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Steam announces its best sellers of 2016

The Witcher 3, Civ 6, Rocket League and No Man’s Sky among top 12

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Owen S. Good is a longtime veteran of video games writing, well known for his coverage of sports and racing games.

Valve has revealed the top 100 sellers on Steam for 2016, and nearly all of them are on sale at deep discounts from their original MSRP.

Valve Corp. did not disclose the total revenue figures for any game, but did break the bestsellers into four tiers. The top 12, which are displayed in random order, are Civilization 6, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Dark Souls 3, Dota 2 (which is free-to-play, but, among other things, sold $20 million worth of content for The International 2016), Fallout 4, Grand Theft Auto 5, No Man's Sky (intriguingly), Rocket League, Tom Clancy’s The Division, Total War: Warhammer, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and XCOM 2.

Nearly all of the 100 are discounted at least 33 percent, with a few exceptions (Rust, The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim, Football Manager 2016 and anything free-to-play, of course). Notably, one of the best sellers isn't even a game: The Steam Controller placed in the “bronze” tier for items ranked No. 41 to 100.

All 100 are curated here. This weekend Valve also announced the dozen winners of the first-ever Steam Awards, a collection of curious categories and even more curious winners.