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Australia Sales Chart, Week Ending March 12

A healthy new influx of games has settled at the top of the Australian retail charts, with Electronic Arts claiming 3 of the 5 top 10 spots once again this week. Its big...
A healthy new influx of games has settled at the top of the Australian retail charts, with Electronic Arts claiming 3 of the 5 top 10 spots once again this week. Its big winner is The Sims 2: Open for Business, which ascends from #5 last week to #1 now, while the PS2 and Xbox versions of Black slip a bit to #3 and #4 respectively. Also in the upper reaches of the chart is Atari's V8 Supercars, another game which sees both PS2 and Xbox versions place on the charts at #2 and #4. After that, EA claims more territory with Need for Speed: Most Wanted at #6 and Lord of the Rings: Battle for Middle Earth II debuting this week at #7. In the lower reaches, however, Australian consumers start to backslide a little, and some older games from last year's holiday season start to creep back up into the last three slots. WWE SmackDown! vs. Raw 06 sneaks back into the chart with #8, while Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time turns back the clock to the days when it was #9 and Ratchet: Gladiator fights its way into the #10 position.
TWLWTitlePublisherFormats
15The Sims 2: Open for BusinessEAPC
21V8 Supercars 3AtariPS2
32BlackEAPS2
43BlackEAXbox
54V8 Supercars 3AtariXbox
67Need for Speed: Most WantedEAPS2
7-Lord of the Rings: Battle for Middle-Earth 2EAPC
8-WWE SmackDown! vs. Raw 06THQPS2
9-Mario & Luigi: Partners in TimeNintendoDS
10-Ratchet: GladiatorSonyPS2
Official Australia Interactive Games Charts (c) GfK Group

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