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
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%.
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|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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