Myst III hangs tight as Sims games slip

Ubi Soft's adventure game sequel tops the sales list once again, followed by Lionhead's Black & White.

Ubi Soft's adventure game sequel Myst III: Exile took the top slot for the third time in a row in NPD Intelect's latest list of best-selling games. Electronic Arts' god game Black & White rose to second place from fourth place the week before. EA's virtual life game The Sims took third place, followed by its expansion packs, The Sims: House Party and The Sims: Livin' Large in fourth and fifth place, respectively.

Sixth through eighth places went to Diablo II, the role-playing game from Blizzard, Age of Empires II, Microsoft's real-time strategy game, and RollerCoaster Tycoon, Infogrames' theme park management game. GodGames managed to get two games into the top 10 list, with its fast-paced first-person shooter Serious Sam coming in at ninth with an average bargain price of $15 and Tropico, the island management game from PopTop coming in at 10th place in its fourth week of release.

The list below contains the top 10 games ranked by number of units sold. To see a list of the top 10 games according to GameSpot review score, visit our Top Games Page.

Top-selling games for the week of May 20-26, 2001:

Rank / Title / Publisher / Average price
1 / Myst III: Exile / Ubi Soft / $39
2 / Black & White / Electronic Arts / $37
3 / The Sims / Electronic Arts / $42
4 / The Sims: House Party / Electronic Arts / $29
5 / The Sims: Livin' Large / Electronic Arts / $29
6 / Diablo II / Vivendi Universal / $36
7 / Age of Empires II: Age of Kings / Microsoft / $43
8 / RollerCoaster Tycoon / Infogrames / $28
9 / Serious Sam / GodGames / $15
10 / Tropico / GodGames / $40

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