SEGA in the Charts: MediaCreate charts for Feb 03 – Feb 09 2014


It’s not been long since the last “SEGA in the Charts” posts where I reported the sombre news of SEGA’s rhythm dance title Umetaki 575 failing at retail. This week however we see one of SEGA’s big hitters arrive in the Japanese market, the latest entry into the Puyo Puyo series where SEGA mixes and matches it’s traditional puzzle series with the 80s classic Tetris. Launching on several SKUs (Nintendo 3DS, Wii U and Sony Playstation 3 and Vita) promises to be one of SEGA’s strong sellers this year, hit after the break to find out how well the title did.

MediaCreate Charts for February 3rd – 9th February 2014

02./00. [3DS] Puyo Puyo Tetris (Sega) {2014.02.06} (¥5.229) – 44.627 / NEW
12./00. [PS3] Puyo Puyo Tetris (Sega) {2014.02.06} (¥5.229) – 10.306 / NEW
14./00. [PSV] Puyo Puyo Tetris (Sega) {2014.02.06} (¥5.229) – 8.973 / NEW

[Note: Famitsu had the Wii U version sell 5,500 units, however the chart tracker SEGAbits uses, MediaCreate, only goes upto the top 20]

In total Puyo Puyo Tetris shifted almost 70,000 units between all SKUs, whilst this number might not seem like a lot, the 3DS version happens to be the third best selling first week the series (Bested only by Puyo 7 with 51,374 and
Puyo Puyo! 15th Anniversary with 48,849 both on the Nintendo DS) has ever had. It should be noted that the Puyo series is noted for it’s longevity in sales, whilst they may have modest openings, most Puyo games eventually end up selling over 300,000 units. Below are the lifetime sales of the last three Puyo Puyo across all platforms;

Puyo Puyo 15th Anniversary [Nintendo DS, Nintendo Wii, Playstation 2 and Playstation Portable] [2006] – 649,869
Puyo Puyo 7 [Nintendo DS, Nintendo Wii and Playstation Portable] [2009] – 493,196
Puyo Puyo 20th [Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, Nintendo Wii and Playstation Portable] [2011]- 325,832

It should be noted that even the 15th Anniversary title is selling to this day. I fully expect Puyo Puyo Tetris to be no different thanks to the combination of the Tetris license and Puyo enjoying a long tail in sales. However meeting the targets is another matter entirely, following a leak via Sinobi, SEGA’s expectations are as followed for each SKU;

[3DS] Puyo Puyo Tetris – 200,000
[PS3] Puyo Puyo Tetris – 150,000
[PSV] Puyo Puyo Tetris – 30,000
[WIU] Puyo Puyo Tetris – 20,000

I can easily see Puyo Tetris meeting the target set by SEGA on 3DS but the Playstation 3 version seems far too high. Both the Playstation Vita and Wii U targets seems to be modest targets with the Vita version hitting 30% of its target whilst the Wii U version is at the 25% of the target already. So whilst I’ll imagine they will find the Playstation 3 version underperform, all other versions are set to meet their set targets and should ensure SEGA manages to meet the 400,000 sales target they have set on the title.


3 responses to “SEGA in the Charts: MediaCreate charts for Feb 03 – Feb 09 2014

  1. InTheSky says:

    Yeah. 150k for PS3? i don’t think they even make puzzle bobble/bust a move for PS3.

    • Fernandeath says:

      Puzzle Bobble… I miss it.
      The last game (‘universe’ for the 3DS) was quite lame…

    • Aki-at says:

      It’s honestly boggling, they’ve only had one console version of Puyo sell over 100,000, way back in 2004 with Puyo Puyo Fever selling 176,793 on the Playstation 2. All other console versions since then have sold significantly under 100,000 units so I’m not sure where this new found confidence came from.

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