Warcraft III begins reign of sales

Blizzard's long-awaited real-time strategy game takes both first and second place on the latest list of best-selling PC games.

Blizzard Entertainment captured two places with one game on NPD's latest weekly list of best-selling PC games, as Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos, Blizzard's long-awaited 3D real-time strategy game, took first place and the game's collector's edition came in second place. The publisher announced prior to the game's launch that it had shipped more than 4.5 million copies of the game worldwide.

Neverwinter Nights, Infogrames' popular Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game, dropped from first place into third, followed by The Sims: Vacation, Electronic Arts' latest virtual-life game expansion. The Sims, EA's phenomenally popular virtual-life game, came in fifth place.

Best-selling PC games for the week of June 30-July 6, 2002:

Rank / Title / Publisher / Average Price
1 / Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos / Vivendi Universal / $59
2 / Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos Collector's Edition / Vivendi Universal / $75
3 / Neverwinter Nights / Infogrames / $56
4 / The Sims: Vacation / Electronic Arts / $27
5 / The Sims / Electronic Arts / $42
6 / Grand Theft Auto III / Take-Two / $46
7 / Medal of Honor: Allied Assault/ Electronic Arts / $47
8 / Backyard Baseball 2003 / Infogrames / $19
9 / Zoo Tycoon / Microsoft / $27
10 / Starcraft Battle Chest / Vivendi Universal / $20

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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