Hot Date continues its streak

EA's virtual-life game expansion is on top once again in NPD's latest weekly list of best-selling PC games.

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Overall, NPD Techworld's latest weekly list of best-selling PC games looks almost identical to last week's list. Electronic Arts' latest virtual-life game expansion, The Sims: Hot Date, took the top spot once again, while Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, EA's adventure game based on the best-selling J.K. Rowling fantasy novel, came in second place. EA's virtual-life game The Sims remained in third place, followed by RollerCoaster Tycoon, Infogrames' theme-park management game, in fourth. Zoo Tycoon, Microsoft's zoo management strategy game, came in fifth place, up from sixth place the week before.

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

Best-selling games for the week of January 13-19, 2002:

Rank / Title / Publisher / Average Price
1 / The Sims: Hot Date / Electronic Arts / $29
2 / Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone / Electronic Arts / $28
3 / The Sims / Electronic Arts / $41
4 / RollerCoaster Tycoon / Infogrames / $19
5 / Zoo Tycoon / Microsoft / $26
6 / Return to Castle Wolfenstein / Activision / $53
7 / The Sims: Livin' Large / Electronic Arts / $29
8 / Empire Earth / Vivendi Universal / $47
9 / Backyard Basketball / Infogrames / $19
10 / Civilization III / Infogrames / $47

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