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.
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