The Sims Regains First Place

EA's virtual life game pops back into the top slot on the latest PC Data sales chart.

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Electronic Arts' innovative virtual life game The Sims bounced back into the lead on PC Data's latest list of best-selling games, which covers the week of December 17-23, 2000. Roller Coaster Tycoon, the theme park management game from Hasbro Interactive, had dethroned The Sims in the previous week. Both games have had phenomenal sales in the past year, and perhaps it isn't a coincidence that both games have had the support of at least one expansion pack since the original games' releases. A number of value-priced games made it into the latest list as well: Who Wants to Be a Millionaire 2nd Edition took third place with an approximate retail price of US$19; EA's Sim Theme Park, at $18, took seventh place; and Infogrames' Deer Hunter 4 snuck into tenth place, carrying a price of just $16.

Top-selling games for the week of December 17-23, 2000:

Rank / Title / Publisher / Average Price
1 / The Sims / Electronic Arts / $36
2 / Roller Coaster Tycoon / Hasbro Interactive / $25
3 / Who Wants to Be a Millionaire 2nd Edition / Disney / $19
4 / The Sims: Livin' Large / Electronic Arts / $29
5 / Command and Conquer: Red Alert 2 / Electronic Arts / $37
6 / Roller Coaster Tycoon: Loopy Landscapes / Hasbro Interactive / $26 7 / Sim Theme Park / Electronic Arts / $18
8 / Frogger 2 / Hasbro Interactive / $27
9 / Barbie Pet Rescue / Mattel Interactive / $29
10 / Deer Hunter 4 / Infogrames Entertainment / $16

For more information about these top-selling games, visit our reviews page.

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