Steam Winter Sale 2015 date leaked; prepare to open your wallets next week

Prepare yourself. The Steam Winter Sale is coming.


We reported last month on Steam’s Autumn and Winter sales, saying at the time they would start on November 25th and December 22nd, respectively. We were spot on as to when the Autumn sale would kick off, and it appears we accurately revealed the Winter sale.

According to a promotional image from PayPal, the Steam Winter Sale will kick off on December 22nd. Considering the majority of sales start at 10am PT, we wouldn’t be surprised if you could start saving on thousands of titles start at that time.

Just like with the Autumn Sale, don’t expect there to be flash and daily sales as Valve changed how its big sales function starting with its last sale. Anyone who is participating in the Winter Sale will need to submit just one discount, instead of two, one of which would be used for flash and daily sales.

While the change may not have been as widely accepted as Valve would have liked, customers greatly benefit from this change as they can be sure they’ll purchase their game for the lowest possible price throughout the entire sale period.

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    December 16, 2015 10:47 AM

    Daniel Perez posted a new article, Steam Winter Sale 2015 date leaked; prepare to open your wallets next week

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      December 16, 2015 10:50 AM

      Unfortunately, im not too excited, especially if its like the last few sales.

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        December 16, 2015 1:28 PM

        Kind of how I feel now. I have so many games that I haven't even installed yet plus the fact that I'm at the point were all of new games like Witcher 3 and Fallout 4,I can't even run on my PC because it's too old.

        Unless they have stuff that I'm actually able to run and at a ridiculously low price,I couldn't care less about the sale.

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        December 16, 2015 2:32 PM

        I ended up only buying a couple of games at the last minute. Prices were mostly average with inflated % off signs.

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      December 16, 2015 10:53 AM


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      December 16, 2015 10:56 AM


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        December 16, 2015 11:45 AM

        It wasn't on sale during the holiday sale. Wait and see what happens but don't be surprised if it doesn't go on sale next week

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        December 16, 2015 12:25 PM

        Undertale is on my list too. Eventually Dirt Rally.

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        December 16, 2015 10:21 PM

        Undertale, down well, nuclear throne, and keep talking and nobody explodes are on my list.

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      December 16, 2015 11:13 AM

      Time to burn that sweet project cars money.

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      December 16, 2015 12:34 PM

      I'm ready, I always get excited over this stuff.

      Sure I've got a backlog but I love picking up new things.

      I like to gift people things too. If you don't see something, check your friends wishlist and send them some love

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      December 16, 2015 12:36 PM

      Didn't we just have a sale a couple of weeks ago?

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        December 16, 2015 12:59 PM

        We did. Curious how this one is different.

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        December 16, 2015 1:40 PM

        Yeah, that was the autumn sale. Generally those aren't as big or grand in scope.

        Winter and Summer sales are the big ones, they have trading cards, usually some sort of game to play along too

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      December 16, 2015 1:25 PM

      I prefer this sale format.
      Btw, I think some titles could go on special sale, like Ubi did last sale

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        December 16, 2015 1:49 PM

        Boycott Ubisoft!

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        December 16, 2015 2:28 PM

        I agree, I like it better too. I think the new refund policy is part of what killed the flash sales and I'm OK with that.

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        December 16, 2015 5:03 PM

        I think it sucks tbh. It seems like there was better deals from the flash sales and I looked forward to seeing what was on sale day per day. It was something to look forward to. Now after the first day there isn't anymore excitement.

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          December 16, 2015 6:38 PM

          Agreed. This new format is boring as hell.

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        December 17, 2015 4:42 AM

        I don't. I liked the new sales everyday. it was like opening a Christmas present.

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      December 16, 2015 1:53 PM

      I'm ready for this but I need Asif to do more streams so I can win more space bucks. I also need space bucks from Asif I've won so I can buy a bunch of crap.

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      December 16, 2015 2:26 PM

      Haha nice graphic

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      December 16, 2015 2:43 PM

      Chances that they'll have Space Engineers on sale? I want to get something for my nephews and, since they're big Minecraft fans, it'd probably be up their alley.

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      December 16, 2015 5:55 PM

      if its going to be indie or early access games the ones mostly wth deep sales then I'm not that interested.

      I'm not expecting fallout4 for $5, but the last few sales were very underwhelming.

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      December 16, 2015 8:20 PM

      I've got $90 dollars in steam credit ready to go!

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      December 16, 2015 10:26 PM

      I wish they went all out like they did several years ago (2012?), where they had tie ins with various games for achievements and stuff. That was exciting and fun, but I guess people found a way to game the system and it ruined it for the rest of us.

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        December 16, 2015 10:35 PM

        Yeah, the game tie-ins were really fun, though the occasional in-browser games have been fairly fun as well.

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      December 16, 2015 11:40 PM

      December 22

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      December 17, 2015 4:36 AM

      I don't get it. Why do we have to submit a discount?

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        December 18, 2015 6:09 AM

        Yeah, I have no idea what Daniel Perez is trying to say. Parsing his articles sometimes gives me a headache.

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