Aussie Charts: New Super Mario Bros. Takes A Dive

Aussie Charts: New Super Mario Bros. Takes A Dive
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Turns out my bold prediction that New Super Mario Bros. Wii would remain at the top of the chart until well into next year has already come unstuck.

Wii Sports Resort has returned to the number one slot after an absence – from that spot, if not the chart – of several months. New Super Mario Bros. hangs on in second place ahead of a fairly predictable quartet of Wii titles.

Other consoles are served by Modern Warfare 2 and the return of Assassin’s Creed II. Zelda fans can feel slighted that Spirit Tracks missed out altogether, failing even to dislodge Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games from the top of the DS chart.

All Format Full-Priced Games Top 10 for the w/e December 13:

1. Wii Sports Resort (Wii)
2. New Super Mario Bros. (Wii)
3. Wii Fit Plus (Wii)
4. Wii Cricket (Wii)
5. Mario Kart (Wii)
6. Wii Play (Wii)
7. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (PS3)
8. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (360)
9. Assassin’s Creed II (360)
10. Assassin’s Creed II (PS3)


  • Wii Cricket has become the unkillable game. It will outlive us all.

    It sucks that Spirit Tracks is not selling more than that Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games rubbish. Maybe it has something to do with the misleading TV ads that are around at the moment. Every single DS game is marketed as Brain Age/puzzle games that only single air-brushed women curled up on a couch want to play. And even them don’t want yet another game like that when they see ‘hmm, how do get across the river?’ type ads for Zelda.

  • I hate reading these sales figures and I hate that mediocre efforts like Sports Resort and Wii Fit plus sits on top.

    I think of them as a blight upon the proper gaming industry.

  • this just points out the genius in nintendo going out and finding their own market which is begger than the other 2’s. casual gamers now make up a lot more than enthusiast/hardcore gamers.

  • Probarbly because while it is a fun game, it is a 2D (okay 2.5D) game. Some people probarbly just think eh on that. It also holds a full price tag at $99 when not on special.

  • People should note, especially since this is the Christmas season, that the reason for these chart tops is console bundles.

    Up to the end of last week Nintendo was allowing retailers to bundle in NSMB with wii consoles. That has finished and now wii sports resort is the pack in.

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