CHARTS: Palworld spends second week at Steam No.1

CHARTS: Palworld spends second week at Steam No.1

Smash hit Early Access title Palworld was the biggest-selling title on Steam for the second week in a row.

The game made its debut on January 19th and sold more than eight million copies in its first six days on sale. Palworld has become somewhat surrounded by controversy, with some believing it to have drawn some considerable inspiration from the Pokémon series.

Second place went to another Early Access title, Enshrouded from Keen Games, which made its debut on Steam on January 24th. Tekken 8 started life in third place following its January 25th release. The fighting game launched to critical acclaim.

Valve has entries in fifth and sixth places this week; Counter-Strike 2 dropped down one place to fourth, while the company's Steam Deck hardware fell from second to fifth week-on-week.

Yazuka title Like A Dragon: Infinite Wealth, made its debut in sixth place. This comes in the wake of Sega bringing the franchise to Steam to huge critical and commercial acclaim. EA Sports FC 24 dropped down two places to seventh, charting ahead of PUBG: Battlegrounds, which fell four rungs down the latter to No.8.

Apex Legends and Call of Duty both round off the charts in ninth and tenth places respectively.

Here is the Steam Top Ten for the week ending January 30th:

1. Palworld, Pocketpair
2. Enshrouded, Keen Games
3. Tekken 8, Bandai Namco
4. Counter-Strike 2, Valve
5. Steam Deck, Valve
6. Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth, Sega
7. EA Sports FC 24, EA
8. PUBG: Battlegrounds, Krafton
9. Apex Legends, EA
10. Call of Duty, Activision

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