Aussie game charts: January 19-25

Wii Fit makes a return to the top of the game charts.

For the first time in 2009, Wii Fit has claimed the throne at the top of the overall Australian game charts, according to data trackers GfK Australia. Last week Nintendo's fitness game was named the best-selling game in Australia for 2008.

Mario Kart Wii has snuck up into the second position, knocking last week's holder--Wii Play--down into the third spot, for the week of January 19-25. Rocking out with the Wii Remote proved to be a popular pastime last week, with Activision's Guitar Hero World Tour super bundle for the Wii taking out fourth place. The Xbox 360 version of Skate 2 has made its Aussie debut in the middle of the top 10, at number five. Meanwhile, its PS3 cousin is a bit lower at number eight. Dr Kawashima's Brain Training: How Old Is Your Brain? for the DS can be found in sixth place. Rocking out with plastic instruments wasn't exclusive to Wii owners, with the 360 version of Guitar Hero World Tour also making an appearance, coming in at seventh place. Lord of the Rings: Conquest claims the ninth slot, a significant fall from the previous week. The final game to make it into the chart is More Brain Training From Dr Kawashima: How Old Is Your Brain? in at number 10.

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

Top 10 Full-Priced Games
1. Wii Fit, Wii
2. Mario Kart Wii, Wii
3. Wii Play bundle, Wii
4. Guitar Hero World Tour super bundle, Wii
5. Skate 2, Xbox 360
6. Dr Kawashima's Brain Training: How Old Is Your Brain?, Nintendo DS
7. Guitar Hero World Tour super bundle, Xbox 360
8. Skate 2, PlayStaton 3
9. The Lord of the Rings: Conquest, Xbox 360
10. More Brain Training From Dr Kawashima: How Old Is Your Brain?, Nintendo DS

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

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

Top 10 Wii Games (over A$50)
1. Wii Fit
2. Mario Kart Wii
3. Wii Play bundle
4. Guitar Hero World Tour super bundle
5. Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games
6. Mario Party 8
7. Super Mario Galaxy
8. Guitar Hero World Tour bundle
9. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
10. Animal Crossing: Let's Go to the City

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. The Sims 2: Pets
5. The Sims 2: Bon Voyage
6. Call of Duty: World at War
7. World of Warcraft Battlechest
8. The Sims 2:
9. The Sims 2: Seasons
10. Grand Theft Auto IV

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. Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games
4. Maths Training The Hundred Cell Calculation Method
5. Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa
6. New Super Mario Bros.
7. Mario Kart DS
8. Animal Crossing Wild World
9. Big Brain Academy
10. CrossworDS

Top 10 PS2 Games (over A$50)
1. Need for Speed Undercover
2. Guitar Hero World Tour super bundle
3. WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009
4. FIFA Soccer 09
5. The Simpsons Game
6. Ben 10: Alien Force The Game
7. SingStar Amped bundle
8. Sonic Unleashed
9. Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa
10. Guitar Hero World Tour bundle

Top 10 PSP games (over A$40)
1. Need for Speed Undercover
2. FIFA Soccer 09
3. WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009
4. Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories platinum
5. Ben 10: Alien Force The Game
6. The Simpsons Game
7. Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 09
8. Secret Agent Clank
9. Lego Batman
10. Buzz! Brain Bender

All data supplied by GfK Australia.

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13 comments
gameking5000
gameking5000

Nintendo will be releasing much more "classic" games at E3.

walker1846
walker1846

i hope at this years E3 that Nintendo anounce that the Wii was just a joke and that they release an actual console.

snooker8th
snooker8th

i dont really feel that much 'hate' for the wii.. its not too bad i just wish it had better graphics and less 'child like' games for me. Xbox still has a lot of games in the top 10 that are more than a year old... in other news.. wow! PC gaming really is a joke these days...

gameking5000
gameking5000

Too bad the Playstation and Xbox can't manage to sell as much as Nintendo. Too bad! They don't deserve it. At all!

FloSSiE_RuLz
FloSSiE_RuLz

These game charts make me sick... and i have a wii. 2 bad its really crap i wish i had a ps3 or 360 they r actual consoles unlike the crappy wii

despirm
despirm

Nintendo is encouraging lazy developers to create less technical and less amazing games. All Nintendo does is create small basic games with lots of colour to attract people who don't know what REAL games are. Nintendo is dumbing down the game developing community and forcing their sights lower.

CorruptGamerGX
CorruptGamerGX

@Nintendo Man Correction: Nothing seems to be able to stop Nintendo's 1st party shovelware from dominating. The DS list also makes me shudder. So much good games for it and simple games are dominating the charts.

Nintendo_Man
Nintendo_Man moderator

No surprises, nothing seems to be able to stop Nintendo 1st party games dominating.

Shayde_Shadow
Shayde_Shadow

I agree wiifan001, It's great to see Nintendo triumph :)

wiifan001
wiifan001

What's this? Wii sales triumph AGAIN? WHOOPIE! :D You know it never gets old. :P