Weekly update. From Evo 2018 to the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Direct.

Observations on Media Create for the Week of January 29, 2018 – February 4, 2018

NintendObserverStill more games on Nintendo though. Can’t believe the Switch is the platform with the most games in charts.

 

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Software Sales

  1. 0/ [PS4] Monster Hunter: World # <ACT> (Capcom) {2018.01.26} (¥9,698) – 346,187 / 1,591,356
  2. NEW/ [PS4] Dragon Ball FighterZ <FTG> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.02.01} (¥8,208) – 68,731 / NEW
  3. 0/ [NSW] Splatoon 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} (¥6,458) – 25,758 / 1,997,568
  4. -2/ [NSW] Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle <SLG> (Nintendo) {2018.01.18} (¥6,458) – 21,279 / 114,059
  5. -1/ [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe <RCE> (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥6,458) – 21,263 / 1,307,897
  6. -1/ [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} (¥6,458) – 15,978 / 1,587,954
  7. NEW/ [NSW] The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim <RPG> (Bethesda Softworks) {2018.02.01} (¥7,538) – 13,922 / NEW
  8. -1/ [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥7,538) – 12,709 / 847,677
  9. -3/ [3DS] Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon <RPG> (The Pokémon Company) {2017.11.17} (¥5,378) – 11,028 / 1,539,029
  10. +1/ [3DS] Mario Party: The Top 100 <ETC> (Nintendo) {2017.12.28} (¥5,378) – 7,037 / 149,345
  11. -2/ [3DS] Yo-kai Watch Busters 2: Hihou Densetsu Banbaraya Sword / Magnum <ACT> (Level-5) {2017.12.16} (¥5,184) – 6,053 / 496,905
  12. +2/ [NSW] Arms <FTG> (Nintendo) {2017.06.16} (¥6,458) – 4,453 / 360,484
  13. +2/ [NSW] 1-2-Switch <ETC> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥5,378) – 4,391 / 391,086
  14. BACK/ [NSW] Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 for Nintendo Switch <FTG> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2017.09.07} (¥7,344) – 3,767 / 110,217
  15. -2/ [NSW] Pokkén Tournament DX <FTG> (The Pokémon Company) {2017.09.22} (¥6,458) – 3,731 / 218,461
  16. -8/ [PS4] Dissidia: Final Fantasy NT <ACT> (Square Enix) {2018.01.11} (¥8,424) – 3,691 / 137,791
  17. -1/ [PS4] Call of Duty: World War II # <ACT> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.11.03} (¥8,532) – 3,363 / 382,650
  18. +2/ [NSW] Monster Hunter XX Nintendo Switch Ver. # <ACT> (Capcom) {2017.08.25} (¥6,264) – 3,180 / 211,119
  19. +4/ [NSW] Xenoblade Chronicles 2 # <RPG> (Nintendo) {2017.12.01} (¥8,618) – 3,158 / 181,254
  20. +1/ [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo <ETC> (Nintendo) {2016.11.23} (¥2,916) – 2,775 / 371,535
  21. -3/ [NSW] FIFA 18 <SPT> (Electronic Arts) {2017.09.29} (¥6,264)
  22. -10/ [PS4] Gintama Rumble # <ACT> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.01.18} (¥8,208)
  23. -1/ [NSW] Snipperclips Plus: Cut It Out, Together! <PZL> (Nintendo) {2017.11.10} (¥3,542)
  24. -5/ [PS4] Earth Defense Force 5 <ACT> (D3 Publisher) {2017.12.07} (¥8,424)
  25. -8/ [PSV] Gintama Rumble # <ACT> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.01.18} (¥7,344)
  26. NEW/ [NSW] LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 <ADV> (Warner Bros. Japan) {2018.02.01} (¥6,156) / NEW
  27. +2/ [3DS] Monster Hunter XX (Best Price!) <ACT> (Capcom) {2017.11.30} (¥4,309)
  28. -18/ [PS4] The Seven Deadly Sins: Knights of Britannia <ACT> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.01.25} (¥8,208)
  29. -5/ [NSW] One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 Deluxe Edition <ACT> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2017.12.21} (¥6,264)
  30. +7/ [NSW] Super Bomberman R <ACT> (Konami) {2017.03.03} (¥5,378)
  31. -4/ [3DS] Kirby: Battle Royale <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.11.30} (¥5,378)
  32. NEW/ [PS4] EA SPORTS UFC 3 <FTG> (Electronic Arts) {2018.02.02} (¥8,424) / NEW
  33. -8/ [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition # <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.03.19} (¥2,592)
  34. -6/ [PS4] Pro Evolution Soccer 2018 <SPT> (Konami) {2017.09.14} (¥8,208)
  35. -2/ [NSW] Sumikko Gurashi: Sumikko Park e Youkoso <ETC> (Nippon Columbia) {2017.12.07} (¥6,264)
  36. +8/ [PS4] Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition <RPG> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.12.07} (¥6,372)
  37. -7/ [3DS] Mario Kart 7 <RCE> (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} (¥4,937)
  38. +5/ [PS4] FIFA 18 # <SPT> (Electronic Arts) {2017.09.26} (¥8,424)
  39. -13/ [PS4] Street Fighter V Arcade Edition <FTG> (Capcom) {2018.01.18} (¥5,389)
  40. +6/ [3DS] The Snack World Trejarers <RPG> (Level-5) {2017.08.10} (¥5,184)
  41. -6/ [PS4] Taiko no Tatsujin Session de Dodon ga Don! # <ACT> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2017.10.26} (¥6,588)
  42. -11/ [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V (¥4,990 Edition) <ACT> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2015.10.08} (¥5,389)
  43. -7/ [NSW] Puyo Puyo Tetris <PZL> (Sega Games) {2017.03.03} (¥5,389)
  44. BACK/ [3DS] Bokujou Monogatari Futago no Mura+ <SLG> (Marvelous) {2017.12.14} (¥4,298)
  45. -13/ [PS4] Biohazard 7 Resident Evil Gold Edition Grotesque Version <ADV> (Capcom) {2017.12.14} (¥5,389)
  46. -1/ [3DS] Style Savvy: Styling Star <ETC> (Nintendo) {2017.11.02} (¥5,378)
  47. -13/ [PS4] Star Wars: Battlefront II # <ACT> (Electronic Arts) {2017.11.14} (¥8,424)
  48. +1/ [PS4] Rainbow Six Siege <ACT> (Ubisoft) {2015.12.10} (¥9,072)
  49. BACK/ [3DS] Sumikko Gurashi Koko Doko Nandesu? <ETC> (Nippon Columbia) {2017.07.20} (¥5,184)
  50. NEW/ [PS4] LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 <ADV> (Warner Bros. Japan) {2018.02.01} (¥6,156) / NEW

 

Hardware Sales

  1. PlayStation 4 — 109,287 (140,145), -22% (+167%) / 6,302,253
  2. Nintendo Switch — 49,165 (47,107), +4% (+9%) / 3,635,424
  3. Nintendo 3DS — 11,461 (11,313), +1% (-7%) / 26,960,942
  4. PlayStation Vita — 4,207 (3,744), +12% (-12%) / 5,800,978

 

Grand totals

Total Nintendo titles: 30
Total Sony PlayStation titles: 20
Total home Nintendo titles: 19 / 30
Total portable Nintendo titles: 11 / 30
Total home Sony PlayStation titles: 18 / 20
Total portable Sony PlayStation titles: 2 / 20

1st, Switch — 19
2nd, PS4 — 18
3rd, 3DS — 11
4th, PSVita — 2

 

Brand-new titles (5)

NEW/ [PS4] Dragon Ball FighterZ
NEW/ [NSW] The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
NEW/ [NSW] LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2
NEW/ [PS4] EA SPORTS UFC 3
NEW/ [PS4] LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2

1st, PS4 — 3
2nd, Switch — 2

 

Re-charted titles (3)

BACK/ [3DS] Sumikko Gurashi Koko Doko Nandesu?
BACK/ [3DS] Bokujou Monogatari Futago no Mura+
BACK/ [NSW] Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 for Nintendo Switch

1st, 3DS — 2
2nd, Switch — 1

 

Out-charted titles (8)

NEW/ [PSV] Ninki Seiyuu no Tsukurikata #
-2/ [PS4] Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition
-13/ [3DS] Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon Double Pack
NEW/ [PSV] Hello Lady! Superior Dynamis
-10/ [PS4] Final Fantasy XV #
BACK/ [PSV] Moujuu-tachi to Ohime-sama in Blossom #
-20/ [PS4] Valkyria Chronicles Remaster #
NEW/ [NSW] Voez

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

 

Previously released titles (45)

Nintendo Switch: 17 / 19
Nintendo 3DS: 11 / 11
PlayStation 4: 15 / 18
PlayStation Vita: 2 / 2

1st, Switch — 17
2nd, PS4 — 15
3rd, 3DS — 10
4th, PSVita — 2

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [17 / 45] * 100 = SPI 37.78 | last week: [16 / 45] * 100
Nintendo 3DS: [11 / 45] * 100 = SPI 24.44 | last week: [10 / 45] * 100
PlayStation 4: [15 / 45] * 100 = SPI 33.33 | last week: [16 / 45] * 100
PlayStation Vita: [2 / 45] * 100 = SPI 4.44 | last week: [3 / 45] * 100

1st, Switch — SPI 37.78 | last week: SPI 35.56
2nd, PS4 — SPI 33.33 | last week: SPI 35.56 
3rd, 3DS — SPI 24.44 | last week: SPI 22.22
4th, PSVita — SPI 4.44 | last week: SPI 6.67 

 

Past-years released titles (38)

Nintendo Switch16 (16 2017)
Nintendo 3DS: 11 (9 2017, 1 2016, 1 2011)
PlayStation 410 (8 2017, 2 2015)
PlayStation Vita: 1 (1 2015)

1st, Switch — 16
2nd, 3DS — 11
3rd, PS4 — 10
4th, PSVita — 1

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [(16 *1)] = ES 16 | last week: [(15 *1)]
Nintendo 3DS: [(9 *1) + (1 *2) + (1 *7)] = ES 18 | last week: [(8 *1) + (1 *2) + (1 *7)]
PlayStation 4: [(8 *1) + (2 *3)] = ES 14 | last week: [(8 *1) + (1 *2) + (3 *3)]
PlayStation Vita: [(1 *3)] = ES 3 | last week: [(1 *1) + (1 *3)]

1st, 3DS — ES 18 | last week: ES 17 
2nd, Switch — ES 16 | last week: ES 15 
3rd, PS4 — ES 14 | last week: ES 19 
4th, PSVita — ES 3 | last week: ES 4 

 

Momentum

Nintendo Switch(highest) +7/ [NSW] Super Bomberman R > (lowest) -7/ [NSW] Puyo Puyo Tetris
Nintendo 3DS: (highest) +6/ [3DS] The Snack World Trejarers > (lowest) -7/ [3DS] Mario Kart 7
PlayStation 4: (highest) +5/ [PS4] FIFA 18 # > (lowest) -18/ [PS4] The Seven Deadly Sins: Knights of Britannia
PlayStation Vita: (highest) -8/ [PSV] Gintama Rumble # = (lowest) 8/ [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition #

Highest: +7/ [NSW] Super Bomberman R
Lowest: -18/ [PS4] The Seven Deadly Sins: Knights of Britannia

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [(0 + -2 + -1 + -1 + -1 + +2 + +2 + -2 + +2 + +4 + -3 + -1 + -5 + +7 + -2 + -7) / 16] = MM -0.50
Nintendo 3DS: [(-3 + +1 + -2 + +1 + +2 + -4 + -7 + +6 + -1) / 9] = MM -0.78
PlayStation 4: [(0 + -8 + -1 + -10 + -5 + -18 + -6 + +8 + +5 + -13 + -6 + -11 + -13 + -13 + +1) / 15] = MM -6.00
PlayStation Vita: [(-8 + -8) / 2] = MM -8.00

1st, Switch — MM -0.50 | last week: MM +1.00 
2nd, 3DS — MM -0.78 | last week: MM -0.40 
3rd, PS4 — MM -6.00 | last week: MM -5.71 
4th, PSVita — MM -8.00 | last week: MM -6.00 

 

Dropping Status
(Re-charted = *0.25. Normal = *0.50. Past-week = *0.75. Brand-new = *1.00.)

Nintendo Switch: [(1 *1.00)] = DS 1.00
Nintendo 3DS: [(1 *0.50)] = DS 0.50
PlayStation 4: [(2 *0.50) + (1 *0.75)] = DS 1.75
PlayStation Vita: [(1 *0.25) + (2 *1.00)] = DS 2.25

1st, PSVita — DS 2.25 | last week: DS 1.00
2nd, PS4 — DS 1.75 | last week: DS 2.50
3rd, Switch — DS 1.00 | last week: DS 0.00
4th, 3DSDS 0.50 | last week: DS 1.50

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [-0.50 – 1.00 + 1 + 5] = MI +4.50 | last week: [+1.00 – 0.00 + 0 + 5]
Nintendo 3DS: [-0.78 – 0.50 + 2 + 5] = MI +5.72 | last week: [-0.40 – 1.50 + 0 + 5]
PlayStation 4: [-6.00 – 1.75 + 0 + 5] = MI -2.75 | last week: [-5.71 – 2.50 + 2 + 5]
PlayStation Vita: [-8.00 – 2.25 + 0 + 5] = MI -5.25 | last week: [-6.00 – 1.00 + 1 + 5]

1st, 3DS — MI +5.72 | last week: MI +3.10
2nd, Switch — MI +4.50 | last week: MI +6.00 
3rd, PS4 — MI -2.75 | last week: MI -1.21
4th, PSVita — MI -5.25 | last week: MI -1.00 

 

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 (January 29, 2018 – February 4, 2018).
Weekly Top 20 Media Create Charts (January 29, 2018 – February 4, 2018).
Observations on Media Create for the Week of January 22, 2018 – January 28, 2018.

 

 

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