Steam charts: most popular games, 1-4 January, 2019

What are the best-selling games in the Steam charts in this week 1 of 2019?

New year, new edition of the PCGamesN weekly Steam charts countdown. In case you’re new to this, every week we pore over both the Steam charts by concurrent players and the Steam global top sellers list to see what are the most popular games being served up on Valve’s storefront and client.

It takes something truly monumental to break up the list of most played games on Steam, and even then they often disappear within a couple of weeks. However, the global top sellers list is a lot more fluid, representing what people are buying rather than actually playing, so expect plenty of influence from weekly deals and bundles.

So, what are the top level highlights of the week on Steam? PUBG seems to have recovered from a player count wobble and is now atop both the global top sellers and concurrent players charts. Meanwhile, discounts have seen interest surge in Kingdom Come: Deliverance, and almost people are still hooked on the same ten games they were last year. It also seems like a strong week for DLC and preorders, with half of the top ten global sellers representing either an upcoming game or some additional content for one that’s already out.

steam charts january 4 2019


Here are the Steam top sellers, week ending January 4th:

  • PUBG
  • Survivor Pass: Vikendi
  • Kingdom Come: Deliverance Collection
  • Kingdom Come: Deliverance
  • Rocket League
  • Rainbow Six Siege Year 4 Pass
  • Resident Evil 2
  • Resident Evil 2
  • Atlas
  • Monster Hunter: World

It’s a week of repetition, with PUBG and its battle pass taking the top two spots, Kingdom Come: Deliverance and its complete edition following in third and fourth, and the upcoming Resident Evil 2 remake inexplicably appearing in seventh and eighth place, which may simply be a bug.

Sandwiched between all of that are Rocket League in fifth place and the Year 4 Pass for Rainbow Six Siege. Rocket League never fails to make this list, but it’s surprising to see the Year 4 Pass selling so well seeing as the first bath of upcoming operators aren’t due out for another month.

Down at the bottom we have pirate-themed survival MMO Atlas, which is currently wrestling with a mostly negative review score from a whopping 17,133 reviews, and Monster Hunter: World, which is experiencing a lull as prospective buyers wait for either fresh content, such as the upcoming Iceborne release date, or a hefty discount.



Here are the most played games on Steam, week ending January 4th:

  • PUBG
  • Dota 2
  • CS:GO
  • Rainbow Six Siege
  • GTA 5
  • Monster Hunter: World
  • Rust
  • Warframe
  • Team Fortress 2
  • Football Manager 2019

Nothing new to note with this week’s roundup of the Steam charts by concurrent players, except that PUBG is back on form and pulling in well over one million players at peak hours, just like it did in its heyday.

Read more: Check out our list of upcoming PC games

To see how these figures compare to the week just before Christmas 2018, check out the Steam charts for week 50, 2018. So there you have it, these are the games people are buying and playing right now – so whether you want to leap onto a new trend or simply find something new to play, this should help.