Aussie game charts: January 21-January 27

Australia well on the way to getting 20:20 vision from gaming.

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The latest self-help game from Nintendo, Sight Training, has claimed the number one spot in the overall Australian game charts, according to data trackers GfK Australia. Sight Training was the country's best-selling game for the week of January 21 to January 27, up from eighth spot the previous week.

Nintendo dominates this week's charts, with eight out the overall top 10 being Nintendo first-party games. More Brain Training from Dr Kawashima: How Old Is Your Brain? and Brain Training from Dr Kawashima: How Old Is Your Brain? have taken the second and third places, respectively. The previous week's chart topper, Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games, still remains in the chart, but fell four spots to number five. The PlayStation 3 version of Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare sits in the sixth place, with the 360 version failing to make it into the top 10. Finishing off the week at number 10 is Nintendogs: Dalmatian and Friends.

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

Top 10 Full-Priced Games
1. Sight Training, Nintendo DS
2. More Brain Training from Dr Kawashima: How Old Is Your Brain?, Nintendo DS
3. Brain Training from Dr Kawashima: How Old Is Your Brain?, Nintendo DS
4. WWE SmackDown! vs. RAW 2008, PlayStation 2
5. Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games, Wii
6. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, PlayStation 3
7. Nintendogs: Labrador and Friends, Nintendo DS
8. The Simpsons Game, Nintendo DS
9. Nintendogs: Dachschund and Friends, Nintendo DS
10. Nintendogs: Dalmatian and Friends, Nintendo DS

Top 10 PS3 Games (over A$60)
1. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
2. Assassin's Creed
3. Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock bundle
4. Uncharted: Drake's Fortune
5. Need for Speed ProStreet
6. FIFA Soccer 08
7. Virtua Tennis 3
8. Ratchet & Clank: Tools of Destruction
9. Kane & Lynch: Dead Men
10. Medal of Honor: Airborne

Top 10 Xbox 360 Games (over A$50)
1. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
2. Halo 3
3. Assassin's Creed
4. Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock bundle
5. Mass Effect
6. Need for Speed ProStreet
7. Kane & Lynch: Dead Men
8. Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation
9. FIFA Soccer 08
10. Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock

Top 10 Wii Games (over A$50)
1. Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games
2. Super Mario Galaxy
3. Ghost Squad
4. Mario Party 8
5. Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock bundle
6. Pokémon Battle Revolution
7. Carnival Games
8. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
9. Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles
10. Big Brain Academy: Wii Degree bundle

Top 10 PC Games (over A$20)
1. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
2. World of Warcraft
3. World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade
4. The Sims 2: Teen Style Stuff
5. Crysis
6. The Sims 2: Bon Voyage
7. The Sims 2: Seasons
8. The Sims 2: Pets
9. The Sims 2
10. The Sims 2: Fashion Stuff

Top 10 Nintendo DS Games (over A$40)
1. Sight Training
2. More Brain Training from Dr Kawashima: How Old Is Your Brain?
3. Brain Training from Dr Kawashima: How Old Is Your Brain?
4. Nintendogs: Labrador and Friends
5. The Simpsons Game
6. Nintendogs: Dachschund and Friends
7. Nintendogs: Dalmatian and Friends
8. Pokémon Diamond
9. Bratz: 4 Real
10. Bee Movie Game

Top 10 PS2 Games (over A$50)
1. WWE SmackDown! vs. RAW 2008
2. Crash of the Titans
3. Jackass: The Game
4. SingStar R&B bundle
5. EyeToy: Play Sports platinum bundle
6. SingStar '80s
7. SingStar Pop Hits
8. Need for Speed ProStreet
9. Transformers: The Game
10. SingStar '90s

Top 10 PSP games (over A$40)
1. The Simpsons Game
2. Need for Speed Carbon
3. Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories platinum
4. WWE SmackDown! vs. RAW 2008
5. Smash Court Tennis 3
6. Ricky Ponting 2007 Pressure Play
7. Virtua Tennis 3
8. Star Wars Battlefront: Renegade Squadron
9. NBA Live 08
10. Syphon Filter: Logan's Shadow

All data supplied by GfK Australia.

Discussion

10 comments
Smoolander
Smoolander

Oooh, slap two well known characters into a crap game, and watch the kiddies buy it like hot cakes. Seeing the Australian game chart makes me cringe as much as seeing the top 10 music singles in Australia each week.

lamprey263
lamprey263

Eeee, Mario & Sonic Olympics beat out Mario Galaxy and Twilight Princess, and Metroid Prime 3 is nowhere to be seen. The water must swirl the other way when they flush. What's next? Hannah Montana will be Wii #1?

dunnowhathuh
dunnowhathuh

Wow....well hasn't Australian PC gaming gone straight down the drain. CoD4 and Crysis are the only two titles that I'm actually happy to see there. WoW I'm neutral about but damn, The Sims 2 and not 1 but 5 of it's expansions?!? It's kinda depressing.

Erebyssial
Erebyssial

Freaking hell Nintendo, advertise better games, just do something. You've sucked in the casuals, now it's time to make everyone buy the likes of Metroid Prime 3.

soulrprzaxin
soulrprzaxin

I see our country of our, still hasnt developed taste yet. Seriously 3 nintendogs games, 2 brain training games, sight training and mario & sonic in the top 10? And why do people still like sims? I probably wont live to see Australia get a decent top 10 sales.

smsmith1978
smsmith1978

Gotta love the PC charts. 9 out of 10 games are WoW or Sims games.

Foolz3h
Foolz3h

The 360 and PS3 lists are very solid. Especially by our standards!

mysteriousminds
mysteriousminds

are you kidding me? only 1 good game in the top 10? damn... must be all those ads for sight training and stuff on during the Australian open. hmmm... i cant wait to see ssbb at the top of that wii chart =\

DocGonzo1971
DocGonzo1971

Looks like the DS is doing well there. Just like pretty much everywhere else.

mrgokugf
mrgokugf

I guess the Australian Open Sponsorship paid off