Weekly PC Sales: The Lich King Reclaims Its Throne, Left 4 Dead Rises and Call of Duty Falls

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The latest PC sales figures from marketing research firm NPD Group are in, showing the ten most popular games at United States retailers from January 4-10, 2009.

After being dethroned by The Sims 2 Double Deluxe last week, World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King reassumed the top spot. Meanwhile, Left 4 Dead rose from #7 to #3, Call of Duty and Fallout 3 dropped a few spots, and Red Alert 3 reappeared, probably because of a lower price: $29 instead of the $49 it sold for across December.

  1. World Of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King / Blizzard / $32 (Average)
  2. The Sims 2 Double Deluxe / EA Maxis / $19 (Average)
  3. Left 4 Dead / Valve / $41 (Average)
  4. Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 / EA LA / $28 (Average)
  5. Spore / EA Maxis / $49 (Average)
  6. World Of Warcraft Battle Chest / Blizzard / $38 (Average)
  7. The Sims 2 Apartment Life Exp. Pack / EA Maxis / $19 (Average)
  8. World Of Warcraft / Blizzard / $20 (Average)
  9. Fallout 3 / Bethesda / $49 (Average)
  10. Call Of Duty: World At War / Treyarch / $50 (Average)
From The Chatty
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    January 19, 2009 9:25 AM

    Good to see a good team like Valve in the top with a great game..

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      January 19, 2009 9:46 AM

      I'm guessing last week's patch played at least some part in Left 4 Dead's rise in weekly figures :)

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        January 19, 2009 12:31 PM

        Not really, it was hardly epic by Valve's standards.

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      January 19, 2009 9:58 AM

      Ditto for Bethesda. A lot of great games don't make the money they should. Glad to see this isn't the case with fallout.

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      January 19, 2009 10:16 AM

      And this is just boxed copies... I bet they make most of their sales through Steam (at a higher profit margin).

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