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PC download charts: ‘Prey’ takes on ‘PUBG’, ‘Overwatch’, ‘Conan Exiles’

/ 04:42 PM May 10, 2017
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“Prey” is filled with mimics that disguise themselves as everyday objects. Image: Arkane Studios/Bethesda Softworks/ZeniMax Media via AFP Relaxnews

Big-budget blockbuster-in-waiting “Prey” performed well across several major storefronts, sliding into first place on the Humble Store but was prevented from taking top spot on Steam, GameStop and GamersGate by a number of its contemporaries.

Since its May 5 release, players have been stepping aboard the space station of “Prey” as alternate versions of its main character, a male or female scientist, engineer, or security-minded tech company executive named Morgan.

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The station orbiting earth is, unfortunately, infested with a shapeshifting, teleporting, aggressive alien population and players can choose whether to tackle them through skill and firepower, or to get the upper hand by employing some alien-derived aptitudes against the threatening force.

Developed by Arkane Studios, the French-American developer on the up since 2012’s similarly artistically sumptuous, choice-laden action adventure “Dishonored”, and despite picking a week in which it was the most visible new release, “Prey” entered a hotly contested arena.

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Strong performances across major storefronts saw it in first place on the Humble Store by May 9, but it was prevented from duplicating the performance on GamersGate, GameStop and online giant Steam.

Released in March 2017, multiplayer battle royale title du jour “PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds” maintained its eagle’s nest position atop the Steam chart; the supremely polished “Overwatch” continued its domination of digital and physical retail hybrid GameStop; and the resurgent (and rather graphic) survival sandbox “Conan Exiles”, based on the barbarian tribes of Robert E. Howard’s fictional universe, claimed GamersGate’s most prominent position.

Steam* (steampowered.com)
1. Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds
2. Prey
3. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
4. Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III
5. H1Z1: King of the Kill
*Steam chart based on revenue rather than units.

GameStop US (gamestop.com)
1. Overwatch
2. Prey
3. Call of Duty: WWII – Digital Deluxe Edition
4. Gears of War 4 for Xbox One and Windows 10
5. World of Warcraft 60 Day Game Card

GamersGate EU (gamersgate.com)
1. Conan Exiles
2. Prey
3. Space Engineers – Early Access
4. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege
5. Sniper Elite 4 Deluxe Edition

GOG (gog.com)
1. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Expansion Pass
2. Dragon Age: Origins – Ultimate Edition
3. Star Wars Empire at War: Gold Pack
4. Little Nightmares
5. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Game of the Year Edition

Humble Store (humblebundle.com/store)
1. Prey
2. PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds
3. Strafe
4. Duck Game
5. Stellaris: Utopia

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Itchio (itch.io)
1. FPG Freerider
2. WolfQuest
3. Raft
4. FPV Freerider Recharged
5. Alvora Tactics

JB

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TOPICS: 'overwatch', Conan Exiles, Prey
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