Weekly PC Sales Illustrate Strength of Bonuses, Discounts and Exclusivity

By Chris Faylor, Feb 11, 2010 12:20pm PST The latest charts from PC outlets Steam, Direct2Drive and Impulse are in, once again speaking to the strength of exclusive offerings, pre-order bonuses and discounts.

No doubt propelled by the currently underway pre-order multiplayer beta, Battlefield: Bad Company 2 pre-orders once again topped the Steam charts, with bonus-filled Digital Deluxe Editions of Mass Effect 2 and Star Trek Online on all three charts.

Unsurprisingly, several games that were on sale across the past week--in particular Titan Quest Gold, Red Faction: Guerrilla and Majesty--also climbed the charts.

It's also worth noting that each chart has at least one game exclusive to the outlet, such as Modern Warfare 2 (Steam), Stargate Resistance (D2D) and Sins (Impulse).

    Steam (By Revenue) - January 31 through February 6, 2010
    1. Battlefield: Bad Company 2 LE (Pre-Order) - EA DICE
    2. *Global Agenda - Hi-Rez Studios
    3. Mass Effect 2 - BioWare
    4. *Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 - Infinity Ward
    5. *Aliens vs. Predator (Pre-Order) - Rebellion
    6. Mass Effect 2 Digital Deluxe Edition - BioWare
    7. Titan Quest Gold - Iron Lore
    8. *Left 4 Dead 2 - Valve
    9. Star Trek Online Digital Deluxe Edition - Cryptic
    10. Mass Effect - BioWare / Demiurge

    Direct2Drive - January 31 through February 6, 2010
    1. Star Trek Online Digital Deluxe Edition - Cryptic
    2. Star Trek Online - Cryptic
    3. Battlefield: Bad Company 2 LE (Pre-Order) - EA DICE
    4. Mass Effect 2 - BioWare
    5. Mass Effect 2 Digital Deluxe Edition - BioWare
    6. BioShock 2 (Pre-Order) - 2K Marin
    7. *Stargate Resistance (Pre-Order) - FireSky
    8. Mass Effect - BioWare / Demiurge
    9. Civilization 4 Complete - Firaxis
    10. Red Faction: Guerrilla - Volition

    Impulse - January 31 through February 6, 2010
    1. *Sins of a Solar Empire: Diplomacy (Pre-Order) - Ironclad
    2. *Demigod - Gas Powered Games
    3. *Sins of a Solar Empire: Entrenchment - Ironclad
    4. Star Trek Online Digital Deluxe Edition - Cryptic
    5. Star Trek Online - Cryptic
    6. *Sins of a Solar Empire Trinity Pack - Ironclad
    7. Majesty Bundle - Paradox
    8. *GalCiv II: Ultimate Edition - Stardock
    9. Mass Effect 2 Digital Deluxe Edition - BioWare
    10. *Sins of a Solar Empire - Ironclad

    * Denotes a title that's exclusive to the digital distribution outlet

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