The Sims back on top

The best-selling PC game of all time continues its winning streak on NPD's latest weekly list of best-selling games.


Electronic Arts' popular virtual-life game The Sims took over the top spot on NPD Techworld's latest weekly list of best-selling games. The publisher recently announced that the game had overtaken Infogrames' adventure game Myst in terms of sales to become the best-selling PC game of all time. Medal of Honor: Allied Assault, EA's World War II shooter, dropped from first place to second, followed by EA's fantasy adventure game Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone in third, up from seventh place on the previous week's list. The Sims: Hot Date, EA's third virtual-life game expansion, dropped from third place to fourth.

Best-selling games for the week of March 17-23, 2002:

Rank / Title / Publisher / Average Price
1 / The Sims / Electronic Arts / $40
2 / Medal of Honor: Allied Assault / Electronic Arts / $45
3 / Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone / Electronic Arts / $24
4 / The Sims: Hot Date / Electronic Arts / $28
5 / Entertainment Multi Pack / Infogrames / $15
6 / Starcraft: Battle Chest / Vivendi Universal / $22
7 / Zoo Tycoon / Microsoft / $24
8 / Command & Conquer Renegade / Electronic Arts / $47
9 / RollerCoaster Tycoon / Infogrames / $21
10 / Diablo II: Lord of Destruction / Vivendi Universal / $26

The list above ranks games according to retail sales. To see a list of games ranked according to GameSpot review score, visit our Top Games page.

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