Steam’s Top 100 Best-Sellers Of 2016 Aren’t Surprising At All
(Last Updated On: January 2, 2017)

100 of the top grossing games of 2016 have been listed and categorized by Valve on the Steam store with an accompanying discount for all 100 games. They’ve listed each game as measured by their gross revenue, and filtered them from Platinum down to Bronze.

Over on the Steam news page they outlined the games and where they rank, which you can check out below. Unfortunately they don’t give an actual estimate on the actual gross revenue figures, but if you check the games on Steam Spy you can sort of get an idea of where the top grossing games rank compared to the games in the Bronze category.

Platinum

Gold

  • ARK: Survival Evolved
  • DOOM
  • Stardew Valley
  • Dead By Daylight
  • Warframe
  • Rainbow Six: Siege
  • H1Z1: King of the Kill
  • ARMA III
  • Team Fortress 2
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops III
  • Stellaris

Silver

  • Europa Universalis IV
  • Skyrim
  • Dying Light: The Following
  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
  • Payday 2
  • Subnautica
  • Civilization V
  • Rust
  • Heart of Iron IV
  • The Elder Scrolls Online
  • Smite
  • Watch Dogs 2
  • War Thunder
  • Planet Coaster
  • Cities Skylines
  • Fa Cry Primal

Bronze category has the rest of the games, where titles like Mafia III, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, NBA 2K17, Street Fighter V and Dishonored 2 reside.

The reality is that Steam’s sales charts reveals that big AAA titles aren’t always guaranteed to dominate the gross revenue the way they do on home consoles. We see a more egalitarian approach to the PC market where the merit of sales is based on the quality of the game, barring No Man’s Sky‘s launch of course.

The sales trends also fit in line with Steam’s first annual Awards, where gamers favored half-decade old games over the newer titles released in 2016, revealing that old-school fun trumps new-school politics. I wonder if any of the big studios are looking at the data and at least coming to the common sense conclusion that if games like Portal 2 and Team Fortress 2 are still winning awards in 2016 and making it on the top grossing charts of the year that maybe, just maybe they ought to be fun and innovation before the screeching requests of the social media harpies that seek to do nothing else but drag down brands because they’re too intellectually deficient and creatively bankrupt to make successful new IP on their own?


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