As part of its Best of 2019 round-up, the company listed the top 100 selling titles measured by gross revenue, which factors in base games and additional content.
While it didn’t provide detailed rankings or actual gross figures, it separated the top-selling games into four categories: platinum, gold, silver and bronze.
The top 12 grossing (platinum) games of 2019, in no particular order, were Destiny 2, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, Rainbow Six Siege, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Warframe, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, Grand Theft Auto V, Dota 2, Sid Meier’s Civilization VI, Monster Hunter: World, Total War: Three Kingdoms and The Elder Scrolls Online.
“Live service games are dominant,” NPD analyst Mat Piscatella told GameDaily.biz. “Of course, this list is by gross revenue, which also includes DLC and microtransactions, so it is reflective not only of the success of the games listed, but also of the importance of recurrent spend.
“There are also a healthy number of free-to-play titles in the mix, which again reflects how consumer preferences are moving.”
Steam’s most-played games of 2019 were ranked based on their highest peak simultaneous players.
The top 12 games each recorded over 100,000 simultaneous players. They were Grand Theft Auto V, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, Warframe, Path of Exile, Dota 2, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Destiny 2, Dota Underlords, Halo: The Master Chief Collection, Rainbow Six Siege and Total War: Three Kingdoms.