Aussie Charts: How’d That Boycott Work Out?

Aussie Charts: How’d That Boycott Work Out?

We’ve seen how some of the Modern Warfare 2 boycotters went about stickin’ it to the man. But how about in Australia? Did the alleged boycott have any impact on sales?

To judge by the chart positions below, probably not. It’s absolutely no surprise to see MW2 take the top two positions, and no surprise to see the 360 version outsell the PS3, and even less of a surprise to see the PC version in there as well.

However, what we don’t know is exact numbers. We’re still waiting on Activision to release their launch sales figures for Australia, as they’ve already done for the US and the UK.

Expect to see New Super Mario Bros., Wii Fit Plus and Wii Cricket continue to hang around the top of the chart all summer.

Next week should be interesting. Will Modern Warfare 2 hang on against Assassin’s Creed II?

All Format Full-Priced Games Top 10 for the w/e November 15:

1. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (360)
2. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (PS3)
3. New Super Mario Bros. (Wii)
4. Wii Cricket (Wii)
5. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (PC)
6. Wii Fit Plus (Wii)
7. Mario & Sonic at the Winter Olympic Games (Wii)
8. Forza Motorsport 3 (360)
9. Bakugan (DS)
10. Wii Play (Wii)


  • I’m more interested to see how the digital downloads went actually (probably ended up number 1…). Either way it feels like I’m one of the few people left who actually stuck to their guns and ignored the game. No wonder boycotts never work – people fail at boycotting stuff. Shame on the lot of ya!

    • Yeah, I boycotted the boycott!

      I still haven’t bought it and don’t plan to for a while…
      There’s Assassins Creed 2 next week and Borderlands, MGS4 and Far Cry 2 sitting in my cupboard at home that I still haven’t started playing…
      Any suggestions to what I should start with?

        • Play MGS4, because it will be over quicker than Far Cry 2.

          Far Cry 2 will make you loose your life. Very good addicting game. Then get AC2 then play borderlands lol

      • I’m going to counter Dave there just to make things harder for you haha – Borderlands. Then again, I haven’t played Far Cry 2 yet and…heck, that’s a good idea, I should go out and buy that. Might get AC2 and the new Ratchet and Clank while I’m at it.

        • Ratchet and Clank!
          I forgot about that!
          I will get that as well… this isn’t getting any easier…
          Damn all you developers making so many good games!

    • Hey Dunno, I’m shakingly with you in sticking with my mw2 boycott. Although I need to go to the chemist today, which means I walk past my local game shop….. It will test my will power.

      And, farcry 2 was awesome good, some glaringly big faults, but its nice to find a spot to sit (no prone if i remember) and watch the sunrise up from the dusty plains…
      But, they promised us they would add in lions, and crocs, for more danger.. But whatever happened to that??? I stopped playing halfway through tho, but this chat has made me want to complete it again. So I guess it has some pull to it.

  • No way I’m going to pay for the death of PC and intelligent gaming.

    Also, for a release this large, I’d say that the PC sales must have been pretty pathetic compared to the console sales, judging by the amount of players online on PC at any given moment.

    I give MW2 about 2 months until the PC community is dead and you’ll hardly ever get a game outside of USA with matchmaking.

  • No doubt MW2 is an awesome game. It’s just a shame that on average, us Aussies only get a green connection 1 IN 6 MATCHES!

    ATTN: ACTIVISION/IW – Seeing as we’ve put you on top of the AU Sales Charts, how about you stop being money-thieving pigs and spend some of that revenue on fixing the problem?!

    It’s a more than reasonable request.

  • the average person buying this game doesn’t read gaming blogs and wouldn’t even know WTF you are refering to.

    besides if you boycott a game with this reputation given the above you are only really punishing yourself for IW’s actions. the game is still fun just not at the top of my list of great games. the Spec ops co-op is prob my favourite part and was probably an afterthought. the online is rubbish and the SP is too short and too easy.

  • Aside from the lack of dedicated servers malarky.
    The one other thing stopping me is the NINETY DOLLARS FOR A DIGITAL DOWNLOAD!

    What exactly is SO damn special about Activision.
    Not trolling, but Valve make the best FPS, and they don’t price gouge.

  • So, at the time I write this I count 4 people not picking up MW2.
    Compared to the tens to hundreds of thousands of Australians that did.
    I dont think the boycott made any sort of impact, But kudos for sticking to your guns and not picking it up.

    Personally, Im enjoying the game alot.

    • yea exactly, enjoy your boycott, I’m sure Activision are losing a lot of sleep over it.

      I have been enjoying the game. I would hope that they come to their senses and work WITH the community rather than against it.

      Hope you guys feel dirty when you finally buckle and purchase it.

  • Yeah, not buying this one out of the gate. Lack of dedicated servers and the $90 steam price tag stomped pretty hard on my curiosity.

    I did finally pick up CoD4 for $30 the other day however. Steam sales ftw.

  • I think they’ll feel it in the next game they release in the franchise, if it has a similar P2P matchmaking service. Everyone has seen how bad it is now, which in turn will cause lots just to pirate for the SP aspect.

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