Aussie game charts: June 1-7

The Sims 3 goes gangbusters during its first week of sales.

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As much as Aussies love to buy fitness games, the fitness genre couldn't stand up to the highly anticipated release of The Sims 3 last week. The game managed to sell enough units in the few days it spent on sale during the previous reporting period, earning the number one spot down under, according to data trackers GfK Australia.

Wii Fit still had an impressive showing, taking out second place for the week of June 1-7. PlayStation 3 exclusive Infamous also left a good first impression, coming in at number three. Wii Play, which comes bundled with a Wii Remote, remains unchanged from the previous week, sitting it out in the fourth spot. EA Sport's Active for the Wii dropped down to the fifth position, just above Pokemon Platinum at number six. The other big game to come out last week was Red Faction Guerrilla, which snagged the seventh place on the Xbox 360. Strangely, the PS3 version failed to make it into the top 10. Nintendo DS favorite Dr Kawashima's Brain Training: How Old Is Your Brain? makes a return to the overall charts, sitting in eighth spot. UFC 2009 Undisputed continues to drop, with the PS3 version making it in at number nine. Finally we have Mario Kart Wii, which clawed its way into the 10th place.

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

Top 10 Full-Priced Games
1. The Sims 3, PC
2. Wii Fit, Wii
3. Infamous, PlayStation 3
4. Wii Play bundle, Wii
5. EA Sports Active, Wii
6. Pokemon Platinum, Nintendo DS
7. Red Faction Guerrilla, Xbox 360
8. Dr Kawashima's Brain Training: How Old Is Your Brain?, Nintendo DS
9. UFC 2009 Undisputed, PlayStation 3
10. Mario Kart Wii, Wii

Top 10 PS3 Games (over A$60)
1. inFamous
2. UFC 2009 Undisputed
3. Red Faction Guerrilla
4. Guitar Hero: Metallica
5. Guitar Hero: Metallica guitar bundle
6. Terminator Salvation
7. Resistance 2
8. Virtua Tennis 2009
9. Little Big Planet
10. Guitar Hero World Tour super bundle

Top 10 Xbox 360 Games (over A$50)
1. Red Faction Guerrilla
2. UFC 2009 Undisputed
3. Star Ocean: The Last Hope
4. Guitar Hero: Metallica
5. Guitar Hero: Metallica guitar bundle
6. Terminator Salvation
7. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare GOTY
8. Guitar Hero World Tour super bundle
9. Grand Theft Auto IV
10. FIFA Soccer 09

Top 10 Wii Games (over A$50)
1. Wii Fit
2. Wii Play bundle
3. EA Sports Active
4. Mario Kart Wii
5. Guitar Hero: Metallica guitar bundle
6. Guitar Hero World Tour super bundle
7. Guitar Hero: Metallica
8. Mario Party 8
9. Super Smash Bros. Brawl
10. Nerf N-Strike

Top 10 PC Games (over A$20)
1. The Sims 3
2. World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King
3. The Sims 2: Double Deluxe
4. Spore
5. World of Warcraft Battlechest
6. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
7. Age of Empires III
8. Demigod
9. World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade
10. Grand Theft Auto IV

Top 10 Nintendo DS Games (over A$40)
1. Pokemon Platinum
2. Dr Kawashima's Brain Training: How Old Is Your Brain?
3. More Brain Training from Dr Kawashima: How Old Is Your Brain?
4. Rhythm Heaven
5. Club Penguin: Elite Penguin Force
6. New Super Mario Bros.
7. Kageyama's Math Training: The Hundred Cell Calculation Method
8. Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars
9. Animal Crossing: Wild World
10. Sight Training: Enjoy Exercising and Relaxing Your Eyes

Top 10 PS2 Games (over A$50)
1. Guitar Hero: Metallica
2. SingStar Queen
3. SingStar ABBA
4. Guitar Hero: Metallica guitar bundle
5. SingStar Hottest Hits
6. Guitar Hero World Tour super bundle
7. SingStar '80s
8. FIFA Soccer 09
9. Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock bundle
10. SingStar Rock Ballads

Top 10 PSP games (over A$40)
1. Resistance: Retribution
2. Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories Platinum
3. WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009
4. FIFA Soccer 09
5. Need for Speed Undercover
6. Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Platinum
7. Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
8. X-men Origins: Wolverine
9. Lego Batman
10. LocoRoco 2

All data supplied by GfK Australia.

Discussion

10 comments
Naruto
Naruto

I am glad Red Faction and inFamous are getting the sales they deserve.

adizorz
adizorz

@gameking whats wrong with the sims?

gameking5000
gameking5000

How come Modern Warfare 1 is only 6 at the PC list

Pete5506
Pete5506

go PC I'm glad that it is on the top spot

fugt
fugt

Age of Empires III at PC's number 7??? That game an old game.

Inconnux
Inconnux

PS3 sales are doing better down under than in the U.S.

lamprey263
lamprey263

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Payback7
Payback7

PC gets a number 1!!! Don't see that very often. But I ask again - Nintendo where are the RPG's for the Wii?!?! - Zelda in 2010 is great though. That's all I'm really waiting on :)

gameking5000
gameking5000

Hopefully The Sims Gets out of that list before too long

Nintendo_Man
Nintendo_Man moderator

Red Faction didn't do so well, hopefully Prototype has a solid start like InFamous.