In lieu of anything bigger to dethrone it, Electronic Arts' Battlefield 2
remains at the forefront of PC game sales in July 2005, despite the bugs and patch issues that have recently affected the game.
In fact, very few shakeups have occurred since the June charts; most games moved a mere two or three places on the chart, with the exception of The Sims: Unleashed
expansion, rising 9 slots to return to the top 10, and Roller Coaster Tycoon 3: Soaked
making its debut at #10.
The only major change to the chart is one of omission: sales of Rockstar's Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
have fallen sharply, following the game's deshelving at the majority of retailers due to its rating change to Adults Only. The game is unlikely to reappear on top 10 lists for any platform until new copies with the 'Hot Coffee' modification excised begin circulating.
The NPD Group
|2||3||World of Warcraft||Vivendi Universal|
|4||5||The Sims 2: University||EA|
|5||7||The Sims 2||EA|
|6||8||The Sims Deluxe||EA|
|7||9||Half-Life 2||Vivendi Universal|
|8||11||Roller Coaster Tycoon 3||Atari|
|9||18||The Sims: Unleashed||EA|
|10||NE||Roller Coaster Tycoon 3: Soaked||Atari|