A seasonal sale on Steam propels Grand Theft Auto V back to the top of its charts, while Overwatch continues its reign on GameStop, and Itch.io sees the slapstick Nuclear Power Plant Simulator break the top five.
On June 23, PC gaming platform Steam rolled out the latest of its annual summer sales.
Running until July 4, the 2016 Summer Sale continued a trend introduced towards the end of 2015, with mini-games and flash sales removed in preference to sale-long price continuity and, presumably, less stress on Steam's online servers.
That took the pressure off customers looking for the best deals, and the event saw April 2015's PC release of Grand Theft Auto V once more top the Steam charts.
First person-shooter ARK: Survival Evolved as well as action adventure The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt were also resurgent, while the recent DOOM and, perhaps more impressively, the word-of-mouth hit Dead by Daylight that maintained their top five places on Steam.
On GameStop, Blizzard's blockbuster team shooter Overwatch keeps its place in top spot, with The Sims 4 and subscription cards for World of Warcraft and Wizard 101 also popular with a more mainstream audience.
Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens wins two spots on the GamersGate rundown thanks to the presence of its deluxe edition, while pre-orders for fighting game Under Night In-Birth Exelate interrupt the sale proceedings on the Humble Store as players await the latest game from the studio behind genre standard BlazBlue.
It's on Itch.io that Nuclear Power Plant Simulator climbs into an elevated position; one of YouTube's most popular channel hosts,Markiplier, covered the game in a June 27 video.
1. Grand Theft Auto V
3. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
4. ARK: Survival Evolved
5. Dead by Daylight
*Steam chart based on revenue rather than units.
GameStop US (gamestop.com)
2. World of Warcraft 60 Day Game Card
3. Wizard 101 $10 Game Card
4. The Sims 4
5. Wizard 101 $20 Game Card
GamersGate US (gamersgate.com)
1. Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens
2. Tom Clancy's The Division Season Pass
3. A Story About My Uncle
4. Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens Deluxe Edition
1. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Expansion Pass
2. The Witcher 3 - Blood and Wine expansion
4. The Witcher 3 - Hearts of Iron expansion
5. Heroes of Might and Magic 3: Complete
Humble Store (humblebundle.com/store)
1. Divinity: Original Sin - Enchanted Edition
2. Under Night In-Birth Exelate
3. Hyper Light Drifter
5. Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes
1. FPV Freerider
3. VA-11 Hall-A
4. FPV Freerider Recharged
5. Nuclear Power Plant Simulator