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CHARTS: Coffee Stain's Valheim debuts at Steam No.1

CHARTS: Coffee Stain's Valheim debuts at Steam No.1

Survival game Valheim from developer Iron Gate and Coffee Stain Publishing has shot straight to the top of the charts on Steam.

The title launched into Early Access on February 2nd and the Swedish studio already having published a roadmap for upcoming content in 2021, likely giving consumers a degree of confidence in the game.

Lightning Games' Tale of the Immortal holds steady in second place following its debut on Steam at the end of January, while the Complete Edition of Koei Tecmo's samurai-styled souls-like Nioh 2 takes third place following its February 5th release.

Pre-orders for the recently-announced Total War: Warhammer III were the fourth highest-selling item of the week. Creative Assembly's latest entry in its licensed RTS series is set to launch in later 2021 and comes in the wake of the studio's 2019 Total War: Three Kingdoms seeing blockbuster success in China.

Valve's Index VR headset was the fifth best-selling item, charting ahead of last week's No.1 spot holder, Gamera Game's Dyson Sphere Program. That title charted in sixth this week.

Facepunch's Rust drops from fourth to seventh week-on-week following its blockbuster success at the start of 2021, while Cyberpunk 2077 from CD Projekt drops from fifth to eighth.

Pre-orders for the upcoming remasters of the first three Mass Effect titles – Legendary Edition – took No.9 this week ahead of its May launch, ahead of the Game of the Year Edition of Activision's Souls-like Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. This game came in tenth thanks to a 35 per cent discount.

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

1. Valheim, Coffee Stain Publishing
2. Tale of Immortal, Lightning Games
3. Nioh 2 – Complete Edition, Koei Tecmo
4. Total War: Warhammer III, Sega (P)
5. Valve Index VR Kit, Valve
6. Dyson Sphere Program, Gamera Game
7. Rust, Facepunch
8. Cyberpunk 2077, CD Projekt
9. Mass Effect Legendary Edition, EA (P)
10. Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice – Game of the Year Edition, Activision


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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