Wednesday, 23 January, 2019

H1Z1 and PUBG Stats Show Top Performance on Steam in 2017

H1Z1 and PUBG Stats Show Top Performance on Steam in 2017 H1Z1 and PUBG Stats Show Top Performance on Steam in 2017
Theresa Hayes | 02 January, 2018, 22:14

Steam lists both concurrent and peak daily users for all games right in the client. Games are ranked in each category from Platinum to Bronze, though it's not explained where the actual numbers fall (Valve does not usually disclose sales numbers).

Of the 12 games listed in the Platinum category, they're almost all competitive in some way, and a good chunk of them are hugely popular esports games. Familiar titles like DOTA 2 and PUBG top the list with more than 100,000 players throughout the year, while other sections feature notable titles like Rocket League, Skyrim, and Terraria. Dota 2 is free-to-play, though, which makes its inclusion that much more impressive. 2017 has been an wonderful year for Battle Royale games thanks to the success of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds aka PUBG. Rainbow Six Siege, Warframe, and ARK: Survival Evolved just squeak in at around 100,000 peak players each.

Also in Platinum is ARK: Survival Evolved, which isn't really considered an esport, but it's certainly multiplayer and competitive in nature. Platinum and gold are the most exclusive of the two groups, with games like Divinity: Original Sin 2, PUBG, and The Witcher 3 landing in the former group and Civ 6, Stellaris, and Dark Souls 3 featuring in the latter.

Across all platforms, the game has sold over 85 million copies, a ridiculous number making it the top selling game of all time in the US. Following suit from 2016's expanded year end charts, this annual report of best-selling and top performing Steam games also includes charts for titles still in Early Access, the top VR games, and more.

If you head on over to the Top New Releases of 2017 you will see that Valve used another approach for these listings; bundles of 2017 vintage games listed by month of release but in no other particular order.