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Observations on Media Create for the Week of September 17, 2018 – September 23, 2018

NintendObserverSwitch so successful, the only thing worth mentioning is that Spider-Man stayed on top of charts for three weeks.

 

☆ NintendObs Weekly – Monday, September 24, 2018 – Sunday, September 30, 2018.

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Software Sales

  1. 0/ [PS4] Spider-Man # <ADV> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2018.09.07} (¥7,452) – 38,065 / 244,051
  2. NEW/ [PS4] Steins;Gate Elite # <ADV> (5pb.) {2018.09.20} (¥8,424) – 13,433 / NEW
  3. +1/ [NSW] Minecraft <ADV> (Microsoft) {2018.06.21} (¥3,888) – 13,317 / 291,062
  4. NEW/ [NSW] Steins;Gate Elite # <ADV> (5pb.) {2018.09.20} (¥8,424) – 13,305 / NEW
  5. -2/ [NSW] Splatoon 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} (¥6,458) – 13,205 / 2,631,538
  6. 0/ [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe <RCE> (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥6,458) – 10,288 / 1,768,152
  7. -5/ [PS4] Shadow of the Tomb Raider <ADV> (Square Enix) {2018.09.14} (¥8,618) – 8,239 / 40,410
  8. 0/ [PS4] Pro Evolution Soccer 2019 <SPT> (Konami) {2018.08.30} (¥8,208) – 5,945 / 109,640
  9. +3/ [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥7,538) – 5,910 / 1,117,445
  10. -1/ [PS4] Conan Exiles <ACT> (Spike Chunsoft) {2018.08.23} (¥7,344) – 5,822 / 74,579
  11. NEW/ [NSW] Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna – The Golden Country <RPG> (Nintendo) {2018.09.21} (¥4,298) – 5,697 / NEW
  12. NEW/ [PS4] F1 2018 <RCE> (Ubisoft) {2018.09.20} (¥8,618) – 5,517 / NEW
  13. NEW/ [PS4] Atelier: The Alchemist of Arland 1-2-3 DX (Premium Box) <RPG> (Koei Tecmo Games) {2018.09.20} (¥14,904) – 5,341 / NEW
  14. -9/ [NSW] Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 03: Vehicle Kit <EDU> (Nintendo) {2018.09.14} (¥7,538) – 5,266 / 16,926
  15. -4/ [NSW] Taiko no Tatsujin: Nintendo Switch Version! <ACT> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.07.19} (¥6,588) – 5,103 / 200,542
  16. -3/ [NSW] Mario Tennis Aces <SPT> (Nintendo) {2018.06.22} (¥6,458) – 4,892 / 348,492
  17. -3/ [3DS] Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon <RPG> (The Pokémon Company) {2017.11.17} (¥5,378) – 4,467 / 1,729,450
  18. +1/ [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} (¥6,458) – 3,971 / 1,817,116
  19. -1/ [NSW] Kirby Star Allies <ACT> (Nintendo) {2018.03.16} (¥6,458) – 3,732 / 618,914
  20. NEW/ [PSV] Steins;Gate Elite # <ADV> (5pb.) {2018.09.20} (¥8,424) – 3,704 / NEW
  21. -1/ [NSW] Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker <ADV> (Nintendo) {2018.07.13} (¥4,298)
  22. -5/ [3DS] WarioWare Gold <ETC> (Nintendo) {2018.08.02} (¥5,378)
  23. NEW/ [PSV] La Corda d’Oro 3: Another Sky feat. Jinnan / Shiseikan / Amane Gakuen # <SLG> (Koei Tecmo Games) {2018.09.20} (¥8,424) / NEW
  24. NEW/ [NSW] Atelier: The Alchemist of Arland 1-2-3 DX (Premium Box) <RPG> (Koei Tecmo Games) {2018.09.20} (¥14,904) / NEW
  25. +9/ [NSW] Pokkén Tournament DX <FTG> (The Pokémon Company) {2017.09.22} (¥6,458)
  26. -19/ [PS4] NBA 2K19 # <SPT> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2018.09.07} (¥8,424)
  27. -3/ [NSW] Pro Yakyuu Famista Evolution <SPT> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.08.02} (¥6,588)
  28. -3/ [NSW] My Hero One’s Justice <FTG> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.08.23} (¥8,208)
  29. -1/ [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2016.11.23} (¥2,916)
  30. NEW/ [PSV] La Corda d’Oro 3: Ano Natsu no Boku-tachi no Subete BOX <SLG> (Koei Tecmo Games) {2018.09.20} (¥32,400) / NEW
  31. -21/ [NSW] Undertale <RPG> (8-4) {2018.09.15} (¥4,320)
  32. -2/ [PS4] Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5+2.5 Remix <RPG> (Square Enix) {2017.03.09} (¥7,344)
  33. NEW/ [PSV] La Corda d’Oro 3: Full Voice Special # <SLG> (Koei Tecmo Games) {2018.09.20} (¥7,344) / NEW
  34. -11/ [PS4] Persona 5 (New Price Edition) <RPG> (Atlus) {2018.09.06} (¥5,378)
  35. -9/ [NSW] Octopath Traveler <RPG> (Square Enix) {2018.07.13} (¥7,344)
  36. -7/ [3DS] Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker <ADV> (Nintendo) {2018.07.13} (¥4,298)
  37. -21/ [PS4] Anubis Zone of the Enders: Mars # <ACT> (Konami) {2018.09.06} (¥5,378)
  38. -6/ [PS4] Rainbow Six Siege: Advanced Edition <ACT> (Ubisoft) {2018.03.01} (¥6,480)
  39. -5/ [NSW] Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 01: Variety Kit <EDU> (Nintendo) {2018.04.20} (¥7,538)
  40. +5/ [PS4] The Last of Us Remastered (PlayStation Hits) <ADV> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2018.07.26} (¥2,149)
  41. -26/ [PS4] Black Clover: Quartet Knights <ACT> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.09.13} (¥8,208)
  42. -3/ [NSW] Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze <ACT> (Nintendo) {2018.05.03} (¥6,458)
  43. NEW/ [NSW] Nil Admirari no Tenbin: Irodori Nadeshiko # <ADV> (Idea Factory) {2018.09.20} (¥7,344) / NEW
  44. -7/ [NSW] Okami HD # <ADV> (Capcom) {2018.08.09} (¥3,229)
  45. -14/ [PS4] My Hero One’s Justice <FTG> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.08.23} (¥8,208)
  46. -13/ [PS4] Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.12.03} (¥2,592)
  47. -7/ [NSW] 1-2-Switch <ETC> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥5,378)
  48. -5/ [NSW] Arms <FTG> (Nintendo) {2017.06.16} (¥6,458)
  49. -27/ [PS4] Hitman Definitive Edition <ADV> (Warner Bros. Japan) {2018.09.13} (¥6,458)
  50. -8/ [3DS] Mario Kart 7 # <RCE> (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} (¥4,937)

 

Hardware Sales

  1. Nintendo Switch — 37,733 (38,738), -3% (-11%) / 5,090,333
  2. PlayStation 4 — 15,993 (17,016), -6% (-14%) / 7,088,102
  3. Nintendo 3DS — 7,100 (7,291), -3% (-3%) / 27,251,109
  4. PlayStation Vita — 2,718 (1,973), +38% (-16%) / 5,916,183

 

Grand totals

Total Nintendo titles: 29
Total Sony PlayStation titles: 21
Total home Nintendo titles: 24 / 29
Total portable Nintendo titles: 5 / 29
Total home Sony PlayStation titles: 17 / 21
Total portable Sony PlayStation titles: 4 / 21

1st, Switch — 24
2nd, PS4 — 17
3rd, 3DS — 5
4th, PSVita — 4

 

Brand-new titles (11)

NEW/ [PS4] Steins;Gate Elite #
NEW/ [NSW] Steins;Gate Elite #
NEW/ [NSW] Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna – The Golden Country
NEW/ [PS4] F1 2018
NEW/ [PS4] Atelier: The Alchemist of Arland 1-2-3 DX (Premium Box)
NEW/ [PSV] Steins;Gate Elite #
NEW/ [PSV] La Corda d’Oro 3: Another Sky feat. Jinnan / Shiseikan / Amane Gakuen #
NEW/ [NSW] Atelier: The Alchemist of Arland 1-2-3 DX (Premium Box)
NEW/ [PSV] La Corda d’Oro 3: Ano Natsu no Boku-tachi no Subete BOX
NEW/ [PSV] La Corda d’Oro 3: Full Voice Special #
NEW/ [NSW] Nil Admirari no Tenbin: Irodori Nadeshiko #

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

 

Re-charted titles (0)

None.

 

Out-charted titles (11)

-8/ [NSW] Layton’s Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaires’ Conspiracy DX
-2/ [PS4] Detroit: Become Human #
-22/ [PS4] Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker
+1/ [PS4] Monster Hunter: World (Best Price) #
-39/ [PS4] SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy
-16/ [NSW] Little Dragon’s Café
+3/ [NSW] Dragon Quest X: All In One Package (Version 1 – 4)
0/ [PS4] Yakuza 3
-10/ [3DS] Etrian Odyssey X
NEW/ [NSW] NBA 2K19
NEW/ [PSV] NG

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

 

Previously released titles (39)

Nintendo Switch: 20 / 24
Nintendo 3DS: 5 / 5
PlayStation 4: 14 / 17
PlayStation Vita: 0 / 4

1st, Switch — 20
2nd, PS4 — 14
3rd, 3DS — 5
4th, PSVita — 0

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [20 / 39] * 100 = SPI 51.28 | last week: [22 / 43] * 100
Nintendo 3DS: [5 / 39] * 100 = SPI 12.82 | last week: [6 / 43] * 100
PlayStation 4: [14 / 39] * 100 = SPI 35.90 | last week: [15 / 43] * 100
PlayStation Vita: [0 / 39] * 100 = SPI 0.00 | last week: [0 / 43] * 100

1st, SwitchSPI 51.28 | last week: SPI 51.16 
2nd, PS4SPI 35.90 | last week: SPI 34.88
3rd, 3DSSPI 12.82 | last week: SPI 13.95 
4th, PSVitaSPI 0.00 | last week: SPI 0.00 ⇒

 

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) +9/ [NSW] Pokkén Tournament DX > (lowest) -21/ [NSW] Undertale
Nintendo 3DS: (highest) -1/ [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo # > (lowest) -8/ [3DS] Mario Kart 7 #
PlayStation 4: (highest) +5/ [PS4] The Last of Us Remastered (PlayStation Hits) > (lowest) -27/ [PS4] Hitman Definitive Edition
PlayStation Vita: (highest) none = (lowest) none

Highest: +9/ [NSW] Pokkén Tournament DX
Lowest: -27/ [PS4] Hitman Definitive Edition

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [(+1 + -2 + 0 + +3 + -9 + -4 + -3 + +1 + -1 + -1 + +9 + -3 + -3 + -21 + -9 + -5 + -3 + -7 + -7 + -5) / 20] = MM -3.45
Nintendo 3DS: [(-3 + -5 + -1 + -7 + -8) / 5] = MM -4.80
PlayStation 4: [(0 + -5 + 0 + -1 + -19 + -2 + -11 + -21 + -6 + +5 + -26 + -14 + -13 + -27) / 14] = MM -10.00
PlayStation Vita: N/A

1st, SwitchMM -3.45 | last week: MM -2.45 
2nd, 3DSMM -4.80 | last week: MM +0.17 
3rd, PS4MM -10.00 | last week: MM -5.47 
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 *1.00)] = DS 2.50
Nintendo 3DS: [(1 *0.50)] = DS 0.50
PlayStation 4: [(4 *0.50) + (1 *0.75)] = DS 2.75
PlayStation Vita: [(1 *1.00)] = DS 1.00

1st, PS4DS 2.75 | last week: DS 3.00
2nd, SwitchDS 2.50 | last week: DS 2.00
3rd, PSVitaDS 1.00 | last week: DS 0.75
4th, 3DSDS 0.50 | last week: DS 0.00

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [-3.45 – 2.50 + 0 + 11] = MI +5.05 | last week: [-2.45 – 2.00 + 0 + 7]
Nintendo 3DS: [-4.80 – 0.50 + 0 + 11] = MI +5.70 | last week: [+0.17 – 0.00 + 0 + 7]
PlayStation 4: [-10.00 – 2.75 + 0 + 11] = MI -1.75 | last week: [-5.47 – 3.00 + 0 + 7]
PlayStation Vita: N/A | last week: N/A

1st, 3DSMI +5.70 | last week: MI +7.17
2nd, SwitchMI +5.05 | last week: MI +2.55
3rd, PS4MI -1.75 | last week: MI -1.47
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 (September 17, 2018 – September 23, 2018).
Weekly Top 20 Media Create Charts (September 17, 2018 – September 23, 2018).
Observations on Media Create for the Week of September 10, 2018 – September 16, 2018.

 

 

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