The Marimekko/Mekko chart below provides an overview of Nintendo’s hardware life-to-date unit sales. In this Mekko, the area of each rectangle is proportional to the number of units sold.
Mekko chart showing Nintendo’s life-to-date hardware sales
Handheld devices represent 60% of unit sales for a total 412M units. Nintendo 3DS at 154M sold units represents the largest component of handheld device sales. Home consoles represent 40% of unit sales for total of 280M. The Wii console is the largest driver of home console sales representing 102M sold units.
The Mekko chart featured here was built using the Aploris for Mac PowerPoint add-in.
The Mekko chart below examines Stephen Curry’s shooting this season at various distances from the basket. The width of each column is proportional to the number of shots he takes from the indicated distance. The height of the yellow segment is proportional to his shooting percentage at the indicated distance.
We use the average line to show his total shooting percentage (across all distances) and the data row shows how the rest of the league compares. Steph shoots above average at all distances.
Marimekko chart examining Stephen Curry’s shooting at increasing distance from the basket
This Marimekko chart was built on a Mac with the Aploris PowerPoint plug-in.
The Mekko chart below shows use of fresh water across several countries per year. The width of each column indicates the amount of water used by a specific country and the height indicates the share used by a sector. The area of each segment is proportional to the water used by the corresponding sector and country. Most of the fresh water is used from agricultural needs and India uses the largest amount.
Mekko chart showing fresh water use by country
This Marimekko chart was built with Aploris for Mac and Office for Mac 2016.
The Mekko chart below compares the daily caloric consumption across different countries and food types. Each column represents a country (or the worldwide average) and the width of the column is proportional to the average consumption per capita in that country. Each column is then split in segments that represent the different food categories/types. The height of each segment is proportional to calories represented by each segment.
The US has the highest level of consumption at 3641 calories per day driven by sugar and fats. Across the world, grains are the primary source of calories comprising 45% of our diet. India, largely vegetarian, only gets 1% of its calories from meat.
Mekko chart comparing caloric consumption by country and food category
This Mekko or Marimekko chart was built with the Aploris add-in on a Mac running PowerPoint 2016.
The Mekko or Marimekko chart below explains the purpose and operating country for all the man-made satellites orbiting earth. Columns are organized by operating country and the width is proportional to the number of satellites. Rows are organized by purpose and the height is proportional to the share of the purpose. As such, the segment areas represent the number of satellites operated by a specific country for a specific purpose.
The US operates the majority of satellites (largest width) and globally the most common purpose is communications (largest heights).
Mekko chart showing number satellites by operating country and purpose
This Marimekko chart was built using a Mac and Office 2016 with the Aploris add-in.
The Marimekko chart below shows the total number of viewers from the top 30 American shows during the 2014-15 season. The shows are organized in columns based on the network/channel that broad casts it. The size of each segment is proportional to the total number of viewers. The width of each column represents the viewers each network has (viewers may be repeated across shows).
Big Bang Theory, NCIS, and NFL Sunday Night football have the largest number of viewers with about 21M each. CBS shows are the most popular with a cumulative number of 235M viewers.
Mekko of total viewers for top 30 American shows during 2014-2015 season
This chart was built using PowerPoint 2016 for Mac (15.18) with Aploris.
The Mekko chart below (or Marimekko) explains the average daily American caloric intake. The size of each square in the chart is proportional to number of calories it represents. Therefore you can quickly get a sense on what the largest contributors are: added fats & oils, wheat flour, and red meat. Surprisingly, vegetables only comprise 125 daily calories.
How does your diet compare?
Mekko chart showing average daily caloric consumption for Americans in 2010
This chart was built using Aploris and PowerPoint for Mac.
The Mekko chart below shows monthly visits to major social networking sites by gender. The width of each column is proportional to total number of monthly visitors. The x-axis is visible and labelled too. Within each column the segment height is proportional to percent of female/male users.
The largest social networking sites, YouTube and Facebook, have roughly and equal number of male and female users each. Soundcloud has the highest proportion of male users (61%) and Tumblr has the highest proportion of female users (72%).
This Mekko or Marimeko chart was built on Mac with OS X using Aploris and PowerPoint for Mac.
Mekko chart showing monthly visits to social networking sites by gender
The Mekko or Marimekko chart below shows US cheese production by type in 2014. The cheese types are divided into three categories that are arranged in columns (Italian, American, Other). Each segment represents a different type of cheese and the area of each segment is proportional to the amount produced.
Mozzarella and cheddar are the most common cheeses produced in the US by a significant margin.
Mekko chart showing US cheese production by type in 2014
This Marimekko (Mekko) chart was created using Aploris on Mac with Office 2016.
The Mekko chart below shows the 10 largest worldwide opening weekend movie releases in terms of US$ revenues. Star Wars: The Force Awakens breaks records last weekend even though it hadn’t been released in China yet.
The width of each column is proportional to the total sales. The height of each segment within the column indicates the percent of sales from US and international sources. The labels were set to show both the absolute sales as well as the automatically calculated percent of sales from each source.
Readers can quickly note that about 55-60% of sales typically come outside of the US. The most significant exception is Marvel’s The Avengers which only pulled 47% of its revenue from international theaters.
Marimekko of 10 largest worldwide box office opening weekends
This Mareimekko chart was created using Aploris. It was built in PowerPoint 2016 on a Mac (OS X).