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Median revenue and player count for top free-to-play games on Steam: $1.8 million, 763k players
Unlike the mobile market, tracking downloads and revenue of free-to-play games on PC is nearly impossible due to a lack of data. But discoverability expert Simon Carless has tried to analyze the current state of the F2P segment on Steam.
Steam Deck sales could already reach 3-4 million units, with US, China, and Russia among top countries
The problem with Steam Deck is that Valve has never reported official sales figures since starting shipping its portable PC in February 2022. However, there is still some indirect data that can be used to estimate the number of owners.
41k games released on Steam over past 3 years, 50% of which made $500 or less in gross revenue
The number of games on Steam is steadily increasing every year, but most of them earn less than $1,000 in lifetime revenue. While the overall picture may seem grim, the situation is not all that bad if you take a closer look at the data.
Simon Carless on supply/demand issue and why “most games don’t sell amazingly, even good ones”
Discoverability expert Simon Carless has shared some interesting insights into why some games, even quality ones, fail commercially in today’s market. It might be due to the oversaturation of certain genres, but the issue seems to be much more complex.
Less than 10% of 200 new Nintendo Switch releases in any given month reach top 300 most downloaded games
Nintendo Switch is one of the most closed and mysterious platforms when it comes to the amount of sales data available. However, discoverability expert Simon Carless has tried to analyze the state of the platform and chances of finding success in this oversaturated market.
Why devs should treat Early Access game launch almost like full 1.0 release
Developers sometimes think of Early Access as an opportunity to warm up the audience and complete the game before the release of the 1.0 version. As discoverability expert Simon Carless points out, this mindset usually doesn’t work in practice.