US PC Game Charts: April 9-15

Oblivion gets bumped out of the top slot by the latest Sims 2 add-on, while Battlefield 2 and The Godfather get whacked.

For all their might, the daedra have nothing on the sims. The demonic creatures from the Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion were knocked off the top slot of the US PC Sales charts, according to the most recent figures released by industry trade group NPD Funworld.

According to NPD, Sims 2: Family Fun Stuff was the top PC title in the US the week of April 9, its first week on the market. The add-on adds a variety of new content to The Sims 2, including clothes for adult sims, toys for kid sims, and décor for sim houses--all for $19.99, which is $15 less than the Open for Business expansion pack, the third-best-selling game of the week.

Elder Scrolls didn't fall far, however. Bethesda Softworks and 2K Games' habit-forming role-playing game slipped just one slot to number two, four slots ahead of Blizzard Entertainment's equally addictive massively multiplayer role-playing game, World of Warcraft.

If real-time strategy is your thing, the PC top 10 had a trio of popular favorites: Age of Empires III (fourth), Star Wars: Empire at War (eighth), and The Lord of the Rings, The Battle for Middle-earth II (10th). Those more partial to turn-based strategy had just one offering--seventh-place finisher Civilization IV, and animal-sim lovers bought enough of Zoo Tycoon 2 to have it reenter the top 10 at number nine.

The two games falling off the top 10 the week of April 9 were both from megapublisher Electronic Arts: Battlefield 2 and The Godfather.

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21 comments
TheFalseDragon
TheFalseDragon

I don't play pc games... but I do play Mac games. How come Gamespot never mentions them?

yb125
yb125

" Is it just me, or does anyone else remember when Sims 2 was released they said that it will have no need for expansion packs because it will already have everything you will ever need already in the game? " It's just you, they specifically said there will be seven expansion packs. Not big on the addons, but love the expansion packs.

koolgg
koolgg

the sims suck grand theft auto san andreas, resident evil 4 all the way :)

jasperchiong
jasperchiong

it's just you, but still i find sims boring.

nhlkoho
nhlkoho

Sims is so overdone its ridiculous. Charging people for new clothes and maybe some pictures you can hang in your crappy sim house. Give it a rest already. I think the creator of this franchise has enough money from all these idiots that keep buying his games. Is it just me, or does anyone else remember when Sims 2 was released they said that it will have no need for expansion packs because it will already have everything you will ever need already in the game?

larsypoop
larsypoop

I can't stand it that EA has FOUR 'top 10' games. I hate that comapny so much, not the employees, but the managers.

jahoousa
jahoousa

I dunno about anybody else but I'm kinda First person'd out, including Oblivion (Which was cool untell I finished the main quest and the dark brotherhood quest). Can't wait til the next command and conquer comes out...... I'll be playing Civ. 4 til then

reconsoc
reconsoc

Who plays the Sims? Talk about boring.

anamnawshad
anamnawshad

I don't play PC games anymore.......

Screamteam411
Screamteam411

Lol why are you guys arguing with what people buy? PC Game Consumers have spoken, and these are the top-10 games that they bought this week, end of story. None of this, "this should be on there," or "why isn't that on there"

yb125
yb125

Come on the Add on is selling that well, it's just a few new objects. Oh well I love me some sim so it fine.

guardianlegend7
guardianlegend7

Wow, there isn't a single action, adventure, or FPS game on there.

godovivel
godovivel

where is console sales GS ?????????????????

opium2k
opium2k

give it a rest with the played out sims games already !!!

ajca
ajca

...and WoW is still way up the the top bunch what an amazingly popular game.

MrNib
MrNib

Pong should be #1 then Asteriods

Link1515
Link1515

Oblivion should be number 1