Aussie game charts: March 12-March 18

Final Fantasy XII holds onto top spot; Nintendo dominates overall top 10.

Final Fantasy XII has continued its strong run in the Australian game sales charts, taking out the top spot for the third week in a row.

The latest game in the role-playing franchise was the best seller in Australia for the week of March 12 to 18, according to figures from data trackers GfK Australia. In second spot was The Sims 2: Seasons, a position it has also occupied for the previous two weeks.

Coming in with a bullet this week was Sonic and the Secret Rings for the Nintendo Wii, which landed in at third spot. Nintendo had an extremely high turnout in this week's charts, with five out of the top 10 being games for the DS or the Wii.

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

Top 10 Full-Priced Games
1. Final Fantasy XII, PS2
2. The Sims 2: Seasons, PC
3. Sonic and the Secret Rings, Nintendo Wii
4. Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2, Xbox 360
5. World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade, PC
6. Bratz: Forever Diamonds, Nintendo DS
7. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, Nintendo Wii
8. Cricket 07, PS2
9. Happy Feet, Nintendo DS
10. Nintendogs: Dalmatian and Friends, Nintendo DS

Top 10 Game Boy Advance Games (over A$40)
1. Crash and Spyro Pack: Volume 1
2. Avatar: The Legend of Aang
3. Bratz: Forever Diamonds
4. Cars
5. Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team
6. Pokémon Emerald
7. My Little Pony: Crystal Princess Runaway Rainbow
8. Pokémon Ruby
9. Tonka On The Job
10. Pokémon Sapphire

Top 10 Wii Games (over A$50)
1. Sonic and the Secret Rings
2. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
3. WarioWare: Smooth Moves
4. Red Steel
5. Tiger Woods PGA Tour 07
6. Rayman Raving Rabbids
7. Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz
8. World Series of Poker: Tournament of Champions
9. Call of Duty 3
10. Excite Truck

Top 10 PC Games (over A$20)
1. The Sims 2: Seasons
2. World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade
3. The Sims 2: Pets
4. World of Warcraft
5. Supreme Commander
6. The Sims 2
7. The Sims 2: Life Stories
8. The Sims 2: Open For Business
9. ArmA: Armed Assault
10. Age of Empires III

Top 10 Nintendo DS Games (over A$40)
1. Bratz: Forever Diamonds
2. Happy Feet
3. Nintendogs: Dalmatian and Friends
4. Scooby Doo! Who's Watching Who?
5. Nintendogs: Labrador and Friends
6. Mario Kart
7. Nintendogs: Dachshund and Friends
8. New Super Mario Bros.
9. Nintendogs: Chihuahua and Friends
10. Animal Crossing: Wild World

Top 10 PS2 Games (over A$50)
1. Final Fantasy XII
2. Cricket 07
3. SingStar Legends bundle
4. Avatar: The Legend of Aang
5. Guitar Hero II bundle
6. WWE SmackDown! vs. RAW 2007
7. Avatar: The Legend of Aang
8. Dance Factory bundle
9. Lego Star Wars 2
10. Need for Speed Carbon

Top 10 PSP games (over A$40)
1. Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories
2. WWE SmackDown! vs. RAW 2007
3. Cars
4. Sega Mega Drive Collection
5. Daxter
6. V8 Supercars 3 Shootout
7. Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories
8. Syphon Filter: Dark Mirror
9. Tekken: Dark Resurrection
10. Sid Meier's Pirates!

Top 10 Xbox Games (over A$50)
1. Need for Speed Carbon
2. Lego Star Wars 2
3. The Legend of Spyro: A New Beginning
4. Scarface: The World Is Yours
5. Call of Duty 3
6. FIFA 2007
7. Eragon
8. Tiger Woods PGA Tour 06
9. GTA: The Trilogy
10. Tiger Woods PGA Tour 07

Top 10 Xbox 360 Games (over A$50)
1. Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2
2. Crackdown
3. Gears of War
4. Saints Row
5. Lost Planet
6. Test Drive Unlimited
7. Sonic The Hedgehog
8. Fight Night Round 3
9. Battlestations Midway
10. WWE SmackDown! vs. RAW 2007

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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im a bit late with this i know but god_yggdrasil how exactly are the charts dominated with dumb movie based title when the only one in the list is Happy Feet (and overall i think there are about 3 seeing as i dont count lego starwars otherwise you have to include just about any lucasarts game ever made as in being based off a movie) and Bratz might suck but it is marketed at the key demographic of a handheld console, 7-12 year olds. I think the fact that mario kart is still up the top should prove that when a great game does come out on ds it sells well. As for final fantasy VII, i wouldnt expect much less from someone who probably cant remember the playstation being released and was subject to a lot better quality of gaming by the time you were actually old enough to properly play games then us to had to bear with the playstations early years and all the testing programmers did going from sprite based to polygons. On a final note its amusing to see you go on about Shooters....the xbox hasnt actually had a good shooter yet, at least not by the way i use the word, F.E.A.R, Halflife 2, PREY for example were basically ports from PC and Gears of War GRAW, GRAW 2 arnt what i would call your classical shooters, more your tactical action/adventure game. having shooting doesnt necessarily make it a shooter. But anyway im sure you dont even care what i say, and im not sure i care for that matter hope you had a good time


Well it seems that mostly guys buy PSPs than girls do and girls buy DSs more than guys do.


Whats with brats dominating the DS thats plain weird. In response to your comment god_yggdrasil FFXII battle system is really good if you set your characters up properly, it saves alot of unnecessary button pressing and makes training up really easy. FFVII is not under rated while it may not stand up to modern games graphics wise, at the time of its release it was a revolution. Not only that the storyline, and level of character development has been enough to enthral millions. I see it as a game that will and has stood the test of time, and will definitely be introducing my children to it just as soon as they can us a controller.the messages contained within that game are undeniably true and the lessons taught by it will stick in my mind forever. lol I just realised this makes me sound really obsessed. Oh well the game is what it is.


The Aussie major demographic for the DS are little girls?


the DS sales suck. all dominated by dumb, movie based games. and how is that game even good? and FFXII....sry to say FFXII fans but i dislike it very much. i dont get how the battle system is any fun. i think its been a bit over-rated...reapeat of FFVII???(FFVII is really good, but it is the most over-rated game i've ever seen) i didnt expect hardly anything on this chart except 360 sales. 360 has had a lot of good shooters lately, im thinking about buying one.


this chart was from the 12th to the 18th. Ps3 launched on the 23rd. None of the are able to be even on the list.


The DS list makes me think that it's being heavily influenced by mainstream / casual gamers.


australia is the only place where cricket game features in top 3

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The PS3 is not out there yet


50% of the the top 10 Software sold are for a Nintendo console, good job Nintendo :D


and the PS3.... isnt there, surprise surprise


Cool for Square-Enix. Maybe it'll motivate them to release quickly their titles in Australia.


YES! Final Fantasy XII still at top. Zelda still hanging out!


Congratulations to FFXII, interesting chart.


Woot FFXII still there! " What about the PS3 sales?? " what about them :P?


RaNaBiR the PS3 launched less then a week ago in Australia so its impossible to put up the best games sold in the console until at least next week


What about the PS3 sales??


It's good to see a last gen game taking the top spot. When GoW2 is released over there, maybe we'll see a top spot repeat.


Final Fantasy XII all the way!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! for PS2


Wow!!! Sims dominate the PC market


There seems to be a bit of FF XII interest, but a lot of simulation games like The Sims, Nintendogs and Pokémon in the list as well. Lots of simulations and RPG's or character building games that use experience points systems... One big exception is Xbox360, almost all FPS


its amazing how much we aussies seem to love simulators. o well. many of my own games are in the list. good games at that. no surprises with FF13 or GRAW2. great games