With all the major releases accounted for in November, it is unsurprising to find the U.S. PC chart for December almost static – a situation likely to be repeated in January.
Previous number two Age of Empires III
has swapped places with Infinity Ward’s Call of Duty 2
for the top spot, but outside of this, the most significant movement is the entry of The Movies
into the top ten, after a disappointing debut last month.
With positive world of mouth and press coverage such as the Sundance movie competition
and the French Democracy machinima
, the Lionhead-developed, Activision-published game is likely to remain a strong seller in the less turbulent PC market.
The NPD Group
|1||2||Age of Empires III||Microsoft|
|2||1||Call of Duty 2||Activision|
|3||3||Civilization IV||2K Games|
|4||5||World of WarCraft||Vivendi|
|5||8||The Sims 2||EA|
|6||6||The Sims 2 Nightlife||EA|
|7||7||Roller Coaster Tycoon 3||Atari|
|8||10||Battlefield 2: Special Forces||EA|
|10||11||Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire||EA|