Lara sneaks to Steam No.1 with Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Lara sneaks to Steam No.1 with Shadow of the Tomb Raider

The third entry in Square Enix's rebooted Tomb Raider franchise has gotten off to a good start on PC, taking the No.1 spot on the Steam Top Ten.

The title launched on September 14th, debuting at the head of the charts with the game's Season Pass being the seventh most-purchased item for the week. The title has not had such a great start at physical retail, at least in the UK, likely due to Spider-Man for PS4 absolutely dominating the console conversation right now.

Playerunknown's Battlegrounds comes in at second place, a two-place rise week-on-week. Meanwhile, Capcom's Monster Hunter World drops one position to third having spent most of its life to date in the Top Two and enjoyed a great deal of success to date.

SCUM from Gamepires and Devolver Digital falls three places to No.4 having debuted at No.1 and held that position for a second week. Meanwhile, NBA 2K19 rises three places to fifth despite a great deal of negative press surrounding the game and the way it is monetised.

Meanwhile, Assetto Corsa Competizione from Kunos Simulazioni and published by the folks at 505 Games charts in sixth place having launched into Early Access on September 12th. This is the second entry in the Assetto Corsa franchise following in the the footsteps of the 2014 game of the same name.

Here is the Top 10 for the week ending September 15th:

1. Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Square Enix
2. Playerunknown's Battlegrounds, PUBG Corp
3. Monster Hunter World, Capcom
4. SCUM, Devolver Digital
5. NBA 2K19, 2K Games
6. Assetto Corsa Competizione, 505 Games
7. Shadow of the Tomb Raider - Season Pass, Square Enix
8. Two Point Hospital, Sega
9. Grand Theft Auto V, Rockstar Games
10. Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age - Digital Edition of Light, Square Enix

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