The Sims dethroned
After weeks of maintaining the number one position, The Sims is knocked down the charts.
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The Sims was knocked out of the top position this past week by the latest iteration of the long-running Half-Life series, Half-Life: Blue Shift. But The Sims and its expansions didn't go far, as they all secured the second, third, and fourth slots. Also coming as a surprise, the Starcraft Battlechest has stormed onto the top ten, taking the fifth position. Diablo II is also seeing a slight resurgence, moving up a few slots thanks to the release of the Lord of Destruction expansion.
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Top-selling PC games for the week of June 17-23 2001
Rank / Title / Publisher / Average price
1 / Half-Life: Blue Shift / Sierra / $24
2 / The Sims / Electronic Arts / $40
3 / The Sims: House Party / Electronic Arts / $29
4 / The Sims: Livin' Large / Electronic Arts / $29
5 / Starcraft-Battlechest / Vivendi Universal Publishing/ $16
6 / Emperor: Battle for Dune / Electronic Arts/ $47
7 / RollerCoaster Tycoon / Infogrames / $27
8 / Diablo II / Vivendi Universal / $39
9 / Myst III: Exile / Ubi Soft / $38
10 / Black & White / Electronic Arts / $42
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