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Weekly sales in Japan have hit a record low for the year with new entry Silent Hill 4 selling only 41,000 units to get to number one (which usually requires a mini...

David Jenkins, Blogger

June 25, 2004

2 Min Read

Weekly sales in Japan have hit a record low for the year with new entry Silent Hill 4 selling only 41,000 units to get to number one (which usually requires a minimum of 100,000 sales). A slow summer is of course no stranger to any games market in the world and there are at least a reasonable number of new entries in the chart, including interactive DVD Gunslinger Girl Vol. 2, pachinko simulator Slotter Up Core 3 and scrolling shooter Espgaluda. Hardware sales also reached a low ebb, although the market share remained largely the same as previous weeks with the Game Boy Advance at 47.94%, the PlayStation 2 at 43.17%, the GameCube at 7.54% and the Xbox at 0.79%.

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Title

Publisher

Format

Release Date

1

NE

Silent Hill 4: The Room

Konami

PS2

2004.06.17

2

1

Pachinko Slot! Fist of the North Star

Sammy

PS2

2004.05.27

3

2

Mario vs. Donkey Kong

Nintendo

GBA

2004.06.10

4

3

Famicom Mini: Gambare Goemon! Karakuri Douchu

Nintendo

GBA

2004.05.21

5

4

Pikmin 2

Nintendo

GC

2004.04.29

6

NE

Gunslinger Girl Vol. 2

Marvelous Entertainment

PS2

2004.06.17

7

NE

Slotter Up Core 3

Dorart

PS2

2004.06.17

8

5

Super Robot Taisen MX

Banpresto

PS2

2004.05.27

9

6

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

Capcom

PS2

2004.05.20

10

NE

Espgaluda

Arika

PS2

2004.05.17

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David Jenkins ([email protected]) is a freelance writer and journalist working in the UK. As well as being a regular news contributor to Gamasutra.com, he also writes for newsstand magazines Cube, Games TM and Edge, in addition to working for companies including BBC Worldwide, Disney, Amazon and Telewest.

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