Observations on Media Create for the Week of August 6, 2018 – August 12, 2018

NintendObserverNintendo Switch still represents 50% of the games that stayed in charts. (Actually for the fourth week in a row.)

 

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Software Sales

  1. NEW/ [PS4] Yakuza 3 <ADV> (Sega Games) {2018.08.09} (¥4,309) – 26,047 / NEW
  2. +3/ [NSW] Splatoon 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} (¥6,458) – 21,630 / 2,532,658
  3. +1/ [NSW] Taiko no Tatsujin: Nintendo Switch Version! <ACT> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.07.19} (¥6,588) – 21,020 / 140,911
  4. NEW/ [PS4] Fire Pro Wrestling World # <SPT> (Spike Chunsoft) {2018.08.09} (¥6,264) – 20,218 / NEW
  5. -2/ [3DS] WarioWare Gold <ETC> (Nintendo) {2018.08.02} (¥5,378) – 19,183 / 50,201
  6. +1/ [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe <RCE> (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥6,458) – 17,795 / 1,688,546
  7. +2/ [NSW] Minecraft <ADV> (Microsoft) {2018.06.21} (¥3,888) – 17,003 / 186,221
  8. 0/ [NSW] Mario Tennis Aces <SPT> (Nintendo) {2018.06.22} (¥6,458) – 16,456 / 297,138
  9. -7/ [NSW] Pro Yakyuu Famista Evolution <SPT> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.08.02} (¥6,588) – 15,671 / 58,517
  10. NEW/ [PS4] Bullet Girls Phantasia <ACT> (D3 Publisher) {2018.08.09} (¥8,618) – 14,396 / NEW
  11. NEW/ [NSW] Okami HD # <ADV> (Capcom) {2018.08.09} (¥3,229) – 14,089 / NEW
  12. -6/ [NSW] Octopath Traveler <RPG> (Square Enix) {2018.07.13} (¥7,344) – 11,390 / 175,625
  13. +2/ [NSW] Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker <ADV> (Nintendo) {2018.07.13} (¥4,298) – 10,875 / 90,123
  14. -13/ [3DS] Etrian Odyssey X <RPG> (Atlus) {2018.08.02} (¥6,998) – 9,914 / 81,860
  15. NEW/ [NSW] Layton’s Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaires’ Conspiracy DX <ADV> (Level-5) {2018.08.09} (¥6,458) – 9,704 / NEW
  16. -2/ [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥7,538) – 8,300 / 1,074,639
  17. -1/ [NSW] Kirby Star Allies <ACT> (Nintendo) {2018.03.16} (¥6,458) – 7,657 / 587,496
  18. -1/ [3DS] Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon <RPG> (The Pokémon Company) {2017.11.17} (¥5,378) – 6,451 / 1,695,264
  19. NEW/ [PSV] Bullet Girls Phantasia <ACT> (D3 Publisher) {2018.08.09} (¥7,538) – 6,441 / NEW
  20. -2/ [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} (¥6,458) – 6,016 / 1,788,814
  21. +1/ [3DS] Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker <ADV> (Nintendo) {2018.07.13} (¥4,298)
  22. -1/ [NSW] Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 01: Variety Kit <EDU> (Nintendo) {2018.04.20} (¥7,538)
  23. -13/ [PS4] SaGa: Scarlet Grace <RPG> (Square Enix) {2018.08.02} (¥6,264)
  24. NEW/ [PSV] CharadeManiacs # <ADV> (Idea Factory) {2018.08.09} (¥6,804) / NEW
  25. -5/ [PS4] Mega Man X Legacy Collection 1 + 2 <ACT> (Capcom) {2018.07.26} (¥5,940)
  26. NEW/ [PS4] Jake Hunter Detective Story: Prism of Eyes <ADV> (Arc System Works) {2018.08.09} (¥5,800) / NEW
  27. -16/ [PS4] Friday the 13th: The Game <ACT> (Shichifukujin) {2018.08.02} (¥6,458)
  28. NEW/ [NSW] Jake Hunter Detective Story: Prism of Eyes <ADV> (Arc System Works) {2018.08.09} (¥5,800) / NEW
  29. -4/ [NSW] Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze <ACT> (Nintendo) {2018.05.03} (¥6,458)
  30. -18/ [NSW] SaGa: Scarlet Grace <RPG> (Square Enix) {2018.08.02} (¥6,264)
  31. -4/ [NSW] 1-2-Switch <ETC> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥5,378)
  32. NEW/ [PS4] Darkest Dungeon <RPG> (Kadokawa Games) {2018.08.09} (¥5,184) / NEW
  33. -10/ [PS4] The Last of Us Remastered (PlayStation Hits) <ADV> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2018.07.26} (¥2,149)
  34. -5/ [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo <ETC> (Nintendo) {2016.11.23} (¥2,916)
  35. -11/ [PS4] Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5+2.5 Remix <RPG> (Square Enix) {2017.03.09} (¥7,344)
  36. -5/ [NSW] Pokkén Tournament DX <FTG> (The Pokémon Company) {2017.09.22} (¥6,458)
  37. -4/ [PS4] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2018 <SPT> (Konami) {2018.04.26} (¥8,618)
  38. -2/ [NSW] Arms <FTG> (Nintendo) {2017.06.16} (¥6,458)
  39. -11/ [PS4] Detroit: Become Human # <ADV> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2018.05.25} (¥7,452)
  40. +3/ [NSW] FIFA 18 <SPT> (Electronic Arts) {2017.09.29} (¥6,264)
  41. -3/ [PS4] Rainbow Six Siege: Advanced Edition <ACT> (Ubisoft) {2018.03.01} (¥6,480)
  42. -2/ [3DS] Mario Kart 7 # <RCE> (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} (¥4,937)
  43. -17/ [NSW] Mega Man X Legacy Collection 1 + 2 <ACT> (Capcom) {2018.07.26} (¥5,940)
  44. -12/ [NSW] Dragon Quest X: All In One Package (Version 1 – 4) <RPG> (Square Enix) {2018.07.26} (¥5,184)
  45. -6/ [3DS] Mario Party: The Top 100 <ETC> (Nintendo) {2017.12.28} (¥5,378)
  46. -27/ [PS4] Monster Hunter: World (Best Price) <ACT> (Capcom) {2018.08.02} (¥5,389)
  47. -34/ [PS4] Border Break (Starter Pack) <ACT> (Sega Games) {2018.08.02} (¥5,389)
  48. -14/ [PS4] New Gundam Breaker # <ACT> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.06.21} (¥8,208)
  49. +1/ [PSV] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2018 <SPT> (Konami) {2018.04.26} (¥7,538)
  50. -8/ [PS4] Dragon Quest X: All In One Package (Version 1 – 4) <RPG> (Square Enix) {2018.07.26} (¥5,184)

 

Hardware Sales

  1. Nintendo Switch — 50,143 (50,799), -1% (+5%) / 4,827,292
  2. PlayStation 4 — 22,026 (19,002), +16% (+2%) / 6,970,098
  3. Nintendo 3DS — 10,910 (12,586), -13% (+44%) / 27,201,160
  4. PlayStation Vita — 3,507 (3,339), +5% (-2%) / 5,901,069

 

Grand totals

Total Nintendo titles: 28
Total Sony PlayStation titles: 22
Total home Nintendo titles: 23 / 30
Total portable Nintendo titles: 7 / 30
Total home Sony PlayStation titles: 17 / 20
Total portable Sony PlayStation titles: 3 / 20

1st, Switch — 23
2nd, PS4 — 17
3rd, 3DS — 7
4th, PSVita — 3

 

Brand-new titles (10)

NEW/ [PS4] Yakuza 3
NEW/ [PS4] Fire Pro Wrestling World #
NEW/ [PS4] Bullet Girls Phantasia
NEW/ [NSW] Okami HD #
NEW/ [NSW] Layton’s Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaires’ Conspiracy DX
NEW/ [PSV] Bullet Girls Phantasia
NEW/ [PSV] CharadeManiacs #
NEW/ [PS4] Jake Hunter Detective Story: Prism of Eyes
NEW/ [NSW] Jake Hunter Detective Story: Prism of Eyes
NEW/ [PS4] Darkest Dungeon

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

 

Re-charted titles (0)

None.

 

Out-charted titles (10)

-21/ [PS4] Mega Man X Legacy Collection
-4/ [PS4] FIFA 18 #
-1/ [PS4] Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition
BACK/ [NSW] Attack on Titan 2 #
-16/ [PS4] Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End (PlayStation Hits)
-33/ [NSW] Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Hou #
-4/ [PS4] The Crew 2
NEW/ [PSV] Grisaia Phantom Trigger 03 & 04
NEW/ [NSW] Code of Princess EX
-20/ [PSV] Collar×Malice Unlimited #

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

 

Previously released titles (40)

Nintendo Switch: 20 / 23
Nintendo 3DS: 7 / 7
PlayStation 4: 12 / 17
PlayStation Vita: 1 / 3

1st, Switch — 20
2nd, PS4 — 12
3rd, 3DS — 7
4th, PSVita — 1

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [20 / 40] * 100 = SPI 50.00 | last week: [20 / 40] * 100
Nintendo 3DS: [7 / 40] * 100 = SPI 17.50 | last week: [5 / 40] * 100
PlayStation 4: [12 / 40] * 100 = SPI 30.00 | last week: [13 / 40] * 100
PlayStation Vita: [1 / 40] * 100 = SPI 2.50 | last week: [2 / 40] * 100

1st, SwitchSPI 50.00 | last week: SPI 50.00 
2nd, PS4SPI 30.00 | last week: SPI 32.50
3rd, 3DSSPI 17.50 | last week: SPI 12.50 
4th, PSVitaSPI 2.50 | last week: SPI 5.00 ⇘

 

Past-years released titles (13)

Nintendo Switch: 8 (8 2017)
Nintendo 3DS: 4 (2 2017, 1 2016, 1 2011)
PlayStation 4: 1 (1 2017)
PlayStation Vita: 0

1st, Switch — 8
2nd, 3DS — 4
3rd, PS4 — 1
4th, PSVita — 0

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [(8 *1)] = ES 8 | last week: [(8 *1)]
Nintendo 3DS: [(2 *1) + (1 *2) + (1 *7)] = ES 11 | last week: [(2 *1) + (1 *2) + (1 *7)]
PlayStation 4: [(1 *1)] = ES 1 | last week: [(2 *1) + (1 *3)]
PlayStation Vita: [(0 *0)] = ES 0 | last week: [(0 *0)]

1st, 3DSES 11 | last week: ES 11 
2nd, SwitchES 8 | last week: ES 8 
3rd, PS4ES 1 | last week: ES 5 

4th, PSVitaES 0 | last week: ES 0

 

Momentum

Nintendo Switch: (highest) +3/ [NSW] Splatoon 2 # > (lowest) -18/ [NSW] SaGa: Scarlet Grace
Nintendo 3DS: (highest) +1/ [3DS] Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker > (lowest) -13/ [3DS] Etrian Odyssey X
PlayStation 4: (highest) -3/ [PS4] Rainbow Six Siege: Advanced Edition > (lowest) -34/ [PS4] Border Break (Starter Pack)
PlayStation Vita: (highest) +1/ [PSV] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2018 = (lowest) +1/ [PSV] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2018

Highest: +3/ [NSW] Splatoon 2 #
Lowest: -34/ [PS4] Border Break (Starter Pack)

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [(+3 + +1 + +1 + +2 + 0 + -7 + -6 + +2 + -2 + -1 + -2 + -1 + -4 + -18 + -4 + -5 + -2 + +3 + -17 + -12) / 20] = MM -3.45
Nintendo 3DS: [(-2 + -13 + -1 + +1 + -5 + -2 + -6) / 7] = MM -4.00
PlayStation 4: [(-13 + -5 + -16 + -10 + -11 + -4 + -11 + -3 + -27 + -34 + -14 + -8) / 12] = MM -13.00
PlayStation Vita: [(+1) / 1] = MM +1.00

1st, PSVitaMM +1.00 | last week: MM -10.00 
2nd, SwitchMM -3.45 | last week: MM -4.37 
3rd, 3DSMM -4.00 | last week: MM +2.40 
4th, PS4MM -13.00 | last week: MM -6.00 

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [(1 *0.25) + (1 *0.75) + (1 *1.00)] = DS 2.00
Nintendo 3DS: [(0 *0.00)] = DS 0.00
PlayStation 4: [(3 *0.50) + (2 *0.75)] = DS 3.00
PlayStation Vita: [(1 *0.75) + (1 *1.00)] = DS 1.75

1st, PS4DS 3.00 | last week: DS 5.75
2nd, SwitchDS 2.00 | last week: DS 4.00
3rd, PSVitaDS 1.75 | last week: DS 0.00
4th, 3DSDS 0.00 | last week: DS 0.00

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [-3.45 – 2.00 + 0 + 10] = MI +4.55 | last week: [-4.37 – 4.00 + 1 + 10]
Nintendo 3DS: [-4.00 – 0.00 + 0 + 10] = MI +6.00 | last week: [+2.40 – 0.00 + 0 + 10]
PlayStation 4: [-13.00 – 3.00 + 0 + 10] = MI -6.00 | last week: [-6.00 – 5.75 + 0 + 10]
PlayStation Vita: [+1.00 – 1.75 + 0 + 10] = MI +9.25 | last week: [-10.00 – 0.00 + 0 + 10]

1st, PSVitaMI +9.25 | last week: MI 0.00 
2nd, 3DSMI +6.00 | last week: MI +12.40
3rd, SwitchMI +4.55 | last week: MI +2.63 
4th, PS4MI -6.00 | last week: MI -1.75

 

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 (August 6, 2018 – August 12, 2018).
Weekly Top 20 Media Create Charts (August 6, 2018 – August 12, 2018).
Observations on Media Create for the Week of July 30, 2018 – August 5, 2018.

 

 

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