Spore Drops Just Before Holidays
KOTAKU.com - Rounding up the holiday season is another sales chart that drops Spore out of the number two spot.
Another week of sales reports have rolled onto our desks and it seems as though World of Warcraft's newest expansion continued to prosper very close to the holiday season. Perhaps picking up last second copies as gifts, consumers must truly appreciate Blizzard's MMORPG/Life-Controller. Closing in on that number one spot is The Sims 2 Double Deluxe edition, a must have for all PC gamers looking to run somebody else's life.
Seeming to drop out of the top three is Spore, EA's renowned life-simulator which let's you control a customized cell's evolution. Of all interesting trends, life simulators are among the top ten with force along with MMORPGs, demolishing the numbers of other FPSes except for Left 4 Dead.
NPD Sales Charts Dec. 21-27, 2008
1. World Of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King
2. The Sims 2 Double Deluxe
4. Left 4 Dead
5. The Sims 2 Apartment Life
6. Fallout 3
7. Call Of Duty: World At War
8. World Of Warcraft Battle Chest
9. The Sims 2 Mansion & Garden Stuff Exp.
10. Bejewled Twist
Steam Charts as of Jan. 7, 2009
1. Left 4 Dead
2. Counter-Strike Source
3. Fallout 3
4. Call of Duty: World at War
5. GTA IV
6. Orange Box
8. Team Fortress 2
9. Call of Duty 4
10. Far Cry 2
Direct2Drive Charts as of Jan. 7, 2009
1. Call of Duty 4
2. Fallout 3
3. Unreal Tournament 3
4. Final Fantasy XI
5. Mount & Blade
6. Civ IV
7. Rome Total War
8. GTA IV
9. Romance of the Three Kingdoms XI
10. Neverwinter Nights 2: Storm of Zehir
The New Year is upon us and many will be taking advantage of all that money saved up for the holidays, making this consumer season much more interesting than most. One thing that nobody knows is when World of Warcraft: The Lich King will drop out of number one as only time will tell.