Yakuza 6 sells over 300,000 units in Japan!


Last time we reported on Yakuza 6, SEGA announced that the title managed over 500,000 shipped copies to Japan and the Asian markets. Now, with the release of the latest Media Create, we can confirm that the last title in the Kazuma Kiryu saga has sold over 300,000 units to consumers in Japan. For the week of December 26th – January 1st 2017 the title continued to show some legs in its 4th week of release.

01./01. [3DS] Pokemon Sun / Moon <RPG> (Pokemon Co.) {2016.11.18} (¥4.980) – 90.891 / 2.949.287 (-67%)
02./02. [3DS] Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS <ACT> (Nintendo) {2016.12.01} (¥4.700) – 73.002 / 790.530 (-73%)
03./04. [3DS] Momotaro Dentetsu 2017: Tachiagare Nippon!! <TBL> (Nintendo) {2016.12.22} (¥4.980) – 63.577 / 196.452 (-52%)
04./03. [3DS] Yo-Kai Watch 3: Sukiyaki <RPG> (Level 5) {2016.12.15} (¥4.800) – 49.350 / 561.508 (-72%)
05./07. [PS4] Final Fantasy XV # <RPG> (Square Enix) {2016.11.29} (¥8.800) – 30.381 / 884.422 (-23%)
06./05. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition # <ADV> (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.03.19} (¥2.400) – 23.765 / 1.042.463 (-54%)
07./09. [PS4] Yakuza 6: The Song of Life # <ADV> (Sega) {2016.12.08} (¥8.190) – 19.822 / 312.500 (-34%)
08./06. [3DS] Miitopia <SLG> (Nintendo) {2016.12.08} (¥4.700) – 18.259 / 120.971 (-62%)
09./13. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo <ETC> (Nintendo) {2016.11.23} (¥2.700) – 10.858 / 85.842 (-51%)
10./12. [3DS] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball Heroes <SLG> (Konami) {2016.12.15} (¥4.500) – 10.710 / 59.794 (-52%)

Yakuza 6 also climbed up the ranking from last week, from 9th to 7th, thanks to having a lower drop than other titles. It’s showing some decent legs, having sold over an additional 90,000 units from its release week. It seems likely that the game might sell out its first shipment (360,000) but whether it can do much more and perhaps reach over 400,000 units might still be a target it’ll just miss. It should be noted that Yakuza 0‘s total sales fell just sort of 400,000 and that was over two platforms so I’m more inclined to believe the same will occur to Yakuza 6. Still, we might see a minor boost for the title. Sony’s hardware traditionally does well in the New Year period (demographics lining up) and if Yakuza 6 can get a minor bump it might just help the final installment in the Kazuma Kiryu saga push past 400,000 units.

SEGA in the Charts: MediaCreate charts for Mar 9 – Mar 15 2015


SEGA’s hotly anticipated Yakuza 0 released last week in Japan amidst the current blow out of Playstation 4 titles bonanza that started off with Dragon Quest Heroes a couple of weeks back. With the previous spinoff title Ryu Ga Gotoku: Ishin being able to move only 400,000 or so units, in line for spinoffs, it was always interesting to see how Yakuza 0 was going to perform. Would it fall in line with a spinoff, after all the gameplay system and technically story haven’t moved forward, or would this defy the odds and perform closer to a true mainline Yakuza game? Hit the break to find out how SEGA’s latest installment in the Yakuza series performed.

SEGA in the Charts: Alien: Isolation debuts in 2nd behind FIFA 15 in the UK

How about some good news for a Monday? Via VGChartz and SEGAbits forum member Nirmugen comes news that Alien: Isolation launched in the second position on the UK charts, behind FIFA 15 which remains the best-selling game in the UK for three weeks running. Given soccer’s football’s appeal in the UK, it’s quite impressive that a SEGA title managed to chart so highly – especially after speculation that Aliens: Colonial Marines may have tainted the public’s interest in the Alien franchise. However, it should be noted that despite the quality of Aliens: Colonial Marines [watch and/or read our review], the game still managed to surge back into the charts as early as January 2014.

SEGA (IPs) in the Charts: MediaCreate charts for Sep 15 – 21 Sep 2014


Although the sales of Bayonetta 2 will in no way effect SEGA’s profits, it’s still a SEGA IP and a major one at that. When it was released it quickly became a fan favourite last generation. The original was the third collaboration between SEGA and Platinum Games and was released in late 2009 in Japan and early 2010 in Europe/America. There has been much discussion about moving the sequel over to the Wii U and whether it would pay off, and now we finally get the first sales data for the title as it was launched in Japan last week, hit the break to find out how well the Witch is doing on the Wii U.

SEGA in the Charts: MediaCreate charts for June 09 – 15 June 2014


After debuting in the charts so impressively, SEGA’s first major title since the Atlus takeover continues its fine performances in the Japanese charts. Last week the title debuted as the best selling piece of software in Japan but did it have enough steam to continue it’s strong sales into the second week? And what about Hero Bank? The game that seemed destined to be a major flop finally appears in the charts again but has it crossed the 50,000 barrier? All these questions answered after the break!

SEGA in the Charts: MediaCreate charts for June 02 – 08 June 2014


This is the first time “SEGA in the Charts” will be covering an Atlus game and what a time to start! As it is, this is SEGA’s first number one since Hatsune Miku released back in March and the first title published in Japan under SEGA’s ownership of the Atlus brand. It’s also the first time the Persona series has appeared on a non-Playstation console, so it will be interesting to see how things develop after the first week of sales. I think both Atlus and SEGA can be extremely happy with how it has turned out for them. Hit the break to see the full lowdown!

SEGA in the Charts: MediaCreate charts for March 31 – 06 April 2014


Entering the beginning of the new fiscal year, SEGA’s release schedule for their domestic market looks a lot lighter with the already released Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed. Still, one title, last week’s number one Hatsune Miku: Project Diva 2nd f managed to chart and according to Famitsu, another title managed to creep it’s way back into the top 30. Hit the break to find out how the latest Miku title managed to do as well as which title re-entered the charts!

SEGA in the Charts: MediaCreate charts for March 24 – 30 March 2014

Project Diva 2nd F

The releases come thick and fast for SEGA, coming off the back of Utakumi 575, PuyoPuyo Tetris and Ryu Ga Gotoku: Ishin! the latest entry in the Hatsune Miku: Project Diva f 2nd came out last week in Japan for both the Playstation Vita and the Playstation 3. This is the first time the series has launched on two platforms at the same time and is looking to take the crown of biggest first week from Hatsune Miku: Project 2nd. Also continuing to chart is Ryu Ga Gotoku: Ishin! hit the break to find out how both performed in this week’s chart!

SEGA in the Charts: MediaCreate charts for March 10 – 16 March 2014

Hero Bank

SEGA latest multimedia video game, Hero Bank for the Nintendo 3DS, debuted in the Japanese charts. Joining it last week was Phantasy Star Online 2: Episode 2 for the Playstation Vita, the retail version of the highly successful MMO with added perks. Both arrived at a time with a slew of new software reflected by the Japanese charts which holds 14 out of 20 new titles in the top 20. It was always going to be tough for both titles as they release at the same time as several big titles, so hit the break to find out how they fared.

SEGA in the Charts: MediaCreate charts for March 3 – 9 March 2014

Yakuza Ishin 13

Entering its third week in the charts, Ryu Ga Gotoku: Ishin was on the verge of breaking the 300,000 barrier and already overtaken Kenzan! As the second most successful spinoff in the series, the latest title set its sights on overcoming Yakuza: Of the End’s total sales. Hit the break to find out how the title performed this week and historical sales of the previous titles in the series.

SEGA in the Charts: MediaCreate charts for Feb 24 – Mar 2 2014


Following last week’s major release of Ryu Ga Gotoku Ishin!, SEGA’s samurai epic continues to chart in Japan. But amongst the launch hype of the Playstation 4, the second week was always going to be an interesting one to watch and help us evaluate if the game was going to meet the target set by it’s publisher.  Hit the break to find how SEGA’s big Q4 title managed in this week’s chart!

SEGA in the Charts: MediaCreate charts for Feb 17 – Feb 23 2014

Yishin8Ryu Ga Gotoku: Ishin was SEGA’s big title released this week

SEGA’s samurai epic featuring characters from their Yakuza series in place of historical figures in Japan, Ryu Ga Gotoku: Ishin, launched last week and is set to be one of their key titles over the final quarter. Releasing on both the Playstation 3 and Playstation 4, the game enjoyed being one of the launch titles for Sony’s latest console in Japan but did it do enough to take the number one spot and how does Puyo Puyo Tetris continue to fare in the chart? Hit the break to find out!

SEGA in the Charts: MediaCreate charts for Feb 10 – Feb 16 2014


Last week saw the release of one of SEGA’s major Q4 titles in the form of Puyo Puyo Tetris. Whilst  SEGA benefited from multiple SKUs of the title in the charts posting some decent numbers all round, this time however they only manage one SKU but is the decline normal for the series or does SEGA have cause for concern and will the title meet its target? Hit the break to find out how well the latest entry did and how it compares to previous installments;

Bayonetta: Bloody Fate is number one selling blu-ray in Japan


SEGA’s animated feature based on the Bayonetta series, Bloody Fate, has opened taking the number one slot in the blu-ray charts. Beating out it’s nearest rival Arpeggio of Blue Steel Vol. 2 by 752 units, Bayonetta: Bloody Fate Deluxe Special Edition managed to sell 2,480 taking it straight to the top of the charts whilst the Regular Edition of the blu-ray also managed to enter the charts down in tenth moving 347 units. Check below for the full charts.

Rank | Title | Weekly Sales | Total Sales

1  – | Bayonetta: Bloody Fate Deluxe Special Edition | 2,480 | 2,480 |

2 – | TV Animation Arpeggio of Blue Steel Vol. 2 | 1,728 | 10,804 |

3 – | Free! 6 (Blu-ray) | 1,465 | 15,942 |

4 – | Natsume’s Book of Friends Itsuka Yuki no Hi ni (Limited Complete Pressing) | 1,439 | 13,310 |

5 – | Monsters University MovieNEX | 1,303 | 166,060 |

6 – | Wanna Be the Strongest in the World Vol. 3 | 773 | 773 |

7 – | Kill la Kill 2 (Limited Complete Pressing) | 724 | 7,455 |

8 – | Senki Zesshō Symphogear G 5 (Limited-Time Edition) | 610 | 6,681 |

9 – | Attack on Titan 7 | 507 | 26,877 |

10 – | Bayonetta: Bloody Fate Regular Edition | 347 | 347 |

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.