When do the Steam Christmas sales begin?

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Steam is renowned for emptying users wallets and creating a surge of increase in spending on the pc gaming market.

So with time fast approaching Christmas it can be expected that the Steam Christmas sales are coming, and they are coming in hard!

Although not a fully confirmed source of information, a leaked email from PayPal Japan (yet again) has kick started a growing speculation that the Steam  Christmas holiday sales will be launched on the 18th of December 


This being one of Steams biggest sales of the year (excluding the summer sales) we can expect some huge savings on a wide  range of games and with the release date of Metal Gear Solid V being on the exact same day it may be no surprise that this game too will offer a small discount to pc gamers.

Why should I believe this information?

The simple answer is you should always take this information with a pinch of salt. We can never confirm this type of information to say it is 100% correct however if past events have revealed any light to us, information leaked from PayPal seem to be spot on.

You can also take a look at the date of last years Steam Christmas sales and surprise surprise it was on the 19th of December on a Thursday. Comparing this date to the 18th of December we can also see that this is on a Thursday one week before Christmas.


But we only just had the Autumn sales!?

True, but the Steam Christmas sales are often longer, bigger and better than any other sale during the year. You may notice that alot of the sale prices may be the same as offered through Black Friday or Cyber Monday however alot more games will find their way into the featured slots so chances are you may find a few games you were not expecting to be on sale.

If trading cards are for you, you will also have the chance to build up your collection with rare collectibles and meta challenges. Many free to play games will most likely offer some collectibles through the Christmas sales too.

What is on your wish list for the Steam Christmas Sales? Let us know in the comments below!

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