Vacation Simulator (2019), Owlchemy Labs‘ recently released sequel to their smash hit VR parody game Job Simulator (2016), seems to be garnering its fair share of kudos; Valve today announced that Vacation Simulator was one of the top 20 earners for all games released on Steam in April.
In a Steam blog post, Valve says that only games released between April 1st – 30th were taken into consideration. The company counted each game’s revenue for the first two weeks following their respective releases.
Valve hasn’t numbered the top 20 sequentially in order of revenue generated; it’s in order of release date. Here’s the full list of top games released this month:
- Totally Accurate Battle Simulator
- SUPER DRAGON BALL HEROES WORLD MISSION
- MarZ: Tactical Base Defense
- Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy / 逆転裁判123 成歩堂セレクション
- Vacation Simulator
- Zanki Zero: Last Beginning
- Weedcraft Inc
- One Finger Death Punch 2
- Pagan Online
- Katana ZERO
- Driftland: The Magic Revival
- Paper Dolls Original
- Mortal Kombat 11
- Imperator: Rome
Considering there’s been over 50 paid VR released in the month of April, and literal hundreds of paid games for traditional monitors releasing that month too, it seems that not only was Vacation Simulator the most successful VR game monetarily to be released in April, but a head-and-shoulders above many non-VR games as well. You’ll notice Vacation Simulator is the only VR game on the list.
How the game stacks up moving forward is another issue. Supposing Valve continues the new list style in the coming months, we’ll only really gain insight into any given game’s initial success relative to others released in that time frame.
Vacation Simulator is however set to release on PSVR on June 18th, so we should have at least one reliable benchmark as to how the sequel is doing in comparison to the ever-successful Job Simulator moving forward.
If you haven’t had a chance, check out why we gave Vacation Simulator a solid [8.8/10] in our review and to learn why we dubbed it a “relaxing change of pace full of familiar whimsy.”