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CHARTS: Raft holds steady at No.2 on Steam

CHARTS: Raft holds steady at No.2 on Steam

Open-world survival game Raft was once again the highest-grossing title on Steam last week.

For the week ending July 16th, Axolot's title held steady in second place. This follows 1.0 version of the game launching on June 20th having been released into Early Access back in March 2018.

The top spot once again goes to Valve's Steam Deck hardware, in no short part due to demand and the console's high price, while pre-orders cat cyberpunk romp Stray return to the Top Ten in third place ahead of its launch on July 19th.

Elden Ring also re-enters the Top Ten in fourth place though there's no clear reason why. The game hasn't had a price cut and there's no update that might have garnered this reaction. It's possible that sales have been steady but Elden Ring was pushed out of the Top Ten during the Steam Summer Sale by the cheaper titles on offer there.

Police shooter Ready or Not holds steady in fifth place, while F1 22 falls two places to No.6. Valve's Index virtual reality headset returns to the charts at seventh, while Monster Hunter Rise DLC Sunbreak drops from third to eighth week-on-week. The base game has also dropped two places down to No.9.

Rounding off the Steam Top Ten is the Prime status upgrade for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.

Here is the Steam Top Ten for the week ending July 16th:

1. Steam Deck, Valve
2. Raft, Axolot
3. Stray, Annapurna (P)
4. Elden Ring, Bandai Namco
5. Ready or Not, Void Interactive
6. F1 22, Electronic Arts
7. Valve Index VR Kit, Valve
8. Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak, Capcom
9. Monster Hunter Rise + Sunbreak, Capcom
10. CS: GO Prime Status Upgrade, Valve


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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