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NPD: U.S. PC Sales Topped By EA' Pets

Electronic Arts' Pets expansion pack for The Sims 2 has debuted in the number one spot of The NPD Group's just released October 2006 PC best-sellers list, with Blizzard's popular MMORPG mainstay World of Warcraft remaining confined to
The NPD Group has released the list of the best-selling retail PC games for October 2006 in North America, with Electronic Arts' Pets expansion pack for The Sims 2 debuting in the top spot, while Blizzard's popular MMORPG mainstay World of Warcraft remained confined to the chart's second place position. EA's futuristic squad based shooter, Battlefield 2142 dug in as the third top selling PC title for the month, followed by THQ's Dark Crusade expansion for Warhammer 40,000: Dawn Of War and Microsoft's Flight Simulator X Deluxe, which glided in for its debut on the chart in fifth. Interestingly, EA's The Sims 2 expansion Glamour Life, which last month sat atop the chart as the top selling PC title for the month, fell off five spots to sixth for October. Similarly, THQ's Company Of Heroes fell as well, coming in as the seventh top selling PC title from last month's third spot. Another THQ release, the value priced Paws & Claws Pet Vet, was the eighth top selling PC title for the month, followed by EA's The Sims 2 and Microsoft's Flight Simulator X. In addition, NCsoft's MMOG expansion, Guild Wars Nightfall, made its initial appearance on the chart in the eleventh position. Elsewhere on the monthly sales chart, Buena Vista Games' licensed Desperate Housewives debuted as the thirteenth top selling release for the month, while Microsoft's Age of Empires III expansion, WarChiefs also found its initial place on the chart in the fifteenth position. The top twenty PC titles in North America for the month were rounded out by a pair of titles from EA with Sim City 4 Deluxe, which fell from last month's twelfth position to nineteenth, and the Nightlife expansion for The Sims 2, which likewise took a dramatic plummet from being the tenth most selling title in September to October's twentieth.

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