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

Observations on Media Create for the Week of April 2, 2018 – April 8, 2018

NintendObserverSo that’s 29 games out of 50 on Nintendo and I don’t remember the last time Nintendo didn’t have the majority of the games in charts.

 

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Software Sales

  1. +3/ [NSW] Kirby Star Allies <ACT> (Nintendo) {2018.03.16} (¥6,458) – 35,319 / 392,413
  2. 0/ [PS4] Far Cry 5 <ACT> (Ubisoft) {2018.03.29} (¥9,072) – 26,732 / 102,206
  3. +2/ [NSW] Splatoon 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} (¥6,458) – 21,890 / 2,213,576
  4. +5/ [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe <RCE> (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥6,458) – 13,849 / 1,460,835
  5. -4/ [PS4] Super Robot Taisen X # <SLG> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.03.29} (¥9,288) – 11,063 / 100,322
  6. +5/ [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥7,538) – 8,551 / 947,541
  7. +6/ [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} (¥6,458) – 8,211 / 1,684,107
  8. -1/ [PS4] Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom # <RPG> (Level-5) {2018.03.23} (¥8,640) – 8,202 / 83,067
  9. -1/ [3DS] Detective Pikachu <ADV> (The Pokémon Company) {2018.03.23} (¥5,378) – 6,959 / 64,556
  10. -7/ [PSV] Super Robot Taisen X # <SLG> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.03.29} (¥8,208) – 6,564 / 60,606
  11. -1/ [PS4] Monster Hunter: World # <ACT> (Capcom) {2018.01.26} (¥9,698) – 5,189 / 1,999,415
  12. +4/ [3DS] Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon <RPG> (The Pokémon Company) {2017.11.17} (¥5,378) – 5,062 / 1,610,978
  13. +1/ [NSW] Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition <ACT> (Koei Tecmo Games) {2018.03.22} (¥7,344) – 4,789 / 37,338
  14. -2/ [PS4] Valkyria Chronicles 4 # <SLG> (Sega Games) {2018.03.21} (¥8,629) – 4,749 / 76,778
  15. 0/ [PS4] Attack on Titan 2 # <ACT> (Koei Tecmo Games) {2018.03.15} (¥8,424) – 4,630 / 49,279
  16. -10/ [PS4] Shining Resonance Re:frain # <RPG> (Sega Games) {2018.03.29} (¥6,469) – 3,951 / 27,005
  17. +3/ [NSW] 1-2-Switch <ETC> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥5,378) – 3,795 / 427,721
  18. -1/ [PS4] Hokuto ga Gotoku # <ADV> (Sega Games) {2018.03.08} (¥9,061) – 3,757 / 160,562
  19. -1/ [PS4] Rainbow Six Siege: Advanced Edition <ACT> (Ubisoft) {2018.03.01} (¥6,480) – 3,596 / 35,276
  20. -1/ [NSW] Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 for Nintendo Switch <FTG> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2017.09.07} (¥7,344) – 3,531 / 141,100
  21. 0/ [NSW] Pokkén Tournament DX <FTG> (The Pokémon Company) {2017.09.22} (¥6,458)
  22. 0/ [NSW] Arms <FTG> Nintendo) {2017.06.16} (¥6,458)
  23. +2/ [3DS] Mario Party: The Top 100 <ETC> (Nintendo) {2017.12.28} (¥5,378)
  24. +2/ [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo <ETC> (Nintendo) {2016.11.23} (¥2,916)
  25. +3/ [NSW] Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle <SLG> (Nintendo) {2018.01.18} (¥6,458)
  26. +3/ [NSW] Attack on Titan 2 # <ACT> (Koei Tecmo Games) {2018.03.15} (¥8,424)
  27. +4/ [3DS] Kirby: Battle Royale <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.11.30} (¥5,378)
  28. -5/ [PSV] Attack on Titan 2 # <ACT> (Koei Tecmo Games) {2018.03.15} (¥7,344)
  29. +4/ [NSW] Snipperclips Plus: Cut It Out, Together! <PZL> (Nintendo) {2017.11.10} (¥3,542)
  30. 0/ [NSW] Dragon Quest Builders <ADV> (Square Enix) {2018.03.01} (¥5,184)
  31. +1/ [NSW] PriPara: All Idol Perfect Stage! <ACT> (Takara Tomy Arts) {2018.03.22} (¥6,458)
  32. +5/ [PS4] Call of Duty: World War II # <ACT> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.11.03} (¥8,532)
  33. +8/ [3DS] Mario Kart 7 <RCE> (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} (¥4,937)
  34. +8/ [3DS] Doraemon: Nobita no Takarajima <ADV> (FuRyu) {2018.03.01} (¥5,918)
  35. +11/ [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V (¥4,990 Edition) <ACT> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2015.10.08} (¥5,389)
  36. -1/ [3DS] Yo-kai Watch Busters 2: Hihou Densetsu Banbaraya Sword / Magnum <ACT> (Level-5) {2017.12.16} (¥5,184)
  37. +6/ [3DS] Kirby: Planet Robobot <ACT> (Nintendo) {2016.04.28} (¥5,076)
  38. +11/ [NSW] FIFA 18 <SPT> (Electronic Arts) {2017.09.29} (¥6,264)
  39. -3/ [PS4] The Evil Within 2 <ADV> (Bethesda Softworks) {2017.10.19} (¥8,618)
  40. NEW/ [3DS] Kawaii Pet to Kurasou! Wan Nyan & Idol Animal <ETC> (Nippon Columbia) {2018.04.05} (¥5,184) / NEW
  41. -3/ [PS4] Dragon Ball FighterZ <FTG> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.02.01} (¥8,208)
  42. +8/ [PS4] Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.12.03} (¥2,592)
  43. BACK/ [PS4] Final Fantasy XV Royal Edition <RPG> (Square Enix) {2018.03.06} (¥8,424)
  44. -4/ [PS4] Shadow of the Colossus <ADV> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2018.02.08} (¥5,292)
  45. BACK/ [3DS] Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS <ACT> (Nintendo) {2016.12.01} (¥5,076)
  46. -1/ [PS4] Winning Post 8 2018 <SLG> (Koei Tecmo Games) {2018.03.15} (¥8,424)
  47. BACK/ [NSW] Sumikko Gurashi: Sumikko Park e Youkoso <ETC> (Nippon Columbia) {2017.12.07} (¥6,264)
  48. -4/ [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition # <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.03.19} (¥2,592)
  49. -1/ [NSW] Monster Hunter XX Nintendo Switch Ver. # <ACT> (Capcom) {2017.08.25} (¥6,264)
  50. BACK/ [PS4] Taiko no Tatsujin Session de Dodon ga Don! # <ACT> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2017.10.26} (¥6,588)

 

Hardware Sales

  1. Nintendo Switch — 40,016 (44,033), -9% (-13%) / 4,036,797
  2. PlayStation 4 — 14,500 (25,325), -43% (+6%) / 6,599,076
  3. Nintendo 3DS — 9,422 (10,209), -8% (-9%) / 27,054,424
  4. PlayStation Vita — 2,929 (3,992), -27% (+10%) / 5,841,273

 

Grand totals

Total Nintendo titles: 29
Total Sony PlayStation titles: 21
Total home Nintendo titles: 18 / 29
Total portable Nintendo titles: 11 / 29
Total home Sony PlayStation titles: 18 / 21
Total portable Sony PlayStation titles: 3 / 21

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

 

Brand-new titles (1)

NEW/ [3DS] Kawaii Pet to Kurasou! Wan Nyan & Idol Animal

1st, 3DS — 1

 

Re-charted titles (4)

BACK/ [PS4] Taiko no Tatsujin Session de Dodon ga Don! #
BACK/ [NSW] Sumikko Gurashi: Sumikko Park e Youkoso
BACK/ [3DS] Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS
BACK/ [PS4] Final Fantasy XV Royal Edition

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

 

Out-charted titles (5)

NEW/ [PSV] Enkan no Memoria: Kakera Tomoshi
NEW/ [NSW] Ao no Kanata no Four Rhythm for Nintendo Switch #
-18/ [PSV] Ikemen Sengoku: Toki o Kakeru Koi – Aratanaru Deai #
NEW/ [PSV] Memories Off: Innocent Fille #
NEW/ [PS4] Memories Off: Innocent Fille #

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

 

Previously released titles (49)

Nintendo Switch: 18 / 18
Nintendo 3DS: 10 / 11
PlayStation 4: 18 / 18
PlayStation Vita: 3 / 3

1st, Switch — 18
1st, PS4 — 18
3rd, 3DS — 10
4th, PSVita — 3

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [18 / 49] * 100 = SPI 36.73 | last week: [17 / 42] * 100
Nintendo 3DS: [10 / 49] * 100 = SPI 20.41 | last week: [9 / 42] * 100
PlayStation 4: [18 / 49] * 100 = SPI 36.73 | last week: [13 / 42] * 100
PlayStation Vita: [3 / 49] * 100 = SPI 6.12 | last week: [3 / 42] * 100

1st, Switch — SPI 36.73 | last week: SPI 40.48 ⇘
1st, PS4 — SPI 36.73 | last week: SPI 30.95 ⇗
3rd, 3DS — SPI 20.41 | last week: SPI 21.43 ⇘
4th, PSVita — SPI 6.12 | last week: SPI 7.14 ⇘

 

Past-years released titles (26)

Nintendo Switch12 (12 2017)
Nintendo 3DS: 8 (4 2017, 3 2016, 1 2011)
PlayStation 45 (3 2017, 2 2015)
PlayStation Vita: 1 (1 2015)

1st, Switch — 12
2nd, 3DS — 8
3rd, PS4 — 5
4th, PSVita — 1

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [(12 *1)] = ES 12 | last week: [(11 *1)]
Nintendo 3DS: [(4 *1) + (3 *2) + (1 *7)] = ES 17 | last week: [(4 *1) + (2 *2) + (1 *7)]
PlayStation 4: [(3 *1) + (2 *3)] = ES 9 | last week: [(2 *1) + (2 *3)]
PlayStation Vita: [(1 *3)] = ES 3 | last week: [(1 *3)]

1st, 3DS — ES 17 | last week: ES 15 
2nd, Switch — ES 12 | last week: ES 11
3rd, PS4 — ES 9 | last week: ES 8 
4th, PSVita — ES 3 | last week: ES 3 

 

Momentum

Nintendo Switch(highest) +11/ [NSW] FIFA 18 > (lowest) -1/ [NSW] Monster Hunter XX Nintendo Switch Ver. #
Nintendo 3DS: (highest) +8/ [3DS] Mario Kart 7 > (lowest) -1/ [3DS] Yo-kai Watch Busters 2: Hihou Densetsu Banbaraya Sword / Magnum
PlayStation 4: (highest) +11/ [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V (¥4,990 Edition) > (lowest) -10/ [PS4] Shining Resonance Re:frain #
PlayStation Vita: (highest) -4/ [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition # > (lowest) -7/ [PSV] Super Robot Taisen X #

Highest: +11/ [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V (¥4,990 Edition)
Lowest: -10/ [PS4] Shining Resonance Re:frain #

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [(+3 + +2 + +5 + +5 + +6 + +1 + +3 + -1 + 0 + 0 + +3 + +3 + +4 + 0 + +1 + +11 + -1) / 17] = MM +2.65
Nintendo 3DS: [(-1 + +4 + +2 + +2 + +4 + +8 + +8 + -1 + +6) / 9] = MM +3.56
PlayStation 4: [(0 + -4 + -1 + -1 + -2 + 0 + -10 + -1 + -1 + +5 + +11 + -3 + -3 + +8 + -4 + -1) / 16] = MM -0.44
PlayStation Vita: [(-7 + -5 + -4) / 3] = MM -5.33

1st, 3DS — MM +3.56 | last week: MM -2.13 
2nd, Switch — MM +2.65 | last week: MM -3.24 
3rd, PS4 — MM -0.44 | last week: MM -4.18 
4th, PSVita — MM -5.33 | last week: MM -6.67 

 

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: [(0 *0.00)] = DS 0.00
PlayStation 4: [(1 *1.00)] = DS 1.00
PlayStation Vita: [(1 *0.75) + (2 *1.00)] = DS 2.75

1st, PSVita — DS 2.75 | last week: DS 3.00
2nd, Switch — DS 1.00 | last week: DS 0.50
2nd, PS4 — DS 1.00 | last week: DS 4.25
4th, 3DSDS 0.00 | last week: DS 0.75

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [+2.65 – 1.00 + 1 + 1] = MI +3.65 | last week: [-3.24 – 0.50 + 0 + 8]
Nintendo 3DS: [+3.56 – 0.00 + 1 + 1] = MI +5.56 | last week: [-2.13 – 0.75 + 0 + 8]
PlayStation 4: [-0.44 – 1.00 + 2 + 1] = MI +1.56 | last week: [-4.18 – 4.25 + 0 + 8]
PlayStation Vita: [-5.33 – 2.75 + 0 + 1] = MI -7.08 | last week: [-6.67 – 3.00 + 0 + 8]

1st, 3DS — MI +5.56 | last week: MI +5.12
2nd, Switch — MI +3.65 | last week: MI +4.26 
3rd, PS4 — MI +1.56 | last week: MI -0.43
4th, PSVita — MI -7.08 | last week: MI -1.67 

 

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 (April 2, 2018 – April 8, 2018).
Weekly Top 20 Media Create Charts (April 2, 2018 – April 8, 2018).
Observations on Media Create for the Week of March 26, 2018 – April 1, 2018.

 

 

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