Steam organized the 100 games into categories based on the amount of revenue they generated on the platform. Platinum is the top 12 best performing income. Gold is awarded to the 13th and 24th best sales. Silver goes from 25 to 40 and bronze from 41 to 100.
As mentioned earlier, this category relates to income. 12 Games Receive The Honors Of Being The Best Selling Steam Games Of 2019 It doesn’t just mean selling the game; it also includes DLC packs and microtransactions such as cosmetic and content purchases.
What is interesting is that only three of the 12 games on the Platinum list were released this year. The other nine games have been around since at least 2018. A few games on this list shouldn’t surprise most Steam players. Dota 2 has been extremely popular since its release over six years ago. There is also a thriving e-sport community around the game that brings in millions of dollars a year.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is also a game that has built a solid player base since 2012, including an exciting esports scene. Grand Theft Auto V continues to be an absolute winner for Rockstar Games, as well as Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Seige for Ubisoft. Many of the games on the list are either very inexpensive or free, which is a testament to the solid work that developers have done in getting players to buy additional content.