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www.chart-track.co.uk Square-Enix’s ‘Final Fantasy XII’ remains at the top of the All Formats Chart for a second week ahead of Microsoft’s ‘Crackdown’ which holds on to No2. The last Final Fantasy game for the PS1 ‘Final Fantasy IX’ is the only other ‘Final Fantasy’ game to hold on to the All Formats No1 position for longer (3 weeks). There may be no change at the top, but there is room in the Top 10 for 2 new entries – EA’s ‘The Sims 2: Seasons’ at No3 and Sega’s ‘Sonic and the Secret Rings’ on Wii at No5 (and No1 in the Wii Chart). The All Formats Top 10 contains 6 format-exclusive games across PS2, Xbox 360, PC, Wii and DS. Nintendo’s ‘Dr Kawashima’s Brain Training’ can’t get enough of the All Formats Top 10, re-entering for a second time, up from No11 to No8 while pushing All Formats No10 ‘New Super Mario Bros.’ down to No2 in the DS Chart. The only other new entry in this week’s Top 40 is Rockstar/Take 2’s ‘Ghost Rider’ at No24 in its second week of release. It’s a good week for Japanese publishers as well as Nintendo software formats with half the All Formats Top 10 being games published by Japanese companies. All Top 40 Wii and DS exclusive games are climbers this week, except ‘Mario Slam Basketball’ which drops from No36 to No39. The lower reaches of the All Formats Top 40 is peppered with DS re-entries – ‘Animal Crossing: Wild World’ at No32, ‘Nintendogs: Dalmatian & Friends’ at No33, ‘Big Brain Academy’ at No38 and ‘Mario Kart DS’ at No40. Nintendo is the most represented publisher in the Top 40 with 11 games.. ‘Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2’ from Ubisoft and ‘Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories’ are both due next week and will make it hard for Square to realise a 3rd week at No1. TOP 40 ENTERTAINMENT SOFTWARE (FULL PRICE), WEEK ENDING 3 March 2007 LW TW Title Developer Label Publisher 1 1 FINAL FANTASY XII SQUARE ENIX SQUARE ENIX SQUARE ENIX EUROPE 2 2 CRACKDOWN REALTIME WORLDS MICROSOFT MICROSOFT - 3 THE SIMS 2: SEASONS MAXIS EA GAMES ELECTRONIC ARTS 3 4 FIFA 07 EA CANADA EA SPORTS ELECTRONIC ARTS - 5 SONIC AND THE SECRET RINGS SONIC TEAM SEGA SEGA 4 6 PRO EVOLUTION SOCCER 6 KONAMI DIGITAL ENTERTAINMENT KONAMI KONAMI 5 7 NEED FOR SPEED: CARBON EA CANADA EA GAMES ELECTRONIC ARTS 7 8 NEW SUPER MARIO BROS. NINTENDO NINTENDO NINTENDO 6 9 THE SIMS 2: PETS MAXIS EA GAMES ELECTRONIC ARTS 10 10 LEGO STAR WARS II: THE ORIGINAL TRILOGY TRAVELLER'S TALES LUCASARTS LUCASARTS 15 11 THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: TWILIGHT PRINCESS NINTENDO NINTENDO NINTENDO 11 12 CALL OF DUTY 3 TREYARCH ACTIVISION ACTIVISION 16 13 WWE SMACKDOWN VS RAW 2007 YUKE'S THQ THQ 17 14 GEARS OF WAR EPIC GAMES MICROSOFT MICROSOFT 12 15 EXCITE TRUCK MONSTER GAMES NINTENDO NINTENDO 14 16 BATTLESTATIONS: MIDWAY EIDOS STUDIOS HUNGARY EIDOS EIDOS 9 17 AVATAR: THE LEGEND OF AANG THQ STUDIO AUSTRALIA THQ THQ - 18 GHOST RIDER CLIMAX 2K GAMES TAKE 2 8 19 SUPREME COMMANDER GAS POWERED GAMES THQ THQ 13 20 LOST PLANET: EXTREME CONDITION CAPCOM CAPCOM CAPCOM 21 21 WARIO WARE: SMOOTH MOVES INTELLIGENT SYSTEMS NINTENDO NINTENDO 22 22 FOOTBALL MANAGER 2007 SPORTS INTERACTIVE SEGA SEGA 20 23 NINTENDOGS: LAB & FRIENDS NINTENDO NINTENDO NINTENDO 23 24 ANIMAL CROSSING: WILD WORLD NINTENDO NINTENDO NINTENDO 24 25 NINTENDOGS: DALMATIAN & FRIENDS NINTENDO NINTENDO NINTENDO 25 26 TOM CLANCY'S RAINBOW SIX: VEGAS UBISOFT (MONTREAL) RED STORM UBISOFT 19 27 MARIO SLAM BASKETBALL SQUARE ENIX NINTENDO NINTENDO 28 28 MARIO KART DS NINTENDO NINTENDO NINTENDO 18 29 CHARLOTTE'S WEB BACKBONE SEGA SEGA 29 30 GRAND THEFT AUTO: VICE CITY STORIES ROCKSTAR LEEDS ROCKSTAR TAKE 2 31 31 WORLD SNOOKER CHAMPIONSHIP 2007 BLADE INTERACTIVE STUDIOS SEGA SEGA 30 32 WORLD OF WARCRAFT: THE BURNING CRUSADE BLIZZARD ENTERTAINMENT BLIZZARD VIVENDI GAMES 26 33 THE SIMS: LIFE STORIES MAXIS EA GAMES ELECTRONIC ARTS - 34 RAYMAN RAVING RABBIDS UBISOFT (FRANCE) UBISOFT UBISOFT - 35 RED STEEL UBISOFT (FRANCE) UBISOFT UBISOFT 36 36 BRATZ: FOREVER DIAMONDZ BARKING LIZARDS THQ THQ 32 37 FIGHT NIGHT ROUND 3 EA CHICAGO EA SPORTS ELECTRONIC ARTS 35 38 THE ELDER SCROLLS IV: OBLIVION BETHESDA 2K GAMES TAKE 2 37 39 PAWLY PETS: MY PET HOTEL DIGITAL TAINMENT POOL UBISOFT UBISOFT 39 40 PAWLY PETS: MY VET PRACTICE DIGITAL TAINMENT POOL UBISOFT UBISOFT