PC gaming charts – Valve Index VR Kit, Octopath Traveler, 3dSenVR, FlowScape

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  • Wednesday, 24 Jul 2019

A scene from virtual landscaping, painting, and photography game FlowScape. — AFP Relaxnews

The high-end Valve Index virtual reality headset stays atop Steam's sales chart thanks to revenue-based ranking while interest in retro-JRPG Octopath Traveler outlasts the Summer Sales; interest in VR likewise drives several best-selling Humble Store titles as well as a NES console emulator, while panorama creation suite FlowScape.

While the VR Kit is top of Steam's weekly chart (issued on Sundays), it is also 36 times more expensive than the PC edition of PUBG, the next best-selling game on this revenue-derived ranking.

Scenic, retro-inspired role-playing adventure Octopath Traveler was originally released for the Nintendo Switch this time last year, but has been selling well on PC since its platform debut on July 7, climbing up to Steam's fifth place now that the annual Summer Sale is fading from memory.

While the upper end of the Steam charts remained largely unchanged from the week before, this week sees the release of two entries to the robust, alternate history Wolfenstein shooter franchise.

Wolfenstein: Youngblood picks up 20 years from Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus and features the non-identical twin daughters of the previous game's lead characters, battling their way through an occupied Paris.

Wolfenstein: Cyberpilot is likewise set during the same era as Youngblood but instead features a different character – a French hacker – and has been developed for virtual reality setups.

VR titles drove much of the Humble Store's sale after a weekend special, with Skyrim, Fallout 4, and Budget Cuts all intended for head-mounted devices, while card game combat challenge Slay The Spire and laid-back farming and life sim Stardew Valley also benefited from short-term discounts.

Interest in VR likewise propelled 3D VR Nintendo Entertainment System emulator 3dSenVR to the top of the Itch.io chart, where US$10 (RM41) zen-like landscape arrangement plaything FlowScape was the site's second placed title in the New and Popular chart. It's also Itch's current second-best selling title overall, behind only the alpha package for strategy game Voxel Tycoon. – AFP Relaxnews
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