Steam Has New Sales & Popularity Charts, And They're Fantastic

Steam Has New Sales & Popularity Charts, And They're Fantastic ...

People love to buy and play games on Steam, but anyone interested in really poking around the site (like us, this is our job) has two things to know: which games are selling the most copies and which games are being played the most.

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The Valves new Steam Charts page combines all of this information into one place, making the whole process a lot more enjoyable while you're at it.

Today we launched Steam Charts, a new section of Steam that is dedicated to showing the most-played and top-selling games on Steam in real time.

The Steam Charts page replaces Steam Stats as a one-stop-overview of whats popular on Steam, whether it's in real-time, by week, or even by month. Steam Charts also gathers numbers in more detail to allow for a more complete picture of which games players are interested in.

It's basically a single page containing all of the popular info you'd like to know (apart from the actual number of units sold, which I'm not sure if Valve will ever release that), and the homepage beginning with how many people are currently online.

With the ability to rapidly expand those charts to display the top 100 in both fields, there are weekly top-sellers, top new releases, and quick links to other useful Steam-related data pages like Valves hardware survey results, which are always interesting for their analysis of the GPU market.

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To be clear, very little of this is new, though I think the live sales charts include some useful information, such as how many weeks the game has been on the charts in the last week. Overall, this is just a nice refresh of the way the data is presented.

Here's how data geeks may get the scoop.