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Japanese Sales Charts–Week Ending August 15

Japanese Sales Charts–Week Ending August 15

August 20, 2004 | By David Jenkins

August 20, 2004 | By David Jenkins
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If not for Konami’s World Soccer Winning Eleven 8 remaining in the number one spot this week, Nintendo would have totally dominated the Japanese sales charts, with a total of seven titles in the top ten. The majority of these were Famicom Mini (NES Classics in the West) titles, with Super Mario Bros. 2 selling approximately 99,000 copies.

This third wave of Famicom Mini titles has performed the best of the series thus far, with 358,000 units sold during the first week, compared to 304,000 for the first series and 168,000 for the second. Japanese sales were well above the weekly average, in part due to the obon holiday period.

The success of the Famicom Mini series has had a noticeable effect on hardware sales as well, helping to propel Game Boy Advance games to a 54.34% market share. The PlayStation 2 has a 36.28% share, the GameCube 8.87% and the Xbox 0.33%.

TW LW Title Publisher Format Release Date
1 1 World Soccer Winning Eleven 8 Konami PS2 2004.08.05
2 NE Famicom Mini: Super Mario Bros. 2 Nintendo GBA 2004.08.10
3 NE Famicom Mini: The Legend of Zelda 2 - Link no Bouken Nintendo GBA 2004.08.10
4 NE The King of Fighters: Maximum Impact SNK Playmore PS2 2004.08.10
5 3 Paper Mario RPG Nintendo GC 2004.07.22
6 2 Densetsu no Stafi 3 Nintendo GBA 2004.08.05
7 NE Famicom Mini: Famicom Tantei Club - Kieta Koukeisha Nintendo GBA 2004.08.10
8 NE Famicom Mini: Famicom Tantei Club Part II - Ushiro ni Tatsu Shoujo Zengouhen Nintendo GBA 2004.08.10
9 4 Final Fantasy I & II Advance Square Enix GBA 2004.07.29
10 NE Famicom Mini: Famicom Mukashi Hanashi - Shin Onigashima Nintendo GBA 2004.08.10
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