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Observations on Media Create for the Week of September 3, 2018 – September 9, 2018

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Software Sales

  1. NEW/ [PS4] Spider-Man # <ADV> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2018.09.07} (¥7,452) – 125,154 / NEW
  2. -1/ [PS4] Pro Evolution Soccer 2019 <SPT> (Konami) {2018.08.30} (¥8,208) – 20,840 / 94,229
  3. NEW/ [PS4] Anubis Zone of the Enders: Mars # <ACT> (Konami) {2018.09.06} (¥5,378) – 17,313 / NEW
  4. -1/ [NSW] Minecraft <ADV> (Microsoft) {2018.06.21} (¥3,888) – 14,752 / 264,266
  5. -1/ [NSW] Splatoon 2 # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} (¥6,458) – 14,398 / 2,604,239
  6. -1/ [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe <RCE> (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥6,458) – 11,877 / 1,747,174
  7. NEW/ [PS4] SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy <FTG> (SNK) {2018.09.06} (¥5,184) – 10,018 / NEW
  8. -6/ [PS4] Conan Exiles <ACT> (Spike Chunsoft) {2018.08.23} (¥7,344) – 7,604 / 60,229
  9. -1/ [NSW] Taiko no Tatsujin: Nintendo Switch Version! <ACT> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.07.19} (¥6,588) – 7,004 / 189,619
  10. +1/ [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild # <ADV> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥7,538) – 6,515 / 1,105,725
  11. NEW/ [PS4] Persona 5 (New Price Edition) <RPG> (Atlus) {2018.09.06} (¥5,378) – 6,280 / NEW
  12. -3/ [NSW] Mario Tennis Aces <SPT> (Nintendo) {2018.06.22} (¥6,458) – 6,195 / 338,406
  13. NEW/ [NSW] SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy <FTG> (SNK) {2018.09.06} (¥5,184) – 5,493 / NEW
  14. 0/ [3DS] Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon <RPG> (The Pokémon Company) {2017.11.17} (¥5,378) – 4,803 / 1,720,153
  15. +2/ [NSW] Kirby Star Allies <ACT> (Nintendo) {2018.03.16} (¥6,458) – 4,459 / 611,238
  16. -3/ [NSW] Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker <ADV> (Nintendo) {2018.07.13} (¥4,298) – 4,362 / 118,807
  17. -5/ [3DS] WarioWare Gold <ETC> (Nintendo) {2018.08.02} (¥5,378) – 4,013 / 89,640
  18. +3/ [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey # <ACT> (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} (¥6,458) – 3,972 / 1,809,287
  19. -9/ [NSW] My Hero One’s Justice <FTG> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.08.23} (¥8,208) – 3,966 / 36,261
  20. NEW/ [PS4] NBA 2K19 # <SPT> (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2018.09.07} (¥8,424) – 3,679 / NEW
  21. -1/ [NSW] Pro Yakyuu Famista Evolution <SPT> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.08.02} (¥6,588)
  22. -4/ [PS4] My Hero One’s Justice <FTG> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.08.23} (¥8,208)
  23. -1/ [NSW] Octopath Traveler <RPG> (Square Enix) {2018.07.13} (¥7,344)
  24. NEW/ [PS4] 428: Shibuya Scramble <ADV> (Spike Chunsoft) {2018.09.06} (¥4,104) / NEW
  25. 0/ [3DS] Etrian Odyssey X <RPG> (Atlus) {2018.08.02} (¥6,998)
  26. -19/ [PS4] Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker <ACT> (Bandai Namco Entertainment) {2018.08.30} (¥7,776)
  27. -12/ [PS4] Firewall Zero Hour # <ACT> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2018.08.30} (¥5,292)
  28. -22/ [NSW] Little Dragon’s Café <ADV> (Marvelous) {2018.08.30} (¥6,264)
  29. -6/ [3DS] Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker <ADV> (Nintendo) {2018.07.13} (¥4,298)
  30. -3/ [NSW] Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 01: Variety Kit <EDU> (Nintendo) {2018.04.20} (¥7,538)
  31. -3/ [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo <ETC> (Nintendo) {2016.11.23} (¥2,916)
  32. -1/ [PS4] Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5+2.5 Remix <RPG> (Square Enix) {2017.03.09} (¥7,344)
  33. -14/ [PSV] Piofiore no Banshou # <ADV> (Idea Factory) {2018.08.30} (¥6,804)
  34. +2/ [NSW] Okami HD # <ADV> (Capcom) {2018.08.09} (¥3,229)
  35. -5/ [NSW] 1-2-Switch <ETC> (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥5,378)
  36. -1/ [PS4] Rainbow Six Siege: Advanced Edition <ACT> (Ubisoft) {2018.03.01} (¥6,480)
  37. -3/ [NSW] Pokkén Tournament DX <FTG> (The Pokémon Company) {2017.09.22} (¥6,458)
  38. -12/ [PS4] Yakuza 3 <ADV> (Sega Games) {2018.08.09} (¥4,309)
  39. -6/ [PS4] Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.12.03} (¥2,592)
  40. -3/ [NSW] Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze <ACT> (Nintendo) {2018.05.03} (¥6,458)
  41. -1/ [PS4] The Last of Us Remastered (PlayStation Hits) <ADV> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2018.07.26} (¥2,149)
  42. -10/ [NSW] Layton’s Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaires’ Conspiracy DX <ADV> (Level-5) {2018.08.09} (¥6,458)
  43. -4/ [NSW] Arms <FTG> (Nintendo) {2017.06.16} (¥6,458)
  44. -2/ [NSW] Dragon Quest X: All In One Package (Version 1 – 4) <RPG> (Square Enix) {2018.07.26} (¥5,184)
  45. -16/ [PS4] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2018 <SPT> (Konami) {2018.04.26} (¥8,618)
  46. NEW/ [NSW] Hakuoki: Shinkai – Fuukaden for Nintendo Switch # <ADV> (Idea Factory) {2018.09.06} (¥7,344) / NEW
  47. -2/ [PS4] Detroit: Become Human # <ADV> (Sony Interactive Entertainment) {2018.05.25} (¥7,452)
  48. -10/ [PS4] Monster Hunter: World (Best Price) # <ACT> (Capcom) {2018.08.02} (¥5,389)
  49. -33/ [PS4] Little Dragon’s Café <ADV> (Marvelous) {2018.08.30} (¥6,264)
  50. BACK/ [3DS] Mario Kart 7 # <RCE> (Nintendo) {2011.12.01} (¥4,937)

 

Hardware Sales

  1. Nintendo Switch — 43,513 (42,151), +3% (-9%) / 5,013,862
  2. PlayStation 4 — 19,723 (16,591), +18% (-27%) / 7,055,093
  3. Nintendo 3DS — 7,483 (8,382), -11% (+8%) / 27,236,718
  4. PlayStation Vita — 2,348 (2,452), -4% (-3%) / 5,911,492

 

Grand totals

Total Nintendo titles: 29
Total Sony PlayStation titles: 21
Total home Nintendo titles: 23 / 29
Total portable Nintendo titles: 6 / 29
Total home Sony PlayStation titles: 20 / 21
Total portable Sony PlayStation titles: 1 / 21

1st, Switch — 23
2nd, PS4 — 20
3rd, 3DS — 6
4th, PSVita — 1

 

Brand-new titles (8)

NEW/ [PS4] Spider-Man #
NEW/ [PS4] Anubis Zone of the Enders: Mars #
NEW/ [PS4] SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy
NEW/ [PS4] Persona 5 (New Price Edition)
NEW/ [NSW] SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy
NEW/ [PS4] NBA 2K19 #
NEW/ [PS4] 428: Shibuya Scramble
NEW/ [NSW] Hakuoki: Shinkai – Fuukaden for Nintendo Switch #

1st, PS4 — 6
2nd, Switch — 2

 

Re-charted titles (1)

BACK/ [3DS] Mario Kart 7 #

1st, 3DS — 1

 

Out-charted titles (9)

NEW/ [PS4] Battlefield 4 (PlayStation Hits)
-15/ [PS4] Friday the 13th: The Game
BACK/ [3DS] Mario Party: The Top 100
NEW/ [NSW] World End Syndrome
-7/ [PSV] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2018
-12/ [PS4] SaGa: Scarlet Grace
+7/ [NSW] LEGO The Incredibles
-10/ [PS4] Mega Man X Legacy Collection 1 + 2
NEW/ [PS4] Tennis World Tour

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

 

Previously released titles (42)

Nintendo Switch: 21 / 23
Nintendo 3DS: 6 / 6
PlayStation 4: 14 / 20
PlayStation Vita: 1 / 1

1st, Switch — 21
2nd, PS4 — 14
3rd, 3DS — 6
4th, PSVita — 1

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [21 / 42] * 100 = SPI 50.00 | last week: [21 / 41] * 100
Nintendo 3DS: [6 / 42] * 100 = SPI 14.29 | last week: [6 / 41] * 100
PlayStation 4: [14 / 42] * 100 = SPI 33.33 | last week: [13 / 41] * 100
PlayStation Vita: [1 / 42] * 100 = SPI 2.38 | last week: [1 / 41] * 100

1st, SwitchSPI 50.00 | last week: SPI 51.22 
2nd, PS4SPI 33.33 | last week: SPI 31.71
3rd, 3DSSPI 14.29 | last week: SPI 14.63 
4th, PSVitaSPI 2.38 | last week: SPI 2.44 ⇘

 

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: [(2 *1) + (1 *2)]
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 4 
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] Super Mario Odyssey # > (lowest) -22/ [NSW] Little Dragon’s Café
Nintendo 3DS: (highest) 0/ [3DS] Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon > (lowest) -6/ [3DS] Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker
PlayStation 4: (highest) -1/ [PS4] Pro Evolution Soccer 2019 > (lowest) -33/ [PS4] Little Dragon’s Café
PlayStation Vita: (highest) -14/ [PSV] Piofiore no Banshou # = (lowest) -14/ [PSV] Piofiore no Banshou #

Highest: +3/ [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey #
Lowest: -33/ [PS4] Little Dragon’s Café

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [(-1 + -1 + -1 + -1 + +1 + -3 + +2 + -3 + +3 + -9 + -1 + -1 + -22 + -3 + +2 + -5 + -3 + -3 + -10 + -4 + -2) / 21] = MM -3.10
Nintendo 3DS: [(0 + -5 + 0 + -6 + -3) / 5] = MM -2.80
PlayStation 4: [(-1 + -6 + -4 + -19 + -12 + -1 + -1 + -12 + -6 + -1 + -16 + -2 + -10 + -33) / 14] = MM -8.86
PlayStation Vita: [(-14) / 1] = MM -14.00

1st, 3DSMM -2.80 | last week: MM -2.00 
2nd, SwitchMM -3.10 | last week: MM -3.62 
3rd, PS4MM -8.86 | last week: MM -6.00 
4th, PSVitaMM -14.00 | last week: MM -7.00 

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [(1 *0.50) + (1 *1.00)] = DS 1.50
Nintendo 3DS: [(1 *0.25)] = DS 0.25
PlayStation 4: [(3 *0.50) + (2 *1.00)] = DS 3.50
PlayStation Vita: [(1 *0.50)] = DS 0.50

1st, PS4DS 3.50 | last week: DS 3.25
2nd, SwitchDS 1.50 | last week: DS 0.50
3rd, PSVitaDS 0.50 | last week: DS 2.00
4th, 3DSDS 0.25 | last week: DS 1.00

 

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

Nintendo Switch: [-3.10 – 1.50 + 0 + 8] = MI +3.40 | last week: [-3.62 – 0.50 + 0 + 9]
Nintendo 3DS: [-2.80 – 0.25 + 1 + 8] = MI +5.95 | last week: [-2.00 – 1.00 + 1 + 9]
PlayStation 4: [-8.86 – 3.50 + 0 + 8] = MI -4.36 | last week: [-6.00 – 3.25 + 0 + 9]
PlayStation Vita: [-14.00 – 0.50 + 0 + 8] = MI -6.50 | last week: [-7.00 – 2.00 + 0 + 9]

1st, 3DSMI +5.95 | last week: MI +7.00
2nd, SwitchMI +3.40 | last week: MI +4.88 
3rd, PS4MI -4.36 | last week: MI -0.25
4th, PSVitaMI -6.50 | last week: MI 0.00 

 

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 3, 2018 – September 9, 2018).
Weekly Top 20 Media Create Charts (September 3, 2018 – September 9, 2018).
Observations on Media Create for the Week of August 27, 2018 – September 2, 2018.

 

 

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