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Observations on Media Create for the Week of July 30, 2018 – August 5, 2018

NintendObserverAnd that’s thirty games again on Nintendo. 

 

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Software Sales

  1. NEW/ [3DS] Etrian Odyssey X <RPG> (Atlus) {2018.08.02} (¥6,998) – 71,946 / NEW
  2. NEW/ [NSW] Pro Yakyuu Famista Evolution <SPT> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.08.02} (¥6,588) – 42,846 / NEW
  3. NEW/ [3DS] WarioWare Gold <ETC> (Nintendo) {2018.08.02} (¥5,378) – 31,018 / NEW
  4. -2/ [NSW] Taiko no Tatsujin: Nintendo Switch Version! <ACT> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.07.19} (¥6,588) – 21,642 / 119,891
  5. -2/ [NSW] Splatoon 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} (¥6,458) – 20,989 / 2,511,028
  6. +2/ [NSW] Octopath Traveler <RPG> (Square Enix) {2018.07.13} (¥7,344) – 18,448 / 164,235
  7. 0/ [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe <RCE> (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥6,458) – 15,755 / 1,670,751
  8. -4/ [NSW] Mario Tennis Aces <SPT> (Nintendo) {2018.06.22} (¥6,458) – 15,454 / 280,682
  9. -3/ [NSW] Minecraft <ADV> (Microsoft) {2018.06.21} (¥3,888) – 15,101 / 169,218
  10. NEW/ [PS4] SaGa: Scarlet Grace <RPG> (Square Enix) {2018.08.02} (¥6,264) – 14,971 / NEW
  11. NEW/ [PS4] Friday the 13th: The Game <ACT> (Shichifukujin) {2018.08.02} (¥6,458) – 10,110 / NEW
  12. NEW/ [NSW] SaGa: Scarlet Grace <RPG> (Square Enix) {2018.08.02} (¥6,264) – 9,586 / NEW
  13. NEW/ [PS4] Border Break (Starter Pack) <ACT> (Sega Games) {2018.08.02} (¥5,389) – 8,249 / NEW
  14. -2/ [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥7,538) – 7,940 / 1,066,339
  15. -6/ [NSW] Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker <ADV> (Nintendo) {2018.07.13} (¥4,298) – 7,883 / 79,248
  16. -3/ [NSW] Kirby Star Allies <ACT> (Nintendo) {2018.03.16} (¥6,458) – 7,048 / 579,839
  17. -3/ [3DS] Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon <RPG> (The Pokémon Company) {2017.11.17} (¥5,378) – 6,177 / 1,688,813
  18. -3/ [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} (¥6,458) – 5,177 / 1,782,798
  19. NEW/ [PS4] Monster Hunter: World (Best Price) <ACT> (Capcom) {2018.08.02} (¥5,389) – 4,889 / NEW
  20. -19/ [PS4] Mega Man X Legacy Collection 1 + 2 <ACT> (Capcom) {2018.07.26} (¥5,940) – 4,704 / 33,974
  21. +2/ [NSW] Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 01: Variety Kit <EDU> (Nintendo) {2018.04.20} (¥7,538)
  22. -1/ [3DS] Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker <ADV> (Nintendo) {2018.07.13} (¥4,298)
  23. -7/ [PS4] The Last of Us Remastered (PlayStation Hits) <ADV> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2018.07.26} (¥2,149)
  24. +2/ [PS4] Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5+2.5 Remix <RPG> (Square Enix) {2017.03.09} (¥7,344)
  25. -1/ [NSW] Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze <ACT> (Nintendo) {2018.05.03} (¥6,458)
  26. -21/ [NSW] Mega Man X Legacy Collection 1 + 2 <ACT> (Capcom) {2018.07.26} (¥5,940)
  27. +4/ [NSW] 1-2-Switch <ETC> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥5,378)
  28. +2/ [PS4] Detroit: Become Human # <ADV> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2018.05.25} (¥7,452)
  29. +6/ [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo <ETC> (Nintendo) {2016.11.23} (¥2,916)
  30. -20/ [PSV] Collar×Malice Unlimited # <ADV> (Idea Factory) {2018.07.26} (¥6,804)
  31. +3/ [NSW] Pokkén Tournament DX <FTG> (The Pokémon Company) {2017.09.22} (¥6,458)
  32. -12/ [NSW] Dragon Quest X: All In One Package (Version 1 – 4) <RPG> (Square Enix) {2018.07.26} (¥5,184)
  33. +3/ [PS4] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2018 <SPT> (Konami) {2018.04.26} (¥8,618)
  34. -1/ [PS4] New Gundam Breaker # <ACT> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.06.21} (¥8,208)
  35. NEW/ [NSW] Code of Princess EX <RPG> (Pikii) {2018.08.02} (¥4,320) / NEW
  36. +3/ [NSW] Arms <FTG> (Nintendo) {2017.06.16} (¥6,458)
  37. NEW/ [PSV] Grisaia Phantom Trigger 03 & 04 <ADV> (Prototype) {2018.08.02} (¥4,320) / NEW
  38. +3/ [PS4] Rainbow Six Siege: Advanced Edition <ACT> (Ubisoft) {2018.03.01} (¥6,480)
  39. +8/ [3DS] Mario Party: The Top 100 <ETC> (Nintendo) {2017.12.28} (¥5,378)
  40. +2/ [3DS] Mario Kart 7 # <RCE> (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} (¥4,937)
  41. -4/ [PS4] The Crew 2 <RCE> (Ubisoft) {2018.06.29} (¥9,072)
  42. -15/ [PS4] Dragon Quest X: All In One Package (Version 1 – 4) <RPG> (Square Enix) {2018.07.26} (¥5,184)
  43. -5/ [NSW] FIFA 18 <SPT> (Electronic Arts) {2017.09.29} (¥6,264)
  44. -33/ [NSW] Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Hou # <ADV> (Entergram) {2018.07.26} (¥8,618)
  45. -16/ [PS4] Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End (PlayStation Hits) <ADV> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2018.07.26} (¥2,149)
  46. BACK/ [NSW] Attack on Titan 2 # <ACT> (Koei Tecmo Games) {2018.03.15} (¥8,424)
  47. -1/ [PS4] Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.12.03} (¥2,592)
  48. -4/ [PS4] FIFA 18 # <SPT> (Electronic Arts) {2017.09.26} (¥8,424)
  49. -21/ [PS4] Mega Man X Legacy Collection <ACT> (Capcom) {2018.07.26} (¥3,564)
  50. 0/ [PSV] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2018 <SPT> (Konami) {2018.04.26} (¥7,538)

 

Hardware Sales

  1. Nintendo Switch — 50,799 (48,370), +5% (-10%) / 4,777,149
  2. PlayStation 4 — 19,002 (18,645), +2% (-8%) / 6,948,072
  3. Nintendo 3DS — 12,586 (8,714), +44% (-25%) / 27,190,250
  4. PlayStation Vita — 3,339 (3,414), -2% (-20%) / 5,897,562

 

Grand totals

Total Nintendo titles: 30
Total Sony PlayStation titles: 20
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/ [3DS] Etrian Odyssey X
NEW/ [NSW] Pro Yakyuu Famista Evolution
NEW/ [3DS] WarioWare Gold
NEW/ [PS4] SaGa: Scarlet Grace
NEW/ [PS4] Friday the 13th: The Game
NEW/ [NSW] SaGa: Scarlet Grace
NEW/ [PS4] Border Break (Starter Pack)
NEW/ [PS4] Monster Hunter: World (Best Price)
NEW/ [NSW] Code of Princess EX
NEW/ [PSV] Grisaia Phantom Trigger 03 & 04

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

 

Re-charted titles (1)

BACK/ [NSW] Attack on Titan 2 #

1st, Switch — 1

 

Out-charted titles (11)

BACK/ [PS4] Star Wars: Battlefront II #
NEW/ [PS4] Bloodborne (PlayStation Hits)
-28/ [PS4] Kangokutou Mary Skelter 2 #
NEW/ [NSW] Daitoshokan no Hitsujikai: Library Party #
NEW/ [PS4] Mega Man X Legacy Collection 2
NEW/ [NSW] Disgaea 1 Complete #
NEW/ [PS4] Maitetsu: Pure Station #
NEW/ [NSW] Mega Man X Legacy Collection 2
NEW/ [NSW] Mega Man X Legacy Collection
NEW/ [PS4] Disgaea 1 Complete #
NEW/ [PS4] Senran Kagura: Peach Beach Splash (Sunshine Edition) #

1st, PS4 — 7
2nd, Switch — 4

 

Previously released titles (40)

Nintendo Switch: 20 / 23
Nintendo 3DS: 5 / 7
PlayStation 4: 13 / 17
PlayStation Vita: 2 / 3

1st, Switch — 20
2nd, PS4 — 13
3rd, 3DS — 5
4th, PSVita — 2

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [20 / 40] * 100 = SPI 50.00 | last week: [16 / 32] * 100
Nintendo 3DS: [5 / 40] * 100 = SPI 12.50 | last week: [5 / 32] * 100
PlayStation 4: [13 / 40] * 100 = SPI 32.50 | last week: [10 / 32] * 100
PlayStation Vita: [2 / 40] * 100 = SPI 5.00 | last week: [1 / 32] * 100

1st, SwitchSPI 50.00 | last week: SPI 50.00 
2nd, PS4SPI 32.50 | last week: SPI 31.25
3rd, 3DSSPI 12.50 | last week: SPI 15.63 
4th, PSVitaSPI 5.00 | last week: SPI 3.13 ⇗

 

Past-years released titles (15)

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

1st, Switch — 8
2nd, 3DS — 4
3rd, PS4 — 3
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: [(2 *1) + (1 *3)] = ES 5 | last week: [(3 *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 5 | last week: ES 6 

4th, PSVitaES 0 | last week: ES 0

 

Momentum

Nintendo Switch: (highest) +4/ [NSW] 1-2-Switch > (lowest) -33/ [NSW] Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Hou #
Nintendo 3DS: (highest) +8/ [3DS] Mario Party: The Top 100 > (lowest) -3/ [3DS] Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon
PlayStation 4: (highest) +3/ [PS4] Rainbow Six Siege: Advanced Edition > (lowest) -21/ [PS4] Mega Man X Legacy Collection
PlayStation Vita: (highest) 0/ [PSV] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2018 > (lowest) -20/ [PSV] Collar×Malice Unlimited #

Highest: +8/ [3DS] Mario Party: The Top 100
Lowest: -33/ [NSW] Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Hou #

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [(-2 + -2 + +2 + 0 + -4 + -3 + -2 + -6 + -3 + -3 + +2 + -1 + -21 + +4 + +3 + -12 + +3 + -5 + -33) / 19] = MM -4.37
Nintendo 3DS: [(-3 + -1 + +6 + +8 + +2) / 5] = MM +2.40
PlayStation 4: [(-19 + -7 + +2 + +2 + +3 + -1 + +3 + -4 + -15 + -16 + -1 + -4 + -21) / 13] = MM -6.00
PlayStation Vita: [(-20 + 0) / 2] = MM -10.00

1st, 3DSMM +2.40 | last week: MM -14.60 
2nd, SwitchMM -4.37 | last week: MM -4.25 
3rd, PS4MM -6.00 | last week: MM -14.22 
4th, PSVitaMM -10.00 | last week: MM -13.00 

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [(4 *1.00)] = DS 4.00
Nintendo 3DS: [(0 *0.00)] = DS 0.00
PlayStation 4: [(1 *0.25) + (1 *0.50) + (5 *1.00)] = DS 5.75
PlayStation Vita: [(0 *0.00)] = DS 0.00

1st, PS4DS 5.75 | last week: DS 4.00
2nd, SwitchDS 4.00 | last week: DS 6.50
3rd, 3DSDS 0.00 | last week: DS 0.50
3rd, PSVitaDS 0.00 | last week: DS 0.50

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [-4.37 – 4.00 + 1 + 10] = MI +2.63 | last week: [-4.25 – 6.50 + 0 + 18]
Nintendo 3DS: [+2.40 – 0.00 + 0 + 10] = MI +12.40 | last week: [-14.60 – 0.50 + 0 + 18]
PlayStation 4: [-6.00 – 5.75 + 0 + 10] = MI -1.75 | last week: [-14.22 – 4.00 + 1 + 18]
PlayStation Vita: [-10.00 – 0.00 + 0 + 10] = MI 0.00 | last week: [-13.00 – 0.50 + 0 + 18]

1st, 3DSMI +12.40 | last week: MI +2.90
2nd, SwitchMI +2.63 | last week: MI +7.25 
3rd, PSVitaMI 0.00 | last week: MI +4.50 
4th, PS4MI -1.75 | last week: MI +0.78

 

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 30, 2018 – August 5, 2018).
Weekly Top 20 Media Create Charts (July 30, 2018 – August 5, 2018).
Observations on Media Create for the Week of July 23, 2018 – July 29, 2018.

 

 

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