Heroes In A Half Shell Finally Crack UK Charts

After previously missing out on the top spot by the smallest of margins, Ubisoft’s TMNT has finally reached the top of the UK game charts, with the company’s new range of £1 ($2) super budget PC re-releases like Rayman and Prince of Persi
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.
12TMNT: Teenage Mutant Ninja TurtlesUbisoftPS2/360/Wii/PC/GBA/DS/PSP4
2NEPokemon RangerNintendoDS1
3RERayman 2: The Great EscapeUbisoftPC22
49Tiger Woods PGA Tour 07EAPS2/Xb/360/Wii/PS3/PC/PSP24
51Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium WarsEAPC3
6REBrothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30UbisoftPC19
73Brian Lara International Cricket 2007CodemastersPS2/360/PC4
87Grand Theft Auto: Vice City StoriesRockstarPS2/PSP22
914Dr Kawashima's Brain TrainingNintendoDS45
10REPrince of Pesia: The Sands of TimeUbisoftPC29
Leisure software charts compiled by Chart Track, (C)2007. ELSPA Ltd

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