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.
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|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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