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All 2023 Steam Sale dates and next Steam Sale countdown

Discounts galore! Here’s the full schedule for the 2023 Steam Sale dates plus the countdown for the Steam Visual Novel Fest.

Valve has revealed all of the Steam Sale dates for 2023! Read on for the full Steam Sale 2023 schedule and the countdown for the Steam SHMUP Fest.

Steam SHMUP Fest Countdown

Steam SHMUP Fest countdown

Here is the 2023 SHMUP Fest countdown. This sale will go from Sept. 25 to Oct. 2. Be sure to bookmark this page since we will be updating the countdown for the other major sales as well.

Steam banner (Image via Valve)
Steam banner (Image via Valve)

2023 Steam Sale dates

Here's the list of dates for all of Steam's official sales:

  • Mystery Fest: Feb. 20 to Feb. 27
  • Spring Sale: March 16 to March 23 (Major Seasonal Sale)
  • Puzzle Fest: April 24 to May 1
  • Sports Fest: May 15 to May 22
  • Next Fest: June 19 to June 26
  • Summer Sale: June 29 to July 13 (Major Seasonal Sale)
  • Stealth Fest: July 24 to July 31
  • Visual Novel Fest: Aug. 7 to Aug. 14
  • Strategy Fest: Aug. 28 to Sept. 4
  • SHMUP Fest: Sept. 25 to Oct. 2
  • Next Fest: Oct. 9 to Oct. 16
  • Return of Steam Scream Fest (Halloween): Oct. 26 to Nov. 2
  • Autumn Sale: Nov. 21 to Nov. 28 (Major Seasonal Sale)
  • Winter Sale: Dec. 21 to Jan. 4 (Major Seasonal Sale)

When is the Steam SHMUP Fest?

The Steam SHMUP Fest will happen from Sept. 25 to Oct. 2. It will kick off at 10 a.m. PDT. This sale will be great for players who wish to add to their Steam library.

"Steam SHMUP Fest celebrates the spirit of timing, power-ups, and lots of bullets with discounts and demos on current and upcoming shoot 'em up games of all kinds," Valve stated.

2023 Steam Sale schedule

The release of the full schedule for 2023 is helpful to both players and developers. For example, while players can anticipate an expansion on their collection of video games, developers can get some feedback and build an audience.

Developers should take note of the different eligibility criteria if they wish to participate in the Steam Sale events as well. Below are some useful links about Fests, Next Fest, and discounts.

That's all for now. Stay tuned on for more news and updates.