In a list recently released by market researcher NPD, it was revealed that EA’s The Sims 3 was the best selling PC-title of 2009 in the United States. The game was released in June 2009. A first expansions to The Sims 3 known as The Sims 3: World Adventures was released in November 2009, and managed to claim the seventh position in the ranking.
The NPD also stated that the market for PC-software took a major blow this year, with revenues dropping by more than 23% when compared to 2008. The overall software industry lost approximately 11% in terms of revenue in 2009.
Second on the list of best selling PC-games was the second expansion to World of Warcraft, World of Warcaft: Wrath of the Lich King, which was released in November 2008. Other games found in the ranking include Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, Spore, Dragon Age: Origins and Empire: Total War. The complete ranking can be found after the jump.
- The Sims 3
- World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King
- The Sims 2: Double Deluxe
- World of Warcraft Battle Chest
- Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
- World of Warcraft
- The Sims 3: World Adventures
- Dragon Age: Origins
- Empire: Total War