PC game charts: November 5-11

Sims 2 cycles Happy Holiday Stuff add-on into the top 10 as the original game settles in at six spot; Pets expansion tops chart once more.

The Sims 2 Pets has marked its territory, and that's at the top of the US PC game sales charts. The industry-tracking NPD Group has released its rankings for the week of November 5-11, and the add-on to Electronic Arts' open-ended life simulator tallied the most units sold for the week, just as it did the week before and the week before that.

The Sims series is no stranger to the PC charts, as it routinely lands multiple titles in the top 10, and the week of November 5-11 was no exception. The Sims 2 claimed sixth place, while The Sims 2 Happy Holiday Stuff was the only new release on the charts, entering at number 8.

Atari's Neverwinter Nights played runner-up to The Sims 2 Pets once again but still beat out longtime chart juggernaut World of Warcraft for the second spot. Blizzard's massively multiplayer online role-playing game came in third place, followed by EA's futuristic shooter Battlefield 2142 and Microsoft's Flight Simulator X Deluxe (the standard Flight Simulator X package held the ninth spot on the charts).

The last two open slots on the week's charts were claimed by a pair of popular licensed tie-ins. THQ's previous chart-topper Cars Radiator Springs Adventures placed seventh, while Buena Vista Games rounded out the list with its game adaptation of the hit TV show Desperate Housewives.

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wenbin09
wenbin09

Desperate housewives!!!!

tabalas
tabalas

does not the sims seem to be geared more towards younger people with no REAL life of their own they can be and have almost anything they want in sim land.....its not such a bad thing......that being said...attack me......help!..it was just a thought.

_Sam_
_Sam_

I guess not a lot of people have gotten WarChiefs :(

marijuana_man2
marijuana_man2

You have to remember, practically everyone has a PC in the U.S., and the majority of PC owners will use their Computers for gaming, and because of the online capability which allows MMOs (World of Warcraft) and online multiplayer matches (Counter-Strike: Source) to exist, thus making PC gaming strong. So technically it's not dead...

GatoFeo
GatoFeo

The1stFishBone its to bad pc gaming is dead _____________________________________________________________ Agree....(thought I still like sims, but........)

Kravyn81
Kravyn81

I find it highly ironic that with each "next gen" console they are trying to emulate the functionality of PCs :P

Bonehead01
Bonehead01

Everytime I see these comment boards I want to vomit, nothing but retard fanboys. P.C.'s and Consoles have distinct advantages and disadvantages, neither is better than the other. Kregor, you completely misunderstand why people play games. Are graphics nice, yes graphics are, but they don't make a game. Look at the enormous popularity of the Nintendo D.S. Ridiculously bad graphics, but the gameplay is so fun that graphics became a nonpoint. While P.C.'s have great games no doubt (I love WoW and Fear), it falls behind in innovation, gameplay, variety, cost, and don't get better exclusive games, that never go to PC. bcolter, look at your statement for one second. You just described pc gaming. Wait for patch, new driver, buy new video card so game has playable framerate.

evilbanshee
evilbanshee

isahunt "Console gaming is communism upgraded. Everybody gets the same s### and everybody has to play same s###ty games." I was thinking the same. One of the biggest complaints I've heard from consolers is that some PC gamers get to play the same game at higher graphics settings than other PC gamers. They really seem to want everyone to be at the same level.

mgsninja
mgsninja

The Sims is still going strong I see.

Kregor
Kregor

Im not a console hater, i enjoy a good jaunt on my buddys 360 but for those of you that think the PC is dying you gotta wake up, ur multiple processors and ur other seemly extreme advantages hardly put you ahead of a PC gamer and once vista comes out and direct X10 we will once again show you what real games are made of. oh i almost forgot have you guys seen Crysis by any chance? have you seen ne thing on consoles that looks close to as good with not only physics but graphics and gameplay ideas. We move gaming forward you guys pull up the rear with yes great games no doubt but we on the edge of technology and have the great games first

isahunt
isahunt

Console gaming is communism upgraded. Everybody gets the same s### and everybody has to play same s###ty games. If PC gaming dies (by some miracle - mind you, it will never happen) you wussies will be paying 100$ for a single game.

-Thaft
-Thaft

Desperate Housewives. Good lord.

Pinkyimp
Pinkyimp

The1stFishBone its to bad pc gaming is dead _____________________________________________________________ I Agree WTF WHERE DID U GET THAT FROM!!!

a1charb
a1charb

to all, remember the soccer moms outnumber us

Proman84
Proman84

PC gaming is alive and well. Especially know that consoles are turning into PCs anyway.

segevraz
segevraz

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bcolter
bcolter

PC gaming is Dead? Keep talking as your patching, upgrading, and adding components to your consoles...

tyler2010
tyler2010

The1stFishBone its to bad pc gaming is dead _____________________________________________________________ I Agree

Anime-Beast
Anime-Beast

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acu02151
acu02151

There seems to be a huge divide in opinion over how good desperate housewives: the game is, so when will gamespot review it... actually it's not like i would buy it so I really shouldn't pretend I care.

Irve
Irve

Tis the season of Naff games !!

mad_gamer23
mad_gamer23

Desperate Housewives is on the freaking charts?!?--- I just died a little inside. Also, my breakfast came right up.

cjcr_alexandru
cjcr_alexandru

WoW on third spot! A cataclysmic event! NWN2 is cool, even if I had some technical problems with it (hope the new video driver will solve them).

Echo_One
Echo_One

PC gaming sure is dead. Tell that to the millions of CS players. :rolleyes:

Agulf
Agulf

Yeah, the creators definitely have an expansion fetish. It’s kind of interesting how they keep milking cash out of the sim-addicts and get away with it. I mean, most of the stuff they release could have just shipped with the game in the first place. Seems kind of strange to release expansions for Sims and then do the same drill all over again releasing close to identical expansions for Sims 2.

volumesoxxs
volumesoxxs

I love how they can milk a new sims game every year

jimmybrasco
jimmybrasco

How can people like the sims....... its so boring and the creators have an expansion fetish, introducing all these useless addons which add nothing. get over sims already, soon hey will be release Sims 18: Belly dancing. lol get over it guys.

Dragonstring11
Dragonstring11

How is PC gaming dead once FPS shooters become half-'way decent (by the way, i thought Halo 2 was pretty good)? DId you notice that theres only one FPS on the top 10 list? Crazy doomsayers. To Da1shrp...: don't forget WoW that's also been on the market for very nearly two years.

Da1ShrpSh0trGrl
Da1ShrpSh0trGrl

Don't people get tired of Sims? It's been years and it stills hit solid sales. They must be doing something right Amazing! Great job Maxis!

Edot0
Edot0

I tottaly agree with u Crew.... tottaly agree.

fahad2mail
fahad2mail

PC game is not dying. Many one said that. I have to say that, yeah there is some advantage and disadvantage of PC and console both. But they are both shining on thier own platform. So dont make this discussion longer. May be PC have few games right now that released. But this is only matter of time that PC will have enough game to satisfy you. take care.

Crew_SK
Crew_SK

PC Gaming will be dead when FPS's on consoles will be cool to control. And don't get me even started on the RTS genre :)

Coelah
Coelah

The Sims need to be stopped! I would even be willing to see WOW on the top for eternity if it meant the Sims would just vanish entirely. Who are these people buying these games??

TryMe01
TryMe01

"The Sims 2 Pets has marked its territory" what a great way to start a story!

Sacred-Snow
Sacred-Snow

pc gaming is far from dead i would say, although im disappointed company of heroes isnt up there. anyways, with games for windows and windows vista coming around, it is just the calm before the pc gaming storm.

raichudl
raichudl

WoW was going to be out of first place sooner or later. Like FF 7 did. Sad to see Desperate Housewives and Sims games up their.

xmg0
xmg0

I should try out the Sims 2 and see what all the rage is about with it. Sad tho the media tie-ins.

nikej
nikej

WoW must be 3rd only because they count game cards as sold WoW copies.

michelle_moraes
michelle_moraes

Hehehe I can't even imagine the person who will play Desperate Housewives...

nephthyswandere
nephthyswandere

Desperate Housewives, Cars, and Sims 2 pets with Hilary Duff. This isn't a sign that PC gaming is dead, it's a sign that there is an ever increasing population of morans who own computers. A sad day indeed :(

Naruto
Naruto

WoW needs to die....

Cozu
Cozu

PC Gaming is dead ?? where you been all this days ? PC Games rules over the consoles !!!!!!

BIGboss600
BIGboss600

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thref2004
thref2004

WoW has been dethroned! :O It's very sad to see Cars and Desperate Housewives up there though :(