US PC game charts: July 9-15

Prey debuts in fifth spot, World of Warcraft and Cars continue monthlong lock on the top two spots.

The main players in the PC weekly game charts retained their spots during the week of July 9-15, with World of Warcraft, Cars: Radiator Springs Adventure, and The Sims 2 again coming in first, second, and third place, respectively. This is the fourth straight week that Blizzard's massively multiplayer online role-playing game has claimed the top spot, with THQ's adaptation of the latest Pixar film right on its bumper.

While the top trio stood firm, there was more turnover in the chart's supporting characters. First-person shooters Half-Life 2: Episode Two and Star Wars: Battlefront II fell out of the top 10. They were replaced by another FPS--2K Games' Prey debuted at number five--and the virtual vet game Paws & Claws Pet Vet at number nine.

THQ's Titan Quest and NCsoft's Guild Wars factions both lost a little ground this week, with the mythological role-playing game sliding to the seventh spot and the subscription-free MMORPG clinging to the final spot in the top 10. The biggest gainer in the top 10 this week was 2K Games' role-playing game The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, which jumped from eight to four.

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45 comments
Brainpr0n
Brainpr0n

So do the charts track digitally distributed games yet? I doubt it.

SgtSilock
SgtSilock

WoW... Still WoW in first place. WOW

imprezawrx500
imprezawrx500

How does the sims keep selling so well? Is it all the parents buying their kids it?

DarknessOfFate1
DarknessOfFate1

geez the sims 2 is STILLS ECOND!! After all this time but it was an amzing game!

sailingmanuel
sailingmanuel

Who are all these people that are buying WoW. I guese my finger is far from the pulse of all the gamers out there.

jansdman
jansdman

As I already mentioned before, if you want to save money, buy WoW and why is that? coz u'll only be spending to buy this game and monthly fees, that's it. you can play this game for 2 years w/o playing other games (that's saving $1000 worth of games). oh and please dont say the monthly fees is expensive coz that's only worth 2 lunches at work.

Sonicplys
Sonicplys

Good to see something different in the charts, Go Cars.

Platyphyllum
Platyphyllum

Paws and Claws? It looks like a good game (and is) but I'm surprised that a game with a title like that which wasn't hyped that much actually sold well.

relset
relset

there is only one worse games here after WOW, and that is cars...but it`s good to see that Titan Quest is still here!!

Frost100
Frost100

GOOOOOOOOOOOO WOW!! why you ppl complaining blizzard get what they worked for. and wow is buy far the best and most played online game so ppl will tell there friends to buy it.

Eadara
Eadara

I can imagine the headlines now "8 dead while waiting for world of warcraft: The burning crusade World of warcraft is hailed by millions as an addicting and fun game. So it's no surprise that the day before blizzard released it's expansion to It's top selling hit that many gathered outside gaming stores all across the country. As the doors opened fights disputed over line disputes and a rush to get in. Police were called in to quell the riots and in one gaming store they were forced to open-fire. There were 8 deaths and several injuries during the riots all across the country"

kencube01
kencube01

Never heard of Paws & Claws Pet Vet. Does it really so good?

anamnawshad
anamnawshad

Bad taste........(Except Prey and Oblivion)

TrueIori
TrueIori

I get WoW when it gets good PvP

godovivel
godovivel

wow is the best game for pc gamers

auron_xp
auron_xp

yeah,wow is a good game.but you get sick of it once you play for too long

nintendorocks
nintendorocks

Who does not having World of Warcraft thats what I wanna know? I don't get. If you don't have World of Warcraft, GET IT!

marijuana_man2
marijuana_man2

one would think that with all the money Blizzard is getting from WoW, they would begin creating "StarCraft: Ghost" for the next-gen consoles...

Chainblast
Chainblast

Well done. World of Warcraft will only be out-done this year by World of Warcraft...the Burning Crusade. Get read for server hell.

DiscGuru101
DiscGuru101

I love MMO's and I got bored of wow in 2-weeks. I am stunned it keeps on ruling the PC market!!! Wow.

automaticsnake
automaticsnake

it always looks the same.... lol WoW and Sims............

smiley17O
smiley17O

who still doesnt have wow that it sells so much weekly

ustt_Toker
ustt_Toker

I cant see how a game that charges a per month fee to play it can still be the #1 selling game... Its 2 years old now and still #1... *shakes his head in disbelief

Sandman100
Sandman100

The Sims 2, and WOW holding on strong at 1,3. The Cars game will fall in the next month or so. But The Sims 2, and WOW will still be there for months to come.

krisr2005
krisr2005

WoW is still selling because of on and off price drops by companies like Gamestop. When I do my price changes in the morning , I notice that WoW goes on sell at least twice a month now, its a good strategy that gets new people buying the game. Also the fact that mulitple people will buy WoW for a single household helps a lot. I got four reserves for WoW:BC from one person for himself, his wife, and his two children. You gotta respect Blizzard and WoW for a feat like that one.

omikron_x
omikron_x

Half Life 2: Episode Two is out?

Charlie2688
Charlie2688

Cant believe they are still seeling it, I wonder if every home in the planet has one by now...

curtizio
curtizio

I never thought of that NasHHHbk. That is a very good point and it is scary to think of what it will be like whem Burning Crusade comes out! o_O

pwnr
pwnr

Dang I hate WoW

bacomonk
bacomonk

It's a good time to have Blizzard stock I guess >_>

death919
death919

Warcraft 3, Diablo 2, and Starcraft deserve to be on that list, even though they've already been out for many years. BTW, awesum WoW sales!!! :D To anyone whose thinking about getting it but is afraid of the monthly fees, don't worry, they give you a free expansion pack worth of content every couple of months in their new patches, so it's worth it! GO BUY IT!!! It's amazing. Very fun, and the people in it are a blast to play with.

NasHHHbk
NasHHHbk

x_x WoW still sells? I can only imagine the sales for Burning Crusade when it comes out...

asian_pride69
asian_pride69

got to give WoW props theyre still selling, its amazing!!

curtizio
curtizio

WoW is insane!? How the hell is WoW still selling so well? I thought all the Warcraft fans already own a copy? I guess the fans keep expanding week by week! :shock: