Aussie game charts: July 9-July 15

Pokémon returns to the top spot.

Pokémon Diamond has returned to the top of the Australian games chart, according to data trackers GfK. Pokémon Pearl took out third spot, with Transformers: The Game keeping the duo from snatching both top spots.

Mimicking Pokémon's double, Nintendo's Dr Kawashima managed to have his popular series take out two places in the same week. More Brain Training from Dr Kawashima: How Old Is Your Brain? grabbed fifth spot and Brain Training from Dr Kawashima: How Old Is Your Brain? took out sixth place.

In other chart news, on the PC side of things The Sims 2 and various expansion packs let go of some of its reign over the charts, taking out only six of the possible 10 spots--down from last week, when The Sims 2 held eight of the possible 10.

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

Top 10 Full-Priced Games
1. Pokémon Diamond, Nintendo DS
2. Transformers: The Game, PS2
3. Pokémon Pearl, Nintendo DS
4. SingStar Pop Hits bundle, PS2
5. More Brain Training from Dr Kawashima: How Old Is Your Brain?, Nintendo DS
6. Brain Training from Dr Kawashima: How Old Is Your Brain?, Nintendo DS
7. AFL Premiership 2007, PS2
8. Resident Evil 4 Wii Edition, Wii
9. EyeToy: Play Sports Platinum bundle, PS2
10. Ice Age 2: The Meltdown, Nintendo DS

Top 10 PS3 Games (over A$60)
1. Formula One Championship Edition
2. MotorStorm
3. Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas
4. Need for Speed Carbon
5. Ninja Gaiden Sigma
6. Call of Duty 3
7. Fight Night Round 3
8. Virtua Tennis 3
9. F.E.A.R.
10. The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion

Top 10 Xbox 360 Games (over A$50)
1. Transformers: The Game
2. Forza Motorsport 2
3. DiRT
4. The Darkness
5. Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas
6. Overlord
7. Guitar Hero II bundle
8. Command and Conquer 3 Tiberium Wars
9. Need for Speed Carbon
10. Armored Core 4

Top 10 Wii Games (over A$50)
1. Resident Evil 4: Wii Edition
2. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
3. Mario Strikers: Charged Football
4. Red Steel
5. Sonic and the Secret Rings
6. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
7. Rayman Raving Rabbids
8. Mortal Kombat: Armageddon
9. GT Pro Series
10. Need for Speed Carbon

Top 10 PC Games (over A$20)
1. The Sims 2
2. The Sims 2: Pets
3. World of Warcraft
4. The Sims 2: Seasons
5. Age of Empires III
6. The Sims 2: Fashion Stuff
7. World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade
8. The Sims 2: Nightlife
9. Transformers: The Game
10. The Sims 2: Glamour Life Stuff

Top 10 Nintendo DS Games (over A$40)
1. Pokémon Diamond
2. Pokémon Pearl
3. More Brain Training from Dr Kawashima: How Old Is Your Brain?
4. Brain Training from Dr Kawashima: How Old Is Your Brain?
5. Ice Age: The Meltdown
6. Spyro: Shadow Legacy
7. Cars
8. Shrek the Third
9. Catz
10. Bratz: Forever Diamondz

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

Top 10 PSP games (over A$40)
1. Ratchet & Clank: Size Matters
2. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
3. WWE SmackDown! vs. RAW 2007
4. V8 Supercars 3: Shootout
5. SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Fireteam Bravo 2
6. Virtua Tennis 3
7. Burnout Dominator
8. 2006 FIFA World Cup
9. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
10. Dragon Ball Z: Shin Budokai - Another Road

All data supplied by GfK Australia.

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25 comments
Nintendo_Man
Nintendo_Man moderator

Both games have different pokemon that cannot be got without the other, with the ability to trade there is no reason to get both, just the version which has the pokemon you want to catch without needing to get one via trade.

lamprey263
lamprey263

What the hell is the difference between Diamond and Pearl? Are they the same game with a different cover, kind of like how Reservoir Dogs had a Mr Pink edition and Mr Brown edition, or are they entirely different games? Please send me a message if you know.

steven141
steven141

wow 6/10 of the pc charts is the sims

StarDust666
StarDust666

Go Pokemon!!! where's the ps3??? guess these little critters are still numero uno. i bought Pokemon Daimon... best pokemon yet...

params7
params7

Ice Age 2 : Meltdown selling more than any PS3/X360 game? lol

idontexist
idontexist

Aaaaahhhhh....Pokemon.....The Horror.....When will the hurting stop. Sorry, but I really hate Pokemon. But Nintendo's top cash cow seems to be doing good in the chart.

Sorcerer467
Sorcerer467

Huh. i figured this was gonna happen. lol

yuginodo
yuginodo

For God's Sake! When will Cars get off the Top 10 list!?

bain_nick
bain_nick

PAL area's always get soccer games before the US, due to how popular it is, and since Australai is PAL we get it to, even if AFL is more popular. We're still waiting for Paper Mario though.

DiscoJoy
DiscoJoy

Once again proving that Diamond is far more attractive than Pearl. Given how often I've seen the Brain Training ads on the TV, I'm not surprised in the slightest that they've made a strong entry this week. Also, I think RE4 has the most legs of any game in recent memory. Hell, I own the GC version and I still got the Wii one. It really is a terrific little experience on the Wii. With 5/10 of the top 10 games for the DS, Australia is a nation...ON THE MOVE!

lamprey263
lamprey263

OMG, this is just like two weeks ago when Need For Speed Carbon made the top10 for all three 7th generation systems.

lukey9493
lukey9493

only 1 nect gen game in top ten and its on the wii

Agreb91
Agreb91

Not surprised to see Pokemon Diamond/Pearl on the top list.

rulo_rezn0r
rulo_rezn0r

all thos games at the to ten are pure crap aside of RE 4, but still is a 2 years old game with mproved controls

RaiKageRyu
RaiKageRyu

Man, Australia is becoming like japan. All casual oriented. It's a sad day for gamers.

sho565
sho565

TP is still your moneys worth but it looks like RE4Wii has more sales.I knew peaple would still buy Pokemon Diamond because of the mystery events some are getting thier impoted into America and exported out of Japn to get the event pokemon.

Pumpkin-Head
Pumpkin-Head

Hey, Did they Released Super Mario charged int he US already? : O

Jebril
Jebril

I'm surprised GRAW2 isn't on there anymore, the GRAW series is huge down under, every time I play the game live I find myself playing with one of those guys, mad cool people.

EPaul
EPaul

not a bad list

Reetesh
Reetesh

I think for Japan and Australia there should be a separate "next gen" sales chart.. coz almost never do they come on top 10 :P

elite_ferns1
elite_ferns1

ps3 will be dead for '07 but '08 is its year to shine, provided it doesn't loose more exclusives and the console becomes more mainstream.

budboarder
budboarder

PS2 is really kickin ass over there, Sony needs to focus a little less on that old thing (not that its a bad machine, but they have a large investment in their new one).

smuddybuddy20
smuddybuddy20

what's funny is in the top 10 overall theres only one game from the next gen consoles lol. seems the DS owns our Aussie charts this week