Red Alert 2 Takes November by Storm

Westwood's real-time strategy game outsells the competition.

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Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2 rang in at number one on the PC Data top-selling games list for the month of November 2000. The real-time strategy game from Westwood was released in late October but still managed to take ninth place despite being on the shelves for only slightly more than a week. In November the sales pace continued, pushing the game past the previous top-seller, The Sims: Livin' Large, also published by Electronic Arts. Roller Coaster Tycoon from Hasbro Interactive also continues its phenomenal selling streak, jumping from number four in October to number two in November as holiday sales picked up. The theme-park management game grabbed the top spot in one of PC Data's weekly sales charts in mid-November, despite having been released more than 18 months ago. Electronic Arts gobbled up the next three spots on the monthly list, with number three going to virtual-life game The Sims, number four going to The Sims: Livin' Large, and number five going to the franchise cousin Sim Theme Park.

Top-selling games for the month of November 2000:

This Month / Last Month / Title / Publisher / Average Price
1 / 9 / Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2 / Electronic Arts / US$39
2 / 4 / Roller Coaster Tycoon / Hasbro Interactive / $26
3 / 2 / The Sims / Electronic Arts / $41
4 / 1 / The Sims: Livin' Large / Electronic Arts / $28
5 / 3 / Sim Theme Park / Electronic Arts / $16
6 / * / Barbie Pet Rescue / Mattel Interactive / $28
7 / 6 / Roller Coaster Tycoon: Loopy Landscapes / Hasbro Interactive / $27
8 / 8 / Diablo II / Havas Interactive / $37
9 / 13 / Who Wants To Be A Millionaire 2nd Edition / Disney / $18
10 / 12 / SimCity 3000 / Electronic Arts / $16
11 / 5 / Age Of Empires II: The Conquerors Expansion / Microsoft / $27
12 / 11 / Combat Flight Simulator 2: WWII Pacific Theater / Microsoft / $45
13 / 15 / Deer Hunter 4 / Infogrames Entertainment / $19
14 / 10 / Age Of Empires II: Age of Kings / Microsoft / $44
15 / 20 / Hoyle Casino 2001 / Havas Interactive / $28
16 / * / Unreal Tournament / Infogrames Entertainment / $25
17 / * / Delta Force Land Warrior / Nova Logic / $34
18 / 14 / Madden NFL 2001 / Electronic Arts / $38
19 / * / Frogger 2 / Hasbro Interactive / $29
20 / 18 / Command & Conquer 2: Tiberian Sun / Electronic Arts / $16

The Sims bounced back into first place in the last week of November, traditionally one of the heaviest shopping weeks of the year. Second place went to Roller Coaster Tycoon, third to The Sims: Livin' Large, and fourth to Roller Coaster Tycoon: Loopy Landscapes. Disney poked into the top five with Who Wants To Be A Millionaire: 2nd Edition. Microsoft's mech simulation game MechWarrior 4: Vengeance debuted at number nine.

Top-selling games for the week of November 26 - December 2:

Rank / Title / Publisher / Average Price
1 / The Sims / Electronic Arts / $41
2 / Roller Coaster Tycoon / Hasbro Interactive / $24
3 / The Sims: Livin Large / Electronic Arts / $26
4 / Roller Coaster Tycoon: Loopy Landscapes / Hasbro Interactive / $24
5 / Who Wants To Be A Millionaire 2nd Edition / Disney / $19
6 / Barbie Pet Rescue / Mattel Interactive / $28
7 / Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2 / Electronic Arts / $37
8 / Frogger 2 / Hasbro Interactive / $25
9 / MechWarrior 4: Vengeance / Microsoft / $45
10 / Sim Theme Park / Electronic Arts / $19

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