02-04-2011 01:29 PM #1
Steam Scorches to Nearly $1 Billion in Revenue!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
We realize we're preaching to the choir here, but PC gaming is alive and well, folks. Nay, PC gaming is thriving and well. Sure, your local GameStop/Babbages likely reduced the PC game section to a sad looking rack situated between walls of console titles, but while brick and mortar store shelves are getting smaller, virtual shelves keep growing. No one knows this better than Valve, who's Steam platform raked in nearly $1 billion ($970 million) in revenue in 2010, according to Forcasting and Analyzing Digital Entertainment (FADE).
"Steam's growth has been remarkable during the year," said Benjamin Schlichter, Director of Research & Analysis. "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."
Activision's Call of Duty franchise dominated the top 2 spots with Black Ops (No. 1) pulling in $98.2 million and Modern Warfare 2 (No. 2) earning $39.4 million. Both because of the popularity of the franchise and expansion packs, Activision was the most successful publisher on Steam in 2010, raking in an estimated $153 million, FADE said.
Other titles on the top 10 list, in order from No. 3 to No. 10, including Left 4 Dead 2 ($36 million), Battlefield: Bad Company 2 ($25.4 million), Sid Meier's Civilization V ($21.9 million), Portal ($20 million), Fallout: New Vegas ($17 million), Metro 2033 ($13.4 million), Mafia II ($11.9 million), and Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II: Chaos Rising ($10.8 million).
Here's a few more !!!!!!!!!!. Good, got the bases covered.
02-04-2011 01:31 PM #2
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02-04-2011 01:42 PM #5
you'd think with all that money, gabe probably has a chair made of funyuns
02-04-2011 01:43 PM #6
02-04-2011 07:51 PM #7
Weird, according to most here, PC gaming was dead? Hmmm...Intel i5 2500k (@4.7Ghz) + XFX Radeon 7970 3GB RAM! + 16GB DDR3 RAM (STEAM/Origin: Nealon_Greene)
Elitist >> mindless peon
Yamaha 6260 - 7.1 Polks - 2 LLT subs powered by 1000W
Optoma HD20 with 123" fixed screen for movies
02-04-2011 08:24 PM #8
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02-04-2011 08:27 PM #10Currently Playing: Uncharted 3, Zelda: Skyward Sword
Back Burner: LBP2, LA Noire
Just finished: Anno 2070 (PC)
Home Theater: Panasonic PT-ae4000u, 110" Carada Brilliant White Screen, PS3
Gaming PC: I5 2500k, GTX 670, 8GB Gskill 1600 RAM, 64 GB Patriot SSD, Samsung BD Drive
02-04-2011 10:55 PM #11
The issue with this is valve is a private company so this information is speculative. I highly doubt portal made the amount of money they say this year. They did give away a ton of copies of this game this year.Waiting for the day when sales or graphics or reviews matter again.
02-09-2011 06:24 AM #12
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02-09-2011 08:53 PM #14
Why make billions when we could make........MILLIONS!You better call Kenny Loggins. 'Cause you in the DANGER ZONE!
02-10-2011 12:16 AM #15
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