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Steam reviews/sales ratio approaching 60x for new hit games, so how do we estimate sales in 2022?
Probably the most popular way to estimate game sales on Steam is to add a certain multiplier to their review count. The problem is that the median ratio for big new releases has gone way up over time, so it is time to make some adjustments.
Valve, Devolver, and other publishers start increasing Steam prices due to new regional recommendations
Soon after Valve updated its recommended regional pricing for Steam developers, some companies started increasing the prices of their titles in different countries. Here are some notable changes that have already taken place.
Valve increases Steam recommended regional prices, with Turkey and Argentina up over 450%
Valve has improved its pricing tool for Steam to help developers better manage selling their games in different currencies. The company also updated its recommendations, with significant price increases in certain regions.
Valve says Steam’s regional pricing issue runs deeper than exchange rates, pledges to update recommendations more often
Valve has committed to updating its regional pricing recommendations for Steam developers more frequently. The company says this problem is bigger than just foreign exchange rates and should reflect different economic circumstances.
Top PC game genres on Steam: Simulation and Strategy tags still generate buzz
Game discoverability expert Simon Carless has shared some data on top Steam tags. The chart is dominated by different simulation and strategy subgenres, with platform and puzzle titles generating much less interest among PC players.
Common mistakes devs make when creating game trailers, or why gameplay should always come first
A great trailer is essential for marketing a game and getting people hooked, especially when it is the first thing the player sees on platforms like Steam. However, a lot of indie developers make common mistakes that can negatively impact wishlists and other metrics.
Steam, Epic Games Store, and more blocked in Indonesia due to non-compliance with local regulations
Last week, the Indonesian government banned several online platforms, including Steam, Epic Games Store, and Origin. It happened after the companies failed to comply with a new registration requirement.
Steam games revenue grew to $3.1 billion in first half of 2022, but analysts expect slight recession
After growing rapidly over the past two years, the Steam market is now facing a recession. Analysts expect a slight decline in games revenues on the platform in 2022 due to a number of macroeconomic factors.
Why eye-catching capsule art is essential for game’s marketing and its YouTube coverage
It is obvious that games must have great gameplay to attract players. However, eye-catching capsule art is equally or sometimes even more important than other elements in terms of marketing. It is also one of the key things that streamers look at when they decide to cover a game.