Observations on Media Create for the Week of August 27, 2018 – September 2, 2018

NintendObserverJust pointing out that Little Dragon’s Café and World End Syndrome — multiplats — sold better on Switch than they did on PS4.

 

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Software Sales

  1. NEW/ [PS4] Pro Evolution Soccer 2019 <SPT> (Konami) {2018.08.30} (¥8,208) – 73,389 / NEW
  2. -1/ [PS4] Conan Exiles <ACT> (Spike Chunsoft) {2018.08.23} (¥7,344) – 20,509 / 52,626
  3. 0/ [NSW] Minecraft <ADV> (Microsoft) {2018.06.21} (¥3,888) – 19,110 / 249,514
  4. 0/ [NSW] Splatoon 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} (¥6,458) – 16,960 / 2,589,842
  5. +1/ [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe <RCE> (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥6,458) – 13,259 / 1,735,297
  6. NEW/ [NSW] Little Dragon’s Café <ADV> (Marvelous) {2018.08.30} (¥6,264) – 11,860 / NEW
  7. NEW/ [PS4] Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker <ACT> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.08.30} (¥7,776) – 10,685 / NEW
  8. -1/ [NSW] Taiko no Tatsujin: Nintendo Switch Version! <ACT> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.07.19} (¥6,588) – 9,766 / 182,614
  9. 0/ [NSW] Mario Tennis Aces <SPT> (Nintendo) {2018.06.22} (¥6,458) – 7,721 / 332,211
  10. -8/ [NSW] My Hero One’s Justice <FTG> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.08.23} (¥8,208) – 7,669 / 32,294
  11. -1/ [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥7,538) – 7,416 / 1,099,210
  12. -4/ [3DS] WarioWare Gold <ETC> (Nintendo) {2018.08.02} (¥5,378) – 6,217 / 85,627
  13. -2/ [NSW] Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker <ADV> (Nintendo) {2018.07.13} (¥4,298) – 5,747 / 114,445
  14. -1/ [3DS] Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon <RPG> (The Pokémon Company) {2017.11.17} (¥5,378) – 5,693 / 1,715,350
  15. NEW/ [PS4] Firewall Zero Hour # <ACT> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2018.08.30} (¥5,292) – 5,468 / NEW
  16. NEW/ [PS4] Little Dragon’s Café <ADV> (Marvelous) {2018.08.30} (¥6,264) – 5,308 / NEW
  17. -3/ [NSW] Kirby Star Allies <ACT> (Nintendo) {2018.03.16} (¥6,458) – 5,203 / 606,779
  18. -13/ [PS4] My Hero One’s Justice <FTG> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.08.23} (¥8,208) – 5,192 / 21,218
  19. NEW/ [PSV] Piofiore no Banshou # <ADV> (Idea Factory) {2018.08.30} (¥6,804) – 5,153 / NEW
  20. -8/ [NSW] Pro Yakyuu Famista Evolution <SPT> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.08.02} (¥6,588) – 4,830 / 82,581
  21. -6/ [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} (¥6,458)
  22. -6/ [NSW] Octopath Traveler <RPG> (Square Enix) {2018.07.13} (¥7,344)
  23. -5/ [3DS] Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker <ADV> (Nintendo) {2018.07.13} (¥4,298)
  24. NEW/ [PS4] Tennis World Tour <SPT> (Oizumi Amuzio) {2018.08.30} (¥8,424) / NEW
  25. +5/ [3DS] Etrian Odyssey X <RPG> (Atlus) {2018.08.02} (¥6,998)
  26. -7/ [PS4] Yakuza 3 <ADV> (Sega Games) {2018.08.09} (¥4,309)
  27. -6/ [NSW] Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 01: Variety Kit <EDU> (Nintendo) {2018.04.20} (¥7,538)
  28. -5/ [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo <ETC> (Nintendo) {2016.11.23} (¥2,916)
  29. -7/ [PS4] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2018 <SPT> (Konami) {2018.04.26} (¥8,618)
  30. -6/ [NSW] 1-2-Switch <ETC> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥5,378)
  31. +14/ [PS4] Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5+2.5 Remix <RPG> (Square Enix) {2017.03.09} (¥7,344)
  32. -12/ [NSW] Layton’s Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaires’ Conspiracy DX <ADV> (Level-5) {201808.09} (¥6,458)
  33. -8/ [PS4] Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.12.03} (¥2,592)
  34. -7/ [NSW] Pokkén Tournament DX <FTG> (The Pokémon Company) {2017.09.22} (¥6,458)
  35. 0/ [PS4] Rainbow Six Siege: Advanced Edition <ACT> (Ubisoft) {2018.03.01} (¥6,480)
  36. -8/ [NSW] Okami HD # <ADV> (Capcom) {2018.08.09} (¥3,229)
  37. -11/ [NSW] Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze <ACT> (Nintendo) {2018.05.03} (¥6,458)
  38. -1/ [PS4] Monster Hunter: World (Best Price) # <ACT> (Capcom) {2018.08.02} (¥5,389)
  39. -3/ [NSW] Arms <FTG> (Nintendo) {2017.06.16} (¥6,458)
  40. -11/ [PS4] The Last of Us Remastered (PlayStation Hits) <ADV> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2018.07.26} (¥2,149)
  41. -10/ [PS4] Mega Man X Legacy Collection 1 + 2 <ACT> (Capcom) {2018.07.26} (¥5,940)
  42. +4/ [NSW] Dragon Quest X: All In One Package (Version 1 – 4) <RPG> (Square Enix) {2018.07.26} (¥5,184)
  43. +7/ [NSW] LEGO The Incredibles <ADV> (Warner Bros. Japan) {2018.08.02} (¥6,458)
  44. -12/ [PS4] SaGa: Scarlet Grace <RPG> (Square Enix) {2018.08.02} (¥6,264)
  45. -7/ [PS4] Detroit: Become Human # <ADV> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2018.05.25} (¥7,452)
  46. -7/ [PSV] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2018 <SPT> (Konami) {2018.04.26} (¥7,538)
  47. NEW/ [NSW] World End Syndrome <ADV> (Arc System Works) {2018.08.30} (¥6,264) / NEW
  48. BACK/ [3DS] Mario Party: The Top 100 <ETC> (Nintendo) {2017.12.28} (¥5,378)
  49. -15/ [PS4] Friday the 13th: The Game <ACT> (Shichifukujin) {2018.08.02} (¥6,458)
  50. NEW/ [PS4] Battlefield 4 (PlayStation Hits) <ACT> (Electronic Arts) {2018.08.30} (¥2,149) / NEW

 

Hardware Sales

  1. Nintendo Switch — 42,151 (46,259), -9% (-15%) / 4,970,349
  2. PlayStation 4 — 16,591 (22,838), -27% (-12%) / 7,035,370
  3. Nintendo 3DS — 8,382 (7,797), +8% (-34%) / 27,229,235
  4. PlayStation Vita — 2,452 (2,540), -3% (-18%) / 5,909,144

 

Grand totals

Total Nintendo titles: 29
Total Sony PlayStation titles: 21
Total home Nintendo titles: 23 / 29
Total portable Nintendo titles: 6 / 29
Total home Sony PlayStation titles: 19 / 21
Total portable Sony PlayStation titles: 2 / 21

1st, Switch — 23
2nd, PS4 — 19
3rd, 3DS — 6
4th, PSVita — 2

 

Brand-new titles (9)

NEW/ [PS4] Pro Evolution Soccer 2019
NEW/ [NSW] Little Dragon’s Café
NEW/ [PS4] Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker
NEW/ [PS4] Firewall Zero Hour #
NEW/ [PS4] Little Dragon’s Café
NEW/ [PSV] Piofiore no Banshou #
NEW/ [PS4] Tennis World Tour
NEW/ [NSW] World End Syndrome
NEW/ [PS4] Battlefield 4 (PlayStation Hits)

1st, PS4 — 6
2nd, Switch — 2
3rd, PSVita — 1

 

Re-charted titles (1)

BACK/ [3DS] Mario Party: The Top 100

1st, 3DS — 1

 

Out-charted titles (10)

-1/ [3DS] Shingeki no Kyojin 2: Mirai no Zahyou
-5/ [NSW] Attack on Titan 2 #
NEW/ [PS4] Boku to Nurse no Kenshuu Nisshi #
-8/ [3DS] Mario Kart 7 #
-23/ [PS4] Fire Pro Wrestling World #
-15/ [PS4] Bullet Girls Phantasia
BACK/ [PS4] Monster Hunter: World #
NEW/ [PSV] Floral Flowlove #
NEW/ [PS4] Saiaku Naru Saiyaku Ningen ni Sasagu
NEW/ [PSV] Koroshiya to Strawberry #

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

 

Previously released titles (41)

Nintendo Switch: 21 / 23
Nintendo 3DS: 6 / 6
PlayStation 4: 13 / 19
PlayStation Vita: 1 / 2

1st, Switch — 21
2nd, PS4 — 13
3rd, 3DS — 6
4th, PSVita — 1

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [21 / 41] * 100 = SPI 51.22 | last week: [21 / 43] * 100
Nintendo 3DS: [6 / 41] * 100 = SPI 14.63 | last week: [7 / 43] * 100
PlayStation 4: [13 / 41] * 100 = SPI 31.71 | last week: [14 / 43] * 100
PlayStation Vita: [1 / 41] * 100 = SPI 2.44 | last week: [1 / 43] * 100

1st, SwitchSPI 51.22 | last week: SPI 48.84 
2nd, PS4SPI 31.71 | last week: SPI 32.56
3rd, 3DSSPI 14.63 | last week: SPI 16.28 
4th, PSVitaSPI 2.44 | last week: SPI 2.33 ⇗

 

Past-years released titles (12)

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

1st, Switch — 7
2nd, 3DS — 3
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: [(7 *1)]
Nintendo 3DS: [(2 *1) + (1 *2)] = ES 4 | last week: [(2 *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, SwitchES 7 | last week: ES 7 
2nd, 3DSES 4 | last week: ES 11 
3rd, PS4ES 4 | last week: ES 4 

4th, PSVitaES 0 | last week: ES 0

 

Momentum

Nintendo Switch: (highest) +7/ [NSW] LEGO The Incredibles > (lowest) -12/ [NSW] Layton’s Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaires’ Conspiracy DX
Nintendo 3DS: (highest) +5/ [3DS] Etrian Odyssey X > (lowest) -5/ [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo
PlayStation 4: (highest) +14/ [PS4] Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5+2.5 Remix > (lowest) -15/ [PS4] Friday the 13th: The Game
PlayStation Vita: (highest) -7/ [PSV] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2018 = (lowest) -7/ [PSV] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2018

Highest: +14/ [PS4] Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5+2.5 Remix
Lowest: -15/ [PS4] Friday the 13th: The Game

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [(0 + 0 + +1 + -1 + 0 + -8 + -1 + -2 + -3 + -8 + -6 + -6 + -6 + -6 + -12 + -7 + -8 + -11 + -3 + +4 + +7) / 21] = MM -3.62
Nintendo 3DS: [(-4 + -1 + -5 + +5 + -5) / 5] = MM -2.00
PlayStation 4: [(-1 + -13 + -7 + -7 + +14 + -8 + 0 + -1 + -11 + -10 + -12 + -7 + -15) / 13] = MM -6.00
PlayStation Vita: [(-7) / 1] = MM -7.00

1st, 3DSMM -2.00 | last week: MM -2.43 
2nd, SwitchMM -3.62 | last week: MM -4.00 
3rd, PS4MM -6.00 | last week: MM -4.85 
4th, PSVitaMM -7.00 | 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 *0.50)] = DS 0.50
Nintendo 3DS: [(2 *0.50)] = DS 1.00
PlayStation 4: [(1 *0.25) + (2 *0.50) + (2 *1.00)] = DS 3.25
PlayStation Vita: [(2 *1.00)] = DS 2.00

1st, PS4DS 3.25 | last week: DS 1.25
2nd, PSVitaDS 2.00 | last week: DS 0.75
3rd, 3DSDS 1.00 | last week: DS 0.50
4th, SwitchDS 0.50 | last week: DS 1.50

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [-3.62 – 0.50 + 0 + 9] = MI +4.88 | last week: [-4.00 – 1.50 + 0 + 7]
Nintendo 3DS: [-2.00 – 1.00 + 1 + 9] = MI +7.00 | last week: [-2.43 – 0.50 + 0 + 7]
PlayStation 4: [-6.00 – 3.25 + 0 + 9] = MI -0.25 | last week: [-4.85 – 1.25 + 1 + 7]
PlayStation Vita: [-7.00 – 2.00 + 0 + 9] = MI 0.00 | last week: [+1.00 – 0.75 + 0 + 7]

1st, 3DSMI +7.00 | last week: MI +4.07
2nd, SwitchMI +4.88 | last week: MI +1.50 
3rd, PSVitaMI 0.00 | last week: MI +7.25 
4th, PS4MI -0.25 | last week: MI +1.90

 

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 27, 2018 – September 2, 2018).
Weekly Top 20 Media Create Charts (August 27, 2018 – September 2, 2018).
Observations on Media Create for the Week of August 20, 2018 – August 26, 2018.

 

 

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