Tag created in June 2017
Sports's popularity amongst developers
This graph shows games released over the years with the Sports tag and the percentage they represent. The releases count conveys the quantity of games published on Steam each year. It usually follows the increasing amount of Steam games released.
The percentage, on the other hand, gives a better view of the trend a tag follows. It shows if, in proportion, the Sports tag is getting more or less popular. The Review chart will tell us if this trend is a good thing (i.e. players interest is increasing, tag is undercrowded) or if it's the opposite.
The Sports game tag peaked in 2022 with 472 games released. The popularity of the tag is in a range between 0.14% in 2012 and 0.65% in 2018.
Bear in mind that 2023 is not over yet. The number of releases will continue to increase, but the percentage is already a good estimate of things to come.
Sports's popularity amongst players
On this chart, you can see the reviews for games associated with the Sports tag, both as count and as a percentage of all Steam reviews, and the value for an average game. Note that if the chart is cluttered, you can always deactivate some lines by clicking on the legend.
The review count gives a view of the sheer amount of reviews a tag receives, but it also follows the popularity of Steam itself. That is why the normalized value as a percentage of all Steam reviews is often more interesting, as it gives you the popularity trend for Sports tag games.
A typical game associated with this tag collected on average between 20 (2010) and 379 (2014) reviews. Bear in mind that it is the average, and it can be strongly influenced by extreme values, like the release of a very popular game with this tag.
The reviews per game as a percentage of the average show that games in the Sports tag received between 29% (2012) and 85% (2022) reviews compared to other tags.
Price of games tagged with Sports
This chart displays the evolution of the Sports tag's games price in USD over time, as well as the percentage of free games in this tag. Don't forget that a price should slowly increase year-on-year just to keep up with inflation.
The median game price peaked in 2013 at 9.99$, and bottomed in 2020 at 5.99$. The percentage of free to play peaked in 2020 at 14%, and bottomed in 2022 at 2%.
Positive reviews ratio for Sports, per language
This graph shows an aggregated Steam rating for the whole Sports tag, separated by language. It helps estimate how different audiences judge a game with this tag. A lower rating doesn't always mean that the audience doesn't enjoy that particular tag, as some cultures tend to always give lower scores. But it will affect a game's rating nonetheless.
The highest rating for Sports is 91% for the Romanian language, and the lowest is 73% for the Simplified Chinese language.
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