US PC Game charts: October 8-14

World of Warcraft wins again as Dark Crusade and Desperate Housewives debut strong.

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When Buena Vista Games announced that it was releasing a PC game based on Desperate Housewives, the title instantly became the subject of widespread derision. However, according to the latest list of top-selling PC games, the publisher may be having the last laugh. According to industry research firm The NPD Group, Desperate Housewives was the sixth most popular PC game in the US during the week of October 8-14, besting both Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy (seventh) and Age of Empires III (ninth).

Desperate Housewives wasn't the only new game on the chart. The top debut of the week was the Dark Crusade expansion pack for Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War. The M-rated add-on, which will apparently be the first of several expansions for the THQ game, debuted in second place, just behind perennial favorite World of Warcraft. Once again, Blizzard Entertainment's massively multiplayer online role-playing game was the top title in the land, its sales still robust despite being nearly two years on the market.

WOW wasn't the only returnee in the PC top 10 during the week. The Sims 2: Glamour Life Stuff expansion pack landed in third, ahead of Company of Heroes (fourth) and the original Sims 2 (fifth). Thanks to a reduced average retail price of $15, Quake 4 reentered the chart in 10th place, below newcomer Reel Deal Slots Mystic Forest (eighth).

Falling out of the chart this week were Caesar IV, SimCity 4: Deluxe Edition, Guild Wars Factions, Cars: Radiator Springs Adventure, and Warcraft III: Battlechest.

Discussion

40 comments
Lonelynight
Lonelynight

Warhammer 40k Dawn of War - Dark Crusade rocks

_Sam_
_Sam_

I like most of those games a lot

VicMackey
VicMackey

Honestly, I'd rather see Desperate Housewives atop this list than WOW for the millionth week in a row.

Shuzen
Shuzen

sim sims all the way ^__^

Lyten
Lyten

TintedChimes wrote hurry up and come out with CC3, supreme commander, crysis, and well..that's all I can think of because this is a sad bunch of games oh and come out with STARCRAFT 2! Reply: Warhammer 40k, company of heroes, age of empire 3, and quake 4 isn't a bad list. I bet you haven't even played the full games of these. Personally i think half of the list is more than exceptional

Berem
Berem

No Battlefield 2142 ?!?!

chrisdojo
chrisdojo

wonder if the 60 day game cards are included in WoW game sales.....

TintedChimes
TintedChimes

hurry up and come out with CC3, supreme commander, crysis, and well..that's all I can think of because this is a sad bunch of games oh and come out with STARCRAFT 2!

Talgrath
Talgrath

Would've thought that Dark Crusade would've picked up the #1 slot, it was sold out all over town except at Best Buy (who had just gotten a new shipment in).

Chubbums
Chubbums

LOL! Yeah mhder, next thing you know games will have a date printed on them with the words "best played by" above them. I went on the F.E.A.R. article and posted "Have fun with a year old PC game. I'll be playing the expansion." and it got so many people riled up which was my intention. But if a person can't play a game at the time it's released what's so wrong about them playing later down the road. I played and beat the original Silent Hill this summer, that game was released about 7 years ago.

mhder
mhder

evolutionex What is wrong with people, Quake4 and WoW? they might as well buy Pong and Wolf3D before they sell out! --- It is new people buying these games you know. I haven't had a chance to play those games and I might pick it up by christmas. If you've never played it, is it wrong to buy it now? Does everything have to be bought on the day of the release? But then again, with all the whiners I see about game delays and release dates on these forums, it almost seems we're dealing with perishables and not video games.

TMGiovanella
TMGiovanella

Desperate Housewives the game lol. This is a clear sign that PC gaming has gone away. All the good PC games go to consoles anyway.

timts
timts

wow cut the price in half, no wonder it's No1 again

cjcr_alexandru
cjcr_alexandru

WoW #1... Nothing new. But Desperate Housewives... I don't know. It's not my kind of game. And only 2 Sims 2 games... finally.

nick1500
nick1500

nuthin to say but why desperate housewives. Off all the things in the world desperate housewives. I am going to go kill myself.

evolutionex
evolutionex

What is wrong with people, Quake4 and WoW? they might as well buy Pong and Wolf3D before they sell out!

blacktorn
blacktorn

WoW at No.1 again...what a surprize.Hasn't everyone already bought the game,where do these sales keep coming from!?!

the_real_VIP
the_real_VIP

For anyone who doesn't know, the midterm period just passed. All those midterm University exams drove me crazy.

SpearX
SpearX

what a surprise... WoW in #1.... **yawn**

faizali86
faizali86

wow i thought americans had better taste than brits*cars: the game*:lol:

saris340
saris340

what a dismal lot of games

benboz
benboz

Desperate Housewives sounds crap to me. Like who would make a game like that? Gees, there is some weirdos in the gaming industry.

radiocreed
radiocreed

Desperate Housewives, THE GAME? What the hell is wrong with people.

bigmit37
bigmit37

Reel deal slots??? And quake 4??? It must have been a bad week for PC sales.

Coelah
Coelah

Quake 4? How did that get on there?

blackthegame
blackthegame

i thougt warhammer 40000 was going to be first.

byge
byge

What kind of idiot would buy desperate housewives lol. Oh wait maybe its all those women who bought the sims.

Kayrod29
Kayrod29

Company of Heroes rules!

TryMe01
TryMe01

Desperate Housewives: The Game i hope there are side missions to this, lol :P

the_real_VIP
the_real_VIP

Desperate Housewives: The Game... the hell your gonna do except one thing with Eva Longoria's character?

Chubbums
Chubbums

Stupid show = Stupid game

Charlie2688
Charlie2688

I think I am about to puke.... hold on Quake 4? YAY!