According to Engadget, Valve has once again released some insight into the year’s highest-earning games on Steam. The sixth annual Top Sellers List divides the top 100 games into a number of categories and is randomly sorted. And 12 games are rated Platinum as the highest earners.
The Platinum tier is dominated by old favorites, including Apex Legends, PUBG: Battlegrounds, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Dead by Daylight, Destiny 2, Rainbow Six Siege, Dota 2 and GTA V. This is the sixth year in a row Dota 2, CS: GO and GTA V into the top. With PUBG: Battlegrounds and Rainbow Six Siege This is also the fifth time. Meanwhile, Destiny 2 has been in the Platinum tier every year since the launch of Steam in 2019.
Game title Naraka: Bladepoint and Battlefield 2042 also made it to the top 12. Valheim, a survival sandbox game developed with only 5 people, is also among the producers that make the most money. Just like the game New World, showing that after years of trial and error, Amazon has finally created a hit game.
New releases were ranked second, with 12 titles rated Gold, including FIFA 22, Back 4 Blood, Forza Horizon 5 and It Takes Two. Older titles are Final Fantasy XIV Online (Square Enix has temporarily stopped selling due to server overload), Red Dead Redemption 2, Rust, Sea of Thieves, Warframe, The Elder Scrolls Online, War Thunder and Forza Horizon 4.
Meanwhile, the Silver ranking includes 2021 releases such as Halo Infinite, Outriders, Resident Evil Village and Mass Effect Legendary Edition. Cyberpunk 2077, released last December, are also in this category, and The Sims 4, Monster Hunter: World and Team Fortress 2.
Some key points worth noting like that EA, the company that brought its games back to Steam in 2019, had 4 titles among the 24 highest earning titles, Apex Legends, Battlefield 2042 , FIFA 22 and It Takes Two. Microsoft also has a handful of games on some of the top levels, though they’re all available on PC Game Pass. Halo Infinite only reaches Silver rank despite being multiplayer and free.