Aussie game charts: March 19-March 25

PS3 games dominate top 10 with seven entrants; Resistance top-selling title.


The PlayStation 3 may not have drawn in the crowds at its midnight launch in Australia last week, but it drew them in where it counts the most--at retailers. Sony's new console had an extremely strong debut in the Australian game sales charts, with seven out of the overall top 10 being PS3 titles.

Resistance: Fall of Man was both the top-selling PS3 and overall best-selling title in the charts for the week of March 19 to March 25, according to data trackers GfK Australia. It was practically an all-Sony affair in the overall top 10--in addition to seven PS3 titles, Final Fantasy XII for the PS2 managed to stay strong by holding on to the fifth spot this week. The only non-PlayStation entrants were The Sims 2: Seasons and S.T.A.L.K.E.R: Shadow of Chernobyl for the PC.

In the other charts, Crackdown continues to be dominant in the Xbox 360 lists, while Sonic and the Secret Rings landed at number one again in the Wii-specific charts.

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

Top 10 Full-Priced Games
1. Resistance: Fall of Man, PS3
2. MotorStorm, PS3
3. Formula One Championship Edition, PS3
4. Call of Duty 3, PS3
5. Final Fantasy XII, PS2
6. Need for Speed Carbon, PS3
7. Ridge Racer 7, PS3
8. Fight Night Round 3, PS3
9. S.T.A.L.K.E.R: Shadow of Chernobyl, PC
10. The Sims 2: Seasons, PC

Top 10 PS3 Games (over A$60)
1. Resistance: Fall of Man
2. MotorStorm
3. Formula One Championship Edition
4. Call of Duty 3
5. Need for Speed Carbon
6. Ridge Racer 7
7. Fight Night Round 3
8. Virtua Fighter 5
9. Virtua Tennis 3
10. Tiger Woods PGA Tour 07

Top 10 Xbox 360 Games (over A$50)
1. Crackdown
2. Gears of War
3. Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2
4. Saints Row
5. Lost Planet
7. Fight Night Round 3
8. Sonic The Hedgehog
9. Test Drive Unlimited
10. Pimp My Ride

Top 10 Wii Games (over A$50)
1. Sonic and the Secret Rings
2. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
3. WarioWare: Smooth Moves
4. Red Steel
5. Tiger Woods PGA Tour 07
6. Rayman Raving Rabbids
8. World Series of Poker: Tournament of Champions
9. Need for Speed Carbon
10. Rapala Tournament Fishing

Top 10 PC Games (over A$20)
1. S.T.A.L.K.E.R: Shadow of Chernobyl
2. The Sims 2: Seasons
3. World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade
4. World of Warcraft
5. The Sims 2: Pets
6. Supreme Commander
7. The Sims 2
8. The Sims 2: Open For Business
9. The Sims 2: Nightlife
10. The Sims 2: Life Stories

Top 10 Nintendo DS Games (over A$40)
1. Animal Crossing: Wild World
2. Nintendogs: Dalmatian and Friends
3. Nintendogs: Labrador and Friends
4. Nintendogs: Dachshund and Friends
5. Nintendogs: Chihuahua and Friends
6. Dr Kawashima's Brain Training
7. New Super Mario Bros.
8. Bratz: Forever Diamonds
9. Petz Hotel
10. Happy Feet

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

Top 10 PSP games (over A$40)
1. Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories
2. WWE SmackDown! vs. RAW 2007
3. Syphon Filter: Dark Mirror
4. Sega Mega Drive Collection
5. Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories
6. V8 Supercars 3 Shootout
7. Need for Speed Carbon
9. Ghost Rider
10. M.A.C.H. Modified Air Combat Heroes

Top 10 Xbox Games (over A$50)
1. Need for Speed Carbon
2. Lego Star Wars 2
3. Crash Tag Team Racing
4. Call of Duty 3
5. FIFA 2007
6. Scarface: The World Is Yours
7. Tiger Woods PGA Tour 07
8. NRL Rugby League 2
9. Hitman: Blood Money
10. Eragon

Top 10 Game Boy Advance Games (over A$40)
2. Avatar: The Legend of Aang
3. Crash and Spyro Pack: Volume 2
4. Crash and Spyro Pack: Volume 1
5. Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team
6. Bratz: Forever Diamonds
7. Pokémon Emerald
8. Cars
9. Pokémon Ruby
10. Pokémon Sapphire

All data supplied by GfK Australia.

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