Valve has finally released a fresh revamp of its old stats page so that we data nerds can keep track of the most popular, profitable and most played PC games on Steam in a new web page. Now available to anyone and everyone, you no longer have to look at outdated websites or third-party alternatives.
Various information about each game and its place in their respective rankings was announced via a blog post earlier today, such as recent position changes, the option to quickly switch regions, and the ability to see total earnings. All in all, a handy tool!
Those who have been around for a while, and who are trying to find this kind of information may have popped up from old stats pages or sites like Steam Spy or Steam Charts (yes, there was a Steam Charts before this announcement, confusing enough of). Some of the data points (some of which pull information from the Steam API) are pretty good through these sites Having said that, having a new fancy place to get this kind of data from official sources does make the process a lot easier .
This is good news for everyone – transparency in this area can be a great resource for keeping track of how the PC gaming market is doing. It also makes sense that Valve would eventually roll out newer and more accessible resources – if people rely on third-party sites for Steam-based data, it might present itself in a more convenient way.
What do you think of the new Steam Charts site? The link above is for you to take a look at – do you prefer it to the existing resource? let us know!
For more Steam-related news, check out today’s news about the Modern Warfare 2 beta, which has nearly 110,000 concurrent players on Steam.