Observations on Media Create for the Week of February 19, 2018 – February 25, 2018

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Software Sales

  1. 0/ [PS4] Monster Hunter: World # <ACT> (Capcom) {2018.01.26} (¥9,698) – 53,982 / 1,890,273
  2. NEW/ [PS4] Girls und Panzer: Dream Tank Match # <ACT> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.02.22} (¥8,208) – 46,411 / NEW
  3. NEW/ [PS4] Metal Gear Survive <ACT> (Konami) {2018.02.21} (¥5,378) – 31,359 / NEW
  4. NEW/ [PS4] Senran Kagura Burst Re:Newal # <ACT> (Marvelous) {2018.02.22} (¥7,538) – 24,118 / NEW
  5. -2/ [NSW] Splatoon 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} (¥6,458) – 19,501 / 2,062,345
  6. 0/ [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe <RCE> (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥6,458) – 17,259 / 1,363,646
  7. +5/ [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥7,538) – 12,252 / 883,780
  8. +3/ [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} (¥6,458) – 11,639 / 1,626,145
  9. -4/ [PS4] Dynasty Warriors 9 # <ACT> (Koei Tecmo Games) {2018.02.08} (¥8,424) – 8,959 / 147,634
  10. NEW/ [PSV] Harukanaru Toki no Naka de Ultimate # <ADV> (Koei Tecmo Games) {2018.02.22} (¥7,344) – 8,833 / NEW
  11. -1/ [NSW] Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle <SLG> (Nintendo) {2018.01.18} (¥6,458) – 8,634 / 151,225
  12. +3/ [3DS] Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon <RPG> (The Pokémon Company) {2017.11.17} (¥5,378) – 8,614 / 1,566,656
  13. -4/ [PS4] Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet # <ACT> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.02.08} (¥8,856) – 6,027 / 94,631
  14. 0/ [NSW] Bayonetta 2 <ACT> (Nintendo) {2018.02.17} (¥6,458) – 5,443 / 14,975
  15. -13/ [PS4] Seiken Densetsu 2 Secret of Mana <RPG> (Square Enix) {2018.02.15} (¥5,184) – 5,336 / 41,378
  16. NEW/ [PSV] Tokimeki Restaurant: Project Tristars # <ADV> (Koei Tecmo Games) {2018.02.22} (¥7,344) – 4,319 / NEW
  17. +1/ [3DS] Mario Party: The Top 100 <ETC> (Nintendo) {2017.12.28} (¥5,378) – 4,271 / 165,894
  18. +2/ [NSW] 1-2-Switch <ETC> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥5,378) – 4,215 / 403,972
  19. -2/ [PS4] Dragon Ball FighterZ <FTG> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.02.01} (¥8,208) – 3,992 / 92,935
  20. +30/ [PS4] Star Wars: Battlefront II # <ACT> (Electronic Arts) {2017.11.14} (¥8,424) – 3,898 / 89,486
  21. -2/ [NSW] Arms <FTG> (Nintendo) {2017.06.16} (¥6,458)
  22. -15/ [PSV] Seiken Densetsu 2 Secret of Mana <RPG> (Square Enix) {2018.02.15} (¥5,184)
  23. -2/ [NSW] Pokkén Tournament DX <FTG> (The Pokémon Company) {2017.09.22} (¥6,458)
  24. -2/ [3DS] Yo-kai Watch Busters 2: Hihou Densetsu Banbaraya Sword / Magnum <ACT> (Level-5) {2017.12.16} (¥5,184)
  25. -2/ [NSW] Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 for Nintendo Switch <FTG> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2017.09.07} (¥7,344)
  26. -18/ [PS4] Cyber Troopers: Virtual On x Toaru Majutsu no Index: Toaru Majutsu no Dennou Senki # <ACT> (Sega Games) {2018.02.15} (¥8,629)
  27. -23/ [PSV] Idolish7 Twelve Fantasia! # <SLG> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.02.15} (¥7,344)
  28. NEW/ [NSW] Gotouchi Tetsudou for Nintendo Switch <TBL> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.02.22} (¥5,184) / NEW
  29. +7/ [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition # <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.03.19} (¥2,592)
  30. -1/ [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo <ETC> (Nintendo) {2016.11.23} (¥2,916)
  31. -5/ [3DS] Kirby: Battle Royale <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.11.30} (¥5,378)
  32. -5/ [PS4] Dragon’s Crown Pro # <ACT> (Atlus) {2018.02.08} (¥8,618)
  33. -8/ [NSW] The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim <RPG> (Bethesda Softworks) {2018.02.01} (¥7,538)
  34. NEW/ [PSV] VitaminX Destination <ADV> (D3 Pulbisher) {2018.02.22} (¥6,804) / NEW
  35. -3/ [NSW] Snipperclips Plus: Cut It Out, Together! <PZL> (Nintendo) {2017.11.10} (¥3,542)
  36. -5/ [PS4] Call of Duty: World War II # <ACT> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.11.03} (¥8,532)
  37. BACK/ [3DS] Shingeki no Kyojin 2: Mirai no Zahyou <ACT> (Spike Chunsoft) {2017.11.30} (¥6,458)
  38. -14/ [PS4] Shadow of the Colossus <ADV> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2018.02.08} (¥5,292)
  39. -6/ [NSW] Xenoblade Chronicles 2 # <RPG> (Nintendo) {2017.12.01} (¥8,618)
  40. -5/ [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V (¥4,990 Edition) <ACT> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2015.10.08} (¥5,389)
  41. -11/ [NSW] Monster Hunter XX Nintendo Switch Ver. # <ACT> (Capcom) {2017.08.25} (¥6,264)
  42. -5/ [3DS] Monster Hunter XX (Best Price!) <ACT> (Capcom) {2017.11.30} (¥4,309)
  43. -27/ [PSV] Cyber Troopers: Virtual On x Toaru Majutsu no Index: Toaru Majutsu no Dennou Senki # <ACT> (Sega Games) {2018.02.15} (¥7,549)
  44. -10/ [NSW] FIFA 18 <SPT> Electronic Arts) {2017.09.29} (¥6,264)
  45. NEW/ [PSV] Kimi no Hitomi ni Hit Me # <ADV> (Entergram) {2018.02.22} (¥7,538) / NEW
  46. BACK/ [PS4] Nobunaga’s Ambition: Taishi # <SLG> (Koei Tecmo Games) {2017.11.30} (¥9,504)
  47. -9/ [3DS] Mario Kart 7 <RCE> (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} (¥4,937)
  48. -8/ [NSW] Sumikko Gurashi: Sumikko Park e Youkoso <ETC> (Nippon Columbia) {2017.12.07} (¥6,264)
  49. -1/ [3DS] Sumikko Gurashi Koko Doko Nandesu? <ETC> (Nippon Columbia) {2017.07.20} (¥5,184)
  50. -5/ [PS4] Earth Defense Force 5 <ACT> (D3 Publisher) {2017.12.07} (¥8,424)

 

Hardware Sales

  1. Nintendo Switch — 39,696 (39,303), +1% (-10%) / 3,757,827
  2. PlayStation 4 — 34,775 (49,502), -30% (-31%) / 6,457,836
  3. Nintendo 3DS — 11,236 (10,160), -11% (-3%) / 26,992,854
  4. PlayStation Vita — 5,017 (4,959), +1% (+2%) / 5,815,087

 

Grand totals

Total Nintendo titles: 26
Total Sony PlayStation titles: 24
Total home Nintendo titles: 17 / 26
Total portable Nintendo titles: 9 / 26
Total home Sony PlayStation titles: 16 / 24
Total portable Sony PlayStation titles: 8 / 24

1st, Switch — 17
2nd, PS4 — 16
3rd, 3DS — 9
4th, PSVita — 8

 

Brand-new titles (8)

NEW/ [PS4] Girls und Panzer: Dream Tank Match #
NEW/ [PS4] Metal Gear Survive
NEW/ [PS4] Senran Kagura Burst Re:Newal #
NEW/ [PSV] Harukanaru Toki no Naka de Ultimate #
NEW/ [PSV] Tokimeki Restaurant: Project Tristars #
NEW/ [NSW] Gotouchi Tetsudou for Nintendo Switch
NEW/ [PSV] VitaminX Destination
NEW/ [PSV] Kimi no Hitomi ni Hit Me #

1sr, PSVita — 4
2nd, PS4 — 3
3rd, Switch — 1

 

Re-charted titles (2)

BACK/ [PS4] Nobunaga’s Ambition: Taishi #
BACK/ [3DS] Shingeki no Kyojin 2: Mirai no Zahyou

1st, 3DS — 1
1st, PS4 — 1

 

Out-charted titles (10)

BACK/ [3DS] Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS
-5/ [NSW] Puyo Puyo Tetris
-3/ [PS4] Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition
0/ [PS4] Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition
BACK/ [PS4] Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5+2.5 Remix
+3/ [PS4] Street Fighter V Arcade Edition
-4/ [3DS] The Snack World Trejarers
-12/ [PS4] Dissidia: Final Fantasy NT
BACK/ [3DS] Dragon Quest XI Sugisarishi Toki o Motomete #
NEW/ [NSW] Bayonetta ∞Climax Edition

1st, PS4 — 5
2nd, 3DS — 3
3rd, Switch — 2

 

Previously released titles (42)

Nintendo Switch: 16 / 17
Nintendo 3DS: 9 / 9
PlayStation 4: 13 / 16
PlayStation Vita: 4 / 8

1st, Switch — 16
2nd, PS4 — 13
3rd, 3DS — 9
4th, PSVita — 4

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [16 / 42] * 100 = SPI 38.10 | last week: [16 / 43] * 100
Nintendo 3DS: [9 / 42] * 100 = SPI 21.43 | last week: [11 / 43] * 100
PlayStation 4: [13 / 42] * 100 = SPI 30.95 | last week: [15 / 43] * 100
PlayStation Vita: [4 / 42] * 100 = SPI 9.52 | last week: [1 / 43] * 100

1st, Switch — SPI 38.10 | last week: SPI 37.21
2nd, PS4 — SPI 30.95 | last week: SPI 34.88 
3rd, 3DS — SPI 21.43 | last week: SPI 25.58
4th, PSVita — SPI 9.52 | last week: SPI 2.33 

 

Past-years released titles (28)

Nintendo Switch13 (13 2017)
Nintendo 3DS: 9 (7 2017, 1 2016, 1 2011)
PlayStation 45 (4 2017, 1 2015)
PlayStation Vita: 1 (1 2015)

1st, Switch — 13
2nd, 3DS — 9
3rd, PS4 — 5
4th, PSVita — 1

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [(13 *1)] = ES 13 | last week: [(14 *1)]
Nintendo 3DS: [(7 *1) + (1 *2) + (1 *7)] = ES 16 | last week: [(8 *1) + (2 *2) + (1 *7)]
PlayStation 4: [(4 *1) + (1 *3)] = ES 7 | last week: [(5 *1) + (2 *3)]
PlayStation Vita: [(1 *3)] = ES 3 | last week: [(1 *3)]

1st, 3DS — ES 16 | last week: ES 19 
2nd, Switch — ES 13 | last week: ES 14 
3rd, PS4 — ES 7 | last week: ES 11 
4th, PSVita — ES 3 | last week: ES 3 

 

Momentum

Nintendo Switch(highest) +5/ [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # > (lowest) -11/ [NSW] Monster Hunter XX Nintendo Switch Ver. #
Nintendo 3DS: (highest) +3/ [3DS] Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon > (lowest) -9/ [3DS] Mario Kart 7
PlayStation 4: (highest) +30/ [PS4] Star Wars: Battlefront II # > (lowest) -18/ [PS4] Cyber Troopers: Virtual On x Toaru Majutsu no Index: Toaru Majutsu no Dennou Senki #
PlayStation Vita: (highest) +7/ [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition # > (lowest) -27/ [PSV] Cyber Troopers: Virtual On x Toaru Majutsu no Index: Toaru Majutsu no Dennou Senki #

Highest: +30/ [PS4] Star Wars: Battlefront II #
Lowest: -27/ [PSV] Cyber Troopers: Virtual On x Toaru Majutsu no Index: Toaru Majutsu no Dennou Senki #

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [(-2 + 0 + +5 + +3 + -1 + 0 + +2 + -2 + -2 + -2 + -8 + -3 + -6 + -11 + -10 + -8) / 16] = MM -2.81
Nintendo 3DS: [(+3 + +1 + -2 + -1 + -5 + -5 + -9 + -1) / 8] = MM -2.38
PlayStation 4: [(0 + -4 + -4 + -13 + -2 + +30 + -18 + -5 + -5 + -14 + -5 + -5) / 12] = MM -3.75
PlayStation Vita: [(-15 + -23 + +7 + -27) / 4] = MM -14.50

1st, 3DS — MM -2.38 | last week: MM -4.78 
2nd, Switch — MM -2.81 | last week: MM -4.69 
3rd, PS4 — MM -3.75 | last week: MM -6.08 
4th, PSVita — MM -14.50 | 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 *0.50) + (1 *1.00)] = DS 1.50
Nintendo 3DS: [(2 *0.25) + (1 *0.50)] = DS 1.00
PlayStation 4: [(1 *0.25) + (4 *0.50)] = DS 2.25
PlayStation Vita: [(0 *0.00)] = DS 0.00

1st, PS4 — DS 2.25 | last week: DS 2.00
2nd, Switch — DS 1.50 | last week: DS 3.00
3rd, 3DSDS 1.00 | last week: DS 1.00
4th, PSVita — DS 0.00 | last week: DS 0.50

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [-2.81 – 1.50 + 0 + 8] = MI +3.69 | last week: [-4.69 – 3.00 + 0 + 7]
Nintendo 3DS: [-2.38 – 1.00 + 1 + 8] = MI +5.62 | last week: [-4.78 – 1.00 + 2 + 7]
PlayStation 4: [-3.75 – 2.25 + 1 + 8] = MI +3.00 | last week: [-6.08 – 2.00 + 2 + 7]
PlayStation Vita: [-14.50 – 0.00 + 0 + 8] = MI -6.50 | last week: [-6.00 – 0.50 + 0 + 7]

1st, 3DS — MI +5.62 | last week: MI +3.22
2nd, Switch — MI +3.69 | last week: MI -0.69 
3rd, PS4 — MI +3.00 | last week: MI +0.92
4th, PSVita — MI -6.50 | last week: MI +0.50 

 

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 (February 19, 2018 – February 25, 2018).
Weekly Top 20 Media Create Charts (February 19, 2018 – February 25, 2018).
Observations on Media Create for the Week of February 12, 2018 – February 18, 2018.

 

 

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