Steam Brings in Nearly $1 Billion in Revenues in 2010

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  1. Behelit

    Behelit Master Guru

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    Top Selling Titles, by Estimated Gross Revenues in 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 USDD

    Source: http://gameinfowire.com/news.asp?nid=15556

    So who's saying PC games aren't selling
     
  2. Mkilbride

    Mkilbride Banned

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    As much as the 20 billion dollar Console industry?

    But yeah, PC gaming is quite alive.

    I love that Portal brought in Valve 20 million.

    How many people can claim a 3 year old game brings in more money than 4 newer games.

    Stuff like this makes me think Valve is rolling in the dough when I hear that HL1 from 1998 sold over 50,000 copies in one month.

    GO VALVE!
     
  3. Grim_2o0o

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    I bet VALVe are swimming in money now, with Gabe rubbing his hands together whilst laughing manically. I heard they bought a white cat with some of the cash.

    Still... I would like to hear less news of the money, and more news on that other game they make? Epilife 1/3... hafisode... some chap called, Godfrey or something... god, its been so long I've forgotten the name of it. :nerd:


    I wonder how much the whole (retail/digital delivery etc) PC gaming industry made last year then?
     
  4. scatman839

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    left 4 dead 2 and portal are proof that steam sales and highly discounted products work
     

  5. ElDiablo2K3

    ElDiablo2K3 Maha Guru

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    Valve is simply one distribution network for PC games, there are many others... and OP never compared the two... :3eyes:

    But whilst we're on the subject... I quote...

    "PC Gaming is the largest market according to a study recently conducted by research group JPR. The study goes on to conclude that the $20 billion dollar PC gaming market, predicted to rise to $34 billion by 2011, was bigger, worth more money, was growing faster and had better tech than the console market could provide."

    Source - http://kotaku.com/5093204/pc-gaming-is-the-largest-market
     
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    I'm confused, Valve is a private company and never lets out numbers for these kinds of things so where is this information coming from?
     
  7. scatman839

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    the numbers are open to publishers to release if they so please
     
  8. AbjectBlitz

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    Then other digital providers and add retail sales, not just US but for whole world and PC gaming looks perfectly healthy.
     
  9. WhiteLightning

    WhiteLightning Don Illuminati Staff Member

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    still that article is from 2008 , things have changed a bit since then.
     
  10. Veteran

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    F*** steam sales,there nothing but mind bending c****:)
     

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    For the worse? Gaming has been going down a bit since then.
     
  12. Redemption80

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    Probably not, MMO's are even more popular now, WOW:Cataclysm sold over 3million copies in the first 24hours, and ended up at 5million a month later, The Sims3 sold also sold about that, as did every overpriced expansion pack, and there are ALOT of them.

    MW2, and Black Ops sold really well on the PC, maybe not compared to the console versions, but compared to other PC games.

    PC gaming has never been so profitable, unfortunately most of it is from only a couple of genres.
     
  13. JeyNyce

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    This can't be right, PC Gaming is dying/ dead. "They" keep telling me this every year! Oh well, let me see what on sale at steam today......
     

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