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Weekly PC Sales: WoW Slays Black Friday

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Sales-tracking group NPD today released its tally of the best-selling PC games at US retailers between November 23-29--a week that concluded with Black Friday and its traditional onslaught of low-priced bargains and holiday shopping.

  1. World Of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King / Blizzard / $38 (Average)

  2. The Sims 2 Double Deluxe / EA Maxis / $14 (Average)

  3. Spore / EA Maxis / $47 (Average)

  4. BioShock / 2K Boston, Australia / $11 (Average)

  5. The Sims 2 Deluxe / EA Maxis / $6 (Average)

  6. Left 4 Dead / Valve / $46 (Average)

  7. Call Of Duty: World At War / Treyarch / $50 (Average)

  8. Assassin's Creed / Ubisoft Montreal / $11 (Average)

  9. World Of Warcraft: Battle Chest / Blizzard / $25 (Average)

  10. The Sims 2 Apartment Life / EA Maxis / $20 (Average)

Chris Faylor was previously a games journalist creating content at Shacknews.

From The Chatty
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    December 10, 2008 8:10 AM

    3 of the top 10 selling games are The Sims? PC gaming isn't dying, it's just retarded.

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      December 10, 2008 8:19 AM

      Such anti sim bias here on the shack. Tsk tsk
      It's a fun game and series to some(myself included). Why does it bother you?

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        December 10, 2008 8:54 AM

        I agree. They're good games and I play them from time to time. I usually do weekend stints where I play the shit out of them and then forget them for a while. Kinda like I do with Civ games.

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        December 10, 2008 9:06 AM

        I just don't like how EA is milking the game with a lot of crapstuff packs. There's a damn new one every few months.

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          December 10, 2008 10:32 AM

          You can take or leave stuff packs. The expansion though add so much game play that they are often seperate games at times and with the money they charge.

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      December 10, 2008 8:20 AM

      Um, have you been offline the last 10 years?

      Sims is big. It's simple, it's fun, and it doesn't require a beast of a machine.

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      December 10, 2008 8:25 AM

      I have a special grudge for the sims. Not only is it dress-up-dolly online, but EA repurposed my Earth & Beyond servers after they sunsetted it to the sims online.

      Oh yeah, I'm still bitter, EA. Fuck you for that.

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        December 10, 2008 3:07 PM

        You blame Earth and Beyond's demise on...Sims Online? You are dumb.

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        December 10, 2008 11:17 PM

        Yeah fuck you The_Archon

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      December 10, 2008 10:12 AM

      The top selling console games; Wii Sports, Wii Fit, COD:WaW, Mario Kart Wii, and Wii Play. You were saying...

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      December 10, 2008 2:33 PM

      Surely everyone who wants a copy of the Sims owns it by now - how can I stay in the Top 10 for so long? I've got nothing against it, its a fun game, but seriously? Would be interesting to work out just how many copies of it have sold over the years - seems as though it would be 2 for everyone person in the US practically!

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        December 10, 2008 2:57 PM

        They annouced they sold 100 million copies a few months back.

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        December 10, 2008 3:08 PM

        Sims games don't appeal to the traditional gaming consumer. Much like the Wii now, Sims enjoys its success largely because it doesn't compete with Halo. It satisfies customers who dont care about Madden or Call of Duty.

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