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author: Adrian Werner

Steam - June Launches Dominated by Oldtimers

June on Steam was one for old games, with Sea of Thieves and Titanfall 2 on the lead. Only three of the twenty most popular p launches were completely new titles. This was due, among other things, to the fact that a large part of Electronic Arts' catalogue was made available on this platform.

Steam's users gave a big thumbs up to Sea of Thieves.

Valve published a list of the twenty largest (in terms of popularity) releases of June at Steam. Traditionally, no specific sales results or even the correct order of titles were disclosed. That is why we added estimates from the paid version of Steam Spy to the list.

Last month turned out to be an unusual one, as many as fifteen games from the top twenty are titles that have already been released on other websites or consoles. If we subtract remasters and remakes, the number of novelties will shrink to four. The leader was Sea of Thieves, which launched on Microsoft Store in March 2018. Nevertheless, almost 2 million people (according to Steam Spy's estimates) bought the title on Steam.

Looking at the top twenty, it's hard to see the novelities. Titanfall 2, Star Wars: Battlefront II, Need for Speed: Heat, Crysis 3, Battlefield V, The Sims 4 and Dragon Age: Inquisition were previously released on Origin. Satisfactory, Griftlands, Outer Wilds, Detroit: Become Human, Journey and Beyond: Two Souls were released last year on Epic Games Store, and the last three of these games are ports of several years old titles from PlayStation.

Persona 4 Golden is the PC version of a game released on PlayStation Vita in 2012 and was an extended edition of the four-year-old PS2 title.

The only novelities on the list are Hardspace: Shipbreaker, Desperados III, Torchlight III, Command & Conquer Remastered and SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom - Rehydrated, and the last two are remasters/remakes of old games.

The comparison shows that by not releasing the game on Steam, the developers lose much of its sales potential. At the same time, it can be seen that many players do not mind the fact that the titles they play are already available on other platforms or services.

  1. Sea of Thieves - game guide
  2. Steam - official website

20 biggest releases of June on Steam



Estimated number of players according to Steam Spy (on the day the news was published):


Sea of Thieves

1.9 million


Titanfall 2

1.4 million


Command & Conquer Remastered Collection

965 thousand.


Star Wars: Battlefront II

666 thousand.


Persona 4 Golden

522 thousand.



495 thousand.


Need for Speed: Heat

243 thousand.


Hardspace: Shipbreaker

214 thousand.


Detroit: Become Human

188 thousand.


Outer Wilds

171 thousand.


SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom - Rehydrated

167 thousand.



157 thousand.



135 thousand.


Desperados III

98 thousand.


Torchlight III

89 thousand.


Crysis 3

82 thousand.


Beyond: Two Souls

65 thousand.


Battlefield V

61 thousand.


The Sims 4

58 thousand.


Dragon Age: Inquisition

52 thousand.

Valve has also published an additional list, including the most popular releases of June among games using the freemium model.

Biggest free-to-play releases of June on Steam:



Estimated number of players according to Steam Spy (on the day the news was published):


Cyber Hunter

171 thousand.


Unfortunate Spacemen

112 thousand.


Bomb Bots Arena

55 thousand.


Crafting Idle Clicker

30 thousand.


Dragon Quest Rivals

no data

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