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Observations on Media Create for the Week of September 24, 2018 – September 30, 2018

NintendObserverSo the only version of Labyrinth of Refrain that charted in Japan was the one on the Switch.

 

☆ NintendObs Weekly – Monday, October 1, 2018 – Sunday, October 7, 2018. 

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Software Sales

  1. NEW/ [PS4] Warriors Orochi 4 # <ACT> (Koei Tecmo Games) {2018.09.27} (¥8,424) – 100,831 / NEW
  2. NEW/ [PS4] Eiyuu Densetsu: Sen no Kiseki IV – The End of Saga # <RPG> (Nihon Falcom) {2018.09.27} (¥8,424) – 85,161 / NEW
  3. NEW/ [PS4] FIFA 19 # <SPT> (Electronic Arts) {2018.09.25} (¥8,424) – 57,772 / NEW
  4. NEW/ [NSW] Warriors Orochi 4 # <ACT> (Koei Tecmo Games) {2018.09.27} (¥8,424) – 23,660 / NEW
  5. NEW/ [NSW] Dragon Ball FighterZ <FTG> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.09.27} (¥7,344) – 23,202 / NEW
  6. -5/ [PS4] Spider-Man # <ADV> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2018.09.07} (¥7,452) – 22,751 / 266,802
  7. NEW/ [PS4] Utawarerumono Zan # <ACT> (Aquaplus) {2018.09.27} (¥8,424) – 21,316 / NEW
  8. NEW/ [NSW] FIFA 19 # <SPT> (Electronic Arts) {2018.09.25} (¥6,264) – 16,200 / NEW
  9. NEW/ [NSW] The World Ends with You: Final Remix <RPG> (Square Enix) {2018.09.27} (¥5,184) – 14,216 / NEW
  10. -7/ [NSW] Minecraft <ADV> (Microsoft) {2018.06.21} (¥3,888) – 13,483 / 304,544
  11. -6/ [NSW] Splatoon 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} (¥6,458) – 13,059 / 2,644,596
  12. -6/ [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe <RCE> (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥6,458) – 10,561 / 1,778,713
  13. -4/ [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥7,538) – 5,756 / 1,123,201
  14. NEW/ [NSW] Valkyria Chronicles 4 <SLG> (Sega Games) {2018.09.27} (¥8,089) – 5,596 / NEW
  15. -7/ [PS4] Pro Evolution Soccer 2019 <SPT> (Konami) {2018.08.30} (¥8,208) – 5,137 / 114,777
  16. -1/ [NSW] Taiko no Tatsujin: Nintendo Switch Version! <ACT> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.07.19} (¥6,588) – 4,813 / 205,355
  17. 0/ [3DS] Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon <RPG> (The Pokémon Company) {2017.11.17} (¥5,378) – 4,785 / 1,734,235
  18. -2/ [NSW] Mario Tennis Aces <SPT> (Nintendo) {2018.06.22} (¥6,458) – 4,579 / 353,070
  19. -5/ [NSW] Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 03: Vehicle Kit <EDU> (Nintendo) {2018.09.14} (¥7,538) – 4,306 / 21,231
  20. -2/ [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} (¥6,458) – 4,220 / 1,821,336
  21. -11/ [PS4] Conan Exiles <ACT> (Spike Chunsoft) {2018.08.23} (¥7,344)
  22. -3/ [NSW] Kirby Star Allies <ACT> (Nintendo) {2018.03.16} (¥6,458)
  23. -16/ [PS4] Shadow of the Tomb Raider <ADV> (Square Enix) {2018.09.14} (¥8,618)
  24. -3/ [NSW] Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker <ADV> (Nintendo) {2018.07.13} (¥4,298)
  25. -3/ [3DS] WarioWare Gold <ETC> (Nintendo) {2018.08.02} (¥5,378)
  26. +1/ [NSW] Pro Yakyuu Famista Evolution <SPT> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.08.02} (¥6,588)
  27. NEW/ [PS4] Assetto Corsa Ultimate Edition <RCE> (Oizumi Amuzio) {2018.09.27} (¥6,912) / NEW
  28. -26/ [PS4] Steins;Gate Elite # <ADV> (5pb.) {2018.09.20} (¥8,424)
  29. -1/ [NSW] My Hero One’s Justice <FTG> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.08.23} (¥8,208)
  30. -26/ [NSW] Steins;Gate Elite # <ADV> (5pb.) {2018.09.20} (¥8,424)
  31. -2/ [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo # <ETC> (Nintendo) {2016.11.23} (¥2,916)
  32. 0/ [PS4] Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5+2.5 Remix <RPG> (Square Enix) {2017.03.09} (¥7,344)
  33. -22/ [NSW] Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna – The Golden Country <RPG> (Nintendo) {2018.09.21} (¥4,298)
  34. NEW/ [NSW] Labyrinth of Refrain: Coven of Dusk <RPG> (Nippon Ichi Software) {2018.09.27} (¥7,538) / NEW
  35. +1/ [3DS] Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker <ADV> (Nintendo) {2018.07.13} (¥4,298)
  36. -11/ [NSW] Pokkén Tournament DX <FTG> (The Pokémon Company) {2017.09.22} (¥6,458)
  37. -11/ [PS4] NBA 2K19 # <SPT> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2018.09.07} (¥8,424)
  38. -4/ [PS4] Persona 5 (New Price Edition) <RPG> (Atlus) {2018.09.06} (¥5,378)
  39. +1/ [PS4] The Last of Us Remastered (PlayStation Hits) <ADV> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2018.07.26} (¥2,149)
  40. -1/ [NSW] Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 01: Variety Kit <EDU> (Nintendo) {2018.04.20} (¥7,538)
  41. -3/ [PS4] Rainbow Six Siege: Advanced Edition <ACT> (Ubisoft) {2018.03.01} (¥6,480)
  42. 0/ [NSW] Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze <ACT> (Nintendo) {2018.05.03} (¥6,458)
  43. +4/ [NSW] 1-2-Switch <ETC> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥5,378)
  44. -9/ [NSW] Octopath Traveler <RPG> (Square Enix) {2018.07.13} (¥7,344)
  45. NEW/ [PSV] Koshotengai no Hashihime Noma <ADV> (dramatic create) {2018.09.27} (¥7,452) / NEW
  46. -34/ [PS4] F1 2018 <RCE> (Ubisoft) {2018.09.20} (¥8,618)
  47. -16/ [NSW] Undertale <RPG> (8-4) {2018.09.15} (¥4,320)
  48. +2/ [3DS] Mario Kart 7 # <RCE> (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} (¥4,937)
  49. NEW/ [PSV] Sanzen Sekai Yuugi: Re Multi Universe Myself <ADV> (dramatic create) {2018.09.27} (¥7,452) / NEW
  50. -2/ [NSW] Arms <FTG> (Nintendo) {2017.06.16} (¥6,458)

 

Hardware Sales

  1. Nintendo Switch — 42,957 (37,733), +14% (-3%) / 5,133,290
  2. PlayStation 4 — 20,406 (15,993), +28% (-6%) / 7,108,508
  3. Nintendo 3DS — 7,506 (7,100), +6% (-3%) / 27,258,615
  4. PlayStation Vita — 2,675 (2,718), -2% (+38%) / 5,918,858

 

Grand totals

Total Nintendo titles: 32
Total Sony PlayStation titles: 18
Total home Nintendo titles: 27 / 32
Total portable Nintendo titles: 5 / 32
Total home Sony PlayStation titles: 16 / 18
Total portable Sony PlayStation titles: 2 / 18

1st, Switch — 27
2nd, PS4 — 16
3rd, 3DS — 5
4th, PSVita — 2

 

Brand-new titles (13)

NEW/ [PS4] Warriors Orochi 4 #
NEW/ [PS4] Eiyuu Densetsu: Sen no Kiseki IV – The End of Saga #
NEW/ [PS4] FIFA 19 #
NEW/ [NSW] Warriors Orochi 4 #
NEW/ [NSW] Dragon Ball FighterZ
NEW/ [PS4] Utawarerumono Zan #
NEW/ [NSW] FIFA 19 #
NEW/ [NSW] The World Ends with You: Final Remix
NEW/ [NSW] Valkyria Chronicles 4
NEW/ [PS4] Assetto Corsa Ultimate Edition
NEW/ [NSW] Labyrinth of Refrain: Coven of Dusk
NEW/ [PSV] Koshotengai no Hashihime Noma
NEW/ [PSV] Sanzen Sekai Yuugi: Re Multi Universe Myself

1st, Switch — 6
2nd, PS4 — 5
3rd, PSVita — 2

 

Re-charted titles (0)

None.

 

Out-charted titles (13)

-27/ [PS4] Hitman Definitive Edition
-13/ [PS4] Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition
-14/ [PS4] My Hero One’s Justice
-7/ [NSW] Okami HD #
NEW/ [NSW] Nil Admirari no Tenbin: Irodori Nadeshiko #
-26/ [PS4] Black Clover: Quartet Knights
-21/ [PS4] Anubis Zone of the Enders: Mars #
NEW/ [PSV] La Corda d’Oro 3: Full Voice Special #
NEW/ [PSV] La Corda d’Oro 3: Ano Natsu no Boku-tachi no Subete BOX
NEW/ [NSW] Atelier: The Alchemist of Arland 1-2-3 DX (Premium Box)
NEW/ [PSV] La Corda d’Oro 3: Another Sky feat. Jinnan / Shiseikan / Amane Gakuen #
NEW/ [PSV] Steins;Gate Elite #
NEW/ [PS4] Atelier: The Alchemist of Arland 1-2-3 DX (Premium Box)

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

 

Previously released titles (37)

Nintendo Switch: 21 / 27
Nintendo 3DS: 5 / 5
PlayStation 4: 11 / 16
PlayStation Vita: 0 / 2

1st, Switch — 21
2nd, PS4 — 11
3rd, 3DS — 5
4th, PSVita — 0

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [21 / 37] * 100 = SPI 56.76 | last week: [20 / 39] * 100
Nintendo 3DS: [5 / 37] * 100 = SPI 13.51 | last week: [5 / 39] * 100
PlayStation 4: [11 / 37] * 100 = SPI 29.73 | last week: [14 / 39] * 100
PlayStation Vita: [0 / 37] * 100 = SPI 0.00 | last week: [0 / 39] * 100

1st, SwitchSPI 56.76 | last week: SPI 51.28 
2nd, PS4SPI 29.73 | last week: SPI 35.90
3rd, 3DSSPI 13.51 | last week: SPI 12.82 
4th, PSVitaSPI 0.00 | last week: SPI 0.00 ⇒

 

Past-years released titles (11)

Nintendo Switch: 7 (7 2017)
Nintendo 3DS: 3 (1 2017, 1 2016, 1 2011)
PlayStation 4: 1 (1 2017)
PlayStation Vita: 0

1st, Switch — 7
2nd, 3DS — 3
3rd, PS4 — 1
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)] = ES 1 | 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 1 | last week: ES 4 

4th, PSVitaES 0 | last week: ES 0

 

Momentum

Nintendo Switch: (highest) +4/ [NSW] 1-2-Switch > (lowest) -26/ [NSW] Steins;Gate Elite #
Nintendo 3DS: (highest) +2/ [3DS] Mario Kart 7 # > (lowest) -3/ [3DS] WarioWare Gold
PlayStation 4: (highest) +1/ [PS4] The Last of Us Remastered (PlayStation Hits) > (lowest) -34/ [PS4] F1 2018
PlayStation Vita: (highest) none = (lowest) none

Highest: +4/ [NSW] 1-2-Switch
Lowest: -34/ [PS4] F1 2018

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [(-7 + -6 + -6 + -4 + -1 + -2 + -5 + -2 + -3 + -3 + +1 + -1 + -26 + -22 + -11 + -1 + 0 + +4 + -9 + -16 + -2) / 21] = MM -5.81
Nintendo 3DS: [(0 + -3 + -2 + +1 + +2) / 5] = MM -0.40
PlayStation 4: [(-5 + -7 + -11 + -16 + -26 + 0 + -11 + -4 + +1 + -3 + -34) / 11] = MM -10.55
PlayStation Vita: N/A

1st, 3DSMM -0.40 | last week: MM -4.80 
2nd, SwitchMM -5.81 | last week: MM -3.45 
3rd, PS4MM -10.55 | last week: MM -10.00 
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) + (2 *1.00)] = DS 2.50
Nintendo 3DS: [(0 *0.00)] = DS 0.00
PlayStation 4: [(3 *0.50) + (2 *0.75) + (1 *1.00)] = DS 4.00
PlayStation Vita: [(4 *1.00)] = DS 4.00

1st, PS4DS 4.00 | last week: DS 2.75
1st, PSVitaDS 4.00 | last week: DS 1.00
3rd, SwitchDS 2.50 | last week: DS 2.50
4th, 3DSDS 0.00 | last week: DS 0.50

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [-5.81 – 2.50 + 0 + 13] = MI +4.69 | last week: [-3.45 – 2.50 + 0 + 11]
Nintendo 3DS: [-0.40 – 0.00 + 0 + 13] = MI +12.60 | last week: [-4.80 – 0.50 + 0 + 11]
PlayStation 4: [-10.55 – 4.00 + 0 + 13] = MI -1.55 | last week: [-10.00 – 2.75 + 0 + 11]
PlayStation Vita: N/A | last week: N/A

1st, 3DSMI +12.60 | last week: MI +5.70
2nd, SwitchMI +4.69 | last week: MI +5.05
3rd, PS4MI -1.55 | last week: MI -1.75
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 24, 2018 – September 30, 2018).
Weekly Top 20 Media Create Charts (September 24, 2018 – September 30, 2018).
Observations on Media Create for the Week of September 17, 2018 – September 23, 2018.

 

 

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