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

Observations on Media Create for the Week of May 14, 2018 – May 20, 2018

NintendObserver50% of the titles staying in charts are still on Nintendo Switch.

 

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Software Sales

  1. NEW/ [PS4] Caligula Overdose <RPG> (FuRyu) {2018.05.17} (¥8,618) – 20,399 / NEW
  2. -1/ [NSW] Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze <ACT> (Nintendo) {2018.05.03} (¥6,458) – 15,452 / 129,760
  3. 0/ [NSW] Splatoon 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} (¥6,458) – 12,646 / 2,323,048
  4. -2/ [PS4] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2018 <SPT> (Konami) {2018.04.26} (¥8,618) – 10,240 / 189,672
  5. -1/ [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe <RCE> (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥6,458) – 10,071 / 1,542,271
  6. 0/ [NSW] Kirby Star Allies <ACT> (Nintendo) {2018.03.16} (¥6,458) – 8,392 / 500,622
  7. -2/ [NSW] Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 01: Variety Kit <EDU> (Nintendo) {2018.04.20} (¥7,538) – 8,151 / 166,536
  8. 0/ [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥7,538) – 5,687 / 991,867
  9. +1/ [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} (¥6,458) – 4,632 / 1,725,867
  10. -1/ [PSV] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2018 <SPT> (Konami) {2018.04.26} (¥7,538) – 4,073 / 83,955
  11. 0/ [NSW] Snack World: Trejarers Gold <RPG> (Level-5) {2018.04.12} (¥6,458) – 3,549 / 82,504
  12. -5/ [PS4] God of War # <ACT> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2018.04.20} (¥7,452) – 3,124 / 101,703
  13. -1/ [3DS] Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon <RPG> (The Pokémon Company) {2017.11.17} (¥5,378) – 2,927 / 1,634,916
  14. -1/ [PS4] Rainbow Six Siege: Advanced Edition <ACT> (Ubisoft) {2018.03.01} (¥6,480) – 2,238 / 53,533
  15. +2/ [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo <ETC> (Nintendo) {2016.11.23} (¥2,916) – 1,791 / 408,980
  16. -11/ [NSW] Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 02: Robot Kit <EDU> (Nintendo) {2018.04.20} (¥8,618) – 1,762 / 44,911
  17. +1/ [NSW] 1-2-Switch <ETC> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥5,378) – 1,680 / 445,228
  18. -3/ [PS4] Cities: Skylines PlayStation 4 Edition <SLG> (Spike Chunsoft) {2018.04.12} (¥5,832) – 1,658 / 28,724
  19. +2/ [NSW] Pokkén Tournament DX <FTG> (The Pokémon Company) {2017.09.22} (¥6,458) – 1,562 / 262,871
  20. -1/ [NSW] Arms <FTG> (Nintendo) {2017.06.16} (¥6,458) – 1,527 / 406,645
  21. NEW/ [PSV] Amatsutsumi <ADV> (Prototype) {2018.05.17} (¥6,912) / NEW
  22. -2/ [3DS] Detective Pikachu <ADV> (The Pokémon Company) {2018.03.23} (¥5,378)
  23. +2/ [3DS] Mario Party: The Top 100 <ETC> (Nintendo) {2017.12.28} (¥5,378)
  24. -2/ [PS4] Monster Hunter: World # <ACT> (Capcom) {2018.01.26} (¥9,698)
  25. -9/ [PS4] Far Cry 5 <ACT> (Ubisoft) {2018.03.29} (¥9,072)
  26. +3/ [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V (¥4,990 Edition) <ACT> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2015.10.08} (¥5,389)
  27. -3/ [NSW] Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 for Nintendo Switch <FTG> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2017.09.07} (¥7,344)
  28. -2/ [NSW] FIFA 18 <SPT> (Electronic Arts) {2017.09.29} (¥6,264)
  29. +6/ [PS4] Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.12.03} (¥2,592)
  30. -2/ [PS4] Call of Duty: World War II # <ACT> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.11.03} (¥8,532)
  31. +9/ [NSW] Dragon Quest Builders <ADV> (Square Enix) {2018.03.01} (¥5,184)
  32. +10/ [NSW] Attack on Titan 2 # <ACT> (Koei Tecmo Games) {2018.03.15} (¥8,424)
  33. BACK/ [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition # <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.03.19} (¥2,592)
  34. 0/ [NSW] Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition <ACT> (Koei Tecmo Games) {2018.03.22} (¥7,344)
  35. -12/ [NSW] SD Gundam G Generation Genesis for Nintendo Switch <SLG> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.04.26} (¥7,344)
  36. -9/ [NSW] Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Trilogy for Nintendo Switch <FTG> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.04.26} (¥7,344)
  37. +6/ [PS4] Persona 5 # <RPG> (Atlus) {2016.09.15} (¥9,504)
  38. -7/ [NSW] Snipperclips Plus: Cut It Out, Together! <PZL> (Nintendo) {2017.11.10} (¥3,542)
  39. -1/ [3DS] Kirby: Battle Royale <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.11.30} (¥5,378)
  40. +1/ [PS4] Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom # <RPG> (Level-5) {2018.03.23} (¥8,640)
  41. +3/ [NSW] Portal Knights <RPG> (Spike Chunsoft) {2018.04.19} (¥3,564)
  42. -9/ [PS4] Super Robot Taisen X # <SLG> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.03.29} (¥9,288)
  43. -7/ [PS4] Hokuto ga Gotoku # <ADV> (Sega Games) {2018.03.08} (¥9,061)
  44. BACK/ [PS4] NieR: Automata <RPG> (Square Enix) {2017.02.23} (¥8,424)
  45. +4/ [PS4] Sen no Kiseki II Kai: The Erebonian Civil War <RPG> (Nihon Falcom) {2018.04.26} (¥4,298)
  46. -9/ [NSW] Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle <SLG> (Nintendo) {2018.01.18} (¥6,458)
  47. -17/ [PS4] Utawarerumono: Chiriyuku Mono e no Komoriuta # <SLG> (Aquaplus) {2018.04.26} (¥7,344)
  48. BACK/ [PS4] Pro Evolution Soccer 2018 <SPT> (Konami) {2017.09.14} (¥8,208)
  49. BACK/ [NSW] The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim <RPG> (Bethesda Softworks) {2018.02.01} (¥7,538)
  50. -5/ [NSW] Sumikko Gurashi: Sumikko Park e Youkoso <ETC> (Nippon Columbia) {2017.12.07} (¥6,264)

 

Hardware Sales

  1. Nintendo Switch — 33,125 (31,720), +4% (-40%) / 4,263,980
  2. PlayStation 4 — 16,940 (17,688), -4% (-49%) / 6,728,118
  3. Nintendo 3DS — 6,255 (6,354), -2% (-41%) / 27,101,569
  4. PlayStation Vita — 2,219 (2,229), -0% (-60%) / 5,861,598

 

Grand totals

Total Nintendo titles: 29
Total Sony PlayStation titles: 21
Total home Nintendo titles: 24 / 29
Total portable Nintendo titles: 5 / 29
Total home Sony PlayStation titles: 18 / 21
Total portable Sony PlayStation titles: 3 / 21

1st, Switch — 24
2nd, PS4 — 18
3rd, 3DS — 5
4th, PSVita — 3

 

Brand-new titles (2)

NEW/ [PS4] Caligula Overdose
NEW/ [PSV] Amatsutsumi

1st, PS4 — 1
1st, PSVita — 1

 

Re-charted titles (4)

BACK/ [NSW] The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
BACK/ [PS4] Pro Evolution Soccer 2018
BACK/ [PS4] NieR: Automata
BACK/ [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition #

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

 

Out-charted titles (6)

BACK/ [NSW] Puyo Puyo Tetris
BACK/ [PS4] Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet #
BACK/ [PS4] Death end re;Quest #
+3/ [PSV] Utawarerumono: Chiriyuku Mono e no Komoriuta #
+1/ [NSW] Cube Creator X
-14/ [PS4] Bravo Team #

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

 

Previously released titles (48)

Nintendo Switch: 24 / 24
Nintendo 3DS: 5 / 5
PlayStation 4: 17 / 18
PlayStation Vita: 2 / 3

1st, Switch — 24
2nd, PS4 — 17
3rd, 3DS — 5
4th, PSVita — 2

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [24 / 48] * 100 = SPI 50.00 | last week: [25 / 50] * 100
Nintendo 3DS: [5 / 48] * 100 = SPI 10.42 | last week: [5 / 50] * 100
PlayStation 4: [17 / 48] * 100 = SPI 35.42 | last week: [18 / 50] * 100
PlayStation Vita: [2 / 48] * 100 = SPI 4.17 | last week: [2 / 50] * 100

1st, Switch — SPI 50.00 | last week: SPI 50.00 ⇒
2nd, PS4 — SPI 35.42 | last week: SPI 36.00 ⇘
3rd, 3DS — SPI 10.42 | last week: SPI 10.00 ⇗
4th, PSVita — SPI 4.17 | last week: SPI 4.00 ⇗

 

Past-years released titles (22)

Nintendo Switch11 (11 2017)
Nintendo 3DS: 4 (3 2017, 1 2016)
PlayStation 46 (3 2017, 1 2016, 2 2015)
PlayStation Vita1 (1 2015)

1st, Switch — 11
2nd, PS4 — 6
3rd, 3DS — 4
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: [(3 *1) + (1 *2)] = ES 5 | last week: [(3 *1) + (1 *2)]
PlayStation 4: [(3 *1) + (1 *2) + (2 *3)] = ES 11 | last week: [(1 *1) + (1 *2) + (2 *3)]
PlayStation Vita: [(1 *3)] = ES 3 | last week: [(0 *0)]

1st, Switch — ES 11 | last week: ES 12 
1st, PS4 — ES 11 | last week: ES 9 
3rd, 3DS — ES 5 | last week: ES 5 

4th, PSVita — ES 3 | last week: ES 0 

 

Momentum

Nintendo Switch(highest) +10/ [NSW] Attack on Titan 2 # > (lowest) -12/ [NSW] SD Gundam G Generation Genesis for Nintendo Switch
Nintendo 3DS: (highest) +2/ [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo > (lowest) -2/ [3DS] Detective Pikachu
PlayStation 4: (highest) +6/ [PS4] Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition > (lowest) -17/ [PS4] Utawarerumono: Chiriyuku Mono e no Komoriuta #
PlayStation Vita: (highest) -1/ [PSV] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2018 = (lowest) -1/ [PSV] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2018

Highest: +10/ [NSW] Attack on Titan 2 #
Lowest: -17/ [PS4] Utawarerumono: Chiriyuku Mono e no Komoriuta #

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [(-1 + 0 + -1 + 0 + -2 + 0 + +1 + 0 + -11 + +1 + +2 + -1 + -3 + -2 + +9 + +10 + 0 + -12 + -9 + -7 + +3 + -9 + -5) / 23] = MM -1.61
Nintendo 3DS: [(-1 + +2 + -2 + +2 + -1) / 5] = MM 0.00
PlayStation 4: [(-2 + -5 + -1 + -3 + -2 + -9 + +3 + +6 + -2 + +6 + +1 + -9 + -7 + +4 + -17) / 15] = MM -2.47
PlayStation Vita: [(-1) / 1] = MM -1.00

1st, 3DS — MM 0.00 | last week: MM -0.80 
2nd, PSVita — MM -1.00 | last week: MM +1.00 
3rd, Switch — MM -1.61 | last week: MM -1.42 
4th, PS4 — MM -2.47 | last week: MM +3.67 

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [(1 *0.25) + (1 *0.50)] = DS 0.75
Nintendo 3DS: [(0 *0.00)] = DS 0.00
PlayStation 4: [(2 *0.25) + (1 *0.50)] = DS 1.00
PlayStation Vita: [(1 *0.50)] = DS 0.50

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

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [-1.61 – 0.75 + 1 + 2] = MI +2.14 | last week: [-1.42 – 0.00 + 1 + 0]
Nintendo 3DS: [0.00 – 0.00 + 0 + 2] = MI +2.00 | last week: [-0.80 – 0.75 + 0 + 0]
PlayStation 4: [-2.47 – 1.00 + 2 + 2] = MI +0.53 | last week: [+3.67 – 0.00 + 3 + 0]
PlayStation Vita: [-1.00 – 0.50 + 1 + 2] = MI +1.50 | last week: [+1.00 – 0.50 + 0 + 0]

1st, Switch — MI +2.14 | last week: MI -0.42 
2nd, 3DS — MI +2.00 | last week: MI -1.55
3rd, PSVita — MI +1.50 | last week: MI +0.50 
4th, PS4 — MI +0.53 | last week: MI +6.67

 

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 (May 14, 2018 – May 20, 2018).
Weekly Top 20 Media Create Charts (May 14, 2018 – May 20, 2018).
Observations on Media Create for the Week of May 7, 2018 – May 13, 2018.

 

 

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