Aussie game charts: June 23-29

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Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots has spent the last two weeks at the top position of the Australian game charts. However, despite the initial fanfare of Solid Snake's final adventure, highly anticipated fighter Super Smash Bros. Brawl has stolen the limelight this week, clinching the top spot in its debut down under. Mario and his crew--which includes Solid Snake as a playable character--have moved into the coveted first position, seeing MGS4 plummet to sixth place overall.

Nintendo will be happy with the week of June 23 to 29 because, according to Australian data tracker GfK Australia, the company held six of the 10 overall sales positions--the top three going to titles on its family-friendly Wii console and the remainder going to its popular DS handheld. Despite the risk of dropping off the list entirely last week in ninth place, Wii Fit has clawed its way back to finish the week in second. Nintendo's Wii Play hardware bundle finished third overall. The Xbox 360 version of Battlefield: Bad Company was the only title to wave the Microsoft flag this week, finishing fourth overall, while the PlayStation 3 version of the military shooter managed seventh. The hand-cramp-causing portable version of rhythm game Guitar Hero: On Tour for the Nintendo DS rocked out and made fifth place in its first week on sale. Grand Theft Auto IV floundered on the PlayStation 3 this week, dropping two places to sit at number eight. Despite strong sales last week, Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Darkness and Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time were able to muster only ninth and 10th, respectively.

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

Top 10 Full-Priced Games
1. Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Wii
2. Wii Fit, Wii
3. Wii Play bundle, Wii
4. Battlefield: Bad Company, Xbox 360
5. Guitar Hero: On Tour bundle, Nintendo DS
6. Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, PlayStation 3
7. Battlefield: Bad Company, PlayStation 3
8. Grand Theft Auto IV, PlayStation 3
9. Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Darkness, Nintendo DS
10. Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time, Nintendo DS

Top 10 PS3 Games (over A$60)
1. Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
2. Battlefield: Bad Company
3. Grand Theft Auto IV
4. GRID
5. Beijing Olympics 2008
6. Top Spin 3
7. Gran Turismo 5 Prologue
8. Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock bundle
9. SingStar Volume 2
10. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare

Top 10 Xbox 360 Games (over A$50)
1. Battlefield Bad Company
2. Grand Theft Auto IV
3. Ninja Gaiden II
4. GRID
5. Beijing Olympics 2008
6. Alone in the Dark
7. Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock bundle
8. Top Spin 3
9. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
10. Lego Indiana Jones: Original Adventures

Top 10 Wii Games (over A$50)
1. Super Smash Bros. Brawl
2. Wii Fit
3. Wii Play bundle
4. Mario Kart
5. Top Spin 3
6. Kung Fu Panda
7. Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock bundle
8. Sports Island
9. Super Mario Galaxy
10. Lego Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures

Top 10 PC Games (over A$20)
1. The Sims 2 Ikea Stuff
2. World of Warcraft
3. Age of Conan: Hybrorian Adventures
4. Age of Empires III
5. World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade
6. Mass Effect
7. The Sims 2: Free Time
8. Flight Simulator X
9. The Sims 2
10. The Sims 2 Kitchen & Bath

Top 10 Nintendo DS Games (over A$40)
1. Guitar Hero: On Tour bundle
2. Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Darkness
3. Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time
4. Dr Kawashima's Brain Training: How Old Is Your Brain?
5. Brain Age 2: More Training in Minutes a Day
6. Lego Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures
7. Nintendogs: Dalmatian and Friends
8. Crosswords DS
9. Kung Fu Panda
10. Big Brain Academy

Top 10 PS2 Games (over A$50)
1. Lego Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures
2. Kung Fu Panda
3. Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock bundle
4. SingStar Party Hits
5. SingStar Party
6. SingStar Party Hits bundle
7. WWE SmackDown! vs. RAW 2008 Platinum
8. SingStar '80s
9. SingStar Legends
10. Ratchet & Clank: Size Matters

Top 10 PSP games (over A$40)
1. Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII
2. Lego Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures
3. God of War: Chains of Olympus
4. The Simpsons Game
5. MX vs. ATV Untamed
6. Need For Speed ProStreet
7. FIFA Soccer 08
8. Star Wars Battlefront: Renegade Squadron
9. Everybody's Golf 2
10. Medal of Honor Heroes 2

All data supplied by GfK Australia.

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