CHARTS: New Steam Deck boosts hardware to No.1 spot

CHARTS: New Steam Deck boosts hardware to No.1 spot

Valve's brand new OLED edition of the Steam Deck has shot the hardware to the top of the Steam charts.

This new edition of the console comes with a higher quality screen as well as a bevvy of improvements, such as improved battery life. It launched on November 16th.

Counter-Strike 2 rises from third to second place week-on-week, as Call of Duty drops one place to No.3. Co-op survival horror title Lethal Company rose up four places week-on-week; the game's popularity is evident in the fact that it has hit more than 100,000 concurrent players on Steam, according to SteamDB.

Battle royale romp PUBG: Battlegrounds drops from No.1 to fifth place, while Baldur's Gate 3 rose up from seventh to No.6. Chinese free-to-play title MahjongSoul returns to the Top Ten having not even been in the Steam Top 100 the week before. This appears to be off the back of a the in-game Holy Bird War event.

Amazon and SmileGate's MMO Lost Ark returns to the charts in eighth place – up from last week's No.21 – following the launch of the new Soul Harvest November Update. A 30 per cent discount sees Remnant 2 from Gunfire and Gearbox return to the Top Ten at No.9 while battle royale title Naraka: Bladepoint rounds off the charts in tenth place.

Here is the Steam Top Ten for the week ending November 21st:

1. Steam Deck, Valve
2. Counter-Strike 2, Valve
3. Call of Duty, Activision
4. Lethal Company, Zeekerss
5. PUBG: Battlegrounds, Krafton
6. Baldur's Gate 3, Larian Studios
7. 雀魂麻將(MahjongSoul), Catfood Studio
8. Lost Ark, Amazon
9. Remnant 2, Gearbox Publishing
10. Naraka: Bladepoint, NetEase

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