The Best-Selling Game of 2019 Is Also The ‘Second-Worst Title On Steam’


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The best-selling game of 2019 has been revealed and – strangely – it’s also one of the worst-rated games on Steam.

NBA 2K20 has been announced as the best-selling game in the US for 2019, but it’s also the second-lowest-rated title on Steam250, a website dedicated to tracking the best and worst of Steam titles.

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At the time of writing, the game has a Steam rating of “Overwhelmingly Negative,” with just 15% of the 3,660 reviews being positive. Yikes.

One Steam user summarises some of the main issues in the game, writing: “Cons:  -Can’t shoot with my 3-level scorer with 95 mid rage and 95 three point -Can’t dribble and lose the ball a lot with a slashing playmaker – Badges take my whole life to get one – Can’t pass to save a life -Everyone can out run my 87 speed -I lose my points for getting a 3 star in practice -Can’t skip to me coming in game without it slowing down for a minute then letting me play -None of the builds feel like they matter -microtransactions -Lost my name -Servers.

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“Pros: -The community is coming together against this garbage -#fix2k20 -#fireronnie”


Another player simply writes: “I paid 90 dollars for a broken version of 2k19, I could’ve bought 40 cheeseburgers with all that money, but I didn’t.”

How the heck this title – which the community has dubbed “largely broken” – has made it to be the best-selling game of 2019 in the US in anyone’s guess.

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According to ComicBook, NBA 2K20 took the top-selling spot, just beating Mortal Kombat 11. The following three biggest sellers are Borderlands 3, Madden NFL 20, and Kingdom Hearts 3.

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The game, which launched in September of this year, saw the highest launch month sales for a sports game in the United States, ever. The numbers surpassed NBA 2K20’s predecessor, which was the previous record holder.

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