Satisfactory Sells 1.3 Million Copies; Steam vs Epic Games Store Breakdown

PCGamesN 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.”