Diablo fever continues

Blizzard's role-playing game expansion Diablo II: Lord of Destruction hangs on to the top spot in NPD's latest list of best-selling games.

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The hot sales of Blizzard's Diablo II: Lord of Destruction show no signs of cooling off--the role-playing game expansion once again took the top slot in NPD's latest list of best-selling PC games. GodGames' gritty third-person shooter Max Payne remained in second place, followed by a Sims reunion: The Sims, The Sims: House Party, and The Sims: Livin' Large in the third, fourth, and fifth places, respectively.

RollerCoaster Tycoon, Infogrames' unstoppable theme park management game, came in sixth place, nearly two-and-a-half years after its initial release in March 1999. Blizzard's Diablo II dropped from fifth to seventh place, trailed by three Microsoft games--Flight Simulator 2000, MechCommander 2, and Age of Empires II: Age of Kings--to round out the top ten.

The list below ranks games according to retail sales. To see a list of games ranked according to GameSpot review score, visit our 6013054Top Games page .

Top-selling games for the week of July 29-August 4, 2001:

Rank / Title / Publisher / Average price
1 / Diablo II: Lord of Destruction / Vivendi Universal / $35
2 / Max Payne / GodGames / $49
3 / The Sims / Electronic Arts / $42
4 / The Sims: House Party / Electronic Arts / $29
5 / The Sims Livin' Large / Electronic Arts / $29
6 / Roller Coaster Tycoon / Infogrames / $27
7 / Diablo II / Vivendi Universal / $40
8 / Flight Simulator 2000 / Microsoft / $29
9 / MechCommander 2 / Microsoft / $36
10 / Age Of Empires II: Age of Kings / Microsoft / $44

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