The beginning of the school summer holidays have had a positive effect on game sales in Japan with eight new entries in the top ten. Nintendo’s Paper Mario RPG
(aka Paper Mario 2
) lead the way with around 159,000 units sold, followed by From Software’s first Tenchu
title since acquiring the brand from Activision.
Konami’s second light sensor equipped Boktai
title entered at number four, followed by yet another Naruto
anime title from Tomy and the fourth incarnation of Namco’s popular drumming game Taiko no Tatsujin
Hardware sales were also up this week with the PlayStation 2’s lead eroding a little to a 46.10% market share, followed by the Game Boy Advance at 42.57%, the GameCube at 10.85% and the Xbox at 0.31%.
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|TW ||LW ||Title ||Publisher ||Format ||Release Date |
|1 ||NE ||Paper Mario RPG ||Nintendo ||GC ||2004.07.22 |
|2 ||NE ||Tenchu: Kurenai ||From Software ||PS2 ||2004.07.22 |
|3 ||1 ||Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 11 ||Konami ||PS2 ||2004.07.15 |
|4 ||NE ||Zoku Bokura no Taiyou: Taiyou Shounen Django ||Konami ||GBA ||2004.07.22 |
|5 ||NE ||Naruto RPG: Uketsugareshi Hi no Ishi ||Tomy ||GBA ||2004.07.22 |
|6 ||NE ||Taiko no Tatsujin: Atsumare! Matsuri Da!! Yondaime ||Namco ||PS2 ||2004.07.22 |
|7 ||NE ||Full Metal Alchemist: Sonata of Memories ||Square Enix ||PS2 ||2004.07.22 |
|8 ||NE ||Gradius V ||Konami ||PS2 ||2004.07.22 |
|9 ||5 ||Pachinko Slot! Fist of the North Star ||Sammy ||PS2 ||2004.05.27 |
|10 ||NE ||Dragon Ball Z: The Legacy of Goku II International ||Banpresto ||GBA ||2004.07.23 |
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