Aussie Charts: How Did MadWorld Fare?

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Due to several really boring reasons, we didn't publish the latest Aussie Charts last Thursday when we usually do. But here they are now!

MadWorld debuts at #8, lower than where both House of the Dead: Overkill and the Ultimate Mega Drive Collections charted in their first weeks. I wonder if Sega is pleased with that result...

Elsewhere, Killzone 2 has already slipped off the chart and Halo Wars continues to ride high. Anyone surprised by the performance of those titles?

All Format Full-Priced Games Top 10 for the w/e March 29:

1. Wii Play (Wii) 2. Wii Fit (Wii) 3. Singstar Queen (PS2) 4. Halo Wars (360) 5. Singstar ABBA (PS2) 6. Mario Kart (Wii) 7. Resident Evil 5 (PS3) 8. MadWorld (Wii) 9, Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars (DS) 10. Resident Evil 5 (360)


    I'm slightly surprised by Killzone 2 slipping off the charts but when you consider the fairly non-existant advertising campaign it makes a little more sense.

    Halo wars is no surprise as it has the word halo in it. I'm a big fan of halo but I think we all know why its selling so well.

    proberly the reason KZ2 has dropped off already is because of the poor number of PS3 owners in Aus right now (well compared to wii and 360 figures though right?)

    when killzone 2 is bundled with a ps3, is it counted towards sales, because my target store sold at least 8 ps3's on the weekend with killzone 2 and asasins creed bundled

    @brendan camilleri

    If it's the PS3 bundle with Killzone 2 all over the box, then no. If it's a regular PS3 with a copy of Killzone 2 thrown in, then yes.

    Halo wars was bundled with the 360 in some stores for only 213 dollars with Sega Super star tennis.

    I've only heard good things about Halo Wars. To quote a friend of mine: "It's a F#$%ing good game."

    Yet, I've still no inclination to buy it.

    Believe or not the PS3 is only trailing the Xbox in Australia by 100,000 consoles (Due to the PS3 giveaway with TVs). Its not that there arn't enough PS3s out there its just some people prefer using it for mulit-media rather than games.

    I'm sure Halo Wars is a decent game, actually I'd love to play it, but I still feel that its garnering the fantastic sales because of the name as RTS's typically wouldn't be all that popular. I've heard a couple of bad things about it but nothing that would make you turn away from it.

    Still, getting more people into the RTS market is a good thing. My favourite recent rts was Lord of the rings: BFME. It had a good feel to it and the multiplayer was good fun.

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