Best Selling PC Games Of Christmas

Related to my recently posted Top 10 of the lead in week to Xmas, here now it the best selling games of the actual holiday itself. These are PC only, I haven't seen a console list yet, at least not a listing of all the consoles in one shot. So strap in, and get ready for the next 20 games:

  1. Microsoft Flight Simulator X Deluxe - Microsoft
  2. The Sims 2 Pets Expansion Pack - Electronic Arts
  3. Medieval II: Total War - Sega of America
  4. The Sims 2 - Electronic Arts
  5. World of Warcraft - Vivendi
  6. Battlefield 2142 - Electronic Arts
  7. Microsoft Flight Simulator X - Microsoft
  8. Age of Empires III - Microsoft
  9. Deal or No Deal - Global Star Software (Take 2)
  10. Company of Heroes - THQ
  11. Civilization IV - 2K Games
  12. The Sims 2 Open for Business Expansion Pack - Electronic Arts
  13. Neverwinter Nights 2 - Atari
  14. The Sims 2 Holiday Edition - Electronic Arts
  15. The Sims Complete Edition - Electronic Arts
  16. Age of Empires III: WarChiefs Expansion Pack - Microsoft
  17. Guild Wars Nightfall - NCSoft
  18. Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion - 2K Games
  19. Call of Duty 2 - Activision
  20. Warcraft III Battle Chest - Vivendi
There you have it folks. Pretty good list, nice range of gaming goodness I think. Way to many Sims games though! The evil must be stopped!

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I have a love-hate relationship with The Sims. Since its inception, I've maintained that it's the most pointless game ever, but I can go for months on end without putting it down--then I'll quit cold turkey for months at a time--at least until the next expansion pack comes out.

Like Jexel above, the real appeal (to me) is building houses and trying to come up with unusual designs. There's no problem-solving involved in this game, and don't care about sims' relationships with one another (especially when it's all so predictable).

I loved the Sims and used to play it hours on end, though most of the time I spent building houses (with the help of cheats of course). It was great fun but I stopped around 5 years ago. People love to simulate a world in which they might live in so I guess Sims is a great way to fulfill anyone's fantasies.

The Sims, Deal or No Deal, Warcraft III, World of Warcraft?

Doesn't seem to be a great of imagination going on in the PC game buyers market at the moment.

Deadpool2k said,
Microsoft flight simulator no.1 is hard to believe.

It's more hard to believed if you think that almost all users don't own a joystick (not joypad) and without a joystick it's almost impossible to play.

I actually like The Sims games. I'm surprised to see that the original Sims game still sells very well

You know a game is good when the group Depeche Mode re-records one of their songs in the Simlish language and there's even a video for it

Easy Christmas present for some people. They see a game in the shop that is easily recognizable and buy it :p
The game itself might suck but the brand is strong enough

I'm saddened by the total lack of F.E.A.R. shown here..

Then again I suppose the expansion did come out way back in October...

NI3NOR said,
Kill the Sims! They will take over the world!

I think EA is making more money from the Sims than their sports franchises. I have not seen a top 10 list in years that didn't have a Sims game in it.


I've lost all hope for mankind. :P