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CHARTS: Monster Hunter Rise DLC Sunbreak debuts at No.2

CHARTS: Monster Hunter Rise DLC Sunbreak debuts at No.2

The Sunbreak DLC for Capcom's Monster Hunter Rise took second place in the Steam charts during its first week on sale.

The title debuted on June 30th and has been eagerly anticipated for some time; the previous week, pre-orders for the title were the seventh highest-purchased item on Steam. The base game of Monster Hunter Rise came in at seventh week-on-week, falling two places.

The top spot once again went to Valve's Steam Deck hardware. Expect the console to continue its reign in the charts for some time to come, not least because Valve is reportedly doubling production at the moment.

Open-world survival game Raft returns to the Top Ten in fourth following its launch on June 20th. The title currently boasts a 15 per cent discount. That comes in ahead of new brawler DNF Duel from Nexon, a spin-off of its popular Dungeon and Fighter series of RPGs. Since its release on June 28th, the title has been praised for its accessibility and solid netcode, likely part of the reason for it being as popular as it is.

F1 2022 from EA – following its acquisition of Codemasters – debuts in sixth place, likely benefitting from the increased popularity of Formula One in America. Last week's No.3 – Tiny Tina's Wonderland – drops to eighth week-on-week, while Facepunch's Rust holds steady in ninth place.

Here is the Steam Top Ten for the week ending July 2nd:

1. Steam Deck, Valve
2. Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak, Capcom
3. MISSING
4. Raft, Axolot
5. DNF Duel, Nexon
6. F1 2022, EA
7. Monster Hunter Rise, Capcom
8. Tiny Tina's Wonderlands, 2K Games
9. Rust, Facepunch
10. MISSING


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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