After missing out on the top spot last week by the smallest of margins, Ubisoft’s critically panned movie tie-in TMNT
has finally reached the top of the UK sales charts – after four weeks on sale. It has been a week of unusual triumph for Ubisoft, with the company’s new range of super budget PC re-releases also charting highly.
Older titles such as Rayman 2
, the original Brothers in Arms
and Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
all re-entered the top ten at their new £1 ($2) price point. In total, seven of the super budget titles were released, alongside heavy retailer promotions.
The original Ghost Recon
re-entered at number sixteen, Heroes of Might & Magic IV
at number eighteen, Rainbow Six 3 Gold
at number twenty-three and the original Splinter Cell
at number twenty-five.
Although the £1 price point is used by some specialist budget publishers, this is the first time that a major international publisher has launched its own range of titles with such a committed marketing push.
Technically, the only genuine new entry in the top ten is Nintendo DS title Pokemon Ranger
, which despite mixed reviews and a long delay from its U.S. release has performed extremely well for Nintendo – who have also seen Brain Training
(aka Brain Age
) re-enter the top ten for the third time.
The only other new entry in the top forty is mini-expansion The Sims 2: Celebration Stuff
, although the budget priced collection of items and clothing was actually released last week.
The highest ranked PlayStation 3 exclusive game of the week is MotorStorm
at number twenty-two, with a fall in Wii stock availability, after the busy Easter holidays, meaning that Wii Play
is the highest ranked Wii exclusive at number twenty-one.
|1||2||TMNT: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles||Ubisoft||PS2/360/Wii/PC/GBA/DS/PSP||4|
|3||RE||Rayman 2: The Great Escape||Ubisoft||PC||22|
|4||9||Tiger Woods PGA Tour 07||EA||PS2/Xb/360/Wii/PS3/PC/PSP||24|
|5||1||Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars||EA||PC||3|
|6||RE||Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30||Ubisoft||PC||19|
|7||3||Brian Lara International Cricket 2007||Codemasters||PS2/360/PC||4|
|8||7||Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories||Rockstar||PS2/PSP||22|
|9||14||Dr Kawashima's Brain Training||Nintendo||DS||45|
|10||RE||Prince of Pesia: The Sands of Time||Ubisoft||PC||29|
Leisure software charts compiled by Chart Track, (C)2007. ELSPA