Observations on Media Create for the Week of October 2, 2017 – October 8, 2017

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Software Sales

  1. NEW/ [3DS] Mario & Luigi: Super Star Saga + Bowser’s Minions <RPG> (Nintendo) {2017.10.05} (¥5,378) – 25,788 / NEW
  2. +2/ [NSW] Splatoon 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} (¥6,458) – 22,338 / 1,212,901
  3. +4/ [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe <RCE> (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥6,458) – 13,392 / 734,133
  4. -2/ [PS4] FIFA 18 # <SPT> (Electronic Arts) {2017.09.26} (¥8,424) – 13,169 / 69,088
  5. -4/ [PS4] Eiyuu Densetsu: Sen no Kiseki III # <RPG> (Nippon Falcom) {2017.09.28} (¥8,424) – 12,581 / 99,841
  6. -1/ [NSW] Pokkén Tournament DX <FTG> (The Pokémon Company) {2017.09.22} (¥6,458) – 11,831 / 88,768
  7. NEW/ [PS4] Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen <ACT> (Capcom) {2017.10.05} (¥4,309) – 11,666 / NEW
  8. NEW/ [PS4] Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 <ACT> (Ubisoft) {2017.10.05} (¥8,618) – 10,825 / NEW
  9. -6/ [NSW] Fire Emblem Warriors # <ACT> (Koei Tecmo Games) {2017.09.28} (¥8,424) – 8,024 / 49,514
  10. 0/ [PS4] Pro Evolution Soccer 2018 <SPT> (Konami) {2017.09.14} (¥8,208) – 6,266 / 97,712
  11. 0/ [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥7,538) – 6,196 / 604,865
  12. NEW/ [PSV] Tokyo Clanpool # <RPG> (Compile Heart) {2017.10.05} (¥7,344) – 5,197 / NEW
  13. -7/ [3DS] Fire Emblem Warriors # <ACT> (Koei Tecmo Games) {2017.09.28} (¥7,344) – 4,952 / 23,309
  14. 0/ [NSW] Monster Hunter XX Nintendo Switch Ver. # <ACT> (Capcom) {2017.08.25} (¥6,264) – 4,785 / 151,668
  15. -7/ [NSW] FIFA 18 <SPT> (Electronic Arts) {2017.09.29} (¥6,264) – 4,660 / 17,276
  16. 0/ [3DS] Dragon Quest XI Sugisarishi Toki o Motomete # <RPG> (Square Enix) {2017.07.29} (¥6,458) – 4,370 / 1,737,922
  17. +2/ [NSW] Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 for Nintendo Switch <FTG> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2017.09.07} (¥7,344) – 4,339 / 40,424
  18. -1/ [3DS] The Snack World Trejarers <RPG> (Level-5) {2017.08.10} (¥5,184) – 4,126 / 176,959
  19. +3/ [NSW] Arms <FTG> (Nintendo) {2017.06.16} (¥6,458) – 3,340 / 232,688
  20. -8/ [PS4] Destiny 2 <ACT> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.09.06} (¥8,532) – 3,205 / 91,893
  21. +4/ [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo <ETC> (Nintendo) {2016.11.23} (¥2,916)
  22. NEW/ [PS4] Tropico 5 Complete Edition <SLG> (Square Enix) {2017.10.05} (¥5,184) / NEW
  23. +3/ [NSW] 1-2-Switch <ETC> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥5,378)
  24. +3/ [PS4] Dragon Quest XI Sugisarishi Toki o Motomete # <RPG> (Square Enix) {2017.07.29} (¥9,698)
  25. +9/ [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition # <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.03.19} (¥2,592)
  26. -6/ [PS4] New Minna no Golf <SPT> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.08.31} (¥6,372)
  27. -14/ [PS4] Fallout 4: Game of the Year Edition <RPG> (Bethesda Softworks) {2017.09.28} (¥6,458)
  28. -5/ [3DS] Metroid: Samus Returns # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.09.15} (¥5,378)
  29. +1/ [PS4] Yakuza Kiwami (New Price Version) <ADV> (Sega Games) {2017.09.21} (¥2,149)
  30. +9/ [3DS] Sumikko Gurashi Koko Doko Nandesu? <ETC> (Nippon Columbia) {2017.07.20} (¥5,184)
  31. NEW/ [PSV] Yuukyuu no Tierblade: Fragments of Memory <ADV> (Idea Factory) {2017.10.05} (¥6,804) / NEW
  32. +4/ [3DS] Mario Kart 7 <RCE> (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} (¥4,937)
  33. -5/ [PS4] NBA 2K18 <SPT> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2017.09.19} (¥7,560)
  34. +4/ [3DS] Monster Hunter XX <ACT> (Capcom) {2017.03.18} (¥6,264)
  35. 0/ [PS4] Dragon Quest X All In One Package <RPG> (Square Enix) {2017.08.17} (¥5,184)
  36. -27/ [PS4] Genkai Tokki: Castle Panzers # <RPG> (Compile Heart) {2017.09.28} (¥7,776)
  37. -6/ [NSW] Dragon Quest X All In One Package <RPG> (Square Enix) {2017.09.21} (¥5,184)
  38. +10/ [3DS] Kirby: Planet Robobot <ACT> (Nintendo) {2016.04.28} (¥5,076)
  39. -6/ [PS4] Uncharted: The Lost Legacy <ADV> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.09.14} (¥5,292)
  40. +5/ [3DS] Yo-kai Watch 3: Sukiyaki <RPG> (Level-5) {2016.12.15} (¥5,184)
  41. -1/ [3DS] Pokémon Sun & Moon <RPG> (The Pokémon Company) {2016.11.18} (¥5,378)
  42. +2/ [3DS] Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS <ACT> (Nintendo) {2016.12.01} (¥5,076)
  43. -28/ [PS4] Refrain no Chika Meikyuu to Majo no Ryodan # <RPG> (Nippon Ichi Software) {2017.09.28} (¥7,538)
  44. BACK/ [3DS] Dragon Ball Heroes Ultimate Mission X <TBL> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2017.04.27} (¥6,156)
  45. +4/ [3DS] Hey! Pikmin <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.07.13} (¥5,378)
  46. -22/ [PS4] Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite <FTG> (Capcom) {2017.09.21} (¥7,549)
  47. BACK/ [PS4] Rainbow Six Siege <ACT> (Ubisoft) {2015.12.10} (¥9,072)
  48. BACK/ [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V (¥4,990 Edition) <ACT> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2015.10.08} (¥5,389)
  49. -3/ [PS4] Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.12.03} (¥2,592)
  50. BACK/ [PSV] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2016 <SPT> (Konami) {2016.04.28} (¥7,538)

 

Hardware Sales

  1. Nintendo Switch — 38,204 (73,231), -48% (+69%) / 1,822,388
  2. Nintendo 3DS — 23,051 (20,321), +13% (+5%) / 23,435,869
  3. PlayStation 4 — 22,549 (29,369), -23% (+23%) / 5,379,147
  4. PlayStation Vita — 3,545 (3,732), -5% (-1%) / 5,699,768
  5. PlayStation 3 — 72 (64), +13% (-26%) / 10,467,805
  6. Wii U — 45 (68), -34% (+21%) / 3,288,489

 

Grand totals

Total Nintendo titles: 26
Total Sony PlayStation titles: 24
Total home Nintendo titles: 11 / 26
Total portable Nintendo titles: 15 / 26
Total home Sony PlayStation titles: 20 / 24
Total portable Sony PlayStation titles: 4 / 24

1st, PS4 — 20
2nd, 3DS — 15
3rd, Switch — 11
4th, PSVita — 4

 

Brand-new titles (6)

NEW/ [3DS] Mario & Luigi: Super Star Saga + Bowser’s Minions
NEW/ [PS4] Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen
NEW/ [PS4] Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3
NEW/ [PSV] Tokyo Clanpool #
NEW/ [PS4] Tropico 5 Complete Edition
NEW/ [PSV] Yuukyuu no Tierblade: Fragments of Memory

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

 

Re-charted titles (4)

BACK/ [PSV] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2016
BACK/ [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V (¥4,990 Edition)
BACK/ [PS4] Rainbow Six Siege
BACK/ [3DS] Dragon Ball Heroes Ultimate Mission X

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

 

Out-charted titles (10)

NEW/ [XBO] Forza Motorsport 7 #
-29/ [PSV] Nil Admirari no Tenbin Teito Kuroyuri Enyoutan #
-19/ [PS4] Patapon
NEW/ [PSV] Heiligenstadt no Uta #
-30/ [PS4] Project Cars 2
-17/ [PS3] Pro Evolution Soccer 2018
NEW/ [PS3] FIFA 18 Legacy Edition
NEW/ [PS4] Knack 2
NEW/ [PSV] Nora Princess and Stray Cat
NEW/ [PSV] Shinobi Koi Utsutsu Kanmitsu Hanakoi Emaki #

1st, PSVita — 4
2nd, PS4 — 3
3rd, PS3 — 2

 

Previously released titles (44)

Nintendo Switch: 11 / 11
Wii U:
0 / 0
Nintendo 3DS: 14 / 15
PlayStation 4: 17 / 20
PlayStation 3: / 0
PlayStation Vita: 2 / 4

1st, PS4 — 17
2nd, 3DS — 14
3rd, Switch — 11
4th, PSVita — 2
5th, WiiU — 0
5th, PS3 — 0

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [11 / 44] * 100 = SPI 25.00 | last week: [9 / 36] * 100
Wii U:
[0 / 44] * 100 = SPI 0.00 | last week: [0 / 36] * 100
Nintendo 3DS: [14 / 44] * 100 = SPI 31.82 | last week: [12 / 36] * 100
PlayStation 4: [17 / 44] * 100 = SPI 38.64 | last week: [12 / 36] * 100
PlayStation 3: [0 / 44] * 100 = SPI 0.00 | last week: [1 / 36] * 100
PlayStation Vita: [2 / 44] * 100 = SPI 4.55 | last week: [2 / 36] * 100

1st, PS4 — SPI 38.64 | last week: SPI 33.33 
2nd, 3DS — SPI 31.82 | last week: SPI 33.33
3rd, Switch — SPI 25.00 | last week: SPI 25.00 
4th, PSVita — SPI 4.55 | last week: SPI 5.56 
5th, WiiU — SPI 0.00 | last week: SPI 0.00 
5th, PS3 — SPI 0.00 | last week: SPI 2.78

 

Past-years released titles (11)

Wii U: 0
Nintendo 3DS: 6 (5 2016, 1 2011)
PlayStation 43 (3 2015)
PlayStation 3: 0
PlayStation Vita: 2 (1 2016, 1 2015)

1st, 3DS — 6
2nd, PS4 — 3
3rd, PSVita — 2
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: [(5 *1) + (1 *6)] = ES 11 | last week: [(5 *1) + (1 *6)]
PlayStation 4: [(3 *2)] = ES 6 | last week: [(1 *2)]
PlayStation 3: [(0 *0)] = ES 0 | last week: [(0 *0)]
PlayStation Vita: [(1 *1) + (1 *2)] = ES 3 | last week: [(1 *2)]

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

 

Momentum

Nintendo Switch(highest) +4/ [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe > (lowest) -7/ [NSW] FIFA 18
Wii U:
 (highest) none = (lowest) none
Nintendo 3DS: (highest) +10/ [3DS] Kirby: Planet Robobot > (lowest) -7/ [3DS] Fire Emblem Warriors #
PlayStation 4: (highest) +3/ [PS4] Dragon Quest XI Sugisarishi Toki o Motomete # > (lowest) -28/ [PS4] Refrain no Chika Meikyuu to Majo no Ryodan #
PlayStation 3: (highest) none = (lowest) none
PlayStation Vita: (highest) +9/ [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition # = (lowest) +9/ [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition #

Highest: +10/ [3DS] Kirby: Planet Robobot
Lowest: -28/ [PS4] Refrain no Chika Meikyuu to Majo no Ryodan #

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [(+2 + +4 + -1 + -6 + 0 + 0 + -7 + +2 + +3 + +3 + -6) / 11] = MM -0.55
Wii U
: N/A
Nintendo 3DS: [(-7 + 0 + -1 + +4 + -5 + +9 + +4 + +4 + +10 + +5 + -1 + +2 + +4) / 13] = MM +2.15
PlayStation 4: [(-2 + -4 + 0 + -8 + +3 + -6 + -14 + +1 + -5 + 0 + -27 + -6 + -28 + -22 + -3) / 15] = MM -8.47
PlayStation 3: N/A
PlayStation Vita: [(+9) / 1] = MM +9.00

1st, PSVita — MM +9.00 | last week: MM -19.00
2nd, 3DS — MM +2.15 | last week: MM -7.17
3rd, Switch — MM -0.55 | last week: MM -3.00 
4th, PS4 — MM -8.47 | last week: MM -14.08 
5th, WiiU — MM N/A | last week: MM N/A 
5th, PS3 — MM N/A | last week: MM -17.00 

 

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: [(2 *0.75) + (1 *1.00)] = DS 2.50
PlayStation 3: [(1 *0.50) + (1 *1.00)] = DS 1.50
PlayStation Vita: [(1 *0.75) + (3 *1.00)] = DS 3.75

1st, PSVita — DS 3.75 | last week: DS 1.00
2nd, PS4 — DS 2.50 | last week: DS 4.50
3rd, PS3 — DS 1.50 | last week: DS 1.00 
4th, Switch — DS 0.00 | last week: DS 0.00
4th, WiiU — DS 0.00 | last week: DS 0.00 
4th, 3DSDS 0.00 | last week: DS 1.25

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [-0.55 – 0.00 + 0 + 6] = MI +5.45 | last week: [-3.00 – 0.00 + 0 + 14]
Wii U: N/A | last week: N/A
Nintendo 3DS: [+2.15 – 0.00 + 0 + 6] = MI +8.15 | last week: [-7.17 – 1.25 + 0 + 14]
PlayStation 4: [-8.47 – 2.50 + 0 + 6] = MI -4.97 | last week: [-14.08 – 4.50 + 0 + 14]
PlayStation 3: N/A | last week: [-17.00 – 1.00 + 0 + 14]
PlayStation Vita: [+9.00 – 3.75 + 0 + 6] = MI +11.25 | last week: [-19.00 – 1.00 + 0 + 14]

1st, PSVita — MI +11.25 | last week: MI -6.00
2nd, 3DS — MI +8.15 | last week: MI +5.58 
3rd, Switch — MI +5.45 | last week: MI +11.00
4th, PS4 — MI -4.97 | last week: MI -4.58
5th, WiiU — MI N/A | last week: MI N/A 
5th, PS3 — MI N/A | last week: MI -4.00

 

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 (October 2, 2017 – October 8, 2017).
Weekly Top 20 Media Create Charts (October 2, 2017 – October 8, 2017).
Observations on Media Create for the Week of September 25, 2017 – October 1, 2017.

 

 

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