November 26, 2022

Valve has introduced the dates for the subsequent three main Steam seasonal gross sales.

The corporate additionally confirmed that beginning in 2023, the Steam Lunar New 12 months Sale will likely be changed by the Spring Sale as one of many 4 main seasonal gross sales.

The Steam Fall Sale will run from November 22 to 29, the Winter Sale will run from December 22 to January 5, and subsequent yr’s Spring Sale will run from March 16 to 23.

“The addition of the Spring Sale was a well-liked request from our developer and writer neighborhood,” Valve mentioned.

“This may enable us to create more room between our 4 main seasonal gross sales and supply builders with extra alternatives all year long to broaden and fulfill their low cost calendar.”

Lunar New 12 months happens on the finish of January or February and marks the start of the calendar yr, whose months are lunar cycles based on the lunar calendar.

Valve mentioned it launched a Lunar New 12 months Sale to Steam in 2016 following an inflow of builders and prospects from territories equivalent to Hong Kong, Taiwan, China and South Korea.

“Nevertheless, through the years we’ve acquired suggestions that the Lunar New 12 months usually coincided too intently with the December vacation gross sales interval,” the corporate defined. “We expect that many publishers will proceed to supply reductions on video games in the course of the Lunar New 12 months vacation utilizing particular low cost instruments.

“However we suspect that prospects could be higher served with just a little extra time between large seasonal gross sales on Steam.”

Valve confirms the dates for the next three major Steam seasonal sales

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