Aussie game charts: November 13-19

WWE SmackDown! vs RAW 2007 leads strong field of newly released games; PS2 titles dominate yet again.

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SYDNEY--THQ's WWE SmackDown! vs RAW 2007 slammed all its competitors to the mat this week, powering its way to the top of the latest Australian games sales charts.

SmackDown! vs RAW 2007 for the PS2 was Australia's best-selling game for the week of November 13 to November 19, according to data trackers GfK Australia. THQ's latest wrestling game relegated last week's winner--EA's Need for Speed Carbon for the PS2--to second place. PlayStation 2 titles once again dominated the overall top 10 charts, with eight entrants being games for Sony's ageing console.

Several other PS2 titles debuted strongly in Australia this week. Scarface: The World Is Yours came in at number five, while Red Octane's Guitar Hero 2 rocked its way to number six. EA's Cricket 07 claimed the eighth spot. The only two non-PS2 games in the top 10 were Nintendogs: Dalmatian and Friends for the Nintendo DS and The Sims 2: Pets for PC.

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

Top 10 Full-Priced Games
1. WWE SmackDown! vs RAW 2007, PS2
2. Need for Speed Carbon, PS2
3. Nintendogs: Dalmatian and Friends, Nintendo DS
4. SingStar Legends bundle, PS2
5. Scarface: The World is Yours, PS2
6. Guitar Hero 2, PS2
7. EyeToy Sports bundle, PS2
8. Cricket 07, PS2
9. The Sims 2: Pets, PC
10. Buzz! Junior Jungle Party bundle, PS2

Top 10 Game Boy Advance Games (over AU$40)
1. Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team
2. Bratz Forever Diamonds
3. Pokemon Emerald
4. Cars
5. The Legend of Spyro: A New Beginning
6. Crash and Spyro Pack Vol 2
7. Catz 2005
8. Pokemon Sapphire
9. Pokemon Ruby
10. Dogz 2005

Top 10 GameCube Games (over AU$50)
1. The Legend of Spyro: A New Beginning
2. Pokemon XD: Gale of Darkness
3. Mario Party 7
4. Mario Smash Football
5. Need for Speed Carbon
6. NFS: Most Wanted
7. Cars
8. Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door
9. SpongeBob SquarePants: Creature From the Krusty Krab
10. Ice Age 2: The Meltdown

Top 10 PC Games (over AU$20)
1. The Sims 2: Pets
2. Neverwinter Nights 2
3. Medieval II: Total War
4. Need for Speed Carbon
5. Age of Empires III: The WarChiefs
6. Battlefield 2142
7. World of Warcraft
8. Microsoft Flight Simulator X
9. Cars
10. Age of Empires III

Top 10 Nintendo DS Games (over AU$40)
1. Nintendogs: Dalmatian and Friends
2. Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Blue Rescue Team
3. The Legend of Spyro: A New Beginning
4. Mario Kart
5. New Super Mario Bros
6. The Sims 2: Pets
7. Crash Boom Bang!
8. Big Brain Academy
9. Cars
10. Animal Crossing: Wild World

Top 10 PS2 Games (over AU$50)
1. WWE SmackDown! vs RAW 2007
2. Need for Speed Carbon
3. SingStar Legends bundle
4. Scarface: The World is Yours
5. Guitar Hero 2
6. EyeToy Sports bundle
7. Cricket 2007
8. Buzz! Junior Jungle Party bundle
9. The Legend of Spyro: A New Beginning
10. Buzz: The Sports Quiz

Top 10 PSP games (over AU$40)
1. Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories
2. Need for Speed Carbon
3. Killzone: Liberation
4. Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories
5. FIFA 2007
6. Cars
7. WWE SmackDown! vs. RAW 06
8. Tekken: Dark Resurrection
9. Daxter
10. FIFA 2006

Top 10 Xbox Games (over AU$50)
1. Need for Speed Carbon
2. Scarface: The World is Yours
3. Call of Duty 3
4. Lego Star Wars 2
5. The Legend of Spyro: A New Beginning
6. Cars
7. FIFA 2007
8. Melbourne Cup Challenge
9. Tony Hawk's Project 8
10. Destroy All Humans! 2

Top 10 Xbox 360 Games (over AU$50)
1. Need for Speed Carbon
2. WWE SmackDown! vs RAW 2007
3. Call of Duty 3
4. Massive Entertainment Pack
5. FIFA 07
6. F.E.A.R.
7. Saints Row
8. Splinter Cell Double Agent
9. FIFA 2007
10. Call of Duty 2

All data supplied by GfK Australia.

Discussion

44 comments
mattro11
mattro11

Oh yeah, a 360 costs 699aud which = 543us. A ps3 is gonna cost $1000aud which = $777us. Games down here are $100/119 which = 77.70/92.50us. Feel like I'm being had........................

toxicmog
toxicmog

Isn't it stupidly expensive in Auz o.O Like 50 bucks isn't all it seems to be.

Aaron_130
Aaron_130

@mattro11 = aussies have good taste then.

mattro11
mattro11

Actually, I read somewhere that Aussies, pre capita have the highest rate of 360 ownership.

Bathyj
Bathyj

I think alot of people in Oz are waiting for PS3 and maybe Wii. If Gears of War doesn't crack the top 10 overall next month then that pretty much proves it. And stop complaining because there's a little Australian content on your precious website. Dont read it if you're not interested.

frazzle00
frazzle00

It is the same in NZ. Gaming just isn't that big Down Under, and that's why serious gamers like us suffer. It's a damn shame :(

aus_pride
aus_pride

Quoting frazzle - "it doesnt say much about australian gamers taste now does it?" --- Like i said earlier you can blame the government for that one! Blame the bloody ads that only show child orientated games and placing gaming news and reviews in childrens magazine. Frigen old timers sitting up in parliment dont know CRAP!!! about todays games!! They think we havent come far since the pac man dayz.

frazzle00
frazzle00

Quoting MOHAMMAD-ALI: "360 is gay lol that's what a white boy would say but othas say it's crap and it is " It seems that in addition to taking his name, you have also decided to share some of his brain damage as well. Stop playing games and go back to school loser. You don't want to end up sweeping floors in McD's for minimum wage do you ;)? And as for the topic at hand, that top 10 list is mediocre as hell. It doesn't say much for Australian gamers' tastes does it?

peeweeshift
peeweeshift

xbox shouldn't be included in teh list anymore. the list won't change for a while anymore

GsR_lives
GsR_lives

yeah it's interesting to see what some of the top games are. being the ones that stand out the most. Sports games will always be very popular down under.

Fusion_Master
Fusion_Master

ff12 aint out in Australia until 2007 ElZilcho... Gears of War wasn't ot at the time of this game chart

MOHAMMAD-ALI
MOHAMMAD-ALI

360 is gay lol that's what a white boy would say but othas say it's crap and it is

crunchb3rry
crunchb3rry

Okay, what's going on here? Why have IGN and Gamespot been cluttering their news with "Aussie" game news and/or secondary reviews? It's especially bad at IGN where you've got different scores for the same game (albeit potential violence neutering) coming from a global source.

Mechakucha
Mechakucha

sephirothrulez9 maybe wrestling entertainment is very popular is Aus...wwe is world wreslting entertainment for the dumb person that didnt know what it was ( blackthegame) ----- I think not knowing what WWE is is a sign of intelligence

daqua_99
daqua_99

PS2 seems to be slamming everything else in sales ...

a-tek
a-tek

NFS Carbon is selling like hotcakes down there!

AA7
AA7

Cally Of duty 2, still going strong.

Rhubarb9
Rhubarb9

x360 failed in Japan now Aus too

aus_pride
aus_pride

Dolacide........... yeh i can see a theme too- Stupid childesh games, you can blame the government for that one!

mattro11
mattro11

Good to see spongebob got a mention. That crazy spongebob, he's a pants off kind of guy. And don't start me on squarepants....You don't wanna know what he's like after a bottle of tequila and a six pack.......what were we thinking.......hope that video tape never hits the 'net..................................

Dolacide
Dolacide

This list is starting to show a theme.

Inu7
Inu7

The randomness!

glitchgeeman
glitchgeeman

Wow...Australia really likes their PS2's...a lot...

aus_pride
aus_pride

WTF??? What happened to bully? Smackdown got on the top ten charts? What the hell is going on in this world!!!!!!

slorg_king
slorg_king

CR00K - "Sony owns the sales charts and always will" America begs to differ

alexgangur
alexgangur

Jeez. Just looking at this list makes me cringe. Never would have thought we had so many damn casuals here (ew).

Thorpe89
Thorpe89

Good on SmackDown! for getting up there. :P

Colsworl
Colsworl

Not suprising WWE took the top spot; its really populer over there. Its intresting to note that no Xbox or 360 made it to the top 10. That could change though when Gears of War is released.

CR00K
CR00K

Sony owns the sales charts and always will.

crunchb3rry
crunchb3rry

"Did I click on the Australian version of gamespot?" Gamespot? Woops, I thought this was IGN.

Louis_Armstrong
Louis_Armstrong

"i think this needs to be updated or something because ffXll and gears of war should be somewhere in the top 5 on that list, just a thought." Dude, that is Australia, games take a really long time to be released there. FFXII and Gears haven't been released over there yet

lvlUNE3B
lvlUNE3B

GTA is ruling the PSP world.

diggyzoom
diggyzoom

Cars made 6 of these lists. Unstoppable.

socoolisme
socoolisme

Did I click on the Australian version of gamespot?

jofy
jofy

sony rules

dredd2472000
dredd2472000

it said november 13-19 gears of war didnt come out yet

ElZilcho
ElZilcho

i think this needs to be updated or something because ffXll and gears of war should be somewhere in the top 5 on that list, just a thought.

sephirothrulez9
sephirothrulez9

maybe wrestling entertainment is very popular is Aus...wwe is world wreslting entertainment for the dumb person that didnt know what it was ( blackthegame)

blacktorn
blacktorn

Ok either gears hasn't been released in AUS yet,or it isn't selling...

langrisser2005
langrisser2005

I would expect that now that gears of war is out that'll be in the top 10 next week. No.1? maybe it will, maybe it wont. Seems that PS2 still rocks in Aus, it'll be interesting to see how the Wii portrays itself coming next month.