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CHARTS: The Witcher 3 slays its way to the top spot

CHARTS: The Witcher 3 slays its way to the top spot

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt fought its way back to the top of the first Steam Top Ten of 2020.

This is no doubt due to the new Netflix series, which was released on December 20th, 2019. Polish developer and publisher CD Projekt Red's fantasy RPG kicked the year off with a new record for its concurrent Steam player count.

The publisher has secured its rights to The Witcher IP after signing a new agreement with author Andrzej Sapkowski.

Rockstar has two entries this week, the first being the open-world western Red Dead Redemption 2 at No.2. The game was released on PC in November 2019 before coming to Valve's storefront on December 5th.

In third place this week is Grand Theft Auto V, Rockstar's law-defying title has had a successful run in Steam Top Ten.

The first of three entries for Capcom is pre-orders for Monster Hunter World's Iceborne DLC in fourth place, which is set to be released on January 9th. The Digital Deluxe version is also charted this week, it took the No.9 spot.

Capcom's third entry is Monster Hunter: World, the action RPG is placed in eighth place. As of March 2019, 4.5 million copies were sold on PC. Overall, Capcom has shifted 13 million units of its title worldwide.

Continuing its run in the charts is EA's Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order at No.5, it is currently on offer with 17 per cent off. Since the game launched, Respawn has been hiring new Star Wars developers, it is thought they will work on DLC for Fallen Order.

The latest Star Wars game also proved to be EA's most successful title in the franchise at launch, according to the publisher. 

PUBG Corp has claimed the No.6 spot with its ever-popular battle royale, Playerunknown's Battlegrounds. PUBG's creator. Brendan "Playerunknown" Greene has announced new IP Prologue.

At No.7 is Activision's shinobi-Souls hybrid, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice was the Game of the Year winner at The Game Awards 2019. The game picked up a second Game of the Year, as voted for by the Steam community.

Closing out this week's chart is Halo: The Master Chief Collection. Upon launch in December, the title by Xbox Game Studios was amongst the most-played on Steam.

Here is the Steam Top Ten for the week ending January 4th:

  1. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Game of the Year Edition, CD Projekt Red
  2. Red Dead Redemption 2, Rockstar
  3. Grand Theft Auto V, Rockstar
  4. Monster Hunter World: Iceborne, Capcom
  5. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, Electronic Arts
  6. Playerunknown's Battlegrounds, PUBG Corp
  7. Sekiro: Shadows die twice, Activision
  8. Monster Hunter: World, Capcom
  9. Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Digital Deluxe, Capcom
  10. Halo: The Master Chief Collection

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