Elden Ring, Monster Hunter Rise Among Steam’s Best-Selling Games of 2022


Steam publishes its ranking for the best-selling games of 2022, placing the titles Elden Ring and Monster Hunter Rise among the best of the year.


Steam has unveiled its list of best selling games of 2022, which includes the highest ranked ones elden ring and Monster Hunter Ascension.


The list published on the Steam website catalogs the best-selling games in the Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze rankings. Both ended up at the top of the year-end list elden ring and monster hunter Rise, followed by some of the most popular free to play FPS games like Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Destiny 2 and PUBG battlegrounds.

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The Gold section was crowned by two Rockstar titles, Grand Theft Auto V and Red Dead Redemption 2, as well as some notable multiplayer games like Dead by daylight and war frame. FIFA 23 also ended up in this category, which may have seen an increase in sales due to the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Additionally, Cyberpunk 2077 saw a notable increase in downloads after that Cyberpunk: Edgerunner Anime debuted on Netflix. Interesting, God of War (2018)which launched on Steam on January 14, 2022 also placed at the second highest tier.

Meanwhile, below and still notable, games like Sea of ‚Äč‚ÄčThieves, Cult of the Lamb, Spider-Man Remastered, and Stray found themselves in the silver category. The real ghost game phasmophobia, which launched in 2020, also saw a resurgence thanks to some massive game updates that propelled it to the third-highest tier. In the bronze section, several games like Stardew Valley, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and World of Monster Hunters proved that they are still very popular with gamers.

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The impressive sales of Elden Ring in 2022

elden ring was released on February 25th, 2022 to near-universal praise, sat at 96 on Metacritic and even won Game of the Year at the 2022 Video Game Awards. Although the game is part of the infamous “SoulsBorne” series, it was praised by critics for its fresh adaptation of the open-world gameplay and the improved accessibility despite its difficulty. By the end of March 2022, the game had sold 13.4 million copies worldwide; a number that rose to over 17.5 million by the end of September 2022. It was the best-selling game of 2022 behind Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II.

Monster Hunter Ascension was first released for Nintendo Switch on March 26, 2021, and has been acclaimed by critics alike for building on the numerous quality of life improvements that have been made in World of Monster Hunters, as well as its impressive scope considering the limited edition Nintendo Switch. The game was released for Steam on January 12, 2022, with improved graphics and framerate, and received overwhelmingly positive reviews from critics and players.

Source: Steam