The Japanese market has slowed down this week, with sales halved from seven days ago, to 71 percent of the weekly average, due largely to the lack of big name releases Ė especially compared to the deluge of last week. Figures were down on both 2004 and 2003, at approximately 100,000 below those for an average year.
As it was Shin Sangoku Musou 4
(aka Dynasty Warriors 5
) stayed at the number one spot with 129,166, while the PSP was yet again denied a number one spot with RPG Tales of Eternia
, managing 80,650 sales. The only other entry in the top ten was a new Harvest Moon
title for the GameCube, which totaled just 29,823 sales.
Hardware sales were a little brisker than software, though, with the release of Tales of Eternia
pushing the PSP to the top of the pile again with a 35.51 percent market share, with 47,633 units sold. The PlayStation 2 was next with 44,228 sales for a 32.97 percent share of the market, followed by the Nintendo DS at 19.20 percent, the Game Boy Advance at 9.48 percent, the GameCube at 2.71 percent and the Xbox at 0.13 percent.
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|1||1||Shin Sangoku Musou 4||Koei||PS2||2005.02.24|
|2||NE||Tales of Eternia||Namco||PSP||2005.03.03|
|3||3||Rockman EXE 5: Team of Colonel||Capcom||GBA||2005.02.24|
|4||2||Star Fox Assault||Nintendo||GC||2005.02.24|
|5||6||Dragon Ball Z 3||Bandai||PS2||2005.02.10|
|6||NE||Bokujou Monogatari: Shiawase no Shi||Marvelous||GC||2005.03.03|
|7||4||Another Code: 2tsu no Kioku||Nintendo||DS||2005.02.24|
|8||6||Devil May Cry 3||Capcom||PS2||2005.02.17|
|9||5||Jissen Pachi-Slot Hisshouhou: Hokuto no Ken Plus||Sammy||PS2||2005.02.24|
|10||9|| Namco Museum||Namco||PSP||2005.02.24|
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