Platinum Games should be happy that nearly a month later Nier: Automata is still topping the Steam charts, making the top 10 nearly each week since its release. It managed to grab the no.7 this past week, while Bluehole’s unstoppable multiplayer survival game Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds continues to dominate the charts.
Blues did a quick rundown of the top 10, which you can check out below.
- PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS
- Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
- H1Z1: King of the Kill
- Planet Coaster
- Stellaris: Utopia
- Ultimate Epic Battle Simulator
- Grand Theft Auto V
- Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Game of the Year Edition
How crazy it is to see two popular Japanese console games topping the PC Steam charts? Even crazier than that, those two Japanese titles are both from Platinum Games!
Sega re-released Bayonetta on PC during the prior week, and Square Enix released NieR: Automata on PC last month.
One of the possible reasons Bayonetta got off to such a hot start while NieR is slowing down is because Sega re-released the 2009 outing at only $19.99, giving gamers an opportunity to hop in on the action at a lower price point. NieR, alternatively, carries a $59.99 price tag on PC. So obviously the uptick in sustained sales will likely be slower.
Meanwhile, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has managed to move more than 1 million copies since launching on March 23rd, and the team racked up $11 million in revenue within the first three days of release. It’s become a smash hit since release, and has maintained strong momentum since. It’s amazing that indie games like that have managed to sell as much as AAA titles with almost no marketing budget.
Anyway, we’ll see if Platinum’s titles will continue to maintain their sales pace as we begin to head into the latter half of April.
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