PC Sales Charts: Everything Must Go!

Last month, Valve boss Gabe Newell gave us a taste of just how successful online game sales can be. This week, we have proof of the fact.

While the NPD sales charts still have Empire: Total War sitting at #1, we'll ignore that, because, well, online sales don't have much impact on the NPD's data. But the Steam and Direct2Drive charts, they're all out of whack, and they're out of whack thanks to some savvy price-cuts.

Like Assassin's Creed on Steam, which thanks to this week's discount sold more than either Left 4 Dead or Empire. Similar story on Direct2Drive, where a 50% reduction in Defence Grid's price saw it go top ahead of newer, albeit pricier titles.

NPD Sales Charts March 8-14

1. Empire: Total War
2. Wrath of the Lich King
3. The Sims 2 Double Deluxe
4. Dawn of War II
5. World Of Warcraft Battle Chest
6. World Of Warcraft
7. The Sims 2 Apartment Life
8. Spore
9. Mystery Case Files: Return to Ravenhearst
10. Red Alert 3

Steam Sales Charts As Of March 24

1. Assassin's Creed
2. Left 4 Dead
3. Empire: Total War
4. Counter-Strike Source
5. Dawn of War II
7. Team Fortress 2
8. The Orange Box
9. Unreal Tournament III Black
10. Oddworld Pack

Direct2Drive Charts March 9-15

1. Defence Grid: The Awakening
2. Red Alert 3: Uprising
4. Men Of War
5. Empire: Total War
6. Rome: Total War Gold Edition
7. Dawn of War II
8. The Path
9. World in Conflict: Soviet Assault Expansion
10. FINAL FANTASY XI Vana'diel Collection 2008


    "Steam Sales Charts As Of March 24"
    What does that mean?
    Does that mean for the week? or the month?

    If it is for the week, is it starting Monday? Sunday?

    hey rook,
    I've never heard about week 24th in every month :) the most are 5 weeks in every month.

    Hey Tukang,

    Let me clarify for you as I thought it pretty obvious I didn't mean the 24th week in march:

    Does "Steam Sales Charts As Of March 24" mean:

    1)All Steam Sales from the day Steam opened until March 24th 2009

    2)All Steam Sales from March 1st 2009 until March 24th 2009

    3)All Steam Sales from March 23th 2009 (Sunday being the first day in some religion's week) to Martch 24th 2009

    4)All Steam Sales from March 24th 2009 (Monday being the first day in a working week) to Martch 24th 2009

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