While Blizzard's Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos is still tops the NPD PC sales chart, there are some new names in this week's top 10. Football season made its mark, as EA Sports' Madden NFL 2003 arrived in the number-two slot. The other new game on the chart is Activision's just-released strategy game Medieval: Total War, which debuted in the 10th slot. The best-selling The Sims series held the middle of the chart with slots three through five.
Best-selling PC games for the week of August 18-24, 2002:
Rank / Title / Publisher / Average Price
1 / Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos / Vivendi Universal / $57
2 / Madden NFL 2003 / Electronic Arts / $28
3 / The Sims: Vacation / Electronic Arts / $29
4 / The Sims / Electronic Arts / $43
5 / The Sims: Hot Date / Electronic Arts / $30
6 / Neverwinter Nights / Infogrames / $50
7 / Backyard Baseball 2003 / Infogrames / $20
8 / Medal of Honor: Allied Assault / Electronic Arts / $47
9 / Grand Theft Auto III / Rockstar / $48
10 / Medieval: Total War / Activision / $36
The list above ranks games according to retail sales. To see a list of games ranked according to GameSpot review score, visit our Top Games page .