Aussie game charts: July 22-July 29

Mario Party 8 claims the top spot.

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Mario Party 8 has taken out the top spot in the Australian game charts according to data trackers GfK. It has managed to climb up from fourth position the previous week.

Following up from their successful chart cleanup last week, Nintendo has again taken out over half of the top 10 spots for the week of July 22-29. Pokémon Diamond and Pokémon Pearl for the Nintendo DS have been reunited in the overall charts once more, with Diamond in fifth spot and Pearl in eighth. The three remaining spots that weren't on a Nintendo platform were taken by PlayStation 2 games, the SingStar Pop Hits bundle being the highest at number two.

In other charts news, World of Warcraft has again made it to number one on the PC charts, followed up in second position by World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade. Oddly enough, the first seven games in the Wii charts remain unmoved from the previous week.

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

Top 10 Full-Priced Games
1. Mario Party 8, Nintendo Wii
2. SingStar Pop Hits bundle, PS2
3. Cars, Nintendo Wii
4. EyeToy: Play Sports platinum bundle, PS2
5. Pokémon Diamond, Nintendo DS
6. Transformers: The Game, PS2
7. Spectrobes, Nintendo DS
8. Pokémon Pearl, Nintendo DS
9. More Brain Training from Dr Kawashima: How Old Is Your Brain?, Nintendo DS
10. Brain Training from Dr Kawashima: How Old Is Your Brain?, Nintendo DS

Top 10 PS3 Games (over A$60)
1. Resistance: Fall of Man
2. Formula One Championship Edition
3. Transformers: The Game
4. MotorStorm
5. The Darkness
6. Marvel: Ultimate Alliance
7. Need for Speed Carbon
8. Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas
9. Fight Night Round 3
10. Ninja Gaiden Sigma

Top 10 Xbox 360 Games (over A$50)
1. Gears of War
2. Forza Motorsport 2
3. Transformers: The Game
4. DiRT
5. The Darkness
6. Guitar Hero II bundle
7. Need for Speed Carbon
8. The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
9. Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas
10. FIFA 07

Top 10 Wii Games (over A$50)
1. Mario Party 8
2. Cars
3. Resident Evil 4: Wii Edition
4. Transformers: The Game
5. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
6. WarioWare: Smooth Moves
7. GT Pro Series
8. Sonic and the Secret Rings
9. Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz
10. Mario Strikers: Charged Football

Top 10 PC Games (over A$20)
1. World of Warcraft
2. World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade
3. The Sims 2: Pets
4. The Sims 2
5. The Sims 2: Seasons
6. Age of Empires III
7. Command & Conquer 3 Tiberium Wars
8. Battlefield 2142
9. The Sims 2: Open for Business
10. The Sims 2: Fashion Stuff

Top 10 Nintendo DS Games (over A$40)
1. Pokémon Diamond
2. Spectrobes
3. Pokémon Pearl
4. More Brain Training from Dr Kawashima: How Old Is Your Brain?
5. Brain Training from Dr Kawashima: How Old Is Your Brain?
6. Nintendogs: Dalmatian and Friends
7. Nintendogs: Dachshund and Friends
8. Nintendogs: Labrador and Friends
9. Transformers: Autobots
10. TMNT

Top 10 PS2 Games (over A$50)
1. SingStar Pop Hits bundle
2. EyeToy: Play Sports Platinum bundle
3. Transformers: The Game
4. Guitar Hero II bundle
5. Rugby 08
6. AFL Premiership 2007
7. Buzz! The Mega Quiz bundle
8. TMNT
9. Buzz! Junior: RoboJam
10. God of War II

Top 10 PSP games (over A$40)
1. Ratchet & Clank: Size Matters
2. Transformers: The Game
3. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
4. WWE SmackDown! vs. RAW 2007
5. Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories
6. Sonic Rivals
7. Virtua Tennis 3
8. NBA Live 07
9. SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Fireteam Bravo 2
10. Call of Duty: Road to Victory

All data supplied by GfK Australia.

Discussion

20 comments
DARTHKA0S
DARTHKA0S

when I read this I dont know whether to laugh or cry being an adult aussie with a 360 I think ill cry then again there has been nothing good out since Forza, August and September will bring some sanity to the charts.

Nintendo_Man
Nintendo_Man moderator

cricket world cup was on this year which saw cricket 07 sales surge

lamprey263
lamprey263

I'm still scratching my head as to how Cricket 07 beat Twilight Princess in the 1H sales.

dmastor
dmastor

Hold on do they have sale for the states I really don'e care bout down under do anyone know?

HarlockJC
HarlockJC moderator

I love Mario Party 8 but I am mad by the no online...At least there will be online on the Mario Party DS

Unholy_Smite
Unholy_Smite

to be honest I have never heard of some of them.

kevy619
kevy619

All of those games in the top ten are horrible...

Unholy_Smite
Unholy_Smite

2 Wii games? This is terrible news! Just when Aussie was rejecting the Wii they bring it back in? Why? I was hoping for a few more PS3 games up there.

Eponique
Eponique

I love Mario Party 8... why do people hate it?! :cry:

Nintendo_Man
Nintendo_Man moderator

EB game sales is the reason for some older games doing well.

RK-Mara
RK-Mara

Bah, Nintendo will continue doing the same crap every year with Mario Party as long as people buy it. It hasn't changed since the first game.

Monkey316
Monkey316

lol look at PC All I see is sims

DoctorFu
DoctorFu

Gears of War is still selling hard core in Australia? Cool. I'd rather go for some Forza 2 but hey..

finalsquall76
finalsquall76

What a bad line up... Must be alot of Kiddies B'day'z?

jovus88
jovus88

ps2 still looking good! PS2 FTW!

KingKoop
KingKoop

Mario takes the top spot!