PC Sales: Warhammer Online, Crysis Warhead and S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky Make Strong Debuts

By Chris Faylor, Oct 01, 2008 11:40am PDT After the flurry of new releases that flooded US retailers between September 14 and 20, sales-tracking group NPD has released its list of that week's best-selling PC games.

Three of the most high-profile games to arrive during that time--Warhammer Online, Crysis Warhead and S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky--all made the chart, with Warhammer taking up two slots courtesy of its $80 goodie-filled Collector's Edition.

  1. Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning / EA Mythic / $48 (Average)
  2. Spore / EA Maxis / $50 (Average)
  3. Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning Collector's Edition / EA Mythic / $79 (Average)
  4. Crysis Warhead / Crytek (Publisher: EA) / $28 (Average)
  5. The Sims 2 Apartment Life Expansion Pack / EA Maxis / $29 (Average)
  6. World Of Warcraft: Battle Chest / Blizzard / $35 (Average)
  7. Spore Galactic Edition / EA Maxis / $79 (Average)
  8. The Sims 2 Double Deluxe / EA Maxis / $30 (Average)
  9. S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky / GSC Game World / $39 (Average)
  10. World Of Warcraft / Blizzard / $20 (Average)

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  • Glad to see Warhead up there, are they tracking digital downloads as well? Lets hope it's enough for the 3rd Crysis to be out on PC and not next gen consoles;)

    Funny though, either people who pirate games bit the bullet and purchased a copy or...More people purchased this one based on price and low cost of hardware (4870 for about 200 will work very nice) to run it, or... The piracy protection they used was better this time around.

    I know it's a dead horse but I really think that if you make a good PC game, people are just going to buy it in numbers. Meanwile the number who pirate it will be the usual bunch of losers. Why the harsh word? Simple, if the number 1 gaming platform in the world (thats PC gaming) go's under or becomes watered down, I can thank the pirates:)