Now that 2020 isn’t any extra, members of the gaming neighborhood from all over the world have been ringing within the New Yr in quite a lot of methods. On Steam, the quantity of incoming customers and video games bought elevated exponentially all through 2020. Coming into the primary week of 2021, the stats for the highest-selling video games on Steam are in.
To say that 2020 was a superb yr for Steam can be an understatement. As a result of main impression COVID-19 had on the world at giant, increasingly individuals turned to Steam as an leisure outlet to maintain themselves occupied throughout quarantine. This precipitated Steam to garner an enormous quantity of success and progress because of this.
Nevertheless, plainly identical success has carried over into the New Yr, as a number of in style titles proceed to prime the gross sales charts. Analyst Daniel Ahmad listed out the top-selling Steam video games for the week of the New Yr on Twitter, and on the prime of the record was Cyberpunk 2077. Regardless of all its technical points, the sport is supposedly at its most purposeful on PC, so in a method this is smart.
Steam prime sellers for the week ending Jan third. Ordered by income ($):
1. Cyberpunk 2077
2. Sea of Thieves
3. Valve Index VR Equipment
8. Grand Theft Auto V
9. Purple Lifeless Redemption 2
10. CS: GO – Operation Damaged Fang (DLC) pic.twitter.com/IwmNzb640O
— Daniel Ahmad (@ZhugeEX) January 3, 2021
When it comes to gross sales, coming in at decrease ranges are additionally some acquainted faces. Video games like Sea of Thieves, Rust, Hades, and Phasmophobia proceed to keep up their longevity and recognition on the platform. Nevertheless, video games which were on the platform for a number of years like Counter-Strike: International Offensive, Grand Theft Auto 5, and Purple Lifeless Redemption 2 nonetheless managed to interrupt the highest ten record for 2021.
The quantity of success Steam has achieved throughout the final yr is astounding. Inside 2020 alone, the file for many concurrent on-line Steam customers has been damaged various occasions, with the latest damaged file occurring on New Yr’s Eve. The truth that all of those video games have continued to succeed on the platform, particularly a few of the extra older titles, can be spectacular.
It will likely be attention-grabbing to see what the long run holds for Steam within the coming months. With a COVID-19 vaccine near releasing, it is potential that this newfound success the platform has achieved may begin to decline. Then once more, a few of the newer video games to come back out on the platform, similar to Hades, have managed to keep up their reputation. Due to this fact, increasingly individuals will doubtless look to Steam as a approach to play all of those nice video games, notably as new 2021 releases begin to make the rounds.
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