according to steam database, the five best-selling games on Steam last week were Elden Ring, Elden Ring, Elden Ring Deluxe Edition, Destiny 2: The Witch Queen Deluxe Edition, and Elden Ring. Just beyond the very top, the standard edition of the Witch Queen sits in sixth place, with just two games remaining to occupy the top six.
I don’t think anyone expected the latest version of FromSoftware’s highly anticipated open-world RPG or Bungie’s popular looter shooter to sell poorly anyway, but it’s kind of ridiculous to see them take all the best sellers by storm. What is the difference between each entry?
Aside from the deluxe and standard editions (with a duplicate entry for each game), Elden Ring’s top spot is actually the Japanese version of the game, which has outsold the other localized versions.
As for the difference between Elden Ring’s 2nd and 5th on the list, my best guess is that the lower accounted for the last one people pre-ordered in the first half of the week, catching up with the pre-release excitement coverage.
Whatever the reason, Elden Ring, and to a lesser extent the witch queen, seems to have taken PC gaming by storm. Outside of the top five, the Steam Deck’s position as the seventh best-selling item on Steam caught my eye. The portable gaming PC did impress us and other reviewers, but it’s a piece of hardware in the soft-boot phase, not an easy-to-download video game like Total War: Warhammer 3.