Aussie Charts: Hello Nazi Zombies!

Aussie Charts: Hello Nazi Zombies!

Two Aussie Charts in one week? Yes, consider our minds blown as well.

Yesterday’s chart, which was dominated by Nintendo’s sporting and fitness titles, was actually the official chart for last week (blame Wildgoose). But now we’re back on track, and what a difference this week’s chart is to last… oh, wait, Wii Sports Resort is still number one. Wii Fit is also still up there. And Wii Play. Sigh.

It looks like even Nazi zombies can’t knock a bunch of Miis off their kayaks.

All Format Full-Priced Games Top 10 for the w/e August 23:

1. Wii Sports Resort (Wii)
2. Wii Fit (Wii)
3. Wii Play (Wii)
4. Mario Kart (Wii)
5. Wolfenstein (360)
6. Wolfenstein (PS3)
7. Ashes Cricket 2009 (PS3)
8. Ashes Cricket 2009 (360)
9. Wolfenstein (PC/MAC)
10. The Sims (PC/MAC)


  • This is probably not the first time it’s been asked, but is it really fair for bundled games to be counted in the charts?

    • If by bundled you mean sold with an accessory – e.g. Wii Sports Resort or Wii Play – then both are counted as software. There’s probably a reasonable argument that Wii Play shouldn’t qualify, but there you go.

      If by bundled you mean sold with a console, then there is a distinction made between hard and soft bundles. A hard bundle is one arranged by Sony, Microsoft or Nintendo, and games sold this way – e.g. the current Gears of War Xbox 360 bundle – don’t count. A soft bundle is one arranged by individual retailers – e.g. Target decides to throw in a copy of Carnival Games with every Wii – and these do count as software sales.

      • For the entirety of 2007 Wii Play wasn’t counted on the charts, in 2008 somehow it ended up on there. Don’t know why they changed it :/

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