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https://store.steamp...ar_top_sellers/

 

 

Steam has released the best sellers for mid year

 

Deadfire made it to the bronze list

 

Deadfire was released very late in this half of the year keep in mind so it was at a disadvantage from that perspective


Edited by no1fanboy, 06 July 2018 - 07:49 PM.

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I'm not sure what you can tell from that, though. It's not as if we know much about figures.



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Here are more accurate numbers: https://arstechnica....sands-of-games/

 

Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire at 203,867

 

compared to

 

Pillars of Eternity at 1,275,530

Divinity: Original Sin 2 at 1,688,895
Divinity: Original Sin - Enhanced Edition at 1,501,547


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Here are more accurate numbers: https://arstechnica....sands-of-games/

 

Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire at 203,867

 

compared to

 

Pillars of Eternity at 1,275,530

Divinity: Original Sin 2 at 1,688,895
Divinity: Original Sin - Enhanced Edition at 1,501,547

Deadfire isnt on that list though how did you get 203000?



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ah thats ok i found it
 

its on that spreadsheet they provide

 

so 2003000 sales hey

 

its only been out for 2-3 months but still thats low 

 

wonder why not selling so good?


Edited by no1fanboy, 06 July 2018 - 11:44 PM.


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I wonder how many GoG vs Steam buyers there are as far as Deadfire goes. I wouldn't be surprised if there are loads of GoG platformers, as it were.


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hope so I want them to make POE3


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Me too. Since PoE doesn't offer any multiplayer, I'd say that the numbers are pretty impressive. For Deadfire, having sold a quarter of Million copies this early, is pretty decent, before any real sales or anything. And there was the successful Fig kickstarter as well, which works a bit like a huge preorder-fest. Fingers crossed.

 

P.S. I'd love to see spin-off games as well.


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Here are more accurate numbers: https://arstechnica....sands-of-games/

Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire at 203,867

compared to

Pillars of Eternity at 1,275,530
Divinity: Original Sin 2 at 1,688,895
Divinity: Original Sin - Enhanced Edition at 1,501,547


For this to be an apt comparison you would need the sales numbers for each game at the same point in time. There is no statistical significance in comparing the current, and potentially outdated, sales numbers for Deadfire with the overall sales numbers for games that ha e been out for multiple years doesn't really tell you much.
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Here are more accurate numbers: https://arstechnica....sands-of-games/

Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire at 203,867

compared to

Pillars of Eternity at 1,275,530
Divinity: Original Sin 2 at 1,688,895
Divinity: Original Sin - Enhanced Edition at 1,501,547


For this to be an apt comparison you would need the sales numbers for each game at the same point in time. There is no statistical significance in comparing the current, and potentially outdated, sales numbers for Deadfire with the overall sales numbers for games that ha e been out for multiple years doesn't really tell you much.

 

 

True, especially when you consider that Deadfire actually caused more PoE 1 sales. PoE 1 Definitive Edition was very popular on Steam soon after Deadfire launch.


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i remember warhammer total war 2 was about 500,000 copies 3 months after release

 

that game is awesome if you havent played it 



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Do the steam sales include the backers? Because they bought the game not directly at steam, they just activated it after.


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yes it includes backers of course


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Does anybody know what Steam's "bronze" status means?

I only know that this ranking is based on revenue, not number of sold games. Edit: it was so in 2017 - no idea about 2018.

I don't know how the backer copies of the game factor in: do the pledges count towards the revenue? How does Steam know how much you pledged when it only gets a key that you use to unlock the game while the financial part is on Fig/Obsidian Backer Portal/PayPal?

Edited by Boeroer, 07 July 2018 - 10:03 AM.

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Yeah it means not platinum, gold or silver

And if you count all the platinum, gold and silver best seller there is about 50 of them

So deadfire definitely not in the top 50

Edited by no1fanboy, 07 July 2018 - 04:24 AM.


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Yeah it means not platinum, gold or silver

You don't say...

I edited my post to specify what I mean. Sorry. Maybe you want to read again.

Edited by Boeroer, 07 July 2018 - 04:30 AM.

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I dont know why you think based on revenue.

DOTA is number 1 and that game is free

And why are you trying so hard to complicate soemrhing that is so simple?

Its pretty easy. Its bronze so not in top 50

Edited by no1fanboy, 07 July 2018 - 04:33 AM.


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Because Steam says that it's based on revenue. That's not my idea. Don't know why they say that and how they determine those numbers. Maybe it's a mix of sold copies and sales figures. I have no idea and it doesn't help that Steam doesn't explain.

And because of crowdfunding it's not that simple - if Steam doesn't show how it calculated those numbers.

Hence my question.

I understand that Deadfire is not in the top 50. That part is clear. But that info itself is not very meaningful if one doesn't know how it got that ranking.

Edited by Boeroer, 07 July 2018 - 04:53 AM.

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Well like i said DoTa is platinum and it is a game that sells for free

That means it costs nothing

So i dont think these figures are based on revenue

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Dota is probably the game that makes most revenue up to TI of all games tho.


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