Aussie game charts: September 7-13

Can the Fab Four make it to the top of the game charts in their debut week?

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One of the year's most anticipated rhythm games, The Beatles: Rock Band, has failed to make it to number one in its first full week of sale. Instead, the Fab Four's video game debut landed them in the seventh, eighth, and ninth places on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Wii platforms respectively.

Wii Sports Resort is at the top of the pops again this week, maintaining its control of the overall Aussie game charts for the week of September 7-13. Batman: Arkham Asylum had a strong second week, maintaining its third and fourth places, on the PS3 and 360. TB: Rock Band aside, the only other newcomer to last week's charts was Rugby League Challenge on the PSP, which finished the week off at number 10.

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

Top 10 Full-Priced Games
1. Wii Sports Resort bundle, Wii
2. Wii Fit, Wii
3. Batman: Arkham Asylum, PlayStation 3
4. Batman: Arkham Asylum, Xbox 360
5. Mario Kart Wii, Wii
6. Wii Play bundle, Wii
7. The Beatles: Rock Band, Xbox 360
8. The Beatles: Rock Band, PlayStation 3
9. The Beatles: Rock Band, Wii
10. Rugby League Challenge, PlayStation Portable

Top 10 PS3 Games (over A$60)
1. Batman: Arkham Asylum
2. The Beatles: Rock Band
3. UFC 2009 Undisputed
4. Ashes Cricket 2009
5. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare GO
6. Call of Duty: World at War
7. IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey
8. Grand Theft Auto IV
9. The Beatles: Rock Band full kit
10. Madden NFL 10

Top 10 Xbox 360 Games (over A$50)
1. Batman: Arkham Asylum
2. The Beatles: Rock Band
3. Call of Duty: World at War
4. The Beatles: Rock Band full kit
5. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare GOTY
6. IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey
7. Gears of War 2
8. Madden NFL 10
9. Grand Theft Auto IV
10. Halo 3

Top 10 Wii Games (over A$50)
1. Wii Sports Resort bundle
2. Wii Fit
3. Mario Kart Wii
4. Wii Play bundle
5. The Beatles: Rock Band
6. Super Smash Bros. Brawl
7. Jillian Michaels' Fitness Ultimatum 2009
8. EA Sports Active
9. The Beatles: Rock Band full kit
10. The House of the Dead: Overkill

Top 10 PC Games (over A$20)
1. The Sims 3
2. World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King
3. World of Warcraft
4. The Sims 2: Double Deluxe
5. Champions Online
6. Wolfenstein
7. World of Warcraft Battlechest
8. World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade
9. The Sims 2: Pets
10. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare 2

Top 10 Nintendo DS Games (over A$40)
1. Dr Kawashima's Brain Training: How Old Is Your Brain?
2. Mario Kart DS
3. New Super Mario Bros.
4. More Brain Training From Dr Kawashima: How Old Is Your Brain?
5. Pokemon Platinum
6. Mystery Case Files: MillionHeir
7. Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games
8. Sight Training: Enjoy Exercising and Relaxing Your Eyes
9. Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games
10. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Top 10 PS2 Games (over A$50)
1. SingStar Queen
2. SingStar ABBA
3. SingStar Hottest Hits
4. Up
5. Guitar Hero World Tour bundle
6. SingStar '90s
7. Guitar Hero World Tour
8. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
9. SingStar Party Hits
10. SingStar '80s

Top 10 PSP games (over A$40)
1. Rugby League Challenge
2. AFL Challenge
3. Dissidia: Final Fantasy
4. SoulCalibur: Broken Destiny
5. Resistance: Retribution
6. Monster Hunter Freedom Unite
7. Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Platinum
8. WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009 Platinum
9. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
10. Buzz! Brain Bender

All data supplied by GfK Australia.

Discussion

5 comments
badiie05
badiie05

is the beatles rock band that big??

mf1986
mf1986

??????? in top 10 PC games.. 10. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare 2???????? hehe love this sort of mistakes

Weddum
Weddum

Already seen everybody flock to Guitar Hero 5 out here, and it disappoints me that the inferior franchise continues to get attention and credit it doesn't deserve. Not surprised to see Wii Sports and Wii Fit still dominating the charts, even the big releases of this year will have trouble topping those for more than a week. Again, disappointing. People will buy junk because they are told its good on TV. Also, typo Gamespot? Number 10 on the PC list "Call Of Duty 4: Modern Warfare 2". Sorta made me double take.

Nintendo_Man
Nintendo_Man moderator

Much better than the original Rock Band which didn't even chart near the top 10 for any version, mostly thanks to the casuals loving Guitar Hero which will no doubt top the charts again.