Aussie game charts: January 1-7

Cricket 07 bowls in at number one; Twilight Princess falls out of overall top 10.

Aussie gamers are obviously keen to emulate the Australian cricket team's routing of England in the recent Ashes series, with EA's Cricket 07 for the PS2 romping into number one position in the first game sales charts for 2007.

Cricket 07 knocked off WWE SmackDown! vs. RAW 2007 for the PS2 from the top spot, with the wrestling title slipping to fourth position in the sales charts for the week of January 1 to 7, according to data trackers GfK Australia. Sony's current-gen console had five representatives in the overall top 10; the Nintendo DS scored the next biggest haul with three entries.

Gears of War continued its strong run and was once again the sole Xbox 360 title in the overall top 10. The Nintendo Wii's only representative of recent weeks--The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess--slipped out of the top 10 this week.

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

Top 10 Full-Priced Games
1. Cricket 07, PS2
2. Need for Speed Carbon, PS2
3. The Sims 2: Pets, PC
4. WWE SmackDown! vs. RAW 2007, PS2
5. Gears of War, Xbox 360
6. Guitar Hero II bundle, PS2
7. Singstar Rocks! bundle, PS2
8. Nintendogs: Dalmatian and Friends, Nintendo DS
9. New Super Mario Bros., Nintendo DS
10. Crash Boom Bang, Nintendo DS

Top 10 Game Boy Advance Games (over A$40)
1. Pokémon Emerald
2. Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team
3. Pokémon Ruby
4. Pokémon Sapphire
5. Happy Feet
6. Bratz: Forever Diamonds
7. Bratz Rock Angelz
8. Donkey Kong Country 3
9. Dogz Fashion
10. Lego Star Wars 2

Top 10 Wii Games (over A$50)
1. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
2. Red Steel
3. Rayman Raving Rabbids
4. Need for Speed Carbon
5. Marvel: Ultimate Alliance
6. Call of Duty 3
7. Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz
8. Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Double Agent
9. Madden NFL 07
10. Tony Hawk's Downhill Jam

Top 10 PC Games (over A$20)
1. The Sims 2: Pets
2. World of Warcraft
3. Age of Empires III
4. The Sims 2: Open for Business
5. The Sims 2: Nightlife
6. The Sims 2: Happy Holiday Stuff
7. The Sims 2
8. EA Warfare Collection
9. Desperate Housewives
10. The Sims 2: University

Top 10 Nintendo DS Games (over A$40)
1. Nintendogs: Dalmatian and Friends
2. New Super Mario Bros
3. Crash Boom Bang
4. The Legend of Spyro: A New Beginning
5. Pokemon Ranger
6. The Sims 2: Pets
7. Happy Feet
8. Mario Kart
9. Nintendogs: Dachshund and Friends
10. Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Blue Rescue Team

Top 10 PS2 Games (over A$50)
1. Cricket 07
2. Need for Speed Carbon
3. WWE SmackDown! vs. RAW 2007
4. Guitar Hero II bundle
5. SingStar Rocks! bundle
6. Buzz! Junior Jungle Party bundle
7. Australian Idol Sing
8. Scarface: The World Is Yours
9. Canis Canem Edit (Bully)
10. Buzz! The Sports Quiz bundle

Top 10 PSP games (over A$40)
1. Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories
2. WWE SmackDown! vs. RAW 2007
3. Need for Speed Carbon
4. Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories
5. Tekken: Dark Resurrection
6. Syphon Filter: Dark Mirror
7. Lemmings
8. Sonic Rivals
9. Ace Combat X: Skies of Deception
10. Family Guy

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

Top 10 Xbox 360 Games (over A$50)
1. Gears of War
2. Massive Entertainment Pack
3. Need for Speed Carbon
4. Saints Row
5. Fight Night Round 3
6. Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas
7. Call of Duty 3
8. Viva Pinata
9. WWE SmackDown! vs. RAW 2007
10. FIFA 2007

All data supplied by GfK Australia.

Written By

Randolph is the managing editor of GameSpot, and needs more time to play games.

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Params7_GS
Params7_GS

Baseball developed from Cricket. Cricket is being played in the British since 1600's!! On top of that Cricket is played on an International Level, has its own World Cup (March-April, Cricket World Cup 2007 in the Carrribean baby!!)

jakie91
jakie91

Yeah i know what you all mean about Zelda. Well cant be helped well i understand Gears of War, Guitar Hero II, Cricket 07, and maybe NFS but come on, Crash Boom Bang!!! I thought that crashed and burned years ago? Well anyway there is still next month to see that best

PCJ_Oz
PCJ_Oz

hootie017 its cricket, who cares? its a bastardized form of baseball............... Its the other way around baseball is the bastardisation of cricket

Chief_Kuuni
Chief_Kuuni

long live cricket baby, I should be living in australia

wire-dj
wire-dj

BLACKLACE this is the Austrailian chart

blackace
blackace

I didn't even know a Cricket game existed. Only in the U.K. I guess. I'm shocked that Zelda isn't in the top 10 though. I know the Wii is scarce in the U.K. as it is everywhere else, but come on. Zelda should have easily beat out SingStar and Nintendogs.

Gmacrusher
Gmacrusher

Wow this game ruled over the other...didn't see that happening!!

meimnobody
meimnobody

Not a lot of Wiis to go around in Aus. They sell out each shipment.

madrunner
madrunner

ps2 still the champion!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TatsuSuou
TatsuSuou

Australia though has the most horrible Gaming charts in the world, for like 6 months Buzz the quiz game was in the top 10 and look, Crash is selling the most for DS ... wtf. I completely agree, makes it kind of embarassing being an Australian gamer. I'm quite shocked Twilight Princess has totally dropped out of the top 10 though.

Zeroni76ers2131
Zeroni76ers2131

Whhy does ea dominate even though they bring to the market games that r full of bugs or more dissapointing than the last(nfs carbon,NBA LIVE 07,fifa 07 etc)?

Bathyj
Bathyj

( In a reggae voice ) We dont like cricket, oh no. We love it !!! hootie017 baseball can't even compare to cricket. Seriously, watch some cable dude, its the best sport in the world an I dont just say that because we are the best in the world at it, (but it helps). I know our charts always show alot of the party type games. I've never been into them. I guess alot of Aussie gamers are casual and there are just so many playstations. I mean, who doesn't have a playstation 2 nowdays. Its almost like saying you dont have a TV or a microwave. I will say one thing, I recently bought Guitar Heros 2 for my nephew. Man, its so much fun. I never would have though til I played it and actually started to feel like I was making the music. Without even meaning to, you can get carried away and start jumping around like a duck on a hotplate. Too cool. Shame you can import tracks but the song are really good too. Gunners, Rage, Nivarna, even bloody Black Sabbath WAR PIGS !!! Did you kids know before Ozzie Osborn was a TV star he used to be in a band? ;)

BelmontMaster
BelmontMaster

Hey Nemesis23345, There is nothing wrong with certain games outselling others there. Just because they buy different games more so than we do doesn't mean you can just bash them.

Nemesis23345
Nemesis23345

If big rigs came to Australia , it would probably be in the top 10 too

Nemesis23345
Nemesis23345

yes cricket is a great game and 07 is apparently a big improvement over the craptastic cricket 05, and if it even comes remotely close to recapturing the brilliance of cricket, then it should be on top.

hisup123
hisup123

Cricket 07 deserves to be on the first place.

aus_pride
aus_pride

Im sooooooooooooo getting a xobx 360 soon!! That will be the leader of the pack and you know it!

Ch33F
Ch33F

Very few Australian are going to pay $1000 for a PS3, we are cheap bastards, the PS3 will flop here like it has everywhere else.

Params7_GS
Params7_GS

Cricket 2007 is a brilliant game. The sport deserves games along the lines of Baseball does. Go Aussie game charts! lol.

elektrixxx
elektrixxx

Pokemon dominates the GBA sales. I can't believe The Sims 2 is still right up there.

mjc
mjc moderator moderator

Surprised about Zelda

jofy
jofy

Sony rules,australian is waiting for the ps3

Scott-_yoshi
Scott-_yoshi

the reason why some off these are top is cause we get games later buzz= boring

sdifjds
sdifjds

Sweet! Aussies know their gaming! PlayStation rocks!

Nemesis23345
Nemesis23345

Australia though has the most horrible Gaming charts in the world, for like 6 months Buzz the quiz game was in the top 10 and look, Crash is selling the most for DS ... wtf. I haven't seen the charts from other countries, but i would have to agree. Its just lame seeing very generic franchises such as Crash, and those damn party games like Singstar,Buzz and Guitar Hero dominate. That Sims 2 expansion has been on the charts for how long? Same with nintendo dogs Hell even most of the Individual console charts consist of 90% Crap. People still buy pokemon games, who are the idiots who are actually buying all these mediocre sims expansions? Sure the original sims games are good, but a vast majority of the expansions released are mediocre at best 4. Guitar Hero II bundle 5. SingStar Rocks! bundle 6. Buzz! Junior Jungle Party bundle 7. Australian Idol Sing 10. Buzz! The Sports Quiz bundle ... oh boy...

Kiron22
Kiron22

The reason Wii stuff is'nt on the list is simply because there is no Wii stuff anywhere for a few more days, I can not find anything for Wii in stock except some stupid novelty things. Australia though has the most horrible Gaming charts in the world, for like 6 months Buzz the quiz game was in the top 10 and look, Crash is selling the most for DS ... wtf. Btw, Cricket is'nt a bastard version of baseball, Cricket is actually older than baseball, and was the US national sport until the early 1900's, and Wii Cricket game would be pwnage, but oh well. in 2007 Sony will win the console war here, not with PS3, but PS2 with stupid sequels too buzz and singstar, Australia is a disgrace too gaming.

shanem_69
shanem_69

the ps2 is still leading bcuz no one really wants to buy a 360 for $700 with $110 games or a wii thats $400 with $90 games when they could buy a ps2 for $180 and games like $60 and the ps3 wont do any beta cuz it will b $999(even tho aus seems to like sony more), i think aus is just a little behind with new tech, like i saw the frist bluray player for over $1000 and there was only 4 BR movies for sale and they were $50. maybe in a year when more ppl own HD tvs that the 360 ps3 and wii will b in the charts and as for cricket 07 is a good game a lot beta then crap baseball(boring) but im waiting for ricky 07 for the 360 : )

Nemesis23345
Nemesis23345

I must question the sanity of some of my patriots, Sims 2 Pets, how long has that mediocre expansion been on the charts, and theres still people who need Nintendogs? And as for Guitar Hero and Singstar Rocks, well, better to say nothing. The video game industry is becoming kind of like the Music industry, with shoddy 'mainstream' games and most of the suck. The only games with any credibility on that list are Gears of War and New Super Mario Bros. Carbon and Cricket 07 are OKAY, but thats it.

hootie017
hootie017

its cricket, who cares? its a bastardized form of baseball

Greg_888_v8
Greg_888_v8

its funny how Sony slashed prices on all the singstar + buzz stufff etc. some people are actually buying it now !!! im guessing PS3 will obviosly have a slow start........but where is 360 ??? been out for a while and Gears has to steer the ship for them...

TryMe01
TryMe01

the chances of a ps3 title making it on this chart this year is nil. the 360 struggles to make an appearence on this list and so is the Wii. Australians are too busy with their ps2s. Also, i heard that this chart does [u][i]

HarlockJC
HarlockJC moderator

Cricket 07,,,it a end to system wars cricket 07 is comming out just for the PS2......

king_pin_87
king_pin_87

Love to see how the PS3 does when it comes out with those numbers. This is further proof to that Sony bashing noob that critised my judgment on how well the PS3 will do in Australia, read it and weep, we love sony.

pretzelmeister
pretzelmeister

looks like the ps2 is still owning everything else.