CHARTS: Battle royale behemoth Playerunknown's Battlegrounds back at Steam No.1 spot

CHARTS: Battle royale behemoth Playerunknown's Battlegrounds back at Steam No.1 spot

Battle royale giant Playerunknown's Battlegrounds is once again the best-selling title on Steam.

The game reclaimed its throne thanks to a 50 per cent price cut on the platform. PUBG was the No.1 title on Valve's service for most of 2017 when it first made its debut on the market.

Second place goes to the similarly-themed Operation: Broken Fang DLC for Valve's own military shooter, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. Last week the title was the ninth highest-seller.

Hazelight's co-op romp It Takes Two drops one place from second to third for the week, while Valve's Index VR headset holds steady in fourth. Square Enix's remake of cult classic RPG Nier Replicant falls from No.1 to fifth week-on-week, while 2017's sequel, Nier Automata, makes a return to the Top Ten in ninth place, coming in behind Kojima Productions' Death Stranding in sixth.

The remaster of Creative Assembly's Total War: Rome makes a debut in seventh place, while pre-orders for the upcoming Resident Evil 8/Village took No.8. That title is launching on May 7th.

Finally, Valheim from Coffee Stain rounds off the Top Ten, dropping from last week's No.8.

Here is the Steam Top Ten for the week ending May 1st:

1. Playerunknown's Battlegrounds, PUBG Studio
2. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive - Operation Broken Fang, Valve
3. It Takes Two, EA
4. Valve Index VR, Valve
5. Nier Replicant, Square Enix
6. Death Stranding, 505 Games
7. Total War: Rome Remastered, Sega
8. Resident Evil 8/Village, Capcom (P)
9. Nier Automata, Square Enix
10. Valheim, Coffee Stain Publishing

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