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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