« I analysed Steam sales data from the last month, and found that:
• The average game is selling around 1,500 units, and making around $16,000, in its first year on sale
• That's down 47% year-over-year
Full report can be found here:
Note that this is based on analyzing only the top 20% of games -- I removed the bottom 80%, as that 80% are barely making any money at all. If I had included all games released on Steam, these numbers would have been waaay more terrifying
The main takeaway for me, personally, is that developers are still pricing their games waaaay too low!
The average $15 game currently makes $35,000 in year one
The average $25 game makes $200,000 in year one!
One final note:
If you see a developer taking an Epic Exclusive deal, leave them the *fuck* alone. Look at the sales numbers above, then genuinely tell me you wouldn't take a deal over running this gauntlet. Taking an Epic deal secures your future, so get off your high horses! »
J'ai quelques griefs contre Epic, mais effectivement je peux difficilement en vouloir aux dévs, surtout indés, d'accepter leurs deals.
EDIT : sauvegarde du pdf https://files.nekoblog.org/uploads/pdf/How_well_are_PC_games_selling_on_Steam_in_2019.pdf