ARMA II, the three year old large open world military shooter has once again topped the Steam sales charts for the past week, almost entirely because of Day Z. The zombie shooter mod has become incredibly popular since its unveiling a few weeks ago, despite its pre-alpha, incredibly buggy development state. Currently the developer hasn’t received a single dollar for his efforts, despite the mod being credited with over 20 per cent of ARMA II’s entire sales numbers. You’d think Bohemia would have thrown the guy a few bucks at least.
Coming second in the Steam sales chart was Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion, showing Gamestop that allowing its Impulse titles to be sold on Steam as well, far from hurts its digital distribution platform.
Unfortunately for Rockstar, its recently released Max Payne 3 is still not selling that well, despite it appearing as number four on the top selling list. While initially suspected of selling upwards of 4 million copies, less than a quarter of that number has left the shelves, looking to most like MP3 will prove a massive money sink for the developer. Considering GTA V was put on hold for the series revival, it’s not great news for Rockstar.
The full list of game sales charts for Steam was as follows:
- Arma II: Combined Operations
- Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion
- Civilization V: Gods & Kings
- Max Payne 3
- Crusader Kings II Collection
- F.E.A.R. 3
- The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
- Counter-Strike: Source
- Cities XL 2012
- Torchlight II