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Baldur's Gate 3 and Starfield headline Steam's 2023 bestsellers

Like 2022 before it, Valve's list of best-sellers for 2023 feature the year's biggest titles and games that have have been around for a year or longer.

Justin Carter, Contributing Editor

December 27, 2023

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At a Glance

  • Steam's 2023 top-sellers features some of the year's expect top dogs, plus long-lasting live service titles.

Valve has revealed its best-selling (and most-played) Steam games, and in what's surely a shock, that list features Starfield and Baldur's Gate 3.

Both RPGs were joined by Lost Ark, Cyberpunk 2077, and Destiny 2 in the platform's "Platinum" tier. Top-sellers are measured by gross revenue, which gives an idea of how well these games sold during 2023.

Several games in this list have had their successes heavily touted by their respective developers. In Destiny 2's case, it's inclusion here is notable, since its playerbase has declined throughout the year.

Baldur's Gate, Destiny 2, and Starfield were also among 2023's most-played games at over 300,000 peak players. Meanwhile, Cyberpunk and Grand Theft Auto V were some of the Steam Deck's most-played titles.

Categories like "best Early Access" were headlined by Disney Dreamlight Valley and Everspace 2. The most-played new releases category featured Street Fighter 6, Remnant II, and Payday 3.

The full list is available right here, and down below, we've listed the platinum and gold top-sellers on Steam.



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Justin Carter

Contributing Editor, GameDeveloper.com

A Kansas City, MO native, Justin Carter has written for numerous sites including IGN, Polygon, and SyFy Wire. In addition to Game Developer, his writing can be found at io9 over on Gizmodo. Don't ask him about how much gum he's had, because the answer will be more than he's willing to admit.

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