Steam is without argument the most successful online game store on the market. This is due not only to his seniority but also to the fact that, over the years, he has been able to win the favor of a good part of the gamer community.
Valve, without a doubt, knew how to see the business opportunity at the time, and has been adapting and evolving it to the context of each moment. Thus, as we have already been able to know from the data provided by the platform itself, some of its numbers are spectacular.
And this is a very important and interesting aspect of Steam, the amount of interesting information it generates and collects. For example, over the past few months, your user survey has provided us with up-to-date information on the pace of the adoption of Windows 11 by the gaming community.
And something that Valve is very thankful for is that, instead of retaining that information exclusively for its own use, it makes it universally public, which favors precisely what I was commenting on a moment ago, that we have very useful data in the informative plan.
Aware of this value, Valve does not only offer this information. Also, from time to time, it adds new data, improves its representation, and so on. And that is what just happened, as we can read in the most recent press release from Steam:
Today we are launching Steam Charts, a new section of Steam dedicated to showcasing the best-selling and most played games on Steam. Including numbers in real-time.
The Steam Charts page replaces Steam Stats as an overview of what’s popular on Steam, whether it’s real-time, weekly, or even monthly. Steam Charts also compile numbers in more detail to allow for a more complete picture of the games players are excited about.
Steam Charts is, basically, a single page that contains all the data related to the most popular games at any given time (remember that their content is generated in real-time), as well as the usual infrastructure usage data. The lists of the best-selling games and the most played, made up on this main page of five elements each, each has a link that allows further information, to see the first hundred.
Below are weekly and monthly rankings, top new releases, and quick links to other useful Steam-related data pages like Valve Hardware Survey results, download stats, and more.