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Latest Japanese Sales Charts - Week Ending December 28
Latest Japanese Sales Charts - Week Ending December 28
January 8, 2004 | By David Jenkins

January 8, 2004 | By David Jenkins
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In the last few days before Christmas (although holiday celebrations are generally held later in Japan) the Japanese charts have shown a dramatic swing towards older, mostly Nintendo published, products.

Mario Party 5, first released at the end of November, has lead the charge in the only top ten all year in which a majority of titles are not for the PlayStation 2. The only new release in the top ten is Full Metal Alchemist - Square Enix’s newest RPG.

Nintendo has experienced a similarly buoyant week of hardware sales, coming the closest to matching the PlayStation 2 for many months. The GameCube enjoyed a market share of 28.33%, compared to 34.77% for PlayStation 2, 36.09% for combined Game Boy Advance sales and 0.55% for the Xbox.

TW LW Title Publisher Formats Release Date
1 2 Mario Party 5 Nintendo GC 2003.11.28
2 NE Full Metal Alchemist Square Enix PS2 2003.12.25
3 3 Gran Turismo 4: "Prologue" SCE PS2 2003.12.04
4 10 Donkey Konga Nintendo GC 2003.12.12
5 7 Pokémon Colosseum The Pokémon Company GC 2003.11.21
6 RE Mario Kart: Double Dash!! Nintendo GC 2003.11.07
7 RE Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga Nintendo GBA 2003.11.21
8 RE Taiko no Tatsujin: 3rd Generation Namco PS2 2003.10.30
9 8 Hot Shots Golf 4 SCE PS2 2003.11.27
10 9 Rockman EXE 4: Red Sun Capcom GBA 2003.12.12
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