Weekly PC Sales Prove Space Still Sells

Digital distribution outlets Steam, Direct2Drive and Impulse have chimed in with their top PC games of the past week, offering a look at what's hot, what's not, and such.

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While it's no great surprise to see anticipated sci-fi games like Mass Effect 2 and Star Trek Online in the listings, pre-orders for Battlefield: Bad Company 2 still managed to top the Steam chart--no doubt bolstered by the pre-order multiplayer beta underway.

Also of note is the impact of discounts. Following a sale where Psychonauts was $2 on Steam, it ranked a respective 8--all the more impressive considering that Steam's list is based on revenue, not volume. Other discounted titles include Company of Heroes (Steam), Red Faction: Guerrilla (D2D) and Gratuitous Space Battles (Impulse).

Lastly, let's not forget that Steam is the only digital distribution outlet that's selling Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 PC, as the game requires a Steam install to play.

    Steam (By Revenue) - January 24 though January 30, 2010

    1. Battlefield: Bad Company 2 LE (Pre-Order) - EA DICE

    2. Mass Effect 2 - BioWare

    3. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 - Infinity Ward

    4. Mass Effect 2 Digital Deluxe Edition - BioWare

    5. Global Agenda (Pre-Order) - Hi-Rez

    6. BioShock 2 (Pre-Order) - 2K Marin / Digital Extremes

    7. Mass Effect - BioWare / Demiurge

    8. Psychonauts - Double Fine

    9. Tropico 3: Steam Special Edition - Haemimont

    10. Company of Heroes Complete - Relic

    Direct2Drive - January 24 though January 30, 2010

    1. Mass Effect 2 Digital Deluxe Edition - BioWare

    2. Star Trek Online Digital Deluxe Edition (Pre-Order)- Cryptic

    3. Mass Effect 2 - BioWare

    4. Star Trek Online (Pre-Order) - Cryptic

    5. Battlefield: Bad Company 2 LE (Pre-Order) - EA DICE

    6. Mass Effect - BioWare / Demiurge

    7. Civilization IV Complete - Firaxis

    8. Red Faction: Guerrilla - Volition

    9. Dragon Age: Origins - BioWare

    10. Aion - NCSoft

    Impulse - January 24 though January 30, 2010

    1. Sins of a Solar Empire: Entrenchment - Ironclad

    2. Gratuitous Space Battles - Positech

    3. Sins of a Solar Empire: Diplomacy (Pre-Order) - Ironclad

    4. Armada 2526 - Ntronium

    5. Sins of a Solar Empire - Ironclad

    6. Mass Effect 2 Digital Deluxe Edition - BioWare

    7. Light of Altair - SaintXi

    8. Mass Effect 2 - BioWare

    9. Sword of the Stars Ultimate - Kerberos

    10. Star Trek Online (Pre-Order) - Cryptic