Rounding out the NPD sales news today is the group's monthly PC sales charts, highlighting the 20 best-selling PC games (excluding the major digital delivery services) for the month of March.

And, joyously, World of Warcraft is not at the top (we love rootin' for the underdogs!). Instead, that honour goes to Creative Assembly's brilliant Empire: Total War, which beat its nearest non-Blizzard, non-EA competitor (Dawn of War II) by three places.

1. Empire: Total War
2. Wrath of the Lich King
3. The Sims 2 Double Deluxe
4. Dawn Of War II
5. WoW: Battle Chest
6. World Of Warcraft
7. The Sims 2 Apartment Life
8. Spore
9. World Of Warcraft: Burning Crusade
10. Mystery Case Files: Return To Ravenhearst
11. Red Alert 3
12. Starcraft: Battle Chest
13. Fallout 3
14. Civilization IV
15. Empire: Total War Collector's Edition
16. The Sims 2 Pets
17. Warhammer Online: Age Of Reckoning
18. The Sims 2 University
19. Call Of Duty: World At War
20. Diablo Battle Chest