Aussie game charts: December 25-31

Four PS2 titles land in overall top 10; only one entrant each for the Xbox 360 and Nintendo Wii.


WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2007

WWE SmackDown! vs. RAW 2007 for the PS2 proved its dominance down under yet again, securing the title of Australia's top-selling game for the last week of 2006.

Sony's current-gen console took out the top three spots in the Australian game sales charts for the week of December 25-31, according to data trackers GfK Australia. The PS2 version of EA's Need for Speed Carbon took out second position, while sports fans lapped up Cricket 07, sending it to third spot in the charts.

The two next-generation consoles available in Australia--the Xbox 360 and the Nintendo Wii--each had a sole representative in the top 10. The Xbox 360 claimed fourth position with Gears of War, while The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess staked out the eighth spot for the Wii.

While the PS2 had the most titles in the top 10 for any individual console, the Nintendo DS was close behind with three entrants--Nintendogs: Dalmatian and Friends, New Super Mario Bros., and The Sims 2: Pets.

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

Top 10 Full-Priced Games
1. WWE SmackDown! vs. RAW 2007, PS2
2. Need for Speed Carbon, PS2
3. Cricket 07, PS2
4. Gears of War, Xbox 360
5. The Sims 2: Pets, PC
6. Nintendogs: Dalmatian and Friends, Nintendo DS
7. Guitar Hero II bundle, PS2
8. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, Wii
9. New Super Mario Bros., Nintendo DS
10. The Sims 2: Pets, Nintendo DS

Top 10 Game Boy Advance Games (over A$40)
1. Pokémon Emerald
2. Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team
3. Pokémon Ruby
4. Pokémon Sapphire
5. Game not disclosed
6. Bratz: Forever Diamonds
7. Dogz Fashion
8. Donkey Kong Country 3
9. Happy Feet
10. The Legend of Spyro: A New Beginning

Top 10 Wii Games (over A$50)
1. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
2. Red Steel
3. Rayman Raving Rabbids
4. Need for Speed Carbon
5. Marvel: Ultimate Alliance
6. Call of Duty 3
7. Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz
8. Tony Hawk's Downhill Jam
9. Madden NFL 07
10. Monster 4x4: World Circuit

Top 10 PC Games (over A$20)
1. The Sims 2: Pets
2. World of Warcraft
3. The Sims 2
4. The Sims 2: Happy Holiday Stuff
5. The Sims 2: Open for Business
6. EA Warfare Collection
7. Age of Empires III
8. The Sims 2: Nightlife
9. Desperate Housewives
10. The Sims 2: Double Pack

Top 10 Nintendo DS Games (over A$40)
1. Nintendogs: Dalmatian and Friends
2. New Super Mario Bros
3. The Sims 2: Pets
4. Pokemon Ranger
5. Mario Kart
6. Nintendogs: Dachshund and Friends
7. Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Blue Rescue Team
8. The Legend of Spyro: A New Beginning
9. Happy Feet
10. Over the Hedge: Hammy Goes Nuts

Top 10 PS2 Games (over A$50)
1. WWE SmackDown! vs. RAW 2007
2. Need for Speed Carbon
3. Cricket 07
4. Guitar Hero II bundle
5. SingStar '80s bundle
6. SingStar Rocks! bundle
7. Buzz! Junior Jungle Party bundle
8. Buzz! The Sports Quiz bundle
9. Scarface: The World Is Yours
10. Canis Canem Edit (Bully)

Top 10 PSP games (over A$40)
1. Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories
2. WWE SmackDown! vs. RAW 2007
3. Need for Speed Carbon
4. Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories
5. Tekken: Dark Resurrection
6. Killzone: Liberation
7. Syphon Filter: Dark Mirror
8. Gangs of London
9. Ace Combat X: Skies of Deception
10. Ridge Racer 2

Top 10 Xbox Games (over A$50)
1. Need for Speed Carbon
2. Call of Duty 3
3. Scarface: The World Is Yours
4. FIFA 2007
5. The Legend of Spyro: A New Beginning
6. Eragon
7. Lego Star Wars 2
8. Destroy All Humans! 2
9. Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy
10. Superman Returns

Top 10 Xbox 360 Games (over A$50)
1. Gears of War
2. Need for Speed Carbon
3. Massive Entertainment Pack
4. Saints Row
5. Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas
6. Fight Night Round 3
7. Call of Duty 3
8. WWE SmackDown! vs. RAW 2007
9. Need for Speed Most Wanted
10. Viva Pinata

All data supplied by GfK Australia.

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