Roller Coaster Tycoon Tops Holiday Charts
Hasbro's theme park management game tops PC Data's latest sales list.
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Hasbro Interactive's Roller Coaster Tycoon managed to grab the top spot in the most recent PC Data top-selling games list, despite having been released in the spring of 1999. The game puts players in the role of a theme park manager who must design roller coasters, coordinate employees, and keep the visitors happy. Roller Coaster Tycoon has been on the top ten best-selling games list almost continuously since its release, and its sales have been boosted by the release of the Roller Coaster Tycoon: Loopy Landscapes expansion pack.
The second spot on the chart was claimed by Mattel Interactive's Barbie Pet Rescue, while the popular The Sims and Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2, both published by Electronic Arts, took third and fourth place, respectively. Another notable entry on the chart is Half-Life: Counterstrike from Havas Interactive, which came in at ninth place. The game was originally created as a multiplayer mod for Valve's popular action game Half-Life, and it was recently released as a stand-alone multiplayer game.
Top-selling games for the week of November 12-18, 2000:
Rank / Title / Publisher / Average Price
1 / Roller Coaster Tycoon / Hasbro Interactive / $27
2 / Barbie Pet Rescue / Mattel Interactive / $27
3 / The Sims / Electronic Arts / $43
4 / Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2 / Electronic Arts / $42
5 / The Sims: Livin' Large / Electronic Arts / $28
6 / Roller Coaster Tycoon: Loopy Landscapes / Hasbro Interactive / $27
7 / Delta Force: Land Warrior / Nova Logic / $30
8 / Who Wants To Be A Millionaire 2nd Edition / Disney / $19
9 / Half-Life: Counter-Strike / Havas Interactive / $21
10 / Hoyle Casino 2001 / Havas Interactive / $26