Aussie game charts: September 21-27

Halo 3: ODST takes the fight to the top of the charts down under.


Halo 3: ODST

Nintendo's stay at the top of the overall Australian game charts has ended, and it took a team of Orbital Drop Shock Troopers to do it. Halo 3: ODST had been deployed to store shelves for only a few days but leapt straight into the number one spot, according to data trackers GfK Australia. The limited-edition game and controller bundle for ODST also made it into the charts, claiming seventh place.

Interestingly, Wii Fit continues to outsell Wii Sports Resort for the second week in a row, with Nintendo's fitness game in the second spot, during the week of September 21-27. Professor Layton and Pandora's Box, the sequel to last year's smash hit puzzle game, had a strong showing during its first few days of sales, debuting at number five. Korean MMO game Aion made its way down under last week and is going head-to-head against World of Warcraft, and during its first week it managed to move enough copies to make it to number eight. Finally, the last spot in the charts went to Mario Kart Wii at number 10.

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

Top 10 Full-Priced Games
1. Halo 3: ODST, Xbox 360
2. Wii Fit, Wii
3. Wii Sports Resort bundle, Wii
4. Need for Speed: Shift, PlayStation 3
5. Professor Layton and Pandora's Box, Nintendo DS
6. Wii Play bundle, Wii
7. Halo 3: ODST limited edition, Xbox 360
8. Aion, PC
9. Need for Speed: Shift, Xbox 360
10. Mario Kart Wii, Wii

Top 10 PS3 Games (over A$60)
1. Need for Speed: Shift
2. Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2
3. Guitar Hero 5
4. DiRT 2
5. Batman: Arkham Asylum
6. Guitar Hero 5 bundle
7. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare GOTY
8. UFC 2009 Undisputed
9. Call of Duty: World at War
10. Ashes Cricket 2009

Top 10 Xbox 360 Games (over A$50)
1. Halo 3: ODST
2. Halo 3: ODST limited edition
3. Need for Speed: Shift
4. Guitar Hero 5
5. Batman: Arkham Asylum
6. Guitar Hero 5 bundle
7. DiRT 2
8. UFC 2009 Undisputed
9. Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2
10. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare GOTY

Top 10 Wii Games (over A$50)
1. Wii Fit
2. Wii Sports Resort bundle
3. Wii Play bundle
4. Mario Kart Wii
5. Guitar Hero 5 bundle
6. Guitar Hero 5
7. Super Smash Bros. Brawl
8. EA Sports Active
9. New U Fitness First
10. Jillian Michaels' Fitness Ultimatum 2009

Top 10 PC Games (over A$20)
1. Aion
2. The Sims 3
3. Batman: Arkham Asylum
4. The Sims 2: Double Deluxe
5. World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King
6. Need for Speed: Shift
7. The Sims 2: Pets
8. The Sims 2: Seasons
9. World of War
10. The Sims 2: Apratment Life

Top 10 Nintendo DS Games (over A$40)
1. Professor Layton and Pandora's Box
2. Dr Kawashima's Brain Training: How Old Is Your Brain?
3. More Brain Training from Dr Kawashima: How Old Is Your Brain?
4. Up
5. Mario Kart DS
6. New Super Mario Bros.
7. Pokemon Platinum
8. Club Penguin: Elite Penguin Force
9. Professor Layton and the Curious Village
10. Lego Battles

Top 10 PS2 Games (over A$50)
1. SingStar Motown
2. Guitar Hero 5
3. SingStar Queen
4. SingStar ABBA
5. SingStar Hottest Hits
6. SingStar '90s
7. Guitar Hero 5
8. SingStar '80s
9. SingStar Singalong With Disney
10. Up

Top 10 PSP games (over A$40)
1. Rugby League Challenge
2. AFL Challenge
3. Need for Speed: Shift
4. Dissidia: Final Fantasy
5. MotorStorm Arctic Edge
6. Resistance: Retribution
7. WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009 Platinum
8. Monster Hunter Freedom Unite
9. SoulCalibur: Broken Destiny
10. Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Platinum

All data supplied by GfK Australia.

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