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Latest Japanese Sales Charts - Week Ending March 14

Latest Japanese Sales Charts - Week Ending March 14

March 19, 2004 | By David Jenkins

March 19, 2004 | By David Jenkins
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Sales this week in Japan give a perfect illustration of just how dependant hardware sales are on a steady stream of new software releases. Capcom’s online title Monster Hunter has seen sales of the PlayStation 2 Network Adaptor and Broadband Unit increase dramatically, while GameCube sales too have returned to a double figure market share thanks to the release of The Twin Snakes, as well as Custom Robo last week.

The rare entry of an Xbox title into the Japanese top ten has also boosted hardware sales, although celebrating a 1.08% market share will seem rather an empty victory for the company.

Overall Game Boy Advance hardware sales once again dominated the market with a 45.37% share, followed by the PlayStation 2 at 40.33%, GameCube at 12.52%, Xbox at 1.08%, WonderSwan Crystal at 0.35% and PS one at 0.34%.

TW LW Title Publisher Formats Release Date
1 NE Monster Hunter Capcom PS2 2004.03.11
2 3 Famicom Mini: Super Mario Bros. Nintendo GBA 2004.02.14
3 1 Onimusha 3 Capcom PS2 2004.02.26
4 NE Ninja Gaiden Tecmo Xb 2004.03.11
5 NE One Piece: Going Baseball Bandai GBA 2004.03.11
6 NE Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes Konami GC 2004.03.11
7 5 World Soccer Winning Eleven 7 International Konami PS2 2004.02.19
8 4 Sengoku Musou Koei PS2 2004.02.11
9 7 Pokémon Fire Red The Pokémon Company GBA 2004.01.29
10 2 Custom Robo: Battle Revolution Nintendo GC 2004.03.04
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