@Weddum - mate couldn't agree more. Once you've played a GOOD FPS on the PC console FPS's just don't compare.
Nintendo's grip over Australia continues.
The people's champion, Wii Play--which comes bundled with a Wii Remote--has spent its second week in a row at the top of the overall Australian game charts, according to data trackers GfK Australia. Holding strong right behind it was Wii Fit, in at number two, for the week of March 23-29.
For the first time since its release, SingStar Queen for the PlayStation 2 has made it into the overall top 10, taking out the third spot. Halo Wars continues to sell strongly, finding itself in fourth place last week. The other SingStar title to make it into the top 10 was SingStar ABBA, which slipped into number five. Mario Kart Wii gained momentum over the previous week, moving up into sixth place, while Resident Evil 5 for the PlayStation 3 continued to drop, this time stopping at number seven. Sega's overstylised gore-fest MadWorld debuted at number eight. Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars also saw a decline, falling several spots to ninth position. Closing off the week of March 23-29 was Resident Evil 5 for the Xbox 360.
In other chart news, PS2 SingStar fans were out in force last week, with various SingStar games taking up nine of the possible 10 places in the PS2 chart--that's a lot of bad singing!
All sales stats, including console-by-console breakdowns, can be found below:
Top 10 Full-Priced Games
1. Wii Play bundle, Wii
2. Wii Fit, Wii
3. SingStar Queen, PlayStation 2
4. Halo Wars, Xbox 360
5. SingStar ABBA, PlayStation 2
6. Mario Kart Wii, Wii
7. Resident Evil 5, PlayStation 3
8. MadWorld, Wii
9. Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars, Nintendo DS
10. Resident Evil 5, Xbox 360
Top 10 PS3 Games (over A$60)
1. Resident Evil 5
2. Killzone 2
3. Street Fighter IV
4. Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots platinum
5. Legends of Wrestlemania
6. Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3
7. Tom Clancy's HAWX
8. Grand Theft Auto IV
9. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
10. FIFA Soccer 09
Top 10 Xbox 360 Games (over A$50)
1. Halo Wars
2. Resident Evil 5
3. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare GOTY
4. Halo 3
5. Grand Theft Auto IV
6. Legends of Wrestlemania
7. Sega Mega Drive Ultimate Collection
8. Street Fighter IV
9. Guitar Hero World Tour super bundle
10. Call of Duty: World at War
Top 10 Wii Games (over A$50)
1. Wii Play bundle
2. Wii Fit
3. Mario Kart Wii
5. Sonic and the Black Knight
6. Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games
7. Guitar Hero World Tour super bundle
8. House of the Dead: Overkill
9. Super Smash Bros. Brawl
10. Super Mario Galaxy
Top 10 PC Games (over A$20)
1. Empire: Total War
2. World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King
3. The Sims 2: Double Deluxe
4. World of Warcraft
5. Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II
6. The Sims 2: Pets
7. World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade
8. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
9. Grand Theft Auto IV
10. Call of Duty: World at War
Top 10 Nintendo DS Games (over A$40)
1. Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown War
2. Dr Kawashima's Brain Training: How Old Is Your Brain
3. Mario Kart DS
4. New Super Mario Bros.
5. Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games
6. More Brain Training from Dr Kawashima: How Old Is Your Brain?
7. Maths Training The Hundred Cell Calculation Method
8. Nintendogs: Labrador and Friends
9. Super Mario 64
10. Nintendogs: Dachschund and Friends
Top 10 PS2 Games (over A$50)
1. SingStar Queen
2. SingStar ABBA
3. SingStar Hottest Hits
4. Buzz! Brain of Oz
5. SingStar '80s
6. SingStar Singalong With Disney
7. SingStar '90s
8. SingStar Amped
9. SingStar Rock Ballads
10. SingStar Party Hits
Top 10 PSP games (over A$40)
1. Resistance: Retribution
2. Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Platinum
3. FIFA Soccer 09
4. Need for Speed Undercover
5. Secret Agent Clank
6. Patapon 2
7. Tiger Woods PGA Tour 09
8. Midnight Club: Los Angeles Remix
9. LocoRoco 2
10. WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009
All data supplied by GfK Australia.
Killzone2 isn't bad. But it is what you would call run of the mill. Another classic case just like Halo that an average FPS can get attention if its put onto a console, dumbed down for the mainstream market to play with a controller, and then hyped up to have the best graphics/gameplay ever seen. Killzone2 has nice model detail on characters, but graphically thats all the game has going for it. When you've been a PC gamer for a while, its very easy to look past the hype of console shooters. And yes I'm well aware my feedback is going to race down because I think badly of console shooters.
@Weddum haha the PS2 list. That is quite sad actually, sorta shows the machine is dying out. Why did you say killzone 2 was bad??
The PS2 list alone makes me want to cry. And I'm not surprised to see Killzone2 out of the top 10 already. Looks like Australia have at least a tiny amount of taste.
And they say casual gaming isn't hurting mainstream. Check number 1 and 2. I totally agree with you JoelGargan, after stormrise, this is the worst RTS I've ever played.
Once again Nintendo has the majority of sales... No KZ2, halo wars seems to be selling well and the two PS2 games outsell any PS3 game. The writing is on the wall for the PS3.
@Nintendo_Man Halo Wars is "Staying Consistant" because people buy it for the title, not for the low quality of gameplay. With some select titles, suckers for the name buy in.
Well there is only one fool ..... Anyway, I am surprised Killzone 2 is already out of the top 10 yet Halo Wars is still staying consistant.
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