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Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion Sets Sales Record

Stardock announces that Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion is smashing all the company's previous sales records. They offer some details on this, including some praise for the impact of sales on Steam, clearly putting the rivalry over once having owned the competing Impulse service in the rearview:

  • The company has sold more than 100,000 copies digitally to date of Rebellion
  • The company’s internal projections factored in a large “cannibalization” percentage of its own direct sales through its web site and sales from its former digital distribution platform Impulse (now owned and operated by GameStop.)
    • Sale stats showed that Steam sales did NOT cannibalize those sales
    • Steam sales instead replaced what Stardock has usually seen via sell-in at retail

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14. Re: Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion Sets Sales Record Jul 25, 2012, 20:20 Dev
 
Beelzebud wrote on Jul 25, 2012, 20:14:
LOL Funny how Wardell sings a different tune when he can make a buck off Steam.
Yeah, I think getting rid of stardock will actually be a good thing for the company. He was never able to try steam before since he was competing, and now that he has he's probably regretting all the missed sales.

The biggest thing for matrix games I think would be that the steam sales have NOT cannibalized direct sales. There's a surprising number of steam haters in the matrix forums (although perhaps some are just fanboys defending their choice not to use steam, and since they are into very niche games they haven't tried steam much). And other very loyal customers will want to give them the maximum amount from a sale anyway, so I doubt they will lose the small number of people who buy games direct from them.
 
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