Aussie Charts: In Love With The Sims Again

Aussie Charts: In Love With The Sims Again

Oh my! There’s a PC game at the top of the Australian charts. Yes, a PC game!

Of course, it’s The Sims 3. Looks like Australians have played their part in making it the biggest PC game launch in EA’s history.

This week shows one of the most balanced charts in recent memory, with five different platforms represented in the top ten. Only the poor PSP and the veteran PS2 miss out.

Good to see inFamous and Red Faction: Guerrilla in there.

All Format Full-Priced Games Top 10 for the w/e June 7:

1. The Sims 3 (PC) 2. Wii Fit (Wii) 3. Infamous (PS3) 4. Wii Play (Wii) 5. EA Sports Active (Wii) 6. Pokemon Platinum (DS) 7. Red Faction: Guerrilla (360) 8. Brain Training (DS) 9. UFC 2009: Undisputed (PS3) 10. Mario Kart (Wii)


  • Interesting that UFC on the PS3 is in the chart over the 360 version.
    And its awsome that inFamous and Red Faction got up.

  • Every time I read one of these “top selling games” lists I wonder what the balance of games sold via retail outlets vs online distribution (which are almost never counted in these charts) is. I for one do the bulk of my games spending through services like Steam these days, and I probably purchase 3-5 PC games online for every console game off the shelves. Of course I’m not everyone, but it makes you wonder.

    • Digital distribution still lags way behind traditional retail. Even popular services like Steam pale in comparison to the major retailers.

      • Source?

        I don’t know about other services, but to my knowledge, Steam have never released sales figures.

        • You’re right, Valve doesn’t release Steam sales figures. However, from speaking with publishers in Australia, it’s clear Steam doesn’t comprise a large percentage of their total sales.

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