Hot Date still hot

Electronic Arts' virtual life game expansion retains the lead on NPD's latest list of best-selling PC games.


RollerCoaster Tycoon
The Sims
Return to Castle Wolfenstein

Electronic Arts' The Sims: Hot Date, the latest expansion pack for the popular virtual life game, The Sims, took the top spot once again in NPD Intelect's latest weekly list of best-selling PC games. Second place went to Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, EA's action-adventure game based on the popular fantasy novel by J.K. Rowling. Activision's latest first-person shooter, Return to Castle Wolfenstein, debuted in third place after its release on November 21, followed by Roller Coaster Tycoon, Infogrames' popular theme park management game. The Sims, EA's virtual life game, remained in fifth place.

The list below 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.

November 18-24, 2001

Rank / Title / Publisher / Average price
1 / The Sims: Hot Date / Electronic Arts / $24
2 / Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone / Electronic Arts / $28
3 / Return to Castle Wolfenstein / Activision / $57
4 / Roller Coaster Tycoon / Infogrames / $17
5 / The Sims / Electronic Arts / $42
6 / Backyard Basketball / Infogrames / $19
7 / Survivor: The Interactive Game / Infogrames / $19
8 / Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon / Ubi Soft / $38
9 / Civilization III / Infogrames / $46
10 / Zoo Tycoon / Microsoft / $29

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