This week Valve gave everyone a look at The 20 top-selling games that launched on Steam in April 2019. Valve gave everyone an insight from the company itself, a look at how video games have performed in the competitive market. Usually this kind of report would come from a third-party analysis of Steam’s API data. So that’s refreshing.
The 20 top-selling games that launched on Steam in April 2019 are :
- Totally Accurate Battle Simulator
- Super Dragon Ball Heroes World Mission
- Marz: Tactical Base Defense
- Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy
- Vacation Simulator
- Zanki Zero: Last Beginning
- Weedcraft Inc.
- One Finger Death Punch 2
- Pagan Online
- Katana Zero
- Driftland: The Magic Revival
- Paper Dolls Original
- Mortal Kombat 11
- Imperator Rome
Though we don’t get to see the sales figures and the top is actually ordered by launch date not sales numbers its still interesting and very understandable. Valve is being very cautious about not alienating any game developers and publishers.
One of the names in this top is Mortal Kombat 11 that, lets be honest, is most likely the biggest name in here, that includes Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Triology, Weedcraft Inc., Totally Accurate Battle Simulator and Imperator: Rome.
One other title that stands out is a game that can be called “aa mix of Indiana Jones and XCOM” – Pathway and a sixty-four-player medieval combat game – Mordhau that Steam says “hovers around the No. 11 position for the most simultaneous players.”
Valve have also explained how the list has been made. They took the list of every game that had launched between April 1 and April 30, then analyzed the revenue that the games earned within the first two weeks of the launch. This explains why the list trails by a month and we can expect the May roundup around mid-June.
Before, Velve has left the game sales performance or the game popularity to sites like Steam Charts (that analyses concurrent player figures) or Stem Spy (last year it took a huge blow when Steam changed its API).
There is no official statement from Valve on why did they decide to publish this list now, we can guess that its to show Steam business partners that their games do perform.