Observations on Media Create for the Week of August 13, 2018 – August 19, 2018

NintendObserver32 games on Nintendo. That’s what the Japanese market looks like when no new titles get released.

 

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Software Sales

  1. +6/ [NSW] Minecraft <ADV> (Microsoft) {2018.06.21} (¥3,888) – 25,948 / 212,170
  2. 0/ [NSW] Splatoon 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} (¥6,458) – 24,188 / 2,556,846
  3. 0/ [NSW] Taiko no Tatsujin: Nintendo Switch Version! <ACT> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.07.19} (¥6,588) – 21,109 / 162,020
  4. +2/ [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe <RCE> (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥6,458) – 20,346 / 1,708,892
  5. 0/ [3DS] WarioWare Gold <ETC> (Nintendo) {2018.08.02} (¥5,378) – 20,142 / 70,344
  6. +2/ [NSW] Mario Tennis Aces <SPT> (Nintendo) {2018.06.22} (¥6,458) – 18,520 / 315,658
  7. +2/ [NSW] Pro Yakyuu Famista Evolution <SPT> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.08.02} (¥6,588) – 13,259 / 71,776
  8. +5/ [NSW] Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker <ADV> (Nintendo) {2018.07.13} (¥4,298) – 12,111 / 102,235
  9. +7/ [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥7,538) – 9,682 / 1,084,321
  10. +7/ [NSW] Kirby Star Allies <ACT> (Nintendo) {2018.03.16} (¥6,458) – 8,707 / 596,203
  11. +7/ [3DS] Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon <RPG> (The Pokémon Company) {2017.11.17} (¥5,378) – 8,447 / 1,703,711
  12. 0/ [NSW] Octopath Traveler <RPG> (Square Enix) {2018.07.13} (¥7,344) – 8,002 / 183,627
  13. +7/ [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} (¥6,458) – 7,066 / 1,795,879
  14. -13/ [PS4] Yakuza 3 <ADV> (Sega Games) {2018.08.09} (¥4,309) – 6,753 / 32,800
  15. +6/ [3DS] Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker <ADV> (Nintendo) {2018.07.13} (¥4,298) – 5,766 / 39,742
  16. -1/ [NSW] Layton’s Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaires’ Conspiracy DX <ADV> (Level-5) {2018.08.09} (¥6,458) – 5,101 / 14,805
  17. -6/ [NSW] Okami HD # <ADV> (Capcom) {2018.08.09} (¥3,229) – 4,758 / 18,848
  18. +4/ [NSW] Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 01: Variety Kit <EDU> (Nintendo) {2018.04.20} (¥7,538) – 4,703 / 222,514
  19. +18/ [PS4] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2018 <SPT> (Konami) {2018.04.26} (¥8,618) – 3,449 / 227,851
  20. -16/ [PS4] Fire Pro Wrestling World # <SPT> (Spike Chunsoft) {2018.08.09} (¥6,264) – 3,326 / 23,544
  21. +8/ [NSW] Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze <ACT> (Nintendo) {2018.05.03} (¥6,458)
  22. +1/ [PS4] SaGa: Scarlet Grace <RPG> (Square Enix) {2018.08.02} (¥6,264)
  23. +13/ [NSW] Pokkén Tournament DX <FTG> (The Pokémon Company) {2017.09.22} (¥6,458)
  24. +7/ [NSW] 1-2-Switch <ETC> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥5,378)
  25. +9/ [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo <ETC> (Nintendo) {2016.11.23} (¥2,916)
  26. -1/ [PS4] Mega Man X Legacy Collection 1 + 2 <ACT> (Capcom) {2018.07.26} (¥5,940)
  27. -17/ [PS4] Bullet Girls Phantasia <ACT> (D3 Publisher) {2018.08.09} (¥8,618)
  28. -14/ [3DS] Etrian Odyssey X <RPG> (Atlus) {2018.08.02} (¥6,998)
  29. +9/ [NSW] Arms <FTG> (Nintendo) {2017.06.16} (¥6,458)
  30. +3/ [PS4] The Last of Us Remastered (PlayStation Hits) <ADV> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2018.07.26} (¥2,149)
  31. -4/ [PS4] Friday the 13th: The Game <ACT> (Shichifukujin) {2018.08.02} (¥6,458)
  32. BACK/ [PS4] Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.12.03} (¥2,592)
  33. -3/ [NSW] SaGa: Scarlet Grace <RPG> (Square Enix) {2018.08.02} (¥6,264)
  34. +12/ [PS4] Monster Hunter: World (Best Price) <ACT> (Capcom) {2018.08.02} (¥5,389)
  35. +4/ [PS4] Detroit: Become Human # <ADV> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2018.05.25} (¥7,452)
  36. +6/ [3DS] Mario Kart 7 # <RCE> (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} (¥4,937)
  37. -2/ [PS4] Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5+2.5 Remix <RPG> (Square Enix) {2017.03.09} (¥7,344)
  38. +6/ [NSW] Dragon Quest X: All In One Package (Version 1 – 4) <RPG> (Square Enix) {2018.07.26} (¥5,184)
  39. +1/ [NSW] FIFA 18 <SPT> (Electronic Arts) {2017.09.29} (¥6,264)
  40. +9/ [PSV] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2018 <SPT> (Konami) {2018.04.26} (¥7,538)
  41. +4/ [3DS] Mario Party: The Top 100 <ETC> (Nintendo) {2017.12.28} (¥5,378)
  42. -1/ [PS4] Rainbow Six Siege: Advanced Edition <ACT> (Ubisoft) {2018.03.01} (¥6,480)
  43. BACK/ [NSW] Attack on Titan 2 # <ACT> (Koei Tecmo Games) {2018.03.15} (¥8,424)
  44. -1/ [NSW] Mega Man X Legacy Collection 1 + 2 <ACT> (Capcom) {2018.07.26} (¥5,940)
  45. BACK/ [NSW] LEGO The Incredibles <ADV> (Warner Bros. Japan) {2018.08.02} (¥6,458)
  46. -27/ [PSV] Bullet Girls Phantasia <ACT> (D3 Publisher) {2018.08.09} (¥7,538)
  47. BACK/ [PS4] Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End (PlayStation Hits) <ADV> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2018.07.26} (¥2,149)
  48. BACK/ [3DS] Shingeki no Kyojin 2: Mirai no Zahyou <ACT> (Spike Chunsoft) {2017.11.30} (¥6,458)
  49. +1/ [PS4] Dragon Quest X: All In One Package (Version 1 – 4) <RPG> (Square Enix) {2018.07.26} (¥5,184)
  50. -3/ [PS4] Border Break (Starter Pack) <ACT> (Sega Games) {2018.08.02} (¥5,389)

 

Hardware Sales

  1. Nintendo Switch — 54,647 (50,143), +10% (-1%) / 4,881,939
  2. PlayStation 4 — 25,843 (22,026), +17% (+16%) / 6,995,941
  3. Nintendo 3DS — 11,896 (10,910), +9% (-13%) / 27,213,056
  4. PlayStation Vita — 3,083 (3,507), -12% (+5%) / 5,904,152

 

Grand totals

Total Nintendo titles: 32
Total Sony PlayStation titles: 18
Total home Nintendo titles: 24 / 32
Total portable Nintendo titles: 8 / 32
Total home Sony PlayStation titles: 16 / 18
Total portable Sony PlayStation titles: 2 / 18

1st, Switch — 24
2nd, PS4 — 16
3rd, 3DS — 8
4th, PSVita — 2

 

Brand-new titles (0)

None. 

 

Re-charted titles (5)

BACK/ [3DS] Shingeki no Kyojin 2: Mirai no Zahyou
BACK/ [PS4] Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End (PlayStation Hits)
BACK/ [NSW] LEGO The Incredibles
BACK/ [NSW] Attack on Titan 2 #
BACK/ [PS4] Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition

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

 

Out-charted titles (5)

-14/ [PS4] New Gundam Breaker #
NEW/ [PS4] Darkest Dungeon
NEW/ [NSW] Jake Hunter Detective Story: Prism of Eyes
NEW/ [PS4] Jake Hunter Detective Story: Prism of Eyes
NEW/ [PSV] CharadeManiacs #

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

 

Previously released titles (50)

Nintendo Switch: 24 / 24
Nintendo 3DS: 8 / 8
PlayStation 4: 16 / 16
PlayStation Vita: 2 / 2

1st, Switch — 24
2nd, PS4 — 16
3rd, 3DS — 8
4th, PSVita — 2

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [24 / 50] * 100 = SPI 48.00 | last week: [20 / 40] * 100
Nintendo 3DS: [8 / 50] * 100 = SPI 16.00 | last week: [7 / 40] * 100
PlayStation 4: [16 / 50] * 100 = SPI 32.00 | last week: [12 / 40] * 100
PlayStation Vita: [2 / 50] * 100 = SPI 4.00 | last week: [1 / 40] * 100

1st, SwitchSPI 48.00 | last week: SPI 50.00 
2nd, PS4SPI 32.00 | last week: SPI 30.00
3rd, 3DSSPI 16.00 | last week: SPI 17.50 
4th, PSVitaSPI 4.00 | last week: SPI 2.50 ⇗

 

Past-years released titles (15)

Nintendo Switch: 8 (8 2017)
Nintendo 3DS: 5 (3 2017, 1 2016, 1 2011)
PlayStation 4: 2 (1 2017, 1 2015)
PlayStation Vita: 0

1st, Switch — 8
2nd, 3DS — 5
3rd, PS4 — 2
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: [(3 *1) + (1 *2) + (1 *7)] = ES 12 | last week: [(2 *1) + (1 *2) + (1 *7)]
PlayStation 4: [(1 *1) + (1 *3)] = ES 4 | last week: [(1 *1)]
PlayStation Vita: [(0 *0)] = ES 0 | last week: [(0 *0)]

1st, 3DSES 12 | last week: ES 11 
2nd, SwitchES 8 | last week: ES 8 
3rd, PS4ES 4 | last week: ES 1 

4th, PSVitaES 0 | last week: ES 0

 

Momentum

Nintendo Switch: (highest) +13/ [NSW] Pokkén Tournament DX > (lowest) -6/ [NSW] Okami HD #
Nintendo 3DS: (highest) +9/ [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo > (lowest) -14/ [3DS] Etrian Odyssey X
PlayStation 4: (highest) +18/ [PS4] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2018 > (lowest) -17/ [PS4] Bullet Girls Phantasia
PlayStation Vita: (highest) +9/ [PSV] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2018 > (lowest) -27/ [PSV] Bullet Girls Phantasia

Highest: +18/ [PS4] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2018
Lowest: -27/ [PSV] Bullet Girls Phantasia

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [(+6 + 0 + 0 + +2 + +2 + +2 + +5 + +7 + +7 + 0 + +7 + -1 + -6 + +4 + +8 + +13 + +7 + +9 + -3 + +6 + +1 + -1) / 22] = MM +3.41
Nintendo 3DS: [(0 + +7 + +6 + +9 + -14 + +6 + +4) / 7] = MM +2.57
PlayStation 4: [(-13 + +18 + -16 + +1 + -1 + -17 + +3 + -4 + +12 + +4 + -2 + -1 + +1 + -3) / 14] = MM -1.29
PlayStation Vita: [(+9 + -27) / 2] = MM -9.00

1st, SwitchMM +3.41 | last week: MM -3.45 
2nd, 3DSMM +2.57 | last week: MM -4.00 
3rd, PS4MM -1.29 | last week: MM -13.00 
4th, PSVitaMM -9.00 | last week: MM +1.00 

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [(1 *1.00)] = DS 1.00
Nintendo 3DS: [(0 *0.00)] = DS 0.00
PlayStation 4: [(1 *0.50) + (2 *1.00)] = DS 2.50
PlayStation Vita: [(1 *1.00)] = DS 1.00

1st, PS4DS 2.50 | last week: DS 3.00
2nd, SwitchDS 1.00 | last week: DS 2.00
2nd, PSVitaDS 1.00 | last week: DS 1.75
4th, 3DSDS 0.00 | last week: DS 0.00

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [+3.41 – 1.00 + 2 + 0] = MI +4.41 | last week: [-3.45 – 2.00 + 0 + 10]
Nintendo 3DS: [+2.57 – 0.00 + 1 + 0] = MI +3.57 | last week: [-4.00 – 0.00 + 0 + 10]
PlayStation 4: [-1.29 – 2.50 + 2 + 0] = MI -1.79 | last week: [-13.00 – 3.00 + 0 + 10]
PlayStation Vita: [-9.00 – 1.00 + 0 + 0] = MI -10.00 | last week: [+1.00 – 1.75 + 0 + 10]

1st, SwitchMI +4.41 | last week: MI +4.55 
2nd, 3DSMI +3.57 | last week: MI +6.00
3rd, PS4MI -1.79 | last week: MI -6.00
4th, PSVitaMI -10.00 | last week: MI +9.25 

 

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 13, 2018 – August 19, 2018).
Weekly Top 20 Media Create Charts (August 13, 2018 – August 19, 2018).
Observations on Media Create for the Week of August 6, 2018 – August 12, 2018.

 

 

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