Aussie game charts: October 16-22

Battlefield 2142 knocks Pokemon out of top spot; new Splinter Cell game debuts strong.

SYDNEY--Pikachu's grip on the Aussie game charts has finally been broken. After three straight weeks at the top, Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Blue Rescue Team for the Nintendo DS has been knocked out of the number one position, replaced by EA's futuristic shooter, Battlefield 2142.

Battlefield 2142 for PCs nabbed the top spot in the overall sales charts in its first week of release down under, according to data trackers GfK Australia. Sam Fisher's latest exploits in Splinter Cell Double Agent for the Xbox 360 also had a strong showing on debut, securing the second spot in sales charts for the week of October 16 to October 22.

It wasn't all bad news for Nintendo, however. Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Blue Rescue Team for the DS was still the third best-selling game in the country, while New Super Mario Bros for the DS and Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team for the GameBoy Advance also made the overall top 10.

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

Top 10 Full-Priced Games
1. Battlefield 2142, PC
2. Splinter Cell Double Agent, Xbox 360
3. Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Blue Rescue Team, Nintendo DS
4. FIFA 2007, PS2
5. New Super Mario Bros, Nintendo DS
6. Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team, GBA
7. SingStar Anthems bundle, PS2
8. World of Warcraft, PC
9. Lego Star Wars 2, PS2
10. Kingdom Hearts 2, PS2

Top 10 Game Boy Advance Games (over AU$40)
1. Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team
2. Bratz Rock Angelz
3. Crash and Spyro Pack Vol. 1
4. Cars
5. Crash and Spyro Pack Vol. 2
6. Crash and Spyro Pack Vol. 3
7. Catz 2005
8. Pokemon Emerald
9. Monster House
10. Pokemon Ruby

Top 10 GameCube Games (over AU$50)
1. Mario Party 7
2. Pokemon XD: Gale of Darkness
3. FIFA 2007
4. Cars
5. Mario Power Tennis
6. Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door
7. Pokemon Colosseum
8. Mario Smash Football
9. Star Fox Assault
10. Baten Kaitos: Eternal Wings and the Lost Ocean

Top 10 PC Games (over AU$20)
1. Battlefield 2142
2. World of Warcraft
3. The Sims 2: Glamour Life Stuff
4. Age of Empires III
5. Company of Heroes
6. The Sims Deluxe
7. The Sims 2: Open for Business
8. The Sims 2: Family Fun Stuff
9. The Sims 2 Double Pack
10. The Sims 2: Nightlife

Top 10 Nintendo DS Games (over AU$40)
1. Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Blue Rescue Team
2. New Super Mario Bros
3. Nintendogs Labrador
4. Nintendogs Dachschund
5. Nintendogs Chihuahua
6. Dr. Kawashima's Brain Training
7. Mario Kart
8. Big Brain Academy
9. Hasbro 4 Game Fun Pack
10. Animal Crossing Wild World

Top 10 PS2 Games (over AU$50)
1. FIFA 2007
2. SingStar Anthems bundle
3. Lego Star Wars 2
4. Kingdom Hearts 2
5. Buzz: The Big Quiz bundle
6. NBA Live 2007
7. Dance Factory + Mat
8. EyeToy: Play 3
9. Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2007
10. Cars

Top 10 PSP games (over AU$40)
1. Tekken: Dark Resurrection
2. FIFA 2007
3. GTA: Liberty Cities
4. Gangs of London
5. Syphon Filter: Dark Mirror
6. NFS: Most Wanted
7. WWE SmackDown! vs. RAW
8. Lemmings
9. Crash Tag Team Racing
10. Burnout Legends

Top 10 Xbox Games (over AU$50)
1. FIFA 2007
2. Lego Star Wars II
3. V8 Supercars 3
4. Star Wars Battlefront II
5. Cars
6. NBA Live 2007
7. NFS: Most Wanted
8. GTA: The Trilogy
9. NRL Rugby League 2
10. Black

Top 10 Xbox 360 Games (over AU$50)
1. Splinter Cell Double Agent
2. Saints Row
3. Test Drive Unlimited
4. Dead Rising
5. Lego Star Wars II
6. Call of Duty 2
7. Import Tuner Challenge
8. Project Gotham Racing 3
9. Just Cause
10. Dead or Alive 4

All data supplied by GfK Australia.

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Randolph Ramsay

Randolph is the managing editor of GameSpot, and needs more time to play games.

At last a PC game on the first spot. Good! And of course the 5 obligatory Sims games in the PC category:(.


HuxleyHobbes: "WoW continues its inexorable conquest of the Human Race." NOOOOOO!


mario party 7 at number 1 in GC charts? do those people never read a review? also Fifa 07? yeesh.


tawagivercetti, EB will match any price but you have to quote a price to them that you've seen elsewhere. They wont just volanteer that. Tell them and they will call and confirm, then match it. I get most my games they cos I'd rather go (to the smaller shop) than K-mart. The staff always do the right thing by me and the 7 day exchange is good.


Wow BF2142 did a lot better than I thought.


Best selling does not mean BEST game, look at FIFA 2007. Most of the best xbox and ps2 games can be bought for between $10-$50 nowadays. Check your second hand shelves, bargain bins and ofcourse jb, kmart, big w, target !! Never ever pay full retail, EVER!! Especially from EB Games, they tried to charge me $120 for Saints Row because I didnt know it says they match any advertised price. Don't be a full price paying sucker.


mario party 7 i just got done playing that that game is fun


This info from EB?


"Mommy mommy can you buy me a video game this weekend", "Sure son ill get you one(see's ad on tv for pokemon)" , "wheres my dead rising you *%*&^%!" , "calm down son there were no ads for it tv so i thought it wasnt popular" ------Bloody kids!!!!


WoW continues its inexorable conquest of the Human Race.


Splinter cell is so great, if you have a 360 and dont have this game....for shame.


There were 10 GC games sold last week? :o


Why the need for so many charts?