Aussie game charts: March 2-8

Halo Wars' winning streak continues; Wii Fit overtakes Killzone 2 in sales.

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Halo Wars continues to hold strong in the overall Australian game charts, maintaining the top spot last week according to data trackers GfK Australia.

Wii Fit pulled a sneaky one on Killzone 2, stealing the second place for the week of March 2-8. Despite losing out to Wii Fit, Killzone 2 still managed to sell enough copies to find itself sitting in the third spot. Sega's Empire: Total War debuted at number four after just four days of sales. Mario Kart Wii climbed up one spot, landing right in the middle at fifth place. Super Smash Bros. Brawl returns to the charts from a three-week break, taking out sixth place. The Wii version of Guitar Hero World Tour continues to be the standout version of the game, claiming the seventh spot. Street Fighter IV fell several places from the previous week, with the PlayStation 3 version claiming the eighth position, while the Xbox 360 version only managed to make the Xbox 360-specific chart. The PS3 version of Sega Mega Drive Ultimate Collection was at number nine, just above Super Mario Galaxy in 10th.

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

Top 10 Full-Priced Games
1. Halo Wars, Xbox 360
2. Wii Fit, Wii
3. Killzone 2, PlayStation 3
4. Empire: Total War, PC
5. Mario Kart Wii, Wii
6. Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Wii
7. Guitar Hero World Tour, Wii
8. Street Fighter IV, PlayStation 3
9. Sega Mega Drive Ultimate Collection, PlayStation 3
10. Super Mario Galaxy, Wii

Top 10 PS3 Games (over A$60)
1. Killzone 2
2. Street Fighter IV
3. Sega Mega Drive Ultimate Collection
4. Tom Clancy's HAWX
5. Grand Theft Auto IV
6. Guitar Hero World Tour super bundle
7. Call of Duty: World at War
8. FIFA Soccer 09
9. 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand
10. F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin

Top 10 Xbox 360 Games (over A$50)
1. Halo Wars
2. Street Fighter IV
3. Sega Mega Drive Ultimate Collection
4. Tom Clancy's HAWX
5. Guitar Hero World Tour super bundle
6. Grand Theft Auto IV
7. Halo 3
8. Call of Duty: World at War
9. Gears of War 2
10. F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin

Top 10 Wii Games (over A$50)
1. Wii Fit
2. Mario Kart Wii
3. Super Smash Bros. Brawl
4. Guitar Hero World Tour super bundle
5. Super Mario Galaxy
6. Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games
7. Super Paper Mario
8. House of the Dead: Overkill
9. Shaun White Snowboarding: Road Trip
10. Animal Crossing: City Folk

Top 10 PC Games (over A$20)
1. Empire: Total War
2. Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II
3. World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King
4. The Sims 2: Apartment Life
5. The Sims 2: Double Deluxe
6. F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin
7. The Sims 2: Seasons
8. The Sims 2: Pets
9. The SIms 2: Fee Time
10. World of Warcraft

Top 10 Nintendo DS Games (over A$40)
1. Dr Kawashima's Brain Training: How Old Is Your Brain
2. Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games
3. Guitar Hero On Tour
4. More Brain Training From Dr Kawashima: How Old Is Your Brain?
5. Littlest Pet Shop: Winter
6. Maths Training The Hundred Cell Calculation Method
7. Need for Speed Undercover
8. Littlest Pet Shop: Winter
9. Spore Creatures
10. CrossworDS

Top 10 PS2 Games (over A$50)
1. High School Musical: Sing It!
2. Guitar Hero World Tour super bundle
3. Ben 10: Alien Force The Game
4. The Simpsons Game
5. SingStar ABBA
6. Need for Speed Undercover
7. Ben 10: Protector of Earth
8. FIFA Soccer 09
9. Monopoly
10. Disney Sing It: Camp Rock

Top 10 PSP games (over A$40)
1. Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Platinum
2. FIFA Soccer 09
3. Need for Speed Undercover
4. WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009
5. Midnight Club: Los Angeles Remix
6. LocoRoco 2
7. NBA Live 09
8. Secret Agent Clank
9. Ben 10: Alien Force The Game
10. Lego Batman

All data supplied by GfK Australia.

Discussion

15 comments
gameking5000
gameking5000

People still play Street Fighter even though it's old. Wow!

ryancamcam
ryancamcam

Nice to see a somewhat diverse sales chart.

trenno2529
trenno2529

damn. wii fit should've died so long ago.

MagicOneUp
MagicOneUp

Wii Fit is just too good for slow Kill Zone2... eat that!

bogan79
bogan79

just look at the top 10 for nintendo DS geeez

Payback7
Payback7

Once again, I'm happy Nintendo are in the charts. But it's the same games every week - WE NEED MORE RPGS!!

Retroman47
Retroman47

That's good that Halo Wars did well, and I think that Killzome 2 is WAY better than Wii Fit. If you want to get fit, go outside.

xXrebel666Xx
xXrebel666Xx

@dethroned3- Are you sure about that, I couldn't understand why they both wouldn't count then? I'd say it probably is selling better, but who cares. I got Halo Wars and I think it's absolutely crap, if you've ever played a half-assed RTS or better before, it leaves much in desire. It's good as a "halo" game but falls flat faced as a"strategy" game. Before you rip into me, that's just a personal opinion. SF4 and KZ2 got my love and affection this time around, both great games.

Nintendo_Man
Nintendo_Man moderator

Very diverse selection of games in the top 10.

gameking5000
gameking5000

Empire Total War at 4th spot, if the hype was higher and there weren't so many bugs then it could of been higher. Halo Wars at number 1 again!

NeonNinja
NeonNinja

Mario Galaxy is in the overall top 10? Impressive!

Pickleking23
Pickleking23

hmm I'm suprised Left 4 Dead wasn't up there.

dethroned3
dethroned3

note: halo wars sales include: -individual sales + bundled xbox 360 hardware sales killzone 2 also got bundled with PS3 hardware but unlike HW, it doesnt get counted towards overall sales.

ciaxhieu
ciaxhieu

it good to see that people are working out -.- wiii style that is