Aussie game charts: April 23-29

TMNT takes top spot; Oblivion for PS3 debuts at fourth position.

T-U-R-T-L-E power reigned supreme in Australia last week, with the latest PlayStation 2 adventures of Donatello and the gang taking the top spot in the overall Australian game charts for the week of April 23 to April 29.

TMNT took the number-one spot from Diddy Kong Racing for the Nintendo DS, which slipped back a place to land in second position, according to data trackers GfK Australia. Nintendo games had a strong showing in the overall top 10, with five entrants including Sonic and the Secret Rings and The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess for the Wii, and Bratz: Forever Diamondz and Animal Crossing: Wild World for the Nintendo DS.

The PlayStation 3 port of last year's role-playing game hit The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion had a strong debut Down Under, coming in at fourth spot in the overall charts. Two other PS3 games made the top 10--MotorStorm and Resistance: Fall of Man.

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

Top 10 Full-Priced Games
1. TMNT, PS2
2. Diddy Kong Racing DS, Nintendo DS
3. Sonic and the Secret Rings, Nintendo Wii
4. The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, PS3
5. Bratz: Forever Diamondz, Nintendo DS
6. Command and Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars, PC
7. Resistance: Fall of Man, PS3
8. Animal Crossing: Wild World, Nintendo DS
9. MotorStorm, PS3
10. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, Nintendo Wii

Top 10 PS3 Games (over A$60)
1. The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
2. Resistance: Fall of Man
3. Need for Speed Carbon
4. MotorStorm
5. F.E.A.R.
6. Call of Duty 3
7. NBA 2K7
8. Fight Night Round 3
9. Formula One Championship Edition
10. Ridge Racer 7

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

Top 10 Wii Games (over A$50)
1. Sonic and the Secret Rings
2. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
3. WarioWare: Smooth Moves
4. Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2
5. Red Steel
6. Rayman Raving Rabbids
7. TMNT
8. Need for Speed Carbon
9. Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz
10. GT Pro Series

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: Pets
6. The Sims 2: Celebration Stuff
7. S.T.A.L.K.E.R: Shadow of Chernobyl
8. World Championship Poker 2
9. The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
10. The Sims 2

Top 10 Nintendo DS Games (over A$40)
1. Diddy Kong Racing DS
2. Bratz: Forever Diamondz
3. Animal Crossing: Wild World
4. Zoo Tycoon
5. Petz Hotel
6. Horsez
7. Mario Kart DS
8. TMNT
9. New Super Mario Bros.
10. Dr Kawashima's Brain Training

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

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

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

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

All data supplied by GfK Australia.

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Discussion

31 comments
theKSMM
theKSMM

I'm a little surprised that no XBOX 360 games got into the combined Top 10 chart. But then again, I'm confused as to how Need for Speed Carbon outsold Motorstorm on the PS3 list, but didn't make it into the combined list at all. Nonetheless, it seems that Sony and Nintendo are sharing the love in Australia and Microsoft is getting a little squeezed out. Australia isn't a huge market, globally speaking, but Microsoft best be taking note of the trend before it gets out of hand.

TrumpyTheDog
TrumpyTheDog

This seems to be the one place where the PS3 is actually doing well. How long till Sony decide this is "The Market" and focus all their attention on the Aussies? How about giving European and US PS3 owners something to gloat about? And fuman, Square have already stated that FF XIII will not be a Playstation exclusive... they just haven't mentioned what other format they intend to release it on.

TrumpyTheDog
TrumpyTheDog

This seems to be the one place where the PS3 is actually doing well. How long till Sony decide this is "The Market" and focus all their attention on the Aussies? How about giving European and US PS3 owners something to gloat about?

DiscoJoy
DiscoJoy

With God of War 2 (PS2), Final Fantasy III (DS), Spidey 3 (multi-platform) and LOTR: Online (PC) released in Australia this week, next week's chart should look slightly more interesting. At least one would hope. Power to Zelda, still holding in there after 5 months or so!

fuman3
fuman3

I love how 360 people still come up an try to bash the PS3 . Its not working now guys so just give it up. Stop making excuses for it cause its not in the top 10. Stop trying to believe your little fairy tale of FF and MGS4 coming to the 360. Just let it be.....

Someguyinavan
Someguyinavan

Gears came after a year and it really hyped up the 360... It might be fun but im not really in too shooters... Dead Rising looks intresting tho, killing zombies is always fun ^_^...

mk_2
mk_2

I wonder why some people want to declare a certain console is better than another. If games will be released for every console, it doesn't matter which console you will get, right. bond21: "the ps3 is only getting that we;ve already played..." I believe that would apply only for old games. And it's understandable because PS3 came 1 year later than 360. New games usually be released simultaneously for every console, for example TMNT...

Mafia_hitman01
Mafia_hitman01

I've gotta say a few things to every1 who wrote in this post. I own a 360 and a PS3. I'm constantly asked "Which is better?" My answer......... They're different in almost every way. At the moment the 360 is murdering the PS3 as developers aren't used to coding for the Cell processer. The 360 has the greatest on-line functions a console has ever seen (added Windows Live messenger 7/5/07). Sony's HOME ( I think that's it name) should be ok but X-Live is (hands down) number 1. We can all argue which is better till we run outta breathe but it'll never solve who's got the better console. G.O.W is probably the best single player game I've ever played, but the multiplayer was ****house. MGS 2 & 3 were close to the WORST THINGS EVER MADE. I used both of the disks as coasters when my Relo's came over. As to this weeks charts, nothing was released on 360 so your boasting for N.O.T.H.I.N.G u twits. TMNT was? Oh, sorry. That's a kids game and kiddies own a ps2 so why wouldn't it outsell everything? If you want a console now, 360 is BY FAR number 1. 12 months time, I'll review that statement. So every1 who doesn't OWN (not just played) both consoles, every argument you'll ever make isn't relevent..... only bias. Oh and 1 more thing...... I HATE HALO 1 and 2. I love R6V and MGS STILL STINKS. PEACE.

finalsquall76
finalsquall76

Problem for MS I believe in my opinion, is aussies and Europe don't buy into american hype. We have all your **** over here.. Most of which is cool, but we get to see how hyped things are and have no real substance. One downfall that Sony has is not investing in the PAL regions First. We have been loyal and always get burnt. But we believe in the product. So Sony PAL first :P As for I would have thought the console was too expensive atm, as is the software. Unlike americans, we see it as well that is an ok price considering a blu ray is $1000au, and look at what it has to offer. Might be a big price but sometimes you gtta break it down to see what benefits you get with the price. I paid $999au and I'm pleased with it. I have no regrets even if it went down tomorrow to $799 PS GoW has already been on the charts - still can't hold it in AU :P

finalsquall76
finalsquall76

FF and MGS are maybe coming to the 360 so whats the point. BS... That is a MS hype. Hideo stated that MGS is for the ps3 as MGS is a Theater equivalent game and stated that the PS3 is like the theater, 360 is Home DVD set up. He said he wants MGS to have the best movie like feel which is ps3. Also square might make games for ms. Thy said ff13 is for ps3. The charts are great. It shows how only the uSA has the 360. Whereas the PAL region has Sony and Nintendo Written all over it. To bad so sad for MS :P

bond21
bond21

btw GoW is an AAA 360 exclusive, whats AAA out now on the ps3....

bond21
bond21

Mass Effect, Halo 3, Dead rising, we had oblivion for a year as a timed exclusive, same with SC, R6, FEAR, and a bunch of other games the ps3 is only getting that we;ve already played... Theres no point in getting a ps3 because dmc 4 is on 360,gta is on the 360, FF and MGS are maybe coming to the 360 so whats the point.

Reetesh
Reetesh

This shows that Most of the Gaming Population doesnt come online and check for reviews... I mean.. TMNT game.... was it THAT good?

RaiKageRyu
RaiKageRyu

I'm expecting to see GoW on there next week!

king_pin_87
king_pin_87

"bond21 Also does winning in sales in Australia for one week make the ps3 any less of a crap system? thought not." Its had games in the top ten for a few weeks now and has been consistent. The 360 isn't the godly system you all make it out to be, name me one exclusive that isn't called Gears of War that is truly a AAA title, cause I don't know of any. And besides, at least on the PS3 and Wii LESS than 90% of its games are shooters.

bond21
bond21

gee why are there no 360 games? Ever think the PS3 was just released a few weeks ago and people want games for it? Also does winning in sales in Australia for one week make the ps3 any less of a crap system? thought not.

Nintendo_Man
Nintendo_Man moderator

We are in a big game drought, companies are being very slow in releasing new games here so the charts will reflect this.

the-very-best
the-very-best

How odd that PS3 already has 3 titles in the top 10...I would have thought the console was too expensive atm, as is the software.

king_pin_87
king_pin_87

Ground_Zero lol, I find it ironic you like the 360 and have an evil pick of Mr Burns. Good thing this chart proves we are not evil by having no 360 games in the top ten :P.

CadeFlayer
CadeFlayer

PS3 = 3 games 360 = 0 games Brilliant!

jakeboudville
jakeboudville

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aus_pride
aus_pride

Watch this....Next week god of war 2 will be number one and elite beat agents will be somewhere in the top ten.

waleywu_basic
waleywu_basic

Sonic got released. nice man, Sony has Aussie pretty well locked up. xbox is nowhere to be found. PSWII for the WIN!

Ground_Zero
Ground_Zero

damn no 360 games but good to see some wii games there

AnFangs_Endes
AnFangs_Endes

....Marioraider......thats what a good top ten chart should look like :D

mk_2
mk_2

Wow, TMNT bounces to No.1. What a surprise.

marioraider
marioraider

Hmmm..... No 360 games on Top 10.....