Aussie game charts: March 5-11

Final Fantasy XII holds onto top spot; GRAW2 debuts in fifth place.

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Final Fantasy XII continued its strong run in Australia this week, taking out the number one position in the latest game sales charts.

The newest entry in the long-running role-playing series has now been in the top spot for two weeks in a row, holding off The Sims 2: Seasons, which scored second position, according to data trackers GfK Australia.

Two new titles also cracked the overall top 10 this week. Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2 for the Xbox 360 had the stronger debut, snaring fifth position. Sonic and the Secret Rings for the Nintendo Wii landed in ninth spot.

Longtime top 10 entrant World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade looks to be slowly slipping out of the big leagues, falling to 10th this week after being fifth the previous week.

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. Bratz: Forever Diamonds, Nintendo DS
4. Scooby Doo! Who's Watching Who?, Nintendo DS
5. Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2, Xbox 360
6. The Sims 2: Pets, PC
7. Cricket 07, PS2
8. Crackdown, Xbox 360
9. Sonic and the Secret Rings, Nintendo Wii
10. World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade, PC

Top 10 Game Boy Advance Games (over A$40)
1. Pokémon Emerald
2. Avatar: The Legend of Aang
3. Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team
4. Pokémon Sapphire
5. Pokémon Ruby
6. Bratz: Rock Angelz
7. Spider-Man: Battle for New York
8. Madagascar: Operation Penguin
9. Donkey Kong Country 3
10. Bratz: Forever Diamonds

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. Rayman Raving Rabbids
5. Open Season
6. Excite Truck
7. Red Steel
8. Call of Duty 3
9. Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz
10. Need for Speed Carbon

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

Top 10 Nintendo DS Games (over A$40)
1. Bratz: Forever Diamonds
2. Scooby Doo! Who's Watching Who?
3. Pirates of the Caribbean
4. New Super Mario Bros.
5. Nintendogs: Dalmatian and Friends
6. Pokemon Ranger
7. Nintendogs: Chihuahua and Friends
8. Nintendogs: Labrador and Friends
9. Avatar: The Legend of Aang
10. Nintendogs: Dachshund and Friends

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

Top 10 PSP games (over A$40)
1. Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories
2. Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories
3. WWE SmackDown! vs. RAW 2007
4. Sega Mega Drive Collection
5. Ghost Rider
6. V8 Supercars 3 Shootout
7. Need for Speed Carbon
8. Tekken: Dark Resurrection
9. Daxter
10. The Family Guy

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

Top 10 Xbox 360 Games (over A$50)
1. Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2
2. Crackdown
3. Gears of War
4. Lost Planet
5. Battlestations Midway
6. Fight Night Round 3
7. Saints Row
8. Need for Speed Carbon
9. Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas
10. Tomb Raider: Legend

All data supplied by GfK Australia.

Discussion

38 comments
Matt-Tribal
Matt-Tribal

yeah we aussies don't buy and play as many violence games the government is pretty strict on game classifacations. Just about all FF's are M15+. Oh and most DS owners I know are girls. And go FFXII! Proud to be an owner of the game.

TryMe01
TryMe01

lol, no PSP in the overall top 10

Chaudzff
Chaudzff

Keep it up Final Fantasy XII Scooby Doo beat GRAW2 ?

Jebril
Jebril

I thought the Aussies LOVED GRAW, on GRAW1 50% of the people I ran into were either Aussies, or Brits. Mad cool people.

Sonovius
Sonovius

aussies sure like crappy ds games.

Arkinsweets
Arkinsweets

Hey cricket! Nice one. I need to go there because I think I'm the only one who plays the videogame here :(

zsc4
zsc4

Games charts...Never really interest me. Its always the same and predictable story. :(

jofy
jofy

sony rules

pandaramaster
pandaramaster

It's almost similar to the UK charts! :P But I must say it's refreshing to see a chart that isn't glorfying gory or violent games for once. Cool! :D

DELTAsnake
DELTAsnake

I'm not that suprised at GRAW 2 bieng down the list a bit. Most people I know are sick of Tom Clancy.

imprezawrx500
imprezawrx500

thye really need to fix up the pc game chart what does a pc game only have to be $20 while a gba games has to be $40? thats just silly

bond21
bond21

for gods sake its not Austrailia...its AUSTRALIA. Learn to spell.

meesey01
meesey01

I wonder if Tiger Woods for the Wii can hit top spot next week...

LordLeckie
LordLeckie

im sick of seeing the sims in games charts all the bloody expansions are glorified item packs. Dam things are srcewing up our game charts but that will change one God of War 2 gets here in a month.

Nintendo_Man
Nintendo_Man

Our market is dominated by casuals so they buy many of these games. GRAW 2 just like Gears of War has not faired near as well as they did in the US, seems like shooters don't appeal to us as much.

RaiKageRyu
RaiKageRyu

It seems games in Austrailia are still bought mostly by kids and casuals...

Einhanderkiller
Einhanderkiller

gollum007, I have a theory as to why the Aussies are buying these so-called "kiddie" games: they have fun with them. Far-fetched, I know, but it's a possibility.

gollum007
gollum007

roflmao, bratz, scooby, sims (no surprise), WoW (ok what does everyone see in this overrated game?), desperate housewives, family guy, the legend of spyro (ok someone's on crack), supercars (wtf is this?), happy feet, buzz! junior jungle party bundle, avatar?, pokemon, madagascar, eragon, open season, excite truck, red steel, and super monkey ball? wtf is wrong with the aussies? alot of kiddy stuff in these charts, not too mention Pokemon?!!!, bratz, and more sims (always more sims games which are being milked because of all the dumb people that buy them)

raw2076
raw2076

good to see wwe smackdown vs raw 2007 on there

esplender
esplender

it's quite to see DH on the Top 10 list along with Age of Empires 3. Aussie must have really different taste upon games. For Final Fantasy XII, right on! Love Ashe's miniskirt..from the back, especially..

someone068
someone068

Cricket? They should put it on the Wii.

munsoned
munsoned

bratz and scooby more must haves for the ds!!!

comthitnuong
comthitnuong

I wish we had ArmA...The game looks good.

user_nat
user_nat

Bratz.. you can't be serious lol

snake7384
snake7384

That proves that FF XII is a great game.