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Observations on Media Create for the Week of October 8, 2018 – October 14, 2018

NintendObserverStill over thirty games on Nintendo. At some point I’m gonna have to count that streak too.

 

☆ NintendObs Weekly – Monday, October 15, 2018 – Sunday, October 21, 2018.

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Software Sales

  1. NEW/ [PS4] Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 <ACT> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2018.10.12} (¥8,532) – 228,775 / NEW
  2. -1/ [NSW] Super Mario Party <ETC> (Nintendo) {2018.10.05} (¥6,458) – 63,451 / 206,319
  3. -1/ [PS4] Assassin’s Creed Odyssey # <RPG> (Ubisoft) {2018.10.02} (¥9,072) – 19,037 / 64,204
  4. -2/ [PS4] Warriors Orochi 4 # <ACT> (Koei Tecmo Games) {2018.09.27} (¥8,424) – 13,224 / 138,060
  5. +4/ [NSW] Minecraft <ADV> (Microsoft) {2018.06.21} (¥3,888) – 10,402 / 326,018
  6. +4/ [NSW] Splatoon 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} (¥6,458) – 8,767 / 2,663,744
  7. NEW/ [PS4] Varnir of the Dragon Star: Ecdysis of the Dragon # <RPG> (Compile Heart) {2018.10.11} (¥7,776) – 8,652 / NEW
  8. +3/ [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe <RCE> (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥6,458) – 8,352 / 1,797,018
  9. -3/ [PS4] Spider-Man # <ADV> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2018.09.07} (¥7,452) – 7,590 / 286,668
  10. -5/ [PS4] FIFA 19 # <SPT> (Electronic Arts) {2018.09.25} (¥8,424) – 5,355 / 76,553
  11. +3/ [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥7,538) – 5,091 / 1,134,189
  12. -4/ [PS4] Eiyuu Densetsu: Sen no Kiseki IV – The End of Saga # <RPG> (Nihon Falcom) {2018.09.27} (¥8,424) – 4,768 / 101,961
  13. -1/ [NSW] Dragon Ball FighterZ <FTG> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.09.27} (¥7,344) – 4,496 / 35,885
  14. +4/ [3DS] Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon <RPG> (The Compile Heart) {2017.11.17} (¥5,378) – 4,032 / 1,742,905
  15. +5/ [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} (¥6,458) – 3,504 / 1,828,729
  16. -1/ [NSW] FIFA 19 # <SPT> (Electronic Arts) {2018.09.25} (¥6,264) – 3,382 / 24,820
  17. -4/ [NSW] Warriors Orochi 4 # <ACT> (Koei Tecmo Games) {2018.09.27} (¥8,424) – 3,333 / 34,014
  18. +1/ [NSW] Taiko no Tatsujin: Nintendo Switch Version! <ACT> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.07.19} (¥6,588) – 3,258 / 213,085
  19. -2/ [PS4] Astro Bot: Rescue Mission <ACT> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2018.10.04} (¥5,292) – 3,196 / 8,160
  20. +2/ [NSW] Kirby Star Allies <ACT> (Nintendo) {2018.03.16} (¥6,458) – 2,971 / 629,157
  21. -17/ [NSW] Mega Man 11 # <ACT> (Capcom) {2018.10.04} (¥5,389)
  22. -1/ [NSW] Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 03: Vehicle Kit <EDU> (Nintendo) {2018.09.14} (¥7,538)
  23. -16/ [PS4] Mega Man 11 # <ACT> (Capcom) {2018.10.04} (¥5,389)
  24. -1/ [NSW] Mario Tennis Aces <SPT> (Nintendo) {2018.06.22} (¥6,458)
  25. -1/ [PS4] Pro Evolution Soccer 2019 <SPT> (Konami) {2018.08.30} (¥8,208)
  26. +2/ [NSW] Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker <ADV> (Nintendo) {2018.07.13} (¥4,298)
  27. -11/ [NSW] Sumikko Gurashi: Atsumare! Sumikko Town <ETC> (Nippon Columbia) {2018.10.04} (¥6,264)
  28. -1/ [3DS] WarioWare Gold <ETC> (Nintendo) {2018.08.02} (¥5,378)
  29. NEW/ [PSV] Sengoku Hime 7: Sen’un Tsuranuku Guren no Ishi # <SLG> (SystemSoft Alpha) {2018.10.11} (¥7,344) / NEW
  30. BACK/ [PS4] Star Wars: Battlefront II # <ACT> (Electronic Arts) {2017.11.14} (¥8,424)
  31. +4/ [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2016.11.23} (¥2,916)
  32. +5/ [NSW] Pro Yakyuu Famista Evolution <SPT> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.08.02} (¥6,588)
  33. -1/ [PS4] Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5+2.5 Remix <RPG> (Square Enix) {2017.03.09} (¥7,344)
  34. -8/ [PS4] Conan Exiles <ACT> (Spike Chunsoft) {2018.08.23} (¥7,344)
  35. +4/ [3DS] Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker <ADV> (Nintendo) {2018.07.13} (¥4,298)
  36. +4/ [NSW] Pokkén Tournament DX <FTG> (The Pokémon Company) {2017.09.22} (¥6,458)
  37. NEW/ [PS4] Middle-earth: Shadow of War Definitive Edition <RPG> (Warner Bros. Japan) {2018.10.11} (¥6,458) / NEW
  38. -2/ [NSW] My Hero One’s Justice <FTG> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.08.23} (¥8,208)
  39. +3/ [PS4] Persona 5 (New Price Edition) <RPG> (Atlus) {2018.09.06} (¥5,378)
  40. +4/ [PS4] Rainbow Six Siege: Advanced Edition <ACT> (Ubisoft) {2018.03.01} (¥6,480)
  41. -8/ [PS4] Shadow of the Tomb Raider <ADV> (Square Enix) {2018.09.14} (¥8,618)
  42. -13/ [NSW] The World Ends with You: Final Remix <RPG> (Square Enix) {2018.09.27} (¥5,184)
  43. +7/ [3DS] Mario Kart 7 # <RCE> (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} (¥4,937)
  44. +2/ [NSW] Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 01: Variety Kit <EDU> (Nintendo) {2018.04.20} (¥7,538)
  45. 0/ [3DS] Mario Party: The Top 100 <ETC> (Nintendo) {2017.12.28} (¥5,378)
  46. +2/ [NSW] Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze <ACT> (Nintendo) {2018.05.03} (¥6,458)
  47. BACK/ [NSW] Arms <FTG> (Nintendo) {2017.06.16} (¥6,458)
  48. -1/ [NSW] Octopath Traveler <RPG> (Square Enix) {2018.07.13} (¥7,344)
  49. -6/ [PS4] NBA 2K19 # <SPT> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2018.09.07} (¥8,424)
  50. BACK/ [3DS] Detective Pikachu <ADV> (The Pokémon Company) {2018.03.23} (¥5,378)

 

Hardware Sales

  1. Nintendo Switch — 44,070 (45,762), -4% (+7%) / 5,223,122
  2. PlayStation 4 — 25,472 (14,065), +81% (-31%) / 7,148,045
  3. Nintendo 3DS — 6,946 (7,396), -6% (-1%) / 27,272,957
  4. PlayStation Vita — 2,506 (2,635), -5% (-1%) / 5,923,999

 

Grand totals

Total Nintendo titles: 31
Total Sony PlayStation titles: 19
Total home Nintendo titles: 24 / 31
Total portable Nintendo titles: 7 / 31
Total home Sony PlayStation titles: 18 / 19
Total portable Sony PlayStation titles: 1 / 19

1st, Switch — 24
2nd, PS4 — 18
3rd, 3DS — 7
4th, PSVita — 1

 

Brand-new titles (4)

NEW/ [PS4] Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
NEW/ [PS4] Varnir of the Dragon Star: Ecdysis of the Dragon #
NEW/ [PSV] Sengoku Hime 7: Sen’un Tsuranuku Guren no Ishi #
NEW/ [PS4] Middle-earth: Shadow of War Definitive Edition

1st, PS4 — 3
2nd, PSVita — 1

 

Re-charted titles (3)

BACK/ [3DS] Detective Pikachu
BACK/ [NSW] Arms
BACK/ [PS4] Star Wars: Battlefront II #

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

 

Out-charted titles (7)

-16/ [NSW] Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna – The Golden Country
-13/ [PS4] Steins;Gate Elite #
NEW/ [XBO] Forza Horizon 4 #
-20/ [NSW] Valkyria Chronicles 4
-24/ [PS4] Utawarerumono Zan #
NEW/ [PSV] Wand of Fortune R2 FD: Kimi ni Sasageru Epilogue #
NEW/ [NSW] Work x Work

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

 

Previously released titles (46)

Nintendo Switch: 24 / 24
Nintendo 3DS: 7 / 7
PlayStation 4: 15 / 18
PlayStation Vita: 0 / 1

1st, Switch — 24
2nd, PS4 — 15
3rd, 3DS — 7
4th, PSVita — 0

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [24 / 46] * 100 = SPI 52.17 | last week: [22 / 41] * 100
Nintendo 3DS: [7 / 46] * 100 = SPI 15.22 | last week: [6 / 41] * 100
PlayStation 4: [15 / 46] * 100 = SPI 32.61 | last week: [13 / 41] * 100
PlayStation Vita: [0 / 46] * 100 = SPI 0.00 | last week: [0 / 41] * 100

1st, SwitchSPI 52.17 | last week: SPI 53.66 
2nd, PS4SPI 32.61 | last week: SPI 31.71
3rd, 3DSSPI 15.22 | last week: SPI 14.63 
4th, PSVitaSPI 0.00 | last week: SPI 0.00 ⇒

 

Past-years released titles (12)

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

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

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [(6 *1)] = ES 6 | last week: [(5 *1)]
Nintendo 3DS: [(2 *1) + (1 *2) + (1 *7)] = ES 11 | last week: [(2 *1) + (1 *2) + (1 *7)]
PlayStation 4: [(2 *1)] = ES 2 | last week: [(1 *1)]
PlayStation Vita: [(0 *0)] = ES 0 | last week: [(0 *0)]

1st, 3DSES 11 | last week: ES 11 
2nd, SwitchES 6 | last week: ES 5 
3rd, PS4ES 2 | last week: ES 1 

4th, PSVitaES 0 | last week: ES 0

 

Momentum

Nintendo Switch: (highest) +5/ [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey # > (lowest) -17/ [NSW] Mega Man 11 #
Nintendo 3DS: (highest) +7/ [3DS] Mario Kart 7 # > (lowest) -1/ [3DS] WarioWare Gold
PlayStation 4: (highest) +3/ [PS4] Persona 5 (New Price Edition) > (lowest) -16/ [PS4] Mega Man 11 #
PlayStation Vita: (highest) none = (lowest) none

Highest: +7/ [3DS] Mario Kart 7 #
Lowest: -17/ [NSW] Mega Man 11 #

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [(-1 + +4 + +4 + +3 + +3 + -1 + +5 + -1 + -4 + +1 + +2 + -17 + -1 + -1 + +2 + -11 + +5 + +4 + -2 + -13 + +2 + +2 + -1) / 23] = MM -0.70
Nintendo 3DS: [(+4 + -1 + +4 + +4 + +7 + 0) / 6] = MM +3.00
PlayStation 4: [(-1 + -2 + -3 + -5 + -4 + -2 + -16 + -1 + -1 + -8 + +3 + +4 + -8 + -6) / 14] = MM -3.57
PlayStation Vita: N/A

1st, 3DSMM +3.00 | last week: MM -2.60 
2nd, SwitchMM -0.70 | last week: MM -5.82 
3rd, PS4MM -3.57 | last week: MM -6.46 
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) + (1 *0.75) + (1 *1.00)] = DS 2.25
Nintendo 3DS: [(0 *0.00)] = DS 0.00
PlayStation 4: [(1 *0.50) + (1 *0.75)] = DS 1.25
PlayStation Vita: [(1 *1.00)] = DS 1.00

1st, SwitchDS 2.25 | last week: DS 4.25
2nd, PS4DS 1.25 | last week: DS 2.50
3rd, PSVitaDS 1.00 | last week: DS 2.00
4th, 3DSDS 0.00 | last week: DS 0.00

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [-0.70 – 2.25 + 1 + 4] = MI +2.05 | last week: [-5.82 – 4.25 + 0 + 9]
Nintendo 3DS: [+3.00 – 0.00 + 1 + 4] = MI +8.00 | last week: [-2.60 – 0.00 + 1 + 9]
PlayStation 4: [-3.57 – 1.25 + 1 + 4] = MI +0.18 | last week: [-6.46 – 2.50 + 0 + 9]
PlayStation Vita: N/A | last week: N/A

1st, 3DSMI +8.00 | last week: MI +7.40
2nd, SwitchMI +2.05 | last week: MI -1.07
3rd, PS4MI +0.18 | last week: MI +0.04
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 8, 2018 – October 14, 2018).
Weekly Top 20 Media Create Charts (October 8, 2018 – October 14, 2018).
Observations on Media Create for the Week of October 1, 2018 – October 7, 2018.

 

 

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