Peak CCU now available on a daily basis from 2014

We have included a new metric for all games – peak concurrent users. The data will be available on a daily basis from January 2014, both on the platform as well as through the Business API.

Here’s an example of Grand Theft Auto V’s daily peak CCU for the past 1 month (link):


Align to release and more

We’ve tweaked the UI and added a new feature to the historical data section of Game Comparison and individual game pages.

Align to release

We’ve added an “align to release” toggle to the charts on the Game Comparison and the individual game pages.

The new feature sets the starting point of the game’s data to its first release date on Steam whether it was a full release or early access.

Here’s an example of comparing two Steam games’ average CCU for the first three months since release (link).

Please note that for games released before 2014, the performance data does not start from day 1. Instead, it starts from the number of days between the game’s release and January 1, 2014. As for CCU and followers data, it starts from May 2021.

Historical data filtering UI changes

We’ve replaced the data filter buttons with a neater dropdown box to make it visually more appealing and easier to use.

Before and after:


More data available via Business API

Our Business API solution now has an endpoint for regions, which gives you the list of all the regions of a Steam game’s player base.

The list contains the percentage of players in each region, the region’s name and the rank of the region by the number of players.

This update also includes smaller improvements and updates not highlighted above.


New feature: Game Comparison

Today we’ve released an interactive chart for comparing several Steam games in one place.

Game Comparison

With this new feature, we are making it quick and straight-forward to compare Steam games to each other.

How did FIFA 23 do vs FIFA 22 or the latest CoD against other shooters?

Here’s an example of comparing the daily sales performance of three Steam games during the last months of 2022 (link).

Indie subscribers can select up to 5 games to compare and business subscribers up to 15. For more information on our premium options go to the pricing page.

More data available via Business API

Price history in all available currencies in Steam is now available via the Business API.

New article

In our latest article, we explore how game launch frequencies have changed with the Covid pandemic among large, mid-sized and small developers.

This update also includes smaller improvements and updates not highlighted above.


Improved search & early access dates

Today’s update brings early access release dates, improves the site search experience and general UI improvements. See below for more details.

Site search improvements

The search bar now brings you to a new search page if you press enter when searching.

You can also open search results in a new browser tab now: middle click, right click & open in a new tab or Ctrl+click.

Using early access dates

Our site (and Steam itself) changed the original early access (EA) game release date to a new, full access release date when a game exited early access.

This lead to some unintended consequences. For example if a game with a 2021 early access release date had a full release in 2023, then in the Steam Market Data the game would move in the annual graph from 2021 to 2023.

We are now displaying the early access exit date in game pages (where applicable) and call the original release date as “first released”. (Whether it is early access or full release.)

Previous “release date” filter is now called “first released date”. It allows you to filter by the earliest point the game became available on Steam (either as an EA or full release).

We added a new “early access exit date” filter, which allows to filter EA games based on when they went full release. For example, here are all the Steam games that launched as “early access” and came out with a full release this year. (Indie tier required to use date range filters.)


Game revenue history chart, followers filter

We have released two new charts for game historical data and followers range filter. See below for more details.

Game revenue history

Individual game page now has two additional charts for registered users: Cumulative Est. Revenue, Daily Est. Revenue Increase. Here’s an example using Sapiens:

Followers range filter

We have added followers range filter to the Games Database, Steam Analytics and Top Charts. You can filter games by setting minimum and maximum follower count.

More data available via Business API

We are now providing follower data for game performance endpoints in our Business API.

This update also includes smaller bug-fixes and updates not highlighted above.


Company HQ countries and other updates

VG insights has released a set of updates today:

Developer and publisher HQ countries

Developer and publisher pages now show HQ countries for thousands of larger companies. You can also download theses as a dataset or filter the companies by country of origin.

12-month period for the top charts

Top Charts feature now allows to see the top games in the last 12 months.

Game pages have tags

Individual game pages now show the Steam tags attached to that game.

Time ranges for games graphs

Individual games pages now allow you to choose a custom date range.

More data available via Business API

We have significantly improved our Business API in collaboration with some of our largest clients.

  • Company overview
  • Company’s game list
  • Game’s publisher and developer lists
  • List of all available games, developers and publishers in the VGI’s database

Product roadmap

We have included a product roadmap page to keep users updated on what to expect in the coming months and years.

This update also includes smaller bug-fixes and updates not highlighted above.


New features and updates – platform updates, revenue calculator, additional market metrics

We’ve released 3 new major updates on the platform today: