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Steam Next Fest boosts engagement and sales for most games
The median jump in wishlists was up over 400% among participating games
Among 2020 Next Fest participants, the median game saw daily wishlist additions jump 421% during the fest, compared to the two weeks leading up to the event.  Wishlisting rates were higher than 421% for half of participating games, while 45% saw a smaller increase, and 5% experienced a decrease in their rate of wishlist additions.

Wishlisting rates were still up after the event
The rate of wishlisting remained elevated for the majority of games even after Next Fest ended, with the median game seeing a 15% increase in daily wishlist additions in the three weeks following Next Fest compared with the two weeks prior to the event.

This increase in wishlist additions resulted in more sales
To study Next Fest's impact on sales, we tracked whether Next Fest wishlist additions were converting to sales among the games that have been released since participating in the fest. The median released game saw an increase of 292% in "converting wishlists" made during Next Fest compared to converting wishlist additions made in the two weeks leading to Next Fest. 

Player participation in Steam Next Fest remains strong
Through our 2021 editions of Next Fest, we've continued to see strong player interest. For example, the median number of wishlist additions has increased in the 2021 editions of the fest.

To join us in Steam Next Fest October edition, register now through August 15th.

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