Aussie game charts: March 9-15

Resident Evil 5 rallies fan support to claim the top two sales spots down under.

It's not too surprising to see that Resident Evil 5, one of the year's biggest games, debuted at number one in the Australian charts last week. The PlayStation 3 version of RE5 took the lead, according to data trackers GfK Australia. Just below it sits the Xbox 360 version.

The Wii Play bundle, which comes packed with a Wii Remote, returned to the top 10, claiming the third place for the week of March 9-15. Not too far behind was Wii Fit, which took out the fourth spot. Two-time chart topper Halo Wars fell significantly from the previous set of charts, landing in fifth position. Following the Halo Wars trend, Killzone 2 also fell several places, stopping at number six. Mario Kart Wii can be found in seventh place, whereas its DS cousin, Mario Kart DS, narrowly made it in at number 10. Guitar Hero World Tour remains in the lower half of the top 10, in eighth place. Seasoned chart veteran Dr Kawashima's Brain Training: How Old Is Your Brain returned to the charts last week, settling in at number nine.

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

Top 10 Full-Priced Games
1. Resident Evil 5, PlayStation 3
2. Resident Evil 5, Xbox 360
3. Wii Play bundle, Wii
4. Wii Fit, Wii
5. Halo Wars, Xbox 360
6. Killzone 2, PlayStation 3
7. Mario Kart Wii, Wii
8. Guitar Hero World Tour, Wii
9. Dr Kawashima's Brain Training: How Old Is Your Brain, Nintendo DS
10. Mario Kart DS, Nintendo DS

Top 10 PS3 Games (over A$60)
1. Resident Evil 5
2. Killzone 2
3. Tom Clancy's HAWX
4. Sega Mega Drive Ultimate Collection
5. Street Fighter IV
6. Grand Theft Auto IV
7. Guitar Hero World Tour super bundle
8. FIFA Soccer 09
9. Call of Duty: World at War
10. Need for Speed Undercover

Top 10 Xbox 360 Games (over A$50)
1. Resident Evil 5
2. Halo Wars
3. Tom Clancy's HAWX
4. Halo 3
5. Guitar Hero World Tour super bundle
6. Grand Theft Auto IV
7. Sega Mega Drive Ultimate Collection
8. Street Fighter IV
9. Call of Duty: World at War
10. FIFA Soccer 09

Top 10 Wii Games (over A$50)
1. Wii Play bundle
2. Wii Fit
3. Mario Kart Wii
4. Guitar Hero World Tour super bundle
5. Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games
6. Super Smash Bros. Brawl
7. Super Mario Galaxy
8. House of the Dead: Overkill
9. Guitar Hero World Tour bundle
10. Mario Party 8

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

Top 10 Nintendo DS Games (over A$40)
1. Dr Kawashima's Brain Training: How Old Is Your Brain
2. Mario Kart DS
3. Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games
4. New Super Mario Bros.
5. Maths Training The Hundred Cell Calculation Method
6. Pokemon Diamon
7. Mario Party DS
8. Nintendogs: Labrador and Friends
9. More Brain Training from Dr Kawashima: How Old Is Your Brain?
10. Pokemon Pearl

Top 10 PS2 Games (over A$50)
1. Guitar Hero World Tour super bundle
2. Need for Speed Undercover
3. SingStar ABBA
4. Monopoly
5. Ben 10: Alien Force The Game
6. The Simpsons Game
7. FIFA Soccer 09
8. Guitar Hero World Tour bundle
9. SingStar Hottest Hits
10. WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009

Top 10 PSP games (over A$40)
1. Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Platinum
2. FIFA Soccer 09
3. Midnight Club: Los Angeles Remix
4. Need for Speed Undercover
5. Ben 10: Alien Force The Game
6. Secret Agent Clank
7. The Family Guy
8. WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009
9. Crash Bandicoot: Mind Over Mutant
10. MX vs. ATV Unleashed

All data supplied by GfK Australia.

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18 comments
gameking5000
gameking5000

You believe Resident Evil 5 is an example of a 'real' game? It's good to see Halo Wars going good, so far not many non-nintendo games have stayed in the top 10 for a while.

Payback7
Payback7

I'm sick of the same Nintendo games being in the charts all the time. SOMETHING FRESH PLEASE!! Preferably RPG's? Don't make me move to a new console Nintendo! - I really don't want to....... Oh who am i kidding, Nintendo for life! :P - but please more RPG's....

ChristSAKE
ChristSAKE

none of the PC game titles are great all of them are a load of crap!........good to see some x360 and PS3 titles......Resident evil 5 where are u for the PC????????

joelgargan
joelgargan

Ughh Wii Fit is not a goddamn game, its fitness system for lazy pigs. So stupid i hate it so much.

coldfire94
coldfire94

good to see Australia finally has a good game on a good console in first

Gadeos
Gadeos

RE5 is a great game, awesome, I simply love it. Shame capcom is charging for its Multiplayer DLC

chocolate1325
chocolate1325

It's nice to see games like Resident Evil 5 selling well compared to the average Wii games lately.

Cactus_Matt
Cactus_Matt

Good to see REAL games in the top positions for a change.

kavadias1981
kavadias1981

@Mozillla - Worse. 80% of Wii owners are non-gamers and they dont buy games like Resi 5.

mhsdrake
mhsdrake

lol @ Inconnux... sure buddy! There are still six of the top 10 games belonging to Wii/DS. Disappointing...

Mozillla
Mozillla

i wonder how well Re5 would sale on the wii compare to 360 and ps3

Inconnux
Inconnux

The PS3 version only sold more because there is a FAR greater choice to choose from with the 360...

ShadowBass989
ShadowBass989

wow, cant believe people r STILL buying mario kart ds, every DS owner should have this by now. good to see its still selling though. way to go RE 5, ive been playing my PS3 version non stop, i love it so far.

gameking5000
gameking5000

Wonder if Resident Evil 5 will debut strongly and go off the charts immediately next week like Empire:Total War did

Nintendo_Man
Nintendo_Man moderator

Interesting, once again the PS3 version of a multiplat sells more here (even with a smaller userbase). Besides the big releases, the charts are returning to the usual first party Wii and DS game domination.

GodsPoison
GodsPoison

Yeah i payed 60$ for my copy of RE5, then they wanna charge me another 5 for online!? I call BS capcom!