Steam has new sales and popularity charts, and they’re great
People love buying games and playing games on Steam, but anyone interested in really snooping around the site (like us, that’s our job) has two things they want to know: which games are selling the most copies and which games are being played the most.
Valve’s new “Steam Charts”” page put all in one place, and makes the whole process much more enjoyable while you’re there. A statement from the company says:
Today we’re launching Steam Charts, a new section of Steam dedicated to showing the most played and top selling games on Steam. Including real-time numbers.
The Steam Charts page replaces Steam Stats as a single snapshot of what’s popular on Steam, whether it’s real-time, weekly, or even monthly. Steam Charts also pulls together numbers in more detail to allow for a fuller picture of the games players are passionate about.
It’s basically a a single page with all the popularity related data you’d want to know (aside from the actual number of units sold, which lol like Valve will ever release that), with the top page with how many people are currently online.
It then displays the top five selling games and top five most played games, with the ability to quickly expand these charts to show the top 100 in both areas. Then there’s the weekly top sellers, top new releases, and quick links to other helpful Steam-related data pages like Valve’s hardware survey results – always great for their market breakdown of GPU, if nothing else – and download statistics.
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To be clear, very little of this is Newalthough I think the “live” sales charts have some welcome additions like the number of weeks the game has been in the charts and the number of places it has risen or fallen in the last week. Overall, tIt’s just a welcome refresh in the way the data is presented.
Data enthusiasts can check it here.