PC Sales News


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.


"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...


"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...


"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...


"'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...


"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...


"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...


"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...


"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 -...


"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...


"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...


"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...


"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...


"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...


"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...


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

- YummiGummi see all 37 comments