The Sims Riding High into the Shopping Season

Electronic Arts' virtual life game and expansion pack continue their selling streak.

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Electronic Arts swept the top three spots in the PC Data list of top-selling games for the month of October. The Sims: Livin' Large took first place once again, followed by The Sims and SimTheme Park, also produced by EA. Hasbro's RollerCoaster Tycoon came in fourth, and Microsoft's Age of Empires II: The Conquerors Expansion took fifth place. Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2 managed to grab ninth place, despite being released in late October. Diablo II grabbed first place in the first week of November, knocking The Sims and Red Alert 2 down to second and third places, respectively.

PC Data Top-Selling Games for the Month of October:

This Month / Last Month / Title / Publisher / Average Price
1 / 1 / The Sims: Livin' Large / Electronic Arts / US$28
2 / 3 / The Sims / Electronic Arts / $42
3 / 6 / SimTheme Park / Electronic Arts / $19
4 / 4 / RollerCoaster Tycoon / Hasbro Interactive / $26
5 / 2 / Age of Empires II: The Conquerors Expansion / Microsoft / $28
6 / 18 / RollerCoaster Tycoon Loopy Landscapes / Hasbro Interactive / $25
7 / 10 / Baldur's Gate II: Shadows Of Amn / Interplay / $47
8 / 5 / Diablo II / Havas Interactive / $48
9 / * / Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2 / Electronic Arts / $44
10 / 9 / Age of Empires II: Age of Kings / Microsoft / $44
11 / * / Combat Flight Simulator 2: WWII Pacific Theater / Microsoft / $42
12 / 8 / Who Wants To Be A Millionaire 2nd Edition / Disney / $19
13 / 12 / Sim City 3000 / Electronic Arts / $21
14 / 7 / Madden NFL 2001 / Electronic Arts / $36
15 / * / Deer Hunter 4 / Infogrames Entertainment / $18
16 / * / NHL Hockey 2001 / Electronic Arts / $33
17 / 15 / Delta Force 2 / Nova Logic / $19
18 / 14 / Command & Conquer 2: Tiberian Sun / Electronic Arts / $19
19 / * / Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Covert Ops Essentials / Red Storm Entertainment / $27
20 / * / Hoyle Casino 2001 / Havas Interactive / $29

PC Data Top-Selling Games for the Week of November 5 to 11:

Rank / Title / Publisher / Average Price
1 / Diablo II / Havas Interactive / $29
2 / The Sims / Electronic Arts / $37
3 / Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2 / Electronic Arts / $42
4 / RollerCoaster Tycoon / Hasbro Interactive / $28
5 / The Sims: Livin' Large / Electronic Arts / $26
6 / Barbie Pet Rescue / Mattel Interactive / $27
7 / Roller Coaster Tycoon: Loopy Landscapes / Hasbro Interactive / $27
8 / Age of Empires II: The Conquerors Expansion / Microsoft / $24
9 / Delta Force Land Warrior / Nova Logic / $37
10 / Age of Empires II: Age of Kings / Microsoft / $42

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