The Sims: Vacation holds the lead

EA's latest virtual-life game expansion stays at the top of NPD's latest weekly list of best-selling PC games.


The Sims: Vacation, Electronic Arts' latest expansion pack for its virtual-life game The Sims, held on to first place in NPD Techworld's latest weekly list of best-selling PC games. The expansion pack's retail success comes as no surprise, considering the success enjoyed by the game's previous three expansion packs--The Sims: Livin' Large, The Sims: House Party, and The Sims: Hot Date--and the fact that The Sims itself is now the best-selling PC game of all time. Dungeon Siege, Microsoft's latest action role-playing game, remained in second place for the third week in a row. The game, which was designed by Total Annihilation creator Chris Taylor, lets players control a group of adventurers in a seamless medieval fantasy world. The Sims climbed one spot to third place, followed by LucasArts' latest Star Wars action game, Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast, which slipped to fourth. The Sims: Hot Date remained in fifth place. Best-selling PC games for the week of April 14-20, 2002:

Rank / Title / Publisher / Average price
1 / The Sims: Vacation / Electronic Arts / $28
2 / Dungeon Siege / Microsoft / $36
3 / The Sims / Electronic Arts / $41
4 / Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast / LucasArts / $49
5 / The Sims: Hot Date / Electronic Arts / $28
6 / Medal of Honor: Allied Assault / Electronic Arts / $47
7 / Starcraft: Battle Chest / Vivendi Universal / $21
8 / RollerCoaster Tycoon / Infogrames / $22
9 / Spider-Man: The Movie / Activision / $20
10 / Zoo Tycoon / Microsoft / $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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