Aussie game charts: August 27-September 2

BioShock maintains its hold over the Australian game charts.

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BioShock for the Xbox 360 continued its reign over Aussie gamers this week, taking the top position in the overall game charts for the second week in a row, according to data trackers GfK Australia. However, the PC version fell a spot from last week's position to be number five in the latest charts.

SingStar '90s for the PlayStation 2 remains in second place in the overall charts, and Brain Training from Dr Kawashima: How Old Is Your Brain? moved up to third. Pokémon Diamond for the Nintendo DS has taken out the sixth position, while Pokémon Pearl climbed up a spot to eighth. Mario Party 8 remains unchanged from the previous week staying in the seventh spot. World of Warcraft finished the week again in the 10th position.

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

Top 10 Full-Priced Games
1. BioShock, Xbox 360
2. SingStar '90s, PlayStation 2
3. Brain Training from Dr Kawashima: How Old Is Your Brain?, Nintendo DS
4. SingStar '90s bundle, PlayStation 2
5. BioShock, PC
6. Pokémon Diamond, Nintendo DS
7. Mario Party 8, Nintendo Wii
8. Pokémon Pearl, Nintendo DS
9. AFL Premiership 2007, PlayStation 2
10. World of Warcraft, PC

Top 10 PS3 Games (over A$60)
1. Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2
2. Need for Speed Carbon
3. Fight Night Round 3
4. Formula One Championship Edition
5. F.E.A.R.
6. Transformers: The Game
7. The Darkness
8. Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas
9. Armored Core 4
10. Virtua Tennis 3

Top 10 Xbox 360 Games (over A$50)
1. BioShock
2. Madden NFL 08
3. Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas
4. Blue Dragon
5. Gears of War
6. Forza Motorsport 2
7. Guitar Hero II bundle
8. DiRT
9. Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2
10. F.E.A.R.

Top 10 Wii Games (over A$50)
1. Mario Party 8
2. Sonic and the Secret Rings
3. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
4. Call of Duty 3
5. Red Steel
6. Rapala Tournament Fishing
7. Driver: Parallel Lines
8. GT Pro Series
9. Mario Strikers Charged Football
10. Tiger Woods PGA Tour 08

Top 10 PC Games (over A$20)
1. BioShock
2. World of Warcraft
3. World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade
4. Battlefield 2142
5. Command & Conquer 3 Tiberium Wars
6. The Sims 2: Pets
7. Age of Empires III
8. The Sims 2: Seasons
9. The Sims 2
10. The Sims 2: Fashion Stuff

Top 10 Nintendo DS Games (over A$40)
1. Brain Training from Dr Kawashima: How Old Is Your Brain?
2. Pokémon Diamond
3. Pokémon Pearl
4. Big Brain Academy
5. New Super Mario Bros.
6. Clubhouse Games
7. Zoo Tycoon
8. Mario Kart DS
9. Horsez
10. Nintendogs: Dachshund and Friends

Top 10 PS2 Games (over A$50)
1. SingStar '90s
2. SingStar '90s bundle
3. AFL Premiership 2007
4. V8 Supercars 3 Platinum
5. Rugby 08
6. Guitar Hero II bundle
7. SingStar Pop Hits
8. Transformers: The Game
9. God of War II
10. Tiger Woods PGA Tour 08

Top 10 PSP games (over A$40)
1. Transformers: The Game
2. WWE SmackDown! vs. RAW 2007
3. Ratchet & Clank: Size Matters
4. Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories
5. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
6. Need for Speed Carbon
7. Ratatouille
8. SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Fireteam Bravo 2
9. Dungeons and Dragons Tactics
10. Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2

All data supplied by GfK Australia.

Discussion

24 comments
playstation_wii
playstation_wii

Wow! I can't believe Singstar is selling so well! :shock:

Nintendo_Man
Nintendo_Man moderator

Lets hope that more games hold Singstar from regaining top spot.

rav44
rav44

Bioshock isn't surprising. i really wonder why the pc version is down though? probably because you need a really good computer. No ps3 games made the top ten though. today i was again wondering if i made the wrong choice shoosing the wii or 360 because the ps3 might actually be close the success of the ps2 in the far future because developers (ubisoft) seem to be making more games for it because they are being paid to. Thise article just reminded me that i made the right choices. and the 360 gets better versions of games anyways.

lamprey263
lamprey263

@Pete5506 - are you a bot? I think most of your postings just say "cool" about everything

RaiKageRyu
RaiKageRyu

Finally a worthy title on the top.

lamprey263
lamprey263

:| nintendogs is back on the DS top10 :D way to go BioShock!!

SpazH3d
SpazH3d

Woah, Bioshock wins!

STEALTH5000
STEALTH5000

Bioshock rightly deserves it. Go 360!

devil_1994
devil_1994

top 10 wii number4.call of duty 4?????? anyway i have bioshock its really aweasome it deserves this

0678
0678

wow didnt think bioshock would hold that spot. glad I was wrong. where are the ps3 titles in the top 10? I see a few ps2 one's but no ps3. ah well still getting one.

zath5
zath5

Go Bioshock, Xbox360, and the Aussies

lantus
lantus

Yaya :D, BioShock absolutely deserves to sell great! :)

Whirlbat
Whirlbat

BioShock, Rainbow Six, Gears of War, Ghost Recon... all in yer top 10. Yeah... that's about right. You Aussie's seem to have good heads on your shoulders. ;P (Big fan of your country, by the way. xP) As great as BioShock is, you all need to get Vegas so I have people to hunt with in the early hours of the morning. =P

Mattyrock
Mattyrock

Hmm...I better try Bioshock to see whats that like, My brother can't wait for the PC version of Gears of War and I should try C&C for once...Like Generals... At ;east we have this selling chart in this country, god bless Gamespot!

DARTHKA0S
DARTHKA0S

Good to see us Aussies buying something thats not a DS game I feel less embarrassment and rightly so Bioshock is awesome.

dwarlf
dwarlf

@themovi3nut. Yeah its the irony of pc gaming, most gamers will spend a couple of grand on a pc to play games but be too stingy to actually buy games for it. And so the demise of pc gaming continues...

themovi3nut
themovi3nut

DrumInfected - that list can't tell you that people can always download games from torrent sites, which is stupid because of bandwith limits

DrumInfected
DrumInfected

Looks like more people have Bioshock for 360 than PC's.

2x4b96123
2x4b96123

note: not a single PS3 game is in the top games

LordLeckie
LordLeckie

Go BioShock!!!! Good to see that the revolutionary games we have been demanding arent going ignored commercially.

ThaSod
ThaSod

Maybe the reports of the 360's demise in Australia were a bit premature.