C&C holds off turtle attack


Ubisoft’s ‘TMNT: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ enjoys a cowabunga Easter, almost toppling EA’s ‘Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars’ at the top of the All Formats Chart, up 4 places from No6 to No2, while the PC strategy giant remains at No1 for a second week despite a fall of 43% in sales.

There are only 592 unit sales between Ubisoft’s film tie-in and the No1 spot. Sony’s PS3 exclusive games ‘Resistance: Fall of Man’ and ‘Motorstorm’ both slip out of the All Formats Top 10, down to No’s 11 and 15 respectively, making way for PS2 and Xbox 360 games such as EA’s ‘Medal of Honor: Vanguard’ (No1 PS2 Full Price game, ahead of ‘TMNT’ at No2) up from No11 to No4 in its second week of release and the revival of Red Octane/Activision’s ‘Guitar Hero II’ re-entering at No5 thanks to the launch of the souped-up Xbox 360 version (No1 Xbox 360 Full Price game). The launch of new Sims expansion pack ‘The Sims 2: Celebration Stuff’ has breathed life back into EA’s franchise with ‘The Sims 2’ No12, ‘The Sims 2: Pets’ No13 and ‘The Sims 2: Seasons’ No29, all witnessing healthy sales increases of 52%, 60% and 34% respectively. However, the new expansion pack itself does not make it into the All Formats Top 40, despite debuting at the top of the PC budget chart.

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