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Steam Top 10

Here's Valve's list of the 10 bestselling games on Steam for the week:

  1. Borderlands 2
  2. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
  3. XCOM: Enemy Unknown
  4. Arma 2: Combined Operations
  5. FTL: Faster Than Light
  6. Torchlight II
  7. Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition
  8. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Dawnguard
  9. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Collection 3 Chaos Pack
  10. Borderlands 2 Season Pass

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34. Re: Steam Top 10 Sep 17, 2012, 16:06 Matshock
 
Prez wrote on Sep 17, 2012, 15:41:
Verno wrote on Sep 17, 2012, 11:45:
Valve has usually said that the Steam list is ordered by raw revenue, I assume its just whatever is passing through the payment processor.

That's interesting if true, because it means a game like FTL would have to sell 5 times as many units to beat a $50 game like XCOM.

That's been Gabe's contention all along- good, relatively inexpensive games outsell good expensive ones. That's in-line with microeconomics .

I think he's partially right- on the other hand the "shelf life" of an expensive AAA title may be a bit longer- i.e. when everyone has moved on from FTL people will still be buying XCOM at progressively lower price points.

PS micro was the only economics course I took that didn't turn out to be horseshit- almost everything I was taught in macro and banking has been thrown on its ear over the last several years. Good old price-demand curves still seem to work though.
 
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