Warframe And Dota 2 Among The Top Earners On Steam In 2017
Valve has put out its list of 2017's top sellers on Steam -- or, more accurately, "The top 100 games as measured by gross revenue" -- and a couple of free-to-play games are near the top of the list, alongside some blockbuster AAA titles.
As was the case last year, Valve doesn't exactly order the 100 games, instead splitting them up into various groups. In the best category, platinum, we find Dota 2, which made platinum last year, and Warframe, which was in the second-best category, gold, in 2017. According to Steamcharts, Warframe had two big bumps in players, one in July and one in October, so it's no surprise to see it move up on the list.
Here are all the free-to-play games that made Steam's Top 100 list, along with their ranks last year:
Platinum: Dota 2 (P), Warframe (G)
Silver: Team Fortress 2 (G), War Thunder (S), Path of Exile (B)
Bronze: Paladins (N/A) Smite (S), Shadowverse (N/A)
Overall, that's eight F2P games in the top 100, the same as last year. Smite and Team Fortress 2 went down a tier, while Path of Exile, like Warframe, jumped up one. Shadowverse and Paladins are new, meaning that two games -- Knight Online and Tree of Savior -- dropped off the list entirely. Neither is a surprising omission, in our opinions.
Did anything else on the list -- free-to-play or not -- stand out to you?
About the Author
Jason Winter is a veteran gaming journalist, he brings a wide range of experience to MMOBomb, including two years with Beckett Media where he served as the editor of the leading gaming magazine Massive Online Gamer. He has also written professionally for several gaming websites.
WEBZEN Bringing MU To Browsers With MU Ignition
The next game to be launched under the MU banner is MU Ignition, a browser-based MMO that will allow players to hop into the universe without requiring them to download any software.By QuintLyn Bowers - 5 years ago
You May Enjoy
Check Out Gameplay Of The Elder Scrolls Online's New Arcanist Class
The developer team dove into the Arcanist during a recent livestream.By Matthew D'Onofrio - 1 week ago
Blue Protocol's Latest Video Offers Players A Peek At Character Creation
It seems pretty robust for an anime-styled game.By QuintLyn Bowers - 20 hours ago
Bring On Golbez, Final Fantasy XIV’s The Dark Throne Update Is Now Live
It’s time to face Golbez.By QuintLyn Bowers - 6 days ago
Jackalope Games Rebranded To Jackalyptic Games, First Project A Warhammer Game That COULD Be An MMO
The game is in early development.By QuintLyn Bowers - 1 week ago
Black Desert Online Drops Trailers For Woosa and Maegu’s Class Awakening, Arriving Just In Time For The Next Expansion
See the Twins’ new skills in action.By QuintLyn Bowers - 3 days ago
Bungie Teases Destiny 2 "The Final Shape", Cayde-6's Return, And Marathon Extraction Shooter During Sony Showcase
Magickmann almost shed a tear after seeing Cayde-6.By Troy Blackburn - 5 days ago