NPD has released their data for 2006, and there is a small bright spot: PC games showed a tiny increase. Not much, but better than a decline.

The surge (if we can call it that) was led by the #1 PC game, World Of Warcraft, along with The Sims in its various configurations. Five Sims games placed in the top ten for the year.

Interestingly, most games designed for the “young male demographic” are conspicuously absent from the top ten list. Perhaps some of the bigger publishers should take note of that.

NPD’s 2006 Top 10 PC Games