Aussie game charts: August 31-September 6

Gotham's Dark Knight falls short to a Frisbee dog and fitness game.

Just like the supervillain Bane, Nintendo has broken the back of the caped crusader, at least when it comes to the Australian game charts. Not even Metacritic’s highest-rated game of this year--Batman: Arkham Asylum--could push Nintendo's ultrapopular Wii games from the number one and two places, respectively, according to data trackers GfK Australia.

Batman still had a pretty strong first week of sales, debuting in the third and fourth place on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, respectively, for the week of August 31-September 6. In the middle of the charts we've got the usual assortment of Wii Play and Brain Training, with Ashes Cricket 2009 on the PS3 closing out the week at number 10.

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

Top 10 Full-Priced Games
1. Wii Sports Resort bundle, Wii
2. Wii Fit, Wii
3. Batman: Arkham Asylum, PlayStation 3
4. Batman: Arkham Asylum, Xbox 360
5. Mario Kart Wii, Wii
6. Wii Play bundle, Wii
7. Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10, Wii
8. More Brain Training From Dr Kawashima: How Old Is Your Brain?, Nintendo DS
9. Grand Slam Tennis, Wii
10. Ashes Cricket 2009, PlayStation 3

Top 10 PS3 Games (over A$60)
1. Batman: Arkham Asylum
2. Ashes Cricket 2009
3. UFC 2009 Undisputed
4. Grand Theft Auto IV
5. Wolfenstein
6. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare GOTY
7. Fight Night Round 4
8. Madden NFL 10
9. Sacred 2: Fallen Angel
10. inFamous

Top 10 Xbox 360 Games (over A$50)
1. Batman: Arkham Asylum
2. Ashes Cricket 2009
3. Wolfenstein
4. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare GOTY
5. Sacred 2: Fallen Angel
6. Fight Night Round 4
7. Madden NFL 10
8. Prototype
9. Grand Theft Auto IV
10. Halo 3

Top 10 Wii Games (over A$50)
1. Wii Sports Resort bundle
2. Wii Fit
3. Mario Kart Wii
4. Wii Play bundle
5. Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10
6. Grand Slam Tennis
7. EA Sports Active
8. Virtua Tennis 2009
9. The House of the Dead: Overkill
10. Guitar Hero: Metallica bundle

Top 10 PC Games (over A$20)
1. The Sims 3
2. World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King
3. Wolfenstein
4. World of Warcraft
5. The Sims 2: Double Deluxe
6. World of Warcraft Battlechest
7. The Sims 2: Apartment Life
8. World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade
9. The Sims 2: Pets
10. The Sims 2: Free Timebr/>

Top 10 Nintendo DS Games (over A$40)
1. More Brain Training From Dr Kawashima: How Old Is Your Brain?
2. Dr Kawashima's Brain Training: How Old Is Your Brain?
3. Mario Kart DS
4. New Super Mario Bros.
5. Pokemon Platinum
6. Kageyama's Math Training: The Hundred Cell Calculation Method
7. Sight Training: Enjoy Exercising and Relaxing Your Eyes
8. Rhythm Heaven
9. Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games
10. Up

Top 10 PS2 Games (over A$50)
1. Guitar Hero World Tour super bundle
2. SingStar Queen
3. FIFA Soccer 2009
4. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
5. Guitar Hero World Tour bundle
6. Up
7. Need for Speed Undercover
8. SingStar Amped
9. SingStar ABBA
10. SingStar Hottest Hits

Top 10 PSP games (over A$40)
1. Dissidia: Final Fantasy
2. SoulCalibur: Broken Destiny
3. Resistance: Retribution
4. FIFA Soccer 09
5. Monster Hunter Freedom Unite
6. Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Platinum
7. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
8. WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009 Platinum
9. Need for Speed Undercover
10. Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10

All data supplied by GfK Australia.

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37 comments
AussieMonster
AussieMonster

Completely agree with notscott. And Batman: AA isn't Metacritic’s highest-rated game of this year, Street Fighter 4 is.

mp01juve
mp01juve

What's the big deal? Arkham Asylum is number one on xbox and ps3.

CurseSeal
CurseSeal

first of all wat australian chart..australia doesnt get s*%@t and it has no respectable gaming industry..most of "australian" gamers play NDS and Wii, which really should give us an idea on their mentality...by the way i live there

clubhaxor
clubhaxor

This is shameful. People need to wake up and stop buying that trash what a waste of money. Batman is undeniably the better game, with so much more effort put into it and Nintendo just slaps it's name on it and adds a bit of waggle and it sells millions. It's so frustrating.

drivemuse
drivemuse

Shiguri is sitting back laughing at how he can crap out a game like Wii Resort over a few weeks (obvious exaggeration; try refrain from jumping down my throat) and have it beat a polished masterpiece. Rubbing those little hands, laughing his hind-quaters off.

Grovilis
Grovilis

Thanks for the support sonic0491 and wondernova. Good to see some people get it.

Grovilis
Grovilis

lol. I find it pretty funny how many fanboys are getting so mad and saying, "The Wii always wins and that's the end of it!!" with no explanation as to WHY the Wii is better. Anyways, I find it pretty aggravating that such a well pollished game like Batman is outselled by the simple Wii sports!! As I and notscott have said before, the one and ONLY reason people buy the Wii is because the world is more populated with this large array of casual gamers. For example: if some parents went to a store to buy theirkids a new game system, which console do you think they would go for? The one with the motion sensitive controllers and E rated games OR the big chunky Xbox 360 with the REGULAR looking cintrollers and M rated games???? Quite self-explanatory if you ask me.

thibbledorfP
thibbledorfP

SIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIMS! SIIIIIIIIIIIIIMS! COME OUT AND FIGHT! HECTOOOOR!

notscott
notscott

Does anyone think that those less hardcore gamers buying Wii games would be buying PS3/XB360 games instead? Grandmas and young kids are unlikely to be playing Batman, Wolfenstein, or GTA anyway and wouldn't add to their sales number. So, in a way the Wii fills a niche that grows the gaming industry in general and, just maybe, provides development funds for the many companies to develop the lesser volume "mature" titles. Just like organic foods, it's not for everyone, but helps keep smaller farms around so they can stay afloat to produce other "mainstream" crops. Comments?

MagicOneUp
MagicOneUp

@Grovilis "They only buy it to get rid of the guilt." so that mean you too have a wii fit somewhere in your dark little cupboard??

MagicOneUp
MagicOneUp

Well done to Nintendo once again! beat that caped crusader... stop whinging people. @ sonic0491 good on you, you should be out there riding bike

SOLIDSIKES
SOLIDSIKES

Crocodile Dundee would be severely disappointed.....god rest his soul.....What?....oh.....Apparently I'm being told he's not dead. Well he should kill himself with honor after this disgrace.

sonic0491
sonic0491

Grovillis +1 All my friends who got it never use it. I bought a new mountain bike instead for cheaper and ride that every couple of days to get fit lol.

sonic0491
sonic0491

My Wii gathers dust apart from the Sonics (even though they are crud) & Overkill. Personally Im finding myself using my Xbox 360 more than any other system as there are heaps of good games and most at a smoother framerate than PS3. But I do love my PS3 better than the others, its just unfortunate it only gets used as a media server. Atleast I can feel good that I dont buy the same rehashed sport games every 7 months or every new Wii shovelware title. Hardcore FTW.

wondernova
wondernova

@Grovilis you hit the nail on the head. i know several people (friends, family and work colleagues) that bought Wii fit. and you know how many of them still use it? ZERO, they all got over it in a week or so. happy with their purchase obviously!

Grovilis
Grovilis

Sorry if I offended anybody, but I just thought I'd give you all a reality check.

Grovilis
Grovilis

The only reason Wii outsells the obviously better PS3 and Xbox 360 is because there aren't as many hardcore gamers rather than casual gamers. That includes old people, little kids, and so on. It still doesn't make sense to me, though, because I know a couple of people who bought wii fit, but don't use it at ALL. They only buy it to get rid of the guilt. If they were REALLY trying to lose wheight they would go to the gym or do some running. That's the way to go if you're trying to get fit.

Payback7
Payback7

Angry fanboys didn't get their game in the top spot? Ohhhhhhh WWAAAA! HAHA - seriously guys - WHO CARES! It's not like Nintendo is forcing people to buy these games. I for one am happy Nintendo is doing so well after so many years being doiminated. Doesn't mean I don't like the other systems out there. Now time to go play some more Fallout 3 on my PC! Have fun people :P

Xtatic324
Xtatic324

The Wii always wins. Family system.

SOLIDSIKES
SOLIDSIKES

Whatever man. A bunch of losers who jerk off to Zelda. Wit Fit.....Jesus....Get your fat asses to a gym if u wanna get in shape. Wii Resort is for Grandmas and and people severely lacking in the manliness gene. The wii is losing steam anyway.

Inconnux
Inconnux

Batman seems to be doing alright. And remember boys and girls that PC sales don't include digital downloads such as steam (where I buy all my PC games)

M212
M212

Wii win! AGAIN

kangaox
kangaox

the 12 year olds still over hyped about the Wii? bloody hell! and i wana see the total numbers for Batman AA, im sure together it sold a truck load( good to see the ps3 winning that tho), in my eyes it is the game of the decade!

Weddum
Weddum

I think I'm beginning to understand why we get delays of all the good games out here.

Gladestone1
Gladestone1

SAcred 2 isnt do that bad, hopefully they will make expansions...

toonsim2
toonsim2

Batman should be top. It P***** on the wii games. Urrgh

sonic0491
sonic0491

There is something wrong with this country when Ashes cricket and yearly rehashed mediocre sport games sell more than GTA4 and COD4.

sonic0491
sonic0491

If Wolfenstein sold so badly I dont want to think how badly games below it on this chart are doing.

Nintendo_Man
Nintendo_Man moderator

Wii continues to do well here, surprised even with 4 days of PS3 slim that more software wasn't sold. Its a note to Nintendo that they must have an official price cut around the world, look at how an unofficial price cut by Australian retailers have kept Wii sales high.

Bartiemuss
Bartiemuss

Only world of warcraft and the sims on pc ....

cabbage100
cabbage100

jesus Fking christ! I don't think the PC has enough f*$king Sims and WoW

wondernova
wondernova

@mikethemonkey hahaha, thats funny, but i think the Wii itself is just plain stupid!

mikethemonkey
mikethemonkey

Wii Sports Resort bundle?? That out sells Batman? That's just plain Aussie stupid!