After last week’s disappointment of losing out to ‘Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars’ by a small margin, Ubisoft’s film tie-in ‘TMNT: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ climbs one place to No1, beating off competition from Nintendo’s 4th Pokemon game for DS ‘Pokemon Ranger’ - this weeks only new entry, at No2.
Ubisoft infiltrate the rest of the All Formats Chart thanks to a strong retailer promotion across 7 of their super-budget PC games. There are now 10 Ubisoft titles in the All Formats Top 40 with re-entries for ‘Rayman 2: The Great Escape’ at No3, ‘Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30’ at No6 and ‘Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time’ at No10. ‘Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars’ is caught in the crossfire, falling from No1 to No5, but EA can console themselves with an above par performance from ‘Tiger Woods PGA Tour 07’ which moves its way up the leaderboard from No9 to No4. With ‘UEFA Champions League 2006-2007 dropping to No11, Codemasters ‘Brian Lara International Cricket 2007’ is only the 2nd other All Format Top 10 sports title, despite slipping 4 places to No7. Nintendo’s ‘Dr Kawashima’s Brain Training’ has now spent 25 of its 45 weeks of release inside the All Formats Top 10, climbing back in to the Top 10 for the third time, up from No14 to No9. After failing to enter the All Formats Top 40 in its week of release, ‘The Sims 2: Celebration Stuff’ enjoys a bumper 2nd week at No19. The highest ranking PS3-exclusive game in now Sony’s ‘Motorstorm’ at No22, overtaking ‘Resistance: Fall of Man’ (No27) at the top of the PS3 chart, while there is no change at the top of the PSP, Xbox 360 and PC Full Price Charts, headed by ‘300: March to Glory’, ‘Guitar Hero II’ and ‘Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars’ respectively.