NPD Group: Top selling PC games for March

The NPD Group, the top game-industry research firm, released its list of the top 20 PC game titles this past week for the month of March. Unlike the previous months, World of Warcraft did not claim the top spot and the position was given to Creative Assembly's Empire: Total War. Empire: Total War outranked its closest non-Blizzard, non-EA competitor (Dawn of War II) by three positions.

The following are the top 20 PC games in the United States for the month of March. Rankings are calculated from the NPD Group's survey of retailers and does not include online sales or digitally distributed content.

1. Empire: Total War (Sega of America)
2. World Of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King (Activision Blizzard)
3. The Sims 2 Double Deluxe (Electronic Arts)
4. Warhammer 40,000: Dawn Of War II (THQ)
5. World Of Warcraft: Battle Chest (Activision Blizzard)
6. World Of Warcraft (Activision Blizzard)
7. The Sims 2 Apartment Life Expansion Pack (Electronic Arts)
8. Spore (Electronic Arts)
9. World Of Warcraft: Burning Crusade (Activision Blizzard)
10. Mystery Case Files: Return To Ravenhearst (Activision Blizzard)
11. Command & Conquer: Red alert 3 (Electronic Arts)
12. Starcraft: Battle Chest (Activision Blizzard)
13. Fallout 3 (Bethesda Softworks)
14. Civilization IV (Take-Two)
15. Empire: Total War Collector's Ed (Sega of America)
16. The Sims 2 Pets Expansion Pack (Electronic Arts)
17. Warhammer Online: Age Of Reckoning (Electronic Arts)
18. The Sims 2 University Expansion Pack (Electronic Arts)
19. Call Of Duty: World At War (Activision Blizzard)
20. Diablo Battle Chest (Activision Blizzard)

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