Weekly PC Sales See Left 4 Dead, MMOs Reign

by Chris Faylor, Aug 25, 2009 8:26am PDT

September's forthcoming assault of massively multiplayer games continues to dominate the sales charts, as pre-orders for Aion appear on both Steam and Direct2Drive's listings, with Direct2Drive also seeing Champions Online and Fallen Earth rank highly.

The respective figures for each digital distribution outlet follow below:

Steam's Top Ten (by Revenue) (8/16 - 8/22)

  1. Left 4 Dead / Valve

  2. Aion Collector's Edition (pre-order) / NCsoft

  3. Counter-Strike: Source / Valve

  4. Killing Floor / Tripwire

  5. Team Fortress 2 / Valve

  6. Fallout Collection (F1, F2, Fallout Tactics)

  7. The Orange Box / Valve

  8. Hearts Of Iron III / Paradox Interactive

  9. Valve Complete Pack / Valve

  10. Osmos / Hemisphere Games

Direct2Drive's Top Ten (8/16 - 8/22)

  1. Champions Online (pre-order) / Cryptic

  2. Fallen Earth (pre-order) / Fallen Earth, Icarus Studios

  3. Aion Collector's Edition (pre-order) / NCSoft

  4. Rise of Flight / neoqb

  5. Civilization 4: The Complete Edition / Firaxis

  6. The Sims 3 / The Sims Studio

  7. Fallout 3 / Bethesda Softworks

  8. Hearts of Iron III with Sprite Packs Bundle / Paradox Interactive

  9. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare / Infinity Ward

  10. Neverwinter Nights 2 Complete Bundle / Obsidian


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  • Pre-ordered Champions. It was fun in Beta, although I didn't get a chance to see how they treat end-game content, which is of course crucial. There was some complaining that the level of exp granted by mobs and quests had been throttled back too far, but other than that I enjoyed it and didn't really notice the difference in the short time I got to play.

    I do think the voiceovers could be less cheesy. There's a fine line between homage and mockery of a medium, and some of the monologues that occasionally pop up stray into unintentional parody. Case in point: The intro sequence with the cop, I would guess, talking about the alien invaders. I gotta tell you, I live right outside NYC, and nobody talks like that anymore. It's even weirder because the guy's vocabulary and choice of words are completely off-key with his hard-bitten Brooklyn-of-40-years-ago accent. Needs work.

    Rest of the game is fun.