PC game charts: January 21-27

World of Warcraft and its Burning Crusade expansion top the charts as The Sims 2 continues racking up sales.

Burning Crusade and World of Warcraft reigned atop the industry-tracking NPD Group's weekly sales charts as the best-selling PC games for the week of January 21 to 27, with the recently released expansion continuing to draw interest from a fan base that purchased 2.4 million copies in the game's first 24 hours of availability.

Backing Vivendi's gruesome massively multiplayer twosome on the charts is another cash-cow/expansion pair, The Sims 2 and The Sims 2: Pets, in third and fourth place, respectively. The life-simulating games from Electronic Arts are followed in fifth place by a more militaristic effort from the publisher, the futuristic first-person shooter Battlefield 2142.

Leading off the back half of the top 10 in sixth place is the game based on Howie Mandel's latest paying gig, the TV game show Deal or No Deal. The similarly casual puzzle game Bejeweled 2 closed off the top 10, with hardcore strategy and simulation efforts from Microsoft and Sega filling the spaces in between.

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mnstgngst
mnstgngst

sims can be good but world of warcraft is just better sims is too simple wow has a great story ..

Alcotamaysees
Alcotamaysees

PC game charts are starting to get real monotonous.

THE-ZOZ
THE-ZOZ

shame to see battlefield is in 5th place , it should be on the top of chart .

SpeedMan72
SpeedMan72

has anybody see that 1/4 of the list is ea. sims is rocks!!! battlefield rocks!!!!

skikiller
skikiller

I don't have it I pay more then enf for games Look good but I will wat for C&C3 it's better.

TorugotoShinsan
TorugotoShinsan

Only games in that chart that I like are Medieval Total War 2 (If they ever bring out another patch for it to fix two-handed weapons on un-nerf archers so the English and Danish will actually be useful again) and Sims 2. I don't like the BF series and games that you have to pay £15 a month for aren't something that i really care about when that money could go on something useful. like better games. And Deal or No Deal....What the hell? They made a game where you sit around for an hour opening boxes with numbers on them? Please don't tell me this is what people in America like because if it is I'm glad there is several thousand miles of water between the UK and US.

mismajor99
mismajor99

"I really think they should separate casual games and hardcore games into two lists." ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- yb125: And how would you define these two categories?" ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Easy. You have the Publishers of the Games define each game they are releasing as to whether it's "Casual" or "Advanced". (More Catered to the Hardcore Gamer). Just by looking at this list, All would be considered "Advanced" except for Bejeweled 2 Deluxe, Deal or No Deal, Sims 2, and Sims 2 Pets. That's four spots that have bumped off quality games that deserve to be listed. Charging 10 to 20 bucks for a casual game and counting them against 30 to 50 dollar games isn't fair to games like NWN2(for example) when they could still be selling very well for all we know. It's pretty simple to understand. It's like showing the the top 10 ten selling restaurants according to sales, meanwhile McDonald's, Burger King, and Wendy's are all at the top while the good restaurants that are on a higher quality scale are never given recognition on a top 10 list. Makes no sense. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- For the console fanboys, don't get your panties in a bunch, Deal or No Deal made the list, but probably sold like hotcakes and as I said before, should be on a separate list. Being that everyone just about has a computer, it isn't hard to figure out that a game like that will have extreme mass appeal. Spare me the friggin "PC is in trouble" BS. And for anyone comparing mods on the PC vs. mods on a Console is off their rocker and needs to get some medication. UT3 for the PS3 is the only game I have seen that says they will allow mods, but we'll see about that. Total conversion mods will still not be allowed.

guardianlegend7
guardianlegend7

2142 rules! I'm surprised it's still on the charts. For some reason I thought it wasn't that popular. I need a better PC for 64 player servers though.. gets chuggy!

crippo_gamer
crippo_gamer

I'am one of those guys that helped get BF 2142 in fifth place, Great Game!

Sarcerok
Sarcerok

What is Age of Empires III doing on there? That game wasn't even that good in 2005 why is it selling now? No price break either, they still charge $50 for it.

Chief_Kuuni
Chief_Kuuni

WOW is the game of all games and the sims is a great game too

saugh
saugh

Why oh why is Deal or no Deal in there? Although the actual idea is idiot proof. Seriously.

timts
timts

no number, no truth

cjcr_alexandru
cjcr_alexandru

WoW and The Sims... The world keeps changing, but they still remain in Top 10.

_Pedro_
_Pedro_

Great list, people often forget that everyone owns a pc. So ofcourse some games are not going to be the same as the "hardcore" consoles. Fact that Medieval 2: Total war and Battlefield 2142 are doing so good means the pc world is far from dieing. Just wait for Quake Wars and Supreme Commander. To the people who are all thrilled about the mods for the consoles. He was talking about Oblivion and is it possible to add user made mods to oblivion? This is a question and not an arguement.

umbracascade
umbracascade

It seems that Pc games have gotten abandoned. I mean if bejeweled and deal or no deal can make the list, you know there's something wrong.

sangoanuta
sangoanuta

Frikkin kids with they frikkin mmos. It's so boring, kill lil' mosnter, level up, kill monster, level up, kill big monster, level up, kill gigantic monster, level up, kill the entire f* planet, level the f* up.

TryMe01
TryMe01

wow and wow, they are the top two and it will probably be that way for months to go

bradydog
bradydog

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nutcrackr
nutcrackr

I must say that BF2142 is still doing well enough to be in the top 10 (and not just) since launch.

the_real_VIP
the_real_VIP

"nmandude If it weren't for these games, the PC people would have nothing left to talk about. Welcome to the Console world folks! Yeah, cause Oblivion is "So" much better on the 260 and ps3. You don't have to worry about mods, expansions, glitches being fixed, or anything like that." For an Xbox fan, you don't seem to know much about consoles, do you? Like you don't know mod, expansions, glitches being fixed (patches), or anything like that are on the 360 for a year and now on every next-gen consoles. You know, it's kinda like, everywhere: Call of Duty 2 getting patched/map packs on 360 so is Lost Planet, 360 & PS3 getting firmware updates, etc.

Kalorin
Kalorin

nmandude If it weren't for these games, the PC people would have nothing left to talk about. Welcome to the Console world folks! Yeah, cause Oblivion is "So" much better on the 260 and ps3. You don't have to worry about mods, expansions, glitches being fixed, or anything like that. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- You can get patches and expansions on consoles just as downloads (assuming you have a hard drive). In fact, you can even run mods on some games: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unreal_Tournament_3#Content_creation "In an interview with Gamasutra, Tim Sweeney revealed that the Playstation 3 version of UT3 will support user mods, created on PCs and downloadable to the console.[9]" I'm assuming that's valid for the 360 too as this article was before the 360 was announced.

Jedi_Osborn
Jedi_Osborn

really WoW on top? well that's just...wow!

tonythetiger112
tonythetiger112

na rpg's are the most boring genre imo. Have fun paying monthly for a game, and ...not being able to touch it if you dont pay hahaha.

nmandude
nmandude

If it weren't for these games, the PC people would have nothing left to talk about. Welcome to the Console world folks! Yeah, cause Oblivion is "So" much better on the 260 and ps3. You don't have to worry about mods, expansions, glitches being fixed, or anything like that.

TheAeroV
TheAeroV

I wonder how much higher can WoW sells rise when something new happens? Either way both WoW & Sims 2 arre great games.

lithus
lithus

If it weren't for these games, the PC people would have nothing left to talk about. Welcome to the Console world folks!

yb125
yb125

"I really think they should separate casual games and hardcore games into two lists." And how would you define these two categories?

Gmacrusher
Gmacrusher

Sims is a good game but how good is it!

drgnstr13
drgnstr13

Hmm, I might buy Deal or No Deal for my mom if it's in there with the big boys. *surprised*

The_AI
The_AI

After 2 years, Sims 2 is still kicking tail.

Chainblast
Chainblast

World of Warcraft is a great game but there are many folk that just don't like it. Then there are many that just hate on a product because of its popularity. It's like if it ain't niche enough it's crap. Stroke that ego.

mismajor99
mismajor99

I really think they should separate casual games and hardcore games into two lists. I think this would give us a much better outlook as to whats going on.

RaiKageRyu
RaiKageRyu

Figures... the only thing that can overthrow WoW is another... WoW.

Doolum
Doolum

Well WoW keeps on WOWing and WOOing

WPack911
WPack911

WoW Rocks, all these haters don't know a good game or are so jaded they won't give it a chance. If you like MMO games, you will love WoW. I used to be a bit of a hater myself then I got a gaming PC and played it, I was a fool, it's a fantastic game and deserves the praise and sales. Stop being haters, the game is awesome give it a chance. -WPack911

OneCrookedAss
OneCrookedAss

My God...can't believe Deal or No Deal is on there!

ryokinshin6x3
ryokinshin6x3

played cuz i got 3 months free, stopped after that, dont wana pay monthly

blackcro55
blackcro55

not me: not interested (for what it's worth)

BounceDK
BounceDK

Not me. It's too crappy to be installed on my pc.

hendrix29
hendrix29

Who doesn't have World of Warcraft already?