what just happened Valve has once again given one of Steam’s long-term legs a much-needed change and replaced it with something better. This time it’s the platform’s top 100 page that got the boot. In its place is a much more detailed set of charts showing the best selling and most played games along with the weekly top sellers and number of online/top players.
Valve writes that the new Steam Charts section offers a better overview of what’s hot on the service right now. The table of top selling games is based on total sales, so not only includes the price you might pay for a game, but also covers sources such as DLC and in-game transactions.
Valve notes that this new method of calculating earnings is also being used in various top lists across the Steam store, including the “Top Sellers” tab on Steam’s homepage, genre and tag pages.
We’ve just launched Steam Charts, a new section of Steam dedicated to showcasing the most played and best selling games on Steam.
— steam (@steam) 09/22/2022
While the charts overview page is new, most of what it contains was already on Steam. The real-time top sellers section can still be found on any tag or genre page or via search, but Valve added a few new features: It now shows how many weeks a game has been in the chart and how many positions a game has changed in rank, if any.
The Most Played chart shows the number of players currently in the game and the current maximum. You can also sort the chart by the total number of each player over the last 24 hours.
It should come as no surprise that Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is the most played game on Steam right now, with over 466,000 players and a daily peak of almost one million. Following are the usual free-to-play names: Dota 2, Apex Legends, PUBG, Lost Ark, and Team Fortress 2.
In the top sellers list, pre-orders for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare took it to number one, with Slime Rancher 2 taking a somewhat surprising second place. Cyberpunk 2077 is fourth, thanks to the popularity of the excellent Netflix anime series Cyberpunk: Edgerunners.
There is a weekly Billboard-style chart showing the top 100 selling games based on revenue generated, beginning and ending Monday at 10am PT each week. The Steam Deck is number one in this section. It’s also possible to see the charts from previous weeks back to 2005, when only three games were available on Steam: Half-Life 2, Counter-Strike, and Counter-Strike: Source.
Most of this information and more has also long been available on steamcharts.com, which uses the Steam API, but some will find it more convenient to have the data all in one section on Steam.
https://www.techspot.com/news/96079-steam-revamps-stats-page-real-time-weekly-top.html Steam revamps its stats page with real-time and weekly top seller charts