Although Starfield’s global launch is scheduled for September 6, revenue from its early access version was enough to top the Steam charts. Let’s take a close look at last week’s top sellers on the platform.
Starfield ranked first on Steam’s weekly top sellers chart for the week of August 29-September 5, jumping three places.
Given that Valve ranks products based on their gross revenue (not units sold), the latest game from Bethesda generated more money last week than any game on the platform, including free-to-play. It is worth noting that the title is currently only available to those who have purchased the Premium edition.
CS:GO and Baldur’s Gate 3 remained in the top 3, followed by Dota 2 (up 28 places from the previous week) and Armored Core VI (previous week’s leader). The top 10 also includes PUBG (up 2 places), Steam Deck, Dead by Daylight (up 25 places), Rainbow Six Siege (up 14 places), and Destiny 2 (down 5 places).
Among other notable titles on the charts is Sea of Stars (#13), a Sabotage Studio-developed RPG that sold 100,000 units in its first 24 hours. The game was up 50 places from the previous week, also peaking at 8,635 concurrent players over the weekend.
Hogwarts Legacy, one of this year’s biggest hits, also experienced a huge jump, rising 61 places to #12.
Owners of the Premium edition got the opportunity to play Starfield on September 1. It initially attracted 234k concurrent players on Steam. According to SteamDB, the game currently has a peak of 248,632 concurrent users, making it the fifth biggest release of 2023 in terms of CCU.
Starfield also received positive reviews from critics, with an average Metascore ranging from 87 (Xbox) to 88 (PC). On Opencritic, it has a “Mighty” rating (88/100), with 94% of critics recommending it.