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CHARTS: Deathloop shoots its way to Steam No.1 spot

CHARTS: Deathloop shoots its way to Steam No.1 spot

Bethesda's latest release, Deathloop, was the best-selling game on Steam last week.

The time-looping shooter from Arkane Lyon made its debut on September 14th and has been a strong seller thanks to promising reviews and being one of the first "next-generation" console titles to launch on PC. Deathloop has sold well despite wide reports of performance bugs within the immersive sim.

The pre-order version of the game was the third highest-selling game of the week. Deathloop was initially set to launch in May but was bumped until September.

Rather hilariously, despite Microsoft having bought Bethesda parent ZeniMax Media for $7.5 billion, Deathloop currently isn't available on Xbox consoles due to a previously-agreed console exclusivity for Sony's PlayStation 5.

Last week's top seller – Tales of Arise from Bandai Namco – drops one place week-on-week, while NetEase's Naraka: Bladepoint holds steady in fourth place. Red Dead Redemption 2 was the fifth highest-selling game of the week, rising five places week-on-week thanks to a 33 per cent price cut.

Fellow Take-Two title NBA 2K22 rose one place to No.6 while, er, beaver city building simulator Timberborn from Mechanistry came in seventh place following its September 15th launch into Early Access.

Valve's Index VR Kit charts at No.8 while pre-orders for Amazon's long-in-development and much-delayed New World returned to the Top Ten in ninth place ahead of the MMO's launch on September 28th.

Finally, Valheim makes a return to the Top Ten following the release of the Hearth and Home expansion on September 16th.

Here is the Steam Top Ten for the week ending September 18th:

1. Deathloop, Bethesda
2. Tales of Arise, Bandai Namco
3. Deathloop - Pre-Order, Bethesda
4. Naraka: Bladepoint, NetEase
5. Red Dead Redemption 2, Rockstar
6. NBA 2K22, 2K Games
7. Timberborn, Mechanistry
8. Valve Index VR Kit, Valve
9. New World, Amazon Game Studios (P)
10. Valheim, Coffee Stain Publishing


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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