Aussie game charts: November 30-December 6

New Super Mario Bros. Wii maintains top spot, while Modern Warfare 2 stands up against an onslaught of Wii casual games.

New Super Mario Bros. Wii remains in first place in the sales charts down under for the third week in a row, according to data trackers GfK Australia. The only other big end of year release to make it into the top 10 is Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, in the sixth and ninth positions, respectively.

Both Wii Sports Resort and Wii Fit Plus saw a leap in the charts, moving up into the second and third places respectively, for the week of November 30 to December 6. Despite being more than a year old and getting critically panned, Carnival Games: Mini-Golf makes a comeback, landing at number five. Other games to make it into the top 10 include the usual lineup of Mario Kart Wii, Cricket, and Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games.

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

Top 10 Full-Priced Games
1. New Super Mario Bros. Wii, Nintendo Wii
2. Wii Sports Resort, Wii
3. Wii Fit Plus, Wii
4. Cricket, Wii
5. Carnival Games: Mini-Golf, Wii
6. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, PlayStation 3
7. Mario Kart Wii, Wii
8. Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games, Wii
9. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, Xbox 360
10. Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games, Wii

Top 10 PS3 Games (over A$60)
1. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
2. Assassin's Creed 2
3. FIFA Soccer 10
4. Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
5. Tekken 6
6. EyePet bundle
7. Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time
8. DJ Hero
9. Band Hero super bundle
10. Need for Speed: Shift

Top 10 Xbox 360 Games (over A$50)
1. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
2. Assassin's Creed 2
3. Forza Motorsport 3
4. Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City
5. Halo 3: ODST
6. Left 4 Dead 2
7. DJ Hero
8. Band Hero super bundle
9. FIFA Soccer 10
10. James Cameron's Avatar: The Game

Top 10 Wii Games (over A$50)
1. New Super Mario Bros. Wii
2. Wii Sports Resort bundle
3. Wii Fit Plus bundle
4. Cricket
5. Carnival Games: Mini-Golf
6. Mario Kart Wii
7. Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games
8. Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games
9. Wii Play bundle
10. Band Hero super bundle

Top 10 PC Games (over A$20)
1. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
2. The Sims 3: World Adventures
3. The Sims 3
4. World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King
5. Dragon Age: Origins
6. Left 4 Dead 2
7. The Sims 2: Double Deluxe
8. World of Warcraft Battlechest
9. Sonic Collection
10. The Sims 2: Apartment Life

Top 10 Nintendo DS Games (over A$40)
1. Style Boutique
2. Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games
3. Club Penguin: Elite Penguin Force
4. Scribblenauts
5. New Super Mario Bros.
6. Littlest Pet Shop: Beach
7. Bakugan
8. Professor Layton and Pandora's Box
9. Littlest Pet Shop: City
10. Mario Kart DS

Top 10 PS2 Games (over A$50)
1. WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2010
2. SingStar Hottest Hits
3. Ben 10: Alien Force Vilgax Attacks
4. SingStar Singalong With Disney
5. FIFA Soccer 10
6. Jak and Daxter: The Lost Frontier
7. Band Hero super bundle
8. High School Musical bundle
9. Guitar Hero 5
10. Band Hero

Top 10 PSP games (over A$40)
1. AFL Challenge
2. Rugby League Challenge
3. Assassin's Creed: Bloodlines
4. Little Big Planet
5. Gran Turismo
6. Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars
7. Invizimals
8. WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2010
9. Lego Indiana Jones 2: The Adventure Continues
10. FIFA Soccer 10

All data supplied by GfK Australia.

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I like how gamespot posted the article with a title implying that Modern Warfare 2 is not casual, maybe when compared to wii fit, but other than that Modern Warfare 2 is so casual that it sucks the creativity and complexity out of every gamer and common sense out of reviewers apparently.


@benboz - LoL... Too much time spent listening to techno on iPod and thrashin' out on CoD:MW to bother with Twilight and a Wii...?


Look at these PS3/Xbox fanboys crying that Wii is winning.


sonic collection for pc??? this just another compilation of sonic games?


@pattyp77 I only got a ipod and MW2. I do not want a wii or stupid twlight stuff. Not everyone in australia would agree with that list.


Yup - In Australia everyone has: 1) iPod 2) iPhone 3) Wii 4) CoD: Modern Warefare 5) Twilight Saga Underpants We are absolute gimick/fad junkies... If its on TV, a billboard, and a website... We'll buy it :)


what does that say about us australians? a majority of paying gamers are casual in australia?

Nintendo_Man moderator

The games which dominate the charts here have strong tv advertising (look at the top DS title, it was advertised non stop all week). Yet no advertising for many big titles, especially for the 360/PS3.


Bloody wii games......good to see the PS3 version of MW2 is outselling the 360 though...That'll get the fanboys going..........And yes I have both systems


The Wii dominates the Aussies! :)