Aussie Charts: Some People Bought ArmA II

arma-ii-screen-031The all formats chart is so dull this week. Let's see what's selling on PC instead.

No shock to see The Sims 3 at the top. It's still hanging in at number four on the all formats chart too. Nor is it any surprise to see World of Warcraft and Call of Duty each take two slots elsewhere in the list.

The real surprise for me is ArmA II charting so high. For one, it's a terribly niche title; hugely rewarding in its own way, it takes a special kind of gamer to get it. For two, top-selling PC games tend to be quite kind to your hardware - even at release the likes of WoW and Age III were able to run well on average setups. ArmA II, however, will bring the average PC to its knees.

Still, well done ArmA II!

Oh, and yes, the all formats charts is below. Harry Potter says hi.

PC Full-Priced Games Top 10 for the w/e July 19:

1. The Sims 3 2. World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King 3. World of Warcraft: Battlechest 4. The Sims 2: Double Deluxe 5. ArmA II 6. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 7. Age of Empires III 8. Call of Duty: World at War 9. Age of Empires III: Asian Dynasties 10. Spore: Galactic Adventures

All Format Full-Priced Games Top 10 for the w/e July 19:

1. Wii Fit (Wii) 2. Wii Play (Wii) 3. Mario Kart (Wii) 4. The Sims 3 (PC) 5. Harry Potter & the Half-Blood Prince (Wii) 6. inFamous (PS3) 7. Fight Night Round 4 (PS3) 8. Club Penguin: Elite Penguin Force (DS) 9. Harry Potter & the Half-Blood Prince (PS2) 10. Fight Night Round 4 (360)


Comments

    is it coincidence that almost all the titles in the top 10 pc titles are ones that are reduced heavily at eb games at the mo? lol

    Really paints a painful picture of the PC gaming market if that's all our fellow Aussies have been buying in the last week. Good to see ArmA II in there though!

    Didn't get ARMA II cuz all the reviews have been so so. WoW and The Sims is all Aussie PC gamers have been buying for a while, kinda depressing.

      These days i very rarely go on reviews. Of corse i do look them up, see what games are receiving and all. But to me, it comes down to what the game looks like & if it appeals. Trailers, gameplay, it all counts.

      Yeah you could go on reviews, but you could also be missing out on a game YOU may like, not what the critics like/hate.

      Look up some gameplay on Youtube, then make a decision. Even if it means, spending $5 to test hire it.

    Jay, has a very good point. Except we dont call it hiring on the PC, we call it Torrenting.

    To be fair most people I know who bought ArmA II bought Steam copies or ordered it online since it is about half price compared to Oz retail.

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