The end of 2019 is just behind the corner so Steam released its annual Best of Steam charts. There are five categories here: Top Sellers, Top New Releases, Top Selling VR Games, Top Early Access Graduates, and Most Simultaneous Players. The service doesn’t provide any numbers though. It just groups games in four tiers: Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Bronze. The three prestigious charts are of course those that include top-selling, best new games (released in 2019), and most played titles. And three titles stick out in all three categories.
Best of Steam 2019 Charts Analysis
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is the one we expected to see in Platinum tiers of each category. It’s Game of the Year material and the charts show that the game’s also financially successful. Destiny 2 also topped all three charts. Being one of the most played games isn’t surprising. The free New Light version was sure to attract lots of gamers. The game’s also one of the best-selling new releases. This is a bit surprising since it debuted on Steam in October. But one of the top places among bestsellers is a respectful achievement for Destiny 2. Offering the base game for free was a sound move by Bungie.
Total War: Three Kingdoms also topped all three major Steam charts, proving that PC gamers love their strategies. Halo: Master Chief Collection found its way onto Platinum Tier of most played and best new releases, despite being offered on the Xbox Game Pass for PC. Red Dead Redemption snuck into the Platinum tier of best new games even though the game debuted on Steam on December 5th. GTA V topped bestselling and most played lists, four years after its PC release. Talk about domination. Oh, and Cyberpunk 2077 reached Bronze top sellers tier. That’s a lot of pre-orders.
Beat Saber is one of the top-selling VR games and also one of the best-selling Early Access titles. Great news for VR gaming, having a VR exclusive among best sellers, if only on Early Access chart. Other winners of 2019 include titles such as Monster Hunter World, PUBG, Warframe, Dota 2, Path of Exile, Resident Evil 2 Remake, and Jedi Fallen Order.