Valve found its Valve Index headset in high demand following the announcement of the new Half-Life game. The VR headset ranks second on Steam top sellers list.

Yesterday, November 24, Valve updated its weekly top sellers ranking. Here it is:

  1. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
  2. Valve Index VR Kit
  3. Football Manager 2020
  4. Halo: The Master Chief Collection
  5. Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition
  6. Planet Zoo
  7. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Deluxe Edition
  8. Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds
  9. Planet Zoo Deluxe Edition
  10. Destiny 2: Shadowkeep

The list only consists of games, with the VR headset produced by Valve being a notable exception. Its surge in popularity was brought about by the reveal of Half-Life: Alyx that took place on November 21.

Half-Life: Alyx

Alyx will come out in March 2020 for PC VR devices – more than 12 years since that the last game in the series was released.

For Valve Index owners, the title will be free.

The headset itself costs $999 – twice as much as HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. The latter will also support Alyx, but their owners will have to buy the title for a full $60.