CHARTS: Ark Survival Ascended debuts at Steam No.2

CHARTS: Ark Survival Ascended debuts at Steam No.2

Studio Wildcard's remake of Ark: Survival Evolved was the second biggest seller on Steam last week.

Ark: Survival Ascended launched into Early Access on October 25th with the base game and an updated version of the Scorched Earth expansion pack. The title was made in Unreal Engine 5 and follows Ark: Survival Evolved shifting well over 20 million units to date.

Counter-Strike 2 from Valve continues to sit atop the Steam charts, while Cities: Skylines 2 hangs steady in third place following its launch last week. That's despite reports of performance issues with the city building sim.

Electronic Arts' EA Sports FC 24 was once again the fourth biggest seller on Steam, charting ahead of PUBG: Battlegrounds, which returns to the charts in fifth place. The battle royale romp bumps both Baldur's Gate 3 and Call of Duty down one rung of the ladder to sixth and seventh place respectively, ahead of Apex Legends which fell six places to No.8 week-on-week. Chinese dating title Love Is All Around made its debut at No.9. A 40 per cent discount – and likely hype surrounding its recently released sequel – brought Marvel's Spider-Man Remastered back into the Steam charts.

Here is the Steam Top Ten for the week ending October 31st:

1. Counter-Strike 2, Valve
2. Ark: Survival Ascended, Studio Wildcard
3. Cities: Skylines 2, Paradox
4. EA Sports FC 24, EA
5. PUBG: Battlegrounds, Krafton
6. Baldur's Gate 3, Larian Studios
7. Call of Duty, Activision
8. Apex Legends, EA
9. Love Is All Around, Intiny
10. Marvel's Spider-Man Remastered, Sony

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