Pokémon-inspired Early Access MMO Temtem catches Steam top spot

Pokémon-inspired Early Access MMO Temtem catches Steam top spot

Newly-released Pokémon-esque MMO Temtem from developer Crema and publisher Humble Bundle shot to the top of the Steam charts last week.

The title was released on January 21st and appears to take liberal inspiration from Nintendo and Game Freak's wildly popular critter-catching IP. Second place goes to the eagerly-anticipated Iceborne DLC for Capcom's very successful Monster Hunter World. This expansion was released on Steam a while after the console edition, much like the base game, which has likely added to the hype around the project. The regular edition of Monster Hunter World charted at No.8 this week, too.

In the No.3 spot is the new Survivor Pass for PUBG Corp's Playerunknown's Battlegrounds, which launched alongside new bite-sized and chaotic map Karakin last week. Rockstar takes both fourth and fifth places with 2015's Grand Theft Auto V and 2019's Red Dead Redemption 2 respectively, ahead of the Game of the Year Edition of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. Though a regular face in the Steam Top Ten since its May 2015 release, CD Projekt RED's RPG has seen a resurgence in popularity since The Witcher TV show rolled onto Netflix in December of last year.

New Dragon Ball Z RPG Kakarot from publisher Bandai Namco debuts in seventh place, while Activision and FromSoftware's Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice takes the No.9 spot.

Here is the Steam Top Ten for the week ending January 25th:

1. Temtem, Humble Bundle
2. Monster Hunter World: Iceborne, Capcom
3. Playerunknown's Battlegrounds Survivor Pass: Shakedown, PUBG Corp
4. Grand Theft Auto V, Rockstar
5. Red Dead Redemption 2, Rockstar
6. The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt - Game of the Year Edition, CD Projekt
7. Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot, Bandai Namco
8. Monster Hunter World, Capcom
9. Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, Activision

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