US PC Game Charts: September 3-9

Top three spots remain unchanged from last week; remainder of list sees big turnover as older games return to chart.

It has been months since a game not named World of Warcraft has topped the PC sales charts for consecutive weeks. And as longtime PC charts trackers might have guessed, the other game capable of being king of the hill for any stretch of time was part of Electronic Arts' consistently selling Sims series.

Just like it did the week before, The Sims 2: Glamour Life Stuff sold the most retail copies of any PC game in the US for the week of September 3-9. The second and third games on the list also stayed put for the week, with World of Warcraft and The Sims 2 following Glamour Life Stuff in that order.

However, after the top three spots, things stopped looking familiar. Cars: Radiator Springs Adventure, Starcraft Battle Chest, Madden NFL 07, Nancy Drew: Danger by Design, and The Sims 2: Family Fun Stuff all dropped out of the top 10. Outside of the top three games, only Roller Coaster Tycoon 3: Gold and The Sims 2: Open for Business managed to stay in the top 10.

Returning to the top of the charts after sabbaticals were Star Wars: Empire at War, Half-Life 2: Episode 1, and a trio of titles from Take-Two Interactive: Civilization IV, its Warlord expansion pack, and The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. The Sims 2: Glamour Life Stuff may have a difficult time retaining the top spot for a third straight week, as it will have to outsell a handful of anticipated new releases, including THQ's Company of Heroes and Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy.

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37 comments
mike360gl
mike360gl

hey do u know why oblivion isnt at number 1? its because no ones computer can run it good...lol they should just get a 360...

swat666
swat666

c poche sims c qui lé poche qui vote pour ca

StarvingPoet
StarvingPoet

I just find it highly respectable that Civilization IV has two spots on the list. Thumbs up to Sid Meier for knowing how to build and improve upon his series rather than just pumping out a new series with better graphics. Here's waiting for Will Wright to do the same.

_Sam_
_Sam_

I thought WOW would be #1 again

Halo-Xboxfreak
Halo-Xboxfreak

Ok i know(some) people like the Sims (not me) but why are three of them on the list??? GLAMOUR LIFE SIMS AS NUMBER 1?!OVER OBLIVION!?!?!?!? ok heres a poll for future reviewers...how many of you have played GLS and liked it better the Oblivion, and how many of you liked oblivion better.(And reviewers that hate oblivion because their computer won't run it or there was a glitch on it don't really count) you can also compare Sims to any other game up there. i don't really care :)

The1stFishBone
The1stFishBone

what the hell are these sims expansions i cant believe anyone actually buys them

Monstromo
Monstromo

The Sims is like choking the life out of the PC gaming market. Will all the people with low end computers with no CPU/GPU/Motherboard chipset worth a damn hurry up and up grade! When they do, we will finally see the market expand with more creativity.

Monstromo
Monstromo

Okay, what is the list without the Sims.

Pirson
Pirson

People complain that the sims is still on there. Its on there cause its a good game. Alot of people have it and are involved with it. It should actually be more recognized by people as a very huge and popular game.

Travis281
Travis281

Just wait until Sims2 Pets comes out, it'll be on top of the charts all over the place.

i_like_evil
i_like_evil

For god's sake! Some people have really come out with some real crap here. The votes aren't rigged at all. These games are POPULAR. Yeah, that's P-O-P-U-L-A-R. I'm a big fan of The Sims 2. So are many, many, many, many, many other people. Sit down with it and you'll see why. This game is phenomenaly popular. When gamers have the chance to expand it with cool new stuff, they will do just that. Now I couldn't give two ****'s to WOW but I know it is popular and acknowlege that. So should you. Of course you don't have to like it! But just because you don't does not mean it is bad and that everyone feels the same way and that this is all rigged. These games are POPULAR. Acknowledge it or be a menace to sociality.

LordAndrew
LordAndrew

Is anyone willing to innovate and knock The Sims and WoW out? Anyone at all?

death919
death919

@ VegetaMaelstrom: LOL, you said The Usual Suspects. :D That's the name of the WoW guild I'm in! :D Anyways, Warcraft 3 and Diablo 2 should be on that list also! Those games are such ownage. :)

slickr
slickr

WTF, everytime i see the new charts it's like seing the previous charts. WOW and sims 2 same old winers will they ever stop selling so much, at least lets see them in 9 and 10 position!

GeigerdolylWodd
GeigerdolylWodd

Coelah Who the hell is buying all these Sims games? It has to be the worst franchise ever and the masses just eat it up. Now I know how Britney Spears became famous. Girls and guys who love to customize. The customization is so addictive.

strategyking92
strategyking92

medival total war will be #1 first 5 weeks what do ya bet?

nintendorocks
nintendorocks

The Sims 2 and World of Warcraft.....same old, same old

Im_JUst_HERe
Im_JUst_HERe

this really is unbelievable, how is it possible for WOW and the Sims to sell like that? im not even kidding it HAS to be rigged somehow.. but i guess it was good to see some REAL games on the chart like oblivion and Civ. IV, oblivion, half life and especially having EAW in 4th spot :D

fordies
fordies

ROFL 3 sims games i thought you were supposed to have good taste across the pound. Surely by now everyone has a copy of wow its been at the top or very close to the top for ages now i bet they have family buying 10 copies each.

Coelah
Coelah

Who the hell is buying all these Sims games? It has to be the worst franchise ever and the masses just eat it up. Now I know how Britney Spears became famous.

VegetaMaelstrom
VegetaMaelstrom

curtizio, thats what I thought months ago but I came up with a theory that WOW must be installed on all new computers. It's the only thing that makes sense to me as to how it can stay at or near the top for so many months.

curtizio
curtizio

kholdstareo, have you ever played The Sims?

curtizio
curtizio

Vegeta, WOW should probably not be in first. I do not know how many more copies they will sell... Now all they sell to people is their second copy... Who doesn't own that game yet? Me

curtizio
curtizio

Wow! I can't find RCT anywhere! I want it so badly!

tyler2010
tyler2010

THe Sims is getting out of hand....

thisisasignin
thisisasignin

I wonder why the sims are so popular again all of a sudden

Charlie2688
Charlie2688

Ok the Sims MUST be stopped...no matter how many men we loose WE MUST STOP THE SIMS!!!!!!!

VegetaMaelstrom
VegetaMaelstrom

I see the usual suspects are back again for another week with the exception of Nancy Drew. WOW still isn't back to the number one spot? The world must be coming to an end any day now. It's nice to see Oblivion back up there although I can't imagine why it shot up the charts so suddenly. It must have been another slow selling week for PC games.