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Observations on Media Create for the Week of August 20, 2018 – August 26, 2018

NintendObserverJust letting you know, My Hero One’s Justice launched better on Switch than it did on PS4.

 

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Software Sales

  1. NEW/ [PS4] Conan Exiles <ACT> (Spike Chunsoft) {2018.08.23} (¥7,344) – 32,117 / NEW
  2. NEW/ [NSW] My Hero One’s Justice <FTG> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.08.23} (¥8,208) – 24,626 / NEW
  3. -2/ [NSW] Minecraft <ADV> (Microsoft) {2018.06.21} (¥3,888) – 18,234 / 230,404
  4. -2/ [NSW] Splatoon 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} (¥6,458) – 16,036 / 2,572,882
  5. NEW/ [PS4] My Hero One’s Justice <FTG> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.08.23} (¥8,208) – 16,026 / NEW
  6. -2/ [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe <RCE> (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥6,458) – 13,146 / 1,722,038
  7. -4/ [NSW] Taiko no Tatsujin: Nintendo Switch Version! <ACT> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.07.19} (¥6,588) – 10,829 / 172,849
  8. -3/ [3DS] WarioWare Gold <ETC> (Nintendo) {2018.08.02} (¥5,378) – 9,067 / 79,410
  9. -3/ [NSW] Mario Tennis Aces <SPT> (Nintendo) {2018.06.22} (¥6,458) – 8,832 / 324,490
  10. -1/ [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥7,538) – 7,472 / 1,091,794
  11. -3/ [NSW] Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker <ADV> (Nintendo) {2018.07.13} (¥4,298) – 6,463 / 108,698
  12. -5/ [NSW] Pro Yakyuu Famista Evolution <SPT> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.08.02} (¥6,588) – 5,975 / 77,751
  13. -2/ [3DS] Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon <RPG> (The Pokémon Company) {2017.11.17} (¥5,378) – 5,946 / 1,709,657
  14. -4/ [NSW] Kirby Star Allies <ACT> (Nintendo) {2018.03.16} (¥6,458) – 5,372 / 601,576
  15. -2/ [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} (¥6,458) – 4,842 / 1,800,721
  16. -4/ [NSW] Octopath Traveler <RPG> (Square Enix) {2018.07.13} (¥7,344) – 4,611 / 188,238
  17. NEW/ [PSV] Koroshiya to Strawberry # <ADV> (Broccoli) {2018.08.23} (¥6,804) – 4,532 / NEW
  18. -3/ [3DS] Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker <ADV> (Nintendo) {2018.07.13} (¥4,298) – 3,076 / 42,818
  19. -5/ [PS4] Yakuza 3 <ADV> (Sega Games) {2018.08.09} (¥4,309) – 2,800 / 35,600
  20. -4/ [NSW] Layton’s Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaires’ Conspiracy DX <ADV> (Level-5) {2018.08.09} (¥6,458) – 2,345 / 17,150
  21. -3/ [NSW] Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 01: Variety Kit <EDU> (Nintendo) {2018.04.20} (¥7,538)
  22. -3/ [PS4] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2018 <SPT> (Konami) {2018.04.26} (¥8,618)
  23. +2/ [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo <ETC> (Nintendo) {2016.11.23} (¥2,916)
  24. 0/ [NSW] 1-2-Switch <ETC> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥5,378)
  25. +7/ [PS4] Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition <ADV> Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.12.03} (¥2,592)
  26. -5/ [NSW] Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze <ACT> (Nintendo) {2018.05.03} (¥6,458)
  27. -4/ [NSW] Pokkén Tournament DX <FTG> (The Pokémon Company) {2017.09.22} (¥6,458)
  28. -11/ [NSW] Okami HD # <ADV> (Capcom) {2018.08.09} (¥3,229)
  29. +1/ [PS4] The Last of Us Remastered (PlayStation Hits) <ADV> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2018.07.26} (¥2,149)
  30. -2/ [3DS] Etrian Odyssey X <RPG> (Atlus) {2018.08.02} (¥6,998)
  31. -5/ [PS4] Mega Man X Legacy Collection 1 + 2 <ACT> (Capcom) {2018.07.26} (¥5,940)
  32. -10/ [PS4] SaGa: Scarlet Grace <RPG> (Square Enix) {2018.08.02} (¥6,264)
  33. NEW/ [PS4] Saiaku Naru Saiyaku Ningen ni Sasagu <ADV> (Kemco) {2018.08.23} (¥3,600) / NEW
  34. -3/ [PS4] Friday the 13th: The Game <ACT> (Shichifukujin) {2018.08.02} (¥6,458)
  35. +7/ [PS4] Rainbow Six Siege: Advanced Edition <ACT> (Ubisoft) {2018.03.01} (¥6,480)
  36. -7/ [NSW] Arms <FTG> (Nintendo) {2017.06.16} (¥6,458)
  37. -3/ [PS4] Monster Hunter: World (Best Price) <ACT> (Capcom) {2018.08.02} (¥5,389)
  38. -3/ [PS4] Detroit: Become Human # <ADV> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2018.05.25} (¥7,452)
  39. +1/ [PSV] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2018 <SPT> (Konami) {2018.04.26} (¥7,538)
  40. NEW/ [PSV] Floral Flowlove # <ADV> (Entergram) {2018.08.23} (¥6,458) / NEW
  41. BACK/ [PS4] Monster Hunter: World # <ACT> (Capcom) {2018.01.26} (¥9,698)
  42. -15/ [PS4] Bullet Girls Phantasia <ACT> (D3 Publisher) {2018.08.09} (¥8,618)
  43. -23/ [PS4] Fire Pro Wrestling World # <SPT> (Spike Chunsoft) {2018.08.09} (¥6,264)
  44. -8/ [3DS] Mario Kart 7 # <RCE> (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} (¥4,937)
  45. -8/ [PS4] Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5+2.5 Remix <RPG> (Square Enix) {2017.03.09} (¥7,344)
  46. -8/ [NSW] Dragon Quest X: All In One Package (Version 1 – 4) <RPG> (Square Enix) {2018.07.26} (¥5,184)
  47. NEW/ [PS4] Boku to Nurse no Kenshuu Nisshi # <ADV> (Entergram) {2018.08.23} (¥2,678) / NEW
  48. -5/ [NSW] Attack on Titan 2 # <ACT> (Koei Tecmo Games) {2018.03.15} (¥8,424)
  49. -1/ [3DS] Shingeki no Kyojin 2: Mirai no Zahyou <ACT> (Spike Chunsoft) {2017.11.30} (¥6,458)
  50. -5/ [NSW] LEGO The Incredibles <ADV> (Warner Bros. Japan) {2018.08.02} (¥6,458)

 

Hardware Sales

  1. Nintendo Switch — 46,259 (54,647), -15% (+10%) / 4,928,198
  2. PlayStation 4 — 22,838 (25,843), -12% (+17%) / 7,018,779
  3. Nintendo 3DS — 7,797 (11,896), -34% (+9%) / 27,220,853
  4. PlayStation Vita — 2,540 (3,083), -18% (-12%) / 5,906,692

 

Grand totals

Total Nintendo titles: 29
Total Sony PlayStation titles: 21
Total home Nintendo titles: 22 / 29
Total portable Nintendo titles: 7 / 29
Total home Sony PlayStation titles: 18 / 21
Total portable Sony PlayStation titles: 3 / 21

1st, Switch — 22
2nd, PS4 — 18
3rd, 3DS — 7
4th, PSVita — 3

 

Brand-new titles (7)

NEW/ [PS4] Conan Exiles
NEW/ [NSW] My Hero One’s Justice
NEW/ [PS4] My Hero One’s Justice
NEW/ [PSV] Koroshiya to Strawberry #
NEW/ [PS4] Saiaku Naru Saiyaku Ningen ni Sasagu
NEW/ [PSV] Floral Flowlove #
NEW/ [PS4] Boku to Nurse no Kenshuu Nisshi #

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

 

Re-charted titles (1)

BACK/ [PS4] Monster Hunter: World #

1st, PS4 — 1

 

Out-charted titles (8)

-3/ [PS4] Border Break (Starter Pack)
+1/ [PS4] Dragon Quest X: All In One Package (Version 1 – 4)
BACK/ [PS4] Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End (PlayStation Hits)
-27/ [PSV] Bullet Girls Phantasia
-1/ [NSW] Mega Man X Legacy Collection 1 + 2
+4/ [3DS] Mario Party: The Top 100
+1/ [NSW] FIFA 18
-3/ [NSW] SaGa: Scarlet Grace

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

 

Previously released titles (43)

Nintendo Switch: 21 / 22
Nintendo 3DS: 7 / 7
PlayStation 4: 14 / 18
PlayStation Vita: 1 / 3

1st, Switch — 21
2nd, PS4 — 14
3rd, 3DS — 7
4th, PSVita — 1

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [21 / 43] * 100 = SPI 48.84 | last week: [24 / 50] * 100
Nintendo 3DS: [7 / 43] * 100 = SPI 16.28 | last week: [8 / 50] * 100
PlayStation 4: [14 / 43] * 100 = SPI 32.56 | last week: [16 / 50] * 100
PlayStation Vita: [1 / 43] * 100 = SPI 2.33 | last week: [2 / 50] * 100

1st, SwitchSPI 48.84 | last week: SPI 48.00 
2nd, PS4SPI 32.56 | last week: SPI 32.00
3rd, 3DSSPI 16.28 | last week: SPI 16.00 
4th, PSVitaSPI 2.33 | last week: SPI 4.00 ⇘

 

Past-years released titles (13)

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

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

 

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

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

1st, 3DSES 11 | last week: ES 12 
2nd, SwitchES 7 | last week: ES 8 
3rd, PS4ES 4 | last week: ES 4 

4th, PSVitaES 0 | last week: ES 0

 

Momentum

Nintendo Switch: (highest) 0/ [NSW] 1-2-Switch > (lowest) -11/ [NSW] Okami HD #
Nintendo 3DS: (highest) +2/ [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo > (lowest) -8/ [3DS] Mario Kart 7 #
PlayStation 4: (highest) +7/ [PS4] Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition > (lowest) -23/ [PS4] Fire Pro Wrestling World #
PlayStation Vita: (highest) +1/ [PSV] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2018 > (lowest) +1/ [PSV] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2018

Highest: +7/ [PS4] Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition
Lowest: -23/ [PS4] Fire Pro Wrestling World #

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [(-2 + -2 + -2 + -4 + -3 + -1 + -3 + -5 + -4 + -2 + -4 + -4 + -3 + 0 + -5 + -4 + -11 + -7 + -8 + -5 + -5) / 21] = MM -4.00
Nintendo 3DS: [(-3 + -2 + -3 + +2 + -2 + -8 + -1) / 7] = MM -2.43
PlayStation 4: [(-5 + -3 + +7 + +1 + -5 + -10 + -3 + +7 + -3 + -3 + -15 + -23 + -8) / 13] = MM -4.85
PlayStation Vita: [(+1) / 1] = MM +1.00

1st, PSVitaMM +1.00 | last week: MM -9.00 
2nd, 3DSMM -2.43 | last week: MM +2.57 
3rd, SwitchMM -4.00 | last week: MM +3.41 
4th, PS4MM -4.85 | last week: MM -1.29 

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [(3 *0.50)] = DS 1.50
Nintendo 3DS: [(1 *0.50)] = DS 0.50
PlayStation 4: [(1 *0.25) + (2 *0.50)] = DS 1.25
PlayStation Vita: [(1 *0.75)] = DS 0.75

1st, SwitchDS 1.50 | last week: DS 1.00
2nd, PS4DS 1.25 | last week: DS 2.50
3rd, PSVitaDS 0.75 | last week: DS 1.00
4th, 3DSDS 0.50 | last week: DS 0.00

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [-4.00 – 1.50 + 0 + 7] = MI +1.50 | last week: [+3.41 – 1.00 + 2 + 0]
Nintendo 3DS: [-2.43 – 0.50 + 0 + 7] = MI +4.07 | last week: [+2.57 – 0.00 + 1 + 0]
PlayStation 4: [-4.85 – 1.25 + 1 + 7] = MI +1.90 | last week: [-1.29 – 2.50 + 2 + 0]
PlayStation Vita: [+1.00 – 0.75 + 0 + 7] = MI +7.25 | last week: [-9.00 – 1.00 + 0 + 0]

1st, PSVitaMI +7.25 | last week: MI -10.00 
2nd, 3DSMI +4.07 | last week: MI +3.57
3rd, PS4MI +1.90 | last week: MI -1.79
4th, SwitchMI +1.50 | last week: MI +4.41 

 

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 20, 2018 – August 26, 2018).
Weekly Top 20 Media Create Charts (August 20, 2018 – August 26, 2018).
Observations on Media Create for the Week of August 13, 2018 – August 19, 2018.

 

 

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