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Japanese Sales Charts, Week Ending February 6th

This week's Japanese sales charts show the continuing worldwide problems in sensibly scheduling new releases from week to week. After six new entries in the charts last ...
This week's Japanese sales charts show the continuing worldwide problems in sensibly scheduling new releases from week to week. After six new entries in the charts last week, there are only two this week and only one of any significance. The latest in Banpresto’s extremely popular Super Robot Taisen series sold 117,876 units – fairly low for a number one title – but was streets ahead of its nearest rival, with Another Century’s Episode, also by Banpresto, selling just 39,694 units. As a result, sales were down 44 percent from last week, although this is still 70 percent of the weekly average – which is above expectations for this time of year in Japan. However, it should be noted that the unusual number of new releases for this time of year has not yet resulted in any noticeable increase in overall customer numbers. As if to illustrate this, hardware sales are very low at the moment, with the PSP selling just 48,781 units, despite a 33.08 percent market share. This puts Sony’s portable console on top for the second week running, with the PlayStation 2 on a 32.52 percent share, the Nintendo DS on 20.04 percent, the Game Boy Advance at 9.41 percent, the GameCube at 4.69 percent and that Xbox on 0.26 percent.
TW LW Title Publisher Format Release Date
1 NE Super Robot Taisen: Original Generation 2 Banpresto GBA 2005.02.03
2 1 Another Century's Episode Banpresto PS2 2005.01.27
3 2 Radiata Stories Square Enix PS2 2004.01.27
4 3 Biohazard 4 Capcom GC 2004.01.27
5 4 Catch! Touch! Yoshi! Nintendo DS 2004.01.27
6 NE Exciting Pro Wrestling 6: SmackDown! vs. RAW Yuke's PS2 2004.02.03
7 8 Gran Turismo 4 SCE PS2 2004.12.28
8 6 Death by Degrees Namco PS2 2004.01.27
9 9 Sawaru Made in Wario Nintendo DS 2004.12.02
10 7 Monster Hunter G Capcom PS2 2005.01.20
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