The Sims: Unleashed dominates September charts

The latest expansion pack for The Sims retains the top spot on NPD's weekly sales chart and goes straight to the top of the monthly chart for September.

Electronic Arts has topped both of NPD Techworld's latest lists of best-selling games with its latest expansion pack for The Sims. Currently enjoying its third straight week at the top of the weekly chart, The Sims: Unleashed is joined in the monthly top 20 by no less than four other products in the series. Electronic Arts games also dominated the latest weekly chart, accounting for six of the top 10 sellers.

Battlefield 1942 slipped a few places to number seven in the weekly chart but still sold enough copies to rank second for the month of September, just one place ahead of Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos and two places ahead of Unreal Tournament 2003.

The highest new entry on this week's sales chart was Eidos' Hitman 2: Silent Assassin, which came in at number five and will almost certainly be a contender for one of the top 10 places in next month's chart.

Best-selling PC games for the week of October 6-12, 2002:

Rank / Title / Publisher / Average Price
1 / The Sims: Unleashed / Electronic Arts / $29
2 / Unreal Tournament 2003 / Infogrames / $41
3 / The Sims Deluxe / Electronic Arts / $42
4 / Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos / Vivendi Universal / $47
5 / Hitman 2: Silent Assassin / Eidos / $43
6 / NOLF2: A Spy in H.A.R.M.'s Way / Vivendi Universal / $41
7 / Battlefield 1942 / Electronic Arts / $48
8 / The Sims: Vacation / Electronic Arts / $30
9 / Medal of Honor: Allied Assault / Electronic Arts / $47
10 / The Sims: Hot Date / Electronic Arts / $29

Best-selling PC games for the month of September 2002:

Rank This Month / Rank Last Month / Title / Publisher / Average Price
1 / * / The Sims: Unleashed / Electronic Arts / $29
2 / * / Battlefield 1942 / Electronic Arts / $45
3 / 1 / Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos / Vivendi Universal / $52
4 / * / Unreal Tournament 2003 / Infogrames / $46
5 / 2 / The Sims: Vacation / Electronic Arts / $28
6 / * / The Sims Deluxe / Electronic Arts / $42
7 / 3 / The Sims / Electronic Arts / $43
8 / 13 / RollerCoaster Tycoon / Infogrames / $17
9 / * / Mafia / Gathering of Developers / $48
10 / 11 / Zoo Tycoon / Microsoft / $25
11 / 8 / The Sims: Hot Date / Electronic Arts / $29
12 / 10 / Medieval: Total War / Activision / $38
13 / 7 / Medal of Honor: Allied Assault / Electronic Arts / $46
14 / 20 / Icewind Dale II / Interplay / $48
15 / * / Sponge Bob Square Pants: Operation Krabby Patty / THQ / $20
16 / 4 / Madden NFL 2003 / Electronic Arts / $38
17 / 19 / Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone / Electronic Arts / $23
18 / * / Sim Theme Park World / Electronic Arts / $17
19 / 6 / Backyard Baseball 2003 / Infogrames / $19
20 / 9 / Grand Theft Auto III / Rockstar Games / $47

An asterisk indicates that the game did not appear on the previous month's list of best-selling PC games.

The lists above rank games according to retail sales. To see a list of games ranked according to GameSpot review score, visit our 6013054Top Games page .

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