Amazon's 'New World' is one of the biggest money makers this year on Steam

Amazons New World is one of the biggest money makers

Valve has once again provided some insights on the highest earning games of the year on Steam. The sixth annual Top Vendor list rounds out the top 100 games in a few categories, and the titles within each are randomly ordered. The 12 games in the Platinum division were racing in the biggest money.

There are several free-to-play games at the top, as Steam has included microtransactions and paid extensions. The Platinum series is ruled by ancient favorites, incl Apex Myths, PUBG: Battlegrounds, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Dead by daylight, Destiny 2, Chorus Rainbow Six, Dota 2 and Grand Theft Auto V..

This is the sixth straight year Dota 2, CS: GO and Grand Theft Auto V. made to the top tier. PUBG: Battlegrounds and Chorus Rainbow Six each made the cut for the fifth time as well. Destiny 2, in the meantime, has appeared in the Platinum series every year since it hit Steam in 2022.

Title battle royale Naraka: Bladepoint and Battle of 2042 among the four calls from this year he made it into the top 12. Valheim, a surviving sandbox game made by just five people, also among the biggest money makers, such as New World, showing that after years of trying and failing, Amazon has finally made an attractive game.

The newcomers to land in the second group of 12 games are, Gold FIFA 22, Back 4 Blood, Forza Horizon 5 and It will take two, which won game of the year honors at the Play Awards. The oldest titles are in that category Final Fantasy XIV Online (which Square Enix has temporarily stopped selling due to overloaded servers), Dead red solution 2, Rust, Sea of ​​thieves, Warframe, An Elder Scrolls Online, War Thunder and Forza Horizon 4.

The Cash section, meanwhile, includes such 2022 calls Halo Infinite, Outriders, Residential city and Mass Effect Legendary Edition. Cyberpunk 2077, published last December, is in that category, as it were The Sims 4, Monster Hunter: World and the bot-plagued Team Fortress 2.

Some major takeaways include the fact that EA, which brought its games back to Steam in 2022, had four titles among the top 24 earners, including three new releases : Apex Myths, Battle 2042, FIFA 22 and It will take two. Microsoft also had several games in the top few, despite all being available on PC Game Pass. Forza Horizon 5, his predecessor and Sea of ​​thieves they are all in the Gold category. Halo Infinite it was made to Silver even though the multiplayer is free-to-play and the paid campaign had only been out for a week before Steam stopped monitoring earnings for the list.

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Lots of those games - including New World, Battle 2042, Mass Effect: A Legendary Edition and Sea of ​​thieves - Discounted for Steam Winter Festival. Cyberpunk 2077, Valheim and Back 4 Blood also included in the fair, which runs until January 5th.

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