CHARTS: PUBG: Battlegrounds is back at No.1 on Steam

CHARTS: PUBG: Battlegrounds is back at No.1 on Steam

Battle royale giant PUBG: Battlegrounds shot up 11 places to take the top spot on Steam last week. 

This appears to be related to a collaboration event with K-pop act NewJeans, which has seen the band take over Krafton's shooter with music videos and aesthetic changes, among other things. This is the first time that the battle royale hit has been the biggest seller on Steam since November 2023. 

Counter-Strike 2 once again fails to take the top spot, though Valve's shooter did rise one position to second week-on-week. Last week's No.1 – pre-orders for Black Myth: Wukong – dropped down to third place, while Elden Ring holds onto No.4 due to hype related to the upcoming Shadow of the Erdtree DLC. That expansion rose one place to seventh week-on-week. 

Square Enix's Kingdom Hearts franchise made its debut on Steam last week; HD 1.5+2.5 Remix was the fifth biggest seller on the platform. Of the three entries in the franchise to release on Steam, this was the only to make it into the Top 100 biggest selling games last week. 

Destiny 2 drops from second to sixth week-on-week, while Valve's Steam Deck hardware fell from fifth to eighth. The graphically impressive Bodycam also dipped down two positions to ninth, coming in ahead of Dota 2 which rounds off the Top Ten. 

Here is the Steam Top Ten for the week ending June 18th: 

1. PUBG: Battlegrounds, Krafton 
2. Counter-Strike 2, Valve
3. Black Myth: Wukong, Game Science (P) 
4. Elden Ring, Bandai Namco 
5. Kingdom Hearts -HD 1.5+2.5 Remix, Square Enix (P)
6. Destiny 2, Bungie
7. Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree, Bandai Namco
8. Steam Deck, Valve
9. Bodycam, Reissad Studio
10. Dota 2, Valve 

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