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Steam blocks another weird trick for estimating sales

Valve have stifled another statistical technique people used to estimate Steam sales figures, one which temporarily revived the popular estimatron SteamSpy. This latest weird trick, based on Steam achievement numbers, has been cut off less than a week after game dev Tyler Glaiel--of Closure and The End Is Night fame--brought it to public attention. While such numbers are mostly useful to Jo Public for funsies…

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The 100 best-selling games on Steam in 2018 so far

We've just passed the half-way point of 2018, so Ian Gatekeeper and all his fabulously wealthy chums over at Valve have revealed which hundred games have sold best on Steam over the past six months. It's a list dominated by pre-2018 names, to be frank, a great many of which you'll be expected, but there are a few surprises in there. 2018 releases Jurassic World…

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Machinarium Has Sold Lots And Lots Of Copies

It's rather lovely when you learn of a tiny company consistently making splendid games is succeeding, rather than struggling to stay alive. Amanita Design, who RPS have championed for their witty, beautiful and smart adventure games since we launched, sent us some very interesting sales information about their robotic point-and-clicker, Machinarium [official site], after its four millionth sale.

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Sales, Statistics & Secrecy: Wadjet Respond To SteamSpy

People do seem to like numbers, don't they? Scores, sales, profits, records, comparisons, biscuits eaten, angels on the head of a pin, and other statistics I find a curious part of gaming fandom. The holy grail for numberfans is, as far as I can see, Steam sales figures. The latest site trying to guess at Steam numbers by extrapolating from what little data we can…

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Steam: King Of Witcher 2 Download Sales

The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings developers, CD Projekt, have given us the tiniest glimpse into how much Steam dominates the digital distribution market. Their lovely action RPG sold nearly a quarter of a million copies digitally since launch, with a hefty 81% of those coming from Valve's increasingly monolothic service.

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PC Game Sales: 47% Of PC Purchases Are Digital

Or so say the RPS readers anyway. I wanted to do a follow up on the polls Jim ran a few weeks ago, highlighting the results and what they say about the state of the PC nation (in short: People buy stuff on direct download! Man!). Some of them didn't require much other interpretation. Others - like the one in the header - required a…

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PC Game Sales: The Mysterious 14%

A number you might see a lot over the next few days is 14%. This is, according to the US games sales data compilers NPD, the percentage drop in PC game sales in 2008 from 2007, the market pulling in $701m. As reported by GameDaily, the figure suggests the PC has fallen in sharp contrast to the soaring figures for console sales. But of course…

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News Just In: World of Warcraft Sells Many Copies

The NPD have released their figures for US PC retail sales in 2007, as reported by GameDaily. The biggest sellers? I'm glad you asked. 1. World of Warcraft: Burning Crusade – Vivendi (Blizzard) – 2.25 million 2. World of Warcraft – Vivendi (Blizzard) – 914K 3. The Sims 2 – Electronic Arts – 534K 4. The Sims 2 Seasons Expansion Pack – Electronic Arts –…

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