Myst III holds the lead

Ubi Soft's adventure game retains the top spot on NPD's latest list of best-selling games.


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Ubi Soft's Myst III: Exile took the top spot on NPD Intelect's list of best-selling games for the second week in a row, outselling other popular PC games like EA's Black & White and Sims series. Despite losing the top slot to Ubi Soft, Electronic Arts had a strong showing as usual, raking in the next four places. Second place went to The Sims: House Party, the latest expansion pack to EA's virtual life game The Sims, which took third place. Black & White, an innovative god game developed by Lionhead Studios and published by EA, took fourth place, followed by The Sims: Livin' Large expansion in fifth place.

Old favorites like Microsoft's Age of Empires II, Infogrames' RollerCoaster Tycoon, and Blizzard's Diablo II filled up sixth through eighth place, while the Myst III: Exile collector's edition came in at ninth. GodGames' island management strategy game Tropico fell to 10th place from sixth place the week before.

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

Top-selling games for the week of May 13-19, 2001

Rank / Title / Publisher / Average price
1 / Myst III: Exile / Ubi Soft / $42
2 / The Sims: House Party / Electronic Arts / $26
3 / The Sims / Electronic Arts / $42
4 / Black & White / Electronic Arts / $43
5 / The Sims: Livin' Large / Electronic Arts / $29
6 / Age of Empires II: Age of Kings / Microsoft / $44
7 / RollerCoaster Tycoon / Infogrames / $27
8 / Diablo II / Vivendi Universal / $39
9 / Myst III: Exile Collectors Edition / Ubi Soft / $60
10 / Tropico / GodGames / $40

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