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CHARTS: Mass Effect Legendary Edition debuts at Steam No.1 spot

CHARTS: Mass Effect Legendary Edition debuts at Steam No.1 spot

The modern remaster of BioWare's legendary Mass Effect trilogy was the best-selling game on Steam last week.

Legendary Edition debuted at No.1 following pre-orders for the title being the ninth highest-seller last week. The studio is currently working on a new entry in the franchise, with a number of BioWare vets joining the development team for that project.

Resident Evil Village drops from first to second place week-on-week, while the bundle with 2017's Resident Evil 7 rises three places from No.6 to third. Publisher Capcom revealed that it shipped three million copies of Village in its first four days; the title attracted 106.6k concurrent users on Steam in its first week on sale – a record for the franchise.

Valve's Index VR headset was the fourth highest-seller of the week, coming in ahead of Subnautica: Below Zero. That game launched in 1.0 form on May 14th following its Early Access launch on both Steam and the Epic Games Store in January 2019.

Unknown Worlds' previous game, Subnautica, has sold more than five million copies.

Co-op title It Takes Two drops from fourth to sixth, while Hood: Outlaws & Legends from Focus Home debuts in seventh place following pre-orders for the game being the second highest-seller last week.

Doom Eternal makes a return to the Top Ten in No.8 thanks to a 67 per cent cut in price, while pre-orders for MMO Final Fantasy XIV expansion Endwalker came in ninth ahead of its upcoming launch in November 2021.

Rounding up the Top Ten is pre-orders for THQ Nordic's Biomutant, which is set to launch on May 25th.

1. Mass Effect Legendary Edition, EA
2. Resident Evil Village, Capcom
3. Resident Evil Village and Resident Evil 7 Bundle, Capcom
4. Valve Index VR, Valve
5. Subnautica: Below Zero, Unknown Worlds
6. It Takes Two, EA
7. Hood: Outlaws & Legends, Focus Home Interactive
8. Doom Eternal, Bethesda
9. Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker, Square Enix (P)
10. Biomutant, THQ Nordic, (P)


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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