Observations on Media Create for the Week of October 9, 2017 – October 15, 2017

NintendObserverI would really like to know why the Japanese audience didn’t really see that much of an interest in Lost Sphear.

 

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Software Sales

  1. NEW/ [PS4] Middle-earth: Shadow of War <RPG> (Warner Bros. Japan) {2017.10.12} (¥8,424) – 20,144 / NEW
  2. 0/ [NSW] Splatoon 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} (¥6,458) – 19,622 / 1,232,523
  3. 0/ [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe <RCE> (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥6,458) – 13,321 / 747,454
  4. -3/ [3DS] Mario & Luigi: Super Star Saga + Bowser’s Minions <RPG> (Nintendo) {2017.10.05} (¥5,378) – 12,215 / 38,003
  5. +1/ [NSW] Pokkén Tournament DX <FTG> (The Pokémon Company) {2017.09.22} (¥6,458) – 8,367 / 97,135
  6. NEW/ [PS4] Lost Sphear <RPG> (Square Enix) {2017.10.12} (¥6,264) – 7,363 / NEW
  7. -3/ [PS4] FIFA 18 # <SPT> (Electronic Arts) {2017.09.26} (¥8,424) – 6,703 / 75,791
  8. +3/ [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥7,538) – 6,088 / 610,953
  9. NEW/ [NSW] Lost Sphear <RPG> (Square Enix) {2017.10.12} (¥6,264) – 5,770 / NEW
  10. NEW/ [PS4] V! Yuusha no Kuse ni Namaikida R <SLG> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.10.14} (¥5,292) – 5,462 / NEW
  11. -6/ [PS4] Eiyuu Densetsu: Sen no Kiseki III # <RPG> (Nihon Falcom) {2017.09.28} (¥8,424) – 5,457 / 105,298
  12. -2/ [PS4] Pro Evolution Soccer 2018 <SPT> (Konami) {2017.09.14} (¥8,208) – 4,307 / 102,018
  13. -5/ [PS4] Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 <ACT> (Ubisoft) {2017.10.05} (¥8,618) – 4,093 / 14,919
  14. -5/ [NSW] Fire Emblem Warriors # <ACT> (Koei Tecmo Games) {2017.09.28} (¥8,424) – 4,016 / 53,531
  15. -1/ [NSW] Monster Hunter XX Nintendo Switch Ver. # <ACT> (Capcom) {2017.08.25} (¥6,264) – 3,966 / 155,634
  16. +2/ [3DS] The Snack World Trejarers <RPG> (Level-5) {2017.08.10} (¥5,184) – 3,939 / 180,898
  17. 0/ [NSW] Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 for Nintendo Switch <FTG> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2017.09.07} (¥7,344) – 3,815 / 44,239
  18. -2/ [3DS] Dragon Quest XI Sugisarishi Toki o Motomete # <RPG> (Square Enix) {2017.07.29} (¥6,458) – 3,659 / 1,741,582
  19. +2/ [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo <ETC> (Nintendo) {2016.11.23} (¥2,916) – 3,497 / 253,665
  20. NEW/ [PSV] Yoshiwara Higanbana Kuon no Chigiri <ADV> (Prototype) {2017.10.12} (¥6,912) – 3,396 / NEW
  21. -6/ [NSW] FIFA 18 <SPT> (Electronic Arts) {2017.09.29} (¥6,264)
  22. -3/ [NSW] Arms <FTG> (Nintendo) {2017.06.16} (¥6,458)
  23. -16/ [PS4] Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen <ACT> (Capcom) {2017.10.05} (¥4,309)
  24. -1/ [NSW] 1-2-Switch <ETC> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥5,378)
  25. -12/ [3DS] Fire Emblem Warriors # <ACT> (Koei Tecmo Games) {2017.09.28} (¥7,344)
  26. -1/ [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition # <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.03.19} (¥2,592)
  27. NEW/ [PS4] Date A Live: Rio Reincarnation HD # <ADV> (Compile Heart) {2017.10.12} (¥7,344) / NEW
  28. +4/ [3DS] Mario Kart 7 <RCE> (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} (¥4,937)
  29. +1/ [3DS] Sumikko Gurashi Koko Doko Nandesu? <ETC> (Nippon Columbia) {2017.07.20} (¥5,184)
  30. -6/ [PS4] Dragon Quest XI Sugisarishi Toki o Motomete # <RPG> (Square Enix) {2017.07.29} (¥9,698)
  31. +3/ [3DS] Monster Hunter XX <ACT> (Capcom) {2017.03.18} (¥6,264)
  32. +9/ [3DS] Pokémon Sun & Moon <RPG> (The Pokémon Company) {2016.11.18} (¥5,378)
  33. +9/ [3DS] Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS <ACT> (Nintendo) {2016.12.01} (¥5,076)
  34. -8/ [PS4] New Minna no Golf <SPT> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.08.31} (¥6,372)
  35. -15/ [PS4] Destiny 2 <ACT> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.09.06} (¥8,532)
  36. -1/ [PS4] Dragon Quest X All In One Package <RPG> (Square Enix) {2017.08.17} (¥5,184)
  37. -8/ [PS4] Yakuza Kiwami (New Price Version) <ADV> (Sega Games) {2017.09.21} (¥2,149)
  38. +2/ [3DS] Yo-kai Watch 3: Sukiyaki <RPG> (Level-5) {2016.12.15} (¥5,184)
  39. -12/ [PS4] Fallout 4: Game of the Year Edition <RPG> (Bethesda Softworks) {2017.09.28} (¥6,458)
  40. +4/ [3DS] Dragon Ball Heroes Ultimate Mission X <TBL> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2017.04.27} (¥6,156)
  41. BACK/ [PS4] PlayStation VR Worlds <ETC> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2016.10.13} (¥5,292)
  42. +7/ [PS4] Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.12.03} (¥2,592)
  43. -5/ [3DS] Kirby: Planet Robobot <ACT> (Nintendo) {2016.04.28} (¥5,076)
  44. -16/ [3DS] Metroid: Samus Returns # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.09.15} (¥5,378)
  45. -33/ [PSV] Tokyo Clanpool # <RPG> (Compile Heart) {2017.10.05} (¥7,344)
  46. 0/ [PS4] Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite <FTG> (Capcom) {2017.09.21} (¥7,549)
  47. -14/ [PS4] NBA 2K18 <SPT> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2017.09.19} (¥7,560)
  48. -11/ [NSW] Dragon Quest X All In One Package <RPG> (Square Enix) {2017.09.21} (¥5,184)
  49. -1/ [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V (¥4,990 Edition) <ACT> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2015.10.08} (¥5,389)
  50. -5/ [3DS] Hey! Pikmin <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.07.13} (¥5,378)

 

Hardware Sales

  1. Nintendo Switch — 40,803 (38,204), +7% (-48%) / 1,863,191
  2. PlayStation 4 — 22,706 (22,549), +1% (-23%) / 5,401,853
  3. Nintendo 3DS — 20,745 (23,051), -10% (+13%) / 23,456,614
  4. PlayStation Vita — 3,938 (3,545), +11% (-5%) / 5,703,704
  5. PlayStation 3 — 65 (72), -10% (+13%) / 10,467,870
  6. Wii U — 58 (45), +29% (-34%) / 3,288,547

 

Grand totals

Total Nintendo titles: 27
Total Sony PlayStation titles: 23
Total home Nintendo titles: 12 / 27
Total portable Nintendo titles: 15 / 27
Total home Sony PlayStation titles: 20 / 23
Total portable Sony PlayStation titles: 3 / 23

1st, PS4 — 20
2nd, 3DS — 15
3rd, Switch — 12
4th, PSVita — 3

 

Brand-new titles (6)

NEW/ [PS4] Middle-earth: Shadow of War
NEW/ [PS4] Lost Sphear
NEW/ [NSW] Lost Sphear
NEW/ [PS4] V! Yuusha no Kuse ni Namaikida R
NEW/ [PSV] Yoshiwara Higanbana Kuon no Chigiri
NEW/ [PS4] Date A Live: Rio Reincarnation HD #

1st, PS4 — 4
2nd, Switch — 1
2nd, PSVita — 1

 

Re-charted titles (1)

BACK/ [PS4] PlayStation VR Worlds

1st, PS4 — 1

 

Out-charted titles (7)

BACK/ [PSV] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2016
BACK/ [PS4] Rainbow Six Siege
-28/ [PS4] Refrain no Chika Meikyuu to Majo no Ryodan #
-6/ [PS4] Uncharted: The Lost Legacy
-27/ [PS4] Genkai Tokki: Castle Panzers #
NEW/ [PSV] Yuukyuu no Tierblade: Fragments of Memory
NEW/ [PS4] Tropico 5 Complete Edition

1st, PS4 — 5
2nd, PSVita — 2

 

Previously released titles (44)

Nintendo Switch: 11 / 12
Wii U:
0 / 0
Nintendo 3DS: 15 / 15
PlayStation 4: 16 / 20
PlayStation 3: / 0
PlayStation Vita: 2 / 3

1st, PS4 — 16
2nd, 3DS — 15
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: [11 / 44] * 100
Wii U:
[0 / 44] * 100 = SPI 0.00 | last week: [0 / 44] * 100
Nintendo 3DS: [15 / 44] * 100 = SPI 34.09 | last week: [14 / 44] * 100
PlayStation 4: [16 / 44] * 100 = SPI 36.36 | last week: [17 / 44] * 100
PlayStation 3: [0 / 44] * 100 = SPI 0.00 | last week: [0 / 44] * 100
PlayStation Vita: [2 / 44] * 100 = SPI 4.55 | last week: [2 / 44] * 100

1st, PS4 — SPI 36.36 | last week: SPI 38.64 
2nd, 3DS — SPI 34.09 | last week: SPI 31.82 
3rd, Switch — SPI 25.00 | last week: SPI 25.00 
4th, PSVita — SPI 4.55 | last week: SPI 4.55 
5th, WiiU — SPI 0.00 | last week: SPI 0.00 
5th, PS3 — SPI 0.00 | last week: SPI 0.00

 

Past-years released titles (10)

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

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

 

Momentum

Nintendo Switch(highest) +3/ [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # > (lowest) -11/ [NSW] Dragon Quest X All In One Package
Wii U:
 (highest) none = (lowest) none
Nintendo 3DS: (highest) +9/ [3DS] Pokémon Sun & Moon > (lowest) -16/ [3DS] Metroid: Samus Returns #
PlayStation 4: (highest) +7/ [PS4] Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition > (lowest) -16/ [PS4] Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen
PlayStation 3: (highest) none = (lowest) none
PlayStation Vita: (highest) -1/ [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition # > (lowest) -33/ [PSV] Tokyo Clanpool #

Highest: +9/ [3DS] Pokémon Sun & Moon
Lowest: -33/ [PSV] Tokyo Clanpool #

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [(0 + 0 + +1 + +3 + -5 + -1 + 0 + -6 + -3 + -1 + -11) / 11] = MM -2.09
Wii U
: N/A
Nintendo 3DS: [(-3 + +2 + -2 + +2 + -12 + +4 + +1 + +3 + +9 + +9 + +2 + +4 + -5 + -16 + -5) / 15] = MM -0.47
PlayStation 4: [(-3 + -6 + -2 + -5 + -16 + -6 + -8 + -15 + -1 + -8 + -12 + +7 + 0 + -14 + -1) / 15] = MM -6.00
PlayStation 3: N/A
PlayStation Vita: [(-1 + -33) / 2] = MM -17.00

1st, 3DS — MM -0.47 | last week: MM +2.15
2nd, Switch — MM -2.09 | last week: MM -0.55
3rd, PS4 — MM -6.00 | last week: MM -8.47 
4th, PSVita — MM -17.00 | last week: MM +9.00 
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: [(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) + (1 *0.50) + (2 *0.75) + (1 *1.00)] = DS 3.25
PlayStation 3: [(0 *0.00)] = DS 0.00
PlayStation Vita: [(1 *0.25) + (1 *1.00)] = DS 1.25

1st, PS4 — DS 3.25 | last week: DS 2.50
2nd, PSVita — DS 1.25 | last week: DS 3.75 
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 0.00
3rd, PS3 — DS 0.00 | last week: DS 1.50

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [-2.09 – 0.00 + 0 + 6] = MI +3.91 | last week: [-0.55 – 0.00 + 0 + 6]
Wii U: N/A | last week: N/A
Nintendo 3DS: [-0.47 – 0.00 + 0 + 6] = MI +5.53 | last week: [+2.15 – 0.00 + 0 + 6]
PlayStation 4: [-6.00 – 3.25 + 1 + 6] = MI -2.25 | last week: [-8.47 – 2.50 + 0 + 6]
PlayStation 3: N/A | last week: N/A
PlayStation Vita: [-17.00 – 1.25 + 0 + 6] = MI -12.25 | last week: [+9.00 – 3.75 + 0 + 6]

1st, 3DS — MI +5.53 | last week: MI +8.15
2nd, Switch — MI +3.91 | last week: MI +5.45
3rd, PS4 — MI -2.25 | last week: MI -4.97
4th, PSVita — MI -12.25 | last week: MI +11.25 
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 (October 9, 2017 – October 15, 2017).
Weekly Top 20 Media Create Charts (October 9, 2017 – October 15, 2017).
Observations on Media Create for the Week of October 2, 2017 – October 8, 2017.

 

 

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