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Observations on Media Create for the Week of October 1, 2018 – October 7, 2018

NintendObserverTorna, a DLC, actually stayed in the Japanese charts for a whole three weeks.

 

☆ NintendObs Weekly – Monday, October 8, 2018 – Sunday, October 14, 2018.

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Software Sales

  1. NEW/ [NSW] Super Mario Party <ETC> (Nintendo) {2018.10.05} (¥6,458) – 142,868 / NEW
  2. NEW/ [PS4] Assassin’s Creed Odyssey # <RPG> (Ubisoft) {2018.10.02} (¥9,072) – 45,166 / NEW
  3. -2/ [PS4] Warriors Orochi 4 # <ACT> (Koei Tecmo Games) {2018.09.27} (¥8,424) – 24,005 / 124,836
  4. NEW/ [NSW] Mega Man 11 # <ACT> (Capcom) {2018.10.04} (¥5,389) – 14,650 / NEW
  5. -2/ [PS4] FIFA 19 # <SPT> (Electronic Arts) {2018.09.25} (¥8,424) – 13,426 / 71,197
  6. 0/ [PS4] Spider-Man # <ADV> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2018.09.07} (¥7,452) – 12,276 / 279,078
  7. NEW/ [PS4] Mega Man 11 # <ACT> (Capcom) {2018.10.04} (¥5,389) – 12,052 / NEW
  8. -6/ [PS4] Eiyuu Densetsu: Sen no Kiseki IV – The End of Saga # <RPG> (Nihon Falcom) {2018.09.27} (¥8,424) – 12,032 / 97,193
  9. +1/ [NSW] Minecraft <ADV> (Microsoft) {2018.06.21} (¥3,888) – 11,071 / 315,616
  10. +1/ [NSW] Splatoon 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} (¥6,458) – 10,381 / 2,654,977
  11. +1/ [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe <RCE> (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥6,458) – 9,953 / 1,788,666
  12. -7/ [NSW] Dragon Ball FighterZ <FTG> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.09.27} (¥7,344) – 8,186 / 31,388
  13. -9/ [NSW] Warriors Orochi 4 # <ACT> (Koei Tecmo Games) {2018.09.27} (¥8,424) – 7,022 / 30,682
  14. -1/ [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥7,538) – 5,896 / 1,129,097
  15. -7/ [NSW] FIFA 19 # <SPT> (Electronic Arts) {2018.09.25} (¥6,264) – 5,238 / 21,438
  16. NEW/ [NSW] Sumikko Gurashi: Atsumare! Sumikko Town <ETC> (Nippon Columbia) {2018.10.04} (¥6,264) – 5,221 / NEW
  17. NEW/ [PS4] Astro Bot: Rescue Mission <ACT> Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2018.10.04} (¥5,292) – 4,963 / NEW
  18. -1/ [3DS] Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon <RPG> (The Pokémon Company) {2017.11.17} (¥5,378) – 4,637 / 1,738,872
  19. -3/ [NSW] Taiko no Tatsujin: Nintendo Switch Version! <ACT> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.07.19} (¥6,588) – 4,472 / 209,827
  20. 0/ [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} (¥6,458) – 3,890 / 1,825,226
  21. -2/ [NSW] Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 03: Vehicle Kit <EDU> (Nintendo) {2018.09.14} (¥7,538)
  22. 0/ [NSW] Kirby Star Allies <ACT> (Nintendo) {2018.03.16} (¥6,458)
  23. -5/ [NSW] Mario Tennis Aces <SPT> (Nintendo) {2018.06.22} (¥6,458)
  24. -9/ [PS4] Pro Evolution Soccer 2019 <SPT> (Konami) {2018.08.30} (¥8,208)
  25. NEW/ [NSW] Work x Work <RPG> (FuRyu) {2018.10.04} (¥5,378) / NEW
  26. -5/ [PS4] Conan Exiles <ACT> (Spike Chunsoft) {2018.08.23} (¥7,344)
  27. -2/ [3DS] WarioWare Gold <ETC> (Nintendo) {2018.08.02} (¥5,378)
  28. -4/ [NSW] Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker <ADV> (Nintendo) {2018.07.13} (¥4,298)
  29. -20/ [NSW] The World Ends with You: Final Remix <RPG> (Square Enix) {2018.09.27} (¥5,184)
  30. NEW/ [PSV] Wand of Fortune R2 FD: Kimi ni Sasageru Epilogue # <ADV> (Idea Factory) {2018.10.04} (¥6,804) / NEW
  31. -24/ [PS4] Utawarerumono Zan # <ACT> (Aquaplus) {2018.09.27} (¥8,424)
  32. 0/ [PS4] Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5+2.5 Remix <RPG> (Square Enix) {2017.03.09} (¥7,344)
  33. -10/ [PS4] Shadow of the Tomb Raider <ADV> (Square Enix) {2018.09.14} (¥8,618)
  34. -20/ [NSW] Valkyria Chronicles 4 <SLG> (Sega Games) {2018.09.27} (¥8,089)
  35. -4/ [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2016.11.23} (¥2,916)
  36. -7/ [NSW] My Hero One’s Justice <FTG> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.08.23} (¥8,208)
  37. -11/ [NSW] Pro Yakyuu Famista Evolution <SPT> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.08.02} (¥6,588)
  38. NEW/ [XBO] Forza Horizon 4 # <RCE> (Microsoft) {2018.10.02} (¥7,452) / NEW
  39. -4/ [3DS] Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker <ADV> (Nintendo) {2018.07.13} (¥4,298)
  40. -4/ [NSW] Pokkén Tournament DX <FTG> (The Pokémon Company) {2017.09.22} (¥6,458)
  41. -13/ [PS4] Steins;Gate Elite # <ADV> (5pb.) {2018.09.20} (¥8,424)
  42. -4/ [PS4] Persona 5 (New Price Edition) <RPG> (Atlus) {2018.09.06} (¥5,378)
  43. -6/ [PS4] NBA 2K19 # <SPT> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2018.09.07} (¥8,424)
  44. -3/ [PS4] Rainbow Six Siege: Advanced Edition <ACT> (Ubisoft) {2018.03.01} (¥6,480)
  45. BACK/ [3DS] Mario Party: The Top 100 <ETC> (Nintendo) {2017.12.28} (¥5,378)
  46. -6/ [NSW] Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 01: Variety Kit <EDU> (Nintendo) {2018.04.20} (¥7,538)
  47. -3/ [NSW] Octopath Traveler <RPG> (Square Enix) {2018.07.13} (¥7,344)
  48. -6/ [NSW] Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze <ACT> (Nintendo) {2018.05.03} (¥6,458)
  49. -16/ [NSW] Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna – The Golden Country <RPG> (Nintendo) {2018.09.21} (¥4,298)
  50. -2/ [3DS] Mario Kart 7 # <RCE> (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} (¥4,937)

 

Hardware Sales

  1. Nintendo Switch — 45,762 (42,957), +7% (+14%) / 5,179,052
  2. PlayStation 4 — 14,065 (20,406), -31% (+28%) / 7,122,573
  3. Nintendo 3DS — 7,396 (7,506), -1% (+6%) / 27,266,011
  4. PlayStation Vita — 2,635 (2,675), -1% (-2%) / 5,921,493

 

Grand totals

Total Nintendo titles: 32
Total Sony PlayStation titles: 17
Total home Nintendo titles: 26 / 32
Total portable Nintendo titles: 6 / 32
Total home Sony PlayStation titles: 16 / 17
Total portable Sony PlayStation titles: 1 / 17

1st, Switch — 26
2nd, PS4 — 16
3rd, 3DS — 6
4th, PSVita — 1

 

Brand-new titles (9)

NEW/ [NSW] Super Mario Party
NEW/ [PS4] Assassin’s Creed Odyssey #
NEW/ [NSW] Mega Man 11 #
NEW/ [PS4] Mega Man 11 #
NEW/ [NSW] Sumikko Gurashi: Atsumare! Sumikko Town
NEW/ [PS4] Astro Bot: Rescue Mission
NEW/ [NSW] Work x Work
NEW/ [PSV] Wand of Fortune R2 FD: Kimi ni Sasageru Epilogue #
NEW/ [XBO] Forza Horizon 4 #

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

 

Re-charted titles (1)

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

1st, 3DS — 1

 

Out-charted titles (10)

-2/ [NSW] Arms
NEW/ [PSV] Sanzen Sekai Yuugi: Re Multi Universe Myself
-16/ [NSW] Undertale
-34/ [PS4] F1 2018
NEW/ [PSV] Koshotengai no Hashihime Noma
+4/ [NSW] 1-2-Switch
+1/ [PS4] The Last of Us Remastered (PlayStation Hits)
NEW/ [NSW] Labyrinth of Refrain: Coven of Dusk
-26/ [NSW] Steins;Gate Elite #
NEW/ [PS4] Assetto Corsa Ultimate Edition

1st, Switch — 5
2nd, PS4 — 3
3rd, PSVita — 2

 

Previously released titles (41)

Nintendo Switch: 22 / 26
Nintendo 3DS: 6 / 6
PlayStation 4: 13 / 16
PlayStation Vita: 0 / 1

1st, Switch — 22
2nd, PS4 — 13
3rd, 3DS — 6
4th, PSVita — 0

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [22 / 41] * 100 = SPI 53.66 | last week: [21 / 37] * 100
Nintendo 3DS: [6 / 41] * 100 = SPI 14.63 | last week: [5 / 37] * 100
PlayStation 4: [13 / 41] * 100 = SPI 31.71 | last week: [11 / 37] * 100
PlayStation Vita: [0 / 41] * 100 = SPI 0.00 | last week: [0 / 37] * 100

1st, SwitchSPI 53.66 | last week: SPI 56.76 
2nd, PS4SPI 31.71 | last week: SPI 29.73
3rd, 3DSSPI 14.63 | last week: SPI 13.51 
4th, PSVitaSPI 0.00 | last week: SPI 0.00 ⇒

 

Past-years released titles (10)

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

1st, Switch — 5
2nd, 3DS — 4
3rd, PS4 — 1
4th, PSVita — 0

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [(5 *1)] = ES 5 | last week: [(7 *1)]
Nintendo 3DS: [(2 *1) + (1 *2) + (1 *7)] = ES 11 | last week: [(1 *1) + (1 *2) + (1 *7)]
PlayStation 4: [(1 *1)] = ES 1 | last week: [(1 *1)]
PlayStation Vita: [(0 *0)] = ES 0 | last week: [(0 *0)]

1st, 3DSES 11 | last week: ES 10 
2nd, SwitchES 5 | last week: ES 7 
3rd, PS4ES 1 | last week: ES 1 

4th, PSVitaES 0 | last week: ES 0

 

Momentum

Nintendo Switch: (highest) +1/ [NSW] Minecraft > (lowest) -20/ [NSW] Valkyria Chronicles 4
Nintendo 3DS: (highest) -1/ [3DS] Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon > (lowest) -4/ [3DS] Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker
PlayStation 4: (highest) 0/ [PS4] Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5+2.5 Remix > (lowest) -24/ [PS4] Utawarerumono Zan #
PlayStation Vita: (highest) none = (lowest) none

Highest: +1/ [NSW] Minecraft
Lowest: -24/ [PS4] Utawarerumono Zan #

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [(+1 + +1 + +1 + -7 + -9 + -1 + -7 + -3 + 0 + -2 + 0 + -5 + -4 + -20 + -20 + -7 + -11 + -4 + -6 + -3 + -6 + -16) / 22] = MM -5.82
Nintendo 3DS: [(-1 + -2 + -4 + -4 + -2) / 5] = MM -2.60
PlayStation 4: [(-2 + -2 + 0 + -6 + -9 + -5 + -24 + 0 + -10 + -13 + -4 + -6 + -3) / 13] = MM -6.46
PlayStation Vita: N/A

1st, 3DSMM -2.60 | last week: MM -0.40 
2nd, SwitchMM -5.82 | last week: MM -5.81 
3rd, PS4MM -6.46 | last week: MM -10.55 
4th, PSVitaMM N/A | last week: MM N/A 

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [(3 *0.50) + (1 *0.75) + (2 *1.00)] = DS 4.25
Nintendo 3DS: [(0 *0.00)] = DS 0.00
PlayStation 4: [(1 *0.50) + (2 *1.00)] = DS 2.50
PlayStation Vita: [(2 *1.00)] = DS 2.00

1st, SwitchDS 4.25 | last week: DS 2.50
2nd, PS4DS 2.50 | last week: DS 4.00
3rd, PSVitaDS 2.00 | last week: DS 4.00
4th, 3DSDS 0.00 | last week: DS 0.00

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [-5.82 – 4.25 + 0 + 9] = MI -1.07 | last week: [-5.81 – 2.50 + 0 + 13]
Nintendo 3DS: [-2.60 – 0.00 + 1 + 9] = MI +7.40 | last week: [-0.40 – 0.00 + 0 + 13]
PlayStation 4: [-6.46 – 2.50 + 0 + 9] = MI +0.04 | last week: [-10.55 – 4.00 + 0 + 13]
PlayStation Vita: N/A | last week: N/A

1st, 3DSMI +7.40 | last week: MI +12.60
2nd, PS4MI +0.04 | last week: MI -1.55
3rd, SwitchMI -1.07 | last week: MI +4.69
4th, PSVitaMI N/A | last week: MI N/A

 

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 (October 1, 2018 – October 7, 2018).
Weekly Top 20 Media Create Charts (October 1, 2018 – October 7, 2018).
Observations on Media Create for the Week of September 24, 2018 – September 30, 2018.

 

 

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