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Steam Top 10

Here's Valve's report on the bestselling titles on Steam for the past week:

  1. Arma II: Combined Operations
  2. Civilization V: Gods & Kings
  3. Endless Space
  4. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Collection
  5. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  6. The Walking Dead
  7. Command & Conquer Red Alert 3
  8. Wargame: European Escalation
  9. Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II Complete Pack
  10. Max Payne 3

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17. Re: Steam Top 10 Jul 8, 2012, 20:56 Krovven
 
Dev wrote on Jul 8, 2012, 15:55:
Krovven wrote on Jul 8, 2012, 15:41:
psst, just because someone buys Arma II for DayZ doesn't mean they will keep playing it beyond the first 15-30min.
Psst, if one RTFA on the day z news blue posted a little above they'd see this:

"Currently we're running 22,000 concurrent at full peak, and 10,000 off peak
[...]
"We now have 1000 servers. We're getting 110,000 players in a 24 hour period at the moment."



Thats not the player numbers for people buying and stopping playing after a few mins. Thats twice as good as the player numbers steam has for things like L4D2, and almost half as good as the numbers for CS.

And that has what to do with the ratio of purchases to those still playing? And how does that correlate to those that stopped playing due to controls? Nothing. Feel free to continue debating what is only a theory based on the shit controls and gameplay of the Arma series. Just like Techie's theory that people buying Arma 2 for DayZ automatically turn into people buying vanilla Arma 3.

You can hardly compare Steam numbers for L4D2 to a static 24 hr period that they are referring to in the article. L4D2 peak today (so far) was 11,365....that's PEAK unique users at a single specific point of day, that's not unique users for the whole day. Arma 2 (on Steam) is sitting at 4,723 peak.

How does this automatically translate to new fans for Arma 3 as the OP was suggesting? It doesn't, at all. People are buying the game for DayZ, not Arma.

This comment was edited on Jul 8, 2012, 21:08.
 
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