Command & Conquer Renegade hangs on

EA's latest action game retains the number-one spot on NPD's latest weekly list of best-selling games.

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Electronic Arts kept up its chokehold on the top spots in NPD Techworld's latest weekly and monthly lists of best-selling games. Command & Conquer Renegade, the publisher's latest action game, stayed in the number-one spot on the weekly list, followed by Medal of Honor: Allied Assault, EA's recent World War II shooter, in second. The Sims, EA's incredibly popular virtual-life game, took third place, followed by The Sims: Hot Date expansion in fourth. Sierra's latest stock-car racing game, NASCAR Racing 2002 Season, rounded out the top five for the week of March 3-9.

EA did just as well on the list of best-selling games for the month of February, with Medal of Honor at number one, followed by Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, the adventure game based on J.K. Rowling's fantasy novel of the same name. Third place went to The Sims: Hot Date, and The Sims itself remained in fourth. Infogrames' theme-park management strategy game RollerCoaster Tycoon held on to fifth place for the second month in a row.

The list below ranks games according to 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 3-9, 2002:

Rank / Title / Publisher / Average Price
1 / Command & Conquer Renegade / Electronic Arts / $36
2 / Medal of Honor: Allied Assault / Electronic Arts / $46
3 / The Sims / Electronic Arts / $44
4 / The Sims: Hot Date / Electronic Arts / $29
5 / NASCAR Racing 2002 Season / Vivendi Universal / $41
6 / Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone / Electronic Arts / $28
7 / RollerCoaster Tycoon / Infogrames / $21
8 / Star Trek Bridge Commander / Activision / $43
9 / Return to Castle Wolfenstein / Activision / $43
10 / Civilization III / Infogrames / $48

Best-selling games for the month of February 2002:

Rank This Month / Rank Last Month / Title / Publisher / Average Price
1 / 1 / Medal of Honor: Allied Assault / Electronic Arts / $45
2 / 3 / Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone / Electronic Arts / $28
3 / 2 / The Sims: Hot Date / Electronic Arts / $28
4 / 4 / The Sims / Electronic Arts / $42
5 / 5 / RollerCoaster Tycoon / Infogrames / $20
6 / 6 / Zoo Tycoon / Microsoft / $27
7 / 8 / The Sims: Livin' Large / Electronic Arts / $28
8 / * / Serious Sam: The Second Encounter / Gathering of Developers / $18
9 / 11 / Civilization III / Infogrames / $47
10 / * / NASCAR Racing 2002 Season / Vivendi Universal / $45
11 / 10 / The Sims: House Party / Electronic Arts / $29
12 / 12 / Backyard Basketball / Infogrames / $18
13 / 13 / Diablo II: Lord of Destruction / Vivendi Universal / $29
14 / 9 / Empire Earth / Vivendi Universal / $47
15 / 14 / RollerCoaster Tycoon: Loopy Landscapes / Infogrames / $20
16 / 7 / Return to Castle Wolfenstein / Activision / $51
17 / 16 / Backyard Football 2002 / Infogrames / $19
18 / * / Command & Conquer Renegade / Electronic Arts / $46
19 / * / SimTheme Park / Electronic Arts / $18
20 / 18 / Age of Empires II: Age of Kings / Microsoft / $36

An asterisk indicates that the game did not appear on the list of best-selling games for the previous month.

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