This week, the scenario of the best-selling games in Steam The week brought some surprises. One notable change was the fall of the Call of Duty from the top of the list. This change may be partially linked to the recent controversy surrounding the duration of the CoD: Modern Warfare III.
The issue came to prominence when Christopher Judgeknown for voicing Kratos in God of Warmade a satire about the short duration of the campaign during the The Game Awards. The joke did not go down well with the game’s developers, who expressed displeasure on social media, highlighting the popularity of the FPS in comparison to the God of War game. This incident may have influenced players’ perception, also affecting sales.
Baldur’s Gate 3a title that is at the top, reached an impressive milestone by being named the Jogo do Ano no The Game Awards 2023. This RPG from Larian Studios stood out in a year full of high-caliber releases, surpassing competitors like Alan Wake 2 e The Legend of Zelda: Tears of The Kingdom.
The game, which was initially released in early access in 2020, is the third chapter in the renowned series based on the universe of Dungeons & Dragons. Known for its wide gameplay possibilities and turn-based gameplay, it was also recognized for its excellent multiplayer support.
The best-selling games of the week on Steam
Cyberpunk 2077 also entered Steam’s best sellers of the week.Source: CD Projekt Red
In Steam’s sales ranking, a fascinating combination of criteria, which encompasses both the total collected and the number of sales, defines which games top the list. This method results in an interesting competition, in which games that provide free content, but with purchasing options, compete side by side with big releases and high-budget titles.
- EA SPORTS FC 24
- Grand Theft Auto V
- Grand Theft Auto V: Premium Edition
- Red Dead Redemption 2
- Baldur’s Gate 3
- Cyberpunk 2077
- Lethal Company
- Call of Duty
- Counter-Strike 2
- Resident Evil 4
- Diablo IV
- Path of Exile
- Hogwarts Legacy
- Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty
- Days Gone
- Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
- Cyberpunk 2077: Ultimate Edition
- THE FINALS
- Monster Hunter: World
- Euro Truck Simulator 2
This week’s bestseller list brings some surprises and confirmations of trends, including the presence of Path of Exile. The game’s recent expansion, Afflictionreleased on December 8th for PC, and on December 13th for PlayStation and Xbox, could be one of the factors that boosted its sales.
This new content introduces the intriguing Affliction Challenge League and new Ascendancy classes, plus over 15 unique items and the return of the Ultimatum. Such additions enrich the game experience, attracting both new players and maintaining the interest of veterans.
Another new addition to the list is The Finalswhich was released by surprise in The Game Awards de 2023. This free title aims to be a combat spectacle in the format of a reality show, in which players face each other in trios in large, highly destructible scenarios. Additionally, it also offers participants the freedom to choose their arsenal and tactics as they seek victory and permanent rewards.
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Finally, Monster Hunter World also gains prominence, especially with Capcom’s recent campaign to bring players back after the recently announced Monster Hunter Wilds at TGA 2023, scheduled for release in 2025, appears to have reignited interest in the series. The #ReturntoWorld campaign invites fans to relive the hunts and adventures since 2018, keeping the community engaged and prepared for the new adventures that the new title promises to bring.