Steam Reveals Top Selling VR Games (So Far)

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Steam Reveals Top Selling VR Games (So Far)
July 5, 2018

Just in time for the end of Steam’s summer sale, Valve has released a list of the top selling VR games of 2018 so far.

 

Broken down into a series of ‘Best of 2018‘ charts, we got our annual eye-full of just how well VR games have done when roughly compared to each other in the ‘Top Selling VR Games’, which is broken down into several tiers: Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Bronze categories.

 

The the list on Steam doesn’t specifically show the exact rankings according to sales within the tier (reload the list and games are shuffled).

 

Last year we used SteamSpy to get an idea of how many units were sold, and around how much revenue the games generated. SteamSpy is unfortunately less accurate after its death scare earlier this year, so we’ve listed the games in alphabetical order to forgo any assumption that those stats are reliable enough to report.

 

Take note: some games were bundled with the Vive at some point, and are figured into Valve’s list below.

 

Platinum

- Arizona Sunshine (2016)

- Beat Saber (2018)

- Budget Cuts (2018)

- Fallout 4 VR (2017)

- GORN (EA – 2017)

- Hot Dogs, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades (EA – 2016)

- Job Simulator (2016)

- Onward (EA – 2016)

- Orbus VR (EA – 2017)

- Pavlov (EA – 2017)

- Superhot VR (2017)

- The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR (2018)

 

Many of the games on the list above are repeats from last year’s Platinum tier, with the exceptions of Pavlov, Orbus VR, and the new 2018 entries—a testament to the staying power of truly fun games, however also a bit concerning considering so few games published this year made the cut.

 

Gold

- Audioshield (2016)

- I Expect You to Die (2017)

- Raw Data (previously EA – 2017)

- Rick and Morty Virtual Rick-ality (2017)

- Sairento VR (previously EA – 2018)

- Serious Sam VR: The Last Hope (2017)

- Space Pirate Trainer (previously EA – 2017)

- Sprint Vector (2018)

- Stand Out: VR Battle Royale (2017)

- The Talos Principle VR (2017)

- Tilt Brush (2016)

- Virtual Desktop (2016)

 

Another near repeat of last year’s list, there’s been a bit of shuffling and only one new game to make it, Sprint Vector, a 2018 title.

 

Now for the rash of Silver and Bronze tier games; all 2018 games besides The Mage’s Tale, Hatsune Miku VR, Psychonauts: The Rhombus of Ruin, ARK Park, and Apex Construct are Early Access titles, or were previously available in Early Access at some point—another clear indication that smaller indie VR developer teams are driving the bulk of new VR games on the platform.

 

Silver

- Box VR (EA – 2017)

- DOOM VFR (2017)

- Dead Effect 2 VR (2017)

- Duck Season (2017)

- Fruit Ninja (2016)

- In Death (EA – 2018)

- Knockout League (previously EA – 2018)

- L.A. Noire (2017)

- Moss (2018)

- OVRdrop (2017)

- Richie’s Plank Experience (2017)

- Star Trek: Bridge Crew (2017)

- The Gallery: Episode 1 & 2 (combo pack)

- The Mage’s Tale (2018)

- VTOL VR (EA – 2017)

 

Bronze

- A-Tech Cybernetic (EA – 2017)

- ARK Park (2018)

- Aeon (2017)

- Aerofly FS2 Flight Simulator (2017)

- Airtone (2017)

- Apex Construct (2018)

- Archangel Hellfire (2017)

- Batman Arkham VR (2017)

- Battlezone Gold Edition (2017)

- Bullets And More VR (previously EA – 2018)

- Climbey (EA – 2016)

- Compound (EA – 2018)

- Cyube VR (EA – 2018)

- Drunkn Bar Fight (EA – 2016)

- Eagle flight (2016)

- Eleven Table Tennis VR (2016)

- Elven Assassin (EA – 2016)

- Eternity Warriors VR (EA – 2017)

- Gal*Gun VR (2017)

- Gun Club VR (EA – 2017)

- Hatsune Miku VR (2018)

- Holopoint (2016)

- IronWolf VR (EA -2017)

- Island 359 (previously EA – 2018)

- Just in Time Incorporated (2017)

- Karnage Chronicles (EA – 2017)

- Killing Floor Incursion (2017)

- Masterpiece VR (2017)

- Out of Ammo (2016)

- Paranormal Activity: The Lost Soul (2017)

- Primordian (EA -2018)

- Project LUX (2018)

- Psychonauts: The Rhombus of Ruin (2018)

- Quivr (2018)

- Robinson: The Journey (2017)

- SPARC (2017)

- SURVIV3 (EA – 2018)

- Serious Sam 3 VR (2017)

- Skyworld (2017)

- Sports Bar VR (2016)

- Surgeon Simulator (2016)

- Tales of Glory (EA – 2017)

- the Blu (2016)

- The Brookhaven Experiment (2016)

- The Golf Club VR (2017)

- The Wizards (previously EA – 2018)

- Thrill of the Fight – VR Boxing (EA – 2016)

- To the Top (2017)

- Ultrawings (2017)

- Undead Development (EA – 2017)

- VR Dungeon Knight (EA – 2017)

- Vanishing Realms (EA – 2016)

- Zomday (EA – 2017)

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