Weekly PC Sales: Grand Theft Auto 4 PC Disappears; Left 4 Dead, Call of Duty Gain Ground

Sales-tracking firm NPD has issued its latest take on PC software sales at United States retailers, charting the ten best-selling games from December 7-13, 2008.

Following its debut at #7 last week, the PC release of Grand Theft Auto IV has dropped out of the top ten. Both Call of Duty: World at War and Left 4 Dead have moved up the chart, while Lich King, Spore, Fallout 3 and some others clung to their previous spots.

  1. World Of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King / Blizzard / $39 (Average)
  2. Spore / EA Maxis / $47 (Average)
  3. Call Of Duty: World At War / Treyarch / $46 (Average)
  4. Left 4 Dead / Valve / $43 (Average)
  5. Fallout 3 / Bethesda / $43 (Average)
  6. The Sims 2 Double Deluxe / EA Maxis / $20 (Average)
  7. The Sims 2 Apartment Life Exp. Pack / EA Maxis / $17 (Average)
  8. Bejewled Twist / PopCap / $17 (Average)
  9. World Of Warcraft Battle Chest / Blizzard / $34 (Average)
  10. The Sims 2 Mansion & Garden Stuff Exp. / EA Maxis / $18 (Average)

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

From The Chatty
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    December 22, 2008 10:30 AM

    how is Left4Dead $43 average? That means you'd have to be able to find it somewhere for $30, since console is $60 and pc is $50.

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      December 22, 2008 10:33 AM

      Why would the PC sales chart include console prices in the average?

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        December 22, 2008 10:47 AM

        ah, overlooked that. Still $30 is a fantastic deal for this game.

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      December 22, 2008 10:36 AM

      I believe amazon was selling the PC version for $30

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        December 22, 2008 3:02 PM

        I got it for $19.99 on black friday from them.

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          December 22, 2008 3:24 PM

          I blame *YOU* for my not having obtained it at $20!

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      December 22, 2008 11:24 AM

      I think i paid $45 for in, and in retrospect that's a little much for a game that only offers 4 levels and 3 weapons. Even though I played some 30+ hours of it, I feel like there should have been at least one more level and another weapon (how about a 357 Magnum?)

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        December 22, 2008 11:44 AM

        not meaning to be a dick but, were we playing the same game?

        L4D has 20 levels (well, 20 maps, 4 scenarios with 5 maps a piece)
        and it also has 9 weapons which are :

        dual pistols
        pump shotgun
        Hunting Rifle
        Pipe Bomb

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        December 22, 2008 1:53 PM

        Do you honestly judge a game by how many 'weapons' it has? Did Mario Galaxy slip past you because he didn't have any 'weapons'?

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      December 23, 2008 12:30 PM

      I paid $50 for this $30 game (Steam purchase). It's awesome and I get a lot of play out of Versus, but it's really a $30 game content-wise. It's slightly disappointing we're still waiting for them to release the SDK and the other two campaigns (Death Toll and Dear Air) for Versus mode though.
      At least we can mostly play them via the Custom shackserver someone is kind enough to host. The hardest part is generally getting them started since they're not in the Vote options. I think it requires an admin because a simple callvote changecampaign (or whatever it is) -mapname- in the console doesn't work.
      So when there's someone present who knows how to do it, it works. The rest of the time the server is just another regular server rotating the overplayed No Mercy and Blood Harvest maps.
      I'm glad it's selling so well, as it is a very fun if simplistic game. Just about perfect for when you have a free hour or so to run through a Versus campaign.

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