US PC game charts: September 17-23

Company of Heroes conquers the NPD top 10 this week, which sees the discounted Tiger Woods 2006 and Sim City 4 reenter the charts.

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After months of Sims 2 and World of Warcraft domination, NPD's weekly list of the top 10 PC games is seeing a consistent shakeup. The best-selling PC game in the nation during the week of September 17-23 was a relative newcomer, THQ's Company of Heroes. After debuting the week before, the World War II real-time strategy title rode a wave of critical acclaim to the top.

Company of Heroes displaced another fresh face, Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy. The LucasArts' movie-toy crossover slipped to fourth place, behind The Sims 2 Glamour Life Stuff (second) and the recently parodied World of Warcraft (third).

WOW's nemesis, the Sims 2, also made the chart, landing at number five. That was enough to best the still-popular minigame compilation Cars: Radiator Springs Adventures (sixth) and Sim City 4: Deluxe Edition, which also stayed on the chart at number seven.

Returning to the chart were Civilization IV (eighth) and Age of Empires III (ninth). Also making a comeback after a long absence was Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2006, whose new $10 average selling price was enough to get it the number-10 slot.

Dropping out of the top 10 were Company of Heroes: Collector's Edition, Warcraft III: Battlechest, and The Sims 2: Open for Business.

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Yeah go SC4! Its been out for 3 years and still sellin. :)

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its very good

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Sim City 4 has been up there for a while.

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Sim city 4, wow thats awesome its good to see simcity back up there.

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W00T GO.....GO....... COMPANY OF HEROES!!!!

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yay for COH i love that game

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CARS! And where is Guild Wars and BF2?

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World of Warcraft is still on there and the next oldes one is sims, great just great, it either means that these games just plain dominate or there aren't any games that can usurp its position. I believe its a little bit of both but the lack of competition and console gaming are definitely a factor, well, at least the PC still have games, just waiting for crysis and hopefully it'll stay for a long time.

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What the hell? PC gaming fails. Just look how old those titles are.

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The "Gaming for Windows" logo is pretty cool.

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How ironic, Manatassi! Computers are and will be everywhere so I don't think the PC gaming is going to die anytime soon. And, yes, it's good to see that CoH is #1.

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And people say that PC gaming is dead... Just look at those new AAA titles popping up all over the top 10! Oh... wait...

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I'm gonna check out CoH later on......

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interesting...

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its because the old games e.g. Simcity 4 get repacked and re-released as a budget title (possibly with new packaging etc) with a lower price. It gets a bit of marketing too (think Platinum PS2 titles) and people see it and buy it cos its cheap. Good to see CoH selling well though, great game.

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I guess there are so few people buying PC games that if a few random people on whim decide to buy a random game it will appear on the chart. Some of these games are really old. I think I am going to buy 5 copies of Wing Commander and see if it shows up next week.

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WoW is going to be on top starting from today ... and will score some new records after that southpark episode ... but iam glad CoH and Lego SW are doing okay.

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WCIII:Battlechest finally fell off the charts, wow. It had been up there a long time.

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Nice. CoH for the win.

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Sim City 4? I still have that baby installed too.

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glad to see aoe III is back

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Way to go Tiger.

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WOW is gonna be #1 again next week thanks to the South Park episode that aired last night. And that episode was hilarious. The Blizzard heads were like: "I dont have an account, do you?" "I dont either, I HAVE A LIFE" Lmaof!!!!!

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ya company of heroes is beating wow

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Anyone else surprised to see SimCity 4 on the list? I love the game but I never thought I would see it in the top 10 three years after its release. I wonder what sparked the sales.....

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CoH is a great game, even if you typically do not enjoy RTS games, download the demo and give it a whirl! And to think Dawn of War: The Dark Crusade is out next week, followed by Neverwinter Nights 2 and the Burning Crusade; it's a great time for PC gaming.

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COH Rulz * Cool *

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I am so happy to see in some time Sims 2 not at the top list. Company of Heroes is a great game.

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Simcity 4? Nice.

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Glad to see that CoH got the top spot. Amazing game.

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Glad Lego SWT made it up there; it's really a great game, but what's with "Cars" It keeps making top 10 lists.

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Better then the console list. Madden everywhere.

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It's good to see Company of Heroes doing good.. great game.

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omg what the hell is simcity 4 doing back up there?

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Wow .... so many older games are on the list ... still not a lot new, but its good for the PC ...