Steam Autumn and Winter Sale 2016 dates leaked

Miss the Steam Halloween Sale? Don't worry. The Steam Autumn and Winter Sales are right around the corner.


The Steam Halloween Sale came to an end last week, but those who missed it won’t have to wait long to purchase more games on the popular digital storefront as dates for both the Autumn and Winter sale have leaked prior to their official announcements.

The leak comes from lashman on Twitter, who shares forum messages which show the date for both of Steam’s Autumn and Winter sales. According to the screenshot, the Steam Autumn Sale will commence on November 23 at 9:50am PT and end on November 29 at 10:10am PT, while the Steam Winter Sale will kick off on December 22 at 9:50am PT and end on January 2, 2017, at 10:10am PT.

Both dates line up with how Valve tends to launch both its Autumn and Winter sales, which often takes place prior to the start of both Thanksgiving and Christmas.

While the Steam Autumn Sale is a great opportunity for players to pick up discounted games during the Thanksgiving holiday, the Steam Winter Sale is one all Steam owners look forward to the most out of the two. The end-of-the-year sales tend to be discounted at a higher percentage than the sales that occur during the Fall, although both sales pale in comparison to Steam’s epic Summer Sale.

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    November 7, 2016 7:20 AM

    Daniel Perez posted a new article, Steam Autumn and Winter Sale 2016 dates leaked

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      November 7, 2016 9:27 AM


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      November 7, 2016 2:34 PM

      Word out there is that Steam sales are no longer the big revenue boosters they once were for indie devs because they're very much normalized.

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        November 7, 2016 3:08 PM

        Everyone just waits for the sales now I imagine (I am) and only a few will buy upfront only for the most dedicated fans (which I've done as well for the most exciting ones I'm interested in). Also humble bundles have stopped me from buying any indie game under the sun since I know I will see them bundled for a few bucks in a few months.

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      November 7, 2016 4:40 PM

      They don't discount the AA games like they used to. I have so many games I haven't played, I don't buy any game on my wishlist unless it's $5 or less. I have some stuff on there for two years and haven't bought much. Seems like they only do $7.99 or so now for the top shelf games. $4.99 deals are pretty rare these days.

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      November 7, 2016 6:18 PM

      That header image is great.

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      November 7, 2016 7:09 PM

      Might grab doom in dec, though still have tons of witcher 3 left

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