Vacation leads the way into summer

The latest expansion pack for The Sims, Electronic Arts' wildly popular virtual-life game, holds on to first place in NPD's latest weekly list of best-selling PC games.

Leading the way into the vacation season, The Sims: Vacation remained in first place on NPD Techworld's latest weekly list of best-selling games. The fourth expansion to Electronic Arts' incredibly popular virtual-life game has topped the list since it was first released in late March. Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast, LucasArts' Star Wars action game, came in second place, up two spots from fourth place the week before. Sales of The Sims haven't cooled off either, as the best-selling PC game of all time jumped back into third place after dropping down to fifth place the week before. Dungeon Siege, Microsoft's fast-paced role-playing game, took fourth place, followed by Medal of Honor: Allied Assault, EA's latest World War II first-person action game, in fifth.

Best-selling games for the week of May 12-18, 2002:

Rank / Title / Publisher / Average Price
1 / The Sims: Vacation / Electronic Arts / $29
2 / Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast / LucasArts / $46
3 / The Sims / Electronic Arts / $43
4 / Dungeon Siege / Microsoft / $39
5 / Medal of Honor: Allied Assault / Electronic Arts / $46
6 / The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind / Bethesda / $49
7 / The Sims: Hot Date / Electronic Arts / $30
8 / Star Wars Galactic Battlegrounds: Clone Campaigns / LucasArts / $29
9 / RollerCoaster Tycoon / Infogrames / $21
10 / Zoo Tycoon / Microsoft / $26

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

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