Observations on Media Create for the Week of January 22, 2018 – January 28, 2018

NintendObserverI guess it was a good idea for the competition to prevent Monster Hunter World from launching on Nintendo Switch. (At least so far.)

 

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Software Sales

  1. NEW/ [PS4] Monster Hunter: World # <ACT> (Capcom) {2018.01.26} (¥9,698) – 1,245,169 / NEW
  2. -1/ [NSW] Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle <SLG> (Nintendo) {2018.01.18} (¥6,458) – 26,088 / 92,780
  3. 0/ [NSW] Splatoon 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} (¥6,458) – 25,776 / 1,971,810
  4. 0/ [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe <RCE> (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥6,458) – 21,834 / 1,286,634
  5. +2/ [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} (¥6,458) – 16,664 / 1,571,976
  6. +2/ [3DS] Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon <RPG> (The Pokémon Company) {2017.11.17} (¥5,378) – 12,702 / 1,528,001
  7. +3/ [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥7,538) – 10,240 / 834,968
  8. -2/ [PS4] Dissidia: Final Fantasy NT <ACT> (Square Enix) {2018.01.11} (¥8,424) – 7,999 / 134,100
  9. +2/ [3DS] Yo-kai Watch Busters 2: Hihou Densetsu Banbaraya Sword / Magnum <ACT> (Level-5) {2017.12.16} (¥5,184) – 7,755 / 490,853
  10. NEW/ [PS4] The Seven Deadly Sins: Knights of Britannia <ACT> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.01.25} (¥8,208) – 6,961 / NEW
  11. -2/ [3DS] Mario Party: The Top 100 <ETC> (Nintendo) {2017.12.28} (¥5,378) – 6,535 / 142,308
  12. -10/ [PS4] Gintama Rumble # <ACT> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.01.18} (¥8,208) – 5,800 / 44,243
  13. +4/ [NSW] Pokkén Tournament DX <FTG> (The Pokémon Company) {2017.09.22} (¥6,458) – 4,765 / 214,730
  14. +1/ [NSW] Arms <FTG> (Nintendo) {2017.06.16} (¥6,458) – 4,399 / 356,031
  15. +1/ [NSW] 1-2-Switch <ETC> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥5,378) – 4,375 / 386,695
  16. -2/ [PS4] Call of Duty: World War II # <ACT> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.11.03} (¥8,532) – 4,203 / 379,286
  17. -12/ [PSV] Gintama Rumble # <ACT> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.01.18} (¥7,344) – 3,790 / 27,207
  18. +22/ [NSW] FIFA 18 <SPT> (Electronic Arts) {2017.09.29} (¥6,264) – 3,720 / 78,169
  19. -6/ [PS4] Earth Defense Force 5 <ACT> (D3 Publisher) {2017.12.07} (¥8,424) – 3,292 / 221,894
  20. +1/ [NSW] Monster Hunter XX Nintendo Switch Ver. # <ACT> (Capcom) {2017.08.25} (¥6,264) – 3,162 / 207,939
  21. -3/ [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo <ETC> (Nintendo) {2016.11.23} (¥2,916)
  22. +1/ [NSW] Snipperclips Plus: Cut It Out, Together! <PZL> (Nintendo) {2017.11.10} (¥3,542)
  23. -3/ [NSW] Xenoblade Chronicles 2 # <RPG> (Nintendo) {2017.12.01} (¥8,618)
  24. +3/ [NSW] One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 Deluxe Edition <ACT> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2017.12.21} (¥6,264)
  25. 0/ [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition # <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.03.19} (¥2,592)
  26. -14/ [PS4] Street Fighter V Arcade Edition <FTG> (Capcom) {2018.01.18} (¥5,389)
  27. -1/ [3DS] Kirby: Battle Royale <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.11.30} (¥5,378)
  28. +1/ [PS4] Pro Evolution Soccer 2018 <SPT> (Konami) {2017.09.14} (¥8,208)
  29. +16/ [3DS] Monster Hunter XX (Best Price!) <ACT> (Capcom) {2017.11.30} (¥4,309)
  30. +3/ [3DS] Mario Kart 7 <RCE> (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} (¥4,937)
  31. +1/ [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V (¥4,990 Edition) <ACT> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2015.10.08} (¥5,389)
  32. -2/ [PS4] Biohazard 7 Resident Evil Gold Edition Grotesque Version <ADV> (Capcom) {2017.12.14} (¥5,389)
  33. -5/ [NSW] Sumikko Gurashi: Sumikko Park e Youkoso <ETC> (Nippon Columbia) {2017.12.07} (¥6,264)
  34. BACK/ [PS4] Star Wars: Battlefront II # <ACT> (Electronic Arts) {2017.11.14} (¥8,424)
  35. 0/ [PS4] Taiko no Tatsujin Session de Dodon ga Don! # <ACT> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2017.10.26} (¥6,588)
  36. +2/ [NSW] Puyo Puyo Tetris <PZL> (Sega Games) {2017.03.03} (¥5,389)
  37. -15/ [NSW] Super Bomberman R <ACT> (Konami) {2017.03.03} (¥5,378)
  38. NEW/ [NSW] Voez <ACT> (Flyhigh Works) {2018.01.25} (¥4,320) / NEW
  39. -20/ [PS4] Valkyria Chronicles Remaster # <SLG> (Sega Games) {2018.01.18} (¥2,149)
  40. BACK/ [PSV] Moujuu-tachi to Ohime-sama in Blossom # <ADV> (Idea Factory) {2017.09.07} (¥6,804)
  41. -10/ [PS4] Final Fantasy XV # <RPG> (Square Enix) {2016.11.29} (¥9,504)
  42. NEW/ [PSV] Hello Lady! Superior Dynamis <ADV> (dramatic create) {2018.01.25} (¥8,424) / NEW
  43. BACK/ [PS4] FIFA 18 # <SPT> (Electronic Arts) {2017.09.26} (¥8,424)
  44. -8/ [PS4] Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition <RPG> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.12.07} (¥6,372)
  45. -1/ [3DS] Style Savvy: Styling Star <ETC> (Nintendo) {2017.11.02} (¥5,378)
  46. -7/ [3DS] The Snack World Trejarers <RPG> (Level-5) {2017.08.10} (¥5,184)
  47. -13/ [3DS] Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon Double Pack <RPG> (The Pokémon Company) {2017.11.17} (¥10,757)
  48. -2/ [PS4] Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.12.03} (¥2,592)
  49. -6/ [PS4] Rainbow Six Siege <ACT> (Ubisoft) {2015.12.10} (¥9,072)
  50. NEW/ [PSV] Ninki Seiyuu no Tsukurikata # <ADV> (Entergram) {2018.01.25} (¥6,458) / NEW

 

Hardware Sales

  1. PlayStation 4 — 140,145 (52,507), +167% (+20%) / 6,192,966
  2. Nintendo Switch — 47,107 (43,027), +9% (+15%) / 3,586,259
  3. Nintendo 3DS — 11,313 (12,115), -7% (-28%) / 26,949,481
  4. PlayStation Vita — 3,744 (4,256), -12% (-3%) / 5,796,771

 

Grand totals

Total Nintendo titles: 27
Total Sony PlayStation titles: 23
Total home Nintendo titles: 17 / 27
Total portable Nintendo titles: 10 / 27
Total home Sony PlayStation titles: 18 / 23
Total portable Sony PlayStation titles: 5 / 23

1st, PS4 — 18
2nd, Switch — 17
3rd, 3DS — 10
4th, PSVita — 5

 

Brand-new titles (5)

NEW/ [PS4] Monster Hunter: World #
NEW/ [PS4] The Seven Deadly Sins: Knights of Britannia
NEW/ [NSW] Voez
NEW/ [PSV] Hello Lady! Superior Dynamis
NEW/ [PSV] Ninki Seiyuu no Tsukurikata #

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

 

Re-charted titles (3)

BACK/ [PS4] FIFA 18 #
BACK/ [PSV] Moujuu-tachi to Ohime-sama in Blossom #
BACK/ [PS4] Star Wars: Battlefront II #

1st, PS4 — 2
2nd, PSVita — 1

 

Out-charted titles (8)

0/ [3DS] Shingeki no Kyojin 2: Mirai no Zahyou
NEW/ [PSV] Ephemeral: Fantasy on Dark
-19/ [3DS] Bokujou Monogatari Futago no Mura+
-13/ [PS4] Okami HD #
-5/ [3DS] Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS
+1/ [PS4] Yakuza Kiwami (New Price Version)
-19/ [PS4] Yakuza: Kiwami 2 #
NEW/ [PS4] Shiin #

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

 

Previously released titles (45)

Nintendo Switch: 16 / 17
Nintendo 3DS: 10 / 10
PlayStation 4: 16 / 18
PlayStation Vita: 3 / 5

1st, Switch — 16
1st, PS4 — 16
3rd, 3DS — 10
4th, PSVita — 3

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [16 / 45] * 100 = SPI 35.56 | last week: [15 / 43] * 100
Nintendo 3DS: [10 / 45] * 100 = SPI 22.22 | last week: [13 / 43] * 100
PlayStation 4: [16 / 45] * 100 = SPI 35.56 | last week: [14 / 43] * 100
PlayStation Vita: [3 / 45] * 100 = SPI 6.67 | last week: [1 / 43] * 100

1st, Switch — SPI 35.56 | last week: SPI 34.88
1st, PS4 — SPI 35.56 | last week: SPI 32.56 
3rd, 3DS — SPI 22.22 | last week: SPI 30.23
4th, PSVita — SPI 6.67 | last week: SPI 2.33 

 

Past-years released titles (39)

Nintendo Switch15 (15 2017)
Nintendo 3DS: 10 (8 2017, 1 2016, 1 2011)
PlayStation 412 (8 2017, 1 2016, 3 2015)
PlayStation Vita: 2 (1 2017, 1 2015)

1st, Switch — 15
2nd, PS4 — 12
3rd, 3DS — 10
4th, PSVita — 2

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [(15 *1)] = ES 15 | last week: [(15 *1)]
Nintendo 3DS: [(8 *1) + (1 *2) + (1 *7)] = ES 17 | last week: [(10 *1) + (2 *2) + (1 *7)]
PlayStation 4: [(8 *1) + (1 *2) + (3 *3)] = ES 19 | last week: [(9 *1) + (1 *2) + (3 *3)]
PlayStation Vita: [(1 *1) + (1 *3)] = ES 4 | last week: [(1 *3)]

1st, PS4 — ES 19 | last week: ES 20 
2nd, 3DS — ES 17 | last week: ES 21

3rd, Switch — ES 15 | last week: ES 15 
4th, PSVita — ES 4 | last week: ES 3 

 

Momentum

Nintendo Switch(highest) +22/ [NSW] FIFA 18 > (lowest) -15/ [NSW] Super Bomberman R
Nintendo 3DS: (highest) +16/ [3DS] Monster Hunter XX (Best Price!) > (lowest) -13/ [3DS] Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon Double Pack
PlayStation 4: (highest) +1/ [PS4] Pro Evolution Soccer 2018 > (lowest) -20/ [PS4] Valkyria Chronicles Remaster #
PlayStation Vita: (highest) 0/ [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition # > (lowest) -12/ [PSV] Gintama Rumble #

Highest: +22/ [NSW] FIFA 18
Lowest: -20/ [PS4] Valkyria Chronicles Remaster #

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [(-1 + 0 + 0 + +2 + +3 + +4 + +1 + +1 + +22 + +1 + +1 + -3 + +3 + -5 + +2 + -15) / 16] = MM +1.00
Nintendo 3DS: [(+2 + +2 + -2 + -3 + -1 + +16 + +3 + -1 + -7 + -13) / 10] = MM -0.40
PlayStation 4: [(-2 + -10 + -2 + -6 + -14 + +1 + +1 + -2 + 0 + -20 + -10 + -8 + -2 + -6) / 14] = MM -5.71
PlayStation Vita: [(-12 + 0) / 2] = MM -6.00

1st, Switch — MM +1.00 | last week: MM +1.07 
2nd, 3DS — MM -0.40 | last week: MM -5.83 
3rd, PS4 — MM -5.71 | last week: MM -5.14 
4th, PSVita — MM -6.00 | last week: MM -6.00 

 

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
Nintendo 3DS: [(3 *0.50)] = DS 1.50
PlayStation 4: [(3 *0.50) + (1 *1.00)] = DS 2.50
PlayStation Vita: [(1 *1.00)] = DS 1.00

1st, PS4 — DS 2.50 | last week: DS 3.50
2nd, 3DSDS 1.50 | last week: DS 0.50
3rd, PSVita — DS 1.00 | last week: DS 0.00
4th, Switch — DS 0.00 | last week: DS 0.50

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [+1.00 – 0.00 + 0 + 5] = MI +6.00 | last week: [+1.07 – 0.50 + 0 + 7]
Nintendo 3DS: [-0.40 – 1.50 + 0 + 5] = MI +3.10 | last week: [-5.83 – 0.50 + 1 + 7]
PlayStation 4: [-5.71 – 2.50 + 2 + 5] = MI -1.21 | last week: [-5.14 – 3.50 + 0 + 7]
PlayStation Vita: [-6.00 – 1.00 + 1 + 5] = MI -1.00 | last week: [-6.00 – 0.00 + 0 + 7]

1st, Switch — MI +6.00 | last week: MI +7.57 
2nd, 3DS — MI +3.10 | last week: MI +1.67
3rd, PSVita — MI -1.00 | last week: MI +1.00 
4th, PS4 — MI -1.21 | last week: MI -1.64

 

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 (January 22, 2018 – January 28, 2018).
Weekly Top 20 Media Create Charts (January 22, 2018 – January 28, 2018).
Observations on Media Create for the Week of January 15, 2018 – January 21, 2018.

 

 

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