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Among Us, Cyberpunk 2077 make Steam's top-earner of 2020 list

Published: 21:19, 26 December 2020
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Among Us, a cute little detective game, has once again shown that game design is about brains, not numbers, and it proudly stands with Cyberpunk 2077 among Steam's top earners.

As usual, Steam's reports didn't go into much detail, dividing the lists into tiers instead of giving actual data. Which is fine, mind you, and certainly sounds like a respectful manner to treat top-performing devs and games, without forcing them into easily comparable boxes. 

In terms of gross revenue, Steam listed the usual suspects like GTA Online, Red Dead Online, Counter-Strike, Dota 2, PUBG and Monster Hunter: World. Let's face it - Cyberpunk 2077 making the list was inevitable, but the effort it took for Among Us and Fall Guys to make the list is not to be understated. 

The list of Steam's best-performing new releases features a diverse list of titles, from Mafia: Definitive Edition to Grounded, with Mount & Blade 2 Bannerlord, Half-Life: Alyx and Cyberpunk 2077 among them. 

It shouldn't come as a surprise to see FIFA 21 among the best-selling new releases, as it tends to do pretty good. Numbers bode well for the future of its colleague Star Wars: Squadrons too, which also made the list.  

When it comes to player numbers, the games that broke 200K peak players are Destiny 2, Monster Hunter: World, Terraria, Life is Strange 2, Counter-Strike, Dota 2, Cyberpunk 2077, GTA Online, Among Us, PUBG and Bannerlord. 

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Sony's former exclusive Horizon Zero Dawn has also been among the best-selling new releases, which is a pretty good sign to the PlayStation maker to keep bringing their exclusives to PC. Not only is there a market there, it's quite a passionate one as well, as the numbers clearly show. 

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