CHARTS: Pre-orders for Amazon's New World heads up Steam Top Ten again

CHARTS: Pre-orders for Amazon's New World heads up Steam Top Ten again

For the second week in a row, pre-orders for Amazon's upcoming MMO New World were the best-selling item on Steam.

The regular edition of the game held the No.1 spot, while the deluxe edition was steady in second place. Pre-ordering New World is one way that consumers can access a closed beta for the title, which went live at the end of July. The game was initially set to launch in May of last year before being bumped to spring 2021 and eventually, the end of August.

Cyberpunk RPG The Ascent from Curve Digital made its debut in third place, while Gearbox Publishing's Tribes of Midgard also started life in the Steam charts at No.4.

Orcs Must Die 3 ended its exclusivity period on Google's Stadia streaming platform on July 23rd and in its second week on Steam managed to be the fifth highest-selling game of the week. Valve's Index VR Kit took sixth ahead of Grand Theft Auto V in No.7.

Battlefield 1 returns to the Top Ten in eighth place thanks to an 88 per cent price cut, while the Gold Edition of IO's Hitman 2 – published by Warner Bros – took ninth. Rounding off the charts this week in No.10 is Mini Metro follow-up Mini Motorways from New Zealand developer Dinosaur Polo Club.

Here is the Steam Top Ten for the week ending July 31st:

1. New World, Amazon (P)
2. New World Deluxe, Amazon Games (P)
3. The Ascent, Curve Digital
4. Tribes of Midgard, Gearbox Publishing
5. Orcs Must Die 3, Robot Entertainment
6. Valve Index VR Kit, Valve
7. Grand Theft Auto V, Rockstar
8. Battlefield 1, EA
9. Hitman 2 Gold Edition, Warner Bros
10. Mini Motorways, Dinosaur Polo Club

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