Aussie Charts: Mass Effect 2 Triumphant

Aussie Charts: Mass Effect 2 Triumphant
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Wii, Wii, Wii, Wii… Oh! Lookie here! This week the #1 spot goes to an Xbox 360 title! Yep, Mass Effect 2 tops the Australian charts. The rest is not unlike your usual expectations. Wii, Wii, Wii, Wii…

The sales chart timings seem to have shifted, as we can still only see the chart from W/E 31st January.

Once we work out which day the stats are now announced, we’ll look to realign our timings to match.

Here’s all the details.

All Format Full Priced Games Top 10 W/E 31st January:

1. Mass Effect 2 (Xbox 360)
2. Mario Kart (Wii)
3. Wii Fit Plus Bundle (Wii)
4. Wii Play w/ Remote (Wii)
5. New Super Mario Bros (Wii)
6. Wii Sports Resort w/ Motion (Wii)
7. Cricket Bundle (Wii)
8. Modern Warfare 2 (PS3)
9. Mass Effect 2 (PC)
10. Just Dance (Wii)

Nintendo Wii Top 10 W/E 31st January:

1. Mario Kart
2. Wii Fit Plus Bundle
3. Wii Play w/ Remote
4. New Super Mario Bros
5. Wii Sports Resort w/ Motion
6. Cricket Wii
7. Just Dance Wii
8. Biggest Loser Wii
9. Mario & Sonic Winter Olympics
10. Mario & Sonic At The Olympic Games

PC Top 10 W/E 31st January:

1. Mass Effect 2
2. Modern Warfare 2
3. The Sims 3
4. Sims 3: World Adventures
5. WoW: Wrath of the Lich King
6. The Sims 2: Double Deluxe
7. World of Warcraft
8. WoW Battlechest
9. The Sims 2: Seasons
10. The Sims 2: Pets

Nintendo DS Top 10 W/E 31st January:

1. More Brain Training
2. Maths Training NDS
3. New Super Mario Bros
4. Mario Kart
5. Drawn To Life: Next Chapter
6. Mario & Sonic Winter Olympics
7. Super Mario 64
8. Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks
9. James Cameron’s Avatar
10. Big Brain Academy

PS2 Top 10 W/E 31st January:

1. Smackdown Vs Raw 2010
2. Singstar 80s
3. Singstar Boy Band vs Girl Band
4. Need for Speed Undercover
5. FIFA 10
6. Jak & Daxter Lost Frontier
7. Singstar Motown
8. The Simpsons Game
9. Ben 10: Alien Force Vilgax
10. Buzz Brain of Oz Bundle

PS3 Top 10 W/E 31st January:

1. Modern Warfare 2
2. Assassin’s Creed 2
3. Army Of Two: The 40th Day
4. Darksiders
5. James Cameron’s Avatar
6. FIFA 10
7. Bayonetta
8. Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
9. Vancouver 2010
10. DJ Hero Bundle

PSP Top 10 W/E 31st January:

1. Gran Turismo
2. James Cameron’s Avatar
3. GA Chinatown Wars
4. Little Big Planet
5. Invisimals w/ camera
6. Assassin’s Creed Bloodlines
7. Tekken 6
8. FIFA 10
9. Jak & Daxter: Lost Frontier
10. Smackdown vs Raw 2010

Xbox 360 Top 10 W/E 31st January:

1. Mass Effect 2
2. Modern Warfare 2
3. Army Of Two: The 40th Day
4. Darksiders
5. Assassin’s Creed 2
6. James Cameron’s Avatar
7. Bayonetta
8. GTA Episodes from Liberty City
9. Borderlands
10. Forza Motorsport 3


  • I dont get it, why does Mario Kart still sell so damn well?? Judging by all these sales figures there must be more copies of that then there are people in Australia!

    • i might be way off here but im guessing theres probably a huge gap in sales numbers between number 1 and 2, like it sells a lot each week but no where near as much as mass effect 2 did so although theres only one place different theres a big difference.

    • Yeah, I don’t get it either.

      Notice though it’s only *full priced* games, so I guess it may be partially to do with the fact that its only competition comes from new releases (everyone else does the decent thing and drops the price soon after release :P)

  • I just started playing ME1 last night as the hype and reviews concerning ME2 tell me that it’s my duty as a gamer to play the best games on the planet. This appears to be one of them so I’ll make my way through ME1 over the next few weeks so I can play this game knowing the backstory.

    It aint a bad game, a little confusing with the menu’s but I’ll get there. If ME2 creams ME1 then it must be pretty awesome. Judging from what everyone is saying, I MUST play this game.

    • Ive done this too, loving ME1 atm and cant wait to get to ME2 😀 – and this is coming from someone who really doesnt have patience/time for games anymore (except TF2 of course 😉 )

    • I found part of the beauty of ME1 was that even with the confusing menus and overwhelming amounts of equipment, it was still damn fun to play. Make sure you do the side quests too, as the amount of references back to them in ME2 is crazy, but the good kind.

    • And the PC version too no less :/

      The mind bogles. I swear if I met one of these people they’d appear as a strange alien life form to me.

      • I thought the days of seeing *any* PC game feature on a “Top 10”-style physical sales chart when it is also available via online distribution were pretty much over.

        I guess for the truly big releases like ME2, some people still like to have something physical to hold on to.

  • It’s good to see Mass Effect 2 up there! Seeing as the original did dismally in sales.

    One thing I want to voice though, is the fact that too many people complained about the lifts. So Bioware got rid of them in the second installment of the series. As a consequence, everything feels disconnected, when traveling from place to place. The feel of the flow seems disrupted and so exploration is therefore discouraged.

    While the escalator scenes (loading) were annoying, but heck, this is a disc based video game, the game needs to load! Full stop! I’d much rather have the escalator scenes then some crappy loading screen that disrupts the flow of the game any day of the week!

    Take for example, when you board or disembark from the Normandy, gone are the decontamination chambers, instead it is replaced by a loading screen that takes just as long to load as ‘that decontamination scene’.

    What gives? The fools that asked for the escalator scenes to be done away with. Idiots!!

    • Don’t much care what they do on the 360, but when my computer can load new levels off hard drive in a couple of seconds I don’t want to be forced to sit around waiting for no good reason.

      As for feeling disconnected and discouraging exploration, I actually prefer it this way. When everything is connected I find it makes the world and locations seem smaller.

      Once you’ve explored everywhere it feels like you’ve seen everything there is to a place, as there is no paths to get anywhere else that must be it. This made the citadel feel really small in the first game despite the fact that it was meant to be massive.

      By putting breaks in between certain areas while you are travelling places it feels like there is a lot more to see it’s just you don’t have any reason to go there.

      In the end though I suppose it’s a prefereance thing.

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