Aussie game charts: January 25-31

EA's Mass Effect 2 debuts at number one, while Nintendo continues to hold onto the majority of the top 10.

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Mass Effect 2 for the Xbox 360 has become the first non-Nintendo Wii title in 2010 to take the top spot in the Aussie charts, according to data trackers GfK Australia. The PC version of Mass Effect also sold reasonably well, taking out the ninth spot.

The rest of the top 10 were mostly made up of Wii games, including Cricket, which made a return to the charts in seventh place, and Just Dance, which fell to number 10. The PlayStation 3 version of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 continues to beat its Xbox 360 cousin (which didn’t even make it into the top 10), falling down into number eight.

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

Top 10 Full-Priced Games
1. Mass Effect 2, Xbox 360
2. Mario Kart Wii, Wii
3. Wii Fit Plus bundle, Wii
4. Wii Play bundle, Wii
5. New Super Mario Bros. Wii, Nintendo Wii
6. Wii Sports Resort bundle, Wii
7. Cricket, Wii
8. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, PlayStation 3
9. Mass Effect 2, PC
10. Just Dance, Wii

Top 10 PS3 Games (over A$60)
1. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
2. Assassin's Creed 2
3. Army of Two: The 40th Day
4. Darksiders
5. James Cameron's Avatar: The Game
6. FIFA Soccer 10
7. Bayonetta
8. Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
9. Vancouver 2010 - The Official Video Game of the Olympic Winter Games
10. DJ Hero bundle

Top 10 Xbox 360 Games (over A$50)
1. Mass Effect 2
2. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
3. Army of Two: The 40th Day
4. Darksiders
5. Assassin's Creed 2
6. James Cameron's Avatar: The Game
7. Bayonetta
8. Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City
9. Borderlands
10. Forza Motorsport 3

Top 10 Wii Games (over A$50)
1. Mario Kart Wii
2. Wii Fit Plus bundle
3. Wii Play bundle
4. New Super Mario Bros. Wii
5. Wii Sports Resort bundle
6. Cricket
7. Just Dance
8. Biggest Loser
9. Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games
10. Mario & Sonic At The Olympics

Top 10 PC Games (over A$20)
1. Mass Effect 2
2. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
3. The Sims 3
4. The Sims 3: World Adventures
5. World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King
6. The Sims 2: Double Deluxe
7. World of Warcraft
8. World of Warcraft Battlechest
9. The Sims 2: Seasons
10. The Sims 2: Pets

Top 10 Nintendo DS Games (over A$40)
1. More Brain Training from Dr Kawashima: How Old is Your Brain
2. Kageyama's Math Training: The Hundred Cell Calculation Method
3. New Super Mario Bros.
4. Mario Kart DS
5. Drawn to Life: The Next Chapter
6. Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games
7. Super Mario 64
8. The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks
9. James Cameron's Avatar: The Game
10. Big Brain Academy

Top 10 PS2 Games (over A$50)
1. WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2010
2. SingStar '80s
3. SingStar Boy Bands vs. Girl Bands
4. Need for Speed Undercover
5. FIFA Soccer 10
6. Jak and Daxter: The Lost Frontier
7. SingStar Motown
8. The Simpsons Game
9. Ben 10: Alien Force Vilgax Attacks
10. Buzz! Brain of Oz bundle

Top 10 PSP games (over A$40)
1. Gran Turismo
2. James Cameron's Avatar: The Game
3. Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars
4. Little Big Planet
5. Invizimals
6. Assassin's Creed: Bloodlines
7. Tekken 6
8. FIFA Soccer 10
9. Jak and Daxter: The Lost Frontier
10. WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2010

All data supplied by GfK Australia.

Discussion

14 comments
Cobretti1818
Cobretti1818

Still waiting to steam ME2 - gotta finish DA:O first.

Payback7
Payback7

Can't wait to get Mass Effect 2!! Gotta finish Dragon age origins first though!! HAHA - SO many great games for the PC this year. I'll have to buckle down a bit so I can have Mass Effect 2 polished off before Fallout New Vegas comes out!! :P

biggest_loser
biggest_loser

@shadow_571: Mass Effect 1&2 are both on PC as well you fiend!

Nintendo_Man
Nintendo_Man moderator

You do realise that its almost identical to the US top 10?

Fusion_Master
Fusion_Master

this country has bad taste in games i must say. a lot of that top 10 list is really really bad.

G4m3_0n
G4m3_0n

Definite given that Mass Effect 2 was going to dominate this week... LOL @ Wii and top 5 spots all taken up by the 1st Party games.

Nintendo_Man
Nintendo_Man moderator

I first heard of Just Dance back in late November when i was in target, a woman was there with her child and asking for the game and they said the game was sold out, so word of mouth was already out for the game before it hit the charts.

leon_trunks
leon_trunks

The cricket game on Wii sucks. Ashes 09 on PS3/X360 is way better.

robfield
robfield

Seriously, how is "Just Dance" making the charts!?

Inconnux
Inconnux

Nice to see ME2 doing well, good to see it take out the overhyped subpar console port shooter on the PC charts... Once again Nintendo shows that it is the #1 hardware AND software company.

biggest_loser
biggest_loser

Yep, the ol' Mass Effect is a good game. lol, MW2 is still number 2 on the PC Charts. Boycotters declared MIA.

Viktormon
Viktormon

Hell yeah! xD Go Mass Effect 2!