Here's a very good reason why Valve now base their Steam sales charts on revenue rather than sales: last week's Relic sale, which saw Dawn of War, Dawn of War II and Company of Heroes going for a song.

Because even with this handicap, Dawn of War II still managed to top the Steam charts last week. And Company of Heroes made a temporary return even though it was going for pocket change. Imagine how skewed they'd be if the charts were still based on units sold? We'd have a top ten full of 2-4 year-old games, much like the now-deceased NPD charts. And nobody wants that.

PC Digital Download Charts For The Week Ending August 1


1. Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II
2. Aion: Collector's Edition (Pre-sale)
3. Left 4 Dead
4. Counter-Strike: Source
5. The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition
6. Killing Floor
7. Company of Heroes: Tales of Valor
8. Team Fortress 2
9. The Orange Box
10. ArmA 2



1. The Sims 3
2. Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II
3. Champions Online (Pre-sale)
4. Aion (Pre-sale)
5. East India Compan
6. ArmA 2
7. Dawn of Discovery
8. The Sims 3 (Mac)
9. Civilization 4: The Complete Edition
10. Fallout 3

[via Shacknews]