Electronic Arts took the top three spots on NPD Techworld's latest weekly list of best-selling PC games, with Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, the adventure game based on the J.K. Rowling fantasy novel, retaining the lead. Second place went to The Sims: Hot Date, EA's popular virtual-life game expansion, followed in third place by The Sims. Infogrames' theme park management game RollerCoaster Tycoon climbed to fourth place from fifth the week before, followed by Infogrames' family friendly sports game Backyard Basketball.
The list below ranks games according to retail sales. To see a list of games ranked according to GameSpot review score, visit our Top Games page.
Best-selling PC games for the week of December 16-22, 2001:
Rank / Title / Publisher / Average Price
1 / Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone / Electronic Arts / $29
2 / The Sims: Hot Date / Electronic Arts / $22
3 / The Sims / Electronic Arts / $37
4 / RollerCoaster Tycoon / Infogrames / $17
5 / Backyard Basketball / Infogrames / $19
6 / Zoo Tycoon / Microsoft / $26
7 / Return to Castle Wolfenstein / Activision / $51
8 / Civilization III / Infogrames / $46
9 / Backyard Football 2002 / Infogrames / $19
10 / The Sims: House Party / Electronic Arts / $30