CHARTS: Sea of Thieves takes Steam top spot once more

CHARTS: Sea of Thieves takes Steam top spot once more

Publisher Microsoft's Sea of Thieves has returned to the No.1 spot in the Steam Top Ten this week.

The title was the second best-selling item last week and rises to the head of the charts despite not having a price cut at the moment during the Steam Summer Sale. This follows Rare's pirate romp coming to Valve's platform earlier this year after its PC exclusivity to Microsoft's own Windows 10 store.

Second place goes to Doom Eternal, which rises one place over the last week thanks to a 50 per cent price cut, while Coffee Stain's Satisfactory rises four positions to the No.3 spot. Like Sea of Thieves, this title has only recently come to Steam following a period of exclusivity on another store, this time the Epic Games Store.

Microsoft's Halo: The Master Chief Collection charts in fourth place thanks to a 20 per cent price cut in the Steam Summer Sale, while Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice from publisher Activision and developer FromSoftware comes in at the No.5 spot. That title saw a 35 per cent price reduction.

Respawn's 2016 mech shooter Titanfall 2 charted at No.6, dropping two places over the last week. This is part of a new wave of titles that Electronic Arts is bringing to Steam after previously launching its PC games on its own Origin platform.

Pre-orders for a PC edition of PlayStation 4-exclusive Horizon Zero Dawn were the seventh highest-selling item on Steam for the last week. News that Guerrilla's 2017 open-world romp was coming to PC broke at the start of 2020. The game is set for an August 7th release.

Battle royale hit Playerunknown's Battlegrounds returns to the Top Ten in eighth place with a 50 per cent price cut, while Rockstar's Red Dead Redemption 2 takes the No.9 spot with a 20 per cent reduction in price. Rockstar's cowboy title launched on consoles in 2018 before coming to PC at the end of 2019. The game was only released on Steam in December of last year.

Finally, the Iceborne DLC for Monster Hunter World was tenth in the Top Ten this week thanks to a 25 per cent price cut.

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

1. Sea of Thieves, Microsoft
2. Doom Eternal, Bethesda
3. Satisfactory, Coffee Stain
4. Halo: The Master Chief Collection, Microsoft
5. Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, Activision
6. Titanfall 2, EA
7. Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition, PlayStation (P)
8. Playerunknown's Battlegrounds, PUBG Corp
9. Red Dead Redemption 2, Rockstar
10. Monster Hunter World: Iceborne, Capcom

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