Sierra's latest role-playing game, Arcanum: Of Steamworks and Magick Obscura, debuted at fourth place in NPD Intelect's latest list of best-selling games. The game is set in an industrial revolution-era fantasy world where magic and technology clash, and it lets players assume the role of a wide variety of characters.
Blizzard's role-playing game expansion Diablo II: Lord of Destruction continued its sales streak, taking the top spot for the sixth time in seven weeks, followed by Electronic Arts' popular virtual-life game, The Sims, in second place. Microsoft's latest civilian flight sim, Flight Simulator 2000, took third place, while EA's Madden NFL 2002 joined the list at number five.
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Best-selling games for the week of August 19-25, 2001:
Rank / Title / Publisher / Average price
1 / Diablo II: Lord of Destruction / Vivendi Universal / $31
2 / The Sims / Electronic Arts / $42
3 / Flight Simulator 2000 / Microsoft / $28
4 / Arcanum / Vivendi Universal / $49
5 / Madden NFL 2002 / Electronic Arts / $37
6 / The Sims: House Party / Electronic Arts / $29
7 / Max Payne / GodGames / $49
8 / Diablo II / Vivendi Universal / $40
9 / The Sims: Livin' Large / Electronic Arts / $29
10 / RollerCoaster Tycoon / Infogrames / $28