Aussie game charts: June 2-June 8

Mario Kart Wii reclaims the top spot down under.

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Five weeks after it debuted at number one, Mario Kart Wii is finally reclaiming the top podium position in the Australian games chart, according to data trackers GfK Australia.

Ever since Mario Kart Wii's release, the Wii Play with Wii Remote bundle hasn't been far behind in the charts, and last week was no exception, with the bundle taking out second place for the week of June 2-June 8. Newcomer Lego Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures on the PlayStation 2 can be found in third place, with its Wii counterpart in 10th. SingStar Party Hits has risen up three spots to number four. The reigning champion for the past month, Wii Fit, has fallen dramatically from being last week's top dog to this week's fifth spot. The Grand Theft Auto IV duo has slipped again this week, with the Xbox 360 version in sixth place and the PlayStation 3 version in seventh. Buzz! Pop Quiz can be found in the eighth spot, whereas Activision's Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock bundle for the PlayStation 2 can be found rocking it out at number nine.

Despite not making it to number one in the overall chart, Lego Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures has managed to have a strong presence in every chart except the PC charts. It even managed to take out the first positions in the PlayStation 2, Nintendo DS, and PlayStation Portable charts.

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

Top 10 Full-Priced Games
1. Mario Kart Wii, Wii
2. Wii Play bundle, Wii
3. Lego Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures, PlayStation 2
4. SingStar Party Hits, PlayStation 2
5. Wii Fit, Wii
6. Grand Theft Auto IV, Xbox 360
7. Grand Theft Auto IV, PlayStation 3
8. Buzz! Pop Quiz, PlayStation 2
9. Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games, Wii
10. Lego Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures, Wii

Top 10 PS3 Games (over A$60)
1. Grand Theft Auto IV
2. Lego Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures
3. Haze
4. Grand Turismo 5 Prologue
5. The Bourne Conspiracy
6. Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock bundle
7. Heavenly Sword
8. Resistance: Fall of Man
9. Assassin's Creed
10. Time Crisis 4 bundle

Top 10 Xbox 360 Games (over A$50)
1. Grand Theft Auto IV
2. Lego Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures
3. Assassin's Creed
4. Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock bundle
5. The Bourne Conspiracy
6. Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas 2
7. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
8. Halo 3
9. Enemy Territory: Quake Wars
10. MX vs. ATV Untamed

Top 10 Wii Games (over A$50)
1. Mario Kart Wii
2. Wii Play bundle
3. Wii Fit
4. Lego Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures
5. Super Mario Galaxy
6. Battle of the Bands
7. Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games
8. Mario Party 8
9. Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock bundle
10. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess

Top 10 PC Games (over A$20)
1. Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures
2. The Sims 2
3. The Sims 2: Bon Voyage
4. Mass Effect
5. The Sims 2: Seasons
6. The Sims 2: Pets
7. The Sims 2: Open for Business
8. The Sims 2: Kitchen & Bath Interior Design Stuff
9. World of Warcraft
10. The Sims 2: Free Time

Top 10 Nintendo DS Games (over A$40)
1. Lego Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures
2. New Super Mario Bros.
3. High School Musical: Makin' the Cut
4. CrossWorDS
5. Super Mario 64 DS
6. Mario Kart DS
7. Animal Crossing: Wild Worlds
8. The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass
9. Imagine Babyz
10. Yoshi's Island DS

Top 10 PS2 Games (over A$50)
1. Lego Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures
2. SingStar Party Hits
3. Buzz! Pop Quiz
4. Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock bundle
5. SingStar Rock Ballads
6. SingStar Party
7. SingStar Party Hits bundle
8. Buzz! The Hollywood Quiz
9. Buzz! The Mega Quiz
10. Buzz! Junior: Dino Den

Top 10 PSP games (over A$40)
1. Lego Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures
2. God of War: Chains of Olympus
3. Need for Speed ProStreet
4. Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories
5. The Simpsons Game
6. MX vs. ATV Untamed
7. WWE SmackDown! vs. RAW 2008
8. Jackass: The Game
9. FIFA Soccer 08
10. SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Tactical Strike

All data supplied by GfK Australia.

Discussion

15 comments
tmack20
tmack20

Wii play is a joke. it is shocking to see it at No. 3!!!!!

Ground_Zero
Ground_Zero

sadly there will always be a Sims 2 game/s up in the top 10 intil next year when Sims 3 is out

-CheeseEater-
-CheeseEater-

Digital distribution is never taken into account with these "Sale Results". Thus, it's valid to point out that the Sims probably wouldn't be so high on the PC chart.

LuiS-07
LuiS-07

Thats right PS3 / XBOX fans.. wii's on top :) Wii Will Rock you :) but i still love xbox.. is great.. ps3 sucks ass..

Brewer74
Brewer74

Wait until GTA 4 coms to PC, nomore Sims then I feel. Where is WOW too, I would have thought that would still be going strong, even though I havent bought it yet!

Nintendo_Man
Nintendo_Man moderator

Looks like Nintendo is finally solving the shortages of Mario Kart, both it and Wii Fit have seen the most shortages that i have seen in a long time.

Cbok
Cbok

Sims Go Away!!! Lego Go Away!!!

EliteKitteh
EliteKitteh

Why is Lego Indy infront of Mario+Sonic in the Wii chart, but behind it in the all formats chart :?

user_nat
user_nat

"Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock bundle Assassin's Creed" What the?

dunnowhathuh
dunnowhathuh

Haha, jeez, The Sims 2 takes up 7of the top 10 PC spots. It really does sadden me. Kudos to the Wii stuff, actually keeping GTAIV down the latter half of the chart.

markgowii
markgowii

While Nintendo is beating everybody, everywhere, it is substantially beating GTAIV in Australia.. -Nice. WiiPlay.. My gosh. Every month when I see it up there; it's crazy how it continues to sell hundreds of thousands of copies. While it is a crappy long term game, I can understand how it serves as a good introduction to the WiiMote's capabilities. I guess people are willing to spend the extra $10, no matter how bad it is. I would have bought it instead of a WiiMote, except that would have been after they started packaging WiiMotes with jackets, before the WiiPlay 'mote came with a jacket.. All in all, I really don't care. I'm in Canada. :]

Shaun832
Shaun832

Wii Play is STILL up there! What has it been, a year and a half now since it came out?