Up For Debate - How Big Is Your Steam Wishlist?

Written by Jon Sutton on Sun, Jan 1, 2017 12:00 PM
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I was taking a glance at my Steam Wishlist the other day and I realised it had got a bit out of control. Anything I’m remotely interested in I’d idly clicked on, telling myself that one day, when the price was right, I’d buy it. Which is the sorry reason why my Wishlist currently sits at an (I believe) impressive total£1,210.35, spread 57 games. One of which is Ace of Seafood, whatever that is. That’s after a major trim down as well.

Steam Wishlists, if you aren’t familiar, let you tag any game on Steam which you’re interested in buying. It’s a little reminded for yourself that there’s a particular game you’re interested in, and you can also get notified when it goes on sale. Developers can also track how many times a game is wishlisted, getting a decent estimate of who would be willing to buy a game if they introduced a steep discount. The benefits for Valve are obvious, but I still can’t help adding dozens upon dozens of games to it.

With all these games we all want, how do you keep your Steam Wishlist organised? Are you keeping it extremely trim with just the games you’re sure you’re going to buy? Or do you add just about anything you’ve got a passing interest in? Every couple of months I like to do a cull as I’ve often added a few games I’m really not sure about. Usually that good work is ruined when I click through a friend’s Wishlist and add about a dozen games though.

So how many games are on your Steam Wishlist? And how much would it cost you to buy them all? Let us know!

How big is your Steam Wishlist?

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23:21 Jan-04-2017

I got carried away by the steam discovery queue and now i-m at 940... I-ve seen 4257 games on steam, believe me, There are so many half assed games in the steam shop it hurts to flashback, most of them look like they came out of a mini game on facebook.

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00:20 Jan-04-2017

I only have 3 at the moment. Try to keep them small. They are deus ex mankind divided, cities: skylines, and x-plane 11. If anybody wants to buy them for me ;) ;)

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19:50 Jan-03-2017

158 items in my wishlist. Though tbh, I'd say only 1/4 of those are games I actually want. Most of the games on that list are things I saw at some point and thought I'd revisit later on but never did. I've actually been meaning to in and cut the list down, but I just never do it.

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10:03 Jan-03-2017

So big big BIG!!!!!!

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20:35 Jan-02-2017

Mine is 19 currently. I was going to knock a few off the list this morning and do some last minute Steam sale shopping... Then I found out the sale ended. With me having unused Steam gift cards.

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17:46 Jan-02-2017

3 or 4 games right now.

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12:35 Jan-02-2017

  1. I try not to go over 40.

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11:29 Jan-02-2017

woow, i wasn't aware that it is 17 :DD

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10:41 Jan-02-2017

5

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10:12 Jan-02-2017

I have 27 on mine. I don't really clog it up with garbage I've no intention of ever getting. Likewise, if I see that (and early access ones do) a game's reviews have gone south under recent-reviews ...I usually remove it. There are probably 20 of the 55 in my actual library I play. The rest are baggage from a Humble Bundle I got for a game or two.


Generally, I try to keep my list below 35 games at any given time.

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04:33 Jan-02-2017

I've got around 40-ish in my wishlist atm. I use the wishlist for keeping tabs on games I might get eventually or games I wanna keep tabs on.

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00:21 Jan-02-2017

I use wishlist to add games that I would like to play but don't necessarily need to buy at the time being, and upcoming titles so I get notified when they release, so with that being said 284 games wishlisted.

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23:31 Jan-01-2017

Yeah I use the wishlist as a bookmark so to speak. I currently have 31 games in my wishlist. That is trimmed down from 43 before this past sale.

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21:20 Jan-01-2017

around 10 games, and they will take a pretty long while before they get to an affordable margin, GTA5 is still €30 and thats a sales price!

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06:26 Jan-02-2017

Just pointing it out. I will not teach you about how you should shop for games, but GTA V is so very worth the money. The launch content and the free updates they have provided makes it one of the very best "price to content and quality" deals there is. I use GTA as a benchmark and compare it to other games, that think are worth their asking price ;)

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19:54 Jan-01-2017

i never used wishlists ..

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18:43 Jan-01-2017

I bought 24 games in 2 weeks. Including 18 , just today.

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18:44 Jan-01-2017

I have my wishlist in my Journal. lel

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10:01 Jan-02-2017

Wait. . . :| lel
what did i said ? I got downvote .

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11:52 Jan-02-2017

they think your rich guy and you have problems, thats why. But he didnt said games he bought. They can be under 10 or higher i dunno.

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09:48 Jan-04-2017

Yep. It was STEAM WINTER SALE. Every game was under $10. My first STEAM SALE EXP. :|

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18:42 Jan-01-2017

Only 3 here. Not a fan of Steam.

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18:29 Jan-01-2017

Under 10. I bought most games I liked and wanted.

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17:57 Jan-01-2017

I have about 60 games on my wish list. Many of them are Early Access games that I am keeping an eye on, or games I am waiting to reach an appropriate Steam sale level.

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17:41 Jan-01-2017

Empty :P

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