Observations on Media Create for the Week of May 7, 2018 – May 13, 2018

NintendObserverIn just a little bit more than a year, Nintendo Switch titles represent half of Japan’s best-selling titles.

 

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Software Sales

  1. 0/ [NSW] Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze <ACT> (Nintendo) {2018.05.03} (¥6,458) – 25,886 / 114,307
  2. 0/ [PS4] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2018 <SPT> (Konami) {2018.04.26} (¥8,618) – 15,172 / 179,432
  3. +2/ [NSW] Splatoon 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} (¥6,458) – 12,966 / 2,310,403
  4. +2/ [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe <RCE> (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥6,458) – 10,383 / 1,532,201
  5. -2/ [NSW] Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 01: Variety Kit <EDU> (Nintendo) {2018.04.20} (¥7,538) – 9,818 / 158,385
  6. -2/ [NSW] Kirby Star Allies <ACT> (Nintendo) {2018.03.16} (¥6,458) – 9,414 / 492,230
  7. 0/ [PS4] God of War # <ACT> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2018.04.20} (¥7,452) – 6,473 / 98,579
  8. +3/ [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥7,538) – 5,754 / 986,181
  9. -1/ [PSV] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2018 <SPT> (Konami) {2018.04.26} (¥7,538) – 5,580 / 79,882
  10. 0/ [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} (¥6,458) – 4,597 / 1,721,235
  11. -2/ [NSW] Snack World: Trejarers Gold <RPG> (Level-5) {2018.04.12} (¥6,458) – 4,318 / 78,956
  12. +1/ [3DS] Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon <RPG> (The Pokémon Company) {2017.11.17} (¥5,378) – 3,125 / 1,631,988
  13. +10/ [PS4] Rainbow Six Siege: Advanced Edition <ACT> (Ubisoft) {2018.03.01} (¥6,480) – 2,581 / 51,295
  14. -2/ [NSW] Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 02: Robot Kit <EDU> (Nintendo) {2018.04.20} (¥8,618) – 2,146 / 43,149
  15. +9/ [PS4] Cities: Skylines PlayStation 4 Edition <SLG> (Spike Chunsoft) {2018.04.12} (¥5,832) – 1,977 / 27,066
  16. -1/ [PS4] Far Cry 5 <ACT> (Ubisoft) {2018.03.29} (¥9,072) – 1,960 / 133,748
  17. +3/ [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo <ETC> (Nintendo) {2016.11.23} (¥2,916) – 1,884 / 407,189
  18. -4/ [NSW] 1-2-Switch <ETC> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥5,378) – 1,866 / 443,548
  19. -3/ [NSW] Arms <FTG> (Nintendo) {2017.06.16} (¥6,458) – 1,714 / 405,118
  20. +1/ [3DS] Detective Pikachu <ADV> (The Pokémon Company) {2018.03.23} (¥5,378) – 1,637 / 79,050
  21. -4/ [NSW] Pokkén Tournament DX <FTG> (The Pokémon Company) {2017.09.22} (¥6,458)
  22. +4/ [PS4] Monster Hunter: World # <ACT> (Capcom) {2018.01.26} (¥9,698)
  23. -4/ [NSW] SD Gundam G Generation Genesis for Nintendo Switch <SLG> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.04.26} (¥7,344)
  24. +1/ [NSW] Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 for Nintendo Switch <FTG> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2017.09.07} (¥7,344)
  25. -3/ [3DS] Mario Party: The Top 100 <ETC> (Nintendo) {2017.12.28} (¥5,378)
  26. +9/ [NSW] FIFA 18 <SPT> (Electronic Arts) {2017.09.29} (¥6,264)
  27. 0/ [NSW] Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Trilogy for Nintendo Switch <FTG> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.04.26} (¥7,344)
  28. +9/ [PS4] Call of Duty: World War II # <ACT> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.11.03} (¥8,532)
  29. +13/ [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V (¥4,990 Edition) <ACT> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2015.10.08} (¥5,389)
  30. 0/ [PS4] Utawarerumono: Chiriyuku Mono e no Komoriuta # <SLG> (Aquaplus) {2018.04.26} (¥7,344)
  31. -2/ [NSW] Snipperclips Plus: Cut It Out, Together! <PZL> (Nintendo) {2017.11.10} (¥3,542)
  32. -14/ [PS4] Bravo Team # <ACT> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2018.04.26} (¥5,292)
  33. +13/ [PS4] Super Robot Taisen X # <SLG> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.03.29} (¥9,288)
  34. -3/ [NSW] Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition <ACT> (Koei Tecmo Games) {2018.03.22} (¥7,344)
  35. +4/ [PS4] Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.12.03} (¥2,592)
  36. +5/ [PS4] Hokuto ga Gotoku # <ADV> (Sega Games) {2018.03.08} (¥9,061)
  37. -9/ [NSW] Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle <SLG> (Nintendo) {2018.01.18} (¥6,458)
  38. -6/ [3DS] Kirby: Battle Royale <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.11.30} (¥5,378)
  39. +1/ [NSW] Cube Creator X <ADV> (Arc System Works) {2018.04.26} (¥3,456)
  40. +8/ [NSW] Dragon Quest Builders <ADV> (Square Enix) {2018.03.01} (¥5,184)
  41. BACK/ [PS4] Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom # <RPG> (Level-5) {2018.03.23} (¥8,640)
  42. -8/ [NSW] Attack on Titan 2 # <ACT> (Koei Tecmo Games) {2018.03.15} (¥8,424)
  43. +7/ [PS4] Persona 5 # <RPG> (Atlus) {2016.09.15} (¥9,504)
  44. -6/ [NSW] Portal Knights <RPG> (Spike Chunsoft) {2018.04.19} (¥3,564)
  45. -9/ [NSW] Sumikko Gurashi: Sumikko Park e Youkoso <ETC> (Nippon Columbia) {2017.12.07} (¥6,264)
  46. +3/ [PSV] Utawarerumono: Chiriyuku Mono e no Komoriuta # <SLG> (Aquaplus) {2018.04.26} (¥7,344)
  47. BACK/ [PS4] Death end re;Quest # <RPG> (Compile Heart) {2018.04.12} (¥7,776)
  48. BACK/ [PS4] Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet # <ACT> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.02.08} (¥8,856)
  49. -4/ [PS4] Sen no Kiseki II Kai: The Erebonian Civil War <RPG> (Nihon Falcom) {2018.04.26} (¥4,298)
  50. BACK/ [NSW] Puyo Puyo Tetris <PZL> (Sega Games) {2017.03.03} (¥5,389)

 

Hardware Sales

  1. Nintendo Switch — 31,720 (53,113), -40% (+37%) / 4,230,855
  2. PlayStation 4 — 17,688 (34,994), -49% (-0%) / 6,711,178
  3. Nintendo 3DS — 6,354 (10,785), -41% (+39%) / 27,095,314
  4. PlayStation Vita — 2,229 (5,502), -60% (+21%) / 5,859,379

 

Grand totals

Total Nintendo titles: 30
Total Sony PlayStation titles: 20
Total home Nintendo titles: 25 / 30
Total portable Nintendo titles: 5 / 30
Total home Sony PlayStation titles: 18 / 20
Total portable Sony PlayStation titles: 2 / 20

1st, Switch — 25
2nd, PS4 — 18
3rd, 3DS — 5
4th, PSVita — 2

 

Brand-new titles (0)

None.

 

Re-charted titles (4)

BACK/ [NSW] Puyo Puyo Tetris
BACK/ [PS4] Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet #
BACK/ [PS4] Death end re;Quest #
BACK/ [PS4] Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom #

1st, PS4 — 3
2nd, Switch — 1

 

Out-charted titles (4)

BACK/ [3DS] Doraemon: Nobita no Takarajima
BACK/ [3DS] Snack World: Trejarers
BACK/ [3DS] Yo-kai Watch Busters 2: Hihou Densetsu Banbaraya Sword / Magnum
-12/ [PS4] Metal Max Xeno

1st, 3DS — 3
2nd, PS4 — 1

 

Previously released titles (50)

Nintendo Switch: 25 / 25
Nintendo 3DS: 5 / 5
PlayStation 4: 18 / 18
PlayStation Vita: 2 / 2

1st, Switch — 25
2nd, PS4 — 18
3rd, 3DS — 5
4th, PSVita — 2

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [25 / 50] * 100 = SPI 50.00 | last week: [23 / 49] * 100
Nintendo 3DS: [5 / 50] * 100 = SPI 10.00 | last week: [8 / 49] * 100
PlayStation 4: [18 / 50] * 100 = SPI 36.00 | last week: [16 / 49] * 100
PlayStation Vita: [2 / 50] * 100 = SPI 4.00 | last week: [2 / 49] * 100

1st, Switch — SPI 50.00 | last week: SPI 46.94 ⇗
2nd, PS4 — SPI 36.00 | last week: SPI 32.66 ⇗
3rd, 3DS — SPI 10.00 | last week: SPI 16.33 ⇘
4th, PSVita — SPI 4.00 | last week: SPI 4.08 ⇘

 

Past-years released titles (20)

Nintendo Switch12 (12 2017)
Nintendo 3DS: 4 (3 2017, 1 2016)
PlayStation 44 (1 2017, 1 2016, 2 2015)
PlayStation Vita: 0

1st, Switch — 12
2nd, 3DS — 4
2nd, PS4 — 4
4th, PSVita — 0

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [(12 *1)] = ES 12 | last week: [(11 *1)]
Nintendo 3DS: [(3 *1) + (1 *2)] = ES 5 | last week: [(5 *1) + (1 *2)]
PlayStation 4: [(1 *1) + (1 *2) + (2 *3)] = ES 9 | last week: [(1 *1) + (1 *2) + (1 *3)]
PlayStation Vita: [(0 *0)] = ES 0 | last week: [(0 *0)]

1st, Switch — ES 12 | last week: ES 11
2nd, PS4 — ES 9 | last week: ES 9 
3rd, 3DS — ES 5 | last week: ES 7 

4th, PSVita — ES 0 | last week: ES 0 

 

Momentum

Nintendo Switch(highest) +9/ [NSW] FIFA 18 > (lowest) -9/ [NSW] Sumikko Gurashi: Sumikko Park e Youkoso
Nintendo 3DS: (highest) +3/ [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo > (lowest) -6/ [3DS] Kirby: Battle Royale
PlayStation 4: (highest) +13/ [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V (¥4,990 Edition) > (lowest) -14/ [PS4] Bravo Team #
PlayStation Vita: (highest) +3/ [PSV] Utawarerumono: Chiriyuku Mono e no Komoriuta # > (lowest) -1/ [PSV] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2018

Highest: +13/ [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V (¥4,990 Edition)
Lowest: -14/ [PS4] Bravo Team #

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [(0 + +2 + +2 + -2 + -2 + +3 + 0 + -2 + -2 + -4 + -3 + -4 + -4 + +1 + +9 + 0 + -2 + -3 + -9 + +1 + +8 + -8 + -6 + -9) / 24] = MM -1.42
Nintendo 3DS: [(+1 + +3 + +1 + -3 + -6) / 5] = MM -0.80
PlayStation 4: [(0 + 0 + +10 + +9 + -1 + +4 + +9 + +13 + 0 + -14 + +13 + +4 + +5 + +7 + -4) / 15] = MM +3.67
PlayStation Vita: [(-1 + +3) / 2] = MM +1.00

1st, PS4 — MM +3.67 | last week: MM -4.57 
2nd, PSVita — MM +1.00 | last week: MM -21.50 
3rd, 3DS — MM -0.80 | last week: MM +12.60 
4th, Switch — MM -1.42 | last week: MM +5.05 

 

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: [(3 *0.25)] = DS 0.75
PlayStation 4: [(1 *0.50)] = DS 0.50
PlayStation Vita: [(0 *0.00)] = DS 0.00

1st, 3DSDS 0.75 | last week: DS 1.00
2nd, PSVita — DS 0.50 | last week: DS 3.75
3rd, Switch — DS 0.00 | last week: DS 0.00
3rd, PS4 — DS 0.00 | last week: DS 3.00

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [-1.42 – 0.00 + 1 + 0] = MI -0.42 | last week: [+5.05 – 0.00 + 3 + 8]
Nintendo 3DS: [-0.80 – 0.75 + 0 + 0] = MI -1.55 | last week: [+12.60 – 1.00 + 3 + 8]
PlayStation 4: [+3.67 – 0.00 + 3 + 0] = MI +6.67 | last week: [-4.57 – 3.00 + 2 + 8]
PlayStation Vita: [+1.00 – 0.50 + 0 + 0] = MI +0.50 | last week: [-21.50 – 3.75 + 0 + 8]

1st, PS4 — MI +6.67 | last week: MI +2.43
2nd, PSVita — MI +0.50 | last week: MI -17.25 
3rd, Switch — MI -0.42 | last week: MI +16.05 
4th, 3DS — MI -1.55 | last week: MI +22.60

 

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 7, 2018 – May 13, 2018).
Weekly Top 20 Media Create Charts (May 7, 2018 – May 13, 2018).
Observations on Media Create for the Week of April 30, 2018 – May 6, 2018.

 

 

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