Aussie game charts: February 23-March 1

Halo Wars grabs top spot despite fierce competition from Killzone 2.

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Last week's sales charts were always going to be interesting, with Sony's Killzone 2 going head-to-head against Microsoft's Halo Wars. But who won? Despite receiving a tepid response from critics, Halo Wars managed to take the lead and claim the throne in the overall Australian game charts, according to GfK Australia. Meanwhile, Sony's flagship PlayStation 3 game Killzone 2 came in at number two. Sony had a specific Killzone 2/PlayStation 3 bundle available last week, but copies of games sold in bundles don't count towards the overall charts, according to GfK Australia. On the other hand, Halo Wars was given as a promotional game for people who bought a 360 at retail stores and was therefore allowed to be counted in overall sales figures.

The third place goes to Wii Fit for the week of February 23-March 1. Despite not making it to the top, PS3 fans can rejoice in the knowledge that Street Fighter IV for the PlayStation 3 continues to outsell the Xbox 360 version, taking out the fourth and fifth spots, respectively. Mario Kart Wii dropped down one place from the previous week, finding itself in sixth position. Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II continues to sell strong during its second week of sales, taking out the seventh place. In an impressive feat, Sega managed to clean up the remaining three spots in the charts with Sega Mega Drive Ultimate Collection (SMDUC) on the PS3 in eighth, House of the Dead: Overkill in ninth, and the Xbox 360 version of SMDUC in 10th place.

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

Top 10 Full-Priced Games
1. Halo Wars, Xbox 360
2. Killzone 2, PlayStation 3
3. Wii Fit, Wii
4. Street Fighter IV, PlayStation 3
5. Street Fighter IV, Xbox 360
6. Mario Kart Wii, Wii
7. Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II, PC
8. Sega Mega Drive Ultimate Collection, PlayStation 3
9. The House of the Dead: Overkill, Wii
10. Sega Mega Drive Ultimate Collection, Xbox 360

Top 10 PS3 Games (over A$60)
1. Killzone 2
2. Street Fighter IV
3. Sega Mega Drive Ultimate Collection
4. Grand Theft Auto IV
5. Call of Duty: World at War
6. F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin
7. FIFA Soccer 09
8. 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand
9. Guitar Hero World Tour super bundle
10. Need for Speed Undercover

Top 10 Xbox 360 Games (over A$50)
1. Halo Wars
2. Street Fighter IV
3. Sega Mega Drive Ultimate Collection
4. Grand Theft Auto IV
5. Halo 3
6. F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin
7. Call of Duty: World at War
8. Guitar Hero World Tour super bundle
9. Gears of War 2
10. FIFA Soccer 09

Top 10 Wii Games (over A$50)
1. Wii Fit
2. Mario Kart Wii
3. HOuse of the Dead: Overkill
4. Guitar Hero World Tour super bundle
5. Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games
6. Guitar Hero World Tour bundle
7. Super Smash Bros. Brawl
8. Top Spin 3
9. Wii Play bundle
10. Super Mario Galaxy

Top 10 PC Games (over A$20)
1. Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II
2. World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King
3. F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin
4. The Sims 2: Double Deluxe
5. The Sims 2: Apartment Life
6. Call of Duty: World at War
7. World of Warcraft
8. Grand Theft Auto IV
9. The Sims 2: Seasons
10. The Sims 2: Bon Voyage

Top 10 Nintendo DS Games (over A$40)
1. Dr Kawashima's Brain Training: How Old Is Your Brain
2. New Super Mario Bros.
3. Mario Kart DS
4. More Brain Training from Dr Kawashima: How Old Is Your Brain?
5. Maths Training The Hundred Cell Calculation Method
6. Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games
7. Pokemon Diamond
8. Pokemon Pearl
9. Mario Party DS
10. Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon

Top 10 PS2 Games (over A$50)
1. SingStar ABBA
2. Ben 10: Alien Force The Game
3. Guitar Hero World Tour super bundle
4. The Simpsons Game
5. Need for Speed Undercover
6. SingStar Hottest Hits
7. WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009
8. SingStar Amped bundle
9. Gran Turismo 4 Platinum
10. Lego Batman

Top 10 PSP games (over A$40)
1. FIFA Soccer 09
2. Need for Speed Undercover
3. Star Ocean: Second Evolution
4. Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Platinum
5. LocoRoco 2
6. Ben 10: Alien Force The Game
7. NBA Live 09
8. Secret Agent Clank
9. Midnight Club: Los Angeles
10. WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009

All data supplied by GfK Australia.

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