social network

Through Steam, players spent $ 4.3 billion in 2017, but in fact, even more

Valve, the company of Gabe Newell, is not traded on the stock exchange, and therefore its financial statements are always a secret. But the approximate order of the numbers can always be calculated thanks to the SteamSpy service, which tracks sales in the digital store Steam. According to his data, in 2017 the site raised $ 4.3 billion. And this is not a complete picture.

SteamSpy can not calculate the number of DLC sold to games and microtransactions, which are carried out through the trading platform with virtual items. And this is another significant article of online store revenue.

Last year, the revenue of Steam was estimated at $ 3.5 billion.

In addition, it is not entirely clear how Steam calculates with developers and how much revenue goes to the immediate creators of the games. After deducting these costs, Steam may have only a third of the above amount.

Back to top button