Steam has released the charts for 2019, showcasing the top-selling and most con-currently played games in several different categories. Unsurprisingly, the likes of Red Dead Redemption 2 and PUBG have prominent spots, but there’s a few curve-balls there too.
China-inspired real-time strategy Total War: Three Kingdoms, anime souls-like Code Vein, and From Software’s Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice top the list of best new games released in 2019, with Remnant: From The Ashes and Devil May Cry 5 also making welcome appearances. Destiny 2, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order and Halo: The Master Chief Collection, which launched in December for PC with Halo: Reach, all feature too, if there was any doubt of just how good for business being on Steam can be.
The charts are decided through gross revenue, and joining best-selling of 2019 we have best-selling overall, most simultaneous players, best-selling VR game, and Top Early Access Graduates. Predictably, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds stands tall in the 100 top-selling of the year, alongside such heavy hitters as Dota 2, The Elder Scrolls: Online, Grand Theft Auto V, and Rainbow Six Siege. Despite only releasing on Steam in October, Destiny 2 has managed to jump right to the top of the list, and Sekiro and Three Kingsoms are, impressively, the only two non-multiplayer-centric entries in the ranking’s Platinum tier.
Beat Saber has the honor of being the first VR-only game to crack the top 100, joining the likes of Fallout VR, Superhot VR, and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR in the biggest selling VR titles of 2019. The best-selling and most consecutive players categories have a strong overlap towards the top, but further down there’s a few surprises.
You can check out the full results here, and be sure to have a look through Steam’s winter sale for anything that peaks your interest. We gave out 2019 awards of our very own, too, if you’re looking for more specific (and dare we say, better) recommendations.