US PC Charts Apr. 19-25: Lich King tops Sims 2 Double Deluxe
Blizzard's second expansion for juggernaut MMOG continues reign as NPD's weekly recap sees no big movers.
It wasn't a particularly exciting week in the realm of PC sales, given that every game that appeared in the NPD Group's sales recap for the week of April 12-18 reprised its performance for the week of April 19-25. However, some small shuffling did occur during the week, though front-runners World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King and The Sims 2 Double Deluxe retained their hold of the top seats.
Both Lich King and third-place finisher World of Warcraft: Battle Chest saw significant price discounting during the week, with NPD reporting an average sale price for the two games down about $7 to $31 and $32, respectively. Left 4 Dead held firm at its $29 price point, placing fourth. Empire: Total War, Demigod and Company of Heroes: Tales of Valor slotted into the fifth, sixth, and seventh slots, respectively.
Blizzard Entertainment's stand-alone World of Warcraft once again joined EA's Spore and The Sims 2 Apartment Life at the bottom of the NPD Group's chart for the week.
Week of April 19-25, 2009*
TITLE - PUBLISHER - AVERAGE PRICE
1) World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King (PC) - Activision Blizzard - $31
2) The Sims 2 Double Deluxe (PC) - EA - $20
3) World of Warcraft: Battle Chest (PC) - Activision Blizzard - $32
4) Left 4 Dead (PC) - EA - $29
5) Empire: Total War (PC) - Sega - $50
6) Demigod (PC) - Stardock - $39
7) Company of Heroes: Tales of Valor (PC) - THQ - $29
8) World of Warcraft (PC) - Activision Blizzard - $20
9) Spore (PC) - EA - $47
10) The Sims 2 Apartment Life (PC) - EA - $20
* The above chart reflects the NPD Group's sales data drawn from a cross-sampling of retailers nationwide. Therefore, it does not include game sales through nontraditional channels such as digital distribution.
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