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
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
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