Panickd wrote on Jan 20, 2014, 14:19:
Getting info from public companies is pretty easy but Valve is a private entity doesn't disclose any of it's earnings for anything other than a few vague references. How do they know what CS and TF2 are earning?
Getting data from public companies isn't pretty easy. They aggregate.
SuperData is a market research company. There are hundreds of them out there. Their job is to do research into different markets and come up with numbers. It will start with the size of the market, then drill down.
It's all estimates, because it's impossible to actually know figures unless every company involved gives them to you, and no company would ever reveal that, public or private.
This company is claiming they receive data on nearly 3 million monthly customers directly from publishers, but I highly doubt that.