Modern warfare simulator "Arma 3" crowns the Steam Network's sales chart on Monday, March 11, while "SimCity" is mayor of the Impulse-driven ranking.
Staking out a Mediterranean island in "Arma III"
As an exclusive alpha test for those who pre-order the full game, "Arma 3 Alpha" is already enjoying considerable success, building on the reputation of developer Bohemia Interactive following "Arma II" and its free "DayZ" zombie survival modification.
In practice, the launch of "SimCity" may not have fared so well, as online servers were overwhelmed by demand, making it difficult for budding metropolitan mayors to get started.
Sales-wise, the game fares well atop the Impulse chart, ahead of fellow Electronic Arts games "Crysis 3" and "Battlefield 3 Premium."
On GamersGate, the makers of election simulator "The Race for the White House" return with a more global perspective in "Masters of the World," while oldie "King of Dragon Pass" does well in a recent GOG promotion and Desura hits "McDroid" and "Cognition" benefit from inclusion in the current Indie Royale bundle.
1. Arma 3 Alpha (new)
2. Tomb Raider (-1)
3. Civilization V: Gold Edition (re-entry)
4. BioShock Infinite (-2)
5. Call of Duty: Black Ops II - Revolution (-3)
*Steam chart based on revenue, not units.
GameStop Impulse US (impulsedriven.com)
1. SimCity Limited Edition (=)
2. Battlefield 3 Premium (re-entry)
3. Crysis 3 (-1)
4. Call of Duty: Black Ops II Season Pass (re-entry)
5. Tomb Raider (-2)
GamersGate US (gamersgate.com)
1. Masters of the World Geo-Political Simulator (new)
2. Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed (re-entry)
3. Sonic Adventure 2 (re-entry)
4. Sonic & All Stars Racing Transformed - Four Pack (re-entry)
5. Sword of the Stars II Enhanced Edition (new)
1. King of Dragon Pass
2. Eador: Genesis
3. Heroes of Might and Magic 3: Complete
4. SimCity 2000 Special Edition
5. Stronghold HD
Desura's Most Popular (desura.com)
1. Amnesia: The Dark Descent (=)
2. Mount & Blade: Warband (=)
3. Paranormal (+3)
4. McDroid (new)
5. Cognition Episode 1: The Hangman (new)