NPD's Top Selling PC Games List Reveals a 35% Chance of Blizzard in April

Sales-tracking research firm The NPD Group has once again chimed in with its monthly analysis of the United States' software market, providing us with a list of the 20 best-selling PC games at traditional US retailers during April 2009.

The Warcraft III Battle Chest joined the six Blizzard games that were already on March's list, meaning that Blizzard served up 35% of the top 20--more than any other studio--all by itself. World of Warcraft's Lich King expansion regained the top spot from Creative Assembly's Empire: Total War, and Relic's Dawn of War II dropped from #4 to #15.

Also of interest is the sudden appearance of Illusion Softworks' 2003 shooter Hidden & Dangerous 2 at #20. I'm sure the $5 price helped, but that's certainly an odd revival.

  1. World Of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King / Blizzard / $35
  2. The Sims 2 Double Deluxe / EA Maxis / $20
  3. World Of Warcraft Battle Chest / Blizzard / $36
  4. Company of Heroes: Tales of Valor / Relic / $29
  5. Empire: Total War / Creative Assembly / $48
  6. World Of Warcraft / Blizzard / $20
  7. Left 4 Dead / Valve / $30
  8. Demigod / Gas Powered Games / $39
  9. Diablo Battle Chest / Blizzard / $39
  10. The Sims 2 Apartment Life Exp. Pack / EA Maxis / $20
  11. Spore / EA Maxis / $49
  12. Warcraft III Battle Chest / Blizzard / $38
  13. StarCraft Battle Chest / Blizzard / $18
  14. World Of Warcraft: Burning Crusade Expansion Pack / Blizzard / $28
  15. Warhammer 40K: Dawn of War II / Relic / $49
  16. The SimCity Box (SimCity Societies, SimCity 4, Sims SnapCity) / EA / $20
  17. Bejeweled Twist / PopCap Games / $16
  18. Fallout 3 / Bethesda / $49
  19. The Sims 2 Pets Exp. Pack / EA Maxis / $20
  20. Hidden & Dangerous 2 / Illusion Softworks / $5