Aussie game charts: April 16-April 22

Diddy Kong Racing makes a comeback after almost a decade away.

by

Diddy Kong Racing has made a triumphant return down under, with the Nintendo DS version of the N64 classic topping the overall Australian game sales charts for the week of April 16 to April 22.

The movie-based game TMNT is still enjoying a boost to its sales with the local release of the film--the PlayStation 2 version taking out the number two spot in the overall charts, according to data trackers GfK Australia. Last week's overall number one, Command and Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars for the PC, slipped to number three spot, pushing the PS3's Resistance: Fall of Man back to number four.

In other chart news, the Guitar Hero II bundle remains at number one in the Xbox 360 list, with Gears of War climbing back to the number two spot. On the Wii front, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess remains firmly placed at number one.

All sales stats, including console-by-console breakdowns, can be found below:

Top 10 Full-Priced Games
1. Diddy Kong Racing DS, Nintendo DS
2. TMNT, PS2
3. Command and Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars, PC
4. Resistance: Fall of Man, PS3
5. World of Warcraft, PC
6. MotorStorm, PS3
7. World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade, PC
8. Ricky Ponting International Cricket 2007, PS2
9. The Sims 2: Seasons, PC
10. Animal Crossing: Wild World, DS

Top 10 PS3 Games (over A$60)
1. Resistance: Fall of Man
2. MotorStorm
3. Need for Speed Carbon
4. Call of Duty 3
5. Formula One Championship Edition
6. Fight Night Round 3
7. Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII
8. Tiger Woods PGA Tour 07
9. Ridge Racer 7
10. Tony Hawk's Project 8

Top 10 Xbox 360 Games (over A$50)
1. Guitar Hero II bundle
2. Gears of War
3. Ricky Ponting International Cricket 2007
4. Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2
5. Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas
6. Crackdown
7. Saints Row
8. Lost Planet
9. TMNT
10. Need for Speed Carbon

Top 10 Wii Games (over A$50)
1. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
2. Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2
3. WarioWare: Smooth Moves
4. Sonic and the Secret Rings
5. Red Steel
6. Tiger Woods PGA Tour 07
7. TMNT
8. Rayman Raving Rabbits
9. Need for Speed Carbon
10. Prince of Persia Rival Swords

Top 10 PC Games (over A$20)
1. Command and Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars
2. World of Warcraft
3. World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade
4. The Sims 2: Seasons
5. The Sims 2: Celebration Stuff
6. The Sims 2: Pets
7. Desperate Housewives: The Game
8. S.T.A.L.K.E.R: Shadow of Chernobyl
9. World Championship Poker 2
10. The Sims 2

Top 10 Nintendo DS Games (over A$40)
1. Diddy Kong Racing DS
2. Animal Crossing: Wild World
3. Nintendogs: Labrador and Friends
4. Nintendogs: Dachshund and Friends
5. Nintendogs: Dalmatian and Friends
6. Mario Kart DS
7. Nintendogs: Chihuahua and Friends
8. New Super Mario Bros.
9. Bratz: Forever Diamondz
10. TMNT

Top 10 PS2 Games (over A$50)
1. TMNT
2. Ricky Ponting International Cricket 2007
3. Final Fantasy XII
4. Guitar Hero II bundle
5. SingStar Rocks! bundle
6. SingStar Legends bundle
7. Need for Speed Carbon
8. WWE SmackDown! vs. RAW 2007
9. Buzz: Junior Jungle bundle
10. EyeToy: Play Sports bundle

Top 10 PSP games (over A$40)
1. Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories
2. TMNT
3. Call of Duty: Roads to Victory
4. Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories
5. WWE SmackDown! vs. RAW 2007
6. Prince of Persia Rival Swords
7. Need for Speed Carbon
8. Tekken: Dark Resurrection
9. 300: March to Glory
10. The Family Guy

Top 10 Xbox Games (over A$50)
1. Need for Speed Carbon
2. Lego Star Wars 2
3. Rugby League 2
4. Destroy All Humans 2
5. FIFA 2007
6. Call of Duty 3
7. Eragon
8. Scarface: The World Is Yours
9. Tiger Woods PGA Tour 07
10. The Legend of Spyro: A New Beginning

Top 10 Game Boy Advance Games (over A$40)
1. Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team
2. TMNT
3. Pokémon Emerald
4. Cars
5. Pokémon Sapphire
6. Bratz: Rock Angelz
7. Pokémon Ruby
8. Avatar: The Legend of Aang
9. Dogz
10. Dogz 2

All data supplied by GfK Australia.

Discussion

45 comments
hathejoker
hathejoker

How is TMNT number one for PS2? How is it in the top ten?

NA3D
NA3D

nah, PS3 will keep last place, dont worry.

xElite_GameRx
xElite_GameRx

The nintendo wii will end up like n64, in last place. As for PC gaming, without computers their would be no console gaming, and 7 million subscribers to an rpg game is impressive. PC originated games like half-life 2, counter strike, Warcraft, Command and Conquer, so PC has a 100% better game list then the wii. You don't see great games like god of war with a combination of greate gameplay/story/graphics. It's a relief from the retarded games like pokemon, diddy kong, or 3D mario.

MATERAZZI_23
MATERAZZI_23

@Montrealien I see, another bitter frenchie.... oui oui....

dmastor
dmastor

Pc gamers are funny they brag all the time put there top selling game list is like all sims and even Desperate Housewives: The Game lol i play pc games but i don't dare compare them to console game that have better selections ever call of duty 4 is on console for now and not the pc. so pc gamers just swallow that your overprice rts and mmo machine is good but stop bragging about graphics so Desperate Housewives: The Game look better

blackace
blackace

It looks like Aussie gamers like PC games more then console titles. I guess GoW2 didn't get released in Aussie yet. I'm surprised that Ghost Recon: AW2 isn't in the top 10 since that game is great. _____________________________________________________ drangel_jam No Xbox 360 is in the overall Top10, THAT SHOULD BE A WAKE UP CALL!

mariokart64fan
mariokart64fan

wii has only been out less then a yr , give it a chance zelda is good enough game, for now , i dont see why you guys are mad at a console thats very new to that region, now 360 i can see over a yr

Krigon
Krigon

Taouk91 wrote "what happened to god of war II and i reckon ps3 kicks every consoles behind(except for ps2)" Well god of war 2 is released the 28th of April (tomorrow) in europe and i guess the Australian have the same release date for it :) so expect it to own the next chart.

Thorpe89
Thorpe89

Diddy Kong Racing DS is quite cool but needs more people online.

Mkeegs79
Mkeegs79

Lately? The Wii hardly ever gets any good releases period.

s_king7
s_king7

Come on guys give the Wii and 360 a chance its true they didn't get good releases lately but don't make that the excuse because in the next couple of months real god games are also coming to the PS3 nice work Sony

DV92Camaro
DV92Camaro

Wow. Maybe Wii is a gimmick. So many Wii systems sold and no games to show for it in the top ten. Ouch. All hype. Not that the system interests me to begin with since I'm into Adult games.

drangel_jam
drangel_jam

No Xbox 360 is in the overall Top10, THAT SHOULD BE A WAKE UP CALL!

taouk91
taouk91

what happened to god of war II and i reckon ps3 kicks every consoles behind(except for ps2)

mk_2
mk_2

Cool, TMNT is still in top 3. If only they could have Nolan North voices for Raphael in the game, it'll be perfect.

killeryoda85
killeryoda85

TMNT was awful! definitely not number 2!

slayer1090
slayer1090

I demand to see the breakdown for the Gamecube............. Ooh wait I forgot, Wii is the Gamecube. Let me rephrase that... Wii is a Wii and also can play gamcube games. Gamecube is a cube. Wii is a rectangle. Get it through ur head.

Montrealien
Montrealien

"MATERAZZI_23 I demand to see the breakdown for the Gamecube............. Ooh wait I forgot, Wii is the Gamecube.... " umm, yeah...good one....you wear your name well and deserve another headbutt.

zsc4
zsc4

I have to say that is one interesting chart :?

Payback7
Payback7

No need for that Materazzi_23 Just cause you don't like the Wii (or at least that's what it sounded like from your comment) doesn't mean there are ALOT of ppl out there that are really happy with the machine. Have you even played it by the way? Cause I know a heap of my mates thought I was crazy to get the Wii, but as soon as they played it they ended up getting one as well. Like Nintendo says "playing is believing". Nintendo - Keep up the good work! :)

MATERAZZI_23
MATERAZZI_23

I demand to see the breakdown for the Gamecube............. Ooh wait I forgot, Wii is the Gamecube....

jofy
jofy

No 360 games in the the top ten

aus_pride
aus_pride

Wheres lunar knights for the ds?

lightwarrior179
lightwarrior179

Nice to see PS2 games out there. It looks like Sony and DS is owning the charts currently. 360 and Wii are blown off with poor releases in past weeks. They are all waiting for Halo 3 to be their ace card. MGS4 vs Halo 3 vs Super Mario(or Metroid Prime) for GOTY 2007 would be great. But I feel certain 'Darkness' hovering over it with a rage of cry from God of War II.

DARTHKA0S
DARTHKA0S

Its not that interesting there hasnt been a decent 360 release since mid March wait untill May and June then you will see the 360 own again.

Greg_888_v8
Greg_888_v8

how come no 360 games in top 10 ?? oooohhhh because they are on 360

kavadias1981
kavadias1981

Who the fudge is buying TMNT? Direct me to their faces!

bihboy69
bihboy69

MGSFan27285 ps3 and ps2 owns this chart. pc too. wii and 360 are no where to be found. you read my mind

DoctorFu
DoctorFu

DS - Bratz: Forever Diamondz GBA - Bratz: Rock Angelz What is going on in that country?

Doolum
Doolum

resistance still in the top 10.nice,amazing and fantastic.

MGSFan27285
MGSFan27285

ps3 and ps2 owns this chart. pc too. wii and 360 are no where to be found.

Nike_Air
Nike_Air

PS3 = 2 games in top 10 wii60 = 0 games in the top 10 interesting

crunchy9178
crunchy9178

Motorstorm and Resistance are doing well because they are the only PS3 games worth getting lol. Also the PS3 just came out and I'd imagine sales would be high those two games would be the only ones new PS3 owners would end up buying. I would know... I have a 360 and just bought a PS3

AnFangs_Endes
AnFangs_Endes

uh mario > diddy the italian is better than a dam dirty ape...heh heh,

Reetesh
Reetesh

lol, Diddy kong Racing ? And it released so long back

CadeFlayer
CadeFlayer

PS3 = 2 games in top 10 wii60 = 0 games in the top 10

RaiKageRyu
RaiKageRyu

Aww, Final Fantasy XII finally fell off the overall top ten charts. suX0rz

CWEBB04z
CWEBB04z

Yeah! Resistance and Motorstorm doing very well.

king_pin_87
king_pin_87

Funny everyone was saying in the "no price drop for Oz" news post that sony will see better sales if they don't "treat us like crap", but like I said, most people don't give a crap, and here is the proof. Great to see the PS3 doing so well in software sales after GS claimed it did crap at launch.

mcxps3
mcxps3

It is great to see that the ps3 still is on the top ten in software the only nexgen console to do so. So 4 out oof the top ten are Ps brand the other four pc and the last 2 ds . I guess sony still rules in some places.