Each week, gamers around the world log onto digital distribution platform Steam, to get their latest gaming fix, and every week, Player Attack lets you know which games were the most popular.
The fact that No Man’s Sky is still hanging around at #1 suggests that we’re now in one of the upswings of the game’s up-and-down history. Remember, everybody wanted it before it was released, then it was cool to hate it, then people loved it again, then hated it, and I think now we’re in the next “loving it” phase (although I might have missed an oscillation or two). Either way, I’d sort-of expected this one to be one of those games that everybody rushes out and buys on Day One, leaving sales to drop off immediately after… but that doesn’t seem to be the case (although we are seeing a serious drop in player counts).
Speaking of games that seem to have a ridiculously long-tail appeal, Grand Theft Auto V is still there at #2. I think that’s a good illustration of the point I’m trying to make.
|#1 – No Man’s Sky
Inspired by the adventure and imagination that we love from classic science-fiction, No Man’s Sky presents you with a galaxy to explore, filled with unique planets and lifeforms, and constant danger and action.
|#2 – Grand Theft Auto V
#3 – Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
#4 – Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
#5 – RimWorld
#6 – Dead by Daylight
#7 – Just Cause 3 XL
#8 – F1 2016
#9 – Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen
#10 – Starbound