Aussie game charts: March 24-March 30

Gran Turismo 5 Prologue overtakes the opposition to claim the overall games chart cup.

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The debate over whether or not Sony's Gran Turismo 5 Prologue is nothing but a glorified demo hasn't stopped Aussie gamers from snapping it up. GT5 Prologue debuted in the overall top 10 games chart at number one, according to data trackers GfK Australia.

Brain Training from Dr Kawashima: How Old Is Your Brain? is certainly no stranger to the overall game chart, with the game coming in at number two for the week of March 24-30. The Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock double pack for the Wii continues to sell strongly, taking out the fourth spot, while the 360 version can be found further down the chart at number eight. Last week's number one--Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas 2 for the Xbox 360--slipped five places into sixth place. Finishing off the week at number 10 is God of War: Chains of Olympus for the PlayStation Portable, which means Sony claimed both first and last positions in the overall chart last week.

Despite a strong first appearance on the PC charts at number one, Command & Conquer 3: Kane's Wrath has failed to make it into the overall Australian games chart.

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

Top 10 Full-Priced Games
1. Gran Turismo 5 Prologue, PS3
2. Brain Training from Dr Kawashima: How Old Is Your Brain?, Nintendo DS
3. Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games, Nintendo DS
4. Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock double pack, Wii
5. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, PlayStation 3
6. Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas 2, Xbox 360
7. Mario Party 8, Wii
8. Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock bundle, Xbox 360
9. Super Mario Galaxy, Wii
10. God of War: Chains of Olympus, PSP

Top 10 PS3 Games (over A$60)
1. Grand Turismo 5 Prologue
2. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
3. Assassin's Creed
4. Army of Two
5. Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas 2
6. MX vs. ATV Untamed
7. Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock bundle
8. SingStar bundle
9. Uncharted: Drake's Fortune
10. Burnout Paradise

Top 10 Xbox 360 Games (over A$50)
1. Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas 2
2. Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock bundle
3. Army of Two
4. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
5. Condemned 2: Bloodshot
6. Assassin's Creed
7. Halo 3
8. MX vs. ATV Untamed
9. Bully: Scholarship Edition
10. Viking: Battle for Asgard

Top 10 Wii Games (over A$50)
1. Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock double pack
2. Mario Party 8
3. Super Mario Galaxy
4. Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games
5. Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock bundle
6. No More Heroes
7. House of the Dead
8. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
9. Carnival Games
10. Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga

Top 10 PC Games (over A$20)
1. Command & Conquer 3: Kane's Wrath
2. The Sims 2: Free Time
3. The Sims 2: Bon Voyage
4. World of Warcraft
5. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
6. The Sims 2: Seasons
7. The Sims 2: Pets
8. World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade
9. Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War: Soulstorm
10. The Sims 2

Top 10 Nintendo DS Games (over A$40)
1. Brain Training from Dr Kawashima: How Old Is Your Brain?
2. Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games
3. Animal Crossing: Wild World
4. Pokemon Ranger
5. Imagine Babyz
6. Cooking Mama 2: Dinner With Friends
7. New Super Mario Bros.
8. Mario Kart DS
9. Pokemon Diamond
10. The Simpsons Game

Top 10 PS2 Games (over A$50)
1. Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock bundle
2. SingStar '80s
3. SingStar Legends
4. SingStar Pop Hits bundle
5. SingStar Pop
6. MX vs. ATV Untamed
7. SingStar Rocks!
8. SingStar '90s
9. Buzz! The Hollywood Quiz bundle
10. Singstar R&B

Top 10 PSP games (over A$40)
1. God of War: Chains of Olympus
2. Need for Speed ProStreet
3. The Simpsons Game
4. MX vs. ATV Untamed
5. WWE SmackDown! vs. RAW 2008
6. Crash of the Titans
7. Patapon
8. SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Tactical Strike
9. FIFA Soccer 08
10. NBA Live 08

All data supplied by GfK Australia.

Discussion

16 comments
blackace
blackace

I agree with duhNeighbor Why would GT5P be a demo if it has over 70 cars and 6 race tracks? ************************************************* Because the full version will have over 700 cars and 60 tracks, that's why. A $40 game that only contain 1/10 of it's content is a DEMO. I'm not paying $40 for just a portion of what the FULL version of GT5 will have. Not going to happen. I'll play GRiD, Forza 2, PGR4 and Burnout Paradise to death before I do that. =========================================== Maersyndel Well there you have it. The consumer has spoken, and they have said that GT5 offers enough value to pay for. ********************************************** Yes, until the GT5 full version comes out and they have to pay for that same content again. They should have made GT5 Prologue a $5 download and left it at that. I would have paid for it then.

TTDog
TTDog

As EVERY element of the "Prologue" will appear in Gran Turismo 5, its a demo, its part of the full game. If it were content that isn't going to appear in the full game it would be different, as it is we're being asked to pay for part of the full game... which makes it a demo.

xchiefmegadethx
xchiefmegadethx

Rainbow 6 vegas 2 was terrible! I thought Grand Turismo 5 Prologue was a upgraded Demo? Thats what prologue means doesn't it "introductory chapter" So one would think it's a demo!so I'm guessing it is a demo

-GhostMLD-
-GhostMLD-

jmdude - i dont know......maybe it has PROLOGUE in the title

jmdude
jmdude

I agree with duhNeighbor Why would GT5P be a demo if it has over 70 cars and 6 race tracks?

duhNeighbour
duhNeighbour

"TTDog: Lots of people paying for a demo." There's even more people paying full price for annual sports game every year with little to no improvement. GT5P is more than a Demo. Would you consider Half Life 2 Episodes as Demos?

TTDog
TTDog

Lots of people paying for a demo.

bruno_fmenedes
bruno_fmenedes

Great to see Galaxy is still selling well. But it's sad to see Burnout Paradise only in 10th place of the PS3 software sales.

St_muscat
St_muscat

Yay No More Heroes is 6th in the best selling Wii game in AUS last week.

Cbok
Cbok

Rainbow Six Vegas 2 in the top ten? Tis a shame. I guess that just explains pop music right there. The game is crap with bugger all improvement over the original. GT5:P FTW!!!! Hasn't left my PS3 since it came out, probably won't untill GTA.

Maersyndel
Maersyndel

Well there you have it. The consumer has spoken, and they have said that GT5:P offers enough value to pay for.

DocGonzo1971
DocGonzo1971

Damn, how long has Brain Training been out?