Roller Coaster Tycoon Tops Holiday Charts

Hasbro's theme park management game tops PC Data's latest sales list.

Hasbro Interactive's Roller Coaster Tycoon managed to grab the top spot in the most recent PC Data top-selling games list, despite having been released in the spring of 1999. The game puts players in the role of a theme park manager who must design roller coasters, coordinate employees, and keep the visitors happy. Roller Coaster Tycoon has been on the top ten best-selling games list almost continuously since its release, and its sales have been boosted by the release of the Roller Coaster Tycoon: Loopy Landscapes expansion pack.

The second spot on the chart was claimed by Mattel Interactive's Barbie Pet Rescue, while the popular The Sims and Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2, both published by Electronic Arts, took third and fourth place, respectively. Another notable entry on the chart is Half-Life: Counterstrike from Havas Interactive, which came in at ninth place. The game was originally created as a multiplayer mod for Valve's popular action game Half-Life, and it was recently released as a stand-alone multiplayer game.

Top-selling games for the week of November 12-18, 2000:

Rank / Title / Publisher / Average Price
1 / Roller Coaster Tycoon / Hasbro Interactive / $27
2 / Barbie Pet Rescue / Mattel Interactive / $27
3 / The Sims / Electronic Arts / $43
4 / Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2 / Electronic Arts / $42
5 / The Sims: Livin' Large / Electronic Arts / $28
6 / Roller Coaster Tycoon: Loopy Landscapes / Hasbro Interactive / $27
7 / Delta Force: Land Warrior / Nova Logic / $30
8 / Who Wants To Be A Millionaire 2nd Edition / Disney / $19
9 / Half-Life: Counter-Strike / Havas Interactive / $21
10 / Hoyle Casino 2001 / Havas Interactive / $26

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