Steam Golden Week sale 2021: When is next Steam sale? Time and date latest

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Steam Golden Week sale 2021 could be just days away from kicking off. The @SteamDB Twitter account claims to have revealed the date for the next Steam sale. And this year’s Steam Golden Week sale could be launching on Thursday.

The Steam Database Twitter account has claimed the Steam Golden Week sale will run from April 29 to May 6.

And, according to their website, the next Steam sale will have a start time of 6pm UK time which is 10am pacific and 1pm eastern.

Revealing the potential date for the next Steam sale, the @SteamDB Twitter account posted: “Steam’s Golden Week Sale is happening this year once again, running from April 29th to May 6th.”

Steam’s annual Golden Week sale is used to offer top discounts on games made in Japan.

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The name of the Steam sale comes from a yearly period in Japan when tonnes of national holidays happen close together.

Holidays such as The Emperor’s Birthday and Children’s Day all happen during Golden Week, and many Japanese companies shut down completely during this period.

Golden Week is the longest vacation period of the year in Japan, and if you ever manage to be in Japan around this time you’ll find likely Shrines and popular attractions packed to the brim.

And to mark this huge occasion in the Japanese calendar, Steam look set to offer bumper discounts on some top Japanese games.

Last year’s Golden Week sale on Steam offered discounts on games from iconic Japanese franchises such as Resident Evil, Dark Souls, Tekken and Metal Gear Solid.

Final Fantasy and Yakuza games also featured in last year’s Steam Golden Week sale as did games such as Monster Hunter World, Valkyria Chronicles, Ace Combat 7 and Danganronpa Trigger Happy Havoc.

If the 2020 Steam sale release schedule is anything to go by, after the Golden Week sale takes place Steam fans could see the Steam Spring Cleaning Event return.

After that the Steam Next Fest (formerly known as the Steam Game Festival: Summer Edition) is already confirmed to be taking place between June 16 and June 22.

And then not long after that should be the Steam Summer Sale 2021, which last year was held between June 25 and July 9.

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