Aussie game charts: April 2-April 8

Ninja Turtles fight their way to number one.

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The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TMNT) are back and on top this week with their movie tie-in game on the PlayStation 2. TMNT has jumped to the number one spot in the Australian game charts--three weeks after its initial release. The spike can be attributed to the general release of TMNT the movie on April 5 in Australia.

The Guitar Hero 2 bundle on the Xbox 360 leapt straight to the number two spot in its debut week--knocking Command and Conquer 3 Tiberium Wars to the number three spot. Cricket World Cup fever has fallen this week with Ricky Ponting International Cricket 2007 on the PlayStation 2 falling two spots to number six. PS3 games sales have dropped off in the 10 chart with MotorStorm and Resistance: Fall of Man holding the seventh and eighth positions respectively this week.

In other charts for the week of April 2 to April 8, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess retains its position at the top of the Wii games, and Animal Crossing: Wild World on the Nintendo DS charts also remains on the top. Overall the charts have changed very little since the previous week--with few titles that came out making an impact.

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

Top 10 Full-Priced Games
1. TMNT, PlayStation 2
2. Guitar Hero 2 bundle, Xbox 360
3. Command and Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars, PC
4. Animal Crossing: Wild World, DS
5. Petz Hotel, DS
6. Ricky Ponting International Cricket 2007, PS2
7. MotorStorm, PS3
8. Resistance: Fall of Man, PS3
9. The Sims 2: Seasons, PC
10. Horsez, DS

Top 10 PS3 Games (over A$60)
1. MotorStorm
2. Resistance: Fall of Man
3. Need for Speed Carbon
4. Call of Duty 3
5. Fight Night Round 3
6. Virtua Tennis 3
7. Ridge Racer 7
8. Tiger Woods PGA Tour 07
9. Formula One Championship Edition
10. Virtua Fighter 5

Top 10 Xbox 360 Games (over A$50)
1. Guitar Hero 2 bundle
2. Ricky Ponting International Cricket 2007
3. Gears of War
4. Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2
5. Crackdown
6. F.E.A.R.
7. Saints Row
8. TMNT
9. Lost Planet
10. The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion

Top 10 Wii Games (over A$50)
1. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
2. Sonic and the Secret Rings
3. WarioWare: Smooth Moves
4. Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2
5. TMNT
6. Tiger woods PGA Tour 2007
7. Excite Truck
8. Red Steel
9. Rapala Tournament Fishing
10. Rayman Raving Rabbits

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

Top 10 Nintendo DS Games (over A$40)
1. Animal Crossing: Wild World
2. Petz Hotel
3. Horsez
4. Catz
5. TMNT
6. Mario Kart
7. Nintendogs: Labrador and FriendsTMNT
8. Flushed Away
9. Nintendogs: Dalmatian and Friends
10. The Sims 2: Pets

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

Top 10 PSP games (over A$40)
1. Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories
2. TMNT
3. WWE SmackDown! vs. RAW 2007
4. Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories
5. Call of Duty: Roads to Victory
6. Daxter Platinum
7. Cars Platinum
8. Need for Speed Carbon
9. V8 Supercars 3 Shootout
10. Sega Mega Drive Collection

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

Top 10 Game Boy Advance Games (over A$40)
1. TMNT
2. Avatar: The Legend of Aang
3. Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team
4. Pokémon Emerald
5. Crash and Spyro Pack: Volume 3
6. Crash and Spyro Pack: Volume 2
7. Bratz: Forever Diamonds
8. Cars
9. Pokémon Ruby
10. Crash and Spyro Pack: Volume 1

All data supplied by GfK Australia.

Discussion

26 comments
mk_2
mk_2

Yeah! Turtle Power! I just got myself a TMNT game. :) Not a great game but really fun to play with.

waleywu_basic
waleywu_basic

>virtua fighter 5 only #10? that game awesome!! it's a pretty hardcore fighting games. and very Japanese-y. so I don't see a lot of people getting on the bangwagon. VF will do very well in Asian, but that's about it. there are GBA games over 40 dollars?? man, those poor Aussies.

RaNaBiR
RaNaBiR

Lol, Gears of War still selling??

cenz_is
cenz_is

well aslong as gears of war is still fighting strong im happy

GizmoVirus
GizmoVirus

Sad to see the PS3 games have dropped back a bit, seeming the system is still brand new

the_real_VIP
the_real_VIP

Ha, Gamespot just fixed it's typo mistake by taking the "2" out.

anamnawshad
anamnawshad

the_real_VIP There's an Xbox version of GRAW 2? :o I didn't knew that! I gotta buy it! :P

derayokray
derayokray

virtua fighter 5 only #10? that game awesome!!

hotdork70minus1
hotdork70minus1

"the_real_VIP There's an Xbox version of GRAW 2?" .......................That's weird, I never knew that.

lavdrim
lavdrim

yep yep a 7 year old counsle still at the top:P.

Smoolander
Smoolander

Guitar Hero 2. I've done my bit to push it up the charts, as I picked it up this week. Some frustrating times ahead as I try to finish that one. Good to see Oblivion has returned to the top 10 for 360 sales. I'm still trying to finish that brilliant game.

Nintendo_Man
Nintendo_Man moderator

The tv commercial blitz for the DS games (Animal Crossing, Catz and Horsez has certainly worked for Nintendo.

jofy
jofy

ps2 still number one

bawa_almighty
bawa_almighty

is 360 failin or is jus cuz ps3 is still new over there

meesey01
meesey01

Just look at the top DS games sold...dissapointing!

smoothn00dle
smoothn00dle

@TTDog Thx for letting us know every time PS3 drop out of the chart.

choasgod
choasgod

hmm not bad sales for S3 considering the few consoles sold down here atm ...

zsc4
zsc4

TMNT FTW :lol: Well I was hoping GH2 to be there.

TTDog
TTDog

At least the PS3 games are still hanging on for another week, they've dropped out the UK charts altogether.