Two big console exclusives were released last week. But which one - if any - shot to the top of the Australian charts? Hint: the pic of Wii Fit is just a red herring.
In something of a surprise, Halo Wars edged out Killzone 2 for the number one slot. It was close though. Very close. And complicating matters was the way Sony and Microsoft chose to market their respective console bundles. Sony went with what's called a "hard bundle", packing Killzone 2 in with a PS3, whereas Microsoft opted for a "soft bundle", offering free copies of Halo Wars with a 360 console purchase at selected retailers. Some retailers were also offering Killzone 2 soft bundles as well, just to confuse things further.
All this means is that every copy of Halo Wars - whether purchased stand-alone or in the soft bundle - counts as a software sale towards the charts. But the Killzone 2 hard bundle only counts as a hardware sale, not software, meaning the total number of copies of Killzone 2 walking out of retail was probably more than for Halo Wars. Now there's one for the console war nuts to fight about.
Me? I'm just glad to see House of the Dead: Overkill still hangin' in there!
All Format Full-Priced Games Top 10 for the w/e March 1:
1. Halo Wars (360)
2. Killzone 2 (PS3)
3. Wii Fit (Wii)
4. Street Fighter IV (PS3)
5. Street Fighter IV (360)
6. Mario Kart (Wii)
7. Sega Mega Drive Ultimate Collection (PS3)
8. House of the Dead: Overkill (Wii)
9, Sega Mega Drive Ultimate Collection (360)
10. Guitar Hero World Tour (Wii)