Steam Store intermittent and flooded with traffic.
The Steam Summer Sale is finally upon us. From now until July 18th, Steam will be offering a variety of discounts on its massive catalog of games. Some deals will last the length of the sale, while some may be limited to a day or even an hour. In addition to discounts that are available per title, there will also be bundles for franchises and for publishers, and those bundles typically have the largest savings built-in.
At least one part of the sale should feature titles that are now part of Steam's Trading Card program, but everything from AAA classics to new indies will likely be featured at some point.
Although Steam sales are renowned for their huge savings and volume sales, the frequency of Steam and sales and specials has fatigued some buyers. Many who purchase a title today may find it even cheaper later on in this same sale. Likewise, Flash deals that are limited in length may reoccur. On the other hand, there seems to always be titles that won't be this cheap again for at least six months.
With Steam generating huge sales in the one of the lowest sales points of the year, buyers can expect other digital platforms and retailers to respond with events of their own and even occasional attempts to beat Steam's prices.
Author: Brian Hoss