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CHARTS: Halo Infinite shoots to No.1 on Steam

CHARTS: Halo Infinite shoots to No.1 on Steam

The latest entry in Microsoft's long-running Halo franchise, Infinite, was the best-selling game on Steam last week.

The title's campaign portion made its debut on December 8th in the wake of the free-to-play multiplayer beta launching late in November. It's been 20 years since Halo began, with this latest edition coming out to generally positive reviews.

That franchise's creator – Bungie – took second and third places on Steam this week with pre-orders for the upcoming Witch Queen DLC for its Destiny 2 taking No.2 and a bundle celebrating the studio's history landing at No.3.

RocketWerkz's Icarus drops from first to fourth week-on-week, while Valve's Index VR headset fell from second to fifth. Cyberpunk 2077 from CD Projekt charted in sixth this week, down from fourth, while Farming Simulator 22 came in seventh place, down from third. That title shifted 1.5 million copies in its first week on sale.

FIFA 22 came in eighth, ahead of new title Thunder Tier One from Krafton, a top-down shooter that made its debut on December 7th. Rounding up the Top Ten is co-op shooter title GTFO, which launched out of Steam Early Access last week.

Here is the Steam Top Ten for the week ending December 11th,

1. Halo Infinite (Campaign), Xbox Game Studios
2. Destiny 2: The Witch Queen Deluxe + Bungie 30th Anniversary Bundle, Bungie (P)
3. Destiny 2: Bungie 30th Anniversary Pack, Bungie
4. Icarus, RocketWerkz
5. Valve Index VR Kit, Valve
6. Cyberpunk 2077, CD Projekt
7. Farming Simulator 22, Giants Software
8. FIFA 22, EA
9. Thunder Tier One, Krafton
10. GTFO, 10 Chambers


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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