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STEAM Rakes In Nearly $1 Billion USD in 2010
By Hector Cortez Feb 4, 2011, 3:39 GMT
Valve\'s Steam brought in close to $1 billion USD in sales through the end 2010.
According to the analyst firm Forecasting and Analyzing Digital Entertainment, Steam, Valve's PC distribution platform, brought in close to $1 billion USD in sales through the end 2010.
Estimated revenues were estimated at $970 million USD, with December raking in an estimated $213 million USD. Valve was the 3rd largest publisher on Steam, bringing in an estimated $80 million USD in revenues, mostly from Left 4 Dead 2.
The unstoppable Call of Duty franchise claimed the top two spots with Call of Duty: Black Ops and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. During just two months on the market, Black Ops sold an estimated 1.6 million copies for just under $100 million USD. Due to the popularity of the titles and expansion packs, Activision was the #1 publisher on Steam in 2010, selling an estimated $153 million USD of content during the year.
Top Selling Titles, by Estimated Gross Revenues in 2010
1. Call of Duty: Black Ops - $98.2 Million USD
2. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 - $39.4 Million USD
3. Left 4 Dead 2 - $36.0 Million USD
4. Battlefield: Bad Company 2 - $25.4 Million USD
5. Sid Meier's Civilization V - $21.9 Million USD
6. Portal - $20.0 Million USD
7. Fallout: New Vegas - $17.0 Million USD
8. Metro 2033 - $13.4 Million USD
9. Mafia II - $11.9 Million USD
10. Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II: Chaos Rising - $10.8 Million USD