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Japanese Sales Charts–Week Ending August 8
Japanese Sales Charts–Week Ending August 8
August 13, 2004 | By David Jenkins

August 13, 2004 | By David Jenkins
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The Japanese market has continued its recovery with the first week of sales to record more than a million units of sales since May. World Soccer Winning Eleven 8 (aka Pro Evolution Soccer 4) lead sales with approximately 697,000 units in its first week. This represents a better performance than its immediate predecessor and could give confidence to Konami officials that their company will easily reach its sales target of 1.5 million units.

Nintendo’s latest Legend of Stafi title–one of its few franchises not to be exported to the West–also did well with 42,000 units sold, although other new entries, including SOCOM II, fared less well.

In hardware sales, PlayStation 2 surged ahead with a market share of 47.46 percent, followed by Game Boy Advance at 42.63 percent, GameCube at 9.46 percent, and Xbox at 0.29 percent.

TW LW Title Publisher Format Release Date
1 NE World Soccer Winning Eleven 8 Konami PS2 2004.08.05
2 NE Densetsu no Stafi 3 Nintendo GBA 2004.08.05
3 2 Paper Mario RPG Nintendo GC 2004.07.22
4 1 Final Fantasy I & II Advance Square Enix GBA 2004.07.29
5 7 Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 11 Konami PS2 2004.07.15
6 10 Pachinko Slot! Fist of the North Star Sammy PS2 2004.05.27
7 9 Taiko no Tatsujin: Atsumare! Matsuri Da!! Yondaime Namco PS2 2004.07.22
8 6 Power Pro Kun Pocket 1+2 Konami GBA 2004.07.29
9 NE SOCOM II: U.S. Navy SEALs SCE PS2 2004.08.05
10 3 One Piece: Land Land Bandai PS2 2004.07.29
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