Aussie Charts: Darksiders Beats Out Bayonetta

Aussie Charts: Darksiders Beats Out Bayonetta

Both of last week’s big new releases cracked the top ten. But did either Darksiders or Bayonetta manage to topple the Wii high-flyers?

The answer, of course, is no.

For those keeping score, Darksiders surprisingly charted higher than Bayonetta. Curiously, Darksiders sold better on PS3 while Bayonetta sold better on 360. Neither game, however, managed to trouble the staunch Wii top five nor Modern Warfare 2.

At the top, this week it’s Mario Kart’s turn, taking over from last week’s #1, Wii Sports Resort. Not bad for a game that’s nearly two years old now.

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

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



  • In before Mario Kart bitching and those ‘Wii-something’ games aren’t real games.

    Good stuff for Darksiders.

  • Just traded MW2 (screw IW’s international ‘support’) for Bayonetta on 360. Loving it.

    Bayonetta’s a multi-platform game that sold better on 360, how about that!!

    • Considering the PS3 version is quite bad compared the 360 version… it’s expected…

      although… +1 for PS3 here… 😉

  • Remember when this list used to be made up of the Sims this-that-and-the-other? Seeing the Wii games at the top, week after week, may be a bit dull, but I’m glad for it.

    It’ll be interesting to see the effect – or lack thereof – Natal has on the charts.

  • can we get a top 20 from now on? seeing the top few spots never change.

    gives us a bit more insight into whats going well and itd be a more interesting better read.

    please 🙂

  • Mario Kart is charting for the same reason Sports Resort was last time. It’s been negotiated as a bundled add-in with Wii consoles in lieu of the price drop the rest of the world got. You’ll find most retailers selling Mario Kart + their choice of one or two shite games. It was the same two weeks ago with Sports Resort.

    • I’m all for trash talking the 360… but seriously JOedy, how many PS3 games in the top 10. NOW how many 360 games in the top 10?

      Now I would like to see how you came up with the conclusion that the PS3 is the dominant console according to this list.

      • To be honest, I agree with him… The PS3 has gained stacks of ground since the price drop back in September.

        Before that though, these Top 10 lists, I’d bet that within the last 12 mths, the PS3 comes out on top of multiplatform games released. Modern Warfare 2 for example, the 360 version only won the first 2 weeks or so… the PS3 version has been in front since. Darksiders has won this week also.

        Bayonetta is understandable though. Shitty PS3 port…

  • Seems like games that have that Warcraft3 chunky styled characterture, appeal greatly in Western regions.

    Never liked it myself though.

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