Hades II becomes top-grossing premium game on Steam, V Rising and Animal Well also debut high on charts

20 weeks into 2024, here is another installment of the Steam charts. And there are plenty of successful new indie releases, as well as interesting shifts in the list of best-selling games.

Steam charts: Hades II becomes top-grossing premium game, while V Rising and Animal Well also debut in top 10

Hades II

Counter-Strike 2 was the highest-grossing game on Steam for the week of May 7-14, reclaiming its top spot after the commercially successful launch of Gray Zone Warfare. The latter lost eight positions, falling to #9 overall (#5 when only looking at premium titles).

Hades II, which peaked at over 100k concurrent players following its Early Access release, debuted at #2, also becoming the number one premium title by gross revenue. And the first game also continued to climb on the chart, thanks to its recent 66% discount, and took 14th place overall (↑11 positions from the previous week).

Looking at other new releases, V Rising entered the Steam charts at #5 (#2 among premium titles) thanks to its 1.0 launch, while Animal Well debuted at #11 (#6 among premium titles).

Below are the top 10 premium games by gross revenue for the week of May 7-14 (excluding F2P titles and Steam Deck):

  1. Hades II
  2. V Rising
  3. Helldivers 2
  4. Stellaris
  5. Gray Zone Warfare
  6. Animal Well
  7. Manor Lords
  8. EA Sports FC 24
  9. Hades
  10. Homeworld 3

Top 20 highest-grossing products on Steam, including F2P titles and Steam Deck, for the week of May 7-14 (via SteamDB)

Stellaris, Paradox Interactive’s evergreen strategy game, experienced an impressive growth in weekly revenue. Thanks to its 80% discount and the launch of The Machine Age expansion (debuted at #32), the base game moved up 51 spots to #7 overall. Huge discounts also boosted the sales of other Paradox titles: Europa Universalis IV (#31), Crusader Kings III (#33), Hearts of Iron IV (#35), and Victoria 3 (#53).

The upcoming PC port of Ghost of Tsushima continues to climb the charts, taking 19th place (↑36 positions).

Techland’s Dying Light re-entered the chart at #28 overall, thanks to an 85% discount. It also peaked at over 40k concurrent players on May 11, increasing its player count by more than 300%.

Homeworld 3, released 20 years after the second installment in the series, debuted at #16 overall (#10 when only looking at premium titles). Despite a commercially strong launch, it received mixed reception from players, currently sitting at just 52% positive reviews. Many users called the game inferior to its classic predecessor and criticized its EULA agreement, which notifies customers about collecting all sorts of personal data such as credit card information, residential address, and photographic images.

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