Aussie game charts: September 10-16

The Sims 2 says Bon Voyage to BioShock.

Australia's fascination with The Sims 2 has seen its latest expansion pack, The Sims 2: Bon Voyage, climb to number one in the overall Australia game charts according to data trackers GfK.

Children's movie tie-in game Ratatouille for the PlayStation 2 moved up seven spots in the charts to number two. After less than a week of sales, Medal of Honor: Airborne on the Xbox 360 landed in the charts at number six. The 360 version of BioShock, which has dominated the charts for the last few weeks, fell all the way down to number eight. Finally, Pokémon Pearl on the Nintendo DS finished the week off by talking out the 10th spot.

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

Top 10 Full-Priced Games
1. The Sims 2: Bon Voyage, PC
2. Ratatouille, PlayStation 2
3. Mario Party 8, Nintendo Wii
4. Pokémon Diamond, Nintendo DS
5. SingStar '90s, PlayStation 2
6. Medal of Honor: Airborne, Xbox 360
7. SingStar Pop Hits bundle, PlayStation 2
8. BioShock, Xbox 360
9. Zoo Tycoon, Nintendo DS
10. Pokémon Pearl, Nintendo DS

Top 10 PS3 Games (over A$60)
1. Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2
2. Formula One Championship Edition
3. Need for Speed Carbon
4. Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas
5. The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
6. Fight Night Round 3
7. Ninja Gaiden Sigma
8. Virtua Tennis 3
9. Ratatouille
10. The Darkness

Top 10 Xbox 360 Games (over A$50)
1. Medal of Honor: Airborne
2. BioShock
3. Two Worlds
4. Stranglehold
5. Gears of War
6. Tiger Woods PGA Tour 08
7. Stuntman Ignition
9. Forza Motorsport 2
10. Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2

Top 10 Wii Games (over A$50)
1. Mario Party 8
2. Transformers: The Game
3. Boogie
4. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
6. Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz
7. Rayman Raving Rabbids
8. Mario Strikers Charged Football
9. Tiger Woods PGA Tour 08
10. Resident Evil 4 Wii Edition

Top 10 PC Games (over A$20)
1. The Sims 2: Bon Voyage
2. Medal of Honor: Airborne
3. World of Warcraft
4. World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade
5. BioShock
6. Ratatouille
7. Star Wars Empire at War Gold
8. Battlefield 2142
9. The Sims 2: Seasons
10. The Sims 2: Fashion Stuff

Top 10 Nintendo DS Games (over A$40)
1. Pokémon Diamond
2. Zoo Tycoon
3. Pokémon Pearl
4. Ratatouille
5. Brain Training from Dr Kawashima: How Old Is Your Brain?
6. More Brain Training from Dr Kawashima: How Old Is Your Brain?
7. Shrek the Third
8. Nintendogs: Dalmatian and Friends
9. New Super Mario Bros.
10. Catz

Top 10 PS2 Games (over A$50)
1. Ratatouille
2. SingStar '90s
3. SingStar Pop Hits bundle
4. SingStar '90s bundle
5. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Legend of Jack Sparrow
6. WWE SmackDown! vs. RAW 2007
7. Rugby 08
8. Surf's Up
9. Tiger Woods PGA Tour 08
10. AFL Premiership 2007

Top 10 PSP games (over A$40)
1. Ratchet & Clank: Size Matters
2. Ratatouille
3. Transformers: The Game
4. Surf's Up
5. Need for Speed Carbon
6. Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories Platinum
7. Monster Hunter Freedom 2
8. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
9. WWE SmackDown! vs. RAW 2007
10. SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Fireteam Bravo 2

All data supplied by GfK Australia.

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Who would have thought Singstar would have done so well on the PS2? spots 2, 3, and 4 are taken up by it


Dear Lord, they actually buy Ratatouille.


Um...the PC is still more popular as a gaming platform in Aus than consoles.


"If we had more games that had the PC requirements of the Sims..But as long as the PC games market is driven by the sort of hardcore gamers we see commenting below" Thats bunch of's not minimun requiremnets that is an issue (Australia is not third world country, so that noone can afford decend rig) I know tons of people who have good rigs and they use it just for mail/work, i also know tons of people whos idea of gaming is "plug in the console and play" The problem is that Aussies are not "PC gaming nation" (as Europe for example) or gaming nation for that matter (no offence). Without a joke, mate, IT IS depressing when you see 3 (THREE) Sims titles in top ten list. Its sad actually. Causal players or not it is not an issue of requirements, its the issue of preferences.


Wow these results were surprising, I guess nobody can really predict the Australian Game Charts, its pretty random compared to other countries.


I wonder if the American charts this week are going to show the same declining trend in Bioshock. Maybe it's not going to sell the expected 3 million worldwide.


Ratatouille for PS2 is #2?! tsk tsk well, I think it's obvious, Australian gamers don't buy games, their mothers buy the games for them


That's crazy! Sims Bon Voyage, Ratatouille, and Mario Party 8 are in the top 3. Well at least the Sims Bon Voyage was good, can't say the same for the other top choices.


Wow, Bioshock isn't in the top 10 PC games. And Ratatouille did great. Weird....


If we just embraced the fact a PC game that competes with the console sales we would have a stronger PC market. If we had more games that had the PC requirements of the Sims we would have a stronger PC market. But as long as the PC games market is driven by the sort of hardcore gamers we see commenting below, we will continue to see 99% of PC games not competing and therefore the PC games market will continue to struggle. The combination of a small group of hardcore gamers and the PC gaming media's slavish cow-towing to them will be the death of PC gaming. But as an aside, at least in Australia they give us the different formats separately. Not like in the elsewhere where you have to look quite hard for PC charts as you only find the 'multi-format' charts that tell you nothing!


"Australia's fascination with The Sims 2 has seen the latest expansion pack--The Sims 2" Now, that's depressing. No wonder of such high suicide rates among young people in Aussie.


the sims juggernaut continues, moh:a did ok on pc though.

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Its because we are a casual dominated market, plus it doesn't help that EB keeps having sales which help put older games higher on the charts. Plus the charts include bundles so probably 7 or 8 of the top 10 games come in some sort of bundle pack with a console/handheld.


Why is it that the Aussie charts have the worst games there What idiot keeps buying the same game, different title subtly Something is wrong when rubbish like Ratatouille is in the charts