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Observations on Media Create for the Week of July 23, 2018 – July 29, 2018

NintendObserverThe days when PlayStation platforms used to be Japanese developers’ preferred publishing hardware seem to be slowly vanishing.

 

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Software Sales

  1. NEW/ [PS4] Mega Man X Legacy Collection 1 + 2 <ACT> (Capcom) {2018.07.26} (¥5,940) – 29,270 / NEW
  2. -1/ [NSW] Taiko no Tatsujin: Nintendo Switch Version! <ACT> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.07.19} (¥6,588) – 28,265 / 98,249
  3. 0/ [NSW] Splatoon 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} (¥6,458) – 20,344 / 2,490,039
  4. +1/ [NSW] Mario Tennis Aces <SPT> (Nintendo) {2018.06.22} (¥6,458) – 18,067 / 265,228
  5. NEW/ [NSW] Mega Man X Legacy Collection 1 + 2 <ACT> (Capcom) {2018.07.26} (¥5,940) – 16,207 / NEW
  6. 0/ [NSW] Minecraft <ADV> (Microsoft) {2018.06.21} (¥3,888) – 16,067 / 154,118
  7. 0/ [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe <RCE> (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥6,458) – 13,887 / 1,654,996
  8. -6/ [NSW] Octopath Traveler <RPG> (Square Enix) {2018.07.13} (¥7,344) – 13,238 / 145,788
  9. -5/ [NSW] Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker <ADV> (Nintendo) {2018.07.13} (¥4,298) – 8,966 / 71,365
  10. NEW/ [PSV] Collar×Malice Unlimited # <ADV> (Idea Factory) {2018.07.26} (¥6,804) – 7,695 / NEW
  11. NEW/ [NSW] Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Hou # <ADV> (Entergram) {2018.07.26} (¥8,618) – 7,631 / NEW
  12. -2/ [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥7,538) – 7,508 / 1,058,399
  13. -2/ [NSW] Kirby Star Allies <ACT> (Nintendo) {2018.03.16} (¥6,458) – 6,620 / 572,791
  14. -6/ [3DS] Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon <RPG> (The Pokémon Company) {2017.11.17} (¥5,378) – 6,569 / 1,682,636
  15. -3/ [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} (¥6,458) – 5,488 / 1,777,621
  16. NEW/ [PS4] The Last of Us Remastered (PlayStation Hits) <ADV> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2018.07.26} (¥2,149) – 5,410 / NEW
  17. NEW/ [PS4] Senran Kagura: Peach Beach Splash (Sunshine Edition) # <ACT> (Marvelous) {2018.07.26} (¥4,298) – 4,535 / NEW
  18. NEW/ [NSW] Mega Man X Legacy Collection <ACT> (Capcom) {2018.07.26} (¥3,564) – 4,246 / NEW
  19. NEW/ [PS4] Disgaea 1 Complete # <SLG> (Nippon Ichi Software) {2018.07.26} (¥7,776) – 4,094 / NEW
  20. NEW/ [NSW] Dragon Quest X: All In One Package (Version 1 – 4) <RPG> (Square Enix) {2018.07.26} (¥5,184) – 4,020 / NEW
  21. -12/ [3DS] Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker <ADV> (Nintendo) {2018.07.13} (¥4,298)
  22. NEW/ [NSW] Mega Man X Legacy Collection 2 <ACT> (Capcom) {2018.07.26} (¥3,564) / NEW
  23. -8/ [NSW] Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 01: Variety Kit <EDU> (Nintendo) {2018.04.20} (¥7,538)
  24. -8/ [NSW] Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze <ACT> (Nintendo) {2018.05.03} (¥6,458)
  25. NEW/ [PS4] Maitetsu: Pure Station # <ADV> (Views) {2018.07.26} (¥7,344) / NEW
  26. -5/ [PS4] Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5+2.5 Remix <RPG> (Square Enix) {2017.03.09} (¥7,344)
  27. NEW/ [PS4] Dragon Quest X: All In One Package (Version 1 – 4) <RPG> (Square Enix) {2018.07.26} (¥5,184) / NEW
  28. NEW/ [PS4] Mega Man X Legacy Collection <ACT> (Capcom) {2018.07.26} (¥3,564) / NEW
  29. NEW/ [PS4] Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End (PlayStation Hits) <ADV> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2018.07.26} (¥2,149) / NEW
  30. -17/ [PS4] Detroit: Become Human # <ADV> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2018.05.25} (¥7,452)
  31. -6/ [NSW] 1-2-Switch <ETC> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥5,378)
  32. NEW/ [NSW] Disgaea 1 Complete # <SLG> (Nippon Ichi Software) {2018.07.26} (¥7,776) / NEW
  33. -14/ [PS4] New Gundam Breaker # <ACT> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.06.21} (¥8,208)
  34. -8/ [NSW] Pokkén Tournament DX <FTG> (The Pokémon Company) {2017.09.22} (¥6,458)
  35. -21/ [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo <ETC> (Nintendo) {2016.11.23} (¥2,916)
  36. -14/ [PS4] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2018 <SPT> (Konami) {2018.04.26} (¥8,618)
  37. -19/ [PS4] The Crew 2 <RCE> (Ubisoft) {2018.06.29} (¥9,072)
  38. -15/ [NSW] FIFA 18 <SPT> (Electronic Arts) {2017.09.29} (¥6,264)
  39. -5/ [NSW] Arms <FTG> (Nintendo) {2017.06.16} (¥6,458)
  40. NEW/ [PS4] Mega Man X Legacy Collection 2 <ACT> (Capcom) {2018.07.26} (¥3,564) / NEW
  41. -8/ [PS4] Rainbow Six Siege: Advanced Edition <ACT> (Ubisoft) {2018.03.01} (¥6,480)
  42. -22/ [3DS] Mario Kart 7 # <RCE> (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} (¥4,937)
  43. NEW/ [NSW] Daitoshokan no Hitsujikai: Library Party # <ADV> (Aria) {2018.07.26} (¥7,344) / NEW
  44. -13/ [PS4] FIFA 18 # <SPT> (Electronic Arts) {2017.09.26} (¥8,424)
  45. -28/ [PS4] Kangokutou Mary Skelter 2 # <RPG> (Compile Heart) {2018.07.12} (¥7,776)
  46. -10/ [PS4] Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.12.03} (¥2,592)
  47. -12/ [3DS] Mario Party: The Top 100 <ETC> (Nintendo) {2017.12.28} (¥5,378)
  48. NEW/ [PS4] Bloodborne (PlayStation Hits) <RPG> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2018.07.26} (¥2,149) / NEW
  49. BACK/ [PS4] Star Wars: Battlefront II # <ACT> (Electronic Arts) {2017.11.14} (¥8,424)
  50. -13/ [PSV] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2018 <SPT> (Konami) {2018.04.26} (¥7,538)

 

Hardware Sales

  1. Nintendo Switch — 48,370 (53,745), -10% (+7%) / 4,726,350
  2. PlayStation 4 — 18,645 (20,309), -8% (+15%) / 6,929,070
  3. Nintendo 3DS — 8,714 (11,577), -25% (+62%) / 27,177,664
  4. PlayStation Vita — 3,414 (4,277), -20% (+4%) / 5,894,223

 

Grand totals

Total Nintendo titles: 28
Total Sony PlayStation titles: 22
Total home Nintendo titles: 23 / 28
Total portable Nintendo titles: 5 / 28
Total home Sony PlayStation titles: 20 / 22
Total portable Sony PlayStation titles: 2 / 22

1st, Switch — 23
2nd, PS4 — 20
3rd, 3DS — 5
4th, PSVita — 2

 

Brand-new titles (18)

NEW/ [PS4] Mega Man X Legacy Collection 1 + 2
NEW/ [NSW] Mega Man X Legacy Collection 1 + 2
NEW/ [PSV] Collar×Malice Unlimited #
NEW/ [NSW] Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Hou #
NEW/ [PS4] The Last of Us Remastered (PlayStation Hits)
NEW/ [PS4] Senran Kagura: Peach Beach Splash (Sunshine Edition) #
NEW/ [NSW] Mega Man X Legacy Collection
NEW/ [PS4] Disgaea 1 Complete #
NEW/ [NSW] Dragon Quest X: All In One Package (Version 1 – 4)
NEW/ [NSW] Mega Man X Legacy Collection 2
NEW/ [PS4] Maitetsu: Pure Station #
NEW/ [PS4] Dragon Quest X: All In One Package (Version 1 – 4)
NEW/ [PS4] Mega Man X Legacy Collection
NEW/ [PS4] Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End (PlayStation Hits)
NEW/ [NSW] Disgaea 1 Complete #
NEW/ [PS4] Mega Man X Legacy Collection 2
NEW/ [NSW] Daitoshokan no Hitsujikai: Library Party #
NEW/ [PS4] Bloodborne (PlayStation Hits)

1st, PS4 — 10
2nd, Switch — 7
3rd, PSVita — 1

 

Re-charted titles (1)

BACK/ [PS4] Star Wars: Battlefront II #

1st, PS4 — 1

 

Out-charted titles (19)

BACK/ [NSW] Snipperclips Plus: Cut It Out, Together!
NEW/ [NSW] Closed Nightmare
BACK/ [PS4] Persona 5 #
-1/ [NSW] Sumikko Gurashi: Sumikko Park e Youkoso
-28/ [NSW] Shining Resonance Refrain
+4/ [NSW] Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 for Nintendo Switch
+3/ [NSW] Attack on Titan 2 #
-6/ [NSW] Snack World: Trejarers Gold
-2/ [NSW] Little Nightmares Deluxe Edition
NEW/ [PS4] Sonic Mania Plus
-2/ [PS4] Earth Defense Force 5
+4/ [3DS] Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon Double Pack
-16/ [PSV] Zanki Zero: Last Beginning
BACK/ [PS4] Metal Gear Solid V: The Definitive Experience
NEW/ [PS4] Closed Nightmare
NEW/ [NSW] Sonic Mania Plus
-13/ [PS4] Zanki Zero: Last Beginning
NEW/ [NSW] Touhou Genso Wanderer Reloaded #
-4/ [PS4] Pro Evolution Soccer 2018

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

 

Previously released titles (32)

Nintendo Switch: 16 / 23
Nintendo 3DS: 5 / 5
PlayStation 4: 10 / 20
PlayStation Vita: 1 / 2

1st, Switch — 16
2nd, PS4 — 10
3rd, 3DS — 5
4th, PSVita — 1

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [16 / 32] * 100 = SPI 50.00 | last week: [22 / 44] * 100
Nintendo 3DS: [5 / 32] * 100 = SPI 15.63 | last week: [6 / 44] * 100
PlayStation 4: [10 / 32] * 100 = SPI 31.25 | last week: [14 / 44] * 100
PlayStation Vita: [1 / 32] * 100 = SPI 3.13 | last week: [2 / 44] * 100

1st, SwitchSPI 50.00 | last week: SPI 50.00 
2nd, PS4SPI 31.25 | last week: SPI 31.82
3rd, 3DSSPI 15.63 | last week: SPI 13.64 
4th, PSVitaSPI 3.13 | last week: SPI 4.55 ⇘

 

Past-years released titles (16)

Nintendo Switch: 8 (8 2017)
Nintendo 3DS: 4 (2 2017, 1 2016, 1 2011)
PlayStation 4: 4 (3 2017, 1 2015)
PlayStation Vita: 0

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

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [(8 *1)] = ES 8 | last week: [(11 *1)]
Nintendo 3DS: [(2 *1) + (1 *2) + (1 *7)] = ES 11 | last week: [(3 *1) + (1 *2) + (1 *7)]
PlayStation 4: [(3 *1) + (1 *3)] = ES 6 | last week: [(4 *1) + (2 *2) + (1 *3)]
PlayStation Vita: [(0 *0)] = ES 0 | last week: [(0 *0)]

1st, 3DSES 11 | last week: ES 12 
2nd, SwitchES 8 | last week: ES 11 
3rd, PS4ES 6 | last week: ES 11 

4th, PSVitaES 0 | last week: ES 0

 

Momentum

Nintendo Switch: (highest) +1/ [NSW] Mario Tennis Aces > (lowest) -15/ [NSW] FIFA 18
Nintendo 3DS: (highest) -6/ [3DS] Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon > (lowest) -22/ [3DS] Mario Kart 7 #
PlayStation 4: (highest) -5/ [PS4] Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5+2.5 Remix > (lowest) -28/ [PS4] Kangokutou Mary Skelter 2 #
PlayStation Vita: (highest) -13/ [PSV] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2018 = (lowest) -13/ [PSV] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2018

Highest: +1/ [NSW] Mario Tennis Aces
Lowest: -28/ [PS4] Kangokutou Mary Skelter 2 #

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [(-1 + 0 + +1 + 0 + 0 + -6 + -5 + -2 + -2 + -3 + -8 + -8 + -6 + -8 + -15 + -5) / 16] = MM -4.25
Nintendo 3DS: [(-6 + -12 + -21 + -22 + -12) / 5] = MM -14.60
PlayStation 4: [(-5 + -17 + -14 + -14 + -19 + -8 + -13 + -28 + -10) / 9] = MM -14.22
PlayStation Vita: [(-13) / 1] = MM -13.00

1st, SwitchMM -4.25 | last week: MM -1.52 
2nd, PSVitaMM -13.00 | last week: MM -7.00 
3rd, PS4MM -14.22 | last week: MM -3.58 
4th, 3DSMM -14.60 | last week: MM +4.20 

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [(1 *0.25) + (5 *0.50) + (1 *0.75) + (3 *1.00)] = DS 6.50
Nintendo 3DS: [(1 *0.50)] = DS 0.50
PlayStation 4: [(2 *0.25) + (3 *0.50) + (2 *1.00)] = DS 4.00
PlayStation Vita: [(1 *0.50)] = DS 0.50

1st, SwitchDS 6.50 | last week: DS 0.50
2nd, PS4DS 4.00 | last week: DS 4.00
3rd, 3DSDS 0.50 | last week: DS 0.00
3rd, PSVitaDS 0.50 | last week: DS 0.50

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [-4.25 – 6.50 + 0 + 18] = MI +7.25 | last week: [-1.52 – 0.50 + 1 + 6]
Nintendo 3DS: [-14.60 – 0.50 + 0 + 18] = MI +2.90 | last week: [+4.20 – 0.00 + 1 + 6]
PlayStation 4: [-14.22 – 4.00 + 1 + 18] = MI +0.78 | last week: [-3.58 – 4.00 + 2 + 6]
PlayStation Vita: [-13.00 – 0.50 + 0 + 18] = MI +4.50 | last week: [-7.00 – 0.50 + 0 + 6]

1st, SwitchMI +7.25 | last week: MI +4.98 
2nd, PSVitaMI +4.50 | last week: MI -1.50 
3rd, 3DSMI +2.90 | last week: MI +11.20
4th, PS4MI +0.78 | last week: MI +0.42

 

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 23, 2018 – July 29, 2018).
Weekly Top 20 Media Create Charts (July 23, 2018 – July 29, 2018).
Observations on Media Create for the Week of July 16, 2018 – July 22, 2018.

 

 

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