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

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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, slightly rearranged.

Spore climbs five places following a $10 price cut, while StarCraft 2's imminent beta no doubt plays a hand in the StarCraft Battle Chest's rise of two spots. Outsiders Left 4 Dead and Empire: Total War manage to retain their lofty positions from last month.

Fallout, Fallout 2 and Fallout Tactics make a welcome and notable comeback in the $20 Fallout Trilogy pack. Fellow RPG Oblivion also returns in Game of the Year form at 17.

  1. World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King / Blizzard / $39
  2. The Sims 2 Double Deluxe / EA Maxis / $20
  3. World of Warcraft Battle Chest / Blizzard / $38
  4. World of Warcraft / Blizzard / $20
  5. Empire: Total War / Creative Assembly / $43
  6. Spore / EA Maxis / $40
  7. Left 4 Dead / Valve / $30
  8. The Sims 2 Apartment Life Exp. Pack / EA Maxis / $20
  9. Fallout Trilogy / Black Isle Studios & Micro Forte / $20
  10. StarCraft: Battle Chest / Blizzard / $20
  11. World of Warcraft: Burning Crusade Expansion Pack / Blizzard / $30
  12. Demigod / Gas Powered Games / $39
  13. Real Deal Slots Adventure / Phantom EFX / $20
  14. The SimCity Box (SimCity Societies, SimCity 4, Sims SnapCity) / EA / $20
  15. Fallout 3 / Bethesda / $48
  16. Diablo Battle Chest / Blizzard / $40
  17. Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Game of the Year Edition / Bethesda / $20
  18. Warcraft III Battle Chest / Blizzard / $40
  19. Warhammer 40K: Dawn of War II / Relic / $49
  20. Company of Heroes: Tales of Valor / Relic / $30
From The Chatty
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    June 15, 2009 10:40 AM

    Ok , no offence on anyone who likes WoW , but every bloody week its WoW can we not include it in the list? lol

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      June 15, 2009 10:51 AM

      kinda like how the xbox 360 is the best selling console except for the fact that the wii is?

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      June 15, 2009 10:53 AM

      an honorary member?

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      June 15, 2009 11:03 AM

      But then it would just be a Sims game instead every week.

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        June 15, 2009 11:10 AM

        Pretty much this, until something either breaks those particular demographics it's not going to change much.

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      June 15, 2009 11:10 AM

      But i would rather see different games get on the list =) i check this site every day and whenever its the week stats for games its.... never guess what... WORLD OF WARCRAFT! LOL XD

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        June 15, 2009 11:22 AM

        Why would you want shacknews to lie and say some other game is the top selling game. Sounds counter intuitive to have a Top Selling games but then exclude the top selling games.

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      June 15, 2009 11:20 AM

      I don't get it either. What is the number of units sold in a month to be number 1 on this chart each week, just to put this into perspective? How many copies of the xpac are they selling each month?

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      June 15, 2009 11:46 AM

      not counting that this is a month old on data? It'll change here in a few weeks when they finally get around to sims3 launch week. The big thing is that there isn't a lot of big titles for the pc. I would say infamous before sims3, but thats console, not pc. I doubt ghostbusters pc will hit the top because it isn't as good as the console versions.

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