Aussie game charts: July 14-20

Nintendo's smash-hit brawler continues to dominate the charts down under.

Hot on the heels of this week's announcement that Nintendo's Wii has sold 500,000 units down under, the latest batch of Australian data tracker GfK's figures shows that seven out of the top 10 games in the overall Australian games chart are on Nintendo platforms. Taking out the number one spot was Super Smash Bros. Brawl, representing its second week at the top of the charts.

In second place was the Wii Play Wiimote bundle, knocking Mario Kart Wii down one place to the number three position for the week of July 14-20. Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games on Wii climbed up one spot to number four, while Dr Kawashima's Brain Training: How Old Is Your Brain? was right behind it in fifth. Guitar Hero: On Tour for the Nintendo DS continues to rock steadily, landing in the sixth spot, while Activision's other entry into the charts, Kung Fu Panda on the PlayStation 2, moved up into number seven. Grand Theft Auto IV on the PlayStation 3 has returned to the chart this week, taking out the eighth place, while the 360 version was out of the overall top 10, but made a strong stand at number one in the platform-specific chart. After two weeks on sale, Buzz! Quiz TV on PlayStation 3 has finally made it into the charts, slipping into number nine. Rounding out the week at number 10 is More Brain Training from Dr Kawashima: How Old Is Your Brain?

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

Top 10 Full-Priced Games
1. Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Wii
2. Wii Play bundle, Wii
3. Mario Kart Wii, Wii
4. Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games, Wii
5. Dr Kawashima's Brain Training: How Old Is Your Brain, Nintendo DS
6. Guitar Hero: On Tour, Nintendo DS
7. Kung Fu Panda, PlayStation 2
8. Grand Theft Auto IV, PlayStation 3
9. Buzz! Quiz TV, PlayStation 3
10. More Brain Training from Dr Kawashima: How Old Is Your Brain?, Nintendo DS

Top 10 PS3 Games (over A$60)
1. Grand Theft Auto IV
2. Buzz! Quiz TV
3. Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
4. Beijing 2008 - The Official Video Game of the Olympic Games
5. GRID
6. Battlefield: Bad Company
7. Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock bundle
8. Top Spin 3
9. Dragon Ball Z: Burst Limit
10. Assassin's Creed

Top 10 Xbox 360 Games (over A$50)
1. Grand Theft Auto IV
2. Battlefield: Bad Company
3. Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock bundle
4. Beijing 2008 - The Official Video Game of the Olympic Games
5. GRID
6. Halo 3
7. Ninja Gaiden II
8. Dragon Ball Z: Burst Limit
9. Call of Duty 4: Modern warfare Goty
10. Top Spin 3

Top 10 Wii Games (over A$50)
1. Super Smash Bros. Brawl
2. Wii Play bundle
3. Mario Kart Wii
4. Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games
5. Top Spin 3
6. Wii Fit
7. Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock bundle
8. Sports Island
9. Super Mario Galaxy
10. Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga

Top 10 PC Games (over A$20)
1. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
2. The Sims 2: Ikea Stuff
3. World of Warcraft
4. The Sims 2
5. World of Warcraft: Battlechest
6. World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade
7. Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures
8. The Sims 2: Free Time
9. Age of Empires III
10. The Sims 2: Bon Voyage

Top 10 Nintendo DS Games (over A$40)
1. Dr Kawashima's Brain Training: How Old Is Your Brain?
2. Guitar Hero: On Tour bundle
3. More Brain Training from Dr Kawashima: How Old Is Your Brain?
4. Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Darkness
5. Cooking Guide: Can't Decide What to Eat?
6. High School Musical: Makin' the Cut
7. Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time
8. Mario Kart DS
9. New Super Mario Bros.
10. Professor Kageyama's Maths Training The Hundred Cell Calculation Method

Top 10 PS2 Games (over A$50)
1. Kung Fu Panda
2. SingStar Party Hits
3. SingStar Party Hits bundle
4. Guitar Hero II double pack
5. Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock bundle
6. Lego Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures
7. WWE SmackDown! vs. RAW 2008 Platinum
8. Buzz! Pop Quiz
9. SingStar '90s bundle
10. SingStar Pop Hits bundle

Top 10 PSP games (over A$40)
1. Secret Agent Clank
2. Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII
3. God of War: Chains of Olympus
4. Lego Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures
5. WWE SmackDown! vs. RAW 2008 Platinum
6. echochrome
7. Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories Platinum
8. The Simpsons Game
9. Crash of the Titans
10. FIFA Soccer 08

All data supplied by GfK Australia.

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17 comments
taddia
taddia

now that nintendo understood that the lack of precision was the only thing keeping away good games from Wii, i think things can only get even better...

kruesader
kruesader

Great, SSBB deserves top place! Excellent game.

EPaul
EPaul

Nintendo now controls Down under

Weddum
Weddum

And the casual masses continue to grow in Australia.

Stabby
Stabby

@ BLuFAlc0n I wouldn't saay trashing as compared to the last gen this is more balanced and while its quite obvious the Wii is winning thus far, the 360 has a strong established market. No idea about where the PS3 is going.

jon181
jon181

Did anybody else see that they are selling PS2 games for over $50 (and more to the point soembody is buying them) somewhere in Australia. I recon it must be Myers and D-J's that haven't cleared out their stock yet.

BLuFAlc0n
BLuFAlc0n

Nintendo holds the top rank (again) they let themself lost in the 6th gen so Sony and Microsoft can have a little experience of being great, now the've pushed their luck, Nintendo thrashes them both in the 7th gen. lol

millencolin
millencolin

Nintendo is seriously unstoppable at the moment!!!!!

Nintendo_Man
Nintendo_Man moderator

Wii Fit is sold out for those who are wondering why it isn't in the chart.

Erebyssial
Erebyssial

Mario Kart = unstoppable. One more week and it'll have been at the top for three months straight.