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Observations on Media Create for the Week of January 1, 2018 – January 7, 2018

NintendObserverIn a retrospect, it’s kinda crazy how much the Switch took over the Wii U in Japan, and pretty much redefined the entire Japanese market.

 

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Software Sales

  1. +1/ [NSW] Splatoon 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} (¥6,458) – 117,840 / 1,882,709
  2. -1/ [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} (¥6,458) – 110,816 / 1,508,148
  3. 0/ [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe <RCE> (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥6,458) – 82,806 / 1,215,599
  4. 0/ [3DS] Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon <RPG> (The Pokémon Company) {2017.11.17} (¥5,378) – 69,355 / 1,477,015
  5. 0/ [3DS] Mario Party: The Top 100 <ETC> (Nintendo) {2017.12.28} (¥5,378) – 51,818 / 103,999
  6. 0/ [3DS] Yo-kai Watch Busters 2: Hihou Densetsu Banbaraya Sword / Magnum <ACT> (Level-5) {2017.12.16} (¥5,184) – 34,565 / 465,985
  7. 0/ [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥7,538) – 31,761 / 802,811
  8. +2/ [NSW] Arms <FTG> (Nintendo) {2017.06.16} (¥6,458) – 25,374 / 339,328
  9. -1/ [NSW] 1-2-Switch <ETC> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥5,378) – 21,104 / 371,033
  10. -1/ [PS4] Earth Defense Force 5 <ACT> (D3 Publisher) {2017.12.07} (¥8,424) – 19,948 / 201,414
  11. +4/ [3DS] Kirby: Battle Royale <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.11.30} (¥5,378) – 14,561 / 139,564
  12. +2/ [PS4] Call of Duty: World War II # <ACT> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.11.03} (¥8,532) – 13,305 / 362,009
  13. +4/ [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo <ETC> (Nintendo) {2016.11.23} (¥2,916) – 13,208 / 357,703
  14. -3/ [NSW] Pokkén Tournament DX <FTG> (The Pokémon Company) {2017.09.22} (¥6,458) – 12,553 / 204,038
  15. -3/ [NSW] Xenoblade Chronicles 2 # <RPG> (Nintendo) {2017.12.01} (¥8,618) – 11,483 / 168,200
  16. +5/ [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition # <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.03.19} (¥2,592) – 9,517 / 1,273,777
  17. +5/ [NSW] Sumikko Gurashi: Sumikko Park e Youkoso <ETC> (Nippon Columbia) {2017.12.07} (¥6,264) – 9,505 / 47,989
  18. 0/ [NSW] Snipperclips Plus: Cut It Out, Together! <PZL> (Nintendo) {2017.11.10} (¥3,542) – 9,290 / 43,909
  19. -3/ [NSW] FIFA 18 <SPT> (Electronic Arts) {2017.09.29} (¥6,264) – 8,915 / 71,698
  20. +5/ [3DS] Style Savvy: Styling Star <ETC> (Nintendo) {2017.11.02} (¥5,378) – 8,639 / 119,777
  21. -8/ [PS4] Yakuza: Kiwami 2 # <ADV> (Sega Games) {2017.12.07} (¥8,197)
  22. -2/ [NSW] Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 for Nintendo Switch <FTG> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2017.09.07} (¥7,344)
  23. +1/ [NSW] Monster Hunter XX Nintendo Switch Ver. # <ACT> (Capcom) {2017.08.25} (¥6,264)
  24. +14/ [3DS] Shingeki no Kyojin 2: Mirai no Zahyou <ACT> (Spike Chunsoft) {2017.11.30} (¥6,458)
  25. +5/ [3DS] Mario Kart 7 <RCE> (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} (¥4,937)
  26. +14/ [3DS] Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS <ACT> (Nintendo) {2016.12.01} (¥5,076)
  27. +9/ [PS4] Taiko no Tatsujin Session de Dodon ga Don! # <ACT> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2017.10.26} (¥6,588)
  28. +20/ [3DS] The Snack World Trejarers <RPG> (Level-5) {2017.08.10} (¥5,184)
  29. -2/ [3DS] Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon Double Pack <RPG> (The Pokémon Company) {2017.11.17} (¥10,757)
  30. +5/ [PS4] Gran Turismo Sport # <RCE> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.10.19} (¥7,452)
  31. -8/ [NSW] Super Bomberman R <ACT> (Konami) {2017.03.03} (¥5,378)
  32. -1/ [3DS] Sumikko Gurashi Koko Doko Nandesu? <ETC> (Nippon Columbia) {2017.07.20} (¥5,184)
  33. +16/ [3DS] Beyblade God <RPG> (FuRyu) {2017.11.23} (¥6,458)
  34. -15/ [NSW] One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 Deluxe Edition <ACT> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2017.12.21} (¥6,264)
  35. -6/ [PS4] Pro Evolution Soccer 2018 <SPT> (Konami) {2017.09.14} (¥8,208)
  36. -4/ [PS4] Star Wars: Battlefront II # <ACT> (Electronic Arts) {2017.11.14} (¥8,424)
  37. +7/ [NSW] Puyo Puyo Tetris <PZL> (Sega Games) {2017.03.03} (¥5,389)
  38. +4/ [PS4] ARK: Survival Evolved <ADV> (Spike Chunsoft) {2017.10.26} (¥7,344)
  39. -6/ [3DS] Bokujou Monogatari Futago no Mura+ <SLG> (Marvelous) {2017.12.14} (¥4,298)
  40. BACK/ [PS4] Dragon Quest XI Sugisarishi Toki o Motomete # <RPG> (Square Enix) {2017.07.29} (¥9,698)
  41. BACK/ [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS <FTG> (Nintendo) {2014.09.13} (¥5,616)
  42. +4/ [PS4] Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.12.03} (¥2,592)
  43. -17/ [PS4] Biohazard 7 Resident Evil Gold Edition Grotesque Version <ADV> (Capcom) {2017.12.14} (¥5,389)
  44. +6/ [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V (¥4,990 Edition) <ACT> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2015.10.08} (¥5,389)
  45. BACK/ [3DS] Dragon Quest XI Sugisarishi Toki o Motomete # <RPG> (Square Enix) {2017.07.29} (¥6,458)
  46. BACK/ [3DS] Dragon Ball Heroes Ultimate Mission X <TBL> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2017.04.27} (¥6,156)
  47. 0/ [PS4] FIFA 18 # <SPT> (Electronic Arts) {2017.09.26} (¥8,424)
  48. -20/ [PS4] Okami HD # <ADV> (Capcom) {2017.12.21} (¥3,229)
  49. BACK/ [3DS] Tomodachi Life (Happy Price Selection) <ETC> (Nintendo) {2016.03.17} (¥2,916)
  50. BACK/ [PS4] Final Fantasy XV # <RPG> (Square Enix) {2016.11.29} (¥9,504)

 

Hardware Sales

  1. Nintendo Switch — 146,006 (134,519), +9% (-50%) / 3,458,625
  2. PlayStation 4 — 91,683 (49,631), +85% (-26%) / 5,956,506
  3. Nintendo 3DS — 45,737 (36,814), +24% (-54%) / 26,909,198
  4. PlayStation Vita — 11,929 (7,970), +50% (-43%) / 5,784,383

 

Grand totals

Total Nintendo titles: 34
Total Sony PlayStation titles: 16
Total home Nintendo titles: 16 / 34
Total portable Nintendo titles: 18 / 34
Total home Sony PlayStation titles: 15 / 16
Total portable Sony PlayStation titles: 1 / 16

1st, 3DS — 18
2nd, Switch — 16
3rd, PS4 — 15
4th, PSVita — 1

 

Brand-new titles (0)

None.

 

Re-charted titles (6)

BACK/ [PS4] Final Fantasy XV #
BACK/ [3DS] Tomodachi Life (Happy Price Selection)
BACK/ [3DS] Dragon Ball Heroes Ultimate Mission X
BACK/ [3DS] Dragon Quest XI Sugisarishi Toki o Motomete #
BACK/ [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS
BACK/ [PS4] Dragon Quest XI Sugisarishi Toki o Motomete #

1st, 3DS — 4
2nd, PS4 — 2

 

Out-charted titles (6)

BACK/ [PS4] Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth Hacker’s Memory #
-17/ [PS4] A-Train de Ikou Exp.
-31/ [PS4] The Idolm@ster: Stella Stage #
BACK/ [PSV] Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth Hacker’s Memory #
-24/ [PS4] Atelier Lydie & Soeur: Fushigi na Kaiga no Renkinjutsu Samurai #
BACK/ [PS4] Horizon: Zero Dawn Complete Edition

1st, PS4 — 5
2nd, PSVita — 1

 

Previously released titles (50)

Nintendo Switch: 16 / 16
Nintendo 3DS: 18 / 18
PlayStation 4: 15 / 15
PlayStation Vita: 1 / 1

1st, 3DS — 18
2nd, Switch — 16
3rd, PS4 — 15
4th, PSVita — 1

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [16 / 50] * 100 = SPI 32.00 | last week: [16 / 49] * 100
Nintendo 3DS: [18 / 50] * 100 = SPI 36.00 | last week: [13 / 49] * 100
PlayStation 4: [15 / 50] * 100 = SPI 30.00 | last week: [18 / 49] * 100
PlayStation Vita: [1 / 50] * 100 = SPI 2.00 | last week: [2 / 49] * 100

1st, 3DS — SPI 36.00 | last week: SPI 26.53
2nd, Switch — SPI 32.00 | last week: SPI 32.65
3rd, PS4 — SPI 30.00 | last week: SPI 36.73 
4th, PSVita — SPI 2.00 | last week: SPI 4.08 

 

Past-years released titles (50)

Nintendo Switch16 (16 2017)
Nintendo 3DS: 18 (13 2017, 3 2016, 1 2014, 1 2011)
PlayStation 415 (12 2017, 1 2016, 2 2015)
PlayStation Vita: 1 (1 2015)

1st, 3DS — 18
2nd, Switch — 16
3rd, PS4 — 15
4th, PSVita — 1

 

Evergreen Status
(2017 = *1. 2016 = *2. 2015 = *3. 2014 = *4. Etc…)

Nintendo Switch: [(16 *1)] = ES 16
Nintendo 3DS: [(13 *1) + (3 *2) + (1 *4) + (1 *7)] = ES 30 | last week: [(2 *1) + (1 *6)]
PlayStation 4: [(12 *1) + (1 *2) + (2 *3)] = ES 17 | last week: [(2 *2)]
PlayStation Vita: [(1 *3)] = ES 3 | last week: [(1 *2)]

1st, 3DS — ES 30 | last week: ES 8 
2nd, PS4 — ES 17 | last week: ES 4 
3rd, Switch — ES 16
4th, PSVita — ES 3 | last week: ES 2 

 

Momentum

Nintendo Switch(highest) +7/ [NSW] Puyo Puyo Tetris > (lowest) -15/ [NSW] One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 Deluxe Edition
Nintendo 3DS: (highest) +20/ [3DS] The Snack World Trejarers > (lowest) -6/ [3DS] Bokujou Monogatari Futago no Mura+
PlayStation 4: (highest) +9/ [PS4] Taiko no Tatsujin Session de Dodon ga Don! # > (lowest) -20/ [PS4] Okami HD #
PlayStation Vita: (highest) +5/ [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition # = (lowest) +5/ [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition #

Highest: +20/ [3DS] The Snack World Trejarers
Lowest: -20/ [PS4] Okami HD #

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [(+1 + -1 + 0 + 0 + +2 + -1 + -3 + -3 + +5 + 0 + -3 + -2 + +1 + -8 + -15 + +7) / 16] = MM -1.25
Nintendo 3DS: [(0 + 0 + 0 + +4 + +4 + +5 + +14 + +5 + +14 + +20 + -2 + -1 + +16 + -6) / 14] = MM +5.21
PlayStation 4: [(-1 + +2 + -8 + +9 + +5 + -6 + -4 + +4 + +4 + -17 + +6 + 0 + -20) / 13] = MM -2.00
PlayStation Vita: [(+5) / 1] = MM +5.00

1st, 3DS — MM +5.21 | last week: MM -8.00 
2nd, PSVita — MM +5.00 | last week: MM +7.00 
3rd, Switch — MM -1.25 | last week: MM +4.67 
4th, PS4 — MM -2.00 | last week: MM +0.09 

 

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
Nintendo 3DS: [(0 *0.00)] = DS 0.00
PlayStation 4: [(2 *0.25) + (3 *0.75)] = DS 2.75
PlayStation Vita: [(1 *0.25)] = DS 0.25

1st, PS4 — DS 2.75 | last week: DS 0.00
2nd, PSVita — DS 0.25 | last week: DS 2.00
3rd, Switch — DS 0.00 | last week: DS 0.25
3rd, 3DSDS 0.00 | last week: DS 4.00

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [-1.25 – 0.00 + 0 + 0] = MI -1.25 | last week: [+4.67 – 0.25 + 1 + 1]
Nintendo 3DS: [+5.21 – 0.00 + 4 + 0] = MI +9.21 | last week: [-8.00 – 4.00 + 0 + 1]
PlayStation 4: [-2.00 – 2.75 + 2 + 0] = MI -2.75 | last week: [+0.09 – 0.00 + 7 + 1]
PlayStation Vita: [+5.00 – 0.25 + 0 + 0] = MI +4.75 | last week: [+7.00 – 2.00 + 1 + 1]

1st, 3DS — MI +9.21 | last week: MI -11.00
2nd, PSVita — MI +4.75 | last week: MI +7.00 
3rd, Switch — MI -1.25 | last week: MI +6.42 
4th, PS4 — MI -2.75 | last week: MI +8.09

 

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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Yearly Evergreen Status Graph
(Compiled over the full calendar year of 2017)

As usual, the Nintendo 3DS pretty much spent the full year carrying the torch from start to finish on that standpoint.

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Yearly Dropping Status Graph
(Compiled over the full calendar year of 2017.)

Also as usual, most the games leaving the charts tended to be on PlayStation platforms, with spikes from the Nintendo 3DS here and there.

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Yearly Staying Power Index Graph
(Compiled over the full calendar year of 2017.)

The Nintendo Switch completely replaced the Wii U and sent Nintendo’s home console games presence to new heights, pushing Nintendo’s overall presence nearly continuously at well over 50% of the market.

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Yearly Momentum Index Graph
(Compiled over the full calendar year of 2017.)

Nintendo platforms had mainly positive momentum throughout the year, while PlayStation platforms spent most or rather a good share of their time under negative momentum.

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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 (January 1, 2018 – January 7, 2018).
Weekly Top 20 Media Create Charts (January 1, 2018 – January 7, 2018).
Observations on Media Create for the Week of December 25, 2017 – December 31, 2017.

 

 

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