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CHARTS: Battlefield 2042 pre-orders dominate Steam Top Ten

CHARTS: Battlefield 2042 pre-orders dominate Steam Top Ten

Pre-orders for EA's upcoming military shooter Battlefield 2042 made quite the appearance in this week's Steam Top Ten.

According to Valve's data, the title was the second, third and fourth highest-selling item of the week. While it's possible that this is an error on Steam's behalf, there are also a number of different SKUs for Battlefield 2042 available to pre-order at the moment, though all of the app IDs that appear in the charts point to the regular edition of the game.

This performance has no doubt been helped by the open beta for the title, which took place between October 6th and 9th. Battlefield V charted in ninth place thanks to a 90 per cent price cut.

New World from Amazon was the once again the highest-selling title of the week. Meanwhile, fighting game Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl – featuring the likes of Spongebob Squarepants – made its debut in fifth place, ahead of the Operation Riptide DLC for Valve's Counter-Strike: Global Offensive was the seventh bestselling game of the week.

FIFA 22 dropped one place to No.8, while pre-orders for Back 4 Blood – the spiritual sequel to Left 4 Dead – rounded off the Top Ten.

Here is the Steam Top Ten for the week ending Saturday, October 9th:

1. New World, Amazon
2. Battlefield 2042, EA (P)
3. Battlefield 2042, EA (P)
4. Battlefield 2042, EA (P)
5. Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl, GameMill Entertainment
6. New World, Amazon
7. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive – Operation Riptide, Valve
8. FIFA 22, EA
9. Battlefield V, EA
10. Back 4 Blood, Warner Bros (P)

Disclaimer: Alex Calvin is a freelance journalist who has worked on some projects with DICE


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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