Steam reveals 2017's biggest earners, including The Witcher 3, H1Z1 and PUBG

Steam reveals 2017's biggest earners, including The Witcher 3, H1Z1 and PUBG

To compile the list, Valve looked at game sales, in-game transactions, and DLC. It took the top 100 (full list is here) and split them into tiers: platinum for the top 12, gold for the next group, and so on. That means there's no actual ranking. The top 12 earners, in full, were - 

  • H1Z1
  • The Witcher 3
  • Divinity: Original Sin 2
  • Rainbow Six Siege
  • Dota 2
  • Ark: Survival Evolved
  • Counter Strike:Global Offensive
  • GTA V
  • Rocket League
  • Warframe
  • PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
  • Ghost Recon Wildlands

Valve also published a list of the highest-earning new games of 2017, split by month of their release. That list, which you can view here, contains some more obscure titles that might be worth looking up.

You can also click here for a list of the top earning VR titles and here for the most played games of 2017. Valve wrote a blog post outlining the methodology for each group.

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JohnsterX

I am surprised about H1Z1. I remember reading something about bad game from developer with bad reputation and servers being shit.


nameuser

Dota 2 is free2play and made top 12?  People really spent all that money on cosmetic items?


jdf335

I'm surprise TF2 is not in the top 100 even though Dota2 is


dknash

JohnsterX said:

I am surprised about H1Z1. I remember reading something about bad game from developer with bad reputation and servers being shit.

And I think it's two games now. Not sure how they'd handle that but it definitely seems odd.


Jeressy

valve releases many TOP of 2017 lists 

Never play alone, MMO gives a more complete illusion of real life... xD

zakware47

i spend like 47usd in dlc for payday 2

thank you

yawayawa2

cool


Jokinm

It's quite nice to see The Witcher 3 still selling so well since it is such a spectacular game.


EDGE1

Witcher 3 is a damn good game, all deserved and more.


rand0m1zed

Nice


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Steam has released its annual list of the highest-earning games of the year, and it includes one or two surprises. Among the 12 games that generated the most revenue in 2017 sits Ghost Recon Wildlands, for example, which is not expected!

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