Weekly PC download charts: Awards boost, 'God Eater 3' release, 'Kingdom Come' birthday
The 2018 Steam Awards plus discounts further boost sales of popular favorites, while “God Eater 3” charts highly upon release, and “Kingdom Come: Deliverance” approaches its first anniversary.
Winners of Friday’s 2018 Steam Awards constituted four of the retailer’s top five bestselling games by the time its next weekly chart was compiled on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019.
While “Grand Theft Auto V”, “The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt”, “PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds” and “Monster: Hunter World” all won awards, “God Eater 3” was the week’s best-selling new release, according to Steam’s revenue-based ranking.
That’s notable, considering the large swathe of common ground shared between the big beast-slaying antics of “God Eater 3” and “Monster Hunter: World”; this third core series outing is the first not primarily developed for a portable console, and was released worldwide for both PC and PlayStation 4 on Feb. 8.
A debut week for “God Eater 3” doubled as a 51st week for “Kingdom Come: Deliverance,” which rose back up the charts, particularly on Fanatical and GOG, with sale discounts ahead of its one-year anniversary on Feb. 13.
The medieval-era, Central European action role-playing game was reasonably well received upon its launch, a first and ambitiously complex release from Czech studio Warhorse, improved after a tranche of launch bugs were fixed, and leaning heavily on claims of historical accuracy in terms of clothing and equipment, combat, and world design.
1. Grand Theft Auto V
2. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Game of the Year edition
3. Monster Hunter: World
4. PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds
5. God Eater 3
*Steam chart based on revenue rather than units.
1. Far Cry 5 + Gold Edition
3. Jump Force – Ultimate Edition
4. Far Cry Primal – Apex Edition (note: not the free, separate, unrelated game Apex Legends)
5. Sid Meier’s: Civilization VI: Gathering Storm expansion
1. Dark Souls III: Season Pass
2. Resident Evil 2 / Biohazard RE:2 – Deluxe Edition
5. Dark Souls III
1. Sid Meier’s Civilization VI Gold Edition
2. Kingdom Come: Deliverance – Ashes Edition
3. Fanatical’s Undercover Bundle (10 games incl. Beholder, Cognition, The Sexy Brutale)
4. God Eater 3
5. Fanatical’s Torment Bundle (8 games incl. Bad Dream: Coma, Escape Doodland, Earthworms)
1. Kingdom Come: Deliverance
4. Heroes of Might and Magic 3: Complete
5. Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales
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3. Dim – Playable Demo
4. Mr Twigs
5. Blame Him – Demo