Lord of the Rings Online takes out World of Warcraft!

The Lord of the Rings Online is enjoying a strong start right out of the gate. Publisher Midway and developer Turbine have announced the game was the best-selling PC title in North America the week of April 22-28, the week of its release. The data comes from the most recent sales info from market-research firm the NPD group.

LOTR Online beat out long-running champ World of Warcraft and fellow newcomer Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars to seize the top spot.

"This outstanding start sets the stage for a bright future," said Jeffrey Anderson, president and CEO of Turbine. "This is only the beginning as we embark on an incredible journey with our players to expand the world of Middle-earth with the release of regular content updates."

"Following the most successful North American pre-order program in Midway's history, The Lord of the Rings Online is off to a great start," added Steve Allison, chief marketing officer, Midway.

In addition to North America, Midway says The Lord of the Rings Online was also the best-selling PC game in Europe during the same period, based on data from the UK's Chart-Track, France's GfK, and Germany's Media Control.

View: Original Story @ IGN

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