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17. Re: NPD: 5% Industry Decline Feb 18, 2011, 03:22 Draugr
|RaptoR| wrote on Feb 18, 2011, 01:35:
1,160,000,000 = total revenue for the month
1,140,000,000 = excluding PC sales
20,000,000 = PC sales


wow. that's pretty dismal, even if they are skewed numbers. no wonder devs flock to consoles

To be fair, this is retail only, which the PC market has less to do with each passing day.

Recently Forbes ran an article on Gabe Newell/Valve;
"The 250-person company releases no financials but, according to Newell, is "tremendously profitable." Ed Barton, a games analyst at IHS Screen Digest, estimates that Valve's revenue in 2010 was in the "high hundreds of millions of dollars." (A 2005 FORBES story on Valve had the company grossing $70 million with a fat $55 million in operating profit.)"

And Valve/Steam is only one player in the digital market (probably the largest, though)

While there are things to consider beyond just game sales themselves, it would appear this doesn't paint a clear picture of the PC games market, unsurprisingly.

This comment was edited on Feb 18, 2011, 04:17.
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