NPD: The Top 20 PC Games of October

Marketing research group NPD has released a list of the top 20 best-selling PC titles over the month of October.

Bethesda's Fallout 3 lead the pack, capturing both the first and eight spots. EA Maxis' Spore continued its strong performance with a second place showing, while newcomer Far Cry 2 settled in behind Nancy Drew.

Mythic's Warhammer Online squeaked in just above the World of Warcraft Battle Chest at fifth position, though Blizzard's MMO also took two other spots with separate SKUs.

The top 20 PC games of October follow:

  1. Fallout 3 / Bethesda Softworks / $49 (Average)
  2. Spore / EA Maxis / $49 (Average)
  3. Nancy Drew: The Haunting of Castle Malloy / Her Interactive / $18 (Average)
  4. Far Cry 2 / Ubisoft Montreal / $50 (Average)
  5. Warhammer Online: Age Of Reckoning / EA Mythic / $49 (Average)
  6. World Of Warcraft: Battle Chest / Blizzard Entertainment / $38 (Average)
  7. The Sims 2 Apartment Life Expansion Pack / EA Maxis / $26 (Average)
  8. Fallout 3 Collectors Ed / Bethesda Softworks / $79 (Average)
  9. The Sims 2 Double Deluxe / EA Maxis / $25 (Average)
  10. Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 / EA Los Angeles / $48 (Average)
  11. World Of Warcraft / Blizzard Entertainment / $20 (Average)
  12. Civilization IV: Colonization / Firaxis / $29 (Average)
  13. World Of Warcraft: Burning Crusade / Blizzard Entertainment / $29 (Average)
  14. Crysis: Warhead / Crytek / $30 (Average)
  15. Brothers In Arms: Hell's Highway / Gearbox Software / $49 (Average)
  16. Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 Premier Ed / EA Los Angeles / $65 (Average)
  17. Dead Space / EA Redwood Shores / $49 (Average)
  18. Spore Creature Creator / Spore Creature Creator / $10 (Average)
  19. Civilization IV / Firaxis / $24 (Average)
  20. The Sims 2 FreeTime Expansion Pack / EA Maxis / $25 (Average)