PC Sales: Aion, Left 4 Dead 2 Top the Charts

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NCsoft's fantasy MMO Aion was the biggest PC seller at retail in September, according to NPD's new data for the month. EA Maxis' The Sims 3 and Cryptic's superhero MMO Champions Online rounded out the top three. On the order of more recent sales data, Left 4 Dead 2 captured the top spot on the Steam sales list last week, edging out Gearbox's just-released Borderlands and BioWare's upcoming RPG Dragon Age: Origins. Check out both charts below.

NPD US retail sales for the month of September:

  1. Aion
  2. The Sims 3
  3. Champions Online
  4. World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King
  5. Aion Collector's Edition
  6. Mumbo Jumbo Assortment
  7. The Sims 2 Double Deluxe
  8. World of Warcraft: Battle Chest
  9. Real Deal Slots Treasures of the Far East
  10. World of Warcraft
  11. Spore
  12. Grand Theft Auto IV
  13. Starcraft: Battle Chest
  14. Zuma's Revenge
  15. World of Warcraft: Burning Crusade Expansion Pack
  16. Batman: Arkham Asylum
  17. Reel Deal Slots Adventure
  18. Nancy Drew: Ransom of the Seven Ships
  19. Civilization IV: Complete Edition
  20. The Sims 2 University Life Collection
Steam sales for the week of 10/11-10/17:
  1. Left 4 Dead 2
  2. Borderlands
  3. Dragon Age: Origins
  4. Dragon Age: Origins Deluxe Edition
  5. Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising
  6. Sid Meier's Civilization IV: The Complete Edition
  7. Aion
  8. Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II
  9. Saints Row 2
  10. Cities XL Limited Edition
  11. Left 4 Dead
  12. Counter-Strike: Source
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    October 20, 2009 2:59 PM

    How is Aion still in the charts? I haven't heard a peep about it after it launched.

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      October 20, 2009 3:00 PM

      Game's great! I love it!

      See...now you've heard a peep.

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      October 20, 2009 3:02 PM

      It's not. This was for September.

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      October 20, 2009 3:06 PM

      mmo players have their own forums to chat in

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      October 20, 2009 3:11 PM

      its called buyer's/sheep remorse :)

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      October 20, 2009 3:14 PM

      You don't have to sell a lot to top the pc charts.

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      October 20, 2009 5:47 PM

      i'm still playing. I think i'll go the 2nd month on this one..not sure about the 3rd month

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      October 20, 2009 6:12 PM

      The game itself is fun. The bots and gold spam are NOT fun. They recently released a patch that fixed a lot of it but for awhile it was pretty horrendous.