Vacation holds strong

EA's virtual-life game expansion makes itself comfortable at the top of NPD's weekly list of best-selling games, while Morrowind, Bethesda's ambitious role-playing game, debuts in seventh place.

Electronic Arts' virtual-life game expansion The Sims: Vacation remained in first place on NPD Techworld's latest weekly list of best-selling games. The latest expansion to The Sims, the best-selling PC game of all time, has occupied the number-one spot since it was first released near the end of March. Dungeon Siege, Microsoft's fast-paced fantasy role-playing game, came in second place, followed by The Sims in third. Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast, LucasArts' Star Wars action game, remained in fourth place, while Medal of Honor: Allied Assault, EA's latest World War II shooter, stayed in fifth place.

The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind, Bethesda's ambitious role-playing game, debuted in seventh place after a partial week in stores. The game is a follow-up to Arena and Daggerfall, two of the company's previous role-playing games, and it features a huge, detailed fantasy world in which players can explore and adventure in any way they choose.

Best-selling games for the week of April 28-May 4, 2002:

Rank / Title / Publisher / Average Price
1 / The Sims: Vacation / Electronic Arts / $30
2 / Dungeon Siege / Microsoft / $39
3 / The Sims / Electronic Arts / $43
4 / Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast / LucasArts / $48
5 / Medal of Honor: Allied Assault / Electronic Arts / $46
6 / RollerCoaster Tycoon / Infogrames / $21
7 / The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind / Bethesda / $48
8 / The Sims: Hot Date / Electronic Arts / $30
9 / Civilization: Call to Power / Activision / $18
10 / Diablo II: Lord of Destruction / Vivendi Universal / $32

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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