PC game charts: November 12-18

Sega's Medieval II: Total War enters the retail fray, slaying all comers except for Electronic Arts' Sims 2: Pets.

With all the tenacity of a rabid pitbull, Electronic Arts' latest expansion pack for The Sims 2 clung to its spot at the top of the US PC sales charts for the week of November 12-18, based on units sold. Sega's challenger to the throne, Medieval II: Total War, bested the rest of the competition in its first week in stores but had to settle for second place to EA's recently released add-on.

The only other new release of the week to make the top 10 was Sony Online Entertainment's EverQuest II expansion, Echoes of Faydwer, which came in sixth. Outside of the unexpected return of last year's Activision shooter Call of Duty 2 to the charts (it placed eighth), the rest of the pack consisted of the usual suspects.

Blizzard Entertainment's massively multiplayer online role-playing game World of Warcraft came in third, followed by Atari's less massive RPG Neverwinter Nights 2 in fourth and Microsoft's Flight Simulator X Deluxe package in fifth. The remaining three spots were claimed by more EA titles--the futuristic shooter Battlefield 2142 established a beachhead at seventh place, with the ninth and 10th spots claimed by The Sims 2 and its small-scale add-on Happy Holiday Stuff, respectively.

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Hillsy_
Hillsy_

Hope Medieval 2 becomes number 1. Great game.

Belkajr
Belkajr

Makes me feel kinda good about my EA stocks :)

StarFoxCOM
StarFoxCOM

Wow call of duty 2 hasn't benn on the list for a while.

MasterIsHere
MasterIsHere

WoW is no longer the only MMO on the list...strange.

impossible349
impossible349

i agree, Medieval 2 should have been first. But Sims 2 is a good game, though i havent bought any expansions. Once WOW BC comes out, its gonna be one and WOWs gonna be two for months, maybe a year.

cjcr_alexandru
cjcr_alexandru

Medieval 2 should have been the first. But, well, Sims 2 keeps annoying me..

psycotix
psycotix

TBH looking at that chart makes me sad to be a PC gamer....... With dx10 on the horizon with vista, games had better start gettin better and more of or i can see myself buying a ps3...i mean wtf the sims sucks hard, cod2 is old, bf2142 sucks hard, nwn2 looks like a spectrum game at the side of ps3 final fantasy and wow has had its time...... ffs game developeers start making decent friggin games for the pc !!!!!!

DeusEx1
DeusEx1

Sims 2: PETS was released oct 17 of this year,, so it makes sense,, Sims expansion pack have always brought in high numbers as a matter of fact the Sims has always been the highest seller since it was first released, but WoW, that is a fluke,, i have the game, and an account, but ive only put about 10 hours into it, then uninstalled it, its too slow for casual play, that thing has been out for 2 years and its still in the top 10, i would have thought that everybody that wanted it, would have it by now, lucky blizzard guys, they really have a hit on there hands, now if only they could get back into doing great single player games, oh well

Dolacide
Dolacide

WOW will be on this list for awhile.

bobbfwed
bobbfwed

Wow, I don't own any of these games. lol. Though I want to buy NWN2 and Flight Sim X (but not 'til I get a DX10 card and OS).

JazzMan2k5
JazzMan2k5

For the record, on this list we can see in this list 2 phenomenon, first is WoW and second is Sims2. Both have been released far more than two years now 2004 and we are almost in 2007, and both are still on the Top10 most bought video games in US and probably in Europe as well, meaning that new games with new ideas, new technologies, new marketing strategies don't beat two games from two years ago. This is history happening. Secondly is amazing to see that all Sims2 expansions are on the Top10, is says that the players of Sims2 want to buy everything that comes out...... and third I think we can all predict very nicely that when WoW : Burning Crusade cames out on 16th january it will be number one for months (remember that WoW is the only game old game that doesn't have an expansion, and Burning Crusade it seams to be almost a whole new game).

submissions72
submissions72

It'll all be over when Burning Crusade comes out....

KingofTrolls
KingofTrolls

INSTEAD OF MAKING US HAVE TO READ THIS CRAP JUST MAKE A TOP 10 LIST FOR CRYING OUT LOUD.

Doomshine
Doomshine

Yay, Medieval 2 deserves to be there, great game.

Manatassi
Manatassi

The ever changing exiting dynamic PC games chart.. YAY! no wonder pc gaming is fizzling out so much.

knn2003
knn2003

I'm not a fan Medieval 2, I liked the Shogun and Medieval 1 style over Rome. But it's still good to see it beating WoW.

Coolgamer
Coolgamer

O look the Sim rules? the Sims have 2 games in the top 10. You go Sims.

R3VOLV360
R3VOLV360

Well, that confirms it, I'm gonna have to get Medieval 2 now. Was going to get it anyway though but it so much nicer when you know that thousands of Americans have also bought it (although that can be misleading at times) 140 fps? wow, i though that was only possible with solitare. Hey, wait! I should get 140 with my 2 gigs and dual core AMD! Solitare shall be dethroned :P

Trilvester
Trilvester

because you can really tell when you get dips from 140FPS to 100. -_-

mwa
mwa

acesion obviously has no idea what he's talking about

ThugNMe
ThugNMe

LOL upgraded from 512 to 2gb and getting 130-140 FPS? yea right.

comthitnuong
comthitnuong

its good wow isnt first all the time anymore

blitzkrieg13
blitzkrieg13

No way will it run that fast not even on the greatest rig.

acesion
acesion

I'm getting medevial for sure, but not untill christmas.(tear) Just after I updated my ram from 512 to 2 GB and can play the game full res with high settings running 130-140 FPS on average taking slight dips to 100 when a 4 v 4 game is played with max units on all teams. I want my own copy, not keep barrowing my friends who wants it back now.

Charlie2688
Charlie2688

God! not even a massive medieval army can stop the Sims? yeah its a sign of the Apocalypse :?

Simmy2
Simmy2

The Sims destroying the market again

Keypusher
Keypusher

Nice to see Echoes of Faydwer on the list.

Kensai_Akira
Kensai_Akira

There r 3 The Sims on the chart!!! This makes the chart looks like dumpster.

thref2004
thref2004

WoW has been dethroned for 2 weeks! Blasphemy!