Sims sales still strong

Electronic Arts' virtual life game keeps topping the sales charts.

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In what has become somewhat of a routine, The Sims took first place in the most recent PC Data list of best-selling games, which covers the week of January 7-13, 2001. The virtual life game has been almost continuously in the top ten list since its release in early 2000, and lately it has been taking the top spot. Second place went to The Sims: Livin' Large expansion pack, which knocked Hasbro's incredibly popular Roller Coaster Tycoon down to third place. Havas Interactive's Hoyle Casino 2001 came in at number four, and the Starcraft Battle Chest, also from Havas, took fifth place.

Top-selling games for the week of January 7-13, 2001:

Rank / Title / Publisher / Average Price
1 / The Sims / Electronic Arts / US$43
2 / The Sims: Livin' Large / Electronic Arts / $29
3 / Roller Coaster Tycoon / Hasbro Interactive / $28
4 / Hoyle Casino 2001 / Havas Interactive / $25
5 / Starcraft Battle Chest / Havas Interactive / $15
6 / Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2 / Electronic Arts / $41
7 / Age Of Empires II: Age of Kings / Microsoft / $44
8 / Diablo II / Havas Interactive / $41
9 / Who Wants To Be A Millionaire 2nd Edition / Disney / $19
10 / Sim Theme Park / Electronic Arts / $19

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