Every week PCGamesN recount the highest performing titles on Valve’s platform, from the ten Steam top sellers to the Steam games with the most concurrent players. Why? Because knowing what games people are flocking to is useful for discovering new titles and reminding us of the ones we really ought to have tried by now.
The first portion of this weekly roundup focuses on Steam sales – that is to say the games and DLC that are selling like proverbial hot cakes. We pull these entries from the Steam store itself, under the global top sellers page. The second part of our Steam charts rundown looks at concurrent players, which gives us some insight into the most played games of the past week.
This week sees No Man’s Sky take top spot, not to mention two Sword Art Online games in the top ten best-sellers. The good news doesn’t stop there for No Man’s Sky either, which also grabs a spot in the most played games on Steam. Join us as we list the top ten games for each category along with a brief analysis of the week’s biggest surprises.
Steam top sellers
Here are the Steam top sellers, week ending July 27th:
- No Man’s Sky
- Monster Hunter: World
- GTA 5
- Monster Hunter: World Deluxe Edition
- Rocket League
- Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization Deluxe Edition
- Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet
PUBG has been pushed to second place this week thanks to the highly anticipated No Man’s Sky NEXT update, which adds what many thought would be in the game from the start: multiplayer. It’s also 50% off, so it’s not too surprising the 2016 space game is having a resurgence. Third and fifth spot are occupied by Monster Hunter: World and its Deluxe Edition – that’s three weeks on the trot that pre-orders for Monster Hunter: world have placed in the Steam charts so Capcom must be pretty happy with their decision to bring the series to PC. GTA 5 is nestled between the two; it’s selling strongly off the back of a major Online update and 34% price reduction.
Vampyr takes sixth place thanks to a delectable 25% off sale, which is enough to place it higher than chart stalwarts Rocket League and CS:GO, which grab seventh and eighth spot respectively. The final two places go to Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization Deluxe Edition and Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet – the former is 50% off, while Fatal Bullet boasts a 40% price reduction.
Steam charts by concurrent players
Here are the most played games on Steam, week ending July 27th:
- Dota 2
- GTA 5
- Rainbow Six Siege
- No Man’s Sky
- Team Fortress 2
- Football Manager 2018
- Ark: Survival Evolved
No major surprises here besides No Man’s Sky, which was played for 1,100,942 hours in one day, which goes some way to showing just how badly people wanted multiplayer in the game. Other than that, PUBG reigns supreme, just like it always does, and all the games we’d expect to see are present.
To see how these figures compare to last week’s check out the Steam charts for week 29, 2018. So, there you have it, these are the games people are buying and playing right now – perhaps it’ll help you find your next timesink.