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The Steam Winter Sale 2016 Is Almost Here; Here’s How You Can Get The Best Deals For Gaming

By Jonna Marcaida Calagui , Dec 21, 2016 04:30 AM EST
It wasn't long ago when Steam held Black Friday sale event and now, Christmas is coming. Several reports have leaked when Steam Winter Sale begins. Prepare your wallets! (Photo : Solidrev/YouTube)

The Steam Winter Sale 2016 is almost here! Tomorrow, Dec. 22, Steam will open up with the biggest Christmas promos for everyone. It's best that you ready your list and wallets to get the best deals available on sale. If you're planning to stock up on games, consoles and every other thing related to gaming, then you need this guide to help you.

The Steam Winter Sale 2016Announced

Two days ago, PayPal U.K. announced that the Steam Winter Sale 2016 will officially start on Dec. 22 and finish by Jan. 2, 2017. The Steam holiday sale is one of the biggest sale events of the year where you can get most items for just a fraction of their original price. No more information regarding the ten-day sale event has been announced so far. But if the Autumn Sale is to be made as a reference, then you can have some pretty good ideas as to what the next Steam Winter Sale 2016 will be.

Steam Winter Sale 2016 Best Deals On Games

Last Autumn Sale, Steam sold Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, Civilization VI and Dark Souls 3 for 50 percent off. If this happened during the last holiday sale, then it's likely that the Steam Winter Sale 2016 will be even better. Some of the games that are likely to be on sale are Watch Dogs 2, Titanfall 2, Mafia III, Batman: Arkham Knight, Sniper Elite 4, Battlefield 1, Elder Scrolls Skyrim Special Edition, NBA 2K17, Gears of War and more.

Since these are not yet confirmed, we can only assume at the moment. What's for sure is that there will be tons of games that will be available on Steam and you can get them without the expensive tag price that they originally came out with. Other games that you should watch out for in the Steam Winter Sale 2016are Space Hulk Deathwing, Stellaris, Steep, Total War: WARHAMMER - Realm of The Wood Elves and Planet Coaster.

How To Survive The Steam Winter 2016 Sale

To help you survive the Steam Winter sale this year, we made a quick and handy guide for you. Don't worry, some of these are a no-brainer. But some of these you may not know yet. Besides, it's always better to come - or better yet shop - prepared.

Write down your wishlist. Just like with a grocery list, writing down all the games or items you wish to buy during the Steam Winter Sale 2016 would be best. Or if you want a smarter way, you can use Steam's email alert feature to help you know when your wish item is up on sale.

Don't buy items right away. Of course, bear in mind that you should not buy every game that you like once you see it right away. Some of those deals you can skip and wait out for a few days longer. Why? If you see an item for sale with 40 percent off, you might get it for 65 percent off after a few days.

Know your kind of Steam sale types. Unlike before, Steam sales are now divided into two kinds of sales. There's a store-wide sale where discounts range from 25 to 75 percent. There's also another sale where the discounts are steeper but it's because you go for the "highlighted deals" wherein most items are in bulk.

Take advantage of game bundles. If you want to make the most of the Steam Winter 2016 sale, then you should go for game bundles. Just make sure that you choose a bundle that truly interests you or your purchase will be useless. Don't worry, there will be plenty of bundles available for you so you are not likely to run out of options.

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