This year may have yielded some excellent PC games, but consoles still vastly overshadowed the PC crowd in terms of raw game sales. According to numbers compiled by market research firm NPD and relayed by Shacknews, PC games accounted for only $910.7 million of the $8.85 billion generated by the video game industry in 2007—a puny 14%.
What's more, despite the release of critically acclaimed titles like 2K Games' BioShock and Valve's The Orange Box, all but four of the ten best selling PC games in 2007 were part of the World of Warcraft and The Sims 2 series. The only other names in the bunch were Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare in fourth place, Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars in fifth place, and Sim City 4 Deluxe in sixth place.
NPD's numbers say the top selling PC title in 2007 was the World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade expansion pack, which sold a whopping 2.25 million copies—more than twice as many as the number two contender, the original World of Warcraft. Of course, even 2.25 million copies is nothing compared to the 4.82 million units sold for last year's top console game, Halo 3.