Asheron's Call Dark Majesty, Microsoft's stand-alone online role-playing game expansion, took the lead in NPD Intelect's latest list of best-selling games. The $20 expansion includes the full version of the massively multiplayer game Asheron's Call, as well as a number of new features, including housing, storage, and the new land of Marae Lassel, which features new quests, dungeons, and items.
Command & Conquer Yuri's Revenge, Westwood's latest real-time strategy game expansion, held on to second place, followed by Mythic's online role-playing game Dark Age of Camelot, which slipped to third after enjoying two weeks at number one. The Sims, Electronic Arts' popular virtual-life game, took fourth place, and Microsoft's Flight Simulator 2002 took fifth place. Stronghold, GodGames' castle building and siege warfare game, took sixth place in its first week of release.
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Best-selling games for the week of October 21-27, 2001
Rank / Title / Publisher / Average price
1 / Asheron's Call Dark Majesty / Microsoft / $20
2 / Command & Conquer Yuri's Revenge / Electronic Arts / $24
3 / Dark Age of Camelot / Vivendi Universal / $40
4 / The Sims / Electronic Arts / $40
5 / Flight Simulator 2002 / Microsoft / $70
6 / Stronghold / GodGames / $42
7 / Operation Flashpoint / Codemasters / $36
8 / RollerCoaster Tycoon / Infogrames / $22
9 / Diablo II: Lord of Destruction / Vivendi Universal / $32
10 / The Sims: House Party / Electronic Arts / $29