Vacation comes out on top

EA's latest expansion for The Sims outsells Jedi Knight II, Heroes IV, and Freedom Force in their first week of release.

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Electronic Arts held on to the top spot on NPD Techworld's latest list of best-selling games. The Sims: Vacation, the publisher's latest expansion pack for its incredibly popular virtual-life game The Sims, took first place on the list in its first week of release. LucasArts' eagerly awaited action game Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast debuted in second place, followed by 3DO's latest turn-based strategy game, Heroes of Might and Magic IV, also in its first week of release. Freedom Force, the superhero role-playing game published by EA and Crave, debuted in fourth place, and The Sims dropped to fifth place from first place the week before.

Best-selling games for the week of March 24-30, 2002:

Rank / Title / Publisher / Average price
1 / The Sims: Vacation / Electronic Arts / $30
2 / Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast / LucasArts / $50
3 / Heroes of Might and Magic IV / 3DO / $45
4 / Freedom Force / Electronic Arts and Crave / $40
5 / The Sims / Electronic Arts / $45
6 / Medal of Honor: Allied Assault / Electronic Arts / $43
7 / The Sims: Hot Date / Electronic Arts / $30
8 / Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast Collector's Ed. / LucasArts / $60
9 / Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Desert Siege / Ubi Soft / $20
10 / RollerCoaster Tycoon / Infogrames / $21

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.

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