Aussie game charts: April 21-27

Mario Kart powerslides into number one.

Wii owners pounced at Mario Kart Wii last week, giving it enough momentum to leap straight into first place in the overall Australian game charts for the week of April 21-27, according to data trackers GfK Australia. The game was officially on sale for four days during that period and shipped with the Wii Wheel.

The other game to ship with a peripheral last week--Time Crisis 4--comes in just below Mario Kart Wii at number two. EA playground is back in the charts in third spot, pushing Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock for the PlayStation 2 down to number four. Last week's top dog--Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games on the Wii--has fallen four places to five, while the DS version trails behind in 10th position.

In other charts news, The Sims 2: Kitchen & Bath Interior Design Stuff remains at the top of the PC chart, despite falling out of the top overall 10 last week. The Sims 2 also continues to sell strongly, moving up two places, to number four.

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

Top 10 Full-Priced Games
1. Mario Kart Wii, Wii
2. Time Crisis 4 bundle, PlayStation 3
3. EA Playground, Nintendo DS
4. Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock, PlayStation 2
5. Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games, Wii
6. High School Musical, Wii
7. More Brain Training from Dr Kawashima: How Old Is Your Brain?, Nintendo DS
8. SingStar Legends, PlayStation 2
9. Dr Kawashima's Brain Training: How Old Is Your Brain?, Nintendo DS
10. Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games, Nintendo DS

Top 10 PS3 Games (over A$60)
1. Time Crisis 4 bundle
2. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
3. Assassin's Creed
4. Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock bundle
5. Army of Two
6. SingStar bundle
7. Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas 2
8. FIFA Soccer 08
9. Condemned 2: Bloodshot
10. MX vs. ATV Untamed

Top 10 Xbox 360 Games (over A$50)
1. Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock bundle
2. Assassin's Creed
3. Halo 3
4. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
5. Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas 2
6. Army of Two
7. MX vs. ATV Untamed
8. Lost Odyssey
9. Bully: Scholarship Edition
10. Viking: Battle for Asgard

Top 10 Wii Games (over A$50)
1. Mario Kart Wii
2. Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games
3. High School Musical
4. Super Mario Galaxy
5. Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock bundle
6. Mario Party 8
7. Dance Dance Revolution Hottest Party
8. Sega Bass Fishing
9. Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock double pack
10. My Sims

Top 10 PC Games (over A$20)
1. The Sims 2: Kitchen & Bath Interior Design Stuff
2. The Sims 2: Free Time
3. World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade
4. The Sims 2
5. The Sims 2: Bon Voyage
6. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
7. Assassin's Creed
8. Command & Conquer 3: Kane's Wrath
9. The Sims 2: Teen Style Stuff
10. The Sims 2: Pets

Top 10 Nintendo DS Games (over A$40)
1. EA Playground
2. More Brain Training from Dr Kawashima: How Old Is Your Brain?
3. Dr Kawashima's Brain Training: How Old Is Your Brain?
4. Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games
5. Professor Kageyama's Maths Training: The Hundred Cell Calculation Method
6. Professor Layton and the Curious Village
7. Hannah Montana
8. Pokemon Diamond
9. New Super Mario Bros.
10. Nintendogs: Dachshund and Friends

Top 10 PS2 Games (over A$50)
1. Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock bundle
2. SingStar Legends
3. Buzz! The Mega Quiz
4. Buzz! Junior: Dino Den
5. Buzz! The Hollywood Quiz
6. Ratchet & Clank: Size Matters
7. WWE SmackDown! vs. RAW 2008
8. Crash of the Titans
9. MX vs. ATV Untamed
10. V8 Supercars 3 platinum

Top 10 PSP games (over A$40)
1. God of War: Chains of Olympus
2. The Simpsons Game
3. Crash of the Titans
4. MX vs. ATV Untamed
5. Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories platinum
6. Jackass: The Game
7. Need for Speed ProStreet
8. FIFA Soccer 08
9. Medal of Honor Heroes 2
10. WWE SmackDown! vs. RAW 2008

All data supplied by GfK Australia.

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10 comments
the-very-best
the-very-best

I wonder what's gonna be #1 next week.... ? :D

aarow82
aarow82

well i hope mario kart savours it's moment because for the next few months we all know gta IV will take the top 2 spots. the real battle will be for the number 3 position! haha

frazzle00
frazzle00

Wow what a dreadful top 10. Mario and Sonic at the Olympics, Highschool Musical and Singstar Legends in the top 10! It seems that Aussies really know their games huh :P?

EPaul
EPaul

Gran Turismo 5 Prologue disappeared from the list cause it got a price cut

bison_tuesday
bison_tuesday

Its interesting how much the Australian charts differ from those in New Zealand (given our physical and cultural proximity). Nice to see Mario Kart kicking butt, just wish it would release in NZ!

roll450
roll450

Wow didnt expect Mario kart to be that good.