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Report: Steam Summer Sale 2015 taking place on June 11

By Daniel Perez, May 29, 2015 6:35am PDT

We feel a great disturbance in the Force. As if millions of wallets suddenly cried out in terror, and were suddenly silenced.

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"The summer sales are the ones that are always pretty meh right?"

- GodZilly see all 5 comments

Report: 48% of PC Games Bought in 2009 Were Digital Downloads

By Alice O'Connor, Jul 21, 2010 8:00am PDT

[Update - 10:20] We've removed a misunderstanding from our reading of the report. Digital distribution accounted for 48% of PC games sold in the...

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"I like this idea. I'm a big fan of Steam, but I'd love to see someone else take a crack at ..."

- PlayfulPuppy see all 84 comments

Weekly PC Sales Bring No Clear Winner (Updated: Winner Revealed)

By Chris Faylor, Mar 04, 2010 1:30pm PST

Once again speaking to the strength of exclusive offerings, digital distributors Steam, Direct2Drive and Impulse have unveiled sales charts from...

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"Well let's see... I approve of Ubisoft's DRM and developers deserve sixty dollars (really more ..."

- Professer12 see all 30 comments

Weekly PC Sales Illustrate Strength of Bonuses, Discounts and Exclusivity

By Chris Faylor, Feb 11, 2010 12:20pm PST

The latest charts from PC outlets Steam, Direct2Drive and Impulse are in, once again speaking to the strength of exclusive offerings, pre-order...

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"'Bought Trine due to the good word on the Shack too. Mistake. Frustrating controls, boring ..."

- oO SilentK Oo see all 18 comments

Weekly PC Sales Prove Space Still Sells

By Chris Faylor, Feb 03, 2010 12:00pm PST

Digital distribution outlets Steam, Direct2Drive and Impulse have chimed in with their top PC games of the past week, offering a look at what's...

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"I have to say I was fairly surprised at the amount of attention to detail Dice has shown in BC2. ..."

- comiekazie see all 46 comments

NPD Lists Top Console, PC Games of 2009

By Chris Faylor, Jan 15, 2010 10:00am PST

Compiling the various sales figures of its monthly reports, marketing research firm The NPD Group has issued its take on the best-selling games at...

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"NSMB Wii is the only reason my Wii is getting so much love lately."

- ieGod see all 48 comments

Modern Warfare 2 Sales Pass... One Billion Dollars

By Alice O'Connor, Jan 13, 2010 7:15am PST

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 publisher Activision today announced that Infinity Ward's shooter has racked up over $1,000,000,000 US in estimated...

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"This should have been in a message since i've said I'm done with the discussion since you just ..."

- haysoos see all 225 comments

Weekly PC Sales: Star Trek Online, Sales Stars and the Unstoppable Modern Warfare 2

By Alice O'Connor, Jan 06, 2010 12:00pm PST

Steam's sales chart for the post-Christmas week is naturally dominated by many of its holiday deals, though the unstoppable Modern Warfare 2 sticks...

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"In the context of a digital download store (where each item "sold" does not deplete inventory), ..."

- SeraphielX see all 52 comments

Weekly PC Sales: Left 4 Dead by Modern Warfare 2, Dragon Age, Borderlands and Torchlight

By Chris Faylor, Nov 18, 2009 2:20pm PST

Update: According to Big Download and Blue's News, Left 4 Dead 2 pre-orders were listed as Steam's second top-grossing game for the week of 11/8 -...

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"If the choice comes between Halo and Call of Duty Vs Half-Life and Galactic Civilizations then ..."

- Weewoot see all 61 comments

Activision Boasts Modern Warfare 2 Sales Figures, Broken Records

By Alice O'Connor, Nov 18, 2009 11:40am PST

Publisher Activision continues to toot its own horn over the recent release of Infinity Ward's Call of Duty 2 Modern Warfare 2 with new figures for...

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"Right, but such a passage is nowhere to be found in the license agreement as far as I can tell - ..."

- JohnnyK77 see all 122 comments

Weekly PC Sales: Dragon Age, Borderlands and Torchlight Top the Charts

By Chris Faylor, Nov 12, 2009 8:20am PST

Last week was a big one for PC RPGs, as BioWare's long-awaited Dragon Age: Origins dominated the sales charts of digital distribution outlets...

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"Totally deserved too. The game is fantastic quality for its price. It's the first time in a ..."

- pleasedpig see all 22 comments

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Declared Biggest Launch in Entertainment History

By Alice O'Connor, Nov 12, 2009 5:05am PST

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 publisher Activision has declared this week's release of Infinity Ward's shooter "the biggest launch in history...

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"Don't like 50% of the pet sales go to the make a wish foundation tho? Generally when you do ..."

- syn0r see all 365 comments

Weekly PC Sales: Aeons of Aion Ended

By Alice O'Connor, Oct 06, 2009 9:30am PDT

The PC digital sales reign of Aion has drawn to a close. The top spot on Steam last week was claimed by the newly-opened Left 4 Dead 2...

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"I'm sure they're expensive, but there's no way they cost hundreds of millions. Which developer ..."

- edgewise see all 39 comments

Weekly PC Sales: Aion Cannons Fire

By Nick Breckon, Sep 29, 2009 12:50pm PDT

NCsoft's fantasy MMO Aion once again dominated the digital PC sales arena last week. The title took the top two slots on both the Steam and...

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"I'd guess 95% of CS sales now are for people who "lost" their steam account."

- jermm see all 13 comments

Weekly PC Sales: Aion Tops the Charts Prior to Launch

By Nick Breckon, Sep 22, 2009 12:00pm PDT

NCsoft's latest MMO Aion topped both the Steam and Direct2Drive sales charts leading up to the game's North American launch today. Cryptic's...

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"It's one of PC gaming strengths right now. Take MMO's away PC gaming loses a leg."

- YummiGummi see all 37 comments