Expansions Take Over Top Ten

The recently released add-ons for The Sims and Age of Empires II jump to the top of this week's PC Data charts.

Diablo II was the top-selling PC game for the month of August, according to the latest PC Data statistics. The Sims, Roller Coaster Tycoon, Who Wants To Be A Millionaire 2nd Edition, and Starcraft all maintained strong sales and remained in the top five. Unreal Tournament jumped into the top ten amidst recent media attention concerning the recent improvements made in the game engine.

The weekly sales data demonstrates the ability of a good expansion pack to boost sales of the original. After the release of The Sims Livin' Large and the Age of Empires II: The Conquerors expansion packs, the original versions of both games climbed their way back up the top ten list. Homeworld: Cataclysm also posted strong sales and placed tenth in its first week of release.

Top-Selling Games for September 3 to September 9

Rank / Title / Publisher / Average Price
1 / The Sims: Livin' Large / Electronic Arts / $23
2 / Age Of Empires II: The Conquerors Expansion / Microsoft / $22
3 / The Sims / Electronic Arts / $40
4 / Diablo II / Havas Interactive / $52
5 / Roller Coaster Tycoon / Hasbro / $30
6 / Madden NFL 2001 / Electronic Arts / $38
7 / Age Of Empires II: Age of Kings / Microsoft / $43
8 / Who Wants To Be A Millionaire 2nd Edition / Disney / $19
9 / Starcraft / Havas Interactive / $31
10 / Homeworld: Cataclysm / Havas Interactive / $31


Top-Selling Games for August

This Month / Last Month / Title / Publisher / Average Price
1 / 1 / Diablo II / Havas Interactive / $52
2 / 2 / The Sims / Electronic Arts / $42
3 / 4 / Roller Coaster Tycoon / Hasbro / $27
4 / 3 / Who Wants To Be A Millionaire 2nd Edition / Disney / $18
5 / 5 / Starcraft / Havas Interactive / $30
6 / 9 / Age Of Empires II: Age of Kings / Microsoft / $43
7 / 8 / Roller Coaster Tycoon Corkscrew Follies / Hasbro / $19
8 / 7 / Sim City 3000 Unlimited / Electronic Arts / $37
9 / * / Unreal Tournament / Infogrames Entertainment / $24
10 / 10 / Deus Ex / Eidos / $38
11 / 12 / Sim Mania Pack / Electronic Arts / $18
12 / * / Age Of Empires II: Conqueror Exp. / Microsoft / $30
13 / 11 / Return To Krondor / Havas Interactive / $18
14 / 6 / Icewind Dale / Interplay / $48
15 / 14 / Sim Theme Park / Electronic Arts / $29
16 / * / Hoyle Casino 2000 / Havas Interactive / $27
17 / 17 / Crystal Key / Dreamcatcher / $19
18 / * / Scooby Doo Mystery Of The Fun Park Phantom / Southpeak / $16
19 / 19 / EverQuest: Ruins Of Kunark / 989 Studios / $39
20 / 13 / Shogun: Total War / Electronic Arts / $37

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