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Titles with controller support dominate Steam top-sellers for July

Titles with controller support dominate Steam top-sellers for July

19 of the 20 best-selling games on Steam last month had support for control options other than keyboard and mouse.

That's according to Valve, who wrote in a news post for the top-selling games of July that developers need to think more about input methods when working on their creations. Projects that featured controller support in the Top 20 for the month included Codemasters' F1 2020 and Destroy All Humans from THQ Nordic.

Valve has also pointed out that localisation helps, obviously. The firm points to titles like Death Stranding, which supports 20 languages and has audio support for 12. Of course, the title had a huge budget and the backing of Sony Interactive Entertainment, so obviously it could do more.

"We've become accustomed to seeing a diverse representation of games and developers on each month's list, so it was no surprise to see that yet again in July, with games coming from nine different countries (check the list below for full country & developer details)," the company wrote.

"No matter where players are plugged in, they are able to choose from games made all over the world. Developers have paid attention to that too, as most games now support a wide variety of localisation options."


PCGamesInsider Contributing Editor

Alex Calvin is a freelance journalist who writes about the business of games. He started out at UK trade paper MCV in 2013 and left as deputy editor over three years later. In June 2017, he joined Steel Media as the editor for new site PCGamesInsider.biz. In October 2019 he left this full-time position at the company but still contributes to the site on a daily basis. He has also written for GamesIndustry.biz, VGC, Games London, The Observer/Guardian and Esquire UK.

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