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Weekly PC Sales Charts No Longer Provided by NPD, Steam and Direct2Drive Continue

By Chris Faylor, Jun 22, 2009 2:28pm PDT

Research firm The NPD Group will no longer release its weekly charts of the ten best-selling PC games at United States retailers to the media, the...

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"I'm surprised to see a train simulator in the top ten. Good for them. "

- Spok see all 25 comments

Weekly PC Sales: Sims 3 Subjugates Software Sales

By Alice O'Connor, Jun 15, 2009 1:38pm PDT

Given that The Sims 3 sold over 1.4 million units at launch, it's little surprise that it topped not only the weekly PC games sales chart but...

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"The second one was incredible. I had difficulty w/ the original though. "

- Sturm08 see all 7 comments

May's 20 Top-Selling PC Games Sees Return of Fallout

By Alice O'Connor, Jun 15, 2009 10:35am PDT

Research group NPD's list of the 20 best-selling PC games in May shows mostly the usual players--Blizzard and Maxis--in their usual comfy chairs,...

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"I can't believe Empire : Total War is still in the top 5, massive kudos to Creative Assembly."

- drchocapic see all 18 comments

UFC Named the Undisputed King of May Software Sales

By Nick Breckon, Jun 11, 2009 4:04pm PDT

THQ's mixed martial arts hit UFC 2009 Undisputed reigned supreme over the North American console software charts in May. The fighting...

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"I save witty responses for the deserving. Austere01 Oh sorry I mean cakeseaters (nice new tag ..."

- NuMMnUtZ see all 39 comments

Weekly PC Sales: Now with Steam

By Chris Faylor, Jun 08, 2009 10:03am PDT

At long last, digital distribution outlet Steam has joined NPD and Direct2Drive in providing weekly sales data, providing for a wider view of the...

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"I suppose if you're willing to wait for a price drop that's cool."

- Topsiderover see all 42 comments

Weekly PC Sales: Empire Reclaimed

By Nick Breckon, May 26, 2009 11:50am PDT

Creative Assembly's Empire: Total War gained ground on the sales list in an otherwise slow week for the PC retail sector. The strategy title,...

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"...for the public, but I'm sure Valve has that data available from themselves too. Or has Steam ..."

- droveri see all 16 comments

Weekly PC Sales: Left 4 Dead Hangs On

By Chris Faylor, May 19, 2009 9:34am PDT

As with last week and the weeks before, the lack of a major PC release means that NPD's list of the best-selling PC games at US stores hasn't...

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"The SDK was just released, so there should be a decent flood of shitty custom campaigns pretty ..."

- Priest77 see all 24 comments

April NPD Sales: Wii Fit, Nintendo DS Top Slow Month

By Nick Breckon, May 14, 2009 3:53pm PDT

Lacking the monster sales of last April's Grand Theft Auto 4, the NPD charts for April 2009 mark a fairly uneventful period in North American...

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"its worse to see the PC top 20 each week. WOW & Sims for as long as I can remember. Atleast the ..."

- Dodgy see all 7 comments

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

By Chris Faylor, May 14, 2009 9:52am PDT

Sales-tracking research firm The NPD Group has once again chimed in with its monthly analysis of the United States' software market, providing us...

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"why do they need their own list? so others can pretend they are #1?"

- jarek99 see all 20 comments

Weekly PC Sales: Go Go 'Fallout Trilogy'

By Chris Faylor, May 13, 2009 8:37am PDT

If you've been paying attention to the recent sales charts, you pretty much know what to expect from NPD and its listing of the ten best-selling PC...

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"It's all those chinese gold farmers getting new accounts when the old ones get banned."

- AhmNee see all 29 comments

Weekly PC Sales: Zeno Clash Meets the Usuals

By Chris Faylor, May 04, 2009 10:20am PDT

If you saw the sales charts from last week, then you've got a pretty good idea of what to expect from the latest listings. On the retail side, NPD...

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"Congrats to them breaking into first on D2D - I'm sure the STEAM figures are up there, too. ..."

- jigstah see all 3 comments

Weekly PC Sales: Demigod Debuts Strong

By Chris Faylor, Apr 27, 2009 10:20am PDT

The software sales charts are in for the second full week of April, showing a strong debut for the piracy-ridden Demigod at US retailers, with...

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"Please don't use "best" but instead say "my favorite". I makes you sound childish when you say ..."

- OmegaRed59 see all 35 comments

Weekly PC Sales: Nancy Drew Returns with Valor

By Chris Faylor, Apr 22, 2009 8:04am PDT

It's been five months since one of Her Interactive's Nancy Drew games broke into the top ten, but the prodigal daughter has returned thanks to a...

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"Oh and I just noticed that it said $7. Probably a misreading of the game's title since it's #7 ..."

- roushimsx see all 3 comments

Grand Theft Auto DS Misses Sales Expectations

By Chris Faylor, Apr 17, 2009 8:25am PDT

While analysts had predicted that Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars would see first month sales of anywhere from 200K to 450K units, sales-tracking...

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"I know GameStop’s pushing Chinatown Wars with a contest to win a “mob boss experience” on ..."

- LeslieLu see all 63 comments

March NPD Sales: Resident Evil 5 Breaks 1.5 Million, Pokemon Platinum and Halo Wars Debut Strong

By Chris Faylor, Apr 16, 2009 3:35pm PDT

Offering a glimpse into the fascinating world of game sales, research group NPD has released its take on the software and hardware sales in the US...

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"Well good for them. I just beat RE5 tonight as a matter of fact. I went to my next door ..."

- k1ld0r see all 28 comments