Steam Deck’s Most Played Games Revealed for March 2023

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On Twitter, a post was published revealing the Steam Deck’s most-played games through the month of March, and there are some surprising features to make the list. It’s broken down by the sheer number of hours played, and the appearance of some titles on the list can be considered totally unpredictable.

It’s a great insight into the processing and playing power of the Steam Deck, revealing that some of the most demanding, mainstream games are also the most popular on Valve’s handheld console.

What Were Steam Deck’s Most Played Games in March?

The list provided by the Steam Deck social page is in order of most-to-least time played, but it’s not very simple to confirm that at face value, given that whoever made the graphic declined to include any kind of numbering or ranking system.

There were several heavy hitters that made the list of the Steam Deck’s most-played games through March, including Red Dead Redemption 2, Grand Theft Auto V, and Elden Ring (which came in second place). It seems that players are eager to explore vast, open worlds on their Steam Deck, as No Man’s Sky, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, and Skyrim all also made the list.

Hogwarts Legacy, a record-breaking title that dominated charts following its release in February, seems to have topped the Steam Deck chart. There was also a special mention for Vampire Survivors, a hyper-popular game that just won two BAFTA awards, beating out the likes of God of War Ragnarok and Elden Ring.

It was encouraging to see some older titles make the list, though. For instance, Fallout 4, Skyrim (as we’ve mentioned), and Stardew Valley all made the cut. There’s a lot of pulling power in these older titles, and people seem to want to keep playing them on the go.

At the bottom of the list sits ‘Resident Evil 4’, but it’s assumed that this refers to the remake that dropped days ago.

As the Steam Deck grows in popularity, more tech titans are getting on board with the concept of handheld consoles. Days ago, Asus revealed the ROG Ally, and in recent hours, talk has surfaced regarding a PlayStation Vita 2. Could we see a resurgence in handheld gaming?

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