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  Potter computer game is year's fastest seller
Updated 10 January 2002, 10.48
Harry Potter - The Philosopher's Stone computer game
Gamers all over the UK have fallen for the electronic magic of Harry Potter.

Latest sales figures show Harry Potter - The Philosopher's Stone was the fastest selling computer game in 2001, selling over 300,000 copies in just five weeks.

Overall, the top games title was WWF Smackdown, but Harry didn't make the top five as it was released too late in the year.

Gaming magic

Fact File
Top sellers of 2001
WWF Smackdown
Who Wants to be a Millionaire
The Sims
Driver 2
Tomb Raider 4
(Source: ELSPA)

Harry's magic also helped UK games sales reach its highest-ever total: 1.6 billion.

We now spend more on gaming in the UK than on videos and cinemas.

And with the 2002 UK launches of Microsoft's Xbox in March and Nintendo GameCube later in the year, there are sure to be even more treats for thumb-bandits everywhere.

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