Interesting announcements from EA and Valve related to digital distribution today:

  • Steam has 75 Million users
  • Origin has 50 Million users
  • Uplay had 50 Million users (as of February 2013)

It’s important to note that in addition to PC/MAC games, EA’s Origin service and Ubisoft’s Uplay  service are also tied into their console and mobile titles,  so their 50 million user totals are not just for PC/MAC.

Nintendo announced (via GamesIndustry International) that it has sold:

  • A combined 11.5 Million 3DS/3DS XL and 2DS units in the U.S.
  • They have sold 16 Million games for those systems in the same territory
  • This gives the 3DS an attach rate of 1.39 games per unit

 

According to IDC’s Worldwide Digital PC and Mac Gaming 2013-2017 Forecast:

  • PC and Mac gamer spending will be $24 billion worldwide by 2017
  • Worldwide digital PC/Mac gaming is expected to grow at a rate of four percent per year
  • Market growth will occur in the BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India and China) regions
  • Hardcore F2P games have close to a $16 ARPPU, the highest of the categories studied.

ARPPU - 2014

According to GamesIndustry.biz, Sony has now:

  • Sold through 4.2 Million PlayStation 4 consoles
  • 9.7 million PS4 games have been sold
  • This brings the current attach rate to 2.3 titles per PlayStation 4 sold

Microsoft also announced this week that:

  •  Xbox One has sold through 3 Million units to date