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Observations on Media Create for the Week of July 2, 2018 – July 8, 2018

NintendObserverIt’s worth noting that all 7 Nintendo Switch titles in the top 10 either stayed at the same spot or went up in the charts.

 

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Software Sales

  1. 0/ [NSW] Mario Tennis Aces <SPT> (Nintendo) {2018.06.22} (¥6,458) – 32,697 / 205,614
  2. 0/ [NSW] Minecraft <ADV> (Microsoft) {2018.06.21} (¥3,888) – 19,148 / 106,685
  3. +1/ [NSW] Splatoon 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} (¥6,458) – 16,362 / 2,427,352
  4. NEW/ [PS4] Zanki Zero: Last Beginning <RPG> (Spike Chunsoft) {2018.07.05} (¥7,776) – 15,541 / NEW
  5. 0/ [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe <RCE> (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥6,458) – 12,090 / 1,616,256
  6. -3/ [PS4] The Crew 2 <RCE> (Ubisoft) {2018.06.29} (¥9,072) – 9,740 / 27,325
  7. NEW/ [PSV] Zanki Zero: Last Beginning <RPG> (Spike Chunsoft) {2018.07.05} (¥7,344) – 9,111 / NEW
  8. 0/ [NSW] Kirby Star Allies <ACT> (Nintendo) {2018.03.16} (¥6,458) – 6,833 / 553,604
  9. 0/ [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥7,538) – 6,322 / 1,037,095
  10. 0/ [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} (¥6,458) – 5,333 / 1,761,421
  11. +1/ [NSW] Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze <ACT> (Nintendo) {2018.05.03} (¥6,458) – 4,808 / 186,688
  12. +3/ [3DS] Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon <RPG> (The Pokémon Company) {2017.11.17} (¥5,378) – 4,377 / 1,661,368
  13. -7/ [PS4] New Gundam Breaker # <ACT> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.06.21} (¥8,208) – 4,105 / 77,053
  14. +3/ [PS4] Pro Evolution Soccer 2018 <SPT> (Konami) {2017.09.14} (¥8,208) – 3,994 / 169,430
  15. -1/ [PS4] Detroit: Become Human # <ADV> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2018.05.25} (¥7,452) – 3,585 / 87,039
  16. +2/ [PS4] Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5+2.5 Remix <RPG> (Square Enix) {2017.03.09} (¥7,344) – 3,474 / 163,276
  17. -1/ [NSW] Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 01: Variety Kit <EDU> (Nintendo) {2018.04.20} (¥7,538) – 2,995 / 199,273
  18. -7/ [PS4] Fate/Extella Link # <ACT> (Marvelous) {2018.06.07} (¥8,618) – 2,390 / 106,304
  19. +4/ [PS4] FIFA 18 # <SPT> (Electronic Arts) {2017.09.26} (¥8,424) – 2,318 / 134,832
  20. -13/ [NSW] Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana <RPG> (Nippon Columbia) {2018.06.28} (¥7,538) – 2,189 / 8,620
  21. -1/ [NSW] FIFA 18 <SPT> (Electronic Arts) {2017.09.29} (¥6,264)
  22. +6/ [NSW] 1-2-Switch <ETC> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥5,378)
  23. +2/ [PS4] Rainbow Six Siege: Advanced Edition <ACT> (Ubisoft) {2018.03.01} (¥6,480)
  24. NEW/ [PS4] Far Cry 3 Classic Edition <ACT> (Ubisoft) {2018.07.05} (¥4,298) / NEW
  25. +1/ [PS4] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2018 <SPT> (Konami) {2018.04.26} (¥8,618)
  26. -4/ [NSW] Pokkén Tournament DX <FTG> (The Pokémon Company) {2017.09.22} (¥6,458)
  27. +2/ [PS4] Super Bomberman R <ACT> (Konami) {2018.06.14} (¥4,298)
  28. +3/ [NSW] Arms <FTG> (Nintendo) {2017.06.16} (¥6,458)
  29. +6/ [3DS] Mario Party: The Top 100 <ETC> (Nintendo) {2017.12.28} (¥5,378)
  30. -11/ [PS4] Dark Souls Remastered <RPG> (From Software) {2018.05.24} (¥5,184)
  31. +1/ [PS4] Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.12.03} (¥2,592)
  32. -2/ [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo <ETC> (Nintendo) {2016.11.23} (¥2,916)
  33. +3/ [NSW] Snack World: Trejarers Gold <RPG> (Level-5) {2018.04.12} (¥6,458)
  34. -13/ [PSV] Fate/Extella Link # <ACT> (Marvelous) {2018.06.07} (¥6,458)
  35. +9/ [NSW] Sumikko Gurashi: Sumikko Park e Youkoso <ETC> (Nippon Columbia) {2017.12.07} (¥6,264)
  36. NEW/ [PSV] Seven Days: Anata to Sugosu Nanokakan <ADV> (Prototype) {20180705 (¥5,724) / NEW
  37. +3/ [NSW] Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 for Nintendo Switch <FTG> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2017.09.07} (¥7,344)
  38. -5/ [PS4] Persona 5 # <RPG> (Atlus) {2016.09.15} (¥9,504)
  39. +3/ [3DS] Detective Pikachu <ADV> (The Pokémon Company) {2018.03.23} (¥5,378)
  40. -3/ [PS4] Grand Theft Auto Ⅴ: Premium Online Edition <ACT> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2018.06.14} (¥7,992)
  41. -2/ [PSV] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2018 <SPT> (Konami) {2018.04.26} (¥7,538)
  42. +1/ [NSW] Sushi Striker: The Way of Sushido <PZL> (Nintendo) {2018.06.08} (¥5,378)
  43. +4/ [PS4] Monster Hunter: World # <ACT> (Capcom) {2018.01.26} (¥9,698)
  44. BACK/ [NSW] Little Nightmares Deluxe Edition <ADV> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.06.07} (¥3,456)
  45. BACK/ [3DS] Kirby: Battle Royale <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.11.30} (¥5,378)
  46. BACK/ [PS4] Earth Defense Force 5 <ACT> (D3 Publisher) {2017.12.07} (¥8,424)
  47. BACK/ [NSW] Attack on Titan 2 # <ACT> (Koei Tecmo Games) {2018.03.15} (¥8,424)
  48. BACK/ [PS4] Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition <RPG> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2017.12.07} (¥6,372)
  49. BACK/ [NSW] Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Trilogy for Nintendo Switch <FTG> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.04.26} (¥7,344)
  50. BACK/ [NSW] The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim <RPG> (Bethesda Softworks) {2018.02.01} (¥7,538)

 

Hardware Sales

  1. Nintendo Switch — 44,237 (50,762), -13% (+4%) / 4,573,996
  2. PlayStation 4 — 17,834 (18,811), -5% (-7%) / 6,872,520
  3. Nintendo 3DS — 7,232 (7,323), -1% (+8%) / 27,150,242
  4. PlayStation Vita — 3,444 (3,470), -1% (+60%) / 5,882,420

 

Grand totals

Total Nintendo titles: 27
Total Sony PlayStation titles: 23
Total home Nintendo titles: 22 / 27
Total portable Nintendo titles: 5 / 27
Total home Sony PlayStation titles: 19 / 23
Total portable Sony PlayStation titles: 4 / 23

1st, Switch — 22
2nd, PS4 — 19
3rd, 3DS — 5
4th, PSVita — 4

 

Brand-new titles (4)

NEW/ [PS4] Zanki Zero: Last Beginning
NEW/ [PSV] Zanki Zero: Last Beginning
NEW/ [PS4] Far Cry 3 Classic Edition
NEW/ [PSV] Seven Days: Anata to Sugosu Nanokakan

1st, PS4 — 2
1st, PSVita — 2

 

Re-charted titles (7)

BACK/ [NSW] The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
BACK/ [NSW] Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Trilogy for Nintendo Switch
BACK/ [PS4] Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition
BACK/ [NSW] Attack on Titan 2 #
BACK/ [PS4] Earth Defense Force 5
BACK/ [3DS] Kirby: Battle Royale
BACK/ [NSW] Little Nightmares Deluxe Edition

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

 

Out-charted titles (11)

-2/ [NSW] Snipperclips Plus: Cut It Out, Together!
NEW/ [PS4] Island
NEW/ [PS4] Tonari ni Kanojo no Iru Shiawase: Winter Guest #
-6/ [PS4] God of War #
-4/ [PS4] Life is Strange: Before the Storm
-14/ [PS4] Little Nightmares Deluxe Edition
-2/ [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V (¥4,990 Edition)
NEW/ [NSW] Shiin
-9/ [PS4] Record of Grancrest War #
NEW/ [PSV] Dynamic Chord feat. apple-polisher V edition #
NEW/ [PSV] Kurenai no Homura Sanada Ninpou Chou #

1st, PS4 — 7
1st, Switch — 2
2nd, PSVita — 2

 

Previously released titles (46)

Nintendo Switch: 22 / 22
Nintendo 3DS: 5 / 5
PlayStation 4: 17 / 19
PlayStation Vita: 2 / 4

1st, Switch — 22
2nd, PS4 — 17
3rd, 3DS — 5
4th, PSVita — 2

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [22 / 46] * 100 = SPI 47.83 | last week: [18 / 43] * 100
Nintendo 3DS: [5 / 46] * 100 = SPI 10.87 | last week: [4 / 43] * 100
PlayStation 4: [17 / 46] * 100 = SPI 36.96 | last week: [19 / 43] * 100
PlayStation Vita: [2 / 46] * 100 = SPI 4.35 | last week: [2 / 43] * 100

1st, Switch — SPI 47.83 | last week: SPI 41.86 ⇗
2nd, PS4 — SPI 36.96 | last week: SPI 44.19 ⇘
3rd, 3DS — SPI 10.87 | last week: SPI 9.30 ⇗
4th, PSVita — SPI 4.35 | last week: SPI 4.65 ⇘

 

Past-years released titles (21)

Nintendo Switch10 (10 2017)
Nintendo 3DS: 4 (3 2017, 1 2016)
PlayStation 47 (5 2017, 1 2016, 1 2015)
PlayStation Vita0

1st, Switch — 10
2nd, PS4 — 7
3rd, 3DS — 4
4th, PSVita — 0

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [(10 *1)] = ES 10 | last week: [(11 *1)]
Nintendo 3DS: [(3 *1) + (1 *2)] = ES 5 | last week: [(2 *1) + (1 *2)]
PlayStation 4: [(5 *1) + (1 *2) + (1 *3)] = ES 10 | last week: [(3 *1) + (1 *2) + (2 *3)]
PlayStation Vita: [(0 *0)] = ES 0 | last week: [(0 *0)]

1st, Switch — ES 10 | last week: ES 11 
1st, PS4 — ES 10 | last week: ES 11 
3rd, 3DS — ES 5 | last week: ES 4 

4th, PSVita — ES 0 | last week: ES 0 

 

Momentum

Nintendo Switch(highest) +6/ [NSW] 1-2-Switch > (lowest) -13/ [NSW] Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana
Nintendo 3DS: (highest) +6/ [3DS] Mario Party: The Top 100 > (lowest) -2/ [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo
PlayStation 4: (highest) +4/ [PS4] FIFA 18 # > (lowest) -11/ [PS4] Dark Souls Remastered
PlayStation Vita: (highest) -2/ [PSV] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2018 > (lowest) -13/ [PSV] Fate/Extella Link #

Highest: +6/ [NSW] 1-2-Switch
Lowest: -13/ [PSV] Fate/Extella Link #

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [(0 + 0 + +1 + 0 + 0 + 0 + 0 + +1 + -1 + -13 + -1 + +6 + -4 + +3 + +3 + +9 + +3 + +1) / 18] = MM +0.44
Nintendo 3DS: [(+3 + +6 + -2 + +3) / 4] = MM +2.50
PlayStation 4: [(-3 + -7 + +3 + -1 + +2 + -7 + +4 + +2 + +1 + +2 + -11 + +1 + -5 + -3 + +4) / 15] = MM -1.20
PlayStation Vita: [(-13 + -2) / 2] = MM -7.50

1st, 3DS — MM +2.50 | last week: MM -2.75 
2nd, Switch — MM +0.44 | last week: MM -2.06 
3rd, PS4 — MM -1.20 | last week: MM -4.11 
4th, PSVita — MM -7.50 | last week: MM -7.50 

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [(1 *0.50) + (1 *1.00)] = DS 1.50
Nintendo 3DS: [(0 *0.00)] = DS 0.00
PlayStation 4: [(5 *0.50) + (2 *1.00)] = DS 4.50
PlayStation Vita: [(2 *1.00)] = DS 2.00

1st, PS4 — DS 4.50 | last week: DS 0.00
2nd, PSVita — DS 2.00 | last week: DS 0.00
3rd, Switch — DS 1.50 | last week: DS 3.75
4th, 3DSDS 0.00 | last week: DS 0.50

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [+0.44 – 1.50 + 4 + 7] = MI +9.94 | last week: [-2.06 – 3.75 + 0 + 7]
Nintendo 3DS: [+2.50 – 0.00 + 1 + 7] = MI +10.50 | last week: [-2.75 – 0.50 + 0 + 7]
PlayStation 4: [-1.20 – 4.50 + 2 + 7] = MI +3.30 | last week: [-4.11 – 0.00 + 0 + 7]
PlayStation Vita: [-7.50 – 2.00 + 0 + 7] = MI -2.50 | last week: [-7.50 – 0.00 + 0 + 7]

1st, 3DS — MI +10.50 | last week: MI +3.75
2nd, Switch — MI +9.94 | last week: MI +1.19 
3rd, PS4 — MI +3.30 | last week: MI +2.89
4th, PSVita — MI -2.50 | last week: MI -0.50 

 

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 (July 2, 2018 – July 8, 2018).
Weekly Top 20 Media Create Charts (July 2, 2018 – July 8, 2018).
Observations on Media Create for the Week of June 25, 2018 – July 1, 2018.

 

 

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