PC Sales Charts: Funny What A Sale Can Do For Sales

Here's a very good reason why Valve now base their Steam sales charts on revenue rather than sales: last week's Relic sale, which saw Dawn of War, Dawn of War II and Company of Heroes going for a song.

Because even with this handicap, Dawn of War II still managed to top the Steam charts last week. And Company of Heroes made a temporary return even though it was going for pocket change. Imagine how skewed they'd be if the charts were still based on units sold? We'd have a top ten full of 2-4 year-old games, much like the now-deceased NPD charts. And nobody wants that.

PC Digital Download Charts For The Week Ending August 1

Steam

1. Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II 2. Aion: Collector's Edition (Pre-sale) 3. Left 4 Dead 4. Counter-Strike: Source 5. The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition 6. Killing Floor 7. Company of Heroes: Tales of Valor 8. Team Fortress 2 9. The Orange Box 10. ArmA 2

Direct2Drive

1. The Sims 3 2. Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II 3. Champions Online (Pre-sale) 4. Aion (Pre-sale) 5. East India Compan 6. ArmA 2 7. Dawn of Discovery 8. The Sims 3 (Mac) 9. Civilization 4: The Complete Edition 10. Fallout 3

[via Shacknews]


Comments

    but dont we want to know what people are buying most of. If a 2 year old game is selling alot more units than a new piece of crap that just charges more, than i would like to know. I personally want to know which games are selling the most units.

      Exactly it's not that hard. I mean it would be easier than for example NPD that needs to run around getting sales info from retailers.

      Valve would have it all their in front of them. Plus it is digitally which means even easier. It's not as if Valve isn't unpopular, its anything buy. Unless they have something to hide and its not as successful as everyone makes it out to be. But i doubt that.

      At least give a percentage. That would be even EASIER. If not exact numbers, some sort of pie graph or column graph showing the percentage of sales for each game compared to the others.

        *not as if STEAM is unpopular, its anything but.

      i'm sure you'll find that The Sims will be dominating the PC sales market in that case.

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