|OT| Steam Weekly Top Sellers - A thread about weekly data

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WHAT A WEEK, some really interesting changes and some really interesting numbers, we should really dig into this data, shall we?



Dyson Sphere Program goes from 4th to 1st this week getting the golden crown and the winner position of the chart, this "build your own mechanical city" game in the same sense of Factorio or Satisfactory has been getting really numbers and appreciation from the community since release so no wonder why so high, if nothing changes it should stay really high for some time, more data after the general analysis.

Tale of Immortal debuts 2nd and this is probably the most interesting one of the week, how so? well, this game is an Early Access RPG completely focused on the Chinese market, the game doesn't even have English options of any kind, so all the merits come from the same place, the Chinese market, as you will see after this the numbers it has been doing are absolutely mind blowing knowing that it's mostly a China exclusive.

VR stays 3rd and nothing really to comment here, it's the same story week after week, headset has a very standard production supply that let's buyers get their headsets and packs at home in mere few days or just a week, the fact that this trend is still so steady in positions shows that the amount of headsets is increasing and so the number of VR users, hopefully data will come clearer soon-ish.

Rust goes from 1st to 4th and just like that the second honeymoon of Rust reaches the final stage, OTV is about to finish in most of the communities, Spanish server as soon as next week if I'm not mistaken, the fact that this game has been drove mainly thanks to this streamers community and the influencers behind the videos is absolutely crazy, let's not forget that stayed first for 3 consecutive weeks it's something no less than amazing, anyway, the game will keep declining in numbers and positions over the next few days and weeks, we should expect it out of the charts in the next 2 weeks.

Cyberpunk 2077 stays 5th and this is absolutely fascinating. over 18 weeks in the chart (almost consecutive but 1 week broke the trend) and let's keep in mind that the game had a very rough release due to the technical trouble and it's also a single player game, of course the number of concurrent users playing the game decreased but the fact that still stays in the chart after all this time is absolutely incredible.

Ori and the will of the wisps debuts at 6th, after some time the game got a really good deal and players went all in, that's the reason why it's so high in the chart, really cool game, really similar to the first one but amazing nonetheless.

RDR2 goes from 6th to 7th, it was on sale and it's declining as the game is no longer on sale, it will go out in the next week or so. you already know my opinion about RDR2.

Phasmophobia goes from 7th to 8th, the decline keeps going, in fact it's out of the top 10 on Steam for some time so I don't think we will see this fella here for much longer, maybe, maybe not, I think the momentum is over and while it has a very dedicated community, I don't think the game has room for increasing the number of players as for right now, being made by a single dev is really impressive and the updates will come whenever the time is correct, however, I think it has been enough time here and the story of success has been amazing, so far the only thing left for the game is to slowly go down.

CSGO broken fang goes from 8th to 9th, same deal as every week, CSGO operation that stays high in popularity whithin the players of CSGO but not so much outside the circle of the game, it's difficult to know if it will stay here for much longer, but this one is still inside the top 10 so I expect to see this one for a bit longer.

Skul goes from 9th to 10th, got worse numbers than last week but I'm glad to see the game here, don't think it will stay for much longer but the more time an indie stays in the top 10, the better results for them so let's hope we keep seeing indie games such as Skul in here.




Dyson Sphere Program is a game that has been getting tons of praising from the community and the numbers are good, not only reached first place in the chart this week but also announced, by the devs, the game sold over 350k copies between Steam and WeGame platform, it reached a peak of 59,5k CCU players just today and overall a positive reception from players with a good number of positive reviews.

Game's projection is positive.


Another notorious one is "Tale of Immortal", a Chinese focused game that exploded in popularity, it's an early access RPG and out of nowhere it became one of the best selling games of the week (2nd), not only that but also peaked over 124,2k CCU players which is an absolutely ENORMOUS number for a Chinese almost exclusive game (take into consideration that the game is Chinese only) and reached almost 7,4k reviews (83% positive)

The projection is something else too.


And last but not least, it might not be part of the chart but I wanted to update the numbers of the Yakuza saga on PC, the peaks as for right now are the following ones, as you can see a lot of players are playing Y3 while Y4 and 5 will probably get bigger numbers in the near future as soon as players jump in.





That was all for this week, thank you for reading and stay safe, until next week, if want to ask anything, please do, the more, the better :blobmorning:
 
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I'm curious if Phasmophobia will still be in the top 10 by the next week.

Tale of Immortal as #2 is a big surprise! I wonder if when Steam China starts we will get consolidated numbers from both clients or if the data will be divided.
 

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Indeed, I could see Phasmophobia dropping out within the next week or two... but rebounding heavily in the Fall again, particularly if there are new updates and such
 
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I'm curious if Phasmophobia will still be in the top 10 by the next week.

Tale of Immortal as #2 is a big surprise! I wonder if when Steam China starts we will get consolidated numbers from both clients or if the data will be divided.
Most likely we will still get the numbers via main Steam package even if it's china specific outcome, we have seen this with other products, don't expect data to be an split between platforms.

Indeed, I could see Phasmophobia dropping out within the next week or two... but rebounding heavily in the Fall again, particularly if there are new updates and such
Phasmophobia will probably be out of the chart in the next two weeks basically because no new people is jumping in at the same rate and while population is steady, updates will come at a slower rate due to dev being a single person working on the game, which is fine tho.
 
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I must say this has been a really great and interesting week, really wish all the weeks like this one happen more often from now on. :blobeyes::blobeyes::blobeyes:

Before we start checking the data I must add something, a lot of things happened even today, so this post is going to be long, quite long, thank you so much in advance for checking this week after week and now that I don't have anything else to add, let's get this thing started, shall we?



Valheim debuts 1st, latest Coffee Stain Publishing game has been doing quite the numbers on Steam, this Early Access game has quickly become a very popular product between content creators and players reaching numbers such 120k ccu or 7k reviews (positive reception) viking theme is still quite popular as you can see, hehe.

Tale of Immortal stays 2nd, the Chinese game is still getting tons of success, new CCU peak and tons of new reviews, nothing really to add but that the game will stay here for some time if a new game doesn't rob the main focus.

Nioh 2 debuts 3rd, big congratulations to Koei Tecmo as this is their best PC release ever, 4 times higher than the first one and within the big ones of the genre, over 40kccu peak and a great number of reviews that went from mixed to positive in no time, it's really impressive how the IP popularized so much that sequel debut is one of the best releases of the week (perhaps even the month, we will have to wait and see)

TW:W3 debuts 4th, it's a highly rated saga and a very exciting sequel, no wonder why it debuted just mere few days since pre-orders went up, a big part of this success was driven by the Chinese community.

VR goes from 3rd to 5th, we are back to November 2020 levels, do not worry, latest reports suggest a quick adoption of this technology and in general a very interesting growth of the VR population on Steam reaching nothing less than 2% of all the population, ABSOLUTELY CRAZY.

Dyson SP goes from 1st to 6th, I think this decline was mostly due to the high rate of debuts this week, heck today it even peaked in terms of CCU players, so yeah, it's very popular right now in video platforms and as such the game is quite high in the list.

Rust goes from 4th to 7th, natural decline is already happening, OTV servers are going down and so far the residual numbers are going back to the steady 10-15k daily users, will keep going down,

C2077 goes from 5th to 8th, keeps declining as expected, the game will stay up for a bit tho, this big lap between last week and this week is most likely due to the big amount of new entries to the chart via debuts, I think next week it might be a bit higher than this week.

ME:LE debuts 9th, just announced, just opened pre-orders and it's already entering the chart, don't expect this one to stay here next week, this position is basically all the pre-order fellas who bought it at the very first moment, a lot of people will wait until release, keep in mind this might be a very big release and stay in the charts for a few weeks, not like Cyberpunk but enough to make really good numbers, we will have to wait and see.

Sekiro returns at 10th, interesting sale precisely the week Nioh 2 releases, it worked and I'm sure Souls-like/ARPG fans are enjoying this chart for sure.



Impressive debut for Valheim, game just debuted but it reached the amazing number of 100k ccu players, game is also very popular on video platforms and in general it seems people are really liking it.

(picture from a few hours ago)


Tale of Immortal has been growing at a very quick rate this week, game reached a CCU peak of 184.1k players and 23,8k reviews, as you can see the daily pattern is quite similar due being China "exclusive" Game will receive English support in the future.



Nioh 2 is, without any doubt, the best PC release ever for Koei-Tecmo and Team Ninja, with a 4 times bigger mark than the first entry, Nioh 2 reached the stunning number of 40kccu peak and while reviews are mixed atm, they are getting getter. IP is more popular right now.







Steam reached today the impressive number of 26.4Mcc users and in case you wonder, there were 7.2M users playing games. We might have to wait for further evidence but, could this be an effect of the Chinese New Year festivities? it surely matches the timing.

Anyway, impressive.

 
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Very interesting week too as we merge new releases with Lunar New Year sale. Let's take a look.



Valheim stays 1st, game goes really strong and had an stunning reception, while I will share some more specific details after the general analysis, keep in mind this is a multi-million seller, it's a juggernaut, perhaps the new Steam big seller of Q1? we will see.

Tale of Immortal stays 2nd, remains popular among the Chinese players and that's reflected by the numbers, not only it has been in the top chart for 3 weeks already but also it has been getting a regular amount of 150k+ ccu players each day, an English version is planned by the team.

Nioh 2 stays 3rd, same as last week and number of players is steady, over 5,5k reviews with 78% positive and over 35k+ ccu peaks makes this game the most succesful and steady game of Koei Tecmo's PC strategy, absolutely amazing to see.

PUBG returns at 4th, game is popular by default, was on sale and it skyrocketed thanks to the big moment.

Rust goes from 7th to 5th, game still remains popular among players and thanks to the sale it got better results than the previous weeks, the natural progression of this game is the decline to the usual 10kccu daily players but it will take some time before going out of the chart again, perhaps a few weeks.

VR goes from 5th to 6th, much like last week, due to the sale and the popularity of the games, VR has returned to positions from late October 2020, I expect it to, maybe go up in a few weeks.

HuniePop 2 debuts 7th, well, I don't really know how to describe this product so I will just say that it has been popular on both Steam and GOG (it launched in multiple services) but I don't know how it will behave in terms of positions in the next few weeks.

C2077 stays 8th, this juggernaut still battling to keep positions inside the chart, game is no longer hot, however it's still selling quite well despite being SP only and be 3 months old, awesome!

SoT returns at 9th, a classic of sale events, each time it gets discounted, it goes up, what a nice thing to see.

DSP goes from 6th to 10th, unfortunately it can't keep the momentum and while extremely popular, it's declining fast, we might not see this one next week and that's sad.



Valheim devs just announced they sold 2 million copies in 12 days, let me tell you, I'm not even surprised, their CCU peak right now is at 367,4k players and the Twitch data implies that the game isn't being pushed by influencers but by the game itself, which is fantastic.



 

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Valheim keeps seelling very well! Two million sold in two weeks is crazy for a game that wasn't in the radar of many people.

Tale of Immortal shows how big the Chinese market is, as a game without English localization is still in the top 10.

Nioh 2 even with shit regional price it'd doing well for KT

Hunie Pop 2 people are thirsty ¯\(ツ)
 
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At some point the huge out-of-nowhere surprise successes cease being surprising. Of course, they are still "surprise successes" on an individual level, but I feel like we've now had at least one of those every few months for over a year, so the pattern is starting to set in.

I'd be surprised at this point if there isn't a game I have never heard of at #1 in the top sellers list some time in Q2 2021 :p
 
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Quite a familiar feeling with this week entries but at the same time, an interesting one.




Valheim stays 1st, the viking survival game is the king of the chart after 3 weeks in a row in the first place, not only it has been hanging in there but also reached stunning numbers, game sold 3 million copies in 2 weeks, a 500k ccu peak just happened and the reviews are positive which is a good sign for an Early Access such as Valheim, and the best part is that the 5-dev team confirmed they have the intention to expand the studio in order to supply the demand of the community which is AWESOME.

Tale of Immortal stays 2nd for 4 weeks in a row which is, funny, ToI has been getting a lot of support by the user base, while it hasn't been reaching new ccu peaks it kept growing in terms of positive reception and, as we can see, people are still buying it so yeah, congrats to this team too, don't think it will go out in the next few charts, the team still plans an English version but no estimated time was announced.

VR goes from 6th to 3rd as the usual spot for VR, as expected, given the high amount of debuts we had the last few weeks the VR went down but once the games got steadier the VR returned to the usual bronze spot, VR reception keeps growing and the stock/production is steady so buying the product doesn't come with a delay for newcomers which is great.

PUBG stays 4th, last week it had a 50% off sale which make the game to come back to the chart, while the game isn't on sale anymore, the new influx of players basically created a momentum that makes the game stay that high without any problem, nothing really to comment here, it will go down in a week or two, maybe.

Rust stays 5th and it's the same deal as PUBG, game is popular and last week had a sale that had the same effect, a new influx of players that created a momentum for the game, once that momentum is over, the game will go down again at a slow but steady pace, should be going down soon.

Nioh 2 goes from 3rd to 6th, Team Ninja's latest adventure has been surprisingly popular and it has been in the top 10 for 3 weeks, since release, it is Koei Tecmo's best seller on the platform at release for sure, numbers are also quite interesting, over 7k reviews, present in the chart since release, a CCU peak of 40k players, I don't know about you but I think Koei must be really happy with this one, don't you think?

Battlefield V returns at 7th and it's an unexpected surprise, while it's not a weird thing to see EA games on sale on Steam since they came back, Battlefield V this time reached not only an spot in this chart but also reached a new all-time ccu peak in terms of players (alongside Battlefield 1) which is something I can't explain but it happened, who would have guessed, huh? market is so unpredictable.

SoT goes from 9th to 8th, same deal as PUBG and Rust but with a big difference, Sea of Thieves is really popular and every time the game goes on sale it goes up like crazy and that creates a new user momentum, however, as I said, this is a different deal, Sea of Thieves got an important update that added a lot of stuff so, while I don't think it will stay for long in the chart it might keep the player base for longer which is always nice.

GTA V returns at 9th, It's GTA V and it got a sale, don't think I need to explain this one haha.

Persona 5 Strikers debuts at 10th, THE PHANTOM THIEVES DEBUTED ON THE CHART TO STEAL YOUR HEART :cat-heart-blob::cat-heart-blob::cat-heart-blob:
Thanks to the special edition (most likely) and the expectation for this game, Persona 5 Strikers debuted in the last spot of the chart, will it climb up? we will have to wait and see next week.



Well, observations.

Unfortunately games such as Dyson went out of the top 10, same goes for Cyberpunk 2077 after no less than 20 weeks which is absolutely crazy.
On the other hand I'm glad to see things like Nioh 2 hanging there so well after 3 weeks or Persona 5 debuting :cat-heart-blob:
 
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Pleasantly surprised Strikers made the top 10. I was kinda pessimistic because the best sellers page showed it hovering in the low 20s.
 
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Pleasantly surprised Strikers made the top 10. I was kinda pessimistic because the best sellers page showed it hovering in the low 20s.
Yeah but I'm guessing it's also a bit messed up because of the deluxe edition and the early numbers, you know? I think that kinda modified the general position of the package and it shows in a much lower place than it should (as we have seen here)

The biggest surprise was P5S, we can guess when P5 eventually releases it will also do well.
you can bet.

Yeah, this game has second wave of sales written all over it once P5R comes to Steam.
Absolutely, in fact a lot of people will jump once they beat P5R cause' P5S is way better if you have finished the main game.
 

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Strikers is currently in 4th place on the Steam global charts. Now I'm really curious to see what the peak concurrent numbers will be like. It might be better than I had anticipated.
 
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Strikers is currently in 4th place on the Steam global charts. Now I'm really curious to see what the peak concurrent numbers will be like. It might be better than I had anticipated.
Third at this very moment, HOPEFULLY it will be featured in this week chart way higher than just 10th to 5th :cat-heart-blob:
 
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