Sims slay soldiers, dragons, and zombies in Dec. PC sales

The Sims 3 maintains No. 1 position in PC game charts

Despite some heavy competition from a trio of recent hardcore releases, The Sims 3 and its first expansion were able to end December as the top-selling PC game this month, giving the June-released game the distinction of becoming the best-selling game of the year as well. The two Sims titles beat out Modern Warfare 2, Dragon Age: Origins, and Left 4 Dead 2, which rounded out the top five.

The rest of the list includes a few more Sims games, the PC top-seller stalwart World of Warcraft, and, thankfully, Borderlands. Then there's a handful of WTF titles like Nancy Drew, Mumbo Jumbo Assortment, and IGT Slots: Texas Tea to make you realize that there are some weird gamers out there.

The full 1-20 NPD PC video game sales rankings for December 2009 are below. Any surprising omissions, in your opinion? Personally, I think Nancy Drew: The White Wolf at Icicle Creek should have made the list instead of Waverly Academy.

1: The Sims 3

2: The Sims 3: World Adventures Expansion Pack

3: Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

4: Dragon Age: Origins

5: Left 4 Dead 2

6: The Sims 2 Double Deluxe

7: World Of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Expansion Pack

8: Nancy Drew: Warnings At Waverly Academy

9: World Of Warcraft: Battle Chest

10: World Of Warcraft

11: IGT Slots: Texas Tea

12: Mumbo Jumbo Assortment

13: The Sims 3 Collector's Ed

14: Spore

15: Hoyle Card Games 2010

16: Bejeweled 2 with Peggle

17: The Sims 2 University Life Collection

18: Sim City Box

19: Borderlands

20: Zuma's Revenge

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