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

Observations on Media Create for the Week of March 12, 2018 – March 18, 2018

NintendObserverSo long, Mario Kart 7. To my knowledge that’s the first time you ever left the Japanese Top 50 in nearly seven years.

 

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Software Sales

  1. NEW/ [NSW] Kirby Star Allies <ACT> (Nintendo) {2018.03.16} (¥6,458) – 222,031 / NEW
  2. +1/ [NSW] Splatoon 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} (¥6,458) – 30,471 / 2,136,957
  3. NEW/ [PS4] Attack on Titan 2 # <ACT> (Koei Tecmo Games) {2018.03.15} (¥8,424) – 28,480 / NEW
  4. NEW/ [NSW] Attack on Titan 2 # <ACT> (Koei Tecmo Games) {2018.03.15} (¥8,424) – 22,941 / NEW
  5. -4/ [PS4] Hokuto ga Gotoku # <ADV> (Sega Games) {2018.03.08} (¥9,061) – 20,448 / 143,563
  6. -4/ [PS4] Monster Hunter: World # <ACT> (Capcom) {2018.01.26} (¥9,698) – 16,614 / 1,970,886
  7. -3/ [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe <RCE> (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥6,458) – 15,408 / 1,415,211
  8. NEW/ [PSV] Attack on Titan 2 # <ACT> (Koei Tecmo Games) {2018.03.15} (¥7,344) – 15,261 / NEW
  9. -4/ [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥7,538) – 10,434 / 918,501
  10. -4/ [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} (¥6,458) – 9,076 / 1,657,931
  11. NEW/ [PS4] Winning Post 8 2018 <SLG> (Koei Tecmo Games) {2018.03.15} (¥8,424) – 8,459 / NEW
  12. -4/ [3DS] Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon <RPG> (The Pokémon Company) {2017.11.17} (¥5,378) – 7,708 / 1,592,916
  13. NEW/ [PS4] Devil May Cry HD Collection <ACT> (Capcom) {2018.03.15} (¥4,309) – 6,280 / NEW
  14. -5/ [PS4] Rainbow Six Siege: Advanced Edition <ACT> (Ubisoft) {2018.03.01} (¥6,480) – 5,978 / 22,211
  15. NEW/ [3DS] Future Card Buddyfight: Tanjou! Oretachi no Saikyou Body! <TBL> (FuRyu) {2018.03.15} (¥6,458) – 5,362 / NEW
  16. NEW/ [PS4] Gal*Gun 2 # <ACT> (IntiCreates) {2018.03.15} (¥7,538) – 3,892 / NEW
  17. NEW/ [PSV] Winning Post 8 2018 <SLG> (Koei Tecmo Games) {2018.03.15} (¥7,344) – 3,837 / NEW
  18. NEW/ [NSW] Winning Post 8 2018 <SLG> (Koei Tecmo Games){2018.03.15} (¥8,424) – 3,745 / NEW
  19. -7/ [NSW] Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle <SLG> (Nintendo) {2018.01.18} (¥6,458) – 3,728 / 167,333
  20. NEW/ [PS4] The Silver 2425 # <ADV> (Nippon Ichi Software) {2018.03.15} (¥7,538) – 3,550 / NEW
  21. -7/ [NSW] 1-2-Switch <ETC> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥5,378)
  22. -11/ [NSW] Dragon Quest Builders <ADV> (Square Enix) {2018.03.01} (¥5,184)
  23. -7/ [3DS] Mario Party: The Top 100 <ETC> (Nintendo) {2017.12.28} (¥5,378)
  24. -3/ [NSW] Pokkén Tournament DX <FTG> (The Pokémon Company) {2017.09.22} (¥6,458)
  25. -12/ [PS4] Metal Gear Survive <ACT> (Konami) {2018.02.21} (¥5,378)
  26. -9/ [NSW] Arms <FTG> (Nintendo) {2017.06.16} (¥6,458)
  27. 0/ [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo <ETC> (Nintendo) {2016.11.23} (¥2,916)
  28. -3/ [PS4] Call of Duty: World War II # <ACT> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.11.03} (¥8,532)
  29. -11/ [3DS] Doraemon: Nobita no Takarajima <ADV> (FuRyu) {2018.03.01} (¥5,918)
  30. -10/ [NSW] Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 for Nintendo Switch <FTG> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2017.09.07} (¥7,344)
  31. -24/ [PS4] Eiyuu Densetsu: Sen no Kiseki I Kai Thors Military Academy 1204 <RPG> (Nihon Falcom) {2018.03.08} (¥4,298)
  32. NEW/ [PS4] Burnout Paradise Remastered <RCE> (Electronic Arts) {2018.03.16} (¥4,104) / NEW
  33. -18/ [PS4] Girls und Panzer: Dream Tank Match # <ACT> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.02.22} (¥8,208)
  34. NEW/ [NSW] Gal*Gun 2 # <ACT> (IntiCreates) {2018.03.15} (¥7,538) / NEW
  35. -15/ [PS4] Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet # <ACT> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.02.08} (¥8,856)
  36. -17/ [PS4] Dynasty Warriors 9 # <ACT> (Koei Tecmo Games) {2018.02.08} (¥8,424)
  37. NEW/ [PSV] Flowers: Le Volume sur Hiver <ADV> (Prototype) {2018.03.16} (¥5,184) / NEW
  38. -9/ [3DS] Kirby: Battle Royale <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.11.30} (¥5,378)
  39. -5/ [NSW] Snipperclips Plus: Cut It Out, Together! <PZL> (Nintendo) {2017.11.10} (¥3,542)
  40. -9/ [3DS] Yo-kai Watch Busters 2: Hihou Densetsu Banbaraya Sword / Magnum <ACT> (Level-5) {2017.12.16} (¥5,184)
  41. 0/ [PS4] FIFA 18 # <SPT> (Electronic Arts) {2017.09.26} (¥8,424)
  42. NEW/ [3DS] Wannyan Dobutsu Byouin: Pet no Oishasan ni Narou! <ADV> (Nippon Columbia) {2018.03.15} (¥5,184) / NEW
  43. -6/ [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V (¥4,990 Edition) <ACT> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2015.10.08} (¥5,389)
  44. -14/ [PS4] Dragon Ball FighterZ <FTG> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.02.01} (¥8,208)
  45. -9/ [NSW] Monster Hunter XX Nintendo Switch Ver. # <ACT> (Capcom) {2017.08.25} (¥6,264)
  46. -14/ [NSW] Bayonetta 2 <ACT> (Nintendo) {2018.02.17} (¥6,458)
  47. -4/ [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition # <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.03.19} (¥2,592)
  48. -6/ [NSW] Xenoblade Chronicles 2 # <RPG> (Nintendo) {2017.12.01} (¥8,618)
  49. -10/ [NSW] The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim <RPG> (Bethesda Softworks) {2018.02.01} (¥7,538)
  50. -40/ [PS4] Final Fantasy XV: Royal Edition <RPG> (Square Enix) {2018.03.06} (¥8,424)

 

Hardware Sales

  1. Nintendo Switch — 54,342 (45,084), +21% (+0%) / 3,902,336
  2. PlayStation 4 — 22,627 (28,363), -20% (+7%) / 6,535,395
  3. Nintendo 3DS — 9,148 (10,248), -11% (-10%) / 27,023,590
  4. PlayStation Vita — 3,644 (5,476), -33% (+16%) / 5,830,725

 

Grand totals

Total Nintendo titles: 27
Total Sony PlayStation titles: 23
Total home Nintendo titles: 19 / 27
Total portable Nintendo titles: 8 / 27
Total home Sony PlayStation titles: 19 / 23
Total portable Sony PlayStation titles: 4 / 23

1st, Switch — 19
1st, PS4 — 19
3rd, 3DS — 8
4th, PSVita — 4

 

Brand-new titles (15)

NEW/ [NSW] Kirby Star Allies
NEW/ [PS4] Attack on Titan 2 #
NEW/ [NSW] Attack on Titan 2 #
NEW/ [PSV] Attack on Titan 2 #
NEW/ [PS4] Winning Post 8 2018
NEW/ [PS4] Devil May Cry HD Collection
NEW/ [3DS] Future Card Buddyfight: Tanjou! Oretachi no Saikyou Body!
NEW/ [PS4] Gal*Gun 2 #
NEW/ [PSV] Winning Post 8 2018
NEW/ [NSW] Winning Post 8 2018
NEW/ [PS4] The Silver 2425 #
NEW/ [PS4] Burnout Paradise Remastered
NEW/ [NSW] Gal*Gun 2 #
NEW/ [PSV] Flowers: Le Volume sur Hiver
NEW/ [3DS] Wannyan Dobutsu Byouin: Pet no Oishasan ni Narou!

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

 

Re-charted titles (0)

None. 

 

Out-charted titles (15)

NEW/ [PS4] Minecraft: Story Mode – Season Two
+1/ [PS4] Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition
-5/ [NSW] Sumikko Gurashi: Sumikko Park e Youkoso
-3/ [3DS] Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon Double Pack
-5/ [3DS] Mario Kart 7
-7/ [NSW] FIFA 18
-9/ [PS4] Dragon’s Crown Pro #
-6/ [3DS] Monster Hunter XX (Best Price!)
-21/ [PS4] Senran Kagura Burst Re:Newal #
-12/ [PS4] Seiken Densetsu 2 Secret of Mana
NEW/ [PSV] Lucky Dog 1
NEW/ [PSV] Anata no Shikihime Kyouikutan
NEW/ [NSW] Anata no Shikihime Kyouikutan
NEW/ [PSV] Fortissimo #
NEW/ [PS4] Anata no Shikihime Kyouikutan

1st, PS4 — 6
2nd, Switch — 3
2nd, 3DS — 3
2nd, PSVita — 3

 

Previously released titles (35)

Nintendo Switch: 15 / 19
Nintendo 3DS: 6 / 8
PlayStation 4: 13 / 19
PlayStation Vita: 1 / 4

1st, Switch — 15
2nd, PS4 — 13
3rd, 3DS — 6
4th, PSVita — 1

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [15 / 35] * 100 = SPI 42.86 | last week: [17 / 41] * 100
Nintendo 3DS: [6 / 35] * 100 = SPI 17.14 | last week: [9 / 41] * 100
PlayStation 4: [13 / 35] * 100 = SPI 37.14 | last week: [14 / 41] * 100
PlayStation Vita: [1 / 35] * 100 = SPI 2.86 | last week: [1 / 41] * 100

1st, Switch — SPI 42.86 | last week: SPI 41.46 ⇗
2nd, PS4 — SPI 37.14 | last week: SPI 34.15 ⇗
3rd, 3DS — SPI 17.14 | last week: SPI 21.95 ⇘
4th, PSVita — SPI 2.86 | last week: SPI 2.44 ⇗

 

Past-years released titles (20)

Nintendo Switch11 (11 2017)
Nintendo 3DS: 5 (4 2017, 1 2016)
PlayStation 43 (2 2017, 1 2015)
PlayStation Vita: 1 (1 2015)

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

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [(11 *1)] = ES 11 | last week: [(13 *1)]
Nintendo 3DS: [(4 *1) + (1 *2)] = ES 6 | last week: [(6 *1) + (1 *2) + (1 *7)]
PlayStation 4: [(2 *1) + (1 *3)] = ES 5 | last week: [(2 *1) + (2 *3)]
PlayStation Vita: [(1 *3)] = ES 3 | last week: [(1 *3)]

1st, Switch — ES 11 | last week: ES 13 
2nd, 3DS — ES 6 | last week: ES 15 
3rd, PS4 — ES 5 | last week: ES 8 
4th, PSVita — ES 3 | last week: ES 3 

 

Momentum

Nintendo Switch(highest) +1/ [NSW] Splatoon 2 # > (lowest) -14/ [NSW] Bayonetta 2
Nintendo 3DS: (highest) 0/ [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo > (lowest) -11/ [3DS] Doraemon: Nobita no Takarajima
PlayStation 4: (highest) 0/ [PS4] FIFA 18 # > (lowest) -40/ [PS4] Final Fantasy XV: Royal Edition
PlayStation Vita: (highest) -4/ [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition # = (lowest) -4/ [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition #

Highest: +1/ [NSW] Splatoon 2 #
Lowest: -40/ [PS4] Final Fantasy XV: Royal Edition

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [(+1 + -3 + -4 + -4 + -7 + -7 + -11 + -3 + -9 + -10 + -5 + -9 + -14 + -6 + -10) / 15] = MM -6.73
Nintendo 3DS: [(-4 + -7 + 0 + -11 + -9 + -9) / 6] = MM -6.67
PlayStation 4: [(-4 + -4 + -5 + -12 + -3 + -24 + -18 + -15 + -17 + 0 + -6 + -14 + -40) / 13] = MM -12.46
PlayStation Vita: [(-4) / 1] = MM -4.00

1st, PSVita — MM -4.00 | last week: MM -10.00 
2nd, 3DS — MM -6.67 | last week: MM -3.33 
3rd, Switch — MM -6.73 | last week: MM -3.29 
4th, PS4 — MM -12.46 | last week: MM -5.43 

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [(2 *0.50) + (1 *1.00)] = DS 2.00
Nintendo 3DS: [(3 *0.50)] = DS 1.50
PlayStation 4: [(4 *0.50) + (2 *1.00)] = DS 4.00
PlayStation Vita: [(1 *1.00)] = DS 1.00

1st, PS4 — DS 4.00 | last week: DS 1.75
2nd, Switch — DS 2.00 | last week: DS 1.75
3rd, 3DSDS 1.50 | last week: DS 0.25
4th, PSVita — DS 1.00 | last week: DS 1.25

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [-6.73 – 2.00 + 0 + 15] = MI +6.27 | last week: [-3.29 – 1.75 + 0 + 9]
Nintendo 3DS: [-6.67 – 1.50 + 0 + 15] = MI +6.83 | last week: [-3.33 – 0.25 + 0 + 9]
PlayStation 4: [-12.46 – 4.00 + 0 + 15] = MI -1.46 | last week: [-5.43 – 1.75 + 0 + 9]
PlayStation Vita: [-4.00 – 1.00 + 0 + 15] = MI -10.00 | last week: [-10.00 – 1.25 + 0 + 9]

1st, 3DS — MI +6.83 | last week: MI +5.42
2nd, Switch — MI +6.27 | last week: MI +3.96 
3rd, PS4 — MI -1.46 | last week: MI +1.82
4th, PSVita — MI -10.00 | last week: MI -2.25 

 

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 (March 12, 2018 – March 18, 2018).
Weekly Top 20 Media Create Charts (March 12, 2018 – March 18, 2018).
Observations on Media Create for the Week of March 5, 2018 – March 11, 2018.

 

 

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