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Japanese Sales Charts, Week Ending January 2nd
Japanese Sales Charts, Week Ending January 2nd
January 10, 2005 | By David Jenkins

January 10, 2005 | By David Jenkins
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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.

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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