author: Adrian Werner
Steam's Biggest September Launches - New World nad Tales of Arise
Last month many hits debuted on Steam, including New World and Tales of Arise, but also a surprize in the form of Cookie Clicker.
Valve has released the list of September's biggest launches on Steam. The criterion was the revenue generated in the first two weeks after launch. The month was full of debuts of long-awaited games. Titles such as New World, Tales of Arise or Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous turned out to be hits. Deathloop also did quote well.
A big surprise is the appearance of Cookie Clicker on the list. This simple game less than $5 (and the list is compiled by revenue), and it has been available outside of Steam for eight years now.
Traditionally, no specific sales results were revealed, or even the correct order of titles. That's why we added estimates from the paid version of Steam Spy to the list. Unfortunately, they can be very inaccurate, so approach the data below with caution. Also keep in mind that this website gives the total number of owners of a given production, and some of them were previously available in Early Access.
September's biggest releases on Steam
Number of owners as estimated by SteamSpy:
17.0 million. *
669 thousand. **.
559 thousand. ***
Final Fantasy IV (this is the Pixel Remaster version ).
* The result of 17 million for New World is unrealistic. It is possible that SteamSpy's algorithms incorrectly included test participants.
** Medieval Dynasty was sold in Steam's Early Access from September 2020 and results from SteamSpy include all sales.
*** In the case of Train Simulator 2022, the game not only debuted in Early Access in 2015, but a free weekend was held in 2019. Therefore, the estimates from SteamSpy are not reliable.
September's biggest F2P launches (by activity record)
Valve also published an additional list, including the most popular F2P launches of September. In this case, the criterion was the number of players. We've sorted the following list according to the activity record of a given game, not just the one achieved last month, as this gives a better idea of the level of success a given production has achieved on Steam.
Current activity record according to SteamDB: