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After months of inaction, the U.S. PC charts have burst into life, with The Sims 2 taking the number one slot with ease. The game’s pre-orders alone are responsibl...

David Jenkins, Blogger

October 26, 2004

2 Min Read

After months of inaction, the U.S. PC charts have burst into life, with The Sims 2 taking the number one slot with ease. The game’s pre-orders alone are responsible for its initial entry in the charts last month, and Electronic Arts recently confirmed that the title had sold one million copies worldwide in the first ten days of release. Activision’s Call of Duty first person shooter expansion pack has also done extremely well, beating out competition from Star Wars: Battlefront and Rome: Total War, despite requiring the original game to work, thus showing the continued power of 'hardcore gamer' FPS titles in the arguably dwindling PC market. In addition, the critically acclaimed strategy title Rome: Total War may not have had quite as disappointing a start it appears, since the game was only released towards the end of September. It, too, managed to chart last month purely on the back of its pre-orders, which suggests strong sales are still likely in the coming weeks.

TM

LM

Title

Publisher

1

818

The Sims 2

EA

2

815

The Sims 2: Special Edition

EA

3

NE

Call Of Duty: United Offensive

Activision

4

NE

Star Wars: Battlefront

Activision

5

1

Doom 3

Activision

6

2

The Sims Deluxe

EA

7

15

Call of Duty

Activision

8

834

Rome: Total War

Activision

9

22

World Poker Championship

THQ

10

10

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic

LucasArts

The NPD Group/NPD Funworld

About the Author(s)

David Jenkins

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David Jenkins ([email protected]) is a freelance writer and journalist working in the UK. As well as being a regular news contributor to Gamasutra.com, he also writes for newsstand magazines Cube, Games TM and Edge, in addition to working for companies including BBC Worldwide, Disney, Amazon and Telewest.

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