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C&C3 ranks above Turtles

As Lara puts on decent total.

Electronic Arts' PC exclusive Command & Conquer: Tiberium Wars maintains its position at the top of the All Formats charts this week, despite strong competition from Ubisoft's movie tie-in TMNT: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, reports.

There are less than 600 unit sales between the two titles, with the third instalment of the popular strategy title seeing sales drop by 43 per cent.

Codemasters' Brian Lara International Cricket 2007 moves up the charts to number three, while the Wii's Medal of Honor: Vanguard jumps into the top ten on the second week of release, at number four.

The Xbox 360 release of Activision's Guitar Hero II helps the title re-enters the charts at number five this week, pushing down Sega's Virtua Tennis 3 to number six.

Rockstar's Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories continues to do well at a budget price moving up the charts to number seven, swapping positions with EA's UEFA Champions League 2006 – 2007 at number eight.

EA also has the nine and ten positions in the charts, with Tiger Woods PGA Tour 07 and Need for Speed: Carbon, respectively.

The third-party publisher also benefits from the continued longevity of its Sims franchise, as it releases the latest expansion pack The Sims 2: Celebration Stuff.

Full-priced sequel The Sims 2 sees an increase of sales by 52 per cent, while expansion packs The Sims 2: Pets jumps by 60 per cent and The Sims 2: Seasons benefits from a sales boost of 34 per cent.

There are no format exclusive titles for the PlayStation 3 in the top ten this week. Resistance: Fall of Man is at number 11, while MotorStorm is at number 15.

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