Japanese Sales: August 1 – August 7, 2005
Sales of the top 100 titles totaled 1,523,560 units, 116.88% of last week’s total and 191.40% of the weekly average. Seventeen new releases took spots in the top 100, led by top-ranked World Soccer Winning Eleven 9 (PS2) and followed by titles including Grandia III (PS2), and Pokemon XD: Gale of Darkness (GCN).
New titles accounted for 70.66% of sales, a high percentage, and World Soccer Winning Eleven 9 made up the majority of new title sales. The only Top 10 titles from last week in this weekÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Top 10 are Super Robot Wars Alpha 3, Gentle Brain Exercises, and The King of Beetle Mushiking: Greatest Champion.
1. PS2 World Soccer Winning Eleven 9
2. PS2 Grandia III
3. GCN Pokemon XD: Gale of Darkness
4. PS2 Summon Night EX Thesis: Yoake no Tsubasa
5. PS2 Super Robot Wars Alpha 3
6. PS2 Armored Core: Last Raven
7. PS2 Bleach: Erabareshi Tamashii
8. DS Gentle Brain Exercises
9. GBA The King of Beetle Mushiking: Greatest Champion
10. DS Power Pocket Koushien
On the hardware side, Nintendo DS sales slipped a percentage point, while the GameCube, PlayStation 2, and PlayStation Portable saw small gains. For the first time in several weeks, combined sales of NintendoÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s three handhelds, the Game Boy Advance, Game Boy Advance SP, and Nintendo DS were below a majority of overall hardware sales, standing just below 50% at 48.65%.
Nintendo DS 37.81%
PlayStation 2 29.49%
Game Boy Advance SP 10.48%
Game Boy Advance 0.36%