Steam: Almost $1 Billion In Revenues In 2010
Posted 2 years ago By - David Slauenwhite
According to an estimate done by the Research and Analysis division of Forecasting and Analyzing Digital Entertainment, LLC (FADE); Steam brought in an estimated $970 Million USD during 2010, with December’s total rounding out at an estimated $230 Million alone. What this essentially means is that the digital distribution method of delivering PC games to players around the world which has been a hot button issue at times over the last couple of years is not only a proven method of choice but also a healthy growing market. While there are still many players whom prefer the experience of going to a brick and mortar retailer, the growth seen in 2010 in digital distribution shows where the future is leading.
Included in the release regarding this report, here’s the top selling titles by their estimated gross revenue in 2010.
Top Selling Titles, by Estimated Gross Revenues in 2010
- Call of Duty: Black Ops (Activision) - $98.2 Million USD
- Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (Activision) - $39.4 Million USD
- Left 4 Dead 2 (Valve) - $36.0 Million USD
- Battlefield: Bad Company 2 (Electronic Arts) - $25.4 Million USD
- Sid Meier’s Civilization V (2K Games) - $21.9 Million USD
- Portal (Valve) - $20.0 Million USD
- Fallout: New Vegas (Bethesda Softworks) - $17.0 Million USD
- Metro 2033 (THQ) - $13.4 Million USD
- Mafia II (2K Games) - $11.9 Million USD
- Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II: Chaos Rising (THQ) - $10.8 Million USD
We all knew the success seen for Call of Duty: Black Ops, which sold an estimated 1.6 million copies for $98.2 million USD which made Activision the #1 publisher on steam. Given all this success and these estimated numbers, I believe we’ll see even higher growth in 2011, especially with some of the anticipated titles for this year. Included of course Portal 2 from Valve which I expect will drive Steam’s sales when it’s released. Digital distribution is alive and well and growing by leaps and bounds.
Source : FADE
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