CHARTS: Helldivers 2 deploys to No.1 spot on Steam

CHARTS: Helldivers 2 deploys to No.1 spot on Steam

The newly-released Helldivers 2 was the biggest selling title on Steam last week.

The co-op shooter – from developer Arrowhead Studios – was released on February 8th and has already become PlayStation's biggest launch on Steam. To date, the game has shifted over one million units and hit a peak concurrent player figure of 196,089 users, according to Steam DB.

Valve's Counter-Strike 2 climbed back up to second place from fifth after several weeks away from the top of the charts, while PUBG: Battlegrounds shot up from No.9 to third week-on-week. That comes in the wake of a February 6th update to the battle royale smash hit.

For the first time since its release, Palworld has fallen from the top spot. The pocket monster romp came in at No.4 last week as initial launch excitement around the title dissipates.

Dota 2 returns to the Top Ten at fifth – having previously charted at No.32 – thanks to the launch of the Year of the Dragon update, which brought a wealth of Lunar New Year themed cosmetics to the MOBA.

Activision's Call of Duty also returns to the Top Ten in sixth place thanks to a 30 per cent price cut on Modern Warfare 3. The shooter comes in ahead of free-to-play battle royale Apex Legends, which comes back to the charts at No.7 from last week's No.21.

Valve's Steam Deck hardware continues to fall down the charts, dropping from sixth to eighth week-on-week, but it does come in ahead of Granblue Fantasy: Relink, which dropped seven positions down to No.9.

Rounding off the Top Ten is Enshrouded from Keen Games, which dropped from fourth place.

Here is the Steam Top Ten for the week ending February 13th:

1. Helldivers 2, PlayStation
2. Counter-Strike 2, Valve
3. PUBG: Battlegrounds, Krafton
4. Palworld, Pocketpair
5. Dota 2, Valve
6. Call of Duty, Activision
7. Apex Legends, EA
8. Steam Deck, Valve
9. Granblue Fantasy: Relink, Cygames
10. Enshrouded, Keen Games

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