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.03.19} (¥2,592)
  29. -8/ [NSW] Snipperclips Plus: Cut It Out, Together! <PZL> (Nintendo) {2017.11.10} (¥3,542)
  30. 0/ [3DS] The Snack World Trejarers <RPG> (Level-5) {2017.08.10} (¥5,184)
  31. BACK/ [NSW] Dragon Quest X All In One Package <RPG> (Square Enix) {2017.09.21} (¥5,184)
  32. +4/ [3DS] Mario Kart 7 <RCE> (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} (¥4,937)
  33. -5/ [NSW] Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 for Nintendo Switch <FTG> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2017.09.07} (¥7,344)
  34. -12/ [PS4] The Evil Within 2 <ADV> (Bethesda Softworks) {2017.10.19} (¥8,618)
  35. -2/ [3DS] Mario & Luigi: Super Star Saga + Bowser’s Minions <RPG> (Nintendo) {2017.10.05} (¥5,378)
  36. +2/ [3DS] Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS <ACT> (Nintendo) {2016.12.01} (¥5,076)
  37. +8/ [3DS] Sumikko Gurashi Koko Doko Nandesu? <ETC> (Nippon Columbia) {2017.07.20} (¥5,184)
  38. -12/ [PS4] Itadaki Street Dragon Quest & Final Fantasy 30th Anniversary <TBL> (Square Enix) {2017.10.19} (¥8,424)
  39. NEW/ [3DS] Tamagotchi no Puchi Puchi Omisecchi: Ninki no Omise Atsumemashita <ETC> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2017.11.16} (¥5,724) / NEW
  40. +3/ [PS4] Pro Evolution Soccer 2018 <SPT> (Konami) {2017.09.14} (¥8,208)
  41. +6/ [NSW] FIFA 18 <SPT> (Electronic Arts) {2017.09.29} (¥6,264)
  42. BACK/ [PS4] Yakuza Kiwami (New Price Version) <ADV> (Sega Games) {2017.09.21} (¥2,149)
  43. -8/ [PS4] FIFA 18 # <SPT> (Electronic Arts) {2017.09.26} (¥8,424)
  44. BACK/ [NSW] Super Bomberman R <ACT> (Konami) {2017.03.03} (¥5,378)
  45. +4/ [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V (¥4,990 Edition) <ACT> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2015.10.08} (¥5,389)
  46. BACK/ [3DS] Dragon Quest XI Sugisarishi Toki o Motomete # <RPG> (Square Enix) {2017.07.29} (¥6,458)
  47. -6/ [3DS] Idol Time PriPara Yume All Star Live! # <ACT> (Takara Tomy Arts) {2017.10.26} (¥5,940)
  48. -34/ [NSW] Sonic Forces <ACT> (Sega Games) {2017.11.09} (¥6,469)
  49. +1/ [PS4] Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.12.03} (¥2,592)
  50. -40/ [PS4] Sonic Forces <ACT> (Sega Games) {2017.11.09} (¥6,469)

 

Hardware Sales

  1. Nintendo Switch — 86,999 (79,958), +9% (+24%) / 2,252,328
  2. Nintendo 3DS — 43,480 (19,369), +124% (-7%) / 26,573,800
  3. PlayStation 4 — 26,302 (26,058), +1% (-10%) / 5,538,967
  4. PlayStation Vita — 3,090 (3,210), -4% (-10%) / 5,720,820
  5. PlayStation 3 — 46 (41), +12% (-27%) / 10,468,108
  6. Wii U — 43 (36), +19% (-5%) / 3,288,745

 

Grand totals

Total Nintendo titles: 29
Total Sony PlayStation titles: 21
Total home Nintendo titles: 16 / 29
Total portable Nintendo titles: 13 / 29
Total home Sony PlayStation titles: 19 / 21
Total portable Sony PlayStation titles: 2 / 21

1st, PS4 — 19
2nd, Switch — 15
3rd, 3DS — 13
4th, PSVita — 2
5th, WiiU — 1

 

Brand-new titles (9)

NEW/ [3DS] Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon
NEW/ [3DS] Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon Double Pack
NEW/ [PS4] Star Wars: Battlefront II #
NEW/ [WIU] Dragon Quest X: 5000 Year Journey to a Faraway Hometown
NEW/ [NSW] Dragon Quest X: 5000 Year Journey to a Faraway Hometown
NEW/ [PS4] Dragon Quest X: 5000 Year Journey to a Faraway Hometown
NEW/ [PS4] The Sims 4 #
NEW/ [PSV] VA-11 Hall-A
NEW/ [3DS] Tamagotchi no Puchi Puchi Omisecchi: Ninki no Omise Atsumemashita

1st, 3DS — 3
1st, PS4 — 3
3rd, Switch — 1
3rd, WiiU — 1
3rd, PSVita — 1

 

Re-charted titles (4)

BACK/ [3DS] Dragon Quest XI Sugisarishi Toki o Motomete #
BACK/ [NSW] Super Bomberman R
BACK/ [PS4] Yakuza Kiwami (New Price Version)
BACK/ [NSW] Dragon Quest X All In One Package

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

 

Out-charted titles (13)

NEW/ [NSW] Dynasty Warriors 7 Empires
NEW/ [NSW] Samurai Warriors: Spirit of Sanada
NEW/ [PSV] Oretachi no Sekaiwa Owatteiru
-25/ [PS4] Kyoei Toshi
NEW/ [3DS] Cake Yasan Monogatari Oishii Sweet wo Tsukurou!
-19/ [PS4] Middle-earth: Shadow of War
NEW/ [3DS] Miracle Tunes! Game de Tune Up! Tabun!
NEW/ [NSW] Monopoly for Nintendo Switch
NEW/ [NSW] Warriors Orochi 2 Ultimate
NEW/ [PS4] Sudden Strike 4
NEW/ [PS4] DJMax Respect #
NEW/ [PSV] Occultic; Nine #
NEW/ [PS4] Occultic; Nine #

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

 

Previously released titles (41)

Nintendo Switch: 14 / 15
Wii U:
0 / 1
Nintendo 3DS: 10 / 13
PlayStation 4: 16 / 19
PlayStation 3: / 0
PlayStation Vita: 1 / 2

1st, PS4 — 16
2nd, Switch — 14
3rd, 3DS — 10
4th, PSVita — 1
5th, WiiU — 0
5th, PS3 — 0

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [14 / 41] * 100 = SPI 34.15 | last week: [10 / 35] * 100
Wii U:
[0 / 41] * 100 = SPI 0.00 | last week: [0 / 35] * 100
Nintendo 3DS: [10 / 41] * 100 = SPI 24.39 | last week: [9 / 35] * 100
PlayStation 4: [16 / 41] * 100 = SPI 39.02 | last week: [15 / 35] * 100
PlayStation 3: [0 / 41] * 100 = SPI 0.00 | last week: [0 / 35] * 100
PlayStation Vita: [1 / 41] * 100 = SPI 2.44 | last week: [1 / 35] * 100

1st, PS4 — SPI 39.02 | last week: SPI 42.86 
2nd, Switch — SPI 34.15 | last week: SPI 28.57
3rd, 3DS — SPI 24.39 | last week: SPI 25.71
4th, PSVita — SPI 2.44 | last week: SPI 2.88 
5th, WiiU — SPI 0.00 | last week: SPI 0.00 
5th, PS3 — SPI 0.00 | last week: SPI 0.00

 

Past-years released titles (6)

Wii U: 0
Nintendo 3DS: 3 (2 2016, 1 2011)
PlayStation 42 (2 2015)
PlayStation 3: 0
PlayStation Vita: 1 (1 2015)

1st, 3DS — 3
2nd, PS4 — 2
3rd, 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: [(2 *1) + (1 *6)] = ES 8 | last week: [(2 *1) + (1 *6)]
PlayStation 4: [(2 *2)] = ES 4 | last week: [(2 *2)]
PlayStation 3: [(0 *0)] = ES 0 | last week: [(0 *0)]
PlayStation Vita: [(1 *2)] = ES 2 | last week: [(1 *2)]

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

 

Momentum

Nintendo Switch(highest) +7/ [NSW] 1-2-Switch > (lowest) -34/ [NSW] Sonic Forces
Wii U: (highest) none = (lowest) none
Nintendo 3DS: (highest) +8/ [3DS] Sumikko Gurashi Koko Doko Nandesu? > (lowest) -7/ [3DS] Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux #
PlayStation 4: (highest) +19/ [PS4] Dragon Quest X All In One Package > (lowest) -40/ [PS4] Sonic Forces
PlayStation 3: (highest) none = (lowest) none
PlayStation Vita: (highest) +4/ [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition # = (lowest) +4/ [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition #

Highest: +19/ [PS4] Dragon Quest X All In One Package
Lowest: -40/ [PS4] Sonic Forces

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [(-2 + -3 + -4 + +1 + +6 + +7 + +2 + -2 + -8 + -5 + +6 + -34) / 12] = MM -3.00
Wii U
: N/A
Nintendo 3DS: [(-5 + +1 + -7 + 0 + +4 + -2 + +2 + +8 + -6) / 9] = MM -0.56
PlayStation 4: [(-3 + -10 + -8 + -10 + -4 + -9 + +19 + -5 + -12 + -12 + +3 + -8 + +4 + +1 + -40) / 15] = MM -6.27
PlayStation 3: N/A
PlayStation Vita: [(+4) / 1] = MM +4.00

1st, PSVita — MM +4.00 | last week: MM -9.00 
2nd, 3DS — MM -0.56 | last week: MM -9.11 
3rd, Switch — MM -3.00 | last week: MM -2.80 
4th, PS4 — MM -6.27 | last week: MM -7.87 
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: [(4 *1.00)] = DS 4.00
Wii U
: [(0 *0.00)] = DS 0.00
Nintendo 3DS: [(2 *1.00)] = DS 2.00
PlayStation 4: [(2 *0.50) + (3 *1.00)] = DS 4.00
PlayStation 3: [(0 *0.00)] = DS 0.00
PlayStation Vita: [(2 *1.00)] = DS 2.00

1st, Switch — DS 4.00 | last week: DS 0.50
1st, PS4 — DS 4.00 | last week: DS 3.25
3rd, 3DSDS 2.00 | last week: DS 2.50
3rd, PSVita — DS 2.00 | last week: DS 0.50
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: [-3.00 – 4.00 + 2 + 9] = MI +4.00 | last week: [-2.80 – 0.50 + 0 + 15]
Wii U: N/A | last week: N/A
Nintendo 3DS: [-0.56 – 2.00 + 1 + 9] = MI +7.44 | last week: [-9.11 – 2.50 + 0 + 15]
PlayStation 4: [-6.27 – 4.00 + 1 + 9] = MI -0.27 | last week: [-7.87 – 3.25 + 0 + 15]
PlayStation 3: N/A | last week: N/A
PlayStation Vita: [+4.00 – 2.00 + 0 + 9] = MI +11.00 | last week: [-9.00 – 0.50 + 0 + 15]

1st, PSVita — MI +11.00 | last week: MI +5.50 
2nd, 3DS — MI +7.44 | last week: MI +3.39
3rd, Switch — MI +4.00 | last week: MI +11.70 
4th, PS4 — MI -0.27 | last week: MI +3.88
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 (November 13, 2017 – November 19, 2017).
Weekly Top 20 Media Create Charts (November 13, 2017 – November 19, 2017).
Observations on Media Create for the Week of November 6, 2017 – November 12, 2017.

 

 

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