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Latest Japanese Sales Charts - Week Ending May 16 2

A pachinko simulator has gone straight into number one in the Japanese sales charts, following the Golden Week national holidays. This is traditionally a very quiet perio...
A pachinko simulator has gone straight into number one in the Japanese sales charts, following the Golden Week national holidays. This is traditionally a very quiet period for game sales in Japan, although the drop-off this year from week to week is lower than at other times, at just 70.64% Even so Pachinko Slot Tokodensho sold only 81,000 units and Bandai’s second place Gundam title just 49,000 units. Perhaps the most notable new entry this week though is NEC Interchannel’s PS one title Black Matrix 00, which again proves the continued relevance of Sony’s first console – particularly in Japan. Indeed, in terms of console sales the PS one has outsold the Xbox for the second week running with a 0.63% market share, compared to 0.41% for Microsoft’s machine. The PlayStation 2 has lead the market again though with a 52.07% share, followed by Game Boy Advance at 38.91% and GameCube at 7.84%.
TW LW Title Publisher Format Release Date
1 NE Pachinko Slot Tokondensho: Inoki Festival Success PS2 2004.05.13
2 NE Gundam Seed: Battle Assault Bandai PS2 2004.05.13
3 4 Pikmin 2 Nintendo GC 2004.04.29
4 1 Derby Stallion 04 Enterbrain PS2 2004.04.22
5 2 Hoshi no Kirby: Kagami no Daimeikyuu Nintendo GBA 2004.04.15
6 NE Black Matrix 00 NEC Interchannel PS 2004.05.13
7 8 Famicom Mini: Super Mario Bros. Nintendo GBA 2004.02.14
8 3 Naruto Saikyô Ninja Daikesshû 2 Idea Factory GBA 2004.04.29
9 6 Dragon Warrior V Square Enix PS2 2004.03.25
10 10 Muscle Man Generations Bandai PS2 2004.04.22
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