Aussie game charts: February 26-March 4

Final Fantasy XII on top for second week in a row; The Sims 2: Seasons races in at number two.


Final Fantasy XII

Final Fantasy XII is the best-selling game Down Under for the second week in a row, with the latest instalment in one of gaming's most popular role-playing franchises holding off the newest Sims 2 add-on in the latest sales charts.

Final Fantasy XII has enjoyed a strong run in the overall Australian game sales charts since its local release on February 22 and was good enough to keep The Sims 2: Seasons out of first place in the charts for the week of February 26 to March 4. Xbox 360 action game Crackdown slipped to fourth place this week after debuting at second in the previous week's chart, according to data trackers GfK Australia. PC strategy game Supreme Commander experienced a similar fate--the game slipped to seventh spot this week after debuting strongly in third position the week previously.

World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade--which had dominated the Aussie charts since the start of the year--was at fifth this week, with the original World of Warcraft slipping out of the top 10 completely.

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

Top 10 Full-Priced Games
1. Final Fantasy XII, PS2
2. The Sims 2: Seasons, PC
3. Cricket 07, PS2
4. Crackdown, Xbox 360
5. World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade, PC
6. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, Nintendo Wii
7. Supreme Commander, PC
8. Buzz! Junior: Jungle Party bundle, PS2
9. Avatar: The Legend of Aang, PS2
10. Nintendogs: Dalmatian and Friends

Top 10 Game Boy Advance Games (over A$40)
1. Avatar: The Legend of Aang
2. Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team
3. Pokémon Emerald
4. Spider-Man: Battle for New York
5. Bratz: Rock Angelz
6. Pokémon Sapphire
7. Pokémon Ruby
8. Arthur and the Invisibles
9. Happy Feet
10. Bratz: Forever Diamonds

Top 10 Wii Games (over A$50)
1. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
2. WarioWare: Smooth Moves
3. Excite Truck
4. Rayman Raving Rabbids
5. Red Steel
6. Avatar: The Legend of Aang
7. Rampage: Total Destruction
8. Need for Speed Carbon
9. Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz
10. Call of Duty 3

Top 10 PC Games (over A$20)
1. The Sims 2: Seasons
2. World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade
3. Supreme Commander
4. World of Warcraft
5. The Sims 2: Pets
6. The Sims 2: Life Stories
7. Age of Empires III
8. Desperate Housewives
9. The Sims 2
10. The Sims 2: Open for Business

Top 10 Nintendo DS Games (over A$40)
1. Nintendogs: Dalmatian and Friends
2. Nintendogs: Labrador and Friends
3. Nintendogs: Dachshund and Friends
4. Avatar: The Legend of Aang
5. Nintendogs: Chihuahua and Friends
6. New Super Mario Bros.
7. Bratz: Forever Diamonds
8. Pokemon Ranger
9. Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis
10. Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Blue Rescue Team

Top 10 PS2 Games (over A$50)
1. Final Fantasy XII
2. Cricket 07
3. Buzz! Junior Jungle Party bundle
4. Avatar: The Legend of Aang
5. Guitar Hero II bundle
6. Need for Speed Carbon
7. WWE SmackDown! vs. RAW 2007
8. Lego Star Wars 2
9. SingStar Legends bundle
10. Guitar Hero

Top 10 PSP games (over A$40)
1. Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories
2. Ghost Rider
3. Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories
4. Sega Mega Drive Collection
5. V8 Supercars 3 Shootout
6. Avatar: The Legend of Aang
7. Need for Speed Carbon
8. Tekken: Dark Resurrection
9. WWE SmackDown! vs. RAW 2007
10. Rocky Balboa

Top 10 Xbox Games (over A$50)
1. Need for Speed Carbon
2. Lego Star Wars 2
3. Call of Duty 3
4. Scarface: The World Is Yours
5. FIFA 2007
6. The Legend of Spyro: A New Beginning
7. Hitman: Blood Money
8. Destroy All Humans! 2
9. Eragon
10. Melbourne Cup Challenge

Top 10 Xbox 360 Games (over A$50)
1. Crackdown
2. Gears of War
3. Lost Planet
4. Battlestations Midway
5. Saints Row
6. Massive Entertainment Pack
7. Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas3
8. Need for Speed Carbon
9. WWE SmackDown! vs. RAW 2007
10. Fight Night Round

All data supplied by GfK Australia.

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