Aussie game charts: August 31-September 6

Gotham's Dark Knight falls short to a Frisbee dog and fitness game.


Just like the supervillain Bane, Nintendo has broken the back of the caped crusader, at least when it comes to the Australian game charts. Not even Metacritic’s highest-rated game of this year--Batman: Arkham Asylum--could push Nintendo's ultrapopular Wii games from the number one and two places, respectively, according to data trackers GfK Australia.

Batman still had a pretty strong first week of sales, debuting in the third and fourth place on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, respectively, for the week of August 31-September 6. In the middle of the charts we've got the usual assortment of Wii Play and Brain Training, with Ashes Cricket 2009 on the PS3 closing out the week at number 10.

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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. Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10, Wii
8. More Brain Training From Dr Kawashima: How Old Is Your Brain?, Nintendo DS
9. Grand Slam Tennis, Wii
10. Ashes Cricket 2009, PlayStation 3

Top 10 PS3 Games (over A$60)
1. Batman: Arkham Asylum
2. Ashes Cricket 2009
3. UFC 2009 Undisputed
4. Grand Theft Auto IV
5. Wolfenstein
6. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare GOTY
7. Fight Night Round 4
8. Madden NFL 10
9. Sacred 2: Fallen Angel
10. inFamous

Top 10 Xbox 360 Games (over A$50)
1. Batman: Arkham Asylum
2. Ashes Cricket 2009
3. Wolfenstein
4. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare GOTY
5. Sacred 2: Fallen Angel
6. Fight Night Round 4
7. Madden NFL 10
8. Prototype
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. Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10
6. Grand Slam Tennis
7. EA Sports Active
8. Virtua Tennis 2009
9. The House of the Dead: Overkill
10. Guitar Hero: Metallica bundle

Top 10 PC Games (over A$20)
1. The Sims 3
2. World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King
3. Wolfenstein
4. World of Warcraft
5. The Sims 2: Double Deluxe
6. World of Warcraft Battlechest
7. The Sims 2: Apartment Life
8. World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade
9. The Sims 2: Pets
10. The Sims 2: Free Timebr/>

Top 10 Nintendo DS Games (over A$40)
1. More Brain Training From Dr Kawashima: How Old Is Your Brain?
2. Dr Kawashima's Brain Training: How Old Is Your Brain?
3. Mario Kart DS
4. New Super Mario Bros.
5. Pokemon Platinum
6. Kageyama's Math Training: The Hundred Cell Calculation Method
7. Sight Training: Enjoy Exercising and Relaxing Your Eyes
8. Rhythm Heaven
9. Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games
10. Up

Top 10 PS2 Games (over A$50)
1. Guitar Hero World Tour super bundle
2. SingStar Queen
3. FIFA Soccer 2009
4. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
5. Guitar Hero World Tour bundle
6. Up
7. Need for Speed Undercover
8. SingStar Amped
9. SingStar ABBA
10. SingStar Hottest Hits

Top 10 PSP games (over A$40)
1. Dissidia: Final Fantasy
2. SoulCalibur: Broken Destiny
3. Resistance: Retribution
4. FIFA Soccer 09
5. Monster Hunter Freedom Unite
6. Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Platinum
7. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
8. WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009 Platinum
9. Need for Speed Undercover
10. Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10

All data supplied by GfK Australia.

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