CHARTS: PUBG once again takes Steam No.1 spot

CHARTS: PUBG once again takes Steam No.1 spot

Battle royale progenitor Playerunknown's Battlegrounds took the top spot on Steam once again last week.

This is due to a 50 per cent price cut, which saw the title shoot up three places week-on-week to overtake Rare's pirate romp Sea of Thieves. That game was No.1 last week, but drops to second place. Sea of Thieves has attracted over 20 million copies in its first three years

Meanwhile, new Monster Hunter title – Stories 2: Wings of Ruin – makes its debut in third and ninth place. That's for the regular version of the game and the pre-order edition, respectively.

Facepunch's Rust rose two places week-on-week following the introduction of Nvidia's DLSS upscaling tech among other huge updates. The Game of the Year Edition of Activision and From Software's Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice drops from third to fifth place, a smaller drop than the four positions that Microsoft's Forza Horizon 4 fell to No.6. EA Originals and Hazelight's co-op title It Takes Two rose one place week-on-week; it was recently revealed that the game had sold more than two million copies since its March launch.

Valve's Index VR headset rose two places to No.8, while Rockstar's Grand Theft Auto V rounds off the Top Ten.

Here is the Steam Top Ten for the week ending July 10th:

1. Playerunknown's Battlegrounds, Krafton
2. Sea of Thieves, Microsoft
3. Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin, Capcom
4. Rust, Facepunch
5. Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice – Game of the Year Edition, Activision
6. Forza Horizon 4, Microsoft
7. It Takes Two, EA
8. Valve Index VR Kit, Valve
9. Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin – Pre-orders, Capcom
10. Grand Theft Auto V, Rockstar

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