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Latest Japanese Sales Charts – Week Ending November 2

Despite a raft of new entries the weekly Japanese sales charts have once again shown negative growth with a combined sales total that equates to only 69.44% of the weekly...

David Jenkins, Blogger

November 7, 2003

2 Min Read

Despite a raft of new entries the weekly Japanese sales charts have once again shown negative growth with a combined sales total that equates to only 69.44% of the weekly average – not a good sign at this increasingly busy time of the year. Most of the new entries were fairly minor titles, although Namco will be pleased with the performance of the latest entry in their drum-based rhythm action series Taiko no Tatsujin. Eidos though will be disappointed that Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness has exited the top ten after only one week, although fellow Western title GTA3 is still performing relatively well. There was more excitement in the hardware charts though, with the GameCube market share rising for the third consecutive week, following its price cut, to account for 20.78% of all console sales. This compares to the PS2 at 38.37%, combined GBA sales at 38.67% and the Xbox at 0.71% (again below the PS one at 0.77%).

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LW

Title

Publisher

Formats

Release Date

1

NE

Taiko no Tatsujin: Appare Sandaime

Namco

PS2

2003.10.30

2

3

Atsumare!! Made in Wario

Nintendo

GC

2003.10.17

3

1

Naruto: Narutimett Hero

Bandai

PS2

2003.10.23

4

NE

Hanabi Hyakkei

Nippon Amuse

PS2

2003.10.30

5

NE

D.C.P.S.: Da Capo Plus Situation

ESP Software

PS2

2003.10.30

6

NE

Shinseiki Genso: Spectral Souls

Idea Factory

PS2

2003.10.30

7

2

Macross: Super Dimension Fortress

Bandai

PS2

2003.10.23

8

7

Grand Theft Auto III

Capcom

PS2

2003.09.25

9

NE

Rakusho! Pachinko Slot Sengen

Tecmo

PS2

2003.10.23

10

NE

The Prince of Tennis: Kiss of Prince - Ice

Konami

PS2

2003.10.30

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David Jenkins

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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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