Grand Theft Auto V isn’t due out until April 14th for PC but the game has already started topping the Steam charts. Pre-loading for the title starts on April 7th, so it’s no surprise that many PC gamers decided to buy early and start prepping to make room for the 65GB monster that is Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto V.
Blues spotted the top 10 chart for Steam’s previous week in sales, and at the top of the chart is none other than Rockstar’s two year old open-world crime game, GTA V. Check out the complete list below.
- Grand Theft Auto V
- Cities: Skylines
- Pillars of Eternity
- Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
- Pillars of Eternity
- Arma 3
- Alien: Isolation
- Reign Of Kings
- The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited
- Arma 3 – Extended Edition
It’s nice to see that Cities: Skylines is still so high up on the list. The great part about it is that the game is a nice “Here’s what SimCity 2013 should have been” type scenario. The game sports offline play, massive cities that you can build and mod support… everything that EA thought they could strip out of SimCity and sell back to gamers piecemeal. The greed blew up in their face like Bernie Madoff’s ponzi scheme, or Phil Fish’s alleged IndieCade racketeering bit.
Anyway, new-school title Pillars of Eternity taking the top three spot is nice, showing that gamers still support the classic RTwP RPGs from the old-school made for today’s generation of gamer. Even in the face of the limerick controversy, it appears Obsidian is pulling through with strong community support (assuming it lasts).
But the real star of the show is Grand Theft Auto V, a game that’s an entire week out from release. This isn’t the first time GTA V for PC has been in the top 10, even though it was even farther out from release. The week before, on March 29th, 2015, Blues once again recorded the game in the top spot on the list of the 10 best selling games on Steam. The week before that Cities: Skyline held the top spot, but once again GTA V was within the top three selling games.
What’s interesting is that it was recorded that within the six days of Cities: Skyline being released on March 10th, it managed to rack up 500,000 in sales, as reported by IGN. So while Cities: Skyline held the top spot on Steam between March 15th and March 22nd, and it sold 500,000 the first week out, that puts GTA V somewhere around the 250,000 range on the sales charts, by comparison. The game is likely looking at more than a million units sold before April 14th even arrives at the rate it’s been maintaining its pace; and that’s just with pre-orders on Steam.
Next week is going to be a pretty big week for PC gamers; and if the hype is legit Rockstar could be looking at a mighty big payday from the efforts they put into the PC rendition of GTA V.