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.

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Warhammer 40k Dawn of War - Dark Crusade rocks

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I like most of those games a lot

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why are quake 4 not on higher rank?

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

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sim sims all the way ^__^

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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

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No EAW or SW Galaxies?

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No Battlefield 2142 ?!?!

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

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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!

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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).

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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.

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WoW wow ! lol!

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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.

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i loved this game

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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.

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

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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.

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

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

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

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

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Must've been a slow week.

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

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

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what a dismal lot of games

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

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

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Desperate houseswives.....?!!!! OMG

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Go WoW

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

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Quake 4?? wtf WoW for life!

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Quake 4? How did that get on there?

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i thougt warhammer 40000 was going to be first.

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

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Company of Heroes rules!

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

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

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Stupid show = Stupid game

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

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