Aussie game charts: June 18-24

Pokemon Diamond and Pearl take top two spots; Forza 2 crosses the line in third.

Forza Motorsport 2's reign at the top of the Australian game sales charts has proved to be short-lived, with last week's chart champ muscled out of first spot by Nintendo's newest Pokemon titles.

Pokemon Diamond and Pokemon Pearl for the Nintendo DS took our first and second spots, respectively, in the charts for the week of June 18 to June 24, according to data trackers GfK Australia. Forza 2 for the Xbox 360 had to settle for third place. PlayStation 3 titles Resistance: Fall of Man and MotorStorm continued their solid run in the overall top 10, landing at sixth and ninth position, respectively. And the denizens of Azeroth continue to grow, with World of Warcraft sneaking back into the main charts in 10th position.

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

Top 10 Full-Priced Games
1. Pokemon Diamond, Nintendo DS
2. Pokemon Pearl, Nintendo DS
3. Forza Motorsport 2, Xbox 360
4. SingStar Pop Hits, PS2
5. Buzz! The Mega Quiz bundle, PS2
6. Resistance: Fall of Man, PS3
7. EyeToy: Play Sports bundle, PS2
8. The Sims 2: Fashion Stuff, PC
9. MotorStorm, PS3
10. World of Warcraft, PC

Top 10 PS3 Games (over A$60)
1. Resistance: Fall of Man
2. MotorStorm
3. Formula One Championship Edition
4. Need for Speed Carbon
5. Ridge Racer 7
6. Call of Duty 3
7. Fight Night Round 3
8. The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
9. Tiger Woods PGA Tour 07
10. F.E.A.R.

Top 10 Xbox 360 Games (over A$50)
1. Forza Motorsport 2
2. Command and Conquer 3 Tiberium Wars
3. Gears of War
4. Shadowrun
5. Guitar Hero II bundle
6. Tenchu Z
7. WWE SmackDown! vs. RAW 2007
8. Fight Night Round 3
9. The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
10. Crackdown

Top 10 Wii Games (over A$50)
1. Mario Strikers: Charged Football
2. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
3. Sonic and the Secret Rings
4. WarioWare: Smooth Moves
5. Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2
6. Need for Speed Carbon
7. TMNT
8. Tiger Woods PGA Tour 07
9. Mortal Kombat: Armageddon
10. Prince of Persia Rival Swords

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

Top 10 Nintendo DS Games (over A$40)
1. Pokemon Diamond
2. Pokemon Pearl
3. Shrek the Third
4. Dr Kawashima's Brain Training
5. Crash Boom Bang!
6. New Super Mario Bros.
7. Nintendogs: Dalmatian and Friends
8. Nintendogs: Dachschund and Friends
9. Nintendogs: Labrador and Friends
10. Catz 2006

Top 10 PS2 Games (over A$50)
1. SingStar Pop Hits bundle
2. Buzz! The Mega Quiz bundle
3. EyeToy: Play Sports Platinum bundle
4. Buzz! The Mega Quiz
5. Tomb Raider: Anniversary
6. Buzz! Junior: RoboJam
7. God of War 2
8. Guitar Hero II bundle
9. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
10. TMNT

Top 10 PSP games (over A$40)
1. Ratchet & Clank: Size Matters
2. Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories
3. Sega Mega Drive Collection
4. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
5. WWE SmackDown! vs. RAW 2007
6. Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops
7. Medal of Honor Heroes
8. Pimp My Ride
9. Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories
10. Shrek Smash and Crash

All data supplied by GfK Australia.

Written By

Randolph is the managing editor of GameSpot, and needs more time to play games.

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29 comments
Gigadragon2005
Gigadragon2005

Sometimes i don't know other Australian gamers,,,,,,

MiReflejo
MiReflejo

Yay!!! Pokemon rules the world!!!

elektrixxx
elektrixxx

C'mon! Mario Strikers is way better than that!

Grodus5
Grodus5

Ha ha ha ha ha! The only thing that will take Pokemon out of the top 2 spots is Halo. Face cows and lemmings, Pokemon Versions are the best selling game on the face of the planet, not the fastest selling, but the best selling.

Brambler
Brambler

Pokemon, gimmie a break, can't we move on to something else that is lame?

aus_pride
aus_pride

where the hell is brothers in arms??? somone buy the damn thing allready

dannyboy2443
dannyboy2443

[QUOTE="Wat01"] interesting... I disagree with someone on the thumbs up or thumbs down scale and a rediculous number comes up.. hmm.... [/QUOTE] Yeah, same here. 18446744073709551614 for me. Gamespot's comment rating system has been wierd lately... Btw, Pokemon D/P at the top is not surprising.

mylsd
mylsd

Wow, Singstar, Buzz & Eyetoy in the top 10, what's in the water down there?

ianpm
ianpm

samleon05 PS3 kicking ass with only two games lol and the 360 is kicking ass with one game

bain_nick
bain_nick

The problem for the Wii is that we won't be getting games like Paper Mario and Pokemon Colleseum til September (Laugh or you want, they will be top 2 titles). Pokemon will always be in top position irst few weeks of release, there's always been a huge fanbase for it, and will always be one. And the main reason games like singstar, buzz and the eyetoy games are always up there in the top ten is for the same reason the Wii sold ver well, but you don't need me to join those dots do you. And looking at the top ten for all 3 next gen consoles there isn't any really great games that have been 'recently' released, in the top ten.

samleon05
samleon05

PS3 kicking ass with only two games

DarkManiaN_1979
DarkManiaN_1979

All those PC titles are so old. Wheres R6 Vegas? Come on Australia, get into it.

Wat01
Wat01

interesting... I disagree with someone on the thumbs up or thumbs down scale and a rediculous number comes up.. hmm....

slayer1090
slayer1090

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munsoned
munsoned

sonic0491 im selling my 360 to get a ps3 because im sick of them breaking i really want motorstorm. im sick of u saying that everyday for the past month go sell it already

RaiKageRyu
RaiKageRyu

RE:Nintedo_Man You have to be an idiot for not knowing your own charts. I've seen Motorstorm and Resistance in the top 10 charts ever since the PS3 launch, hitting across every position.

sonic0491
sonic0491

im selling my 360 to get a ps3 because im sick of them breaking i really want motorstorm.

The_AI
The_AI

Pimp My Ride was 8 on the PSP list... holy crap.

elite_ferns1
elite_ferns1

It would have helped so much if the god of war came out for ps3 like how twilight princess came out for wii. PS3 has such a lack of games. I think its best game is Resistance, but for me it is like a futuristic call of duty and is not really a killer app.

Nintendo_Man
Nintendo_Man moderator

You cows have got to be kidding. If you actually followed our charts weekly then you will see that the PS3 sometimes has a game in the top 10, not this rubbish of it still being on the charts which is not true. Both Strikers and Forza have been in top spot this month and i don't remember when a PS3 game has done that. Plus you would think that Resistance and Motorstorm are the only 2 games released for the PS3 here. The PS3 is dead last here like everywhere else, the Wii and 360 are doing extremely well.

mcxps3
mcxps3

GO SOny ur titles hang strong except God Of War 2 strangely. Thanx CHurch of England for helping Resistance out.

lamprey263
lamprey263

Pokemon Diamond and Pokemon Pearl are topping the charts? Well, I guess I shouldn't be too shocked. People are just short of sucking **** for Pokemon.

choasgod
choasgod

Resistance + Motorstorm STILL in the top 10 ... and no WIi titles in the top 10 1 Xbox 360 title in the top 10 what happened to PS3 flopping down-under ? ohh and go PS2 ! Buzz! FTW lol

user_nat
user_nat

No surprises.. interesting to see that Resistance and Motorstorm are doing better here then they did in the US.