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Stores predict #1 sellers for retail

As the holidays approach, retailers are making they’re predictions for top selling merchandise from toys to videogames. To no surprise, the PS2 leads the pack in videogame consoles, with Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty shining brightly for Sony as well. When it comes to PC games, the Sims are expected to hit big once again, with Lego’s Bionicle standing tall in toys. The entire list is given below with the #1 spot given accordingly, and then the remaining listed in alphabetical order.

Best Selling Toys (Overall)

  • #1 -- BIONICLE - LEGO

  • Bob the Builder Electronic Talking Scoop - Playskool

  • Dragonball Z Figures - Irwin Toy

  • Tonka Dusty My Talkin' Tool Bench - Hasbro

  • Jam 'n Glam Barbie - Mattel

  • LeapPad - LeapFrog

  • Play TV Sports - Radica Games

  • Polly Pocket - Mattel

  • Rescue Heroes - Fisher-Price

  • Rumble Robots - Trendmasters

Best Selling Video Game Hardware

  • #1 -- PlayStation 2 - Sony

  • Game Boy Advance - Nintendo

  • Nintendo GameCube - Nintendo

  • PSOne - Sony

  • Xbox - Microsoft

Best Selling Video Games

  • #1 -- Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty (PlayStation 2) - Konami

  • Gran Turismo 3 (PlayStation 2) - Sony

  • Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (Game Boy Advance) - THQ

  • Luigi's Mansion (Nintendo GameCube) - Nintendo

  • Madden 2002 (PlayStation 2) - EA

  • Mario Kart: Super Circuit Advance (Game Boy Advance) - Nintendo

  • Rocket Power (Game Boy Advance, PSOne) - THQ

  • Super Mario Advance (Game Boy Advance) - Nintendo

  • Super Smash Bros. Melee (Nintendo GameCube) - Nintendo

  • WWF SmackDown! Just Bring It (PlayStation 2) - THQ

PC Games

  • #1 -- The Sims Hot Date - Electronic Arts

  • Backyard Sports - Infogrames

  • Civilization III - Infogrames

  • Diablo II - Blizzard (Vivendi)

  • Harry Potter & the Sorcerer's Stone - EA

  • I Spy Treasure Hunt - Scholastic

  • Max Payne - Take-Two Interactive

  • Return to Castle Wolfenstein - Activision

  • Rocket Power - THQ

  • Survivor - Infogrames

Best Selling Brand Family

  • #1 -- Barbie - Mattel

  • Bob the Builder - Hasbro, LEGO, Brio et al

  • Harry Potter - Mattel, Hasbro, LEGO, EA et al

  • Hot Wheels - Mattel

  • LEGO - LEGO

  • Lord of the Rings - Toy Biz et al

  • Monsters, Inc. - Hasbro, Thinkway et al

  • Pokemon - Nintendo, Wizards of the Coast, et al

  • Power Rangers - Bandai America

  • WWF - THQ, JAKKS Pacific et al

Best Selling Toys Sold in Specialty Stores

  • #1 - BIONICLE - LEGO

  • Bob the Builder Electronic Talking Scoop - Playskool

  • Cranium Cadoo - Cranium, Inc.

  • Digital Movie Creator - Intel Play

  • E-charger Intruder - Spin Master Toys

  • Harry Potter Hogwarts Castle - LEGO

  • Imagination Desk - LeapFrog

  • LeapPad - LeapFrog

  • Me-Mo-Mo - Vtech

  • Screamin' Serpent Roller Coaster - K'NEX

Hot 1's To Watch
(Listed in alphabetical order):

  • BRATZ - MGA Entertainment

  • Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX2 (PS2, GC, X) Acclaim

  • e-kara - Hasbro

  • Incredible Shrinky Dinks Maker - Spin Master Toys

  • Lincoln Logs Sawmill Express - K'NEX

  • Marble Madness - Imagiix

  • Monkey Bikes - Huffy Bikes

  • Popples - Toymax

  • POX - Hasbro

  • Roarin' Snorin' Baby Norbert - Mattel

  • Too Cute Twins - DSI Toys

  • Xtreme Ants Live Ant Habitat - Uncle Milton

10/16/2001 Matt Stensrud

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