Observations on Media Create for the Week of March 5, 2018 – March 11, 2018

NintendObserverI just find it astonishing how franchises that would only stay for a few weeks in charts on the Wii U now manage to remain there for months on Nintendo Switch.

 

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Software Sales

  1. NEW/ [PS4] Hokuto ga Gotoku # <ADV> (Sega Games) {2018.03.08} (¥9,061) – 123,116 / NEW
  2. -1/ [PS4] Monster Hunter: World # <ACT> (Capcom) {2018.01.26} (¥9,698) – 25,382 / 1,954,272
  3. 0/ [NSW] Splatoon 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} (¥6,458) – 22,162 / 2,106,486
  4. 0/ [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe <RCE> (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥6,458) – 17,329 / 1,399,804
  5. 0/ [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥7,538) – 11,611 / 908,067
  6. +1/ [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} (¥6,458) – 11,043 / 1,648,855
  7. NEW/ [PS4] Eiyuu Densetsu: Sen no Kiseki I Kai Thors Military Academy 1204 <RPG> (Nihon Falcom) {2018.03.08} (¥4,298) – 10,965 / NEW
  8. 0/ [3DS] Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon <RPG> (The Pokémon Company) {2017.11.17} (¥5,378) – 8,622 / 1,585,208
  9. 0/ [PS4] Rainbow Six Siege: Advanced Edition <ACT> (Ubisoft) {2018.03.01} (¥6,480) – 8,191 / 16,233
  10. NEW/ [PS4] Final Fantasy XV: Royal Edition <RPG> (Square Enix) {2018.03.06} (¥8,424) – 6,814 / NEW
  11. -9/ [NSW] Dragon Quest Builders <ADV> (Square Enix) {2018.03.01} (¥5,184) – 6,686 / 35,116
  12. -1/ [NSW] Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle <SLG> (Nintendo) {2018.01.18} (¥6,458) – 5,284 / 163,605
  13. -7/ [PS4] Metal Gear Survive <ACT> (Konami) {2018.02.21} (¥5,378) – 5,256 / 49,189
  14. +1/ [NSW] 1-2-Switch <ETC> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥5,378) – 3,878 / 412,323
  15. -5/ [PS4] Girls und Panzer: Dream Tank Match # <ACT> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.02.22} (¥8,208) – 3,599 / 57,547
  16. 0/ [3DS] Mario Party: The Top 100 <ETC> (Nintendo) {2017.12.28} (¥5,378) – 3,471 / 173,584
  17. +1/ [NSW] Arms <FTG> (Nintendo) {2017.06.16} (¥6,458) – 3,431 / 379,929
  18. -5/ [3DS] Doraemon: Nobita no Takarajima <ADV> (FuRyu) {2018.03.01} (¥5,918) – 3,422 / 8,370
  19. -7/ [PS4] Dynasty Warriors 9 # <ACT> (Koei Tecmo Games) {2018.02.08} (¥8,424) – 3,370 / 156,737
  20. 0/ [NSW] Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 for Nintendo Switch <FTG> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2017.09.07} (¥7,344) – 3,321 / 128,081
  21. +1/ [NSW] Pokkén Tournament DX <FTG> (The Pokémon Company) {2017.09.22} (¥6,458)
  22. NEW/ [PS4] Anata no Shikihime Kyouikutan <RPG> (Nippon Ichi Software) {2018.03.08} (¥7,538) / NEW
  23. -9/ [PS4] Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet # <ACT> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.02.08} (¥8,856)
  24. NEW/ [PSV] Fortissimo # <ADV> (Idea Factory) {2018.03.08} (¥6,804) / NEW
  25. +1/ [PS4] Call of Duty: World War II # <ACT> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.11.03} (¥8,532)
  26. NEW/ [NSW] Anata no Shikihime Kyouikutan <RPG> (Nippon Ichi Software) {2018.03.08} (¥7,538) / NEW
  27. -3/ [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo <ETC> (Nintendo) {2016.11.23} (¥2,916)
  28. NEW/ [PSV] Anata no Shikihime Kyouikutan <RPG> (Nippon Ichi Software) {2018.03.08} (¥6,458) / NEW
  29. -2/ [3DS] Kirby: Battle Royale <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.11.30} (¥5,378)
  30. -9/ [PS4] Dragon Ball FighterZ <FTG> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.02.01} (¥8,208)
  31. -6/ [3DS] Yo-kai Watch Busters 2: Hihou Densetsu Banbaraya Sword / Magnum <ACT> (Level-5) {2017.12.16} (¥5,184)
  32. -13/ [NSW] Bayonetta 2 <ACT> (Nintendo) {2018.02.17} (¥6,458)
  33. NEW/ [PSV] Lucky Dog 1 <ADV> (Prototype) {2018.03.08} (¥6,264) / NEW
  34. -4/ [NSW] Snipperclips Plus: Cut It Out, Together! <PZL> (Nintendo) {2017.11.10} (¥3,542)
  35. -12/ [PS4] Seiken Densetsu 2 Secret of Mana <RPG> (Square Enix) {2018.02.15} (¥5,184)
  36. -7/ [NSW] Monster Hunter XX Nintendo Switch Ver. # <ACT> (Capcom) {2017.08.25} (¥6,264)
  37. -5/ [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V (¥4,990 Edition) <ACT> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2015.10.08} (¥5,389)
  38. -21/ [PS4] Senran Kagura Burst Re:Newal # <ACT> (Marvelous) {2018.02.22} (¥7,538)
  39. -8/ [NSW] The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim <RPG> (Bethesda Softworks) {2018.02.01} (¥7,538)
  40. -6/ [3DS] Monster Hunter XX (Best Price!) <ACT> (Capcom) {2017.11.30} (¥4,309)
  41. +7/ [PS4] FIFA 18 # <SPT> (Electronic Arts) {2017.09.26} (¥8,424)
  42. -6/ [NSW] Xenoblade Chronicles 2 # <RPG> (Nintendo) {2017.12.01} (¥8,618)
  43. -10/ [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition # <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.03.19} (¥2,592)
  44. -9/ [PS4] Dragon’s Crown Pro # <ACT> (Atlus) {2018.02.08} (¥8,618)
  45. -7/ [NSW] FIFA 18 <SPT> (Electronic Arts) {2017.09.29} (¥6,264)
  46. -5/ [3DS] Mario Kart 7 <RCE> (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} (¥4,937)
  47. -3/ [3DS] Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon Double Pack <RPG> (The Pokémon Company) {2017.11.17} (¥10,757)
  48. -5/ [NSW] Sumikko Gurashi: Sumikko Park e Youkoso <ETC> (Nippon Columbia) {2017.12.07} (¥6,264)
  49. +1/ [PS4] Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.12.03} (¥2,592)
  50. NEW/ [PS4] Minecraft: Story Mode – Season Two <ADV> (3goo) {2018.03.08} (¥3,218) / NEW

 

Hardware Sales

  1. Nintendo Switch — 45,084 (45,083), +0% (+14%) / 3,847,994
  2. PlayStation 4 — 28,363 (26,569), +7% (-24%) / 6,512,768
  3. Nintendo 3DS — 10,248 (11,340), -10% (+1%) / 27,014,442
  4. PlayStation Vita — 5,476 (6,518), +16% (+30%) / 5,827,081

 

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: 19 / 23
Total portable Sony PlayStation titles: 4 / 23

1st, PS4 — 19
2nd, Switch — 18
3rd, 3DS — 9
4th, PSVita — 4

 

Brand-new titles (9)

NEW/ [PS4] Hokuto ga Gotoku #
NEW/ [PS4] Eiyuu Densetsu: Sen no Kiseki I Kai Thors Military Academy 1204
NEW/ [PS4] Final Fantasy XV: Royal Edition
NEW/ [PS4] Anata no Shikihime Kyouikutan
NEW/ [PSV] Fortissimo #
NEW/ [NSW] Anata no Shikihime Kyouikutan
NEW/ [PSV] Anata no Shikihime Kyouikutan
NEW/ [PSV] Lucky Dog 1
NEW/ [PS4] Minecraft: Story Mode – Season Two

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

 

Re-charted titles (0)

None. 

 

Out-charted titles (9)

BACK/ [3DS] The Snack World Trejarers
-19/ [NSW] Gotouchi Tetsudou for Nintendo Switch
-36/ [PSV] Harukanaru Toki no Naka de Ultimate #
+5/ [PS4] Earth Defense Force 5
BACK/ [PS4] Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition
-18/ [PSV] Seiken Densetsu 2 Secret of Mana
-1/ [PS4] Shadow of the Colossus
-11/ [PS4] Cyber Troopers: Virtual On x Toaru Majutsu no Index: Toaru Majutsu no Dennou Senki #
NEW/ [NSW] Doom

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

 

Previously released titles (41)

Nintendo Switch: 17 / 18
Nintendo 3DS: 9 / 9
PlayStation 4: 14 / 19
PlayStation Vita: 1 / 4

1st, Switch — 17
2nd, PS4 — 14
3rd, 3DS — 9
4th, PSVita — 1

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [17 / 41] * 100 = SPI 41.46 | last week: [17 / 46] * 100
Nintendo 3DS: [9 / 41] * 100 = SPI 21.95 | last week: [9 / 46] * 100
PlayStation 4: [14 / 41] * 100 = SPI 34.15 | last week: [17 / 46] * 100
PlayStation Vita: [1 / 41] * 100 = SPI 2.44 | last week: [3 / 46] * 100

1st, Switch — SPI 41.46 | last week: SPI 36.96
1st, PS4 — SPI 34.15 | last week: SPI 36.96 
3rd, 3DS — SPI 21.95 | last week: SPI 19.57
4th, PSVita — SPI 2.44 | last week: SPI 6.52 

 

Past-years released titles (26)

Nintendo Switch13 (13 2017)
Nintendo 3DS: 8 (6 2017, 1 2016, 1 2011)
PlayStation 44 (2 2017, 2 2015)
PlayStation Vita: 1 (1 2015)

1st, Switch — 13
2nd, 3DS — 8
3rd, PS4 — 4
4th, PSVita — 1

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [(13 *1)] = ES 13 | last week: [(13 *1)]
Nintendo 3DS: [(6 *1) + (1 *2) + (1 *7)] = ES 15 | last week: [(7 *1) + (1 *2) + (1 *7)]
PlayStation 4: [(2 *1) + (2 *3)] = ES 8 | last week: [(4 *1) + (2 *3)]
PlayStation Vita: [(1 *3)] = ES 3 | last week: [(1 *3)]

1st, 3DS — ES 15 | last week: ES 16 
2nd, Switch — ES 13 | last week: ES 13 
3rd, PS4 — ES 8 | last week: ES 7 
4th, PSVita — ES 3 | last week: ES 3 

 

Momentum

Nintendo Switch(highest) +1/ [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey # > (lowest) -13/ [NSW] Bayonetta 2
Nintendo 3DS: (highest) 0/ [3DS] Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon > (lowest) -6/ [3DS] Monster Hunter XX (Best Price!)
PlayStation 4: (highest) +7/ [PS4] FIFA 18 # > (lowest) -21/ [PS4] Senran Kagura Burst Re:Newal #
PlayStation Vita: (highest) -10/ [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition # = (lowest) -10/ [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition #

Highest: +7/ [PS4] FIFA 18 #
Lowest: -21/ [PS4] Senran Kagura Burst Re:Newal #

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [(0 + 0 + 0 + +1 + -9 + -1 + +1 + +1 + 0 + +1 + -13 + -4 + -7 + -8 + -6 + -7 + -5) / 17] = MM -3.29
Nintendo 3DS: [(0 + 0 + -5 + -3 + -2 + -6 + -6 + -5 + -3) / 9] = MM -3.33
PlayStation 4: [(-1 + 0 + -7 + -5 + -7 + -9 + +1 + -9 + -12 + -5 + -21 + +7 + -9 + +1) / 14] = MM -5.43
PlayStation Vita: [(-10) / 1] = MM -10.00

1st, Switch — MM -3.29 | last week: MM +1.65 
2nd, 3DS — MM -3.33 | last week: MM +4.00 
3rd, PS4 — MM -5.43 | last week: MM -2.14 
4th, PSVita — MM -10.00 | last week: MM -19.33 

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [(1 *0.75) + (1 *1.00)] = DS 1.75
Nintendo 3DS: [(1 *0.25)] = DS 0.25
PlayStation 4: [(1 *0.25) + (3 *0.50)] = DS 1.75
PlayStation Vita: [(1 *0.50) + (1 *0.75)] = DS 1.25

1st, Switch — DS 1.75 | last week: DS 0.00
1st, PS4 — DS 1.75 | last week: DS 0.75
3rd, PSVita — DS 1.25 | last week: DS 4.50
4th, 3DSDS 0.25 | last week: DS 0.75

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [-3.29 – 1.75 + 0 + 9] = MI +3.96 | last week: [+1.65 – 0.00 + 0 + 4]
Nintendo 3DS: [-3.33 – 0.25 + 0 + 9] = MI +5.42 | last week: [+4.00 – 0.75 + 2 + 4]
PlayStation 4: [-5.43 – 1.75 + 0 + 9] = MI +1.82 | last week: [-2.14 – 0.75 + 3 + 4]
PlayStation Vita: [-10.00 – 1.25 + 0 + 9] = MI -2.25 | last week: [-19.33 – 4.50 + 0 + 4]

1st, 3DS — MI +5.42 | last week: MI +9.25
2nd, Switch — MI +3.96 | last week: MI +5.65 
3rd, PS4 — MI +1.82 | last week: MI +4.11
4th, PSVita — MI -2.25 | last week: MI -19.83 

 

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 5, 2018 – March 11, 2018).
Weekly Top 20 Media Create Charts (March 5, 2018 – March 11, 2018).
Observations on Media Create for the Week of February 26, 2018 – March 4, 2018.

 

 

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