CHARTS: CS:GO DLC Operation Riptide takes Steam No.1

CHARTS: CS:GO DLC Operation Riptide takes Steam No.1

New DLC for Valve's online shooter Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) was the best-selling item on Steam last week.

The new expansion made its debut on September 22nd and brings with it content including new maps, missions and game modes. No doubt this will help revitalise CS:GO following reports that the new Prime business model that Valve introduced for the free-to-play shooter had resulted in a 17 per cent drop in players.

Amazon's long-awaited MMO New World makes its Steam debut in second place following a number of delays, while NetEase's battle royale title Naraka: Bladepoint holds steady at No.4 week-on-week. Pre-orders for FIFA 22 were the fifth highest-selling item for the week, coming in ahead of Bethesda's Deathloop, which was No.1 last week and has dropped to No.6

Beaver city-building title Timberborn has dug in at seventh, as has Valve's Index VR headset kit. Meanwhile the rest of the Steam Top Ten has something of a common theme; simulators.

Ninth goes to TinyBuild's Potion Craft: Alchemist Simulator, while Gas Station Simulator rounds off the charts in tenth place.

Here is the Steam Top Ten for the week ending September 25th:

1. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive – Operation Riptide, Valve
2. New World, Amazon
4. Naraka: Bladepoint, NetEase
5. FIFA 22, EA
6. Deathloop, Bethesda
7. Timberborn, Mechanistry
8. Valve Index VR Kit, Valve
9. Potion Craft: Alchemist Simulator, TinyBuild
10. Gas Station Simulator, Movie Games

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