And The Best-Selling Game In Australia In 2008 Was...?

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Wii Fit! Chart tracking GfK has slipped to Jason Hill a list of the best-selling games of last year. Cementing Nintendo's stranglehold on gaming this generation, six of the top ten places went to Wii games, with a further two going to DS titles. That leaves just a couple of spots left over for the 360 and PS3... and you might be surprised by how that turned out.

Sure, it's Grand Theft Auto IV - no shock there. But what does surprise is that the PS3 version came out on top. Although we suspect the final sales figures were pretty close, it seems Australians - unlike our British and American counterparts - prefer our free-roaming crime sims to come on Blu-ray discs.

1. Wii Fit - Wii 2. Wii Play - Wii 3. Mario Kart - Wii 4. Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games - Wii 5. Grand Theft Auto IV - PlayStation 3 6. Grand Theft Auto IV - Xbox 360 7. Dr Kawashima's Brain Training - Nintendo DS 8. Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games - Nintendo DS 9. Super Smash Bros. Brawl - Wii 10. Big Beach Sports - Wii

[Australia's best selling games of 2008]


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    I can only speak for my own experiences, but I know of two people who own a 360, and know ten who own PS3s. Maybe it’s just the crowds I mingle with, because I only knew one person with an xbox 1.. although that isn’t too unusual.

    Jeebus, I hadn't even heard of Big Beach Sports. Where are all these Wii games even coming from?!

    Lol I also have never heard of Big Beach Sports. Wii must be opening up whole new avenues for Gaming as between my friends we have 7 Xbox 360's, 1 PS3 and 2 Wii's. It must be an age thing whereby 18-25 year olds buy 360's and everyone else gets Wii's or something.

    Looks like there's a shortage of "real" gamers in Australia.

    For those woudnerign where big beach sports came from, at EB we were givinig it away with the wii for a while, so that might help explain where it came from.

    This reminds me of when the Sims was always the best selling game and i was thinking what is wrong with people :) .Now wii fit has that honor and im still thinking what is wrong with people :)

    No suprise. There are three of these in my "non-gamer" family. Think of it less as a games machine and more of a excercise infomercial fad. The Wii really benefits in these sort of numbered lists with their bundled games!

    Wii Fit? Number one selling game and us Aussies are still overweight! Then again it's not like Wii Fit actually helps you lose weight.

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