Observations on Media Create for the Week of April 9, 2018 – April 15, 2018

NintendObserverAs a side note, Steins Gate 0 made a comeback on both PlayStation platforms thanks to the anime adaptation that came out on the same week.

 

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Software Sales

  1. NEW/ [NSW] Snack World: Trejarers Gold <RPG> (Level-5) {2018.04.12} (¥6,458) – 35,655 / NEW
  2. -1/ [NSW] Kirby Star Allies <ACT> (Nintendo) {2018.03.16} (¥6,458) – 23,695 / 416,108
  3. 0/ [NSW] Splatoon 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} (¥6,458) – 18,729 / 2,232,305
  4. NEW/ [PS4] Death end re;Quest # <RPG> (Compile Heart) {2018.04.12} (¥7,776) – 15,303 / NEW
  5. -3/ [PS4] Far Cry 5 <ACT> (Ubisoft) {2018.03.29} (¥9,072) – 14,472 / 116,678
  6. -2/ [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe <RCE> (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥6,458) – 12,415 / 1,473,250
  7. NEW/ [PS4] Cities: Skylines PlayStation 4 Edition <SLG> (Spike Chunsoft) {2018.04.12} (¥5,832) – 11,366 / NEW
  8. -2/ [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥7,538) – 6,990 / 954,532
  9. -2/ [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} (¥6,458) – 6,924 / 1,691,031
  10. -5/ [PS4] Super Robot Taisen X # <SLG> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.03.29} (¥9,288) – 5,182 / 105,504
  11. -3/ [PS4] Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom # <RPG> (Level-5) {2018.03.23} (¥8,640) – 4,184 / 87,251
  12. BACK/ [PS4] Steins;Gate 0 <ADV> (5pb.) {2015.12.10} (¥8,424) – 4,087 / 60,990
  13. -1/ [3DS] Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon <RPG> (The Pokémon Company) {2017.11.17} (¥5,378) – 3,931 / 1,614,909
  14. -5/ [3DS] Detective Pikachu <ADV> (The Pokémon Company) {2018.03.23} (¥5,378) – 3,837 / 68,392
  15. +4/ [PS4] Rainbow Six Siege: Advanced Edition <ACT> (Ubisoft) {2018.03.01} (¥6,480) – 3,700 / 38,976
  16. -5/ [PS4] Monster Hunter: World # <ACT> (Capcom) {2018.01.26} (¥9,698) – 3,640 / 2,003,054
  17. -14/ [PSV] Super Robot Taisen X # <SLG> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.03.29} (¥8,208) – 3,340 / 63,946
  18. 0/ [PS4] Hokuto ga Gotoku # <ADV> (Sega Games) {2018.03.08} (¥9,061) – 3,074 / 163,636
  19. -6/ [NSW] Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition <ACT> (Koei Tecmo Games) {2018.03.22} (¥7,344) – 3,070 / 40,408
  20. -5/ [PS4] Attack on Titan 2 # <ACT> (Koei Tecmo Games) {2018.03.15} (¥8,424) – 2,822 / 52,102
  21. -4/ [NSW] 1-2-Switch <ETC> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥5,378)
  22. -8/ [PS4] Valkyria Chronicles 4 # <SLG> (Sega Games) {2018.03.21} (¥8,629)
  23. -1/ [NSW] Arms <FTG> (Nintendo) {2017.06.16} (¥6,458)
  24. -4/ [NSW] Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 for Nintendo Switch <FTG> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2017.09.07} (¥7,344)
  25. -4/ [NSW] Pokkén Tournament DX <FTG> (The Pokémon Company) {2017.09.22} (¥6,458)
  26. 0/ [NSW] Attack on Titan 2 # <ACT> (Koei Tecmo Games) {2018.03.15} (¥8,424)
  27. -11/ [PS4] Shining Resonance Re:frain # <RPG> (Sega Games) {2018.03.29} (¥6,469)
  28. -5/ [3DS] Mario Party: The Top 100 <ETC> (Nintendo) {2017.12.28} (¥5,378)
  29. -5/ [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo <ETC> (Nintendo) {2016.11.23} (¥2,916)
  30. -5/ [NSW] Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle <SLG> (Nintendo) {2018.01.18} (¥6,458)
  31. -2/ [NSW] Snipperclips Plus: Cut It Out, Together! <PZL> (Nintendo) {2017.11.10} (¥3,542)
  32. BACK/ [PSV] Steins;Gate 0 <ADV> (5pb.) {2015.12.10} (¥7,344)
  33. -3/ [NSW] Dragon Quest Builders <ADV> (Square Enix) {2018.03.01} (¥5,184)
  34. -7/ [3DS] Kirby: Battle Royale <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.11.30} (¥5,378)
  35. -3/ [PS4] Call of Duty: World War II # <ACT> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.11.03} (¥8,532)
  36. +5/ [PS4] Dragon Ball FighterZ <FTG> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.02.01} (¥8,208)
  37. -2/ [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V (¥4,990 Edition) <ACT> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2015.10.08} (¥5,389)
  38. -10/ [PSV] Attack on Titan 2 # <ACT> (Koei Tecmo Games) {2018.03.15} (¥7,344)
  39. BACK/ [PS4] Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet # <ACT> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.02.08} (¥8,856)
  40. -9/ [NSW] PriPara: All Idol Perfect Stage! <ACT> (Takara Tomy Arts) {2018.03.22} (¥6,458)
  41. BACK/ [3DS] Snack World: Trejarers <RPG> (Level-5) {2017.08.10} (¥5,184)
  42. -5/ [3DS] Kirby: Planet Robobot <ACT> (Nintendo) {2016.04.28} (¥5,076)
  43. -9/ [3DS] Doraemon: Nobita no Takarajima <ADV> (FuRyu) {2018.03.01} (¥5,918)
  44. -2/ [PS4] Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.12.03} (¥2,592)
  45. -7/ [NSW] FIFA 18 <SPT> (Electronic Arts) {2017.09.29} (¥6,264)
  46. -10/ [3DS] Yo-kai Watch Busters 2: Hihou Densetsu Banbaraya Sword / Magnum <ACT> (Level-5) {2017.12.16} (¥5,184)
  47. +2/ [NSW] Monster Hunter XX Nintendo Switch Ver. # <ACT> (Capcom) {2017.08.25} (¥6,264)
  48. BACK/ [PS4] Devil May Cry HD Collection <ACT> (Capcom) {2018.03.15} (¥4,309)
  49. +1/ [PS4] Taiko no Tatsujin Session de Dodon ga Don! # <ACT> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2017.10.26} (¥6,588)
  50. -6/ [PS4] Shadow of the Colossus <ADV> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2018.02.08} (¥5,292)

 

Hardware Sales

  1. Nintendo Switch — 36,308 (40,016), -9% (-9%) / 4,073,105
  2. PlayStation 4 — 10,964 (14,500), -24% (-43%) / 6,610,040
  3. Nintendo 3DS — 8,546 (9,422), -9% (-8%) / 27,062,970
  4. PlayStation Vita — 2,921 (2,929), -0% (-27%) / 5,844,194

 

Grand totals

Total Nintendo titles: 27
Total Sony PlayStation titles: 23
Total home Nintendo titles: 18 / 27
Total portable Nintendo titles: 9 / 27
Total home Sony PlayStation titles: 20 / 23
Total portable Sony PlayStation titles: 3 / 23

1st, PS4 — 20
2nd, Switch — 18
3rd, 3DS — 9
4th, PSVita — 3

 

Brand-new titles (3)

NEW/ [NSW] Snack World: Trejarers Gold
NEW/ [PS4] Death end re;Quest #
NEW/ [PS4] Cities: Skylines PlayStation 4 Edition

1st, PS4 — 2
2nd, Switch — 1

 

Re-charted titles (5)

BACK/ [PS4] Devil May Cry HD Collection
BACK/ [3DS] Snack World: Trejarers
BACK/ [PS4] Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet #
BACK/ [PSV] Steins;Gate 0
BACK/ [PS4] Steins;Gate 0

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

 

Out-charted titles (8)

-4/ [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition #
BACK/ [NSW] Sumikko Gurashi: Sumikko Park e Youkoso
-1/ [PS4] Winning Post 8 2018
BACK/ [3DS] Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS
BACK/ [PS4] Final Fantasy XV Royal Edition
NEW/ [3DS] Kawaii Pet to Kurasou! Wan Nyan & Idol Animal
-3/ [PS4] The Evil Within 2
+8/ [3DS] Mario Kart 7

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

 

Previously released titles (47)

Nintendo Switch: 17 / 18
Nintendo 3DS: 9 / 9
PlayStation 4: 18 / 20
PlayStation Vita: 3 / 3

1st, PS4 — 18
2nd, Switch — 17
3rd, 3DS — 9
4th, PSVita — 3

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [17 / 47] * 100 = SPI 36.17 | last week: [18 / 49] * 100
Nintendo 3DS: [9 / 47] * 100 = SPI 19.15 | last week: [10 / 49] * 100
PlayStation 4: [18 / 47] * 100 = SPI 38.30 | last week: [18 / 49] * 100
PlayStation Vita: [3 / 47] * 100 = SPI 6.38 | last week: [3 / 49] * 100

1st, PS4 — SPI 38.30 | last week: SPI 36.73 ⇗
2nd, Switch — SPI 36.17 | last week: SPI 36.73 ⇘
3rd, 3DS — SPI 19.15 | last week: SPI 20.41 ⇘
4th, PSVita — SPI 6.38 | last week: SPI 6.12 ⇗

 

Past-years released titles (24)

Nintendo Switch11 (11 2017)
Nintendo 3DS: 7 (5 2017, 2 2016)
PlayStation 45 (2 2017, 3 2015)
PlayStation Vita: 1 (1 2015)

1st, Switch — 11
2nd, 3DS — 7
3rd, PS4 — 5
4th, PSVita — 1

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [(11 *1)] = ES 11 | last week: [(12 *1)]
Nintendo 3DS: [(5 *1) + (2 *2)] = ES 9 | last week: [(4 *1) + (3 *2) + (1 *7)]
PlayStation 4: [(2 *1) + (3 *3)] = ES 11 | last week: [(3 *1) + (2 *3)]
PlayStation Vita: [(1 *3)] = ES 3 | last week: [(1 *3)]

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

 

Momentum

Nintendo Switch(highest) +2/ [NSW] Monster Hunter XX Nintendo Switch Ver. # > (lowest) -9/ [NSW] PriPara: All Idol Perfect Stage!
Nintendo 3DS: (highest) -1/ [3DS] Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon > (lowest) -10/ [3DS] Yo-kai Watch Busters 2: Hihou Densetsu Banbaraya Sword / Magnum
PlayStation 4: (highest) +5/ [PS4] Dragon Ball FighterZ > (lowest) -11/ [PS4] Shining Resonance Re:frain #
PlayStation Vita: (highest) -10/ [PSV] Attack on Titan 2 # > (lowest) -14/ [PSV] Super Robot Taisen X #

Highest: +5/ [PS4] Dragon Ball FighterZ
Lowest: -14/ [PSV] Super Robot Taisen X #

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [(-1 + 0 + -2 + -2 + -2 + -6 + -4 + -1 + -4 + -4 + 0 + -5 + -2 + -3 + -9 + -7 + +2) / 17] = MM +2.94
Nintendo 3DS: [(-1 + -5 + -5 + -5 + -7 + -5 + -9 + -10) / 8] = MM -5.88
PlayStation 4: [(-3 + -5 + -3 + +4 + -5 + 0 + -5 + -8 + -11 + -3 + +5 + -2 + -2 + +1 + -6) / 15] = MM -2.87
PlayStation Vita: [(-14 + -10) / 2] = MM -12.00

1st, Switch — MM +2.94 | last week: MM +2.65 
2nd, PS4 — MM -2.87 | last week: MM -0.44 
3rd, 3DS — MM -5.88 | last week: MM +3.56 
4th, PSVita — MM -12.00 | last week: MM -5.33 

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [(1 *0.25)] = DS 0.25
Nintendo 3DS: [(1 *0.25) + (1 *0.50) + (1 *1.00)] = DS 1.75
PlayStation 4: [(1 *0.25) + (2 *0.50)] = DS 1.25
PlayStation Vita: [(1 *0.50)] = DS 0.50

1st, 3DSDS 1.75 | last week: DS 0.00
2nd, PS4 — DS 1.25 | last week: DS 1.00
3rd, PSVita — DS 0.50 | last week: DS 2.75
4th, Switch — DS 0.25 | last week: DS 1.00

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [+2.94 – 0.25 + 0 + 3] = MI +5.69 | last week: [+2.65 – 1.00 + 1 + 1]
Nintendo 3DS: [-5.88 – 1.75 + 1 + 3] = MI -3.63 | last week: [+3.56 – 0.00 + 1 + 1]
PlayStation 4: [-2.87 – 1.25 + 3 + 3] = MI +1.88 | last week: [-0.44 – 1.00 + 2 + 1]
PlayStation Vita: [-12.00 – 0.50 + 1 + 3] = MI -8.50 | last week: [-5.33 – 2.75 + 0 + 1]

1st, Switch — MI +5.69 | last week: MI +3.65 
2nd, PS4 — MI +1.88 | last week: MI +1.56
3rd, 3DS — MI -3.63 | last week: MI +5.56
4th, PSVita — MI -8.50 | last week: MI -7.08 

 

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 9, 2018 – April 15, 2018).
Weekly Top 20 Media Create Charts (April 9, 2018 – April 15, 2018).
Observations on Media Create for the Week of April 2, 2018 – April 8, 2018.

 

 

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