This Steam Summer Sale was much bigger than last year

By Marshall Lemon, Wednesday, 6 July 2016 20:29 GMT

It seems Valve doesn’t have to worry about Steam sales slowing down just yet.


The Steam Summer Sale was bigger than last year

Are you still picking up pieces of your shredded wallet after the events of last week’s Steam sale? If so you’re not alone – it seems Valve’s annual event actually grew compared to 2015. And while it doesn’t hold a candle to the record-breaking numbers of Steam’s Winter Sale, it’s nothing to scoff at either.

According to Steam Spy, Valve pulled in a staggering $236 million compared to last year’s $160 million. Steam reportedly also sold an addition 4 million games from 2015, culminating in 37 million game purchases. Within a week.

A more detailed breakdown is expected later this week, but early reports have been breaking down the most popular games. For example, indie darling Limbo ended up topping the charts with 1.1 million sales, likely due to Playdead’s follow-up – Inside – launching last week. The full list follows:

  • Limbo – 1,128,836 sales
  • Payday 2 – 526,380 sales
  • Counter-Strike: Global Offensive – 485,694 sales
  • Age of Empires II – HD Edition – 373,651 sales
  • Garry’s Mod – 349,877 sales
  • Dead by Daylight – 286,966 sales
  • Left 4 Dead 2 – 282,580 sales
  • Doom – 260,172 sales
  • Rocket League – 256,797 sales
  • Grand Theft Auto 5 – 227,111 sales

Now it’s time to save if you can. Steam’s Fall sale is mere months away…

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