What are the best-selling games in the Steam charts in this week 26 of 2018? As expected, this week has been heavily shaped by the Steam Summer Sale 2018.
Every week PCGamesN recount the highest performing titles on Valve’s platform, from the ten Steam top sellers to the Steam games with the most concurrent players. Why? Because knowing what games people are flocking to is useful for discovering new titles and reminding us of the ones we really ought to have tried by now.
The first portion of this weekly roundup focuses on Steam sales - that is to say the games and DLC that are selling like proverbial hot cakes. We pull these entries from the Steam store itself, under the global top sellers page. The second part of our Steam charts rundown looks at concurrent players, which gives us some insight into the most played games of the past week.
Take a look at this week’s top trending games for the titles with recent player count spikes.
Join us as we list the top ten games for each category along with a brief analysis of the week’s biggest surprises.
Steam top sellers
Here are Steam top sellers, week ending June 29th:
- GTA 5
- Event Pass: Sanhok
- Final Fantasy XV Windows Edition
- The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt
- The Crew 2
- Rocket League
- Divinity: Original Sin 2
- Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy
The Steam Summer Sale continues to wreak havoc across the Steam top sellers charts for June 29, 2018. Seven of the top ten global top sellers are on sale, while three titles that aren’t discounted are all new. Naturally, PUBG leads the pack thanks to the release of Sanhok, the Event Pass: Sanhok, and the fact that it practically never drops to second place. Next up is GTA 5, which is another consistent seller, but is performing especially well this week thanks to its 67% discount in the Steam Summer Sale. PUBG’s Event Pass: Sanhok takes third place. Final Fantasy XV and The Witcher 3 claim fourth and fifth respectively, both carrying reductions of over 50% or more.
The Crew 2 has launched straight into sixth spot and is probably performing far better than that when you take Uplay sales into consideration - although it’s already gained a mostly negative user review score due to some launch issues through Steam. More discounts land Rocket League in seventh with half off and Divinity: Original Sin 2 in ninth with a 20% reduction. Both would regularly crop up before the sale, so it’s no surprise to see them selling well with sale stickers, too. The last two spots go to Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy and CS:GO, the surprise there being that Crash hasn’t placed higher given how popular the remaster was on console.
Steam charts by concurrent players
Here are the most played games on Steam, week ending June 29th:
- Dota 2
- GTA 5
- Rainbow Six Siege
- Team Fortress 2
- Ark: Survival Evolved
- Payday 2
Very little movement to report for this week’s most played games until you get to the bottom of the list. Football Manager 2018 drops out of the top ten, replaced by Payday 2, which is a tantalising $4.99/£3.74 in the Steam Summer Sale and has been recently updated with a new Community Safe challenge. Rust also shifts up a spot thanks to a 75% discount. The only other change to note is GTA 5 moving up two places to fourth spot - again, we have the Steam Summer Sale to thank for this.
There's plenty more figures where that came from - check out the Steam Charts for week 25, 2018. Otherwise, that's your lot, hopefully this has given you a bit of insight into which titles are soaring this week.