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27/Dec/2006 ‘Need for Speed: Carbon’ overtakes ‘FIFA 07’ to regain pole position at the top of the All Formats Chart, shunting the footballing phenomenon down one place to No2. EA can now celebrate its most dominant year ever at the Top of the All Formats Chart with a record 26 weeks at No1 so far in 2006. Konami’s ‘Pro Evolution Soccer 6’, Activision’s ‘Call of Duty 3’ and EA’s ‘The Sims 2: Pets’ all move up one place to Nos 3, 4 and 5 respectively, while THQ’s ‘WWE Smackdown Vs Raw 2007’ feels the winter chill, being the only Top 40 title to drop sales this week, falling from No3 to No6. ‘Dr Kawashima’s Brain Training’ squashes ‘Mario 64 DS’ to claim the highest ever sales week for a DS game. The mind-expanding puzzler re-enters the Top 10, up from No11 to No8 having not dropped out of the All Formats Top 20 since its launch 29 weeks ago. Nintendo have a good week with Wii software continuing to sell well - ‘The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess’ up from No12 to No11. ‘Who Wants To Be A Millionaire: Party Edition’ jumps from No21 to No14, showing the attraction of quiz and puzzle games over Christmas. Vivendi’s film tie-in ‘Eragon’ and Sega’s DS game ‘Sonic Rush’ both double in sales, up from No37 to No24 and No39 to No26 respectively. There are Top 40 re-entries for Ubisoft’s ‘Rayman Raving Rabbids’ and ‘Red Steel’ at No32 and No34, while a first Top 40 appearance for ‘Sonic Rivals’ on PSP gives Sega two handheld Sonic games in the All Formats Top 40. TOP 40 ENTERTAINMENT SOFTWARE (ALL PRICES), WEEK ENDING 23 December 2006 Quote: LW TW Title Developer Label Publisher 2 1 NEED FOR SPEED: CARBON EA CANADA EA GAMES ELECTRONIC ARTS 1 2 FIFA 07 EA CANADA EA SPORTS ELECTRONIC ARTS 4 3 PRO EVOLUTION SOCCER 6 KONAMI DIGITAL ENTERTAINMENT KONAMI KONAMI 5 4 CALL OF DUTY 3 TREYARCH ACTIVISION ACTIVISION 6 5 THE SIMS 2: PETS MAXIS EA GAMES ELECTRONIC ARTS 3 6 WWE SMACKDOWN VS RAW 2007 YUKE'S THQ THQ 8 7 HAPPY FEET A2M MIDWAY MIDWAY 11 8 DR KAWASHIMA'S BRAIN TRAINING NINTENDO NINTENDO NINTENDO 7 9 GEARS OF WAR EPIC GAMES MICROSOFT MICROSOFT 9 10 LEGO STAR WARS II: THE ORIGINAL TRILOGY TRAVELLER'S TALES LUCASARTS LUCASARTS 12 11 THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: TWILIGHT PRINCESS NINTENDO NINTENDO NINTENDO 10 12 CARS RAINBOW STUDIOS THQ THQ 13 13 GRAND THEFT AUTO: VICE CITY STORIES ROCKSTAR LEEDS ROCKSTAR TAKE 2 21 14 WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE: PARTY ED. CLIMAX EIDOS EIDOS 16 15 NEW SUPER MARIO BROS. NINTENDO NINTENDO NINTENDO 15 16 TOM CLANCY'S RAINBOW SIX: VEGAS UBISOFT (MONTREAL) RED STORM UBISOFT 14 17 PROJECT GOTHAM RACING 3 BIZARRE CREATIONS MICROSOFT MICROSOFT 27 18 GRAND THEFT AUTO: LIBERTY CITY STORIES ROCKSTAR LEEDS ROCKSTAR TAKE 2 19 19 FOOTBALL MANAGER 2007 SPORTS INTERACTIVE SEGA SEGA 20 20 CANIS CANEM EDIT ROCKSTAR VANCOUVER ROCKSTAR TAKE 2 26 21 FLUSHED AWAY MONKEY BAR GAMES D3P D3P 18 22 TIGER WOODS PGA TOUR 07 HEADGATE STUDIOS EA SPORTS ELECTRONIC ARTS 23 23 SCARFACE: THE WORLD IS YOURS RADICAL ENTERTAINMENT SIERRA VIVENDI GAMES 37 24 ERAGON STORMFRONT STUDIOS SIERRA VIVENDI GAMES 22 25 TONY HAWK'S PROJECT 8 SHABA ACTIVISION ACTIVISION 39 26 SONIC RUSH SONIC TEAM SEGA SEGA 17 27 BRATZ: FOREVER DIAMONDZ BARKING LIZARDS THQ THQ 24 28 XBOX 360 LIVE ARCADE UNPLUGGED MICROSOFT MICROSOFT MICROSOFT 29 29 SINGSTAR LEGENDS LONDON STUDIOS SONY COMPUTER ENT. SONY COMPUTER ENT. 25 30 THE SIMS 2 MAXIS EA GAMES ELECTRONIC ARTS 28 31 TOM CLANCY'S SPLINTER CELL: DOUBLE AGENT UBISOFT (SHANGHAI) UBISOFT UBISOFT - 32 RAYMAN RAVING RABBIDS UBISOFT UBISOFT UBISOFT 31 33 GUITAR HERO II HARMONIX REDOCTANE ACTIVISION - 34 RED STEEL UBISOFT UBISOFT UBISOFT 40 35 OVER THE HEDGE VICARIOUS VISIONS ACTIVISION ACTIVISION 30 36 WII PLAY NINTENDO NINTENDO NINTENDO - 37 BIG BRAIN ACADEMY NINTENDO NINTENDO NINTENDO - 38 SONIC RIVALS BACKBONE SEGA SEGA - 39 TOMB RAIDER: LEGEND CRYSTAL DYNAMICS EIDOS EIDOS - 40 THE LEGEND OF SPYRO: A NEW BEGINNING KROME STUDIOS SIERRA VIVENDI GAMES