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Latest Japanese Sales Charts - Week Ending July 4

July 9, 2004 | By David Jenkins

Despite a significant number of new entries in the top ten, sales have once again fallen in Japan - by almost 40% compared to the previous week’s figures. This was primarily due to a fall in unit sales of Sega’s soccer management title and Namco’s Xenosaga sequel.

The highest new entry was Sony’s new party game based on the Ape Escape brand, although this could only manage to sell 38,000 units. Namco and Nintendo co-production Donkey Konga 2 fared no better on 32,000 units, with other titles such as RPG Kishin Houkou Demon Bane and driving game Monkey Turn V achieving their places in the top ten through even less effort.

Hardware sales were once again led by the Game Boy Advance with a 49.73% market share, followed by PlayStation 2 at 42.09%, GameCube at 7.32% and Xbox at 0.46%.

TW LW Title Publisher Format Release Date
1 1 J-League Pro Soccer Love o Tsukurou '04 Sega PS2 2004.06.24
2 NE Gacha Mech Stadium Saru Batore SCE PS2 2004.07.01
3 2 Xenosaga Episode II: Jenseits von Gut und Bose Namco PS2 2004.06.24
4 NE Donkey Konga 2: Hit Song Parade Nintendo GC 2004.07.01
5 NE Kishin Houkou Demon Bane Kadokawa Shoten PS2 2004.07.01
6 4 Pachinko Slot! Fist of the North Star Sammy PS2 2004.05.27
7 NE Monkey Turn V Bandai PS2 2004.07.01
8 3 Dragon Quest Characters: Toruneko no Daibouken 3 Advance Square Enix GBA 2004.06.24
9 NE Donkey Kong Country 2 Nintendo GBA 2004.07.01
10 NE Smash Court Tennis Pro Tournament 2 Namco PS2 2004.07.01
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