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Latest Japanese Sales Charts - Week Ending January 18
Latest Japanese Sales Charts - Week Ending January 18
January 23, 2004 | By David Jenkins

January 23, 2004 | By David Jenkins
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The Japanese sales charts seem slowly to be turning back to normal after the excitement of the holiday season, with the charts again dominated by PlayStation 2 titles. However with a paucity of new releases, as with elsewhere in the world, overall sales have been low. Even those few new releases as there have been, have performed relatively weakly with the special edition of Konami’s Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner making less impact than was expected.

In hardware sales things have also returned to a pre-Christmas norm with the PlayStation 2 leading the pack with a 45.90% market share, combined Game Boy Advance sales at 37.50%, GameCube at 14.90% (down significantly from 28.33% at the beginning of the month), Xbox at 0.95% and PS one at 0.48%.

TW LW Title Publisher Formats Release Date
1 1 Gran Turismo 4: "Prologue" SCE PS2 2003.12.04
2 RE Rockman.EXE 4: Blue Moon SCE GBA 2003.12.12
3 NE Anubis: Zone of the Enders Special Edition Nintendo PS2 2004.01.15
4 2 Hot Shots Golf 4 SCE PS2 2003.11.27
5 RE Rockman.EXE 4: Red Sun Namco GBA 2003.12.12
6 6 Momotaro Railway 12 Hudson PS2 2003.12.11
7 5 Taiko no Tatsujin: 3rd Generation Namco PS2 2003.10.30
8 RE Naruto: Gekitou Ninja Taisen! 2 Tomy GC 2003.12.25
9 3 Mario Kart: Double Dash!! Nintendo GC 2003.11.07
10 8 Full Metal Alchemist Square Enix PS2 2003.12.25
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