Allied Assault back to the front

EA's World War II shooter regains the lead in NPD's latest list of best-selling games.

Electronic Arts continues to compete with itself for the top spots on NPD's latest weekly list of best-selling games. Medal of Honor: Allied Assault, the publisher's popular World War II first-person shooter, regained the lead, followed by The Sims, EA's popular virtual-life game, which recently became the best-selling PC game of all time. The Sims: Hot Date, EA's third expansion pack for The Sims, climbed from fourth place into third place this week, while Command & Conquer Renegade, the shooter from EA's Westwood Studios, fell from first place into fourth. Infogrames' theme-park management game RollerCoaster Tycoon climbed to fifth place, up from seventh place the week before.

One unusual appearance on the list is Vivendi's Starcraft: Battle Chest, which jumped up to sixth place. The real-time strategy compilation includes Blizzard's incredibly popular Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos, later this year.

The list below ranks games according to number of retail sales. To see a list of games ranked according to GameSpot review score, visit our Top Games page.

Best-selling games for the week of March 10-16, 2002:

Rank / Title / Publisher / Average Price
1 / Medal of Honor: Allied Assault / Electronic Arts / $43
2 / The Sims / Electronic Arts / $43
3 / The Sims: Hot Date / Electronic Arts / $29
4 / Command & Conquer Renegade / Electronic Arts / $47
5 / RollerCoaster Tycoon / Infogrames / $21
6 / Starcraft: Battle Chest / Vivendi Universal / $22
7 / Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone / Electronic Arts / $28
8 / Zoo Tycoon / Microsoft / $26
9 / The Sims: Livin' Large / Electronic Arts / $29
10 / Civilization III / Infogrames / $47

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