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Sekiro and Total War: Three Kingdoms were the only new titles in Steam's Top 12 sellers of 2019

Sekiro and Total War: Three Kingdoms were the only new titles in Steam's Top 12 sellers of 2019

Only two games released in 2019 were in the top-earning titles on Steam for the last year. 

As shown on the Steam website, top-sellers included Valve's own MOBA Dota 2 and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, in addition to Bungie's Destiny 2 - which hit Steam in October 2019  - and long-running success Grand Theft Auto V. In the era of the service-based, longer-tail game, these older titles remain dominant. 

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice - the winner of the Steam Awards Game of the Year - was one of two new releases that made it into the Top 12 sellers on Steam last year. The other was Total War: Three Kingdoms from Sega-owned Creative Assembly. 

Capcom's hugely popular survival horror title - Resident Evil 2 - was also a top new release in 2019. Other games that proved to have a successful launch year are Red Dead Redemption 2 - despite joining Steam in December - and Halo: The Master Chief Collection, not only did Xbox Game Studios bring the Sci-fi franchise to Steam last month, there is also a TV show in production based on the shooter.

Further best new releases include Code Vein and Remnant From The Ashes, both of which take influence from From Software's popular Dark Souls franchise.

Virtual reality continues to grow in popularity, Fallout 4 VR, Skyrim VR, Zero Caliber, Bone Works and Hot Dogs, Horseshoes and Hand Grenades are amongst the best-selling virtual reality titles of 2019.

The Steam Awards VR Game of the Year, Beat Saber, is also on the list of best-selling VR games for last year. On top of this, it is also a top early access graduate.

Further top games to leave early access include PC Building Simulator, Battalion 1944, Ring of Elysium, My Time Portia and Green Hell.

Finally, the most played games included - with over 100,000 simultaneous players - Total War: Three Kingdoms, Halo: The Master Chief Collection, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Dota 2, Path of Exile, Grand Theft Auto V, PUBG, Rainbow Six Siege, Destiny 2, Warframe, Dota Underlords and Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice.


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A freelance writer based in Berkshire. Besides PG and PCGI she has written as a guides writer, specialising in RPG's and horror.

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