Despite repeated delays and the axing of several of its features, including an online mode, Sony's Gran Turismo 4
has emerged as the Japanese equivalent of the Christmas number one.
With the main gift giving period occurring just after Christmas in Japan, the PlayStation 2 driving simulator sold 634,769 units, compared to approximately 620,000 in the first week of its predecessor. Elsewhere in the top ten, the only other new entry was dating sim To Heart 2
, which sold 86,485 units.
Both Super Mario 64 DS
and Wario Ware Touched!
sold over 100,000 units, and the Nintendo DS was yet again the best selling console, with 209,522 units and a 30.06 percent market share. This victory over the PS2 was only by the slimmest of margins, though, with Sony’s console selling 207,108 units for a 29.72 percent share.
The PSP is slowly working its way out of its initial stock shortage problems, with 129,957 units sold and an 18.65 percent market share, followed by the Game Boy Advance at 17.14 percent, the GameCube at 4.28 percent and the Xbox at 0.13 percent.
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|TW ||LW ||Title ||Publisher ||Format ||Release Date |
|1 ||NE ||Gran Turismo 4 ||SCE ||PS2 ||2004.12.28 |
|2 ||2 ||Super Mario 64 DS ||Nintendo ||DS ||2004.12.02 |
|3 ||7 ||Sawaru Made in Wario ||Nintendo ||DS ||2004.12.02 |
|4 ||NE ||To Heart 2 ||Aqua Plus ||PS2 ||2004.12.28 |
|5 ||5 ||Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater ||Konami ||PS2 ||2004.12.16 |
|6 ||9 ||Dragon Quest VIII ||Square Enix ||PS2 ||2004.11.27 |
|7 ||3 ||Mario Party 6 ||Nintendo ||GC ||2004.11.18 |
|8 ||8 ||Rockman EXE 5: Team of Blues ||Capcom ||GBA ||2004.12.09 |
|9 ||RE ||Pokémon Dash ||The Pokémon Company ||DS ||2004.12.02 |
|10 ||1 ||Dragon Quest & Final Fantasy in Itadaki Street Special ||Square Enix ||PS2 ||2004.12.22 |
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