Aussie game charts: June 30-July 6

Mario Kart Wii ends Super Smash Bros. Brawl's short reign at number one down under.

Mario Kart Wii has overtaken Super Smash Bros. Brawl for the number one spot in the overall Australian game charts, according to data trackers GfK Australia. Last week's top performer--SSBB--dropped into the second slot.

The Wii Play/Wii Remote bundle is in third place for the week of June 30-July 6. Nintendo's Wii Fit has dropped down to four, with High School Musical: Makin' the Cut on the DS directly below it. Surprisingly, the SingStar Party Hits bundle on the PlayStation 2, in sixth position, is the only game in the top 10 that isn't on a Nintendo platform. Guitar Hero: On Tour dropped down two places from the previous week to number seven. Two golden oldies--Mario Kart DS and New Super Mario Bros.--have taken out the eigth and ninth places, respectively. Coming in at number 10 is Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games on the Wii.

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

Top 10 Full-Priced Games
1. Mario Kart Wii, Wii
2. Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Wii
3. Wii Play bundle, Wii
4. Wii Fit, Wii
5. High School Musical: Makin' the Cut, Nintendo DS
6. SingStar Party Hits bundle, PlayStation 2
7. Guitar Hero: On Tour, Nintendo DS
8. Mario Kart DS, Nintendo DS
9. New Super Mario Bros., Nintendo DS
10. Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games, Wii

Top 10 PS3 Games (over A$60)
1. Grand Theft Auto IV
2. Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
3. Buzz! Quiz TV
4. Battlefield: Bad Company
5. Assassin's Creed
6. GRID
7. Dragon Ball Z: Burst Limit
8. Beijing 2008 - The Official Video Game of the Olympic Games
9. Top Spin 3
10. Gran Turismo 5 Prologue

Top 10 Xbox 360 Games (over A$50)
1. Grand Theft Auto IV
2. Battlefield: Bad Company
3. Dragon Ball Z: Burst Limit
4. Ninja Gaiden II
5. GRID
6. Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock bundle
7. Beijing 2008 - The Official Video Game of the Olympic Games
8. Call of Duty 4: Modern warfare Goty
9. Unreal Tournament III
10. Top Spin 3

Top 10 Wii Games (over A$50)
1. Mario Kart Wii
2. Super Smash Bros. Brawl
3. Wii Play bundle
4. Wii Fit
5. Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games
6. Mario Party 8
7. Super Mario Galaxy
8. Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock bundle
9. Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga
10. Top Spin 3

Top 10 PC Games (over A$20)
1. The Sims 2
2. The Sims 2: Ikea Stuff
3. The Sims 2: Pets
4. The Sims 2: Seasons
5. The Sims 2: Open for Business
6. The Sims 2: Nightlife
7. The Sims 2: Bon Voyage
8. World of Warcraft
9. The Sims 2: University
10. World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade

Top 10 Nintendo DS Games (over A$40)
1. High School Musical: Makin' the Cut
2. Guitar Hero: On Tour bundle
3. Mario Kart DS
4. New Super Mario Bros.
5. Pokemon Diamond
6. Mario Party DS
7. Pokemon Pearl
8. Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Darkness
9. The Simpsons Game
10. Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time

Top 10 PS2 Games (over A$50)
1. SingStar Party Hits bundle
2. Kung Fu Panda
3. Buzz! Pop Quiz
4. Guitar Hero II double pack
5. Buzz! Pop Quiz bundle
6. SingStar '90s
7. Lego Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures
8. Ben 10: Protector of Earth
9. SingStar Pop Hits bundle
10. Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock bundle

Top 10 PSP games (over A$40)
1. Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII
2. Lego Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures
3. God of War: Chains of Olympus
4. The Simpsons Game
5. MX vs. ATV Untamed
6. Need For Speed ProStreet
7. FIFA Soccer 08
8. ATV Offroad Fury Pro
9. Everybody's Golf 2
10. Pursuit Force: Extreme Justice

All data supplied by GfK Australia.

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23 comments
tawagivercetti
tawagivercetti

STABBY I'm guessing you're on a controlled substance??? Australia is not more of a casual gamer market, we can get anything you yanks get, get it? Plus were nicer and better at games overall. Dont mess with Aussies. GIGGITY?

xElite_GameRx
xElite_GameRx

Well some of us still enjoy Hardcore gaming over the kind of games we played when we were pre-teens. And thanks to the 360, PS2, and PS3 these types of gamers will not be forgotten when the future of gaming becomes cartoon style games with motion sensing.

Stabby
Stabby

I'm guessing Australia is more of a casual gamer market... given that plenty is editted and banned lol!

so_hai
so_hai

Glad I'm not a company that puts all their money into CPU power and blu-ray licensing when investing in gaming creativity is evidently where the sales are. Can't argue with the facts.

Fatapuss
Fatapuss

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jasonbarbour
jasonbarbour

Buzz Quiz TV sold better than Battlefeild Bad Company! ... Thats Just Sad, poor Austrailia ....

Eaz-TK
Eaz-TK

God save us. elektrixx: is GH aerosmith even out here yet....i dont think it is

daqua_99
daqua_99

Seems that everyone in Australia either a) loves the Wii, b) loves the DS or c) loves the Sims!

mjc
mjc moderator moderator

Gotta love the PC list - Sims 2 or WoW

elektrixxx
elektrixxx

I don't remember seeing GH: Aerosmith on here the past few weeks. It must've flopped in sales.

_rock_
_rock_

A high school musical game in the top ten:(

raverrozza
raverrozza

seriously australia thats some embarrasing reading.

SpinoRaptor
SpinoRaptor

Nintendo is crushing the opposition.

Pices
Pices

Just as I had expected....

brucies_bubbles
brucies_bubbles

It's school holidays here so that would explain why so many kids games are begin sold

Erebyssial
Erebyssial

Wow wasn't expecting Brawl to be taken over so quickly, especially by a two month old game.

_rock_
_rock_

:o so many sims games sold.

Nintendo_Man
Nintendo_Man moderator

As i said last year, Mario Kart will outsell Brawl around the world (but in particular in PAL regions where it has always been the strongest). Once again Wii Fit is sold out at most places, don't expect things to change for the rest of the year.

dunnowhathuh
dunnowhathuh

Holy mother of crap. Just when I thought the PC gamers of Australia had regained their sanity....why, do Aussie PC gamers have an awesome urge to splurge on the Sims?

_rock_
_rock_

Wow nintendo seem to be going strong.