CHARTS: Baldur's Gate 3 dethrones CSGO to take Steam No.1

CHARTS: Baldur's Gate 3 dethrones CSGO to take Steam No.1

Newly-released RPG Baldur's Gate 3 was the biggest selling title by revenue last week on Steam.

The title, developed by Larian Studios, outperformed long-running best-seller Counter-Stike: Global Offensive, which falls to second place. Baldur's Gate 3 is off to a great start, having shifted 2.5 million during its Early Access phase. The game has hit a peak of 814,666 concurrent players already, according to SteamDB.

The newly-combined Call of Duty, which puts Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone in once place, was the third best-seller of the week. Remnant 2 drops two places to No.4, while Apex Legends falls from fourth to fifth.

Valve's Steam Deck hardware drops one place to No.6, while the fifth season of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2's content makes its debut in the Steam Top Ten. NetEase's free-to-play battle royale Naraka: Bladepoint rose one place to No.8, coming in ahead of American Truck Simulator. That title, from SCS Software, returns to the Top Ten thanks to a 75 per cent price cut following the release of the new W900 Tuning Pack.

Meanwhile, pre-orders for the upcoming ambitious sci-fi RPG Starfield, round off the Top Ten.

Here is the Steam Top Ten for the week ending August 8th:

1. Baldur's Gate 3, Larian Studios
2. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Valve
3. Call of Duty, Activision
4. Remnant 2, Gearbox Publishing
5. Apex Legends, EA
6. Steam Deck, Valve
7. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 – BlackCell (Season 5), Activision
8. Naraka: Bladepoint, NetEase
9. American Truck Simulator, SCS Software
10. Starfield, Bethesda (P)

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