Steam’s new charts track the best-selling and most played games in real time

Valve replaced the old stats page on Steam with a new charts section(Opens in a new window) which keeps track of both the best-selling PC games and the most played games.

This special new section is called “Steam Charts”(Opens in a new window)The overview page provides quick summaries of which games are selling well, how many users are online and the most played titles. There are also links to view weekly top sellers and the best new releases for a given month.

Steam most played chart

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The real-time charts are split between top sellers and most played. Both offer an ever-changing list of the top 100 entries for each category. For top sellers(Opens in a new window), the chart displays the game name, rank, price, and information about whether a game is on presale and/or on sale. Valve also provides information about the number of weeks on the map, the weekly rank change, and the total earnings for each game. In addition, it is possible to use a region switch option for country-specific map information.

For the most played(Opens in a new window) real-time chart, the information is more limited and shows rank, name, price, current players and peak players for the current day. Of course, any sales are also highlighted in order to entice us into a possible purchase.

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The weekly chart(Opens in a new window) lists the top 100 best-selling games based on revenue for the week, how long a game has been on the charts, and ranking change. Valve also provides easy access to previous weekly charts for comparison all the way back to 2005. And for monthly top new releases(Opens in a new window)each game is listed with more details including a description, tags, developer, publisher, price, and user reviews rating.

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