CHARTS: PUBG claims another Steam Top Ten chicken dinner thanks to Summer Sale

CHARTS: PUBG claims another Steam Top Ten chicken dinner thanks to Summer Sale

Battle royale behemoth Playerunknown's Battlegrounds has once again returned to the top of the Steam charts.

The title that took the last-man-standing format to the big leagues once again claims the No.1 spot, rising one place week-on-week as last week's pole position - The International 2019 Battle Level Bundle for Dota 2- disappears from the Top Ten altogether.

Capcom's Monster Hunter World also rises one place in the charts, coming in at No.2, ahead of the ever-popular Grand Theft Auto V.

The recently-released Total War: Three Kingdoms from Sega and Creative Assembly clocks in at No.4, while Chucklefish's Starbound makes a return to the Steam Top Ten in sixth place with a 35 price cent price reduction in the Summer Sale.

Facepunch's Rust falls one place to No.7, while the Definitive Edition of Larian's Divinity: Original Sin 2 makes a fresh appearance in the charts at No.8. Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice from Dark Souls maker From Software and publisher Activision falls one place to No.9, with Valve's own Index VR headset doing the same and just staying in the Top Ten at No.10.

Pre-orders for Valve's new head mounted display were top of the Steam charts when the hardware was first up for sale, but hasn't risen that high in the rankings now it's out in the wild - whether the tech appears again in the Top Ten will be an interesting indication of its long-term success with folks outside of hardcore virtual reality fandom.

Here is the Steam Top Ten for the week ending July 6th:

1. Playerunknown's Battlegrounds, PUBG COrp
2. Monster Hunter World, Capcom
3. Grand Theft Auto V, Rockstar
4. Total War: Three Kingdoms, Sega
5. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Game of the Year Edition, CD Projekt
6. Starbound, Chucklefish
7. Rust, Facepunch
8. Divinity: Original Sin 2 - Definitive Edition, Larian Studios
9. Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, Activision
10. Valve Index VR, Valve

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