Weekly NPD PC game sales chart: November 16-22

KOTOR makes a strong debut, but can't knock Makin' Magic out of the top slot.

As expected, the PC version of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic was a retail force to be reckoned with, debuting at number three on this week's PC game sales charts. However, not even the most powerful Jedi could knock The Sims: Makin' Magic off the top, where it has been for the past three weeks. Armed with positive word-of-mouth, Call of Duty also repulsed KOTOR's assault on its second-spot slot.

Other new additions this week include the family- and wallet-friendly Backyard Basketball at number 8, the much-anticipated Uru: Ages Beyond Myst at number 9, and the Dungeon Siege: Legends Of Aranna expansion pack at number 10.

The rest of the week's chart movement was just a reshuffle of now-regular titles. Perennial favorites Halo, Age of Mythology, and the Sims Double Deluxe each slipped a notch to seventh, sixth, and fourth, respectively. Zoo Tycoon: Complete Collection hopped up two notches to number five.

Gone from the chart were Lord of the Rings: Return Of The King (last week's 4th-highest game), Finding Nemo (8th), Civilization III: Conquests (9th), and Final Fantasy XI (10th).

Best-selling PC games for the week of November 16-22, 2003:

Rank / Title / Publisher / Average Price
1 / The Sims: Makin' Magic / EA / $32
2 / Call of Duty / Activision / $48
3 / Star Wars: Knights Of The Old Republic* / LucasArts / $42
4 / The Sims Double Deluxe / EA / $41
5 / Zoo Tycoon: Complete Collection / Microsoft / $29
6 / Age of Mythology / Microsoft / $34
7 / Halo: Combat Evolved / Microsoft / $44
8 / Backyard Basketball* / Atari / $17
9 / Uru: Ages Beyond Myst* / Ubisoft / $42
10 / Dungeon Siege: Legends of Aranna* / Microsoft / $29

An asterisk indicates that the game is a new release.

The lists above ranks games according to retail sales. To see a list of games ranked according to GameSpot review score, visit our Top 100 page.

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