Aussie game charts: June 4-June 10

Mario charges his way back onto the charts down under.

Mario Strikers: Charged Football scored a goal on debut down under, landing the top spot in the Australian game charts last week, according to data trackers GfK Australia.

In fact, the week of June 4 to June 10 proved to be a strong one for Nintendo, with the company taking out six of the top 10 overall spots--five of which are for Nintendo DS titles. In the other charts, World of Warcraft has reclaimed the top of the PC-specific list, knocking previous platform-topper Command and Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars to number five. On the Xbox 360 front, Gears of War climbed up two spots to grab the number two position.

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

Top 10 Full-Priced Games
1. Mario Strikers: Charged Football, Nintendo Wii
2. Buzz! The Mega Quiz, PS2
3. Petz Hotel, Nintendo DS
4. Buzz! The Mega Quiz bundle, PS2
5. Horsez, Nintendo DS
6. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, PS2
7. Crash Boom Bang!, Nintendo DS
8. Shrek the Third, Nintendo DS
9. Catz 2006, Nintendo DS
10. Buzz! Junior: RoboJam, PS2

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

Top 10 Xbox 360 Games (over A$50)
1. Command and Conquer 3 Tiberium Wars
2. Gears of War
3. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
4. Guitar Hero II bundle
5. The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
6. Fight Night Round 3
7. Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2
8. Crackdown
9. Lost Planet
10. Spider-Man 3

Top 10 Wii Games (over A$50)
1. Mario Strikers: Charged Football
2. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
3. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
4. Cooking Mama: Cook Off
5. WarioWare: Smooth Moves
6. Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2
7. Metal Slug Anthology
8. Sonic and the Secret Rings
9. Shrek the Third
10. Need for Speed Carbon

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

Top 10 Nintendo DS Games (over A$40)
1. Petz Hotel
2. Horsez
3. Crash Boom Bang!
4. Shrek the Third
5. Catz 2006
6. The Legend of Spyro: A New Beginning
7. Madagascar
8. Spyro Shadow Legacy
9. Flushed Away
10. Tom and Jerry

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

Top 10 PSP games (over A$40)
1. Ratchet & Clank: Size Matters
2. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
3. Lego Star Wars Platinum
4. Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories
5. Call of Duty: Roads to Victory
6. Shrek Smash and Crash
7. Pimp My Ride
8. WWE SmackDown! vs. RAW 2007
9. Need for Speed Carbon
10.Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops

Top 10 Xbox Games (over A$50)
1. Need for Speed Carbon
2. FIFA 2007
3. Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2007
4. NBA Live 07
5. Melbourne Cup Challenge
6. Call of Duty 3
7. Lego Star Wars 2
8. Area 51
9. Heroes of the Pacific
10. Justice League Heroes

Top 10 Game Boy Advance Games (over A$40)
1. Pokemon Emerald
2. Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team
3. Cars
4. My Little Pony: Crystal Princess Runaway Rainbow
5. Pokemon Ruby
6. Pokemon Sapphire Version
7. Disney's Little Mermaid: Magic in Two Kingdoms
8. Dogz 2
9. Avatar: The Legend of Aang
10. SpongeBob SquarePants: Creature from the Krusty Krab

All data supplied by GfK Australia.

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28 comments
Slaveways
Slaveways

wow, australia is filled to the brim with casuals. have fun playing horsez and catz, lol. i feel bad for the hardcore gamers over there though, this chart is embarrassing.

smoothn00dle
smoothn00dle

@guimontag Which part of Australia u from? Console game outsold PC game here on weekly basis. The top ten games are all PS2 and DS.

guimontag
guimontag

yer Australia hasnt got a large gaming community, lol i dont think i know any1 that has upgraded to a ps3/360/wii. Pc games are much more popular over here than consoles

langrisser2005
langrisser2005

But even if the list isn't exactly proper guys, isn't it all about having fun in the end? :P We Aussies have fun playing anything :) I think - perhaps, that is better than knowing what's so-called good and bad.

KAIRYU-SHIN
KAIRYU-SHIN

Well, well, well, look at those charts, only ps2, ds, andone wii game, i want to see those that says "Yes, this is the beggining of the end for nintendo" when the chart has like 3 ps3, and now not even one, huh!.

cloud226
cloud226

comn on, u guys take games too seriouse. it's just for fun. who cares its lame or not, if it can actually bring some fun?!!

crunchy9178
crunchy9178

OMG why post this "news" GS AU? No one will take us seriously anymore :( Developers might start only sending casualised games our way. I think I may have to move country :p

ShuuMutou
ShuuMutou

What a weak chart.. x.x Crappy games too cept for a minor few.

Nintendo_Man
Nintendo_Man moderator

Strikers is easily the stand out, it will be thankfully joined by Forza next week and possible a few other new games. We will be getting alot of good games here in July so hopefully those casual games disappear from the chart which never happens with our casual dominated market.

yaminoshadow
yaminoshadow

nah, seems to be that casual gamers and apparently kids are the large portion of gamers on that continent

CadeFlayer
CadeFlayer

That top 10 is I believe the worst i've ever had the misfortune to see. And I come from the UK, so trust me i've seen many rubbish charts over the years.

Nemesis23345
Nemesis23345

That list, with the exception of Strikers is an embarrassment to Australia. Seriously, I cannot believe how bad that list is, its an absolute abomination.

-Roger-Wilco-
-Roger-Wilco-

Yes...I'm ashamed to call myself an aussie gamer after seeing that list! ;p

wiidominance
wiidominance

not one single top 10 DS game is even close to decent, correct if I'm wrong, seems Australia is lacking real gamers..

Love_ya24
Love_ya24

There is some good games in here, but a lot of them got bad ratings. I think that this isn't the real top 10 list. That's just my opinion.

xElite_GameRx
xElite_GameRx

no hardcore gamers at all in aussie, all the top 10 in aussie are crap. Seriosuly, shrek and pirates, all games based off movies have been terrible and they think its worthy of being the best.

TBoneTony
TBoneTony

Great I have Mario Strikers Charged Football, But why am I STILL waiting for one of the great GBA games that is so far out in US and comming to Europe this month, Final Fantsy 6 Advance. I really want it NOW!!!!!! Also I can't wait for Mario Party 8 next month to see if they have made extra effort with the Wii-mote, also Super Paper Mario comming later in the year looks amzing, shame that we have to wait for so long for it to translate into PAL.

josh_bray
josh_bray

I want Mario strikers bad, last exam tomorrow will get it after

Darkside2501
Darkside2501

Apart from Mario Strikers (got it and loving it!) the top 10 list is pretty poor.

slayer1090
slayer1090

go strikers WOOT!!! Getting that amazing game when it come out in NA. Can't wait for it.

TTDog
TTDog

3 Quiz games, 2 poor film based titles, Horsez, Catz, Petz Hotel.... screams awful to me. If it wasn't for the passable Mario Strikers it would be a complete write off. Barely a proper game amongst them, where are the God/Gears/Guitar Hero's, all this says is there are too many kids getting way too much pocket money. The only way it could have been worse would have been to see a Sims expansion pack in there.

aus_pride
aus_pride

Ull see brothers in arms ds on the charts next week.....Oh and why do u say that TTdog?

Maquis_UK
Maquis_UK

go Mario Strikers, first online-multiplayer Wii game.

TTDog
TTDog

That has to be the WORST top ten games chart I have ever seen.

LINKloco
LINKloco

Might get strikers when it comes out here in the US.