CHARTS: Paradox sale sees Crusader Kings 3 and Stellaris return to Steam Top Ten

CHARTS: Paradox sale sees Crusader Kings 3 and Stellaris return to Steam Top Ten

Swedish games giant Paradox has claimed three places in this week's Top Ten, mostly off the back of price reductions.

The company's 2020 strategy title Crusader Kings 3 returns to the charts in fifth place with a 50 per cent price cut, while Stellaris takes the No.6 spot with a 75 per cent discount. The Tours and Tournaments DLC for the former also appears in the rankings at No.10 following its release on May 11th.

Valve's Counter-Strike: Global Offensive once again was the highest grossing title of the week, while Apex Legends rises one place to No.2 week-on-week. That's likely due to hype around the game as the 17th season of content gets underway.

Valve's Steam Deck rose one position to No.3, ahead of Far Cry 6 which returns to the Top Ten with a 75 per cent price cut. Lost Ark from Amazon makes an appearance in the charts at No.7, while Darkest Dungeon 2 from Red Hook Studios makes its debut at No.8 following its May 8th release.

Forza Horizon 5 returns to the charts in ninth place.

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

1. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Valve
2. Apex Legends, EA
3. Steam Deck, Valve
4. Far Cry 6, Ubisoft
5. Crusader Kings 3, Paradox
6. Stellaris, Paradox
7. Lost Ark, Amazon
8. Darkest Dungeon 2, Red Hook
9. Forza Horizon 5, Xbox Game Studios
10. Crusader Kings 3: Tours and Tournaments, Paradox

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