Valve has just made a massive change to the best sellers list on its Steam platform for PC. For those who use Steam regularly, the best sellers chart is usually a good indicator of what PC users are actively buying and playing at any given time. Despite this, the best-seller list has always featured lagging data regarding which games are doing the best. In the future, this will no longer be the case.
In recent days, Valve has released a substantial update to Steam that now features real-time data associated with the best-seller chart. This means that when viewing the list, users will be able to see at that exact moment which game on Steam generates the most revenue. Additionally, Valve now offers its own data when it comes to the most played games on Steam as well. While this information has always been available to view in various methods, Valve now provides players with this information within Steam so they can better see what might be popular at any given time.
“This new section replaces the old ‘stats’ page on Steam and provides a better overview of what’s hot on Steam right now,” Valve explained in its blog announcing the changes. “The new best-seller lists rank games based on total revenue, including all sources like DLC and in-game transactions, so we can all get a more complete picture of the games players are excited to get into.” and continue playing.This new method for calculating earnings is also being rolled out to several top listings on the Steam store, including the Best Sellers tab on the Steam home page, genre, and tag pages.
As well as showcasing what’s doing well on the current best-seller list, Valve now also highlights the top 100 best-selling games in a weekly format. This weekly version of the best sellers list will now sit alongside the monthly top new releases list, which is something Valve has offered for a while now. All in all, these changes give Steam users even more information than before, which is something no one should be upset about.
Are you happy to see that Valve has added even more detailed stats like this to Steam? And do you ever look at this data for yourself? Be sure to let me know in the comments or message me on Twitter at @MooreMan12.