Observations on Media Create for the Week of September 10, 2018 – September 16, 2018

NintendObserverNot a single game on the Vita stayed in the charts for the first time since I’ve been tracking these numbers.

 

☆ NintendObs Weekly – Monday, September 17, 2018 – Sunday, September 23, 2018.

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Software Sales

  1. 0/ [PS4] Spider-Man # <ADV> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2018.09.07} (¥7,452) – 80,832 / 205,986
  2. NEW/ [PS4] Shadow of the Tomb Raider <ADV> (Square Enix) {2018.09.14} (¥8,618) – 32,172 / NEW
  3. +2/ [NSW] Splatoon 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} (¥6,458) – 14,094 / 2,618,333
  4. 0/ [NSW] Minecraft <ADV> (Microsoft) {2018.06.21} (¥3,888) – 13,479 / 277,745
  5. NEW/ [NSW] Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 03: Vehicle Kit <EDU> (Nintendo) {2018.09.14} (¥7,538) – 11,659 / NEW
  6. 0/ [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe <RCE> (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥6,458) – 10,689 / 1,757,864
  7. +13/ [PS4] NBA 2K19 # <SPT> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2018.09.07} (¥8,424) – 9,536 / 13,215
  8. -6/ [PS4] Pro Evolution Soccer 2019 <SPT> (Konami) {2018.08.30} (¥8,208) – 9,466 / 103,695
  9. -1/ [PS4] Conan Exiles <ACT> (Spike Chunsoft) {2018.08.23} (¥7,344) – 8,528 / 68,757
  10. NEW/ [NSW] Undertale <RPG> (8-4) {2018.09.15} (¥4,320) – 5,990 / NEW
  11. -2/ [NSW] Taiko no Tatsujin: Nintendo Switch Version! <ACT> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.07.19} (¥6,588) – 5,820 / 195,438
  12. -2/ [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥7,538) – 5,809 / 1,111,535
  13. -1/ [NSW] Mario Tennis Aces <SPT> (Nintendo) {2018.06.22} (¥6,458) – 5,193 / 343,600
  14. 0/ [3DS] Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon <RPG> (The Pokémon Company) {2017.11.17} (¥5,378) – 4,830 / 1,724,983
  15. NEW/ [PS4] Black Clover: Quartet Knights <ACT> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.09.13} (¥8,208) – 4,630 / NEW
  16. -13/ [PS4] Anubis Zone of the Enders: Mars # <ACT> (Konami) {2018.09.06} (¥5,378) – 4,503 / 21,816
  17. 0/ [3DS] WarioWare Gold <ETC> (Nintendo) {2018.08.02} (¥5,378) – 4,018 / 93,658
  18. -3/ [NSW] Kirby Star Allies <ACT> (Nintendo) {2018.03.16} (¥6,458) – 3,944 / 615,182
  19. -1/ [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} (¥6,458) – 3,859 / 1,813,146
  20. -4/ [NSW] Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker <ADV> (Nintendo) {2018.07.13} (¥4,298) – 3,569 / 122,376
  21. NEW/ [PSV] NG <ADV> (Experience) {2018.09.13} (¥6,264) / NEW
  22. NEW/ [PS4] Hitman Definitive Edition <ADV> (Warner Bros. Japan) {2018.09.13} (¥6,458) / NEW
  23. -12/ [PS4] Persona 5 (New Price Edition) <RPG> (Atlus) {2018.09.06} (¥5,378)
  24. -3/ [NSW] Pro Yakyuu Famista Evolution <SPT> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.08.02} (¥6,588)
  25. -6/ [NSW] My Hero One’s Justice <FTG> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.08.23} (¥8,208)
  26. -3/ [NSW] Octopath Traveler <RPG> (Square Enix) {2018.07.13} (¥7,344)
  27. NEW/ [NSW] NBA 2K19 <SPT> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2018.09.11} (¥8,424) / NEW
  28. +3/ [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo <ETC> (Nintendo) {2016.11.23} (¥2,916)
  29. 0/ [3DS] Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker <ADV> (Nintendo) {2018.07.13} (¥4,298)
  30. +2/ [PS4] Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5+2.5 Remix <RPG> (Square Enix) {2017.03.09} (¥7,344)
  31. -9/ [PS4] My Hero One’s Justice <FTG> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.08.23} (¥8,208)
  32. +4/ [PS4] Rainbow Six Siege: Advanced Edition <ACT> (Ubisoft) {2018.03.01} (¥6,480)
  33. +6/ [PS4] Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.12.03} (¥2,592)
  34. -4/ [NSW] Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 01: Variety Kit <EDU> (Nintendo) {2018.04.20} (¥7,538)
  35. -10/ [3DS] Etrian Odyssey X <RPG> (Atlus) {2018.08.02} (¥6,998)
  36. +1/ [NSW] Pokkén Tournament DX <FTG> (The Pokémon Company) {2017.09.22} (¥6,458)
  37. -3/ [NSW] Okami HD # <ADV> (Capcom) {2018.08.09} (¥3,229)
  38. 0/ [PS4] Yakuza 3 <ADV> (Sega Games) {2018.08.09} (¥4,309)
  39. +1/ [NSW] Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze <ACT> (Nintendo) {2018.05.03} (¥6,458)
  40. -5/ [NSW] 1-2-Switch <ETC> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥5,378)
  41. +3/ [NSW] Dragon Quest X: All In One Package (Version 1 – 4) <RPG> (Square Enix) {2018.07.26} (¥5,184)
  42. +8/ [3DS] Mario Kart 7 # <RCE> (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} (¥4,937)
  43. 0/ [NSW] Arms <FTG> (Nintendo) {2017.06.16} (¥6,458)
  44. -16/ [NSW] Little Dragon’s Café <ADV> (Marvelous) {2018.08.30} (¥6,264)
  45. -4/ [PS4] The Last of Us Remastered (PlayStation Hits) <ADV> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2018.07.26} (¥2,149)
  46. -39/ [PS4] SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy <FTG> (SNK) {2018.09.06} (¥5,184)
  47. +1/ [PS4] Monster Hunter: World (Best Price) # <ACT> (Capcom) {2018.08.02} (¥5,389)
  48. -22/ [PS4] Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker <ACT> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.08.30} (¥7,776)
  49. -2/ [PS4] Detroit: Become Human # <ADV> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2018.05.25} (¥7,452)
  50. -8/ [NSW] Layton’s Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaires’ Conspiracy DX <ADV> (Level-5) {2018.08.09} (¥6,458)

 

Hardware Sales

  1. Nintendo Switch — 38,738 (43,513), -11% (+3%) / 5,052,600
  2. PlayStation 4 — 17,016 (19,723), -14% (+18%) / 7,072,109
  3. Nintendo 3DS — 7,291 (7,483), -3% (-11%) / 27,244,009
  4. PlayStation Vita — 1,973 (2,348), -16% (-4%) / 5,913,465

 

Grand totals

Total Nintendo titles: 30
Total Sony PlayStation titles: 20
Total home Nintendo titles: 24 / 30
Total portable Nintendo titles: 6 / 30
Total home Sony PlayStation titles: 19 / 20
Total portable Sony PlayStation titles: 1 / 20

1st, Switch — 24
2nd, PS4 — 19
3rd, 3DS — 6
4th, PSVita — 1

 

Brand-new titles (7)

NEW/ [PS4] Shadow of the Tomb Raider
NEW/ [NSW] Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 03: Vehicle Kit
NEW/ [NSW] Undertale
NEW/ [PS4] Black Clover: Quartet Knights
NEW/ [PSV] NG
NEW/ [PS4] Hitman Definitive Edition
NEW/ [NSW] NBA 2K19

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

 

Re-charted titles (0)

None.

 

Out-charted titles (7)

-33/ [PS4] Little Dragon’s Café
NEW/ [NSW] Hakuoki: Shinkai – Fuukaden for Nintendo Switch #
-16/ [PS4] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2018
-14/ [PSV] Piofiore no Banshou #
-12/ [PS4] Firewall Zero Hour #
NEW/ [PS4] 428: Shibuya Scramble
NEW/ [NSW] SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy

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

 

Previously released titles (43)

Nintendo Switch: 22 / 24
Nintendo 3DS: 6 / 6
PlayStation 4: 15 / 19
PlayStation Vita: 0 / 1

1st, Switch — 22
2nd, PS4 — 15
3rd, 3DS — 6
4th, PSVita — 0

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [22 / 43] * 100 = SPI 51.16 | last week: [21 / 42] * 100
Nintendo 3DS: [6 / 43] * 100 = SPI 13.95 | last week: [6 / 42] * 100
PlayStation 4: [15 / 43] * 100 = SPI 34.88 | last week: [14 / 42] * 100
PlayStation Vita: [0 / 43] * 100 = SPI 0.00 | last week: [1 / 42] * 100

1st, SwitchSPI 51.16 | last week: SPI 50.00 
2nd, PS4SPI 34.88 | last week: SPI 33.33
3rd, 3DSSPI 13.95 | last week: SPI 14.29 
4th, PSVitaSPI 0.00 | last week: SPI 2.38 ⇘

 

Past-years released titles (12)

Nintendo Switch: 7 (7 2017)
Nintendo 3DS: 3 (1 2017, 1 2016, 1 2011)
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: [(1 *1) + (1 *2) + (1 *7)] = ES 10 | last week: [(1 *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 10 | last week: ES 10 
2nd, SwitchES 7 | last week: ES 7 
3rd, PS4ES 4 | last week: ES 4 

4th, PSVitaES 0 | last week: ES 0

 

Momentum

Nintendo Switch: (highest) +3/ [NSW] Dragon Quest X: All In One Package (Version 1 – 4) > (lowest) -16/ [NSW] Little Dragon’s Café
Nintendo 3DS: (highest) +8/ [3DS] Mario Kart 7 # > (lowest) -10/ [3DS] Etrian Odyssey X
PlayStation 4: (highest) +13/ [PS4] NBA 2K19 # > (lowest) -39/ [PS4] SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy
PlayStation Vita: (highest) none = (lowest) none

Highest: +13/ [PS4] NBA 2K19 #
Lowest: -39/ [PS4] SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [(+2 + 0 + 0 + -2 + -2 + -1 + -3 + -1 + -4 + -3 + -6 + -3 + -4 + +1 + -3 + +1 + -5 + +3 + 0 + -16 + -8) / 22] = MM -2.45
Nintendo 3DS: [(0 + 0 + +3 + 0 + -10 + +8) / 6] = MM +0.17
PlayStation 4: [(0 + +13 + -6 + -1 + -13 + -12 + +2 + -9 + +4 + +6 + 0 + -4 + -39 + +1 + -22 + -2) / 15] = MM -5.47
PlayStation Vita: N/A

1st, 3DSMM +0.17 | last week: MM -2.80 
2nd, SwitchMM -2.45 | last week: MM -3.10 
3rd, PS4MM -5.47 | last week: MM -8.86 
4th, PSVitaMM N/A | last week: MM -14.00 

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [(2 *1.00)] = DS 2.00
Nintendo 3DS: [(0 *0.00)] = DS 0.00
PlayStation 4: [(1 *0.50) + (2 *0.75) + (1 *1.00)] = DS 3.00
PlayStation Vita: [(1 *0.75)] = DS 0.75

1st, PS4DS 3.00 | last week: DS 3.50
2nd, SwitchDS 2.00 | last week: DS 1.50
3rd, PSVitaDS 0.75 | last week: DS 0.50
4th, 3DSDS 0.00 | last week: DS 0.25

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [-2.45 – 2.00 + 0 + 7] = MI +2.55 | last week: [-3.10 – 1.50 + 0 + 8]
Nintendo 3DS: [+0.17 – 0.00 + 0 + 7] = MI +7.17 | last week: [-2.80 – 0.25 + 1 + 8]
PlayStation 4: [-5.47 – 3.00 + 0 + 7] = MI -1.47 | last week: [-8.86 – 3.50 + 0 + 8]
PlayStation Vita: N/A | last week: [-14.00 – 0.50 + 0 + 8]

1st, 3DSMI +7.17 | last week: MI +5.95
2nd, SwitchMI +2.55 | last week: MI +3.40 
3rd, PS4MI -1.47 | last week: MI -4.36
4th, PSVitaMI N/A | last week: MI -6.50

 

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 (September 10, 2018 – September 16, 2018).
Weekly Top 20 Media Create Charts (September 10, 2018 – September 16, 2018).
Observations on Media Create for the Week of September 3, 2018 – September 9, 2018.

 

 

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