Sorting by Price in Online Game Stores

It’s common that with most online stores you can sort items by price to see the lowest priced items first. This includes online game stores like Steam, which makes finding lower-priced games very easy. However taking a recent look at both the Humble Store and Good Old Games, I was surprised to find that neither store supports this most basic of functionality.

At the Humble Store the only price sorting option you have is to sort games by “Top Discounts”, but that in no way provides a least-to-most expensive list. The prices it presents are still all over the place.

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Good Old Games isn’t much better, only allowing you to choose a price category, such as “Under $5” instead of being able to sort from least to most expensive. It’s surprising both online game stores lack this basic sorting functionality.

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The only reasonable explanation is that these stores must not want you, the customer, to be able to sort according to price. They don’t want you to be able to easily find the least expensive games on their stores. Certainly if you buy more expensive games they make more money so they want to make it more difficult to find the least expensive games they have on offer. That’s the only reasonable, sensible explanation for why they would lack the price sorting option that all other online stores have.

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