37% of Steam Games Never Loaded by Owners

Ars Technica introduces Steam Gauge, where they go all grognard on the topic of game sales on Valve's service based on publically available data. It's very lengthy and detailed, and draws some interesting conclusions about the most owned games on the service (Dota 2 is number one), most played games on Steam (ditto), and more. Perhaps the most interesting statistic they present is "that about 37 percent of the roughly 781 million games registered to various Steam accounts haven’t even been loaded a single time.
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Aero wrote on Apr 16, 2014, 16:35:
I don't entirely trust Steam's statistics. I looked at my account once with one of those sites and there were close to a dozen games it said I had never played at all, but I had definitely not only played, but completed. They tended to be older games (I created my account whatever day it was HL2 was released).


Yeah, as mentioned, there was something like 4-6 years without tracking. I have at least 300 hours in CivIV, but only show somewhere around 70 due to this.

I also questioned its FTL number, then remembered about half my play time was done in the DRM-free copy on a PC I couldn't install Steam to.
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