The page we all use to see if the game we like is more popular than the game our friend likes has been updated, finally.

Steam just updated its stats page with Billboard-style top sellers charts

(Image credit: Valve)

The Steam Top 100 page is no more. That old utilitarian list of Steam’s most popular games by concurrent player count has been replaced by a deeper and more attractive set of rankings (opens in new tab). You can still see which games are currently being played by the most people, but now you can also sort games by their daily unique player counts and by how much money they’re making.

The new Steam stats page is called “Steam Charts,” which could lead to some confusion, since there’s already a helpful website called Steam Charts ( (opens in new tab)) that uses the Steam API to provide more comprehensive concurrent player data than Steam itself displays. Steam Charts remains a useful website—I use it all the time—but it’ll be harder to distinguish from Valve’s official stats page in Google search results. C’est la vie, I guess!

The most notable addition to Steam’s new Steam Charts page is the Top Selling Games chart. Valve has been sharing monthly sales charts for a while now, but with these weekly charts its journey to Billboard Hot 100 (opens in new tab) territory has finally concluded. Like the famous song ranking, Steam’s top sellers charts display how many places a game has moved up or down since the previous week’s chart. It’s easy to imagine talking about a “chart-topping game” or a game that “topped the Steam chart for four weeks”—a more contemporary version of those old NPD game sales reports that go around whenever console warriors are beefing about exclusives.

The top sellers chart is based on all revenue earned through Steam, not just units sold, so free-to-play games are included (provided they’re making lots of money through DLC or in-game transactions). Apex Legends is third on the list right now, for instance. Cyberpunk 2077 is fourth on the list, which tells us that the surge of players that followed the release of the Netflix anime isn’t just people returning to the game; people are buying it. And of course we’re happy to see Trombone Champ sliding in at #12.

Steam already had a top sellers list long before this—it’s a category on the front page of the store—but the presentation of these new charts and the fact that they’re archived each week could multiply their power. Fixating on player counts is already a popular PC gaming pastime, and I can’t imagine this new Billboard-style chart will go unexploited by people who are trying to prove that one game is better, deader, or more profit-driven than another.

And one minor note about the existing top sellers list: It’s apparently been using a different ranking system. In a new blog post (opens in new tab), Valve said that the top sellers store category will start using the “new method of calculating revenue” devised for these Steam Charts reports.

Steam just updated its stats page with Billboard-style top sellers charts

(Image credit: Valve)

Another small-but-interesting change is the new option to sort the concurrent players list by “daily players.” Instead of ranking Steam games by the number of people playing them this very moment, the daily players setting “ranks the games based on the total number of unique players over the past 24 hours,” says Valve.

That changes the picture considerably. Games that are more popular in time zones other than my own, like PUBG, jump up several places when I switch to the daily players view. Grand Theft Auto 5 and Cyberpunk 2077 also leap up the list. Meanwhile, Team Fortress 2 drops 19 spots when I look at daily uniques instead of concurrents—that means that lots of instances of TF2 are running at the same time, but more people play Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel every day. I’ll refrain from jumping to any unsupported conclusions, but it’s certainly a curious statistic.

Tyler Wilde

Executive Editor

Tyler grew up in Silicon Valley alongside Apple and Microsoft, playing games like Zork and Arkanoid on the early personal computers his parents brought home. He was later captivated by Myst, SimCity, Civilization, Command & Conquer, Bushido Blade (yeah, he had Bleem!), and all the shooters they call “boomer shooters” now. In 2006, Tyler wrote his first professional review of a videogame: Super Dragon Ball Z for the PS2. He thought it was OK. In 2011, he joined PC Gamer, and today he’s focused on the site’s news coverage. After work, he practices boxing and adds to his 1,200 hours in Rocket League.


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