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Observations on Media Create for the Week of July 16, 2018 – July 22, 2018

NintendObserver26 titles. More than half the games in here are on Nintendo Switch.

 

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Software Sales

  1. NEW/ [NSW] Taiko no Tatsujin: Nintendo Switch Version! <ACT> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.07.19} (¥6,588) – 69,984 / NEW
  2. -1/ [NSW] Octopath Traveler <RPG> (Square Enix) {2018.07.13} (¥7,344) – 22,438 / 132,550
  3. +1/ [NSW] Splatoon 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} (¥6,458) – 21,913 / 2,469,695
  4. -2/ [NSW] Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker <ADV> (Nintendo) {2018.07.13} (¥4,298) – 20,547 / 62,399
  5. -2/ [NSW] Mario Tennis Aces <SPT> (Nintendo) {2018.06.22} (¥6,458) – 19,709 / 247,161
  6. -1/ [NSW] Minecraft <ADV> (Microsoft) {2018.06.21} (¥3,888) – 16,265 / 138,051
  7. 0/ [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe <RCE> (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥6,458) – 13,435 / 1,641,109
  8. +1/ [3DS] Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon <RPG> (The Pokémon Company) {2017.11.17} (¥5,378) – 7,554 / 1,676,067
  9. -3/ [3DS] Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker <ADV> (Nintendo) {2018.07.13} (¥4,298) – 7,188 / 21,746
  10. 0/ [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥7,538) – 7,173 / 1,050,891
  11. 0/ [NSW] Kirby Star Allies <ACT> (Nintendo) {2018.03.16} (¥6,458) – 6,407 / 566,171
  12. +1/ [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} (¥6,458) – 5,695 / 1,772,133
  13. +6/ [PS4] Detroit: Become Human # <ADV> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2018.05.25} (¥7,452) – 4,613 / 94,973
  14. +19/ [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo <ETC> (Nintendo) {2016.11.23} (¥2,916) – 4,354 / 425,839
  15. +6/ [NSW] Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 01: Variety Kit <EDU> (Nintendo) {2018.04.20} (¥7,538) – 3,842 / 205,809
  16. +1/ [NSW] Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze <ACT> (Nintendo) {2018.05.03} (¥6,458) – 3,378 / 193,708
  17. -9/ [PS4] Kangokutou Mary Skelter 2 # <RPG> (Compile Heart) {2018.07.12} (¥7,776) – 2,986 / 13,356
  18. -4/ [PS4] The Crew 2 <RCE> (Ubisoft) {2018.06.29} (¥9,072) – 2,728 / 35,004
  19. -7/ [PS4] New Gundam Breaker # <ACT> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.06.21} (¥8,208) – 2,639 / 84,716
  20. BACK/ [3DS] Mario Kart 7 # <RCE> (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} (¥4,937) – 2,614 / 2,903,441
  21. -5/ [PS4] Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5+2.5 Remix <RPG> (Square Enix) {2017.03.09} (¥7,344)
  22. +5/ [PS4] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2018 <SPT> (Konami) {2018.04.26} (¥8,618)
  23. +2/ [NSW] FIFA 18 <SPT> (Electronic Arts) {2017.09.29} (¥6,264)
  24. -4/ [PS4] Pro Evolution Soccer 2018 <SPT> (Konami) {2017.09.14} (¥8,208)
  25. -2/ [NSW] 1-2-Switch <ETC> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥5,378)
  26. -2/ [NSW] Pokkén Tournament DX <FTG> (The Pokémon Company) {2017.09.22} (¥6,458)
  27. NEW/ [NSW] Touhou Genso Wanderer Reloaded # <RPG> (Unties) {2018.07.19} (¥4,968) / NEW
  28. -13/ [PS4] Zanki Zero: Last Beginning <RPG> (Spike Chunsoft) {2018.07.05} (¥7,776)
  29. NEW/ [NSW] Sonic Mania Plus <ACT> (Sega Games) {2018.07.19} (¥4,849) / NEW
  30. NEW/ [PS4] Closed Nightmare <ADV> (Nippon Ichi Software) {2018.07.19} (¥7,538) / NEW
  31. -3/ [PS4] FIFA 18 # <SPT> (Electronic Arts) {2017.09.26} (¥8,424)
  32. BACK/ [PS4] Metal Gear Solid V: The Definitive Experience <ADV> (Konami) {2016.11.10} (¥4,298)
  33. -7/ [PS4] Rainbow Six Siege: Advanced Edition <ACT> (Ubisoft) {2018.03.01} (¥6,480)
  34. -3/ [NSW] Arms <FTG> (Nintendo) {2017.06.16} (¥6,458)
  35. 0/ [3DS] Mario Party: The Top 100 <ETC> (Nintendo) {2017.12.28} (¥5,378)
  36. 0/ [PS4] Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.12.03} (¥2,592)
  37. +2/ [PSV] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2018 <SPT> (Konami) {2018.04.26} (¥7,538)
  38. -16/ [PSV] Zanki Zero: Last Beginning <RPG> (Spike Chunsoft) {2018.07.05} (¥7,344)
  39. +4/ [3DS] Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon Double Pack <RPG> (The Pokémon Company) {2017.11.17} (¥10,757)
  40. -2/ [PS4] Earth Defense Force 5 <ACT> (D3 Publisher) {2017.12.07} (¥8,424)
  41. NEW/ [PS4] Sonic Mania Plus <ACT> (Sega Games) {2018.07.19} (¥4,849) / NEW
  42. -2/ [NSW] Little Nightmares Deluxe Edition <ADV> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.06.07} (¥3,456)
  43. -6/ [NSW] Snack World: Trejarers Gold <RPG> (Level-5) {2018.04.12} (¥6,458)
  44. +3/ [NSW] Attack on Titan 2 # <ACT> (Koei Tecmo Games) {2018.03.15} (¥8,424)
  45. +4/ [NSW] Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 for Nintendo Switch <FTG> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2017.09.07} (¥7,344)
  46. -28/ [NSW] Shining Resonance Refrain <RPG> (Sega Games) {2018.07.12} (¥6,469)
  47. -1/ [NSW] Sumikko Gurashi: Sumikko Park e Youkoso <ETC> (Nippon Columbia) {2017.12.07} (¥6,264)
  48. BACK/ [PS4] Persona 5 # <RPG> (Atlus) {2016.09.15} (¥9,504)
  49. NEW/ [NSW] Closed Nightmare <ADV> (Nippon Ichi Software) {2018.07.19} (¥7,538) / NEW
  50. BACK/ [NSW] Snipperclips Plus: Cut It Out, Together! <PZL> (Nintendo) {2017.11.10} (¥3,542)

 

Hardware Sales

  1. Nintendo Switch — 53,745 (50,239), +7% (+14%) / 4,677,980
  2. PlayStation 4 — 20,309 (17,596), +15% (-1%) / 6,910,425
  3. Nintendo 3DS — 11,577 (7,131), +62% (-1%) / 27,168,950
  4. PlayStation Vita — 4,277 (4,112), +4% (+19%) / 5,890,809

 

Grand totals

Total Nintendo titles: 32
Total Sony PlayStation titles: 18
Total home Nintendo titles: 26 / 32
Total portable Nintendo titles: 6 / 32
Total home Sony PlayStation titles: 20 / 18
Total portable Sony PlayStation titles: 3 / 18

1st, Switch — 26
2nd, PS4 — 16
3rd, 3DS — 6
4th, PSVita — 2

 

Brand-new titles (6)

NEW/ [NSW] Taiko no Tatsujin: Nintendo Switch Version!
NEW/ [NSW] Touhou Genso Wanderer Reloaded #
NEW/ [NSW] Sonic Mania Plus
NEW/ [PS4] Closed Nightmare
NEW/ [PS4] Sonic Mania Plus
NEW/ [NSW] Closed Nightmare

1st, Switch — 4
2nd, PS4 — 2

 

Re-charted titles (4)

BACK/ [NSW] Snipperclips Plus: Cut It Out, Together!
BACK/ [PS4] Persona 5
BACK/ [PS4] Metal Gear Solid V: The Definitive Experience
BACK/ [3DS] Mario Kart 7 #

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

 

Out-charted titles (10)

BACK/ [PS4] NieR: Automata
-8/ [PS4] Grand Theft Auto Ⅴ: Premium Online Edition
-11/ [PSV] Fate/Extella Link #
+4/ [PS4] Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition
-15/ [PS4] Super Bomberman R
-11/ [PS4] Dark Souls Remastered
-10/ [PS4] Far Cry 3 Classic Edition
-12/ [NSW] Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana
+13/ [PS4] Monster Hunter: World #
-11/ [PS4] Fate/Extella Link #

1st, PS4 — 8
2nd, Switch — 1
2nd, PSVita — 1

 

Previously released titles (44)

Nintendo Switch: 22 / 26
Nintendo 3DS: 6 / 6
PlayStation 4: 14 / 16
PlayStation Vita: 2 / 2

1st, Switch — 22
2nd, PS4 — 14
3rd, 3DS — 6
4th, PSVita — 2

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [22 / 44] * 100 = SPI 50.00 | last week: [19 / 45] * 100
Nintendo 3DS: [6 / 44] * 100 = SPI 13.64 | last week: [4 / 45] * 100
PlayStation 4: [14 / 44] * 100 = SPI 31.82 | last week: [19 / 45] * 100
PlayStation Vita: [2 / 44] * 100 = SPI 4.55 | last week: [3 / 45] * 100

1st, SwitchSPI 50.00 | last week: SPI 42.22
2nd, PS4SPI 31.82 | last week: SPI 42.22
3rd, 3DSSPI 13.64 | last week: SPI 8.89
4th, PSVitaSPI 4.55 | last week: SPI 6.67

 

Past-years released titles (23)

Nintendo Switch: 11 (11 2017)
Nintendo 3DS: 5 (3 2017, 1 2016, 1 2011)
PlayStation 4: 7 (4 2017, 2 2016, 1 2015)
PlayStation Vita: 0

1st, Switch — 11
2nd, PS4 — 7
3rd, 3DS — 5
4th, PSVita — 0

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [(11 *1)] = ES 11 | last week: [(10 *1)]
Nintendo 3DS: [(3 *1) + (1 *2) + (1 *7)] = ES 12 | last week: [(3 *1) + (1 *2)]
PlayStation 4: [(4 *1) + (2 *2) + (1 *3)] = ES 11 | last week: [(6 *1) + (1 *3)]
PlayStation Vita: [(0 *0)] = ES 0 | last week: [(0 *0)]

1st, 3DSES 12 | last week: ES 5
2nd, SwitchES 11 | last week: ES 10
2nd, PS4ES 11 | last week: ES 9

4th, PSVitaES 0 | last week: ES 0

 

Momentum

Nintendo Switch: (highest) +6/ [NSW] Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 01: Variety Kit > (lowest) -28/ [NSW] Shining Resonance Refrain
Nintendo 3DS: (highest) +19/ [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo > (lowest) -3/ [3DS] Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker
PlayStation 4: (highest) +6/ [PS4] Detroit: Become Human # > (lowest) -13/ [PS4] Zanki Zero: Last Beginning
PlayStation Vita: (highest) +2/ [PSV] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2018 > (lowest) -16/ [PSV] Zanki Zero: Last Beginning

Highest: +19/ [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo
Lowest: -28/ [NSW] Shining Resonance Refrain

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [(-1 + +1 + -2 + -2 + -1 + 0 + 0 + 0 + +1 + +6 + +1 + +2 + -2 + -2 + -3 + -2 + -6 + +3 + +4 + -28 + -1) / 21] = MM -1.52
Nintendo 3DS: [(+1 + -3 + +19 + 0 + +4) / 5] = MM +4.20
PlayStation 4: [(+6 + -9 + -4 + -7 + -5 + +5 + -4 + -13 + -3 + -7 + 0 + -2) / 12] = MM -3.58
PlayStation Vita: [(+2 + -16) / 2] = MM -7.00

1st, 3DSMM +4.20 | last week: MM -1.33 
2nd, SwitchMM -1.52 | last week: MM -3.47 
3rd, PS4MM -3.58 | last week: MM -4.28 
4th, PSVitaMM -7.00 | last week: MM -8.00 

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [(1 *0.50)] = DS 0.50
Nintendo 3DS: [(0 *0.00)] = DS 0.00
PlayStation 4: [(1 *0.25) + (6 *0.50) + (1 *0.75)] = DS 4.00
PlayStation Vita: [(1 *0.50)] = DS 0.50

1st, PS4DS 4.00 | last week: DS 0.50
2nd, SwitchDS 0.50 | last week: DS 1.00
2nd, PSVitaDS 0.50 | last week: DS 1.00
4th, 3DSDS 0.00 | last week: DS 0.75

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [-1.52 – 0.50 + 1 + 6] = MI +4.98 | last week: [-3.47 – 1.00 + 0 + 5]
Nintendo 3DS: [+4.20 – 0.00 + 1 + 6] = MI +11.20 | last week: [-1.33 – 0.75 + 1 + 5]
PlayStation 4: [-3.58 – 4.00 + 2 + 6] = MI +0.42 | last week: [-4.28 – 0.50 + 1 + 5]
PlayStation Vita: [-7.00 – 0.50 + 0 + 6] = MI -1.50 | last week: [-8.00 – 1.00 + 0 + 5]

1st, 3DSMI +11.20 | last week: MI +3.92
2nd, SwitchMI +4.98 | last week: MI +0.53 
3rd, PS4MI +0.42 | last week: MI +1.22
4th, PSVitaMI -1.50 | last week: MI -4.00 

 

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 16, 2018 – July 22, 2018).
Weekly Top 20 Media Create Charts (July 16, 2018 – July 22, 2018).
Observations on Media Create for the Week of July 9, 2018 – July 15, 2018.

 

 

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