Aussie game charts: February 16-22

Street Fighter IV kicks butt and takes names.

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Last week saw Street Fighter IV, the latest addition to one of gaming’s greatest franchises, not only debut in Australia, but jump straight to number one in the overall game charts, according to data trackers GfK Australia. In a move that is sure to add fuel to the flame, the PlayStation 3 version of SFIV took out the top spot, while the Xbox 360 version was forced into third place, beaten by Wii Fit, which came in at second place.

The other major release of last week was Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II for the PC, which took out the fourth place for the week of February 16-22. Mario Kart Wii dropped several places from the previous week, landing in at number five. The '70s porno-funk House of the Dead: Overkill hit a soft spot with on-rails shooter fans last week, moving enough units to make it to the sixth position during its first week of sales. Dr Kawashima's Brain Training: How Old Is Your Brain? has felt the effect of all the big releases of last week, dropping down to seventh. Not too far behind it is Wii Play at number eight. F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin for the Xbox 360 narrowly scraped in at number nine, but its PS3 counterpart wasn't so fortunate, only making it to the platform-specific PS3 chart. Last, but not least, is Guitar Hero World Tour for the Wii at number 10.

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

Top 10 Full-Priced Games
1. Street Fighter IV, PlayStation 3
2. Wii Fit, Wii
3. Street Fighter IV, Xbox 360
4. Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II, PC
5. Mario Kart Wii, Wii
6. The House of the Dead: Overkill, Wii
7. Dr Kawashima's Brain Training: How Old Is Your Brain?, Nintendo DS
8. Wii Play bundle, Wii
9. F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin, Xbox 360
10. Guitar Hero World Tour, Wii

Top 10 PS3 Games (over A$60)
1. Street Fighter IV
2. F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin
3. Call of Duty: World at War
4. Grand Theft Auto IV
5. FIFA Soccer 09
6. Guitar Hero World Tour super bundle
7. Need for Speed Undercover
8. The Lord of the Rings: Conquest
9. Skate 2
10. Resistance 2

Top 10 Xbox 360 Games (over A$50)
1. Street Fighter IV
2. F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin
3. Grand Theft Auto IV
4. Halo 3
5. Gears of War 2
6. Guitar Hero World Tour super bundle
7. Call of Duty: World at War
8. Saints Row 2
9. Lips bundle
10. Skate 2

Top 10 Wii Games (over A$50)
1. Wii Fit
2. Mario Kart Wii
3. House of the Dead: Overkill
4. Wii Play bundle
5. Guitar Hero World Tour super bundle
6. Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games
7. Guitar Hero World Tour bundle
8. Top Spin 3
9. Super Smash Bros. Brawl
10. Monopoly

Top 10 PC Games (over A$20)
1. Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II
2. F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin
3. World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King
4. The Sims 2: Double Deluxe
5. The Sims 2: Apartment Life
6. World of Warcraf
7. Call of Duty: World at War
8. Grand Theft Auto IV
9. The Sims 2: Free Time
10. The Sims 2: Seasons

Top 10 Nintendo DS Games (over A$40)
1. Dr Kawashima's Brain Training: How Old Is Your Brain
2. Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa
3. More Brain Training from Dr Kawashima: How Old Is Your Brain?
4. New Super Mario Bros.
5. Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games
6. Maths Training The Hundred Cell Calculation Method
7. Mario Party DS
8. Super Mario 64
9. Mario Kart DS
10. The Simpsons Game

Top 10 PS2 Games (over A$50)
1. SingStar ABBA
2. Guitar Hero World Tour super bundle
3. The Simpsons Game
4. SingStar Hottest Hits
5. WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009
6. Ben 10: Alien Force The Game
7. Need for Speed Undercover
8. Lego Batman
9. SingStar Amped bundle
10. Tomb Raider: Underworld

Top 10 PSP games (over A$40)
1. FIFA Soccer 09
2. Need for Speed Undercover
3. Star Ocean: Second Evolution
4. NBA Live 09
5. WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009
6. Secret Agent Clank
7. Ben 10: Alien Force The Game
8. Sega Mega Drive Ultimate Collection
9. Midnight Club: Los Angeles
10. Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII

All data supplied by GfK Australia.

Discussion

10 comments
mhsdrake
mhsdrake

GTA4 is still selling really well...

Payback7
Payback7

I just wish Nintendo had some more RPG's on the Wii for me to play. I've had to play all my RPG's lately on PC. I wanna lye on the couch and play an RPG dang it!!! hehe

Nintendo_Man
Nintendo_Man moderator

Warhammer done well, shows what a bit of advertising can do for a game.

gameking5000
gameking5000

Ahhh a lovely classic game taking top honours. That's good to see

armorbreaker
armorbreaker

Right on!! Good to see SFIV in top 3 :D.

Cactus_Matt
Cactus_Matt

Strange that the PS3 version is number 1 I thought more people had 360's (perhaps its because of the PS3's superior D-Pad), ah well, it's all good anyway, just good to see any Wii game off the top for a change. :P

gunswordfist
gunswordfist

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