Steam Releases Best of 2017 Sales Charts

2017 was a great year for video games in general, but success is not always measured in the same metrics. Some games sold more, while others were played more, and some had a great release month. While they haven't released any solid numbers, for the second year in a row Steam has compiled a list of their best selling games. This year they expanded their categories as well to include best selling VR games, top early access games, the best releases of each month, and the most played titles of 2017.

The various categories have been grouped into platinum, gold, silver, and bronze tiers with the exception of the monthly best sellers. Each title is randomly placed within their group, so there's not a real number one for any category. To no one's surprise, PUBG made the platinum tier for top sellers along with a handful of titles that included Warframe, Rocket League, Divinity: Original Sin II, and Ghost Recon: Wildlands to name a few.

VR was topped by titles like Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality, Job Simulator, Space Pirate Trainer, and Fallout 4 VR. Only 9 games were able to break the milestone of having 100,000 or more simultaneous players and almost all of them topped the sales charts as well, with the exception being Payday 2. Looking over each month's list of top sellers is a great reminder of just how good a year 2017 was and features a plethora of titles too numerous to mention here. You can check out the full list to see if your favorite game made the cut. 

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