Steam Early Access game Rust makes $8.8m

Steam Early Access game Rust makes $8.8m
Ben Parfitt

By Ben Parfitt

January 20th 2014 at 3:00PM

Sandbox title knocks fellow in-development title DayZ off sales top spot

DayZ has for the first time since its release in December been knocked off the top of Steam’s best selling list.

And its conqueror? None other than fellow early access sandbox title Rust.

Of course it’s unlikely that Rust’s overall sales have caught up with DayZ. It was announced on January 14th that DayZ had passed 1m sales while Rust sales stood at 150,000 copies as of Christmas Eve.

Note that Steam’s weekly chart, which specify the best selling title over the last seven days, still lists DayZ at No.1 and Rust at No.2. It’s not clear what time period the Steam’s standard best selling list covers, although as it’s updated daily it’s logical to conclude it covers the previous 24 hours.

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