Aussie game charts: December 4-10

Two Wii titles bookend top 10 game sales charts; Twilight Princess takes No. 1 spot.


The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess

The Nintendo Wii launched in Australia December 7, and the latest sales charts from data trackers GfK Australia show that the system made an immediate impact on Australia's game sales charts.

Sales charts for the week of December 4 to December 10 show that the latest Zelda adventure, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, grabbed the No. 1 position in the overall sales charts. Games for Nintendo's new system actually bookended the list of best sellers, as Ubisoft's Red Steel landed in 10th position.

The strong Wii debut wasn't enough to break the PlayStation 2's grip on the charts, however, with six of the top 10 belonging to Sony's console. EA's Need for Speed Carbon and THQ's WWE SmackDown! vs. RAW 2007 for the PS2 continued to perform strongly, securing second and third position, respectively. The Sims 2: Pets for PC and Gears of War for the Xbox 360 were the only other non-PS2 inclusions. Gears of War slipped four spots to seventh place for the week.

Other notable titles for the Wii during its debut week in Australia included Rayman Raving Rabbids, Super Monkey Ball, and Call of Duty 3, which took third, fourth, and fifth spots in the Wii-specific charts. While GfK Australia did not actually disclose the name of the 10th best-selling Wii game due to limited availability at retailers, the only Australian launch titles not named in the top 10 were Barnyard, GT Pro Series, Madden NFL 07, Monster Truck 4x4, Open Season, and Splinter Cell Double Agent.

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

Top 10 Full-Priced Games
1. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, Wii
2. Need for Speed Carbon, PS2
3. WWE SmackDown! vs. RAW 2007, PS2
4. Guitar Hero II bundle, PS2
5. Cricket 07, PS2
6. The Sims 2: Pets, PC
7. Gears of War, Xbox 360
8. EyeToy Sports bundle, PS2
9. Buzz! Junior Jungle Party bundle, PS2
10. Red Steel, Wii

Top 10 Game Boy Advance Games (over AU$40)
1. Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team
2. Bratz: Forever Diamonds
3. Pokémon Emerald
4. Pokémon Ruby
5. The Legend of Spyro: A New Beginning
6. Pokémon Sapphire
7. Cars
8. Open Season
9. Need for Speed Carbon
10. Lego Star Wars 2

Top 10 Wii Games (over AU$50)
1. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
2. Red Steel
3. Rayman Raving Rabbids
4. Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz
5. Call of Duty 3
6. Need for Speed Carbon
7. Cars
8. Monster 4x4: World Circuit
9. SpongeBob SquarePants: Creature from the Krusty Krab
10. Game not disclosed

Top 10 PC Games (over AU$20)
1. The Sims 2: Pets
2. World of Warcraft
3. EA Warfare Collection
4. Battlefield 2142
5. The Sims 2: Happy Holiday Stuff
6. Medieval II: Total War
7. Need for Speed Carbon
8. The Sims 2
9. The Sims 2: Open for Business
10. Warhammer: Mark of Chaos

Top 10 Nintendo DS Games (over AU$40)
1. Pokemon Ranger
2. New Super Mario Bros
3. Bratz: Forever Diamonds
4. Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Blue Rescue Team
5. Nintendogs: Chihuahua and Friends
6. The Sims 2: Pets
7. The Legend of Spyro: A New Beginning
8. Crash Boom Bang!
9. Yoshi's Island
10. Eragon

Top 10 PS2 Games (over AU$50)
1. Need for Speed Carbon
2. WWE SmackDown! vs. RAW 2007
3. Guitar Hero II bundle
4. Cricket 07
5. EyeToy Sports bundle
6. Buzz! Junior Jungle Party bundle
7. Scarface: The World Is Yours
8. Buzz! The Sports Quiz bundle
9. Singstar Pop bundle
10. Buzz! The Sports Quiz (software only)

Top 10 PSP games (over AU$40)
1. Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories
2. Need for Speed Carbon
3. Family Guy
4. Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories
5. Cars
6. Tekken: Dark Resurrection
7. Lego Star Wars 2
8. FIFA 2007
9. The Sims 2
10. Killzone Liberation

Top 10 Xbox Games (over AU$50)
1. Need for Speed Carbon
2. Scarface: The World Is Yours
3. Call of Duty 3
4. FIFA 2007
5. Lego Star Wars 2
6. The Legend of Spyro: A New Beginning
7. Eragon
8. Need for Speed: Most Wanted
9. Tony Hawk's Project 8
10. Melbourne Cup Challenge

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

All data supplied by GfK Australia.

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