After the official launch of MMORPG New World from Amazon Games took the lead Steam sales chart. Over the week, the total revenue from sales of different versions of the game has grown: now the project takes not two, but four places out of ten.
New World ousted Counter-Strike: Global Offensive’s Operation Riptide, which had topped the chart a week earlier, from the top 3. Also, the game is located in the second, third and fifth positions (we are talking about the Deluxe edition and pre-orders of both versions). Yesterday MMORPG updated its own online record: at some point, there were simultaneously 913,634 user. With this result, she still occupies the third line among record holders sites (excluding Valve games) – Cyberpunk 2077 remains higher (1,054,388) and PUBG (3 257 248).
Since its launch, Amazon Games has more than doubled the number of servers, but this is still not enough to keep the game running smoothly. Users continue to complain about long queues for connecting to servers and delays. Due to negative reviews of this kind, New World’s Steam rating has dropped to 61% (in total, almost 70 thousand reviews were left). The developers had to prevent players from creating new characters on crowded servers. This week will appear the ability to transfer characters between servers. Also, the creators are working to increase the capacity of servers. No console release planned.
A novelty, a 2D fighting game Melty Blood: Type Lumina from French-Bread and Delightworks, debuted in sixth place. The relaunch of the series based on the Tsukihime visual novel is rated 87% (the total number of reviews is more than two thousand). Buyers describe the game as almost ideal for fans and note the dynamic gameplay, pleasant graphics and a variety of modes. The release also took place on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.
After the premiere, FIFA 22 dropped from the fifth line to the seventh, but at the same time the Ultimate edition (it is the eighth) entered the top ten. Maximum concurrent players – 51,711… The simulator collects positive reviews: they amount to 81% of the total number of reviews exceeding 1800. Average score for Metacritic – 78/100 for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X and S (other versions haven’t received enough reviews). Many media outlets called the new part the best in years, but this only applies to options for this generation of consoles.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive came in fourth, and the Valve Index VR headset came in ninth. Closes the top ten Battlefield 2042, which has increased in pre-orders due to the upcoming beta testing.
Deathloop and Naraka: Bladepoint both leave the chart.
Top 10 games by sales revenue (September 27 – October 3):
- New World (pre-order);
- New World;
- New World (pre-order another edition);
- Counter-Strike: Global Offensive – Operation Predatory Waters;
- New World (Deluxe Edition);
- Melty Blood: Type Lumina;
- FIFA 22;
- FIFA 22 (Ultimate Edition)
- Valve Index VR Kit;
- Battlefield 2042 (pre-order).