Valve Reveals Steam's Top 100 Sales of 2022

Valve Reveals Steam’s Top 100 Sales of 2022

True to tradition, Valve does not communicate an actual perfectly ranked top 100, instead offering a random ranking sorting games into the following four groups: Platinum (1ᵉʳ – 12ᵉ), Gold (13ᵉ – 24ᵉ), Silver (25ᵉ – 50ᵉ) and Bronze (51ᵉ – 100ᵉ). And this year, the coveted Platinum rank includes 6 games already awarded the previous year. These are Destiny 2, PUBG: Battlegrounds, Naraka: Bladepoint, Apex Legends but also the two indestructible pillars of Valve Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Dota 2. As for the most important news of the year, they are called Elden Ring, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, Lost Ark, Dying Light 2: Stay Human, Monster Hunter Rise, and Yu-Gi-Oh! duel master. Titles from Japan, China, South Korea, the United States and Poland to save the honor of Europe.

The rise of free games

It may be obvious or on the contrary seem natural, but of the 12 biggest Steam revenues in 2022, no less than 8 are free-to-play. And again, titles like Fortnite, Genshin Impact, Minecraft, Valorant, or even Overwatch 2 could have increased the score if they were hosted on Valve’s platform. Last year’s greatest hits, Valheim and New World couldn’t make it to the end for their own reasons and found themselves demoted to Bronze rank, in the bottom 50 of the top 100. Another notable fact is the first time since Steam did this annual ranking. . (2017) that GTA 5 did not appear in the Platinum range and had to settle for a Gold medal. So, next, this GTA 6?

The Gold group (13th – 24th) includes only three titles released in 2022, namely Total War: Warhammer 3, FIFA 23 and God of War, PlayStation’s biggest hit to date on PC. Red Dead Redemption 2, Forza Horizon 5, Warframe and War Thunder take Gold like last year, but the rise of Cyberpunk 2077 deserves a special mention, which had a better year in 2022 than 2021 and is moving up the hierarchy. CD Projekt was also satisfied with the return in favor of their game thanks to the effect Cyberpunk: Edge Runners on Netflix.

The Argent (25ᵉ – 50ᵉ) group honors successful independents released this year (Stray, Cult of the Lamb, V Rising), those who have been around the longest (Rust, RimWorld, The Forest) or even those who have experienced a true resurrection (Project Zomboid was released in 2013). We also find the other great success of the year from PlayStation studios, Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered. And indeed, 2022 will also be remembered as the year that Sony began to unleash its PC-opening strategy.

Silver medalist in 2021 when it launched in November, Halo Infinite must settle for Bronze this year (51ᵉ – 100ᵉ), a symbol of the difficulties that Microsoft’s flagship game has encountered since its launch. Fortunately, today’s Microsoft is far from being limited to Halo, as evidenced by the presence of Forza Horizon 5 (Gold), Sea of ​​​​Thieves (Silver), Forza Horizon 4 (Bronze), Age of Empires 4 ( Bronze), Microsoft Flight Simulator (Bronze) and Grounded (Bronze) plus the few Bethesda games (Skyrim, Fallout 76, The Elder Scrolls Online) in the top 100.

Unfortunately, the VR ranking reflects a lack of major new releases (and possibly the rise of Meta Quest 2 as well), with only Zenith: The Last City and Bonelab making the top 12 of new releases this year. Beat Saber (May 2019) and Half-Life: Alyx (March 2020) are by far the most popular VR games on PC.

Steam Deck, the new PlayStation Portable

Finally, Valve shared the list of the most popular games of the year on Steam Deck, based on the number of people playing simultaneously. Which makes up for the absence of Sony’s handheld console as Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered, Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, God of War, Days Gone, Horizon Zero Dawn, and Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection are all present on this list. . Add to that a taste for Japanese games (Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade, Persona 5 Royal, Tactics Ogre: Reborn, Monster Hunter Rise, Tales of Arise, Resident Evil Village, Sonic Frontiers, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice) and for gaming. not too much. greedy indies (Cult of the Lamb, Hades, Vampire Survivors, Stardew Valley, Slay the Spire, Hollow Knight) and we can say that the use of the Steam Deck is based on a healthy diversity.

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