‘FIFA 07’ shoots Eidos’ ‘Battlestations: Midway’ down from No1 to No8 to claim top spot in the All Formats Chart for the 10th time (equalling ‘Need for Speed: Most Wanted’). ‘Need for Speed: Carbon’ accelerates from No7 to No2 echoing the Christmas run-in where both EA titles held these positions for 4 consecutive weeks. Their chart-topping performance this time around is partly due to price promotion at retail.
Konami’s ‘Pro Evolution Soccer 6’ climbs one place from No4 to No3, helped by the recent release of the DS version. THQ register two Top 10 games this week – ‘Supreme Commander’ on PC the only Top 10 new entry at No4 and ‘Avatar: The Legend of Aang’ breaking into the Top 10, up from No13 to No6. EA’s Sims games also perform well this week – ‘The Sims 2: Pets’ jumps one place to No7, ‘The Sims 2’ stays at No12 (despite a climb of 43% in sales), ‘The Sims: Life Stories’ enters the Top 40 for the first time at No23 in its 2nd week, and the super-budget original ‘The Sims’ re-enters one place behind it at No24. Super-budget PC games infiltrate the All Formats Top 40 led by GDL/Grabit’s ‘Bad Boys 2’, back at No17, followed by Extra Level Media’s ‘50 Games Red’ at No19. The success of the film during Half-Term has spun ‘Charlotte’s Web’ into the Top 40 at No30 in its second week of release, while Nintendo’s ‘Excite Truck’ becomes the Japanese giant’s 4th Wii hit, debuting at No36.