Steam Extends Holiday Games Sale

Though Holiday 2012 has come and gone and most of the world has returned to work, Valve's decided that Christmas isn't over yet for Steam users.

The Steam Holiday Sale, originally running from December 20 to January 5has been extended to January 7. The last day of Steam sales, a date of sales reprisals, has been tweaked into "The Encore Weekend", meaning that the most popular sales during the Holiday Sale will be reprised.

It's possible that Valve may be extending the sales for reasons outside of holiday spirit, however. Keeping in mind that this is pure speculation on the author's part, the Holiday Sale may not have generated the desired numbers that Valve's achieved in the past years. This year, Amazon, GamersGate, Green Man Gaming, along with other digital download outlets, hosted similar end-of-the-year sales that outmatched Steam's in terms of time and discount percentage. The old jokes about Steam sales performing atrocities to a PC gamer's wallet just didn't ring quite as true this year. Have Steam sales finally met their match? 

 

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  • gilgamex101
    I wasn't too enthralled with the game selection, it wasn't as alluring as previous years for sure
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  • skaz
    Steam deals were horrible this season. I refuse to believe they were unaware of the other guy's deals. A quick visit to any other website would reveal that steam's prices were simply not as good.

    It's all part of the game in my opinion. Steam wins either way, as their platform (DRM) is the main one being used, and one of the few, if only, being praised by gamers. So either way, they are still making out pretty good, it seems.
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  • sorrento
    Steam promos aren't good as before... so that could be the cause.
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  • sorrento
    Steam promos aren't good as before... so that could be the cause.
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  • gilgamex101
    I wasn't too enthralled with the game selection, it wasn't as alluring as previous years for sure
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  • spasmolytic46
    After that major change up of the steam TOS that made me agree to binding arbitration or lose my games I quit buying games from steam. That was a move into EA or Ubisoft territory and they still haven't made up for it.
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