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It seems that the heavy competition on the PC market was a bit too much for the poorly optimized PC edition of Rockstar's action adventure Grand Theft Auto IV. World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King and Spore are still the top selling PC releases, as shown in NPD's sales chart cover best-selling PC games at US retailers between November 30 and December 6.

1. World Of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King - Blizzard
2. Spore - EA Maxis
3. The Sims 2 Deluxe - EA Maxis
4. Call Of Duty: World At War - Treyarch
5. Fallout 3 - Bethesda
6. The Sims 2 Apartment Life Exp. Pack - EA Maxis
7. Grand Theft Auto IV - Rockstar Games
8. Left 4 Dead - Valve
9. Far Cry 2 - Ubisoft Montreal
10. The Sims 2 Mansion & Garden Stuff Exp. - EA Maxis
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Most people already bought it on Xbox. If they wanted to sell more, they should have either released at roughly the same time, or at least announced they would eventually release the PC version (even though a lot of people already knew that, I imagine many didn't really know and just bought the Xbox version).
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Left 4 dead with less sales than GTA IV????
gotta be wrong.
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buncha idiots, why is a surprise that a game that came out MONTHS ago would sell better now

i bought it for 360, that's why i didn't get it for pc
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Yeah the fact that it has been out for so long really killed it's chances. Plus they already made hundreds of millions on the consoles right? I hope R* doesn't get all indignant about this. Especially since the game is so shaky on the PC.

I put my $50 in that pot though.
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Originally Posted by Fox_Smash View Post
Left 4 dead with less sales than GTA IV????
gotta be wrong.
Im sure theres a really large amount sold over steam which would not have been taken into account.
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Most people already bought it on Xbox. If they wanted to sell more, they should have either released at roughly the same time, or at least announced they would eventually release the PC version (even though a lot of people already knew that, I imagine many didn't really know and just bought the Xbox version).
Yeah... that's the major issue with the PC gaming market. They try to sell us games we all played a few months or even a year ago (Halo 2, Gears of War.) It just doesn't work.
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Well, maybe it would've sold more if it wasn't pratically the buggiest game to ever hit the PC.

I was going to buy it, but after some of the things I've read, I steered VERY clear.

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Im sure theres a really large amount sold over steam which would not have been taken into account.
Well, when you go by that logic, you also have to take into account everyone who bought GTA IV on Steam, which I'm sure was still well under the amount that bought Left 4 Dead, but is still probably a good portion of the people who bought GTA IV.
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Left 4 dead with less sales than GTA IV????
gotta be wrong.

had they of included dates earlier than Nov30, id say L4D would have been in a much better position.
    
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had they of included dates earlier than Nov30, id say L4D would have been in a much better position.
Yeah, I am not suprised GTA4 didn't do so well I can barely run it on low at 1920x1200.
    
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