Observations on Media Create for the Week of October 15, 2018 – October 21, 2018

NintendObserverLiterally half the games in here, 25 of them, are on Nintendo Switch.

 

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Software Sales

  1. 0/ [PS4] Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 <ACT> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2018.10.12} (¥8,532) – 92,572 / 321,347
  2. 0/ [NSW] Super Mario Party <ETC> (Nintendo) {2018.10.05} (¥6,458) – 36,381 / 36,381
  3. NEW/ [PS4] Soul Calibur VI <FTG> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.10.18} (¥8,208) – 24,049 / NEW
  4. NEW/ [NSW] Dark Souls Remastered <RPG> (From Software) {2018.10.18} (¥5,184) – 14,646 / NEW
  5. NEW/ [PS4] Crystar <RPG> (FuRyu) {2018.10.18} (¥8,618) – 10,473 / NEW
  6. -3/ [PS4] Assassin’s Creed Odyssey # <RPG> (Ubisoft) {2018.10.02} (¥9,072) – 8,807 / 73,011
  7. -2/ [NSW] Minecraft <ADV> (Microsoft) {2018.06.21} (¥3,888) – 8,325 / 334,343
  8. -2/ [NSW] Splatoon 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} (¥6,458) – 7,293 / 2,671,037
  9. -1/ [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe <RCE> (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥6,458) – 6,774 / 1,803,792
  10. -6/ [PS4] Warriors Orochi 4 # <ACT> (Koei Tecmo Games) {2018.09.27} (¥8,424) – 6,381 / 144,441
  11. NEW/ [NSW] Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy <ACT> (Sega Games) {2018.10.18} (¥5,292) – 5,217 / NEW
  12. -1/ [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥7,538) – 4,442 / 1,138,631
  13. -4/ [PS4] Spider-Man # <ADV> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2018.09.07} (¥7,452) – 4,207 / 290,875
  14. 0/ [3DS] Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon <RPG> (The Pokémon Company) {2017.11.17} (¥5,378) – 3,666 / 1,746,570
  15. -3/ [PS4] Eiyuu Densetsu: Sen no Kiseki IV – The End of Saga # <RPG> (Nihon Falcom) {2018.09.27} (¥8,424) – 3,581 / 105,542
  16. -6/ [PS4] FIFA 19 # <SPT> (Electronic Arts) {2018.09.25} (¥8,424) – 3,086 / 79,638
  17. -2/ [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} (¥6,458) – 2,962 / 1,831,692
  18. -5/ [NSW] Dragon Ball FighterZ <FTG> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.09.27} (¥7,344) – 2,779 / 38,664
  19. -1/ [NSW] Taiko no Tatsujin: Nintendo Switch Version! <ACT> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.07.19} (¥6,588) – 2,535 / 215,620
  20. +2/ [NSW] Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 03: Vehicle Kit <EDU> (Nintendo) {2018.09.14} (¥7,538) – 2,412 / 29,988
  21. -1/ [NSW] Kirby Star Allies <ACT> (Nintendo) {2018.03.16} (¥6,458)
  22. -5/ [NSW] Warriors Orochi 4 # <ACT> (Koei Tecmo Games) {2018.09.27} (¥8,424)
  23. -7/ [NSW] FIFA 19 # <SPT> (Electronic Arts) {2018.09.25} (¥6,264)
  24. 0/ [NSW] Mario Tennis Aces <SPT> (Nintendo) {2018.06.22} (¥6,458)
  25. 0/ [PS4] Pro Evolution Soccer 2019 <SPT> (Konami) {2018.08.30} (¥8,208)
  26. -19/ [PS4] Varnir of the Dragon Star: Ecdysis of the Dragon # <RPG> (Compile Heart) {2018.10.11} (¥7,776)
  27. -8/ [PS4] Astro Bot: Rescue Mission <ACT> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2018.10.04} (¥5,292)
  28. -2/ [NSW] Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker <ADV> (Nintendo) {2018.07.13} (¥4,298)
  29. -1/ [3DS] WarioWare Gold <ETC> (Nintendo) {2018.08.02} (¥5,378)
  30. +1/ [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2016.11.23} (¥2,916)
  31. -10/ [NSW] Mega Man 11 # <ACT> (Capcom) {2018.10.04} (¥5,389)
  32. -5/ [NSW] Sumikko Gurashi: Atsumare! Sumikko Town <ETC> (Nippon Columbia) {2018.10.04} (¥6,264)
  33. +6/ [PS4] Persona 5 (New Price Edition) <RPG> (Atlus) {2018.09.06} (¥5,378)
  34. +1/ [3DS] Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker <ADV> (Nintendo) {2018.07.13} (¥4,298)
  35. -12/ [PS4] Mega Man 11 # <ACT> (Capcom) {2018.10.04} (¥5,389)
  36. -4/ [NSW] Pro Yakyuu Famista Evolution <SPT> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.08.02} (¥6,588)
  37. +4/ [PS4] Shadow of the Tomb Raider <ADV> (Square Enix) {2018.09.14} (¥8,618)
  38. -2/ [NSW] Pokkén Tournament DX <FTG> (The Pokémon Company) {2017.09.22} (¥6,458)
  39. -6/ [PS4] Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5+2.5 Remix <RPG> (Square Enix) {2017.03.09} (¥7,344)
  40. 0/ [PS4] Rainbow Six Siege: Advanced Edition <ACT> (Ubisoft) {2018.03.01} (¥6,480)
  41. +2/ [3DS] Mario Kart 7 # <RCE> (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} (¥4,937)
  42. -5/ [PS4] Middle-earth: Shadow of War Definitive Edition <RPG> (Warner Bros. Japan) {2018.10.11} (¥6,458)
  43. +1/ [NSW] Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 01: Variety Kit <EDU> (Nintendo) {2018.04.20} (¥7,538)
  44. -10/ [PS4] Conan Exiles <ACT> (Spike Chunsoft) {2018.08.23} (¥7,344)
  45. +3/ [NSW] Octopath Traveler <RPG> (Square Enix) {2018.07.13} (¥7,344)
  46. -8/ [NSW] My Hero One’s Justice <FTG> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.08.23} (¥8,208)
  47. -2/ [3DS] Mario Party: The Top 100 <ETC> (Nintendo) {2017.12.28} (¥5,378)
  48. -6/ [NSW] The World Ends with You: Final Remix <RPG> (Square Enix) {2018.09.27} (¥5,184)
  49. -2/ [NSW] Arms <FTG> (Nintendo) {2017.06.16} (¥6,458)
  50. BACK/ [PS4] The Last of Us Remastered (PlayStation Hits) <ADV> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2018.07.26} (¥2,149)

 

Hardware Sales

  1. Nintendo Switch — 42,148 (44,070), -4% (-4%) / 5,265,270
  2. PlayStation 4 — 21,673 (25,472), -15% (+81%) / 7,169,718
  3. Nintendo 3DS — 6,412 (6,946), -8% (-6%) / 27,279,369
  4. PlayStation Vita — 2,247 (2,506), -10% (-5%) / 5,926,246

 

Grand totals

Total Nintendo titles: 31
Total Sony PlayStation titles: 19
Total home Nintendo titles: 25 / 31
Total portable Nintendo titles: 6 / 31
Total home Sony PlayStation titles: 19 / 19
Total portable Sony PlayStation titles: 0 / 19

1st, Switch — 25
2nd, PS4 — 19
3rd, 3DS — 6
4th, PSVita — 0

 

Brand-new titles (4)

NEW/ [PS4] Soul Calibur VI
NEW/ [NSW] Dark Souls Remastered
NEW/ [PS4] Crystar
NEW/ [NSW] Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy

1st, Switch — 2
2nd, PS4 — 2

 

Re-charted titles (1)

BACK/ [PS4] The Last of Us Remastered (PlayStation Hits)

1st, PS4 — 1

 

Out-charted titles (5)

BACK/ [3DS] Detective Pikachu
-6/ [PS4] NBA 2K19 #
+2/ [NSW] Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
BACK/ [PS4] Star Wars: Battlefront II #
NEW/ [PSV] Sengoku Hime 7: Sen’un Tsuranuku Guren no Ishi #

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

 

Previously released titles (46)

Nintendo Switch: 23 / 25
Nintendo 3DS: 6 / 6
PlayStation 4: 17 / 19
PlayStation Vita: 0 / 0

1st, Switch — 23
2nd, PS4 — 17
3rd, 3DS — 6
4th, PSVita — 0

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [23 / 46] * 100 = SPI 50.00 | last week: [24 / 46] * 100
Nintendo 3DS: [6 / 46] * 100 = SPI 13.04 | last week: [7 / 46] * 100
PlayStation 4: [17 / 46] * 100 = SPI 36.96 | last week: [15 / 46] * 100
PlayStation Vita: [0 / 46] * 100 = SPI 0.00 | last week: [0 / 46] * 100

1st, SwitchSPI 50.00 | last week: SPI 52.17 
2nd, PS4SPI 36.96 | last week: SPI 32.61
3rd, 3DSSPI 13.04 | last week: SPI 15.22 
4th, PSVitaSPI 0.00 | last week: SPI 0.00 ⇒

 

Past-years released titles (11)

Nintendo Switch: 6 (6 2017)
Nintendo 3DS: 4 (2 2017, 1 2016, 1 2011)
PlayStation 4: 1 (1 2017)
PlayStation Vita: 0

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

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [(6 *1)] = ES 6 | last week: [(6 *1)]
Nintendo 3DS: [(2 *1) + (1 *2) + (1 *7)] = ES 11 | last week: [(2 *1) + (1 *2) + (1 *7)]
PlayStation 4: [(1 *1)] = ES 1 | last week: [(2 *1)]
PlayStation Vita: [(0 *0)] = ES 0 | last week: [(0 *0)]

1st, 3DSES 11 | last week: ES 11 
2nd, SwitchES 6 | last week: ES 6 
3rd, PS4ES 1 | last week: ES 2 

4th, PSVitaES 0 | last week: ES 0

 

Momentum

Nintendo Switch: (highest) +3/ [NSW] Octopath Traveler > (lowest) -10/ [NSW] Mega Man 11 #
Nintendo 3DS: (highest) +2/ [3DS] Mario Kart 7 # > (lowest) -2/ [3DS] Mario Party: The Top 100
PlayStation 4: (highest) +6/ [PS4] Persona 5 (New Price Edition) > (lowest) -19/ [PS4] Varnir of the Dragon Star: Ecdysis of the Dragon #
PlayStation Vita: (highest) none = (lowest) none

Highest: +6/ [PS4] Persona 5 (New Price Edition)
Lowest: -19/ [PS4] Varnir of the Dragon Star: Ecdysis of the Dragon #

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [(0 + -2 + -2 + -1 + -1 + -2 + -5 + -1 + +2 + -1 + -5 + -7 + 0 + -2 + -10 + -5 + -4 + -2 + +1 + +3 + -8 + -6 + -2) / 23] = MM -2.61
Nintendo 3DS: [(0 + -1 + +1 + +1 + +2 + -2) / 6] = MM +0.17
PlayStation 4: [(0 + -3 + -6 + -4 + -3 + -6 + 0 + -19 + -8 + +6 + -12 + +4 + -6 + 0 + -5 + -10) / 16] = MM -4.50
PlayStation Vita: N/A

1st, 3DSMM +0.17 | last week: MM +3.00 
2nd, SwitchMM -2.61 | last week: MM -0.70 
3rd, PS4MM -4.50 | last week: MM -3.57 
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: [(1 *0.50)] = DS 0.50
Nintendo 3DS: [(1 *0.25)] = DS 0.25
PlayStation 4: [(1 *0.25) + (1 *0.50)] = DS 0.75
PlayStation Vita: [(1 *1.00)] = DS 1.00

1st, PSVitaDS 1.00 | last week: DS 1.00
2nd, PS4DS 0.75 | last week: DS 1.25
3rd, SwitchDS 0.50 | last week: DS 2.25
4th, 3DSDS 0.25 | last week: DS 0.00

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [-2.61 – 0.50 + 0 + 4] = MI +0.89 | last week: [-0.70 – 2.25 + 1 + 4]
Nintendo 3DS: [+0.17 – 0.25 + 0 + 4] = MI +3.92 | last week: [+3.00 – 0.00 + 1 + 4]
PlayStation 4: [-4.50 – 0.75 + 1 + 4] = MI -0.25 | last week: [-3.57 – 1.25 + 1 + 4]
PlayStation Vita: N/A | last week: N/A

1st, 3DSMI +3.92 | last week: MI +8.00
2nd, SwitchMI +0.89 | last week: MI +2.05
3rd, PS4MI -0.25 | last week: MI +0.18
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 15, 2018 – October 21, 2018).
Weekly Top 20 Media Create Charts (October 15, 2018 – October 21, 2018).
Observations on Media Create for the Week of October 8, 2018 – October 14, 2018.

 

 

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