Valve has come out with a list of the top 100 moneymakers on Steam for 2017, and while it includes a fair share of expected and consistently profitable titles such as The Witcher 3, GTA V, and Rocket League, there were a decent amount of surprises making the list.
The Top 12:
- The Witcher 3
- Divinity: Original Sin 2
- Rainbow Six Siege
- Dota 2
- Ark: Survival Evolved
- Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
- GTA V
- Rocket League
- PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds
- Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands
Valve arrived at this by taking into account game sales, DLC, and in-game transactions. While we know roughly where a game placed on the list, we don’t know exact revenue numbers; nor where in each tier an individual game falls.
Valve also published a list of the most played games of 2017, which, not surprisingly, sees a lot of overlap with the biggest earners for the year.