The Sims Takes All

Electronic Arts' virtual life game tops both the latest monthly and weekly PC Data lists of best-selling games.

Comments

Related
The Sims
Follow

It comes as no surprise that Electronic Arts' popular virtual life game continues to sell well into the new year. It has remained on the top ten best-selling games list since its release in early 2000, and it has been topping many of the recent weekly lists. Even more impressive is Hasbro's theme park management game Roller Coaster Tycoon, which was released almost two years ago and still managed to capture second place in the December chart. Expansion packs to both games also made it into the top five, with The Sims: Livin' Large earning third place and Roller Coaster Tycoon: Loopy Landscapes taking fifth place. Disney's Who Wants To Be A Millionaire 2nd Edition took fourth place.

Top-Selling Games for December 2000

This Month / Last Month / Title / Publisher / Average Price
1 / 2 / The Sims / Electronic Arts / US$39
2 / 3 / Roller Coaster Tycoon / Hasbro Interactive / $25
3 / 1 / The Sims: Livin' Large / Electronic Arts / $27
4 / 8 / Who Wants To Be A Millionaire 2nd Edition / Disney / $18
5 / 9 / Roller Coaster Tycoon: Loopy Landscapes / Hasbro Interactive / $26
6 / 5 / Sim Theme Park / Electronic Arts / $19
7 / 7 / Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2 / Electronic Arts / $39
8 / * / EverQuest: Scars Of Velious / Sony / $19
9 / 14 / Barbie Pet Rescue / Mattel Interactive / $27
10 / * / Frogger 2 / Hasbro Interactive / $27
11 / * / Hoyle Casino 2001 / Havas Interactive / $27
12 / 6 / Diablo II / Havas Interactive / $41
13 / 10 / Age Of Empires II: Age of Kings / Microsoft / $43
14 / 18 / Deer Hunter 4 / Infogrames Entertainment / $18
15 / * / Who Wants To Be A Millionaire Sports Edition / Disney / $17
16 / 4 / Age Of Empires II: The Conquerors Expansion / Microsoft / $28
17 / 16 / Combat Flight Simulator 2 / Microsoft / $43
18 / * / Barbie Magic Genie Bottle / Mattel Interactive / $37
19 / 11 / Madden NFL 2001 / Electronic Arts / $36
20 / 13 / Sim City 3000 / Electronic Arts / $19


The Sims packed a one-two punch coming into the new year, with the virtual life game taking number one for the week of December 31, 2000, through January 6, 2001, and The Sims: Livin' Large expansion pack taking second place. Roller Coaster Tycoon continued to perform well for Hasbro, taking third place, and the Roller Coaster Tycoon: Loopy Landscapes expansion pack rose two spots to take fifth place. Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2 gained ground as well, taking fourth place.

Top-Selling games for the week of December 31, 2000, through January 6, 2001

This Week / Title / Publisher / Average Price
1 / The Sims / Electronic Arts / $43
2 / The Sims: Livin' Large / Electronic Arts / $28
3 / Roller Coaster Tycoon / Hasbro Interactive / $27
4 / Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2 / Electronic Arts / $42
5 / Roller Coaster Tycoon: Loopy Landscapes / Hasbro Interactive / $27
6 / Sim Theme Park / Electronic Arts / $18
7 / Age Of Empires II: Age of Kings / Microsoft / $45
8 / Who Wants To Be A Millionaire 2nd Edition / Disney / $19
9 / Hoyle Casino 2001 / Havas Interactive / $28
10 / Diablo II / Havas Interactive / $45

For more information about any of these best-selling games, take a look at our reviews.

Got a news tip or want to contact us directly? Email news@gamespot.com

Join the conversation
There are no comments about this story