Harry Potter on top again

EA's fantasy adventure game based on the popular J.K. Rowling novel takes the top spot in NPD's latest list of best-selling games.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Electronic Arts' popular adventure game based on the J.K. Rowling novel of the same name, regained the lead on NPD Techworld's latest list of best-selling games. The Sims: Hot Date, EA's virtual-life game expansion, came in second place, followed by Backyard Basketball, Infogrames' children's sports game. The Sims itself came in fourth place. RollerCoaster Tycoon, Infogrames' theme-park management game, took fifth place, continuing its remarkable selling streak more than two and a half years after its initial release.

Top-selling games for the week of December 9-15, 2001

Rank / Title / Publisher / Average Price
1 / Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone / Electronic Arts / $28
2 / The Sims: Hot Date / Electronic Arts / $28
3 / Backyard Basketball / Infogrames / $15
4 / The Sims / Electronic Arts / $42
5 / RollerCoaster Tycoon / Infogrames / $19
6 / Return to Castle Wolfenstein / Activision / $44
7 / Backyard Football 2002 / Infogrames / $16
8 / Zoo Tycoon / Microsoft / $27
9 / Backyard Baseball 2001 / Infogrames / $16
10 / EverQuest: The Shadows of Luclin / Sony / $21

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