Valheim Becomes Steam's Top Seller ; SteamValheim is once again at the top of last week's best-selling games list for the fourth week in a row.
this week List of best selling games on Steam, when measured by revenue, not unit sales, Valheim's continued success was more than just a viral phenomenon. Valheim beat its competition for four weeks, meaning Valheim was at the top of Steam's weekly bestsellers for the entire month of February. It doesn't look like its popularity will wane anytime soon.
Technically, Valheim had a bit of a downer last week. The game hit its highest number of concurrent players on February 21 and has spent the week since it dropped and bounced back. A week later, Valheim didn't quite hit last Sunday's numbers, but came close. It could have been just a glitch, or it could mean that Valheim's one-month growth has reached a plateau. That said, there is nothing to be upset about as Valheim already has over four million players.
of this week Steam chart has seen a jolt under Valheim's solid lead. The second and third best-selling products swapped places, Tale of Immortal took third place for the first time in five weeks, and Valve Index VR Kit moved up to second place. The last time the Valve Index VR Kit was this high was mid-January. The continued success of Tale of Immortal is perhaps just as laudable as Valheim's, or at least newsworthy because it's only available in Simplified Chinese.
The remaining top 10 are astonishing compared to last week. Numbers four and five were chosen by Persona 5 Strikers, which likely represents the standard and deluxe editions of the game. Stardew Valley is sixth as it celebrates its fifth anniversary. People Can Fly's Outriders pre-purchases ranked seventh as the game's demo created so much excitement. Eighth, ninth and tenth respectively belong to Nioh 2 – The Complete Edition, Baldur's Gate 3 and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive – Operation Broken Fang.
It seems worth wondering if combined sales of the standard and deluxe editions of Persona 5 Strikers will push it to the top of this week's list. That doesn't diminish what Valheim has accomplished, but it will show how excited fans are for more Persona.
Valheim is likely to maintain the top spot, but its volatility could continue. One game to watch is Devolver Digital's Loop Hero, which may have a solid launch. Otherwise, there is always a chance for a surprise.