Aussie game charts: November 6-November 12

Need for Speed Carbon debuts strongly in top position; PS2 titles dominate overall top 10.

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SYDNEY--Cars outmuscled karaoke in Australia this week, with EA's Need for Speed Carbon for the PS2 racing past SingStar Legends to grab the number one spot in the latest games sales charts.

The newest entry in EA's racing series pushed Sony's karaoke title to second spot in the overall charts for the week of November 6-12, according to data trackers GfK Australia. Need for Speed Carbon for the Xbox 360 also made it into the top 10, snaring fifth position. The Sims 2: Pets for PC and Dr Kawashima's Brain Training for the Nintendo DS landed in at third and fourth, respectively, with the rest of the top 10 dominated by PS2 titles.

The Legend of Spyro: A New Beginning, developed by Aussie studio Krome, continues to perform well in the sales charts, grabbing sixth position this week--a drop of only one spot from the previous week's number five position.

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

Top 10 Full-Priced Games
1. Need for Speed Carbon, PS2
2. SingStar Legends bundle, PS2
3. The Sims 2: Pets, PC
4. Dr Kawashima's Brain Training, Nintendo DS
5. Need for Speed Carbon, Xbox 360
6. The Legend of Spyro: A New Beginning, PS2
7. Buzz! Junior Jungle Party bundle, PS2
8. EyeToy Sports bundle
9. Canis Canem Edit, PS2
10. Melbourne Cup Challenge, PS2

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

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

Top 10 PC Games (over AU$20)
1. The Sims 2: Pets
2. Battlefield 2142
3. Need for Speed Carbon
4. Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War--Dark Crusade
5. World of Warcraft
6. Age of Empires III: The WarChiefs
7. Microsoft Flight Simulator X
8. Age of Empires III
9. Microsoft Flight Simulator X Deluxe Edition
10. Company of Heroes

Top 10 Nintendo DS Games (over AU$40)
1. Dr Kawashima's Brain Training
2. New Super Mario Bros
3. The Sims 2: Pets
4. Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Blue Rescue Team
5. Crash Boom Bang!
6. The Legend of Spyro: A New Beginning
7. Mario Kart
8. Mario Hoops 3 on 3
9. Zoo Tycoon
10. Big Brain Academy

Top 10 PS2 Games (over AU$50)
1. Need for Speed Carbon
2. SingStar Legends bundle
3. The Legend of Spyro: A New Beginning
4. Buzz! Junior Jungle Party bundle
5. EyeToy Sports bundle
6. Canis Canem Edit
7. Melbourne Cup Challenge
8. FIFA 2007
9. Buzz! Junior Jungle Party (software only)
10. EyeToy Play 3

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

Top 10 Xbox Games (over AU$50)
1. Need for Speed Carbon
2. Melbourne Cup Challenge
3. The Legend of Spyro: A New Beginning
4. FIFA 2007
5. Cars
6. Lego Star Wars 2
7. Destroy All Humans! 2
8. Splinter Cell Double Agent
9. Over the Hedge
10. NBA Live 2007

Top 10 Xbox 360 Games (over AU$50)
1. Need for Speed Carbon
2. Massive Entertainment Pack
3. F.E.A.R.
4. Splinter Cell Double Agent
5. FIFA 07
6. Saints Row
7. Marvel Ultimate Alliance
8. Call of Duty 2
9. Test Drive Unlimited
10. Pro Evolution Soccer 6

All data supplied by GfK Australia.

Discussion

29 comments
_Sam_
_Sam_

why don't you like detailed charts?

wwonka666
wwonka666

I'm glad are game charts aren't so detailed.

The_Tay-Man
The_Tay-Man

the top 10 (cept for Bully) are meh, after the holidays though

michael31303
michael31303

Other than NFS, those are some boring A$$ people.....I mean games.

Bmaa
Bmaa

@too_cool_craig I live in Aus. XBox360 won't win. Wii will

wittywizard603
wittywizard603

Xbox and the 360 suck. Sure it will soon dominate PS2, but just wait till the *HEAVENLY CHOIR* P...S...3!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

gta11
gta11

Go Xbox360!!!! Woo Hoo.

too_cool_craig
too_cool_craig

@ imprezawrx500 Do you live in AUS? then you would know Xbox is/will win/rule here the only reason xbox 360 games are not in the top ten is it only has 100k installed base, PS2 has 1.8m. Xbox 360 is the fastest selling console here, and it hasnt had any holidays yet. PS2 really only won because of the Year+ head start. 360 will easily win this time.

imprezawrx500
imprezawrx500

'Sony doesn't rule Australia anymore - the 360 does' um 6 ps2 games in the top 10 your wrong. nfs carbon is kicking ass. in the top 3 on almost every system

Rockin_MixMasta
Rockin_MixMasta

4. Splinter Cell Double Agent Saints Row 5. Saints Row Edit ftw.

Gmacrusher
Gmacrusher

pretty good games and well worth their ranks

TryMe01
TryMe01

Dr Kawashima's Brain Training still selling, wow

d-suhiti
d-suhiti

jofy - Sony doesn't rule Australia anymore - the 360 does.

ElZilcho
ElZilcho

sony rules right? more like "the cheapest thing out there" rules, hear that 360 and ps3 fanboys? i think the wii looks a little tempting now that i think about it. on a lighter note, anyone notice how they like pretty much everything americans like?, except for those soccer games of course, its like they're related to us or something.

M4NI4K
M4NI4K

Dang my sarcasm got detected! But how?!

GMAN32X
GMAN32X

The Aussies sure like their Need For Speed

jofy
jofy

SONY RULES AGAIN

xmg0
xmg0

Good games

aus_pride
aus_pride

WTF? Bully has dropped 6 places!!! wow, this game is turning out to be the biggest underrated game of all time. Oh and m4ni4k if you dont care then do us all a favour and dont post a comment, grow a brain while your at it!

M4NI4K
M4NI4K

wow thats really important!

hemakm3
hemakm3

Looks like lots of PS2 love.

SP8616
SP8616

cool, theres a typo in the last column, 4. Splinter Cell Double Agent Saints Row.