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Overwatch Was The Best Selling Paid PC Game Of 2016

by Mike Guarino


While free-to-play games continue to climb and be a big part of the overall gaming landscape, things are still looking really solid for the premium games, as well. Specifically we’re getting numbers regarding premium games on PC for 2016, which reveals that it was Blizzard’s Overwatch that was the best selling paid PC game of 2016, and it really wasn’t even close.

The information comes from SuperData, who revealed the top 5 best-selling paid PC games for 2016. Overwatch managed to bring in a massive $585.6 million on PC alone, beating Counter-Strike: Global Offensive by over $300 million. The following is the top 5 best-selling paid PC games of 2016.

  • Overwatch – $585.6M
  • Counter-Strike: Global Offensive – $257.2M
  • Guild Wars 2 – $91M
  • Minecraft – $88.7M
  • Fallout 4 – $74.9M

These numbers really aren’t surprising, as Overwatch has been a massive hit ever since it launched earlier this year no matter which platform you happened to play it on. Blizzard effectively created the new crowning jewel of the hero shooter genre, with a familiar core of a multiplayer FPS being made unique with a very robust cast. It also managed to make all of the characters memorable despite there being no single player in the game, with in-game dialogue snippets and animations serving as the lone means of character development.

It has also started getting its fair share of game of the year awards, as well. Things kicked off with it winning game of the year at this year’s Game Awards, beating out the likes of other heavy hitters like Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End and DOOM. You can check out the complete list of winners from the Game Awards by clicking right here.

Overwatch most recently received the Winter Wonderland Christmas update, which gives the game a solid dose of holiday spirit. Among the new content includes new character and map skins, as well as a new mode called Mei’s Snowball Offensive. You can learn more about that by clicking right here.

- This article was updated on:March 8th, 2018

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