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STEAM CHARTS: Horror title Phasmophobia takes top spot from Baldur's Gate 3

STEAM CHARTS: Horror title Phasmophobia takes top spot from Baldur's Gate 3

Horror co-op title Phasmophobia has shot to the top of the charts on Steam.

The game was the second best-selling entry in the rankings last week and has taken the No.1 spot from Early Access title Baldur's Gate 3. Phasmophobia has seen a surge in popularity, hitting a peak concurrent player count of 86,576 according to SteamCharts. That's a significant improvement on the 68k simultaneous users the game boasted at the start of October.

As previously mentioned, Larian Studios' Baldur's Gate 3 drops from first place to second, while multiplayer smash hit Among Us, which holds steady at the No.3 spot.

Pre-orders for the eagerly-anticipated Cyberpunk 2077 were the fourth best-selling item of the week, an increase of two positions from last week, while Valve's Index VR kit drops one place to No.5.

A new remastered Definitive Edition of Age of Empires III debuted in sixth place. This was developed by Australian studio Tantalus Media under the supervision of Microsoft's newly-created Age of Empires-focused arm.

The colourful and chaotic Fall Guys remains at No.7 week-on-week, likely thanks to developer Mediatonic's continued support for the title, while EA's FIFA 21 spends a second week in eighth place.

Rockstar's Grand Theft Auto V makes a return to the Steam Top Ten in the No.9 spot, while Supergiant's Greek god roguelite Hades drops from ninth place to No.10 this week.

Here is the Steam Top Ten for the week ending October 17th:

1. Phasmophobia, Kinetic
2. Baldur’s Gate 3, Larian Studios
3. Among Us, Innersloth
4. Cyberpunk 2077 (P), CD Projekt
5. Valve Index VR Kit, Valve
6. Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition, Xbox Games Studios
7. Fall Guys, Devolver Digital
8. FIFA 21, EA
9. Grand Theft Auto V, Rockstar
10. Hades, Supergiant


PCGamesInsider Contributing Editor

Alex Calvin is a freelance journalist who writes about the business of games. He started out at UK trade paper MCV in 2013 and left as deputy editor over three years later. In June 2017, he joined Steel Media as the editor for new site PCGamesInsider.biz. In October 2019 he left this full-time position at the company but still contributes to the site on a daily basis. He has also written for GamesIndustry.biz, VGC, Games London, The Observer/Guardian and Esquire UK.

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