Grand Theft Auto III debuts at number three

Take-Two's PC version of the award-winning console action game outsells all but two PC games in its first partial week of release.

While the top two spots on NPD Techworld's latest weekly list of best-selling games remain unchanged, several recently released games made an appearance further down the list. The Sims: Vacation, Electronic Arts' popular expansion pack for its popular virtual-life game The Sims, led the way in first place, as it has for the past nine weeks. Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast, LucasArts' Star Wars action game, remained in second place. Grand Theft Auto III, Take-Two's PC version of its award-winning action game for the Sony PlayStation 2, came in third place in its first partial week of release, followed by Soldier of Fortune II: Double Helix, Activision's recently released first-person shooter, in fourth. The Sims, EA's perpetually best-selling virtual-life game, held on to fifth place.

Best-selling games for the week of May 19-25, 2002:

Rank / Title / Publisher / Average Price
1 / The Sims: Vacation / Electronic Arts / $26
2 / Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast / LucasArts / $46
3 / Grand Theft Auto III / Take-Two / $49
4 / Soldier of Fortune II: Double Helix / Activision / $46
5 / The Sims / Electronic Arts / $41
6 / The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind / Bethesda / $42
7 / Star Wars Galactic Battlegrounds: Clone Campaigns / LucasArts / $28
8 / Dungeon Siege / Microsoft / $41
9 / Medal of Honor: Allied Assault / Electronic Arts / $46
10 / RollerCoaster Tycoon / Infogrames / $20

The list above 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.

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