CHARTS: Baldur's Gate 3 spends second week at Steam No.1 spot

CHARTS: Baldur's Gate 3 spends second week at Steam No.1 spot

In the second week since its 1.0 launch, Baldur's Gate 3 was the biggest-grossing game on Steam.

The RPG title continues to attract a great deal of attention, hitting 875,343 concurrent players on Steam, according to SteamDB, over the weekend.

Valve's Counter-Strike: Global Offensive once again has to settle for No.2 for the second week in a row, charting ahead of free-to-play battle royale romp Apex Legends, which rose two places to No.3 following the launch of a new season of content.

PUBG: Battlegrounds returns to the Top Ten in fourth place possibly due to the game's Global Series 2 esports event, which has been running since August 10th. NetEase's battle royale title Naraka: Bladepoint following a crossover event with the Nier franchise.

Valve's Steam Deck hardware hangs steady in sixth place. This may be due to the company revealing that it is now selling refurbished consoles. Pre-orders for Starfield rise up three places to No.7 as we approach launch, while Call of Duty drops five places to eighth week-on-week.

Remnant 2 from Gearbox Publishing and Gunfire Games fell from fourth to ninth week-on-week likely due to launch hype fading away, while Konami's Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel returns to the Top Ten.

Here is the Steam Top Ten for the week ending August 15th:

1. Baldur's Gate 3, Larian Studios
2. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Valve
3. Apex Legends, EA
4. PUBG: Battlegrounds, Krafton
5. Naraka: Bladepoint, NetEase
6. Steam Deck, Valve
7. Starfield, Bethesda (P)
8. Call of Duty, Activision
9. Remnant 2, Gearbox Publishing
10. Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel, Konami

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