NPD full-year PC tally nets hat trick for Activision

Doom 3, Call of Duty, Rome: Total War are among the 10 best-selling games of 2004; full list due Wednesday from NPD.

As it does with games sold for consoles and handhelds, game-industry research firm NPD is set to release revenue figures for the PC sector along with its rankings of the year's top-selling PC games.

While the full list isn't expected to hit the wires until Wednesday, Activision teased the industry by breaking the embargo today, touting the fact that three of its titles were among the top 10 games of the past 12 months.

The id Software-developed Doom 3 was the second-best-selling PC game of 2004 (behind Half-Life 2, no doubt), internal studio Infinity Ward's Call of Duty was slotted in as the number-four title, and Rome: Total War from Creative Assembly brought up the rear at number 10.

Understandably pleased, Activision Publishing CEO Ron Doornink said in a statement, "Our commitment to quality is underscored by the continued strong sales of Call of Duty, which launched in 2003 and has remained a top-10 PC game for the second consecutive year."

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