Do you also like to follow on Steam which games are currently selling well or are currently shooting up in terms of player numbers? If so, then there’s good news: Valve has revamped the charts section and now offers an even closer look at all the nice numbers.
Incidentally, the new steam charts are just another building block for Valve in the conversion of the Steam shop. New features have been added again and again in recent weeks, but the competition is not sleeping either:
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This is what the new Steam charts look like
Die new steam charts replace the previous Steam statistics page, which was a bit outdated and didn’t really match the rest of the shop visually. This is changing with immediate effect and at the same time offers a few new insights:
- New overview: How many players are currently online on Steam, what are the bestsellers and most played games – all this is now directly compiled on one clear page.
- Live-Charts: You can now display the top 100 of the currently best-selling games, either worldwide or even by country. Of course, Valve still does not announce exact quantities, but the list is sorted by total sales. It also shows how many weeks the game has been in the top 100 and how the place has changed compared to the previous week.
- Weekly and Monthly Lists: You can also look at the charts of the past weeks and months and follow changes directly.
- Most played games: The list of the most played games has also received a visual overhaul and now also shows directly whether a game is Free2Play or costs money and you can sort by current and daily players.
Interested players will notice that all the statistics are not completely new. Most of the numbers were visible before, but very scattered across the Steam site. The new overview now bundles all statistics in one place and presents them visually – a nice bonus.
This is what the charts looked like 18 years ago
By the way, the revision of the Steam charts has another side effect: You can travel far into the past. To be more precise, even up to the year 2004 and let you see how small Steam was back then.
In its early years, Steam basically existed just to distribute Valve games digitally. That’s why Counter-Strike and Half-Life were the most prominent in the sales charts at the time. It wasn’t until October 2005 that another developer released a game called Rag Doll Kung Fu, which was sold on Steam – and we’re proud of it to this day in its product description told.
But if you don’t like the past either, you can use the Steam Charts for something else. The statistics can be a way to locate exciting and new games. A current example is the mech shooter Gundam Evolution, which started on Steam and immediately inspired tens of thousands of players. Of course, this leaves its mark on the relevant statistics.
In Gundam Evolution, shooter fans compete against each other in powerful mecha suits
Player numbers and current sales hits: Do you like to follow the current charts and statistics on Steam or do you prefer to stay away from the number games? What do you think of the new Steam stats page? Write it to us in the comments!