Harry Potter beats Hot Date

Electronic Arts' fantasy adventure game tops the virtual-life game expansion in NPD's latest weekly list of best-selling PC games.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, the action-adventure game from Electronic Arts based on the popular fantasy novel by J.K. Rowling, topped NPD Techworld's latest weekly list of best-selling games. EA's latest virtual-life game expansion, The Sims: Hot Date, slipped from first to second place, followed the virtual-life game itself, The Sims. Infogrames' family-friendly sports game Backyard Basketball took fourth place, followed by Infogrames' Survivor: The Interactive Game, the adventure game based on the popular Survivor reality TV show.

The list below ranks games according to retail sales. To see a list of games ranked by GameSpot review score, visit our Top Games page.

Best-selling games for the week of November 25-December 1, 2001:

Rank / Title / Publisher / Average price
1 / Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone / Electronic Arts / $28
2 / The Sims: Hot Date / Electronic Arts / $29
3 / The Sims / Electronic Arts / $40
4 / Backyard Basketball / Infogrames / $19
5 / Survivor: The Interactive Game / Infogrames / $17
6 / RollerCoaster Tycoon / Infogrames / $20
7 / Return to Castle Wolfenstein / Activision / $56
8 / Zoo Tycoon / Microsoft / $25
9 / Civilization III / Infogrames / $45
10 / Backyard Football 2002 / Infogrames / $20

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