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PC download charts: ‘Doom Eternal’ soars as Steam sets new record

/ 10:29 PM March 24, 2020
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“Doom Eternal”. Image: Bethesda via AFP Relaxnews

Power fantasy “Doom Eternal” combines with stay-at-home COVID-19 orders to push Steam to an all-time high of 22 million concurrent users.

Released on March 20, “Doom Eternal” is the follow-up to 2016’s extremely enthusiastically received first-person-shooter franchise reboot “Doom”.

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It finished the week at top spot on popular PC gaming network Steam which logged a new all-time concurrent user peak of 22 million, as logged through the site itself and third-party tracker SteamDB.

Not only was “Doom Eternal” the bestselling computer game on Steam for the week, by revenue, it was also the second, fifth, and seventh best-seller thanks to the way Steam logged the sale of pre-orders and special editions.

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Console editions of “Doom Eternal” launched across PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, with game streaming subscription service Google Stadia also adding it to its storefront and a Nintendo Switch release planned for a later date.

Steam’s concurrent user count had passed 20 million for the first time the previous weekend, as stay-at-home COVID-19 confinement measures were enacted in Europe and parts of North America as well as Asia.

Steam*
1. Doom Eternal
2. Doom Eternal (pre-purchase)
3 & 4. Borderlands 3 (various editions)
5. Doom Eternal Deluxe Edition (pre-purchase)
*Steam chart based on revenue rather than units.

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1. Stardew Valley (Steam code)
2. Doom Eternal (Bethesda.net code)
3. Resident Evil 2 / Biohazard 2 RE:2 (Steam)
4. Monster Hunter: World (Steam)
5. XCOM 2 Collection (Steam)

GOG
1. Divinity: Original Sin 2 – Definitive Edition
2. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Game of the Year Edition
3. GreedFall
4. Disco Elysium
5. Stardew Valley
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TOPICS: charts, Gaming, PC downloads, PC games, Steam
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