reports that Satisfactory
has now sold in excess of one million copies.
They also have a breakdown from Coffee Stain Studios comparing how the building
game is selling on Steam versus the Epic Games Store. Having started as an EGS
exclusive, it has still sold more copies there, but Steam is catching up. They
have some quotes from the developer explaining why:
Satisfactory has sold
1,326,518 copies in total as of today, July 3. 958,917 of those sales have been
on Epic, and the remaining 367,601 sales have come through Steam. Epic reached
the 500k mark just under three months after launch, and Steam has reached 367k
in under a month, so the game is certainly selling faster on Valve’s platform.
Community manager Jace Varlet attributes the speedier sales on Steam to a few
main factors. First, “obviously, Steam is a goliath, so there’s just so many
more people there. That’s gonna weigh into things.” Second, Coffee Stain’s take
on building games has also enjoyed extra promotion with a 10% discount as part
of the Steam Summer Sale – the first discount on Epic happened early, but not
within the first month.
“Having said that, in my opinion, I think Steam is gonna overtake it. There’s
just more people.”
Varlet adds that there are “other things to consider: Satisfactory is a better
game now. There’s more features. It’s had one more year of exposure.”