CHARTS: Modern Warfare II pre-orders rise to second place

CHARTS: Modern Warfare II pre-orders rise to second place

Pre-orders for the upcoming Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II were the second highest grossing item on Steam last week.

The title is set to launch on October 28th and rose one place week-on-week. This came in the wake of a beta for the shooter, in addition to news that Activision was increasing what it expects of players when it comes to behaviour.

Steam Deck was once again the highest seller on the platform, while Cyberpunk 2077 dropped one place to third after its recent return. The dark sci-fi RPG has seen renewed popularity since the launch of the Edgerunners anime on Netflix, with around one million people playing the game every day last week.

Slime Rancher 2 makes its debut in fourth place following its September 22nd launch, ahead of pre-orders for the FIFA 23 ahead of its October 1st release. In seventh is the eagerly-anticipated Return to Monkey Island, which has launched to critical acclaim, ahead of Astrogon's Construction Simulator.

Last week's No.6 – God of War – drops to eighth, while Elden Ring returns to the Top Ten in ninth place. Rounding off the charts this week is NBA 2K23.

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

1. Steam Deck, Valve
2. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II, Activision (P)
3. Cyberpunk 2077, CD Projekt
4. Slime Rancher 2, Monomi Park
5. FIFA 23, EA (P)
6. Return to Monkey Island, Devolver Digital
7. Construction Simulator, Astrogon
8. God of War, Sony
9. Elden Ring, Bandai Namco
10. NBA 2K23, 2K Games

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