Valve''s ongoing goal to revamp Steam one part at a time has taken aim at the traditional stats page, which now provides much more information about real-time and weekly top sellers along with the most played games on the PC gaming platform.
Valve''s new design combines the latest statistics from the original stats page, allowing users to see the topmost 100 active games and online users on Steam as well as the most popular sellers sections seen in other sections of Steam, although the data is still historical.
The new "Top 100 selling right now" chart is based on total revenue, meaning everything from expansions and DLC to microtransactions count towards how high a game reaches on it. It also demonstrates the increase in ranking compared to last week for individual games as well as how long a title has remained in the top 100 list. The available data can be switched from global to specific countries to observe regional trends.
Valve has also begun offering data on weekly top selling games with charts dating back to 2005 when only three games populated Steam. The new page is an easy way to measure how popular some games were back in the day. Using the new revenue-based ranking system, the trends of free-to-play games can be seen quite clearly.