The sort options for the Sales list allow to sort Steam games by percentage of discount. but the problem with this is that you always end up with having a bunch of games that were already dirt cheap to begin with (and sorta crappy), and that are being discounted to even lower prices. Like you got games that originally go for $2 but are being discounted by like 95% and are now like $0.1. All these really cheap games eclipse much better deals, but they all end up at the top of the list when you sort them by percentage of discount.
I'm much more interested to see on top of the list a $20 game being discounted by 80% down to $4, than to see a $2 discounted by 95%.
In theory, you could do this by sorting games by amount discounted rather than percentage. Like the $20 is discounted by $16, which is much more interesting than the $2 game being discounted by $1.9.
Notice that this works best as a sort feature, not as a filter. It makes sense, becase it's the same type of information as the "%" and the "Price" columns.
For example, right now (Dec 27, 2015), sorting by % yields stuff like Dungeonbowl - Knockout Edition and Farm Frenzy 4 on top, because they're all discounted by more that 90%, but only by a couple of bucks. Instead, a "sort by discount amount" feature would immeditely show on top deals like The Evil Within and Wolfenstein The New Order, which are both at a lower 85%, but discounted by much higher dollar amounts, like $50 (!!).
The problem with this, we would have to add yet another column to support this. Changing discount/price to sort this way would be confusing.
Oh absolutely, this is can only be achieved with a separate sort column, but the benefit would be immense: you could instantly see which sales offer the maximum absolute discount, which would invariably highlight the best sales. Like today, you could get discounts of even $50 right on top of everything.
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