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Steam 2023 Best Of List Reveals Starfield’s Success On PC


Posted on December 28, 2023 by Nick Moreno

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When understanding that Starfield – the next major release from Bethesda in two decades would be exclusive to Xbox – it was instantly granted that sales for the game would trump any other major titles that month. Ahead of release, the Premium Edition topped sales charts on the Xbox Store in multiple regions. Not to mention it going on to outperform both EA FC 24 & Mortal Kombat 1 for the month of September this fall.

Looking at other metrics accounted for regarding Starfield, it was revealed that the game already faced more than 12 million players since its release back in September less than half a year ago. Additionally, Starfield also broke a new record for Xbox Game Pass measuring the highest number of new subscriptions for the service ever during its release then.

Now from this year’s ‘Best of Steam – 2023’ Starfield also proves to be successful on Steam – outside the jurisdiction of Xbox Game Pass. In total, the game makes it into the categories of Top Sellers, New Releases, Most Played, Steam Deck, and Played on Controller. You can view the full lists below:

Top Sellers – Platinum

Destiny 2
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III
Cyberpunk 2077
PUBG Battlegrounds
Apex Legends
Sons of the Forest
Baldur’s Gate 3
DOTA 2
Lostark
Hogwarts Legacy
Counter-Strike 2
Starfield

New Releases – Platinum

Baldur’s Gate 3
Starfield
Resident Evil 4 Remake
EA FC 24
Sons of the Forest
Street Fighter 6
Hogwarts Legacy
Payday 3
Remnant II
Armored Core 6: Fires of Rubicon
Star Wars Jedi: Survivor

Cities: Skylines II

Most Played – Platinum

Starfield
Destiny 2
Goose Goose Duck
PUBG Battlegrounds
Apex Legends
Sons of the Forest
DOTA 2
Lostark
Baldur’s Gate 3
Hogwarts Legacy
Counter-Strike 2

Early Access – Platinum

Everspace 2
Marvel Snap
Baldur’s Gate 3
Wartales
Farlight 84
Sunhaven
My Time at Sandrock
Disney Dreamlight Valley
Against the Storm
Demonologist
Ready or Not
Dave the Diver

Steam Deck – Platinum

The Witcher III: Wild Hunt
Armored Core 6: Fires of Rubicon
Dave the Diver
Resident Evil 4 Remake
Vampire Survivors
Starfield
Baldur’s Gate 3
Hogwarts Legacy
Half-life
Grand Theft Auto V
Elden Ring
Cyberpunk 2077

Controller – Platinum

Apex Legends
Street Fighter 6
Resident Evil 4 Remake
Rocket League
Armored Core 6: Fires of Rubicon
Starfield
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III
Elden Ring
FIFA 23
Hogwarts Legacy
NBA 2K 23
EA FC 24

Over at Rectify Gaming, we offer a guide on peak optimizations to keep Starfield running efficiently on most moderate PB builds via MAINGEAR. For PC optimization, it’s recommended you “Keep Your PC Updated, Choose a Swift Storage Drive, Minimize Background Tasks.” And for core game optimization, you should “Leverage Upscaling, Adjust Lighting and Shadow Settings, Disable Dynamic Resolution.”

More on Starfield for PC, Todd Howard does go on to praise its success thanks to being a unique release on Xbox. “Being with Xbox means there is an ease of access for us and I’m told we’re expecting more people playing this launch than anything we’ve ever done before and that’s despite the success of our previous games.” You can read the full report by heading here.

What is your thoughts on ‘Best of Steam – 2023’?

Source: Steam

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