Aussie game charts: October 2-8

Pokémon tops Aussie sales charts for second week in a row; Xbox 360 games fall out of top 10.

It seems Aussie gamers just can't get enough Pokémon action in their lives, with the latest titles from Nintendo's pocket monster stable claiming the top two slots in Australia's game charts for the second week in a row.

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Blue Rescue Team for the DS and Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team for the Game Boy Advance landed in the first and second spots, respectively, according to figures from data trackers GfK Australia. GfK's sales figures for the week of October 2 to October 8 also show that Nintendo managed to sneak another entry into the top 10 games list, with Dr Kawashima's Brain Training for the DS coming in at number 10.

PlayStation 2 titles dominated the charts this week, with six of the top 10 entries being games for Sony's soon-to-be-last-generation console. And in an unusual occurrence, PC mainstay World of Warcraft made it into the overall top 10, landing in seventh position.

Xbox 360 titles, however, have completely fallen out of the weekly top 10. Last week's best-selling 360 game, Test Drive Unlimited, failed to make the overall top 10, but managed to make it to the number two spot in the 360-specific charts.

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

Top 10 Full-Priced Games
1. Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Blue Rescue Team, Nintendo DS
2. Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team, GBA
3. FIFA 2007, PS2
4. AFL Premiership 2006, PS2
5. Lego Star Wars II, PS2
6. Kingdom Hearts 2, PS2
7. World of Warcraft, PC
8. SingStar Anthems bundle, PS2
9. Cars, PS2
10. Dr. Kawashima's Brain Training, Nintendo DS

Top 10 Game Boy Advance Games (over AU$40)
1. Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team
2. Lego Star Wars II
3. Pokémon Emerald
4. Madagascar: Operation Penguin
5. Bratz Rock Angelz
6. Catz 2005
7. Cars
8. Dogz 2005
9. Pokémon Sapphire
10. King Kong

Top 10 GameCube Games (over AU$50)
1. Mario Party 7
2. Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness
3. Mario Smash Football
4. FIFA 2007
5. NFS: Most Wanted
6. Cars
7. Paper Mario: 1000 Year Door
8. Metroid Prime 2: Echoes
9. Pokémon Colosseum
10. Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance

Top 10 PC Games (over AU$20)
1. World of Warcraft
2. The Sims 2: Glamour Life Stuff
3. Company of Heroes
4. The Sims 2: Open for Business
5. The Sims Deluxe
6. The Sims 2 Expansion Compilation
7. The Sims 2: Nightlife
8. The Sims 2: Family Fun Stuff
9. The Sims 2 Double Pack
10. Star Wars: Empire at War

Top 10 Nintendo DS Games (over AU$40)
1. Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Blue Rescue Team
2. Dr. Kawashima's Brain Training
3. Nintendogs Dachshund
4. New Super Mario Bros
5. Nintendogs Labrador
6. Big Brain Academy
7. Zoo Tycoon
8. Cars
9. Mario Kart
10. Nintendogs Chihuahua

Top 10 PS2 Games (over AU$50)
1. FIFA 2007
2. AFL Premiership 2006
3. Lego Star Wars II
4. Kingdom Hearts 2
5. SingStar Anthems bundle
6. Cars
7. V8 Supercars 3
8. Tiger Woods PGA 2007
9. Buzz: The Big Quiz bundle
10. NFS: Most Wanted

Top 10 PSP games (over AU$40)
1. Tekken: Dark Resurrection
2. GTA: Liberty Cities
3. Gangs of London
4. Star Wars: Battlefront II
5. Syphon Filter: Dark Mirror
6. Daxter
7. WWE SmackDown! vs. RAW
8. NBA Live 2006
9. NFS: Most Wanted
10. Burnout Legends

Top 10 Xbox Games (over AU$50)
1. FIFA 2007
2. Lego Star Wars II
3. V8 Supercars 3
4. Cars
5. NFS: Most Wanted
6. NRL Rugby League 2
7. Black
8. Tiger Woods PGA 2007
9. Hitman: Blood Money
10. FIFA 2006

Top 10 Xbox 360 Games (over AU$50)
1. Saints Row
2. Test Drive Unlimited
3. Dead Rising
4. Just Cause
5. Lego Star Wars II
6. Call of Duty 2
7. Perfect Dark Zero
8. Project Gotham Racing 3
9. NFS: Most Wanted
10. Dead or Alive 4

All data supplied by GfK Australia.

Written By

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

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Discussion

25 comments
jakeboudville
jakeboudville

^^Yeah, but sims 2 is always there on the list

_Sam_
_Sam_

it's interesting to find out what people on different parts of the world like

daqua_99
daqua_99

See, Aussies are totally different gamers from Americans ... we enjoy the Sims a whole lot more on the PC, we aren't embracing the next-gen consoles and we have difficulty pronouning number 10 on the list ...

RaiKageRyu
RaiKageRyu

So different from the rest of the world...

darklord888
darklord888

1. World of Warcraft 2. The Sims 2: Glamour Life Stuff 3. Company of Heroes 4. The Sims 2: Open for Business 5. The Sims Deluxe 6. The Sims 2 Expansion Compilation 7. The Sims 2: Nightlife 8. The Sims 2: Family Fun Stuff 9. The Sims 2 Double Pack 10. Star Wars: Empire at War Today I am ashamed to be an Australian PC gamer.

faizali86
faizali86

i dont understand how aussies like sims so much.

Bathyj
Bathyj

I just found out (when I bought Splinter Cell, woohoo) that Gears of War is coming out on the same day as Rainbow 6. Oh well, have to get them both.

alexgangur
alexgangur

Woo, go you little kids, dragging their mothers to buy pokemon. I've been shocked at how goddamn many of them I've seen getting mystery dungeon (don't worry, not a jibe and Nintendo nor pokemon, which I happen to respect as a great RPG franchise). But nonetheless very suprising to see BOTH versions at the top.

NinjaShadows
NinjaShadows

gears is going to dominate for a long time

dimsey
dimsey

To the a-holes seemingly confused about The Sims taking up the majority of the spots in the PC charts, yes The Sims. This might come as a shocker, but it's actually a pretty good game. That, and it's just best selling list right? Well don't need charts to know that The Sims is one of the best selling franchises across the globe. Just because it doesn't strike a chord with the so-called 'hardcore gamer' demographic, doesn't make it so. It appeals to people of all ages, hell I see middleaged to fairly elderly females buy them in droves, and guys buying them too - usually with other things because of some manly macho BS thing they have going on. And to the ahole who doesn't care about the sales here, don't read it. Noones forcing you too. Gamespot Australia's been on the rise. YES! THERE ARE COUNTRYS OUTSIDE OF AMERICA OR WHEREVER YOU INHABIT. Some people do actually give a flying eff about people other then themselves. Gamespots mainly an American dominated site, sure - but I've been reading for years all the same and enjoying it, I'm glad to see some Aussie focused content and I'm sure other Australians feel the same. So shut the eff up. Cheers.

Bathyj
Bathyj

Cos Australia rules. I know thats not a real answer. Its just an opinion I agree with. ;)

Slaveways
Slaveways

How come the aussie chart goes into hyper detail and the U.S. chart is just best buy sales numbers?

aus_pride
aus_pride

Dont worry global nexus, jst check out magnum's profile. Hes a nobody that is worth less then that white foam the collects around ure mouth wen ure really thirsty.

sicko0
sicko0

nothing decent has come out in aus for awhile thats why the 360 isnt up there

jofy
jofy

HAHAHA!! the 360 is nonexistant,like in UK.SONY RULES

Global_Nexus
Global_Nexus

"And I care about Austrailian game charts...why?" WHY did you bother looking at this if you didn't care? Anyway...an Aussie chart report? Awesome. I like seeing what's doing well in other parts of the world. I hope this becomes a regular news item.

Sam_Lowery
Sam_Lowery

The Wii is going to sell like crazy over there.

Coelah
Coelah

7 Sims games in the top 10 for PC? That tells me all I need to know about the Aussies taste in games.

wiistation360
wiistation360

DOA4,PGR3 and PDZ still selling well in Australia.

--Magnum91--
--Magnum91--

And I care about Austrailian game charts...why?