Aussie game charts: March 19-March 25

PS3 games dominate top 10 with seven entrants; Resistance top-selling title.

The PlayStation 3 may not have drawn in the crowds at its midnight launch in Australia last week, but it drew them in where it counts the most--at retailers. Sony's new console had an extremely strong debut in the Australian game sales charts, with seven out of the overall top 10 being PS3 titles.

Resistance: Fall of Man was both the top-selling PS3 and overall best-selling title in the charts for the week of March 19 to March 25, according to data trackers GfK Australia. It was practically an all-Sony affair in the overall top 10--in addition to seven PS3 titles, Final Fantasy XII for the PS2 managed to stay strong by holding on to the fifth spot this week. The only non-PlayStation entrants were The Sims 2: Seasons and S.T.A.L.K.E.R: Shadow of Chernobyl for the PC.

In the other charts, Crackdown continues to be dominant in the Xbox 360 lists, while Sonic and the Secret Rings landed at number one again in the Wii-specific charts.

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

Top 10 Full-Priced Games
1. Resistance: Fall of Man, PS3
2. MotorStorm, PS3
3. Formula One Championship Edition, PS3
4. Call of Duty 3, PS3
5. Final Fantasy XII, PS2
6. Need for Speed Carbon, PS3
7. Ridge Racer 7, PS3
8. Fight Night Round 3, PS3
9. S.T.A.L.K.E.R: Shadow of Chernobyl, PC
10. The Sims 2: Seasons, PC

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

Top 10 Xbox 360 Games (over A$50)
1. Crackdown
2. Gears of War
3. Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2
4. Saints Row
5. Lost Planet
6. TMNT
7. Fight Night Round 3
8. Sonic The Hedgehog
9. Test Drive Unlimited
10. Pimp My Ride

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. TMNT
8. World Series of Poker: Tournament of Champions
9. Need for Speed Carbon
10. Rapala Tournament Fishing

Top 10 PC Games (over A$20)
1. S.T.A.L.K.E.R: Shadow of Chernobyl
2. The Sims 2: Seasons
3. World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade
4. World of Warcraft
5. The Sims 2: Pets
6. Supreme Commander
7. The Sims 2
8. The Sims 2: Open For Business
9. The Sims 2: Nightlife
10. The Sims 2: Life Stories

Top 10 Nintendo DS Games (over A$40)
1. Animal Crossing: Wild World
2. Nintendogs: Dalmatian and Friends
3. Nintendogs: Labrador and Friends
4. Nintendogs: Dachshund and Friends
5. Nintendogs: Chihuahua and Friends
6. Dr Kawashima's Brain Training
7. New Super Mario Bros.
8. Bratz: Forever Diamonds
9. Petz Hotel
10. Happy Feet

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

Top 10 PSP games (over A$40)
1. Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories
2. WWE SmackDown! vs. RAW 2007
3. Syphon Filter: Dark Mirror
4. Sega Mega Drive Collection
5. Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories
6. V8 Supercars 3 Shootout
7. Need for Speed Carbon
8. TMNT
9. Ghost Rider
10. M.A.C.H. Modified Air Combat Heroes

Top 10 Xbox Games (over A$50)
1. Need for Speed Carbon
2. Lego Star Wars 2
3. Crash Tag Team Racing
4. Call of Duty 3
5. FIFA 2007
6. Scarface: The World Is Yours
7. Tiger Woods PGA Tour 07
8. NRL Rugby League 2
9. Hitman: Blood Money
10. Eragon

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

All data supplied by GfK Australia.

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Discussion

122 comments
xElite_GameRx
xElite_GameRx

Maybe bihboy feels its better and thats just his opinion. I also feel that Unreal 2007 is better then Halo 3, but thats just my opinion. We can't do anything about it until the actual release and watch the sales to prove it

TTDog
TTDog

@AlienOverlord... of course its going to change after the launch week is over, all those PS3 games were bought by people buying the console, the week after unless they go back and buy more games then they'll drop off the chart. Its not like a 360 or PS2 title were some people will buy a game when it comes out and others wait till they've seen a review or get paid. As the PS3 is only just out there isn't the user base to support a launch title for more than a week or two after the launch.

Spanks113
Spanks113

You are just trying to create conflict by throwing things out there like RFOM is better than Halo. Which it isn't

bihboy69
bihboy69

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LordLeckie
LordLeckie

how the hell did pimp my ride get into the top ten of the 360.

AlienOverlord
AlienOverlord

Everyone is trying to say this doesn't show anything because it just launched but it had only been available for two days of that week and still filled up seven spots. Next week's should be the same and there's no reason for it to change until another good game comes out for another system.

ashitaka_hamana
ashitaka_hamana

Woo...the brand-name loyalists I see...hehe...well see how it looks come this summer =)

tdesigner
tdesigner

Ok... let's be objective. Sony did good? Yup it did. Now please all Sony fanboys stop the over the top commentary. The PS3 has now a better prospect, which is great, but no, PS3 won't kick X360's butt. Neither the opposite. Specially in the states I see quite difficult to get back in commanding position, specially with Halo3 and no visible counterpart on the Sony camp with the same level of hype and expectation.

KAIRYU-SHIN
KAIRYU-SHIN

Huh, well i'll restructure my comment: Death2009 have you seen the aussie gamecharts when wii comes out, its obviously that the ps3 has sold more games now, cuz it has just been released, that doesn't mean that nintendo is falling, or that sony is gonna kick'all ass, thats why i told you to think, and then talk. And now, what's with all that "I'm American-I'm from USA" think, is that some kind of racism?, cuz as long as I know, america is a continent from Canada to Argentina, so I'm american too. And well, now i'm not attacking you, i'm talking and asking you, and I know that the last text has nothing to be with the topic, so sorry all :P, and,sorry for attacking you, now I know that you'r not a fanboy, it's just that I hate them (no matter the console), sorry again.

sascha23
sascha23

To tarv4973: Your comment is slightly offensive! I'm going to make the assumption that you didn't think about what you were saying before throwing out that the US is "where it actually matters".

xElite_GameRx
xElite_GameRx

so far the xbox360 has control of that since the end of last year to now because of gears of war. Although surprisingly enough, the PS2 sold a lot more early this year then the new consoles.

Tenjikuronin
Tenjikuronin

While its great that Sony is doing well in Australia, I won't be convinced of Sony's success unless they reach to the top of the American game charts...

tarv4973
tarv4973

Too bad Sony can't put those numbers up in the US where it actually matters.

xElite_GameRx
xElite_GameRx

The countdown begins, in exactly 4 hours and 50 minutes we will all see the trailer for GTA IV, I hope its also available in the PS3 store as well

Yuck_Too
Yuck_Too

--Paul_TheGreat -- LOL...and what are you going to say next week after the launch boom...Sony is dead?

sascha23
sascha23

Woah! I didn't see that coming. Looks like the Aussie kids are having some fun right now.

NY_Yankees_Fan
NY_Yankees_Fan

You're welcome xElite_GameRx , Hope you enjoy it as much as I do!!!

xElite_GameRx
xElite_GameRx

thats fine crills, expect to see a price drop for PS3 in mid 2008 to late 2008. thanks for the heads up yankees fan, thats amazing news! Finally get to see a glimps of the next-gen Grand Theft Auto, I just wish they would realease more info on Resident Evil 5 the way they did with GTA

darkdragonmage9
darkdragonmage9

the people who are taking this to mean the ps3 is going to take the top spots from now on are not relaising these sales are for the the ps3 that are in homes there once those all have the games the sales stops because everybody els that didn't get one by now isn't going to for either untell the price drops that get a better game collecion for the system or they just aren't going to

mrvic87
mrvic87

This just means that people in Australia like the racing, first person shooter, and fantasy games. Different audience. In the US, people want RPG, Modern or Fantasy Action-Adventure, & Sports. That is great that the PS3 is selling well over there. We need more games though

crills
crills

i dont care how much sold i still wont but it till its at least 400$ i like my wii better any way

TorugotoShinsan
TorugotoShinsan

Nice to see the PS3 launching well. Competition is always good for the consumer.

xElite_GameRx
xElite_GameRx

I enjoy both Gears of War and Resistance equally. That's the first game I will get with my xbox360 elite having already tried it at my friends house and researching on it. To me Halo is an overrated series, I have tried both Halo 1/2 and don't see how they are better then any Unreal Tournament or Painkiller games.

Brambler
Brambler

I love PS3, i dont get why Halo and Gears of War get so much hype, i've played both of them, i don't think they are any better than Resistance

Floms
Floms

Resistance Fall of Man excellent game

wiidominance
wiidominance

ammm .. ok ? I guess, the real thing will start after 2-3weeks from now, we'll see who will remain dominant, it is not surprising that Ps3 has claimed 7 spots this week, after all the freaking thing just landed, if it didn't dominate at least 5 spots, It would be a serious problem for sony.

Reetesh
Reetesh

Thats awesome! :o So many PS3 games!

deadkingdg
deadkingdg

miiiguel off topic, but still intriguing though: why PS3 has online play but no leaderboards, kinda "win-for-nothing" situation, no? Shows how much you know. Many games have a leaderboard, RFOM and Motorstorm for example.

kinnon38
kinnon38

over here in uk ps3 is doing really well when i went into my local gameshops they only had 1 or 2 copys of each game i asked the guy up front and he sayed the games r selling rapid but not as much as the ps3 itself but when they lower it a bit more they have a winner he sayed

the-very-best
the-very-best

Woah. Great work selling so many PS3 games with little to no advertising. Good to see FFXII still in the top 10.

DELTAsnake
DELTAsnake

I'm guessing that games arn't selling well right now, either that or every person that got a PS3 bought Resistance, Motorstorm, F1 and CoD3. (I only got the first 2.

Bananna2
Bananna2

Så the PS3 did that in only 2 days???hmmm interesting

Montrealien
Montrealien

omg, why even bother releasing these thing is they are based on 6 day sales?

RtheGamer
RtheGamer

There is no Genesis games????????????????

Kreean
Kreean

That's strange... everyone said that the PS3 had a bad launch in Australia, and yet there are 7 titles in the Top 10? Cool!

menmau
menmau

there is no Dreamcast games??????????????

Voredor
Voredor

there is no Gamecube games?????????????

Khoo1992
Khoo1992

PS3 was hot at Australia

miiiguel
miiiguel

off topic, but still intriguing though: why PS3 has online play but no leaderboards, kinda "win-for-nothing" situation, no?

miiiguel
miiiguel

reports keep flooding... LOL! Glad your happy though... I hope you're making a lotta money with those shares.

miiiguel
miiiguel

It's funny PS-only gamers say 360 only has shooters and racers... look at kinda games they buy... I don't see no platformer nor RPG - shock!!! It's just shooters and racers. washimul : wow you really think Australia is that important ? "officialy dead" ? - quick call Bill Gates, 360 is dead PS3 sold a 5 games in Australia - Stop production!

themyth01
themyth01

The PS3 just got released there, it's to be expected. In a month it'll be back to 360 dominating charts because simply the PS3 lacks good games.

raynimrod
raynimrod

Haha good to see Sony and the PS3 are well and trully alive and kicking. I've given up on buying games for my 360, not because it's bad but because the PS3 is better. Nice one Sony, keep it up.

Mkeegs79
Mkeegs79

Let's think about this. The PS3 is dominating the 360 in Japan. England had a great PS3 launch, and the PS3 is now dominating the game charts in Australia. Weird! Now let's wait to see what happen when there big first party bombs starting hitting shelves, especially in the States. Interesting.

Vlado
Vlado

What can I say? EXCELLENT news for gaming!

Symphonycometh
Symphonycometh

Sony is being too cocky at the moment...I think they have some sort of backup plan for the PS3...Like a big surprise one...