My question is for Dungeon Dame, love your articles btw, when does the Steam Christmas Sale usually start?
Some of the games I want are on sale now but my friends are telling me to not get them now and wait for the sale, is it likely these same games will still be on sale then and what's so special about their big sale times?
Great timing on your question, since the semi-annual Steam Sale is about to start tomorrow! Steam usually has their deepest discounts in late December and late June, so if you want to buy a game around these time periods, it’s usually best to wait until The Big Sale to score the best deals. This is why having a wishlist is so handy!
If a game is already on sale, check the discount. If it’s 50% or more, you’re probably safe to go head and get it now. Although it could always get cheaper during the sale, that’s most likely the lowest it’s going to go.
However, if it’s 10% off? It’s almost definitely going to get a bigger discount during the sale, so hold on!
Remember, it’s not just the promoted games that go on sale; almost everything is at the lowest price of the year.
If a game you really want hasn’t gone on sale (gasp!) I’d wait it out. I’ve seen games I’ve wanted finally get a discount after a few days have gone by. It pays to keep checking, and the worst that could happen is that you buy it for full price anyway after the sale.
The time to budget is now, so go ahead and fill up your steam wallet. One more word of advice - only buy games that you’re excited to play now. It’s easy to get excited and buy all of the games, but unless you’re really, really going to play it, I’d wait. I’d tell you how many games I haven’t played yet that I bought during the summer sale, but I’m far too ashamed. Have I learned my lesson? …I’ll get back to you after tomorrow.
-The Dungeon Dame