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Old 02-04-11, 03:30 AM   #1
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Default Steam Rakes in Nearly $1 Billion in 2010

According to Forecasting and Analyzing Digital Entertainment (FADE), a market research firm that produces monthly and annual reports for Steam, Xbox Live Arcade, Playstation Network, WiiWare & Virtual Console, and mobile markets, Valve's PC distribution platform got an estimated revenue of US$970 million in 2010.
Director of Research & Analysis, Benjamin Schlichter, stated, "Steam's growth has been remarkable during the year. Over 180 titles were estimated reaching over $1 million USD in revenue for the year, painting a very healthy market for developers and publishers, with more room for growth in the future."

Here are the top selling games on Steam for 2010.

1.Call of Duty: Black Ops (Activision) - $98.2 Million USD
2.Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (Activision) - $39.4 Million USD
3.Left 4 Dead 2 (Valve) - $36.0 Million USD
4.Battlefield: Bad Company 2 (Electronic Arts) - $25.4 Million USD
5.Sid Meier's Civilization V (2K Games) - $21.9 Million USD
6.Portal (Valve) - $20.0 Million USD
7.Fallout: New Vegas (Bethesda Softworks) - $17.0 Million USD
8.Metro 2033 (THQ) - $13.4 Million USD
9.Mafia II (2K Games) - $11.9 Million USD
10.Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II: Chaos Rising (THQ) - $10.8 Million USD

http://ve3d.ign.com/articles/news/58...illion-in-2010
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Old 02-04-11, 03:42 AM   #2
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Over 180 titles were estimated reaching over $1 million USD in revenue for the year, painting a very healthy market for developers and publishers, with more room for growth in the future."
That's great to hear. Who said PC gaming way dying
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Old 02-04-11, 05:55 AM   #3
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That's great to hear. Who said PC gaming way dying
Well retail sales it is to a degree but Steam caters directly to PC users, so it's bound to be a hit. In the end, consoles still out-sell PC games and why retailers and developers are gear more towards consoles.

I still think Steam prices are inflated and they play the big supermarket game by doing deal price offers, rather the keep the price of their products at a set low price.
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Old 02-04-11, 07:49 AM   #4
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Wait, you mean PC gamers are spending money and paying for games? I thought we were a bunch of pirates! Goddammit, why did I buy this stupid eye-patch!?
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Old 02-04-11, 08:56 AM   #5
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Wait, you mean PC gamers are spending money and paying for games? I thought we were a bunch of pirates! Goddammit, why did I buy this stupid eye-patch!?


And to think....we here at nVNews helped them reach those numbers. I say they owe us some cash!!!
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Or at least nV News special sale! 75% off of everything for two weeks!
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These numbers are probably way wrong... they are done by a third party. I bet all they did was take MSRP and times it by the amount of users... which is no way right.
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Why do Magus troll every thread about PC gaming?

Because he is ghey thumb jockey.
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Steam is a killer platform for PC gamers. The more people that realize it, the more successful it will be.
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Steam is a killer platform for PC gamers. The more people that realize it, the more successful it will be.
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The only thing at all that comes to mind that I don't like about it is the inability to resell the licenses I buy.
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Why do Magus troll every thread about PC gaming?

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