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Japan Top Sales December 6 - 12

Well, the latest Media Create numbers are in (tracking Japanese weekly game sales) for the week spanning December 6 through December 12, which means we've got a glimpse into how the PSP is doing during its launch.

The Sony PSP handheld was released on December 12, so the numbers in the hardware and software list actually reflect one day's worth of sales. Not bad... but not spectacular. Of course, blame rests on Sony for short-shipping the unit intentionally, and not on consumers who are snapping the things up like free cookies.

Continued props to Square-Enix's Dragon Warrior XIII, which has taken the top spot for three weeks now and has sold 2.8 million copies, while retailing for the astronomical price of 8,800 yen (US$95).

Software Sales (Units Week - Units 2004)
1. (PS2) Dragon Warrior VIII - Square-Enix - 203,618 - 2,846,971
2. (PS2) Daito Giken Pachinko Slot - Yoshimune - 188,927 - 188,927
3. (PS2) Gundam vs. Z Gundam - Bandai - 183,583 - 183,583
4. (PSP) Hot Shots Golf Portable - SCE - 65,900 - 65,900
5. (GBA) Mega Man Battle Network 5: Team of Blues - Capcom - 64,860 - 64,860
6. (PSP) Ridge Racers - Namco - 60,624 - 60,624
7. (NDS) Wario Ware: Touched! - Nintendo - 58,083 - 58,083
8. (NDS) Super Mario 64 DS - Nintendo - 54,829 - 206,202
9. (PS2) FIFA Total Football 2 - EA Sports - 53,617 - 53,617
10. (GCN) Mario Party 6 - Nintendo - 39,231 - 217,583

Hardware Sales (Units This Week - Units Last Week - Total Units 2004)
1. Nintendo DS - 198,892 - 468,883 - 667,775
2. Sony PSP - 160,019 - X - 400,000 (reported)
3. PlayStation 2 - 98,323 - 93,829 - 2,386,068
4. Game Boy Advance SP - 48,912 - 27,313 - 2,260,422
5. GameCube - 25,359 - 5,465 - 558,537
6. Game Boy Advance - 897 - 822 - 192,878
7. Xbox - 385 - 621 - 35,880
8. SwanCrystal - 44 - 44 - 7318
9. PSone - 35 - 40 - 13,899

12/17/2004 Frank Provo

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