Aussie game charts: February 2-8

Mario Kart Wii knocks Wii Fit from the top to claim glory.

Mario Kart Wii has ousted Wii Fit to claim the top spot of the overall Australian game sales charts, according to data trackers GfK Australia. With every single game in the top 10 chart playable on a Nintendo platform, this latest batch of figures should curb any suspicion that Nintendo and its DS and Wii hardware are mere fads.

Despite dropping out of first, Wii Fit still holds the very respectable second place position for the week of February 2-8. Both Dr Kawashima's Brain Training: How Old Is Your Brain? and the Guitar Hero World Tour super bundle for the Wii have managed to maintain the exact same positions as the previous week to sit in third and fourth place respectively. Fifth position was occupied by More Brain Training From Dr Kawashima: How Old Is Your Brain? After a no-show in the charts last week, Wii Play is back, claiming the sixth spot overall. 2K's tennis-sim Top Spin 3 continues to sell well and made it to number seven. Meanwhile, Professor Kageyama's Maths Training: The Hundred Cell Calculation Method sits in the eighth spot, while Super Smash Bros. Brawl is just below it in ninth place. The final game to make it into the overall top 10 is Hasbro Family Game Night by EA, at number 10.

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

Top 10 Full-Priced Games
1. Mario Kart Wii, Wii
2. Wii Fit, Wii
3. Dr Kawashima's Brain Training: How Old Is Your Brain?, Nintendo DS
4. Guitar Hero World Tour super bundle, Wii
5. More Brain Training from Dr Kawashima: How Old Is Your Brain?, Nintendo DS
6. Wii Play bundle, Wii
7. Top Spin 3, Wii
8. Professor Kageyama's Maths Training, Nintendo DS
9. Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Wii
10. Hasbro Family Game Night, Wii

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

Top 10 Xbox 360 Games (over A$50)
1. Guitar Hero World Tour super bundle
2. Grand Theft Auto: IV
3. Skate 2
4. Call of Duty: World at War
5. Gears of War 2
6. The Lord of the Rings: Conquest
7. Fable II
8. Saints Row 2
9. Halo 3
10. Left 4 Dead

Top 10 Wii Games (over A$50)
1. Mario Kart Wii
2. Wii Fit
3. Guitar Hero World Tour super bundle
4. Wii Play bundle
5. Top Spin 3
6. Super Smash Bros. Brawl
7. Hasbro Family Game Night
8. Super Mario Galaxy
9. Guitar Hero World Tour bundle
10. WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009

Top 10 PC Games (over A$20)
1. World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King
2. The Sims 2: Double Deluxe
3. The Sims 2: Apartment Life
4. Call of Duty: World at War
5. World of Warcraft
6. Grand Theft Auto IV
7. World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade
8. The Sims 2: Seasons
9. The Sims 2: Bon Voyage
10. The Sims 2: Free Time

Top 10 Nintendo DS Games (over A$40)
1. Dr Kawashima's Brain Training: How Old Is Your Brain
2. More Brain Training from Dr Kawashima: How Old Is Your Brain?
3. Maths Training The Hundred Cell Calculation Method
4. New Super Mario Bros.
5. Mario Kart DS
6. Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games
7. Sight Training: Enjoy Exercising and Relaxing Your Eyes
8. Mystery Case Files: MillionHei
9. Super Mario 64
10. 100 Classic Book Collection

Top 10 PS2 Games (over A$50)
1. SingStar ABBA
2. SingStar Amped bundle
3. Guitar Hero World Tour super bundle
4. Ben 10: Alien Force The Game
5. Need for Speed Undercover
6. WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009
7. FIFA Soccer 09
8. Lego Batman
9. SingStar '80s
10. SingStar Hottest Hits

Top 10 PSP games (over A$40)
1. FIFA Soccer 09
2. Need for Speed Undercover
3. Ben 10: Alien Force The Game
4. Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories platinum
5. WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009
6. Buzz! Brain Bender
7. Midnight Club: Los Angeles
8. Lego Batman
9. Virtua Tennis 3
10. Locoroco 2

All data supplied by GfK Australia.

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21 comments
trenno2529
trenno2529

i cringe every time i look at these lists. for they are truly cringeworthy. i thought that people actually bought real games in australia. clearly i thought wrong.

Payback7
Payback7

Congrats nintendo - but where are the RPG's please!! :)

Shayde_Shadow
Shayde_Shadow

I'm a Wii owner and this is appaling. Two games on this list are worthy (Mario Kart Wii and Smash Bros), but the rest are rubbish!

metalisticpain
metalisticpain

Go Wii! I like the wii games, got my gf playing, shes even thinking of picking up SSBB and I might get her Shaun White snowboarding since they have the balance board.

pretzelmeister
pretzelmeister

I wouldn't mind the fact that Nintento dominated the charts if there weren't so many causal games like brain training and Wii Fit. There's nothing wrong with Mario Kart and SSBB, but THREE Brain Training games?!!?!?! :'(

mhsdrake
mhsdrake

Top Spin 3 in the top 10 again? Weird?

gameking5000
gameking5000

Casual games have genuine fun, hardcore games have a different type of fun, which isn't the good fun.

gameking5000
gameking5000

If that happens you need a sense of fun. Fun is only in casual games.

rezzen22
rezzen22

The funny thing is you buy a wii thinkin about the possibilities and how much fun it would be. Its only when you turn it on and play it that you realise it sucks.

Shaun832
Shaun832

Wow. Wii Fit isn't the top for once. I'm disappointed that Mario Kart Wii was at the top instead.

FloSSiE_RuLz
FloSSiE_RuLz

Look im guessing most people saying they love the charts are byist because they have a wii/ds. and im telling u i have a wii... and its crap. to describe the wii in one word... horrible

Barnman2205
Barnman2205

"With every single game in the top 10 chart playable on a Nintendo platform, these latest batch of figures should curb any suspicion that Nintendo and its DS and Wii hardware are mere fads." Although, looking at some of titles in that list will only further said suspicions. Sheesh.

AlphaCommando
AlphaCommando

4. Ben 10: Alien Force The Game SingStar '80s ...Ok?

leo23
leo23

die nintendo, why wont you die!?!?!?!

Inconnux
Inconnux

wow nintendo has all ten top spots...

Nintendo_Man
Nintendo_Man moderator

Total Nintendomination. Lets celebrate as it has been a long time coming.