One other 12 months of VR gaming has come and gone, and Valve has once more launched its annual gross sales figures for the previous 12 months, highlighting the best-selling VR titles on Steam.
Valve has printed a collection of ‘The Better of 2022‘ charts displaying which titles on Steam have fared the most effective throughout a number of metrics. Among the many charts is a listing of the high 100 best-selling VR video games on Steam in 2022, as measured by gross income.
You’ll discover titles damaged up from Bronze to Platinum degree, nonetheless take observe that Valve deliberately obscures which sport ranks increased inside every particular person tier. Reload the web page, and every title is shuffled, so there’s no telling which sport did higher inside a given part.
Right here we check out the highest 23 video games throughout the Gold and Platinum tiers. To offer somewhat extra context, we’ve sorted video games by their constructive consumer overview scores. Oh, and don’t overlook: many of those video games are at the moment on sale throughout Steam’s Winter Sale, which ends on January fifth at 10AM PT.
|Blade & Sorcery||2018 [EA]||96%|
|Into the Radius||2020||93%|
|Zenith: The Final Metropolis||2022 [EA]||83%|
|After the Fall||2021||77%|
As you possibly can collect from the chart, 2022 wasn’t a giant 12 months for PC VR gaming by way of contemporary and standard releases, with solely two titles launched in 2022 hitting the best rung of Steam gross sales: Zenith: The Final Metropolis and BONELAB.
Within the platinum tier, 25% of titles had been launched in 2017, 17% in 2018, 17% in 2019, 17% in 2020, and eight% in 2021. Of these titles, 25% had been marked Early Entry.
|Scorching Canine, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades||2016 [EA]||97%|
|Onerous Bullet||2020 [EA]||88%|
|The Strolling Useless: Saints & Sinners||2020||88%|
|Hellsplit: Area||2019 [EA]||85%|
|Cooking Simulator VR||2021||85%|
|Legendary Tales||2021 [EA]||83%|
|Blood Path||2019 [EA]||80%|
|Fallout 4 VR||2017||64%|
Right here you’ll discover much more early entry titles, providing up 55% of this 12 months’s gold-tier gross sales. None of those had been launched in 2022 nonetheless, which is a little bit of a downer for newcomers.
On the flipside, many of those titles have benefitted from steadfast developer help, with titles like Scorching Canine, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades, Hellsplit: Area, Contractors, Onerous Bullet, and Legendary Tales seeing updates over the course of the 12 months.
Within the gold tier, 18% of titles had been launched in 2016, 9% in 2017, 18% in 2018, 18% in 2019, 18% in 2020, and 18% in 2021—a surprisingly even unfold.
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Try the full checklist of Steam’s high promoting VR titles in 2022 to see which video games made it into the Silver and Bronze tiers.
On the lookout for this 12 months’s high VR video games throughout platforms? Try Highway to VR’s 2022 Sport of the Yr & Design Award winners. You’re positive to see some acquainted faces.