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Media Create Sales - 16 - 22 Aug

cvxfreak

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Industry // Media Create Software Sales - 16 - 22 Aug
platform title publisher this week total
1 PS2 Suikoden IV (incl. Limited Edition) Konami 185,962 185,962
2 PS2 World Soccer Winning Eleven 8 Konami 86,107 936,568
3 GBA SUMMON NIGHT: Craft Sword Story 2 Banpresto 52,053 52,053
4 GC Paper Mario RPG Nintendo 24,734 322,115
5 GBA Famicom Mini: Super Mario Bros. 2 Nintendo 23,256 122,382
6 GBA Densetsu no Starfi 3 Nintendo 23,169 109,410
7 PS2 Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 11 Konami 19,522 unknown
8 PS2 Gunslinger Girl Vol.3 Marvelous Entertainment 16,972 16,972
9 PS2 Pachinko Slot! Fist of the North Star (incl. Limited Edition) Sammy 15,728 unknown
10 GBA Final Fantasy I + II Advance Square Enix 15,020 232,436

Media Create Hardware Sales - 16 - 22 Aug
platform this week last week 2004 total
1 GameBoy Advance SP 40,229 67,091 1,680,401
2 PlayStation 2 32,291 47,263 1,693,913
3 Gamecube 8,161 11,558 454,226
4 Gameboy Advance 3,437 3,708 174,808
5 Xbox 366 429 23,878
6 PSone 134 120 12,924
7 Swan Crystal 102 121 6,586

Sales of the top 100 titles totaled 798,210 units this week, 67.63% of last week's total and 82.03% of the weekly average. Custom fell off with the end of the obon holidays, and sales dropped by around 382,000 from last week. Total sales for the same week last year (third week of August) were 505,180 units, and 565,847 units the year before that. Typically, the end of the obon holiday means fewer customers and falling rapidly game sales. However, the launch of "Suikoden IV" this year cushioned the decline this year.
Three new titles broke into the ranks. New games accounted for 31.94% of sales. The number of new titles was low, but "Suikoden IV" at number one drove the market, selling 186,000 units. "SUMMON NIGHT: Craft Sword Story 2" also performed well, selling about 52,000 copies. It was a relatively favorable week for new releases considering the season.
The hardware market suffered as much as the software market from the end of obon, with a slower performance than last week by more or less all platforms. It was a week that spelled the end of summer for both software and hardware.
 

jiggle

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Nippon-Ichi needs to bring over them Summon Nights after Atelier Iris and Makai Wars.
 

GaimeGuy

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Uh oh. Paper mario sales are in decline. :(
 

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CVXFREAK said:
...are you ALWAYS this wrong about sales figures?

From the Dengeki Chart Comments:

Suikoden IV: 174,000
Suikoden III: 217,000 / 368,000
At least he wasn't actually predicting the figures this time, he just forgot what Suikoden III did in its first week. ;)
 

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The PS2 and GBA have flip-flopped the leadership position a couple of times so far this year. I wonder if GBA will take the lead again in a week or two.
 

Matt

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Jumpman said:
The PS2 and GBA have flip-flopped the leadership position a couple of times so far this year. I wonder if GBA will take the lead again in a week or two.
If you add the original and SP together, GBA is actually ahead by a fairly wide margin.
 

Jumpman

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Matt said:
If you add the original and SP together, GBA is actually ahead by a fairly wide margin.
Well....yeah, I know, but the SP is gonna need to beat it by itself in the future. The original GBA isn't selling in high numbers anymore, and for all intents and purposes is no longer in production.

I look forward to seeing sales of the DS later this year and thereafter. I really don't think the SP will be able to fully coexist with the DS. If both the DS and the SP continue selling in large numbers, I'll be surprised. I expect either the DS to fail, or the SP's sales to decline dramatically. Most likely the latter.
 

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GaimeGuy said:
Well maybe not. I thought PM sold 338k, and Shrine of Data says it did 422,788.

This game should at least hit 400,000 sometime, I'd expect.