Valve has published a list of the top 100 selling games of 2018 on its digital sales platform Steam, and the highest-grossing games of the year include a mix of indie hits and triple-A games that represent both traditional sales models and free-to-play.
While Valve didn’t provide raw sales numbers, it did break the year’s top-selling games down into tiers based on gross revenue. In the top ‘platinum’ tier are: Warframe, Grand Theft Auto V, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, The Elder Scrolls Online, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, Dota 2, Monster Hunter: World, Far Cry 5, Rainbow Six Siege, Rocket League, and Civilization VI.
In the ‘gold’ tier you find a similar mix of new and older titles, from indie and triple-A studios. Kingdom Come: Deliverance, Path of Exile, Divinity: Original Sin II, and Assassin’s Creed Origins are all included at this level.
Valve also provided a few other slices of its player data, including the top Early Access ‘graduates’ this year, the most simultaneous players, and the top new releases of the year.
The top-selling Early Access titles in 2018 include Rust, Dead Cells, and Subnautica, and also notably Kenshi, which is notable for its inclusion on the list after just launching earlier this month after 12 years in development.
Games that had more than 100,000 simultaneous players include Realm Royale, Monster Hunter: World, Team Fortress 2, PUBG, Warframe, Path of Exile, Dota 2, Grand Theft Auto V, Rainbow Six Siege, and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.