- Jun 11, 2008
Yeah! Not a war thought! It's a business! I see they want to preserve their pie. On the other hand would you invest in any shady activity? Put your life savings into the unknown is pretty dam stupid. I know Valve makes tons of profit, what do not know is why seclude yourself when you can expand.Mangue Surfer said:Translator:
"The less they know about our real numbers, the better."
Sun Tzu in his purest form.
Of course I would not tell, you are more than right on this one. But let's say you buy a theater and a cinema. Would you not tell you customers what is eveyone watching and why? What is pop and cult? What is visionary and same oh. People who gamble with their money are either stupid or very clever. I prefer the firstRvLeshrac said:The data also isn't Valve's to release. Are you going to provide us with a complete list of your investment activities? No? Would you allow a third-party to do it? No? Then why would these companies agree to allow Valve to release all of their sales data?brazuca said:Thanks for the statistic, it helps a lot. What I do not want to agree is to that men position. I'm an investor. I put money on varius projects. What this men wants is to privatize those information (sales). Soo people who invest pay for them. Soo that competition is not allowed to know how well the other guy is going. Also so that his company (steam does statistic on lot of things it's just there to anyone look) becomes more influent on that market.th155 said:For those saying that steam hasn't sold anything:
50,942 65,292 Portal 2
16,241 58,065 Counter-Strike: Source
15,982 63,963 Counter-Strike
14,321 15,905 Team Fortress 2
13,162 15,239 Sid Meier's Civilization V
9,795 26,157 Call of Duty Black Ops - Multiplayer
8,383 11,453 Left 4 Dead 2
6,757 32,432 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 - Multiplayer
First number = currently playing
Second number = max played today
Then the game, obviously
That's for steam. And currently it's off peak. On peak, you get the second number list. In total, off peak, 2,000,000 people are on steam. And just remember, I think that <50% of the people who play games on the PC own steam.
Don't get me wrong I like steam, but I love free information.