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Japanese Sales Charts–Week Ending August 15
If not for Konami’s World Soccer Winning Eleven 8 remaining in the number one spot this week, Nintendo would have totally dominated the Japanese sales charts, with...
If not for Konami’s World Soccer Winning Eleven 8 remaining in the number one spot this week, Nintendo would have totally dominated the Japanese sales charts, with a total of seven titles in the top ten. The majority of these were Famicom Mini (NES Classics in the West) titles, with Super Mario Bros. 2 selling approximately 99,000 copies. This third wave of Famicom Mini titles has performed the best of the series thus far, with 358,000 units sold during the first week, compared to 304,000 for the first series and 168,000 for the second. Japanese sales were well above the weekly average, in part due to the obon holiday period. The success of the Famicom Mini series has had a noticeable effect on hardware sales as well, helping to propel Game Boy Advance games to a 54.34% market share. The PlayStation 2 has a 36.28% share, the GameCube 8.87% and the Xbox 0.33%.
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