Steam reveals its top selling 100 games of 2017

Gwen Vasquez
January 3, 2018

[I] t's going to be an exclusive title on Xbox One for some time, we'd like to focus on completing the Xbox One PUBG for now.

As said, Valve has also revealed the top new releases of 2017.

As it did past year, the company decided against sharing exact revenue figures, and instead grouped releases into platinum, gold, silver, and bronzes categories based on how much gross revenue they pulled in.

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is already taking over Xbox One after its massively successful PC debut, but developer PUBG Corp has it eyes on much more than that.

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Top Early Access games included titles like PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, Oxygen Not Included, Northgard, Dead Cells, and Blackwake.

Speaking to Inven Global, CEO Chang Han Kim stated that the game will be on Xbox One as an exclusive title "for some time", but explained that it being available on Xbox One first was indeed because of the system's Game Preview access program.

Starting with the Top Sellers by revenue in 2017, Valve has divided its top 100 games into award categories rather than a 1-100 list. Games like PUBG, Ghost Recon: Wildlands, Dota 2, and Rainbow Six Siege were among some of the Platinum titles previous year. Every single game in the Gold rank, meanwhile, scored 74 or more, and yet each one was outsold by titles that MetaCritic categorises as "mixed or average".

To further illustrate the disconnect between MetaCritic scores and Steam sales performance, we compared some of 2017's highest-rated PC games that didn't make the best-seller list with their more-popular brethren. If you buy two tickets, you're guaranteed to get PUBG and a random game. Fifteen minutes later, they were told they hadn't won, and got a copy of Hockey Space, a simple indie multiplayer game that'll cost you £3.99 on Steam. When the critically-praised Night in the Woods can't make the cut despite an 88 MetaCritic score while the decidedly humdrum Ghost Recon Wildlands can ride its 69 MetaCritic score all the way to the top of the Steam's charts, it's readily apparent just how loose the connection between review scores and sales performance is.

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