UK Charts, week ending 30th Dec

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02/Jan/2007 ‘FIFA 07’ ends the year at the top of the All Formats Top 40, relegating team-mate ‘Need for Speed: Carbon’ down from No1 to No3 and recording 8 weeks at No1 on the All Formats Chart over 2006, more than any other title over a calendar year since ‘Medal of Honour: Frontline’ in 2002 (with 10). Konami’s ‘Pro Evolution Soccer 6’ moves up one place from No3 to No2, giving football games a chart topping end to 2006 and preventing EA from celebrating a clean sweep of the Top 3. EA’s ‘The Sims 2: Pets’ jumps from No5 to No4, while Activision’s ‘Call of Duty 3’ is shot down from No4 to No5. Nintendo’s Dr Kawashima suffers from brain drain after his exertions over the Christmas period with ‘Dr Kawashima’s Brain Training’ slipping from No8 to No9. The post-Christmas sales have an immediate impact on the charts: most notable is Take 2’s PS2 ‘Canis Canem Edit’, back in the All Formats Top 10 at No8 from No20. Other promotions include EA’s ‘Tiger Woods PGA Tour 07’ up from No22 to No12 and ‘Tomb Raider: Legend’ from Eidos, leaping a massive 26 places from No39 to No13. However, the party is over for ‘Happy Feet’ from Midway and Eidos’s ‘Who Wants to be a Millionaire: Party Edition’ down from No7 to No21 and No14 to No23 respectively. Sales of Wii games start to dry up with ‘The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess’ selling out, down to No2 on the Wii Chart and replaced at the top by Ubisoft’s ‘Red Steel’ and no exclusive Wii games making the All Formats Top 40 this week. 2 1 FIFA 07 EA CANADA EA SPORTS ELECTRONIC ARTS 3 2 PRO EVOLUTION SOCCER 6 KONAMI DIGITAL ENTERTAINMENT KONAMI KONAMI 1 3 NEED FOR SPEED: CARBON EA CANADA EA GAMES ELECTRONIC ARTS 5 4 THE SIMS 2: PETS MAXIS EA GAMES ELECTRONIC ARTS 4 5 CALL OF DUTY 3 TREYARCH ACTIVISION ACTIVISION 6 6 WWE SMACKDOWN VS RAW 2007 YUKE'S THQ THQ 9 7 GEARS OF WAR EPIC GAMES MICROSOFT MICROSOFT 20 8 CANIS CANEM EDIT ROCKSTAR VANCOUVER ROCKSTAR TAKE 2 8 9 DR KAWASHIMA'S BRAIN TRAINING NINTENDO NINTENDO NINTENDO 12 10 CARS RAINBOW STUDIOS THQ THQ 13 11 GRAND THEFT AUTO: VICE CITY STORIES ROCKSTAR LEEDS ROCKSTAR TAKE 2 22 12 TIGER WOODS PGA TOUR 07 HEADGATE STUDIOS EA SPORTS ELECTRONIC ARTS 39 13 TOMB RAIDER: LEGEND CRYSTAL DYNAMICS EIDOS EIDOS 10 14 LEGO STAR WARS II: THE ORIGINAL TRILOGY TRAVELLER'S TALES LUCASARTS LUCASARTS 15 15 NEW SUPER MARIO BROS. NINTENDO NINTENDO NINTENDO 18 16 GRAND THEFT AUTO: LIBERTY CITY STORIES ROCKSTAR LEEDS ROCKSTAR TAKE 2 16 17 TOM CLANCY'S RAINBOW SIX: VEGAS UBISOFT (MONTREAL) RED STORM UBISOFT 25 18 TONY HAWK'S PROJECT 8 SHABA ACTIVISION ACTIVISION 19 19 FOOTBALL MANAGER 2007 SPORTS INTERACTIVE SEGA SEGA 30 20 THE SIMS 2 MAXIS EA GAMES ELECTRONIC ARTS 7 21 HAPPY FEET A2M MIDWAY MIDWAY 17 22 PROJECT GOTHAM RACING 3 BIZARRE CREATIONS MICROSOFT MICROSOFT 14 23 WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE: PARTY ED. CLIMAX EIDOS EIDOS - 24 THE SIMPSONS: HIT & RUN RADICAL ENTERTAINMENT PLATINUM VIVENDI GAMES 31 25 TOM CLANCY'S SPLINTER CELL: DOUBLE AGENT UBISOFT (SHANGHAI) UBISOFT UBISOFT 27 26 BRATZ: FOREVER DIAMONDZ BARKING LIZARDS THQ THQ 37 27 BIG BRAIN ACADEMY NINTENDO NINTENDO NINTENDO 24 28 ERAGON STORMFRONT STUDIOS SIERRA VIVENDI GAMES 28 29 XBOX 360 LIVE ARCADE UNPLUGGED MICROSOFT MICROSOFT MICROSOFT - 30 ANIMAL CROSSING: WILD WORLD NINTENDO NINTENDO NINTENDO 21 31 FLUSHED AWAY MONKEY BAR GAMES D3P D3P 32 32 RAYMAN RAVING RABBIDS UBISOFT UBISOFT UBISOFT - 33 ZOO TYCOON DS BLUE FANG THQ THQ 23 34 SCARFACE: THE WORLD IS YOURS RADICAL ENTERTAINMENT SIERRA VIVENDI GAMES 38 35 SONIC RIVALS BACKBONE SEGA SEGA - 36 SAINTS ROW VOLITION THQ THQ 26 37 SONIC RUSH SONIC TEAM SEGA SEGA - 38 JUST CAUSE AVALANCHE STUDIOS EIDOS EIDOS - 39 BUZZ! JUNIOR: JUNGLE PARTY MAGENTA SONY COMPUTER ENT. SONY COMPUTER ENT. - 40 LEGO STAR WARS TRAVELLER'S TALES PLATINUM TT GAMES