Pool of Radiance hangs on to number one

Ubi Soft's Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game retains the lead in NPD's latest list of best-selling games.


Ubi Soft's Pool of Radiance: Ruins of Myth Drannor held on to the top spot in NPD Intelect's latest weekly list of best-selling games. The game debuted at number one on the previous week's list in spite of several complaints about technical problems. Electronic Arts' popular virtual-life game The Sims came in at second place, followed by Blizzard's role-playing game expansion Diablo II: Lord of Destruction. Remarkably, Infogrames' theme park management game RollerCoaster Tycoon came in at fourth place, a full two and a half years after its initial release. While a low average price of $20 must have helped sales, the game has remained on the top-10 list of best-selling games almost continuously since its release in March 1999. Fifth place went to Operation Flashpoint, Codemasters' latest tactical shooter. Another notable entry on the list is Eidos Interactive's tactical strategy game Commandos 2: Men of Courage, which jumped into eighth place on the list during its first week of release.

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.

Top-selling PC games for the week of September 30-October 6, 2001:

Rank / Title / Publisher / Average price
1 / Pool of Radiance: Ruins of Myth Drannor / Ubi Soft / $40
2 / The Sims / Electronic Arts / $40
3 / Diablo II: Lord of Destruction / Vivendi Universal / $32
4 / Roller Coaster Tycoon / Infogrames / $20
5 / Operation Flashpoint / Codemasters / $41
6 / The Sims: House Party / Electronic Arts / $29
7 / The Sims: Livin' Large / Electronic Arts / $29
8 / Commandos 2: Men of Courage / Eidos / $34
9 / Diablo Battle Chest / Vivendi Universal / $44
10 / Diablo II / Vivendi Universal / $35

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