Observations on Media Create for the Week of April 30, 2018 – May 6, 2018

NintendObserverNearly half of the games in here — 24 out of 50 — are on Nintendo Switch for this year’s Golden Week.

 

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Software Sales

  1. NEW/ [NSW] Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze <ACT> (Nintendo) {2018.05.03} (¥6,458) – 88,421 / NEW
  2. -1/ [PS4] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2018 <SPT> (Konami) {2018.04.26} (¥8,618) – 39,430 / 164,260
  3. +1/ [NSW] Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 01: Variety Kit <EDU> (Nintendo) {2018.04.20} (¥7,538) – 32,244 / 148,568
  4. +2/ [NSW] Kirby Star Allies <ACT> (Nintendo) {2018.03.16} (¥6,458) – 31,377 / 482,816
  5. 0/ [NSW] Splatoon 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} (¥6,458) – 29,850 / 2,297,437
  6. +2/ [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe <RCE> (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥6,458) – 23,983 / 1,521,818
  7. -4/ [PS4] God of War # <ACT> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2018.04.20} (¥7,452) – 16,497 / 92,105
  8. -6/ [PSV] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2018 <SPT> (Konami) {2018.04.26} (¥7,538) – 15,867 / 74,303
  9. +2/ [NSW] Snack World: Trejarers Gold <RPG> (Level-5) {2018.04.12} (¥6,458) – 12,654 / 74,638
  10. +4/ [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} (¥6,458) – 11,873 / 1,716,639
  11. +2/ [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥7,538) – 11,151 / 980,427
  12. +5/ [NSW] Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 02: Robot Kit <EDU> (Nintendo) {2018.04.20} (¥8,618) – 6,694 / 41,003
  13. +10/ [3DS] Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon <RPG> (The Pokémon Company) {2017.11.17} (¥5,378) – 6,506 / 1,628,863
  14. +15/ [NSW] 1-2-Switch <ETC> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥5,378) – 5,551 / 441,682
  15. +4/ [PS4] Far Cry 5 <ACT> (Ubisoft) {2018.03.29} (¥9,072) – 4,400 / 131,788
  16. +15/ [NSW] Arms <FTG> (Nintendo) {2017.06.16} (¥6,458) – 4,366 / 403,404
  17. +17/ [NSW] Pokkén Tournament DX <FTG> (The Pokémon Company) {2017.09.22} (¥6,458) – 4,264 / 259,693
  18. 0/ [PS4] Bravo Team # <ACT> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2018.04.26} (¥5,292) – 4,240 / 9,220
  19. -10/ [NSW] SD Gundam G Generation Genesis for Nintendo Switch <SLG> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.04.26} (¥7,344) – 4,192 / 16,168
  20. +13/ [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo <ETC> (Nintendo) {2016.11.23} (¥2,916) – 3,991 / 405,306
  21. +9/ [3DS] Detective Pikachu <ADV> (The Pokémon Company) {2018.03.23} (¥5,378)
  22. +14/ [3DS] Mario Party: The Top 100 <ETC> (Nintendo) {2017.12.28} (¥5,378)
  23. +5/ [PS4] Rainbow Six Siege: Advanced Edition <ACT> (Ubisoft) {2018.03.01} (¥6,480)
  24. -4/ [PS4] Cities: Skylines PlayStation 4 Edition <SLG> (Spike Chunsoft) {2018.04.12} (¥5,832)
  25. +12/ [NSW] Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 for Nintendo Switch <FTG> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2017.09.07} (¥7,344)
  26. 0/ [PS4] Monster Hunter: World # <ACT> (Capcom) {2018.01.26} (¥9,698)
  27. -12/ [NSW] Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Trilogy for Nintendo Switch <FTG> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.04.26} (¥7,344)
  28. +15/ [NSW] Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle <SLG> (Nintendo) {2018.01.18} (¥6,458)
  29. +10/ [NSW] Snipperclips Plus: Cut It Out, Together! <PZL> (Nintendo) {2017.11.10} (¥3,542)
  30. -23/ [PS4] Utawarerumono: Chiriyuku Mono e no Komoriuta # <SLG> (Aquaplus) {2018.04.26} (¥7,344)
  31. +9/ [NSW] Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition <ACT> (Koei Tecmo Games) {2018.03.22} (¥7,344)
  32. +17/ [3DS] Kirby: Battle Royale <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.11.30} (¥5,378)
  33. -12/ [PS4] Metal Max Xeno <RPG> (Kadokawa Games) {2018.04.19} (¥7,538)
  34. +8/ [NSW] Attack on Titan 2 # <ACT> (Koei Tecmo Games) {2018.03.15} (¥8,424)
  35. BACK/ [NSW] FIFA 18 <SPT> (Electronic Arts) {2017.09.29} (¥6,264)
  36. BACK/ [NSW] Sumikko Gurashi: Sumikko Park e Youkoso <ETC> (Nippon Columbia) {2017.12.07} (¥6,264)
  37. +9/ [PS4] Call of Duty: World War II # <ACT> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.11.03} (¥8,532)
  38. 0/ [NSW] Portal Knights <RPG> (Spike Chunsoft) {2018.04.19} (¥3,564)
  39. BACK/ [PS4] Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.12.03} (¥2,592)
  40. +4/ [NSW] Cube Creator X <ADV> (Arc System Works) {2018.04.26} (¥3,456)
  41. 0/ [PS4] Hokuto ga Gotoku # <ADV> (Sega Games) {2018.03.08} (¥9,061)
  42. +8/ [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V (¥4,990 Edition) <ACT> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2015.10.08} (¥5,389)
  43. BACK/ [3DS] Yo-kai Watch Busters 2: Hihou Densetsu Banbaraya Sword / Magnum <ACT> (Level-5) {2017.12.16} (¥5,184)
  44. BACK/ [3DS] Snack World: Trejarers <RPG> (Level-5) {2017.08.10} (¥5,184)
  45. -35/ [PS4] Sen no Kiseki II Kai: The Erebonian Civil War <RPG> (Nihon Falcom) {2018.04.26} (¥4,298)
  46. -11/ [PS4] Super Robot Taisen X # <SLG> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.03.29} (¥9,288)
  47. BACK/ [3DS] Doraemon: Nobita no Takarajima <ADV> (FuRyu) {2018.03.01} (¥5,918)
  48. BACK/ [NSW] Dragon Quest Builders <ADV> (Square Enix) {2018.03.01} (¥5,184)
  49. -37/ [PSV] Utawarerumono: Chiriyuku Mono e no Komoriuta # <SLG> (Aquaplus) {2018.04.26} (¥7,344)
  50. BACK/ [PS4] Persona 5 # <RPG> (Atlus) {2016.09.15} (¥9,504)

 

Hardware Sales

  1. Nintendo Switch — 53,113 (38,752), +37% (+13%) / 4,199,135
  2. PlayStation 4 — 34,994 (35,009), -0% (+160%) / 6,693,490
  3. Nintendo 3DS — 10,785 (7,733), +39% (+3%) / 27,088,960
  4. PlayStation Vita — 5,502 (4,562), +21% (+58%) / 5,857,150

 

Grand totals

Total Nintendo titles: 32
Total Sony PlayStation titles: 18
Total home Nintendo titles: 24 / 32
Total portable Nintendo titles: 8 / 32
Total home Sony PlayStation titles: 16 / 18
Total portable Sony PlayStation titles: 2 / 18

1st, Switch — 24
2nd, PS4 — 16
3rd, 3DS — 8
4th, PSVita — 2

 

Brand-new titles (1)

NEW/ [NSW] Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

1st, Switch — 1

 

Re-charted titles (8)

BACK/ [PS4] Persona 5 #
BACK/ [NSW] Dragon Quest Builders
BACK/ [3DS] Doraemon: Nobita no Takarajima
BACK/ [3DS] Snack World: Trejarers
BACK/ [3DS] Yo-kai Watch Busters 2: Hihou Densetsu Banbaraya Sword / Magnum
BACK/ [PS4] Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition
BACK/ [NSW] Sumikko Gurashi: Sumikko Park e Youkoso
BACK/ [NSW] FIFA 18

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

 

Out-charted titles (9)

-24/ [PS4] Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom #
NEW/ [PSV] Natsuiro Kokoro Log
NEW/ [3DS] Dillon’s Dead Heat Breakers
-17/ [PS4] Death end re;Quest #
-18/ [PSV] Metal Max Xeno
NEW/ [PSV] Doukoku Soshite… #
NEW/ [PS4] Utawarerumono (Trilogy Box)
NEW/ [PSV] Tengai ni Mau, Iki na Hana #
NEW/ [PS4] Doukoku Soshite… #

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

 

Previously released titles (49)

Nintendo Switch: 23 / 24
Nintendo 3DS: 8 / 8
PlayStation 4: 16 / 16
PlayStation Vita: 2 / 2

1st, Switch — 23
2nd, PS4 — 16
3rd, 3DS — 8
4th, PSVita — 2

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [23 / 49] * 100 = SPI 46.94 | last week: [17 / 35] * 100
Nintendo 3DS: [8 / 49] * 100 = SPI 16.33 | last week: [5 / 35] * 100
PlayStation 4: [16 / 49] * 100 = SPI 32.66 | last week: [12 / 35] * 100
PlayStation Vita: [2 / 49] * 100 = SPI 4.08 | last week: [1 / 35] * 100

1st, Switch — SPI 46.94 | last week: SPI 48.57 ⇘
2nd, PS4 — SPI 32.66 | last week: SPI 34.29 ⇘
3rd, 3DS — SPI 16.33 | last week: SPI 14.29 ⇗
4th, PSVita — SPI 4.08 | last week: SPI 2.86 ⇗

 

Past-years released titles (21)

Nintendo Switch11 (11 2017)
Nintendo 3DS: 6 (5 2017, 1 2016)
PlayStation 44 (1 2017, 1 2016, 2 2015)
PlayStation Vita: 0

1st, Switch — 11
2nd, 3DS — 6
3rd, PS4 — 4
4th, PSVita — 0

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [(11 *1)] = ES 11 | last week: [(9 *1)]
Nintendo 3DS: [(5 *1) + (1 *2)] = ES 7 | last week: [(3 *1) + (1 *2)]
PlayStation 4: [(1 *1) + (1 *2) + (2 *3)] = ES 9 | last week: [(1 *1) + (1 *3)]
PlayStation Vita: [(0 *0)] = ES 0 | last week: [(0 *0)]

1st, Switch — ES 11 | last week: ES 9
2nd, PS4 — ES 9 | last week: ES 4 
3rd, 3DS — ES 7 | last week: ES 5 
4th, PSVita — ES 0 | last week: ES 0 

 

Momentum

Nintendo Switch(highest) +17/ [NSW] Pokkén Tournament DX > (lowest) -12/ [NSW] Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Trilogy for Nintendo Switch
Nintendo 3DS: (highest) +17/ [3DS] Kirby: Battle Royale > (lowest) +9/ [3DS] Detective Pikachu
PlayStation 4: (highest) +9/ [PS4] Call of Duty: World War II # > (lowest) -35/ [PS4] Sen no Kiseki II Kai: The Erebonian Civil War
PlayStation Vita: (highest) -6/ [PSV] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2018 > (lowest)  -37/ [PSV] Utawarerumono: Chiriyuku Mono e no Komoriuta #

Highest: +17/ [NSW] Pokkén Tournament DX
Lowest: -35/ [PS4] Sen no Kiseki II Kai: The Erebonian Civil War

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [(+1 + +2 + 0 + +2 + +2 + +4 + +2 + +5 + +15 + +15 + +17 + -10 + +12 + -12 + +15 + +10 + +9 + +8 + 0 + +4) / 20] = MM +5.05
Nintendo 3DS: [(+10 + +13 + +9 + +14 + +17) / 5] = MM +12.60
PlayStation 4: [(-1 + -4 + +4 + 0 + +5 + -4 + 0 + -23 + -12 + +9 + 0 + +8 + -35 + -11) / 14] = MM -4.57
PlayStation Vita: [(-6 + -37) / 2] = MM -21.50

1st, 3DS — MM +12.60 | last week: MM -7.80 
2nd, Switch — MM +5.05 | last week: MM -6.29 
3rd, PS4 — MM -4.57 | last week: MM -10.42 
4th, PSVita — MM -21.50 | last week: MM -18.00 

 

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: [(1 *1.00)] = DS 1.00
PlayStation 4: [(2 *0.50) + (2 *1.00)] = DS 3.00
PlayStation Vita: [(1 *0.75) + (3 *1.00)] = DS 3.75

1st, PSVita — DS 3.75 | last week: DS 1.00
2nd, PS4 — DS 3.00 | last week: DS 2.50
3rd, 3DSDS 1.00 | last week: DS 2.00
4th, Switch — DS 0.00 | last week: DS 2.50

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [+5.05 – 0.00 + 3 + 8] = MI +16.05 | last week: [-6.29 – 2.50 + 0 + 15]
Nintendo 3DS: [+12.60 – 1.00 + 3 + 8] = MI +22.60 | last week: [-7.80 – 2.00 + 0 + 15]
PlayStation 4: [-4.57 – 3.00 + 2 + 8] = MI +2.43 | last week: [-10.42 – 2.50 + 0 + 15]
PlayStation Vita: [-21.50 – 3.75 + 0 + 8] = MI -17.25 | last week: [-18.00 – 1.00 + 0 + 15]

1st, 3DS — MI +22.60 | last week: MI +5.20
2nd, Switch — MI +16.05 | last week: MI +6.21 
3rd, PS4 — MI +2.43 | last week: MI -2.08
4th, PSVita — MI -17.25 | last week: MI -4.00 

 

Evergreen Status Graph
(Compiled over the past four weeks)

Basically, this represents Japan’s interest in evergreen titles per platform.

 

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 30, 2018 – May 6, 2018).
Weekly Top 20 Media Create Charts (April 30, 2018 – May 6, 2018).
Observations on Media Create for the Week of April 23, 2018 – April 29, 2018.

 

 

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