PUBG, Jurassic World Evolution and Vermintide 2 among Steam's best-selling games of 2018 so far

PUBG, Jurassic World Evolution and Vermintide 2 among Steam's best-selling games of 2018 so far

Valve has released which games have sold best in 2018 to date, with a number of familiar faces showing up.

Playerunknown's Battlegrounds, Grand Theft Auto V, Dota 2, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive all appear in the 'Platinum' category - yes, Valve is still sorting games into tiers rather than giving us an actual chart.

Platinum is the Top 12 titles, which also features newcomers Kingdom Come Deliverance, Far Cry 5 as well as Vermintide 2 and Jurassic World Evolution (pictured asserting its dominance over other new releases).

That last title only launched three weeks ago so that it is already one of the Top 12 games of 2018 so far is staggering. We've reached out to Frontier to see if the Cambridge-based studio can share more sales details.

The Gold tier - 13 through to 24 - features a number of new titles. Final Fantasy XV WindowsEdition and Dragon Ball FighterZ appear alongside long-time projects like The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and Ark: Survival Evolved.

Meanwhile, Frostpunk and Slay the Spire are among the new titles that appear in the Silver tier - 25 through 40 - alongside Cities: Skylines, Dark Souls 3, Fallout 4, Nier Automata and Dying Light.

That Valve is still giving us this tiered information rather than an actual accurate chart is somewhat concerning, given that the PC games giant is meant to be providing sales data in the near future.

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