Steam rakes in nearly $1 billion in 2010

File this one under: Holy crap that is a lot of money. An analysis group, Forecasting and Analyzing Digital Entertainment, LLC (FADE) released a report that in 2010 Steam reached almost one billion dollars in revenue. Sales in December alone are estimated at $213 million, which is most likely due to the massive sale Valve put on.

Director of Research & Analysis, Benjamin Schlichter, stated, “Steam’s growth has been remarkable during the year. Over 180 titles were estimated reaching over $1 million USD in revenue for the year, painting a very healthy market for developers and publishers, with more room for growth in the future.”

The top ten titles on Steam last year are:

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops (Activision) – $98.2 Million USD
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (Activision) – $39.4 Million USD
  • Left 4 Dead 2 (Valve) – $36.0 Million USD
  • Battlefield: Bad Company 2 (Electronic Arts) – $25.4 Million USD
  • Sid Meier’s Civilization V (2K Games) – $21.9 Million USD
  • Portal (Valve) – $20.0 Million USD
  • Fallout: New Vegas (Bethesda Softworks) – $17.0 Million USD
  • Metro 2033 (THQ) – $13.4 Million USD
  • Mafia II (2K Games) – $11.9 Million USD
  • Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II: Chaos Rising (THQ) – $10.8 Million USD
  • These numbers are fairly impressive and really makes you wonder how some of these titles did on Valve’s competitors service and in retail. With retail sales still making up a significant portion of the PC buying experience, most of these titles can likely add a few more million to their numbers. It’s a strong sign not only for Valve and digital distribution, but also for PC gaming as a whole.

    Source: Blues News