The Sims Back on Top

The virtual life game regains the lead in PC Data's latest sales figures.

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After briefly dropping out of the top spot, Electronic Arts' virtual life game The Sims is back in first place in the latest PC Data top-selling games chart for the week of November 19-25. Roller Coaster Tycoon from Hasbro Interactive dropped from first to second place, and The Sims: Livin' Large expansion pack rose to third place from fifth place a week before. Westwood's Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2 held on to fourth place, while Barbie Pet Rescue dropped from second place in last week's figures to fifth place this week.

Three value-priced games were boosted into the top ten as the holiday shopping season got off to a start. Disney's Who Wants To Be A Millionaire 2nd Edition, Electronic Arts' SimCity 3000, and Microsoft's Flight Simulator Classic are all priced below US$20, and they took seventh, eighth, and ninth place, respectively.

Top-Selling Games for the Week of November 19-25:

Rank / Title / Publisher / Average Price
1 / The Sims / Electronic Arts / $42
2 / Roller Coaster Tycoon / Hasbro Interactive / $27
3 / The Sims: Livin' Large / Electronic Arts / $29
4 / Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2 / Electronic Arts / $42
5 / Barbie Pet Rescue / Mattel Interactive / $28
6 / Roller Coaster Tycoon: Loopy Landscapes / Hasbro Interactive / $28
7 / Who Wants To Be A Millionaire 2nd Edition / Disney / $18
8 / Sim City 3000 / Electronic Arts / $16
9 / Flight Simulator Classic / Microsoft / $15
10 / Diablo 2 / Havas Interactive / $41

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