MacGameStore Best Sellers

An interesting list of best sellers for the MacGameStore in their latest news letter:

This Week’s Top Ten Bestsellers

  1. Scrabble
  2. Luxor 2
  3. Mystery Case Files: Ravenhearst
  4. Virtual Villagers – The Lost Children
  5. Bejeweled 2
  6. Halo Universal Binary
  7. Pat Sajak’s Trivia Gems
  8. Luxor MahJong
  9. MacGameStore DVD
  10. Age of Empires III

Of the 10 items, only two are “hard core” triple-A games.

The Top 10 Downloads on Apple’s Game Downloads:

  1. Age of Empires III
  2. X-Moto
  3. Second Life
  4. Little Shop of Treasures
  5. Ankh
  6. OSX SkyFighters
  7. Myst Online
  8. MacPool
  9. Ultranium 5
  10. Classic Solitair

Obviously, downloads don’t equal purchases, but again here only two triple-A games and only one of them is “hard core”.

Is the lack of triple-A titles in these lists due to lack of interest or dearth of product?

2 thoughts on “MacGameStore Best Sellers

  1. It’s a good question. After all, how many core titles are there that aren’t already being played on different platforms? If you want to play games, would you really stick with a Mac, even if it can do anything else you want to do?

    I think the same thing happens on Gnu/Linux. If you want to play games, you’ll already own them for your gaming machine, whether it is a console or Windows.

    So the lack of titles probably hurts, but the kind of people who would continue to purchase games for their Macs are probably the ones who care about playing quick and simple games. What do you think?

  2. Good point GB. I think at this point most “hard core” gamers are running some consoles or have a gaming PC. Some are probably running BootCamp too.

    But, I know of at least on gamer who doesn’t own a game console or a “gaming machine”. I can’t be the only one.

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